Only Fools and Horses slapped with ‘racist’ warning by BritBox bosses09/06/2021
Nicholas Lyndhurst on filming classic Only Fools on Horses
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BritBox has just made Only Fools and Horses available to subscribers to celebrate 40 years of the show. However, the streaming service, owned by the BBC and ITV, has slapped a warning on the much-loved comedy with five episodes being flagged for containing “offensive racial language”.
The website has added seven seasons and two Christmas specials to the platform.
BritBox has slapped censor warnings onto five episodes of the classic comedy.
They include The Russians Are Coming in season one where Del Boy (played by David Jason) constructed a nuclear fallout shelter with Rodney Trotter (Nicolas Lyndhurst) and Grandad (Leonard Pearce).
Season two’s The Yellow Peril focussed on the Trotter family decorate a Chinese takeaway has also been censored.
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Viewers are warned: “Contains some offensive racial language of the time.”
In The Russians are Coming, Grandad said a “P**i” shop would remain open in the event of a nuclear attack.
While in The Yellow Peril, east Asians are portrayed as a danger to the West.
Warnings have been placed on Who’s A Pretty Boy Then? from season three as well as season four’s Happy Returns and Hole In One.
Marlene Boyce star Sue Holderness has defended the show following BritBox’s warning.
There have been people saying you could never make Only Fools And Horses now.
“That it was racist. It wasn’t remotely racist,” she told the Daily Star.
“Del and Rodney and all that community – there wasn’t a racist ounce in their body.”
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BritBox previously noted: “Programming on the service that contains potentially sensitive language or attitudes of their era have carried appropriate warnings since our launch in November 2019 to ensure the right guidance is in place for viewers who are choosing to watch on-demand.”
Classic Coronation Street episodes and Vicar of Dibley have both been slapped with warnings over discriminative language.
Meanwhile, Call the Midwife was hit with a “woke” warning over “distressing childbirth” scenes.
Elsewhere, Only Fools and Horses fans have been enjoying watching episodes of the classic comedy on Gold as the series celebrates its 40th anniversary.
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One tweeted: “Can’t believe Only Fools and Horses is 40 years old. Best TV Sitcom ever made. Wouldn’t get away with half the stuff done or said in it now but what a show. Will never be beaten. #OnlyFoolsAndHorses.”
“Watching #OnlyFoolsandHorses The Jolly Boys Outing what an iconic episode this is
@goldchannel,” another wrote.
A third said: “Have you ever watched anything as much as #OnlyFoolsAndHorses that’s never got boring the casting, writing, producing, directing were genius.”
“Doesn’t matter how many times I watch it…John Sullivan was an absolute genius #OnlyFoolsAndHorses #OnlyFoolsAndHorses40,” someone else shared.
A fifth added: “Best comedy of all time and I don’t want to hear any different #OnlyFoolsAndHorses.”
Gold, the nation’s favourite comedy channel, will be celebrating 40 years of Only Fools and Horses throughout September starting from the 8th by airing every episode of the classic comedy on weeknights and weekends. Only Fools and Horses is available to stream on BritBox.
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