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Masterpiece: Filth!

Masterpiece Contemporary

During the sixties, a suburban British housewife and art teacher Mary Whitehouse, starts a burgeoning grassroots campaign by simply uttering one word to describe what she was seeing on TV... filth. This word was aimed at BBC Director-General Hugh Carleton Greene, who she believes is largely responsible for indecency on television. A war of words and ideals ensues — one that still reverberates today.

Episode Info

Episode number: 38x31
Production Number: 3831
Airdate: Sunday November 16th, 2008
Special Runtime: 90 Minutes

Director: Andy DeEmmony
Writer: Amanda Coe

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Guest Stars
Alun Armstrong
As Ernest Whitehouse
Harriet Eastcott
As Female Panelist
Hugh Bonneville
As Sir Hugh Carleton Greene
Nicholas Woodeson
As Harman Grisewood
Paul Chahidi
As Sir Barnett Cocks
Ron Cook
As Lord Charlie Hill
Simon Molloy
As Male Panelist
Timothy Davies (1)
As Rev. Basil Buckland
William Beck
As David Turner
Alex Knight
As Doorman
Alistair Findlay
As Quintin Hogg
Barbara Phelps
As Mrs. Grisewood
Drew Webb
As Richard Whitehouse
Emily Hamilton
As Miss Tate
Francesca Hunt
As Elaine Carleton Greene
Frog Stone
As Miss Venables
Georgie Glen
As Norah Buckland
Greg Tanner
As Police Constable
Helen Grace
As Charlotte Daubeny
Henry Everett
As Capt. Of Greene's Team
James Scales
As Cameraman #1
James Wooley
As Bevins
Jeremy Legat
As Christopher Whitehouse
Julie Walters
As Mary Whitehouse
Louise Mardenborough
As Nubile Girl
Mark Bagnall
As Brummy Journalist
Martin Trenaman
As Cameraman #2
Melissa Walton
As Grammar Head Girl
Mike Armstrong
As Audience #1/Interloper
Mike Sherman
As House of Commons Reporter
Nicola Hollinshead
As Russian Doll Mother
Paul Westwood
As Paul Whitehouse
Richard Attlee
As Journalist
Richard James
As TV Journalist
Sarah Whitlock
As Mrs. Smallwood
Main Cast
Matthew Goode
As Host - Masterpiece Contemporary
Warning: Masterpiece season 38 episode 31 guide may contain spoilers
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