posted on May, 11 2013 @ 09:21 PM
I can only add to what others have said about how it's pretty much fair game here after 9pm or the watershed if you will, I have seen some shows that
you would consider anti government on British television quite a few times and other things that might be seen as against the grain. As long as it is
not down right offensive or absolutely sick without it stating so, it has a right to be shown. Though sometimes controversial things have been banned
in the past and some might say that it is more signs of a totalitarian state.
I suppose when it's all weighed up it's all about intent, for instance I remember when I had flu when I was 10 and when I put BBC on at about 9:30
AM I was greeted by a sex education programme that went into a lot of detail about sex and relationships, intention was to probably educate those
studying at home for tests because a lot of GCSE bitesize TV programmes were on at the same time also (something you might know about being a teacher
and all) it was a helping hand for the education system at the time, something no longer seen on British television like it was then.
Some things fail some things work.
So in my opinion it's always about intent, if it's a controversial subject what is the pro's and con's? some things fail and never get tried again
and others thrive because the viewers love it.
Not as many Christians (or any other uptight religion) here in the UK either to write letters of complaint to the programme providers if they show a
bit of breast or whatever, not that it's always religious folk who complain because it's definitely not we Brits love a moan.
It is all based on rights and contrary to a lot of Americans choose to believe... we Brits have many rights that are usually held upon the highest
regard and just like any freedom loving emancipation supporting nation, there is always people who are willing to put time and effort into making sure
that is so.
Just like the USA... chalk and cheese to compare the two really isn't it? just like comparing the TV shows we have on offer I suppose