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Posted by: Ame Solitaire
Posted by: charlesheld

The "nudity" warning for Ruth Davenport's headless corpse was interesting.

Was there one for Major Briggs Missed matched head and nude body in episode 1?

There was a nudity warning for Ep 1 but it was for Tracey's derrière and side-boob.  I don't think they showed Briggs's business.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 8:49 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

I worked on a comic book, years ago, on which we placed a warning:

Contains nudity, violence, bad language and smoking.

I was a 40 a day smoker at the time but the tide had already turned against the habit so I thought I'd make a point of it, just to be a wise ass.

Over here, back before we had multiple channels, one of the stations, Channel 4, used to place a red triangle in the corner of the screen of any show that contained sex, violence and stuff like that.  Of course, their viewing figures went up for the red triangle shows but in general, British TV is relaxed about such stuff, provided it's shown after 9pm.  Even back in the 1970s, full nudity was shown on telly.  Not often, and you can bet that some people got annoyed about it, but by and large, nobody really cared.

I don't think - note, think - content warnings are mandatory here, at least on terrestrial stations, except for the flashing images warning, which is, after all, potentially a health hazard for some.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

My last visit to London (94') I was impressed with how broad-minded the telly was-three weeks meant I didn't have to scurry and could mitigate tourist sites heavily by staying in Brixton....Guitar shops were given two days-could only fit a Fuzz Face in the luggage...sorely tempted by a Sound City 50w tube head...a man can't eat eggs and chips for 9 days....

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Posted : 09/08/2017 9:00 pm
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Those old Sound City heads are extremely popular and valuable.  Damn shame you couldn't get one.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 10:54 pm
(@elad-repooc)
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

It's arbitrary but enforceable in law.  Ofcom can fine or suspend a broadcast license for anyone not following it.

Anyhow, at least parents know when there's likely to be something they don't want their kids to watch.  Saying that, I wouldn't want my kids watching stuff like Corrie or Eastenders.

In the very rare times I've caught a glimpse of EastEnders in recent years, it seems to mainly consist of people getting very angry/upset with each other. 

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Posted : 10/08/2017 2:11 am
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Posted by: Ric Bissell
Posted by: laughingatsky

When I watch the episodes on Now TV, they always start with a warning. Sometimes it just says "this episode contains flashing images". 

Hi sky,

Flashing lights can easily trigger convulsions in an epileptic.  🙁

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Good point.

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Posted : 10/08/2017 2:12 am
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

Coronation Street.  A long running, much loved British soap that perpetuates negative stereotypes about working class people from the north of England, much as Eastenders does the same for Londoners.

I hate them both with a passion and as long as there's a breath in my body, my children will not be allowed to watch 'em.

Good! All around me, people watch 'soaps'. Watching 'Neighbours' as a child was enough for me. At least that was light and fun. British soaps teach you that:

Misery is the norm

We should all argue lots and loudly

There are no true moments of lovely coincidence or wonderment

Happiness is short lived (that 'happy' marriage is soon to be decimated via an affair)

Murder happens right in our street, fairly often. And sometimes it can be ok

Shit acting is acceptable

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Posted : 10/08/2017 2:42 am
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Posted by: Chris Sampson

I know we live in the age of Generation Snowflake, but does anyone really switch off because of these warnings?

Nope, quite the contrary, dear Watson, It makes them switch on.

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Posted : 10/08/2017 2:44 am
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Posted by: Ruskinowl
Posted by: SamXTherapy

Coronation Street.  A long running, much loved British soap that perpetuates negative stereotypes about working class people from the north of England, much as Eastenders does the same for Londoners.

I hate them both with a passion and as long as there's a breath in my body, my children will not be allowed to watch 'em.

Good! All around me, people watch 'soaps'. Watching 'Neighbours' as a child was enough for me. At least that was light and fun. British soaps teach you that:

Misery is the norm

We should all argue lots and loudly

There are no true moments of lovely coincidence or wonderment

Happiness is short lived (that 'happy' marriage is soon to be decimated via an affair)

Murder happens right in our street, fairly often. And sometimes it can be ok

Shit acting is acceptable

There are a lot of people who got the idea that the way people behave on Stenders and Corrie is how you should be.  Plenty of 'em round here.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 10/08/2017 6:47 am
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Posted by: laughingatsky

When I watch the episodes on Now TV, they always start with a warning. Sometimes it just says "this episode contains flashing images", but when it says "this episode contains bad language, violence, and disturbing images," I get really excited about what I'm about to watch. 

My favourite one of these is on BT sport before boxing and ufc they say may contain violence. You think?? 

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Posted : 10/08/2017 7:02 am
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Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: Ruskinowl
Posted by: SamXTherapy

Coronation Street.  A long running, much loved British soap that perpetuates negative stereotypes about working class people from the north of England, much as Eastenders does the same for Londoners.

I hate them both with a passion and as long as there's a breath in my body, my children will not be allowed to watch 'em.

Good! All around me, people watch 'soaps'. Watching 'Neighbours' as a child was enough for me. At least that was light and fun. British soaps teach you that:

Misery is the norm

We should all argue lots and loudly

There are no true moments of lovely coincidence or wonderment

Happiness is short lived (that 'happy' marriage is soon to be decimated via an affair)

Murder happens right in our street, fairly often. And sometimes it can be ok

Shit acting is acceptable

There are a lot of people who got the idea that the way people behave on Stenders and Corrie is how you should be.  Plenty of 'em round here.

If I believed in a false deity, I'd type something like 'Jesus wept. For months. Continuous weeping'. 

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Posted : 10/08/2017 7:10 am
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It is, indeed, a world of Truck Drivers.

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Posted : 10/08/2017 8:30 am
(@myn0k)
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This episode contains scenes of violence, strong language, nudity... and bits of sick. 

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Posted : 10/08/2017 11:51 am
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Warning: this episode contains the word "f***".

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Posted : 10/08/2017 12:39 pm
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Posted by: laughingatsky

Warning: this episode contains the word "f***".

Wouldn't happen.  It's agin the rules for an announcer to use bad language, even if it's in the title.  By a strange quirk of fate, the word "ass" isn't considered taboo here, so the movie "Kick Ass" was announced in full.

OTOH, there was a documentary called "Bollocks to Cancer", which the announcer pointed out he wasn't allowed to say.  This is despite a court ruling - regarding the Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks" - the word bollocks is not obscene.

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Posted : 10/08/2017 2:28 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy
Posted by: laughingatsky

Warning: this episode contains the word "f***".

OTOH, there was a documentary called "Bollocks to Cancer", which the announcer pointed out he wasn't allowed to say.  This is despite a court ruling - regarding the Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks" - the word bollocks is not obscene.

Bollocks.

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Posted : 12/08/2017 5:21 am
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