BritBox give The Catherine Tate show homophobic and racist streaming warning

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The Catherine Tate show has been branded racist and homophobic by censors.

Two of her Christmas specials have been added to streaming platform BritBox but her characters – including foul-mouthed nan – have been red-flagged as offensive.

Viewers tuning into her 2005 and 2007 offerings are told: “Contains adult humour, sex references, and homophobic and racist language that may offend.”

In her 2007 special, nan made jokes about her new Indian neighbour.

Receiving a pot of curry from her, she threw it in the bin, saying she didn’t want “the curtains to stink”. She also referred to using elephants.

Nan poked fun at gypsies and two Muslim women in burkas.

She then wore one herself in the hope of getting better service at the local council office, suggesting Muslims receive preferential treatment from the authorities.

In her 2007 show, northerners Janice and Ray branded chefs at a Caribbean restaurant as “dirty, evil robbing b*****ds” for charging £8.50 for goat curry.

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Janice says: “They’ve made a curry from goat. The dirty b*****ds.”

And camp character Derek Faye – who denies being gay – says homosexual men “wave their ding dongs” in public toilets. His best pal is called Leonard Mincing.

Careless nurse Bernadette brands lesbian women as “f**ny bashers” and “rug m****ers”.

A spokesman for BritBox said: "We review and refresh BritBox’s programme catalogue on an ongoing basis.

“Programming on the service that contains potentially sensitive language or attitudes of their era have carried appropriate warnings since our launch in November 2019, to ensure the right guidance is in place for viewers who are choosing to watch on demand."

Classic Corrie episodes and EastEnders, plus The Good Life, Bergerac and Hi-di-Hi have all been hit with warnings over racist dialogue.

And last week we revealed how Midsomer Murders had been highlighted for racism for having morris dancers with blacked faces even though the practice was a nod to when poor workers coloured their skin with soot so they could beg anonymously.

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