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NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Asa posted:
iPlayer have started adding disclaimers. "The League of Gentlemen is a classic comedy which reflects the broadcast standards, language and attitudes of its time. Some viewers may find this content offensive." I appreciate it's a blanket message across the whole series but there's something a little odd at seeing it before episodes recorded in 2017.

I saw it a few days ago and have just been reminded on my Twitter timeline. Sensibly placed on the website, under the guidance section but on the iPad it feels very much a last-minute quick fix as it just uses the standard iOS alert prompt when you click to watch (with no exit button in case you strangely have a sudden change of heart!). I imagine a future update will match the website.


A commonsense answer. It gives us the choice between watching and not watching instead of robbing us of the option. Now lets see which streaming services have the guts to follow suit.
RD
RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
Asa posted:
iPlayer have started adding disclaimers. "The League of Gentlemen is a classic comedy which reflects the broadcast standards, language and attitudes of its time. Some viewers may find this content offensive." I appreciate it's a blanket message across the whole series but there's something a little odd at seeing it before episodes recorded in 2017.

I saw it a few days ago and have just been reminded on my Twitter timeline. Sensibly placed on the website, under the guidance section but on the iPad it feels very much a last-minute quick fix as it just uses the standard iOS alert prompt when you click to watch (with no exit button in case you strangely have a sudden change of heart!). I imagine a future update will match the website.


Why was that not an option for Little Britain? Why is the message ok for some shows yet others get removed?
Central News South January 9th 1989 - December 3rd 2006
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It is rather fascinating that a show that I could watch, and have previously watched, on Britbox and iPlayer, and was also available on DVD from Amazon, less than a week ago, has now been completely removed from all three sites (the DVD listings seem to have been deleted).

The sketches I found most revolting in Little Britain were Gary and Jason (the David Walliams character in the first series who's in love with his friend's grandmother).


Its not just amazing its terrifying at the speed at how programmes can be cleared. Its as if Britbox et al are saying "lets pretend they were never there... Wrong idea



Its like ITV with Jezza Kyle show. Removed off tv quicker than you can fill in a benefits claim form, all traces removed from the hub, ITV2, the offical youtube channel and other social media. As if it all never existed.


Reminds me of of NBC wiped every remnant of Conan O'Brien's brief tenure as host of The Tonight Show
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
They put his suit alongside a couple other pieces in a display case at the Race Through New York ride at Universal Orlando.

It’s a small thing, but it shows they haven’t covered it up completely.
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Yes I forgot about that.

18 days later

KE
kernow
Channel 5 is showing a repeat of a clip show next week which features content from Little Britain, so it looks like recent events may not have much of an effect on repeats of clip shows which feature material from shows such as Little Britain, unless they've decided that the clips in this particular programme are still suitable for broadcast.

COMEDY: Utterly Outrageous X-Rated Comedy
On: Channel 5
Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020 (starting in 9 days)
Time: 00:05 to 01:00 (55 minutes long)

Sex. Series 1, episode 1.
Jennifer Saunders narrates a history of controversial comedy. The first episode looks back on Little Britain, Lily Savage, and an infamous Christmas episode of Men Behaving Badly, as well as stand-up performances by Sarah Millican and Steve Coogan. Featuring contributions from comedian Katy Brand, columnist Grace Dent, and Rev Richard Coles.
(Repeat, Subtitles, 2019)

Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Katy Brand, Grace Dent, Rev Richard Coles

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Marked By: 'Reminder: Utterly Outrageous X-Rated Comedy' marker
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=231800

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Channel 5 is showing a repeat of a clip show next week which features content from Little Britain, so it looks like recent events may not have much of an effect on repeats of clip shows which feature material from shows such as Little Britain, unless they've decided that the clips in this particular programme are still suitable for broadcast.

COMEDY: Utterly Outrageous X-Rated Comedy
On: Channel 5
Date: Wednesday 29th July 2020 (starting in 9 days)
Time: 00:05 to 01:00 (55 minutes long)

Sex. Series 1, episode 1.
Jennifer Saunders narrates a history of controversial comedy. The first episode looks back on Little Britain, Lily Savage, and an infamous Christmas episode of Men Behaving Badly, as well as stand-up performances by Sarah Millican and Steve Coogan. Featuring contributions from comedian Katy Brand, columnist Grace Dent, and Rev Richard Coles.
(Repeat, Subtitles, 2019)

Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Katy Brand, Grace Dent, Rev Richard Coles

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Marked By: 'Reminder: Utterly Outrageous X-Rated Comedy' marker
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=231800

Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.



A possible return to common sense hopefully. If not then its another undeserved victory for the cotton-wool brigade.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well if C5 edit them out they'll probably be able to pass it off as a new programme again.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
We'll have to wait and see. Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best
FL
Flux London London
I think including clips in an archive show like this is a completely different situation to having episodes freely available on streaming platforms. Not that I’m condoning the removal of episodes from streaming platforms outright (I think a warning/disclaimer is enough), but including clips with context in clip shows shouldn’t be part of the same argument and I’d be very surprised if anything is removed from this repeat.
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Flux posted:
I think including clips in an archive show like this is a completely different situation to having episodes freely available on streaming platforms. Not that I’m condoning the removal of episodes from streaming platforms outright (I think a warning/disclaimer is enough), but including clips with context in clip shows shouldn’t be part of the same argument and I’d be very surprised if anything is removed from this repeat.


You make a very good point Flux and I hope you're right but what my concern is that it will be a case once again of the the cotton-wool brigade shrieking "stuff the content its wrong to show any of it under any circumstances"
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
Are we really debating whether a show about controversial TV shows will debate whether to show something controversial?

Considering how often these shows clutch at straws, they're probably thankful for the added notoriety.

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