The BBC is in trouble yet again for airing scenes depicting nudity before the 9pm watershed…
This time, it was content aired during a screening of a movie version of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice – starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons – which aired last Saturday on BBC2 at 1.45pm.
The scenes that attracted complaints reportedly included several which featured topless women, and one in which a male character “groped” a woman who was playing the role of a prostitute.
You may recall that earlier this week, we reported that an episode of Sherlock – A Scandal in Belgravia – which featured actress Lara Pulver appearing naked as her character Irene Adler became the most watched programme of the year on BBC’s catch-up service iPlayer. And inevitably, that was in no small part thanks to the complaints received about it… Read more & comment »