Sitcom fave too racist by Half for BBC
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.