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    I remember someone saying not sure what show it was in put a postman comes to the door and the fella answered thats black mail.

    And im sure a lot of monty python could not be shown or the black minstrels.

    Been watching a lot of in sickness and in health on youtube as it wont be shown on itv or bbc antime soon.

    DIDNT REALISE ONLY FOOLS HAD CLOSE TO THE BONE JOKES.

    Quote Originally Posted by richard1978 View Post
    only fools & horses seemed to tone down the close to the bone jokes as it went on.

    In sickness & in health seemed lot tamer than the original till death do us part, with alf being far more of a bufoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    There are already several editions of Top Of The Pops which do not get reshown due to the host...
    When BBC Four started to show the episodes in 2011, Savile was still alive and didn't die until October of that year, and so I believe that they still showed the 1976 and 1977 episodes with him in them right up until 2012 when the allegations came to light. As I said before, there were more "guests" who were in disgrace rather than presenters - Savile was the most prominent presenter and Glitter was the most prominent artiste to be banned because of what they did. Boybands like Take That in the mid 1990s were often being "out of bounds" almost for a pre-watershed audience probably wouldn't even bat the eyelids or any Mary Whitehouse observer by then.

    Regarding Minipops (as I mentioned in the thread I started a few weeks ago), the attitude towards the public when it came to the tastelessness of the programme has remained the same in the past 36 years. The parody of Channel 4 circa 1983 was not to show too many populist TV programmes as their ITV and BBC 1 counterparts did - it they wanted to show a programme about trainspotting, Health and Safety or dry cleaning in peak time, then so be it.

    And Warren Mitchell used to say about Till Death that someone came up to him and say "I love that show where you have a go at the coons" - Mitchell replied back, "actually, we're having a go at idiots like you".

    That Million Years PC night that BBC 2 did circa 1998 is an ideal textbook example of programmes over the years that probably wouldn't be seen again due to one thing and another - the obvious suspects of Benny Hill; Mind Your Language (Meera Syal being a Talking Head on it); Rising Damp and others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    .......Frank Spencer covered in black tar in an episode of Some Mothers was not suitable for repeats anymore.
    There was a TV drama, 'Waterloo Sunset', starring Patricia Hayes, playing an old lady who meets a black guy and he invites her home for tea. Too blend in she covers her face in boot polish

    No mention Googling the drama, but must have been early seventies

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    Spike Milligan in brown face as an Indian man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Spike Milligan in brown face as an Indian man...
    At least in Curry & Chips he was supposed to be half Irish.
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    There's a Two Ronnies sketch where Ronnie Barker impersonates Cleo Laine. I think he also did Tina Turner as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    I remember someone saying not sure what show it was in put a postman comes to the door and the fella answered thats black mail.

    And im sure a lot of monty python could not be shown or the black minstrels.

    Been watching a lot of in sickness and in health on youtube as it wont be shown on itv or bbc antime soon.

    DIDNT REALISE ONLY FOOLS HAD CLOSE TO THE BONE JOKES.

    Talking about Monty Pyton Darren, what with all the news about John Cleese, I bet Fawlty Towers would be another

    I know john and Connie wrote Fawlty Towers close to the bone that he upsett many people from a few Country's but I'd not say John wa Rasic, but like his behaviour now it is on that border-line

    Just about anything now has had to be watered down and nearly going on 95% of all the old shows us DYR Fans love would not survive. I am suprised (and happy that though Birds Of A Feather is a bit watered down) that it has not been curtailed for gloryfying Prisoners and people who make money from Robbies as did Garth and Chris way back in 89 when it began (not though I am saying i approve of it mind) but it made for realistic comedy even though it is what it is

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    YES THIS FAMOUS SCENE COULD BE SAID TO BE CLOSE TO THE BONE WITH BASIL.

    https://youtu.be/yfl6Lu3xQW0

    BIRDS OF A FEATHER I DIDNT THINK WAS THAT BAD CERTAINLY IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS TILL DEATH DO US PART WHICH IVE BEEN WATCHING WAS SURPRISED TO SEE UNA STUBBS IN IT.

    A FEW THINGS ALF SAYS NO WAY WOULD U HEAR THAT ON TV TODAY.






    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    Talking about Monty Pyton Darren, what with all the news about John Cleese, I bet Fawlty Towers would be another

    I know john and Connie wrote Fawlty Towers close to the bone that he upsett many people from a few Country's but I'd not say John wa Rasic, but like his behaviour now it is on that border-line

    Just about anything now has had to be watered down and nearly going on 95% of all the old shows us DYR Fans love would not survive. I am suprised (and happy that though Birds Of A Feather is a bit watered down) that it has not been curtailed for gloryfying Prisoners and people who make money from Robbies as did Garth and Chris way back in 89 when it began (not though I am saying i approve of it mind) but it made for realistic comedy even though it is what it is

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    It's interesting how sub-political Till Death was - Garnett being a staunch Conservative, while Stubbs's character and "future Blair father in law" Booth's were, not surprisingly, Labour supporters.

    And then we get the Stand Up and Be Counted episode of Rising Damp, with Labour candidate who had a namesake with MP Tom Pendry.
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    This, although it struggled back then and only lasted one series due to poor content.


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