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Now UKTV will RESTORE the episode "Don't Mention War" by Fawlty Towers


A racist-language episode of Fawlty Towers was put back on UKTV after the streaming site stopped it yesterday.

The episode titled The Germans – in good memory for the line "Don't mention war" – will return to the platform with warnings highlighting "potentially offensive content and language," the organization said.

UKTV, which is owned by BBC Studios, had temporarily left The Germans unavailable while it was reviewing it.

A racist-language episode of Fawlty Towers was put back on UKTV after the streaming site removed it because it contained "racist insults".

The decision to remove it was criticized by John Cleese, who played the misanthropic hotel owner Basil Fawlty in the series.

UKTV's statement says: “We already offer viewers some of our classic comedy titles, but recognize that our archive comedy may require more contextual information. Therefore, we will add additional instructions and warnings to the front of the programs to highlight potentially inappropriate content and language.

& # 39; We will use Fawlty Towers again as soon as these additional guidelines have been added that we expect in the coming days.

"We will continue to review what content is offered, as we have always done."

The decision to remove it was criticized by John Cleese, who played the misanthropic hotel owner Basil Fawlty in the series

The episode contains scenes showing the Major Gowen character (pictured) in offensive language about the West Indies cricket team

The decision to remove it was criticized by John Cleese (left), who played the misanthropic hotel owner Basil Fawlty in the series. The episode contains scenes that show the character of Major Gowen (right) in offensive language about the West Indies cricket team

On Friday, Cleese told The Age newspaper: “When you put nonsensical words in the mouth of someone you want to make fun of, you don't send out their views, but about them.

& # 39; The major was an ancient fossil that was left over decades ago.

"We didn't support his views, we made fun of them.

"If you can't see that when people are too stupid to see what can you say?"

He said there was "a really admirable feeling that we need to make our society less discriminatory," but said: "Many of those in charge at the BBC just want to keep their jobs.

"When a few people get excited, they calm them down instead of asserting themselves as they would have done 30 or 40 years ago."

The episode was first broadcast in 1975 and sees Basil Fawlty in front of a group of Germans who call "not to mention war".

The BBC removed Little Britain (pictured) this week, and Netflix cleaned Noel Fieldings The Mighty Boosh and The League Of Gentlemen of Black Lives Matter after the protesters' outcry

The BBC removed Little Britain (pictured) this week, and Netflix cleaned Noel Fieldings The Mighty Boosh and The League Of Gentlemen of Black Lives Matter after the protesters' outcry

On Wednesday, Ant and Dec apologized to their Twitter followers for masquerading as "people with color" during Saturday night's "comedy" sketches (pictured)

On Wednesday, Ant and Dec apologized to their Twitter followers for masquerading as "people with color" during Saturday night's "comedy" sketches (pictured)

It also includes scenes that depict the Major Gowen character in offensive language about the West Indies cricket team.

The major says, "The strange thing was that all morning she called the Indians N ***** s." He adds: "No, no, no, no," I said, "n ***** s are West Indians, these people are w ** s".

Which shows and films have been drawn so far?

  • Little Britain
  • Come fly with me
  • The mighty Boosh
  • Men's League
  • Blown by the wind
  • Fawlty Towers (German episode only)

"No, no, no," she said, "all cricketers are N ***** s."

The show also sees that Mr. Fawlty appears surprised when he is treated by a black doctor in the hospital.

The result is the latest in a series of classic programs selected by streaming sites.

HBO Max temporarily removed the Gone With The Wind civil war episode in 1939 for its "racist portrayals".

Little Britain has been removed from the iPlayer because, according to the BBC, times have changed since the comedy was first broadcast.

The series with David Walliams and Matt Lucas has recently come under fire due to the use of Blackface in some sketches.

A BBC spokeswoman said: & # 39; We are already offering guides for some of our classic comedy titles, but we are aware that our archive comedy may require more contextual information. Therefore, we will add additional instructions and warnings to the front of the programs highlighting potentially inappropriate content and languages.

"We will continue to review what content is offered, as we have always done."

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