“Don’t mention war!” Episode of cult comedy Fawlty Towers cleaned up in the purge of “racism” – RT UK News

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    L'épisode le plus célèbre d'une sitcom des années 1970, se moquant d'un hôtel britannique traitant de touristes allemands, a été arraché à un service de streaming géré par la BBC au milieu d'une censure contre tout ce qui pourrait être considéré comme «raciste».

"Les Allemands" était l'un des douze épisodes de Fawlty Towers, une comédie avec John Cleese (de la renommée de «Monty Python») dans le rôle de Basil Fawlty, le malheureux propriétaire d'un hôtel en difficulté dans le Devon, qui présentait la punchline mémorable, "Ne parle pas de la guerre!"

British media reported on Thursday that it had been removed from BBC UKTV streaming service.

No official reason was given. The episode, which aired for the first time in 1975, includes scenes in which the character of Cleese shows fanaticism against a black doctor and a regular guest of the hotel using “Very strong racist language”about cricketers, according to the Guardian. The latter scene was censored by many broadcasters, but not by Netflix. The remaining eleven episodes remain available.

“Fawlty Towers” joins the list of other British shows drawn in recent weeks ” racism “ concerns – which have spread to the UK after violent protests across the United States over the death of George Floyd, an African-American Minnesotan killed by Minneapolis police.



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