BBC remove Fawlty Towers' iconic 'Don't Mention The War' episode from UKTV streaming site

6/12/2020 10:12:00 PM

Fawlty Towers' iconic 'Don't Mention The War' episode removed from UKTV streaming site

Fawlty Towers' iconic 'Don't Mention The War' episode removed from UKTV streaming site

BBC have removed an iconic episode of Fawlty Towers that coined the phrase “Don’t mention the war” from the streaming site UKTV. The streaming service which is owned by the Corporation, have decide…

The streaming service which is owned by the Corporation, have decided to take down the episode that also features racial terms.Credit: Alamy"However, we regularly review our programmes, and make edits, add warnings and make schedule changes where necessary to ensure that our channels meet the expectations of our audience."

A spokesman from UKTV did not specify exactly why the episode had been taken downThe original broadcast, which featured character Major Gowen, who stayed at the hotel regularly, was using racist language in reference to an anecdote regarding the West Indies cricket team.

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Fawlty Towers fans furious as BBC removes iconic 'Don't Mention The War' episode from UKTVFAWLTY TOWERS has seen one of its episodes culled from online streaming site UKTV in the wake of 'classic' TV show scrutiny of historic racism amid the Black Lives Matter protests.

Fawlty Towers 'Don't mention the war' episode removed from UKTVBBC-owned streaming service takes down episode that also features racial references Luckily I have them all a DVD. And that’s my favourite episode. Clearly no sense of irony /self parody at UKTV . THIS EPISODE ACTUALLY TOOK THE PISS OUT OF XENOPHOBES This is bollocks

Fawlty Towers episode pulled from streaming service due to 'racial slurs'The episode features a goose-stepping John Cleese and another character who speaks offensively about the West Indies cricket team. The uk snowflake population is growing Madness andyboyrfc

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Liam Llewellyn Invalid Date, BBC have removed an iconic episode of Fawlty Towers that coined the phrase “Don’t mention the war” from the streaming site UKTV.for details of your data protection rights.It also included a scene where regular guest Major Gowen, uses very strong racist language in relation to an anecdote about the West Indies cricket team.It also included a scene where regular guest Major Gowen, uses very strong racist language in relation to an anecdote about the West Indies cricket team.

The streaming service which is owned by the Corporation, have decided to take down the episode that also features racial terms. 4 Fawlty Towers has been removed from BBC-owned UKTV Credit: Alamy This is the latest “classic” British TV show to be removed from a streaming service owned by the BBC, as broadcasters continue to re-assess old British television content.  The BBC-owned platform UKTV has announced it has taken a particular episode, titled The Germans, off the streaming service as it contains"racial slurs". A spokesperson for UKTV repeatedly refused to clarify why the programme had been removed, or whether the decision was permanent: “We aren’t commenting on individual titles. So far, this is the only episode of Fawlty Towers to have been removed. "However, we regularly review our programmes, and make edits, add warnings and make schedule changes where necessary to ensure that our channels meet the expectations of our audience.  The episode has also been removed from the channel Gold's boxset, but there is still one way fans can watch the episode." The episode in question showed John Cleese as Basil Fawlty yelling the famous phrase while goose-stepping around a Torquay hotel. Fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the removal of which many branded an"iconic" episode, and there appeared to be many concerns over what's next for"traditional entertainment".

4 A spokesman from UKTV did not specify exactly why the episode had been taken down Credit: BBC The reason as to why the company stopped streaming the episode in question, which ended with Cleese’s character making remarks about the second world war to a German family, is still up in the air.  Cleese described the move as"stupid", telling The Age newspaper the episode was a critique of racial attitudes. One explained:"The whole point about the Fawlty Towers 'Don’t mention the war' episode is it simultaneously mocks the British obsession with WW2 while understanding where the urge to mention it springs from. The original broadcast, which featured character Major Gowen, who stayed at the hotel regularly, was using racist language in reference to an anecdote regarding the West Indies cricket team. Since then many broadcasters removed the slurs, but it can still be heard in the version currently streaming on Netflix.  One fan said:" It's the one of THE very best to come out of British Comedy with fine actors and actresses. This Fawlty Towers episode in question was first broadcast in 1975, also features Cleese’s bigoted character who was in hospital and was shocked when he was treated by a black doctor. This is f*****g ridiculous. The 11 other episodes of Fawlty Towers remain available to stream on UKTV’s paid on-demand service." DON'T MISS.

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