Sit­com fave too racist by Half for BBC

Midweek Sport - - AGONY SPECIAL -

TELLY favourite

will never be re­peated af­ter BBC bosses deemed it too racist for mod­ern view­ers.

The sit­com, about a Bri­tish Army con­cert party in In­dia and Burma in the Sec­ond World War, was a mas­sive hit dur­ing the 1970s.

But the Beeb have de­cided the se­ries, writ­ten by cre­ators David Croft and Jimmy Perry, is too of­fen­sive to be shown.

A BBC source said: “The word has gone out that will never be shown in fu­ture on the chan­nel.

“The cen­sors feel the un­der­tone of racism and catty re­marks about dif­fer­ent races and re­li­gions has no place on BBC chan­nels.” fea­tur­ing gags at the ex­pense of In­di­ans, the Burmese and Ja­panese, at­tracted 15 mil­lion view­ers at its peak.

But the show, which starred Melvyn Hayes

Wind­sor Davies and Don Estelle, has now been re­moved from lists of shows ready for re­runs.

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