https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/arti ... rning.html
Old sitcoms. Apparently repeats on a new streaming service will carry warnings about language etc.
Right, aside from a few factual errors (that's not Warren Mitchell in the picture, but Simon Day in a recent reworking), he makes a great deal of the fact that we're supposed to be laughing at bigoted characters rather than with them, before undermining that argument by saying that part of his love of such programmes is seeing "what they couldn't get away with today". So yes, he's getting a kick from people saying paki and poof.
I do agree with him that, especially in period dramas, characters displaying rather modern attitudes can be grating. But let's face it, queen Victoria as the rancid old arsehole she was in real life, as opposed to a delightful young gel sticking it to those crusty old men, isn't going to pull in the viewers.
Oh, and apparently sumo wrestling at weddings is the latest utterly ridiculous fad. Only for the last 20 years or so, along with all manner of other attractions and diversions. He still seems to be stuck in the local pub's function room with the mobile DJ playing Black Lace.
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."