Isabel Quigly

offended almost to tears and then to weeks of coldness and complaint by a scene in Kevin Brownlow’s It Happened Here (1963) , in which a National Front member – a ‘real’ person, not an actor – spewed out his own passionately anti-Semitic opinions; newspapers shutting down without warning, as the News Chronicle did, leaving its well-liked film man Paul Dehn high and dry (though not for long), to our

in British cinema of the 1950s
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Robert Mackay

felt and behaved in response – is the main consideration here, the focus of this chapter will be on the last of these, the propaganda products of the Government and its proxies in the form of speeches, posters, advertisements, pamphlets, films and broadcasts. But first, some consideration, further to that given in Chapter 2, needs to be given to the news of the war as it reached the public via newspapers, radio bulletins and newsreels. It will be recalled that during the Phoney War the hapless news editors of the newspapers, the BBC and the newsreel companies were

in Half the battle
Alison Lewis

– and for the first time such stories were readily available, through the diversification of literary markets, and the plethora of newspaper and print media that began to report on contemporary trials and curious cases. Middle-class and petit-bourgeois publics were keen to consume thrilling and shocking stories of crime and sexuality in newspapers and novels. They did so, and as a result these publics grew more literate and discerning, which in turn compelled writers to invent novel ways of presenting the strange but real cases. On the one hand, authors whose

in A history of the case study
The discourse of spirits in Enlightenment Bristol
Jonathan Barry

, Richard Giles. The girls suffered tormenting fits, saw visions, had crooked pins stuck into them, and became the mouthpieces of a diabolic spirit. Giles also fell ill and died. The family suspected witchcraft, and resorted to a cunning-woman for an eventual cure, but for one section of the Bristol intelligentsia with Methodist leanings the case was one of direct satanic possession and was to be dealt with through prayer. The three main sources are the diaries of a Bristol accountant named William Dyer, a series of newspaper letters during early 1762 and a narrative

in Beyond the witch trials
Owen Davies

remained ‘some vestiges of this credulity, it will be undermined by this disclosure: newspapers and time will do the rest’. 13 In 1911, Charles Lancelin, a prolific author on the subject of the occult, posed the question, ‘At the present time, do country folk still believe in witchcraft?’ The answer was, ‘Yes – in various degrees’. 14 It was not so much the belief in witchcraft which annoyed Lancelin but the activities of those

in Witchcraft Continued
Mia-Marie Hammarlin

safe. When the reporting was at its most intense, her partner slept with a baseball bat at the side of the bed. Maja Lundgren, for her part, did not have direct death threats levelled against her; but in the newspapers people speculated that she might be so mentally unstable that she could be considered a danger to her own life. She personally experienced the media scrutiny as threatening in itself. ML: It’s a feeling that one is about to be killed, sort of. I: A feeling that one is about to be killed? ML: Yes, one grows sort of weak at the knees and such things

in Exposed
Mary Warnock, embryos and moral expertise
Duncan Wilson

‘rights’ of laboratory animals.44 While they had barely criticised animal experiments for most of the twentieth century, newspapers and some politicians now called for stricter legislation and condemned scientists for performing vivisection when alternatives existed. James Callaghan’s Labour government responded to this controversy by issuing a charter for animal protection, entitled Living Without Cruelty, and pledging to reduce the number of animal tests.45 In line with its belief that different stakeholders should have a say in the development of public policies, it

in The making of British bioethics
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The clergy and emigration in practice
Sarah Roddy

order was starkly demonstrated by a competition held by the south Ulster newspaper The Anglo-Celt in 1901–02. An offer of a gold medal and 20 silver medals for the volunteer ‘patriots’ who prevented or postponed the most departures over the year attracted only one response, from a Fermanagh man whose paltry four stay-at-homes were themselves awarded silver medals for their troubles.2 However, the belief that clergymen had the power to i­ nfluence indi­­ vidual emigration decisions had considerable currency in nineteenthcentury Ireland. Radical constitutional and

in Population, providence and empire
A lost epic of the reign of Victoria
Jude Cowan Montague

project. Despite describing himself as a patriotic republican he expressed respect for the British monarch as the head of his nation state. 3 Research for the film drew on illustrated newspapers of Victoria’s reign. Julian Wylie, Samuelson’s older brother, described how he, Samuelson and Barker had visited the second-hand bookshops on Charing Cross Road, where ‘we got volumes of the illustrated papers of

in The British monarchy on screen
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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

, known as a loyal, proud, and correct woman. Now they stare at her and no longer want to ride in the lift with her. They avoid or attack her. Friends desert her. Acquaintances make statements about her being a shady character. Anonymous men call her at night and breathe heavily into the receiver. The newspaper’s obsession with the crime Blum has supposedly committed – before the murder, that is; throughout the novel, she is accused of harbouring a fugitive from justice – gives rise to inventive interpretations of the statements made by the people around her. When Blum

in Exposed