An 'indecent and disgraceful' film that ended up in a Manchester courtroom
The strange tale of Five Nights
Good morning Millers — the film was “a very indecent and disgraceful picture”. It was, according to one viewer quoted at the time, “the negation and antithesis of Christian morality.” It prompted a nationwide debate and led to a major court battle in Manchester. In today’s edition, we bring you the story of Five Nights, a cultural controversy that makes our lively comments section about MIF23 this weekend look exceptionally gentle.
Today’s members-only edition also includes news of a gender-based row at the People’s History Museum and a concerning update about a Kurdish journalist we met last year. Also, longtime Miller and theatregoer extraordinaire John Tucker gives you his latest Theatre Diary, which might help you book a few things for the month ahead.
Summer tales: In our ideas meeting yesterday, we talked about our lack of positive, upbeat stories in our schedule for July and August. We don’t just want to bring you pieces about things that have gone wrong or organisations descen…
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