Little Britain is too much

Sketches to be censored for BBC1

The most offensive sketches in Little Britain are to be censored when the show transfers to BBC1 later this year.

Channel controller Lorraine Heggessey has told the Guardian that cuts will be made to the series now being broadcast on BBC3 when it moves to a more mainstream audience.

She said: " It's a very different audience on BBC1 and it is up to the team what they keep in and what they take out."

Scenes featuring  projectile vomiting, spitting and acres of pensioners’ flesh have already been criticised by some reviewers, who feel this second season features more bad taste than the first.

However, the opening episode a fortnight ago still attracted 1.8million viewers, a record for the digital channel.

Star David Walliams conceded: "There are some things which are appropriate on BBC3 which are not appropriate on BBC1, but scenes won't be cut completely."

Meanwhile, The Sun reports that Walliams and Matt Lucas have landed a third series of the show.

Published: 28 Oct 2004

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