UK TV and Radio News


  The Punisher Unpunished...

An uncut version shown on Spike TV

Link Here 16th May 2017
The Punisher Lungren UNRATED Version The Punisher is a 1989 Australia/US film by Mark Goldblatt.
With Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr. and Jeroen Krabbé. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

The Theatrical Version was cut in the US and further cut by the BBFC. The BBFC cuts were waived in 2013, but it is still the cut US version. The film is Uncut in Germany, Austria and Australia.

Thanks to David who noted that the uncut version of The Punisher was shown on UK Spike TV a couple of nights ago. This is as per the uncut Germany/Austria/Australia version.


  An ugly comment...

An episode of ITV's Benidorm attracts complaints about a cleft lip comment

Link Here 11th May 2017
benidormTV censor Ofcom has received 118 complaints from viewers about the ITV comedy series Benidorm.

The complaints were about a comment insulting a karaoke performer with an apparent cleft lip. Sherrie Hewson's character joked in the final episode of the series on May 3 when referring to karaoke performer as having a voice like a thirteen-year-old girl and a face like a dropped pie.

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) penned an open letter to ITV demanding an apology for the remark which had left them extremely disappointed . The letter read:

We at the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) were extremely disappointed to hear of an ignorant and highly offensive comment on the ITV programme 'Benidorm' which aired on 3rd May 2017.

Outraged complaints have been pouring in to us from our community of parents and patients since the show aired.

An Ofcom spokesperson said: We will assess these complaints before deciding whether or not to investigate. This phrase usually means that any complaints are already in the waster paper basket.


 Updated: Billions of Cuts...

Sky Atlantic's broadcast of Billions suffers significant subtitle censorship

Link Here 29th April 2017

Billions - Season 1 DVD Not sure if you were aware of this, but Tuesday 18th's premiere of Season 2, Episode 9 (Sic Transit Imperium) of Sky Atlantic's imported US Showtime drama BILLIONS , had a heavily censored subtitle track for Deaf/Hard of Hearing viewers added to it. Every single swear-word was edited.

Fuck became heck, frick, frig, screw, freak, crap Fucking became sucking, fricking, frigging, freaking, freaky, fracking Shit became stuff, hell, crap Pussy became punk Bullshit became bullspit Goddam became gosh-darn, full-blown (yes, really!) Motherfucker became money-grabber Fuck this became forget this

The only rude words that survived intact were crap and ass .

Whoever did that episode's subtitling clearly had an issue with all the adult language. I've never seen anything like this, since the 1980's/90's days of films on ITV (like ALIENS or DIE HARD).

Update: Freaking censors

29th April 2017. Thanks to Jon

billions censored video Re the censored subtitling on Season 2, episodes 9 and 10 of BILLIONS (currently showing on Sky Atlantic).

Sky has now e-mailed Jon to say that the subtitles they broadcast, are the same ones used by Showtime in the USA.

Here's the video evidence of what the audio sounds like, and what the subtitles claim are being said. It's funny...