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Mind Your Language

by | 11th, May 2004

‘HAVING waved goodbye to Robert Kilroy-Silk, Ron Atkinson and John Leslie in recent times, it’s occurred to us that TV is purging itself.

‘Bloody Kilroy-Silk’s moved into No.33’

It’s as if TV wants to starts again.

And no-one and no show is safe from the cull. As the Express reports, shows like Fawlty Towers and Only Fools And Horses are falling prey to the censor’s editing splice.

Words and phrases in older programmes that have now become unacceptable will be removed.

The Mail illustrates how things will progress towards enlightenment by reproducing a ‘joke’ that one viewer complained about.

In an episode of OFAH, granddad comments to Del, who is stocking up on items in case of an attack from the Russians, that he shouldn’t worry because a ‘Paki shop’ would be open in the event of a nuclear holocaust.

At the time that was deemed inoffensive, merely emblematic of the way an old duffer

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