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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.

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