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Classic Coronation Street episodes slapped with content warnings by woke TV chiefs


WOKE TV chiefs have targeted classic episodes of Coronation Street — branding them offensive.

Highlights from telly’s longest-running soap are currently available on BritBox.

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Woke TV chiefs have targeted classic episodes of Coronation Street — branding them offensive – pictured soap legends Hilda and Stan[/caption]

But viewers tuning in to some instalments have been faced with content warnings.

One episode from 1968 centres on Corrie legends Stan and Hilda Ogden having a meal at a Chinese restaurant where the food is described as “foreign”.

Viewers are told: “Stan and Hilda’s Big Night Out. Stan takes Hilda to a Chinese restaurant, but she doesn’t quite get the meal she expected. With language from a bygone era which some viewers may find offensive.”

Stan — played by Bernard Youens — talks to a waiter in French.

When Hilda queries the language, he barks: “I couldn’t speak to him in English, a son of the Orient.”

He also orders egg and chips, and apple pie and custard.

Hilda — Jean Alexander — finishes with a rice pudding which Stan says was “good for them” — referring to the restaurant’s chefs.

Stan also says he loves “foreign tack” and adds: “French, Eyetie, Kraut, you can’t whack it.”

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One episode from 1968 centres on Corrie legends Stan and Hilda Ogden having a meal at a Chinese restaurant where the food is described as ‘foreign’[/caption]

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Viewers tuning in to some instalments have been faced with content warnings[/caption]


In another scene, Len Fairclough is asked by a pal to “play the white man”.

Viewers are also warned of violence and upsetting scenes from a 1966 episode in which Vera Lomax dies, and one from 1978 where Ernie Bishop is shot dead.

A spokesman for BritBox, co-owned by ITV and the BBC, said: “Programming on the service that contains potentially sensitive language or attitudes of their era has carried appropriate warnings since our launch in 2019.”

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