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Post by bikeralw Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:26 pm

Are you as sick of them as we are?
It seems every TV programme aired after 9pm, and some even before that, are preceded by an announcement on the lines of 'flashing images, scenes of violence, strong language, animal cruelty, drug abuse, sexism,' and the catch all of 'scenes that some viewers may find offensive. This isn't only confined to fictitious drama and films, but documentaries and current affairs as well.
 On commercial channels this is repeated after every ad break. Then at the end of the programme you have the helplines for anyone affected by the content of the programme..
If that's not nanny enough, it's even spread to the radio. I sometimes listen to Radio 4 Extra, and any comedy show of the 70's or 80's such as Steptoe & Son are preceded by the warning that the following programme contains language and references that were acceptable at the time, but which some listeners may find offensive, and content may be edited..
Oh, and there was a helpline for those affected at the end...
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Post by Bilbobaggins Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:44 pm

But strangely never a warning before the evening news on telly

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Post by Gromit Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:14 pm

Nice one Bilbo!!  up!
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Post by bikeralw Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:58 pm

Or before a party political broadcast..
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Post by Bobskate Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:21 pm

In a similar way in London on some of the bus routes a couple of years ago, you would have a warning “bus about to leave “ and of it’s predictable companion “bus about to stop”. The drivers were being driven demented. I complained and I guess so did many others. It has now stopped so we can now take our lives in our hands.
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Post by breakaleg Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:00 pm

You never see one saying.
Intelligent content included in this program.
especially on I'm a celebrity get me out of here.
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Post by Gromit Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:40 pm

breakaleg wrote:You never see one saying.
Intelligent content included in this program.
especially on I'm a celebrity get me out of here.
Pete
No offense meant of course Pete, but what you just said is complete nonsense - in the literal meaning of the word!!

Think about it!  Whistle1 snigger lol4
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Post by breakaleg Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:43 pm

Everything I say is nonsense. hugegrins
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Post by Gromit Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:21 pm

breakaleg wrote:Everything I say is nonsense. hugegrins
So by definition, you are actually a clever bloke!  up!

Like it.  hugegrins
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Post by grongydong Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:07 am

Today I start my eighth decade. Over the years I have watched and listened to programmes containing loads of sex and violence swearing abusive racial and homophobic content. So far I’m absolutely amazed to say that I haven’t raped, murdered, abused,taunted or otherwise harmed anyone as far as I’m aware. I also eat meat and have been vaccinated against a variety of diseases. I realise of course that I am the only sane person left in the world!! Plenty of vacancies in my club lol😂😂😂
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Post by babian Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:20 am

So that's a "Happy Birthday " to you then?
Don't tell anyone but that makes two of us who are sane then. 
"Nice to meet you" , handshake , I've been looking for another one for a long time.

Happy birthday to you 
squash tomatoes and stew
bread and butter in the gutter
happy birthday to you.

PS. no tomatoes were harmed in that song
      the bread was gluten free
      allergy warning, butter contains full cream milk
      stew was manufactured in a nut free environment, but might contain nuts
.     and Tom still has all his toes

If you are offended in any way by this song please call, 0800 1234 5678 helpline open 24 Hrs


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Post by rgermain Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:00 am

happy birthday And many more years motor homing.
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grongydong wrote:Today I start my eighth decade. Over the years I have watched and listened to programmes containing loads of sex and violence swearing abusive racial and homophobic content. So far I’m absolutely amazed to say that I haven’t raped, murdered, abused,taunted or otherwise harmed anyone as far as I’m aware. I also eat meat and have been vaccinated against a variety of diseases. I realise of course that I am the only sane person left in the world!! Plenty of vacancies in my club lol😂😂😂
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Post by groundhog Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:17 am

Happy birthday!! lets_dance
Now you can get vaccinated against another disease quick_run
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Post by gassygassy Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:18 am

breakaleg wrote:You never see one saying.
Intelligent content included in this program.
especially on I'm a celebrity get me out of here.
Pete

You might hear that on University Challenge but never on the celebrity cooking dancing programs.
They should invite anyone who has ever heard of the celebreties to phone the TV company and let them know.
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Post by gassygassy Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:23 am

babian wrote:So that's a "Happy Birthday " to you then?
Don't tell anyone but that makes two of us who are sane then. 
"Nice to meet you" , handshake , I've been looking for another one for a long time.

Happy birthday to you 
squash tomatoes and stew
bread and butter in the gutter
happy birthday to you.

PS. no tomatoes were harmed in that song
      the bread was gluten free
      allergy warning, butter contains full cream milk
      stew was manufactured in a nut free environment, but might contain nuts
.     and Tom still has all his toes


Oh Dear, I am OFFENDED!
I was not given a warning that the following poem contains non-vegetarian products, let alone vegan-offensive items.
Now where't that Help Line number?
hugegrins  hugegrins  hugegrins

If you are offended in any way by this song please call, 0800 1234 5678 helpline open 24 Hrs
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