About me
Archive
About me

Transmission impossible

close

Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

Censorship of TV programmes around the world is always interesting to read about. But this seems a little harsh:

The Swedes can settle down with Helga And Heidi Do The Vacuuming Inexplicably Naked III safe in the knowledge that they are unlikely to be put off their stroke by a commercial for My Little Pony – all television advertising aimed at children under 12 is banned in Sweden (except if the programme is on so late that no children are likely to be watching).

At the other end of the scale:

A country as repressive as Saudi Arabia has to do something pretty special in the censorship department to attract attention, and they cracked it in 2001 by banning all manifestations of the Pokémon craze, including the television programme, on the grounds that the symbols used by the mono-dimensional creatures included the Star of David… The mind boggles at what they must have made of Teletubbies.

This 416th post was filed under: Headliner.






More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 7th May 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 3rd April 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 4th March 2017)

Clarke announces anti-terror laws concession (published 22nd February 2005)

Photo-a-day 308: Broken lamp (published 4th November 2012)

Tesco special offer: FAIL (published 16th June 2009)

Photo-a-day 18: Cobbing’s Palindrome (published 18th January 2012)


Comments and responses

No comments or responses to this article have been published yet.

Compose a new comment



Comment

You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> .

If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.

By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's comment policy. Comments are subject to both automatic and human moderation, and may take some time to appear.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.