The woman mentioned in the clip was asked how she would feel if she saw two boys walking down the street holding hands. She replied:
Well it's done every day... We're living in an enlightened world aren't we.
However, some of those questioned had less tolerant views.
One older woman said:
I don't find any fault with them. I mean to say I feel it's disgusting myself, but they can't help it can they."
Another woman said:
Well, I definitely wouldn’t like it but if it happened I don’t suppose there’s much you can do about it.
While the clip suggests that public opinion on the issue of homosexuality was more divided than expected, it preceded an era of rising intolerance and anti-gay rhetoric in British society.
Thatcher's highly controversial Section 28 legislation introduced in 1988 which banned the "promotion" of homosexuality by local authorities and in Britain's schools was introduced eight years in 1988.
However, one woman in the clip who was asked how she would feel about a gay woman teaching her children replied:
Doesn’t make any difference to the teaching does it? What they do in their private lives is their own business.