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Songs banned by the BBC

(41 Posts)
bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 17:18:17

Je t'aime

j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:19:35

That Sex Pistols one.

Notso Fri 12-Apr-13 17:20:18


j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:23:42

The Sex P's one was called God Save the Queen!

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 17:29:49

Let's spend the night together

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 17:33:20

Ooops - need to differentiate between banning and censoring.

j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:34:56

What's the difference then?

annodomini Fri 12-Apr-13 17:36:03

Whom are you propositioning, bluebell? wink

Eloethan Fri 12-Apr-13 17:37:07

Banning - they wouldn't play it at all. Censoring - they would dub some of the words.

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 17:37:35

well I've just read that with Lets Spend the Night Together it was OK if the words were changed to Lets Spend Some Time Together!!!

j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:41:03

anno grin

janeainsworth Fri 12-Apr-13 17:41:43

Was Doris Day's Move over Darling ever banned?
It was just as 'suggestive' (one if our favourite words at school) as Lets Spend the Night Together but I don't think it was.

j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:43:05

They did that with that other lot - don't marry her, f--- me.

j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:44:59

They hadn't thought of it then Jane. Before the internet gave everybody ideas.

j08 Fri 12-Apr-13 17:45:55

I blame it all on the i' net.

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:02:44

Fairy tale in New York had f****t replaced

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:05:42

All this censorship business - I remember our school editions of Shakespeare - we were doing The Tempest in the third form and my best friend and me realised some lines were missing. At break, we rushed to the library and read up the missing lines - and then spent ages working out why they had been omitted. When we finally got there, it enhanced our understanding of Caliban no end!!

annodomini Fri 12-Apr-13 18:12:05

I was also doing the Tempest with a class, but I was teaching them - African 4th formers. I was reading from my Arden edition whereas they had a version bought by my predecessor. A puzzled look came over their faces. 'Where does it say that, Miss?'- Prospero's words 'If thou her virgin knot untie...' were missing. I immediately ordered a set of unexpurgated books.

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:14:35

I still remember (52 years later) - 'I would have people'd else this isle with Calibans'

absent Fri 12-Apr-13 18:14:54

Bluebell Half the last act of The Merchant of Venice disappeared from school editions. Portia makes some very fruity – and funny – comments about being free and easy with her body when her betrothed has been free and easy with her token of love – which, unbeknownst to him, he has actually already given back to her. We had a very bowdlerised version in the Upper Fourth.

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:16:01

Do you remember the Lady Chatterly trial. Was it the prosecution counsel who asked ' Would you let your servants read it'?

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:17:41

Oh remember words like the third form, upper forth, lower sixth?

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:18:12

or fourth - I'm not concentrating

Greatnan Fri 12-Apr-13 18:20:13

Our nuns had some trouble finding texts for English Literature that did not mention sex or reproduction in any way. So we did Silas Marner and Cranford and Northanger Abbey.

bluebell Fri 12-Apr-13 18:24:13

Ohhhhh Greatnan - didn't the nuns have a problem with that bit in Cranford about sucking oranges ( second form) - we giggled and our teacher blushed