Dad’s Army fans left baffled after BBC issues 'discriminatory language' warning

THE BBC baffled Dad’s Army fans by issuing a discriminatory language warning before showing the sitcom’s 1971 movie.

The film features harmless gags about Hitler’s Nazis.

It also contains cheeky catchphrases such as Clive Dunn’s character L-Cpl Jones’s “They don’t like it up them”.

BBC2 viewers hit out at Saturday night’s “snowflake” caution.

Fan Gavin Moffitt asked: “What has the world come to?”

Jean Snoad, 82, speculated: “The only thing remotely bordering discriminatory is when the French are referred to as ‘frogs’.

“Why must we erase history?”

Tony Pritchard, of the Dad’s Army Appreciation Society, added: “People are judging programmes made 50 years ago by what people think today.

“Where do you draw the line?”

Others feared the BBC could remove episodes from iPlayer — as it did with “offensive” Fawlty Towers classics last year.

The BBC said: “Attitudes have changed significantly and guidance was given due to a specific discriminatory remark.

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