Tuesday 24 April 2012

It Aint Arf Gone Down The Memory Hole

It Ain't Half Hot Mum will never be screened again as BBC deem it too racist for modern society It attracted audiences of around 15 million at its peak, but it controversially made jokes about the cultural differences between the Indian, Burmese and Japanese. It was put on a short list by the BBC as a TV show that could be possibly be repeated as a rerun, but it has since been removed. A TV source told the Daily Express: 'The word has gone out the series of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum will never be shown in the 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.' They added: 'When the series was aired in the Seventies it was a different time, and the notions and sympathies of modern cultural Britain were a long way away.' The show was written and created by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, the people behind Dad's Army, and 'Allo 'Allo! It was set in British India and was about the adventures of a Royal Artillery Concert Party. The show courted controversy in its heyday for having Rangi Ram, an Indian character, played by a white actor, Michael Bates. Co-writer Jimmy Perry said, last year: 'It’s without doubt the funniest series David Croft and I wrote. It’s also the show we’re not allowed to talk about.' Offensive: Michael Bates, right caused controversy for being a white actor playing the role of Indian-born Rangi Ram http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...n-society.html Add to Technorati Favorites

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