Harry Hill complaints frozen out

Viennetta sketch OK, say watchdogs

TV watchdogs ruled that 13 complaints about the episode of Harry Hill's TV Burp that compared Viennetta to German tanks did not breach broadcast rules.

A dozen sensitive viewers took offence at the ridiculous sketch that compared products coming off the production to tanks rolling into Poland.

There were also complaints that Hill displayed a potato snack in the shape of a swastika.

Regulators Ofcom did not go into detail when it released its findings today, but said that it had received 13 complaints about the November 21 edition, 12 about ‘generally accepted standards’ and another one about ‘harm/food’.

Overlooking such comedies about the war as Dad’s Army, Allo Allo and The Producers, one protester had claimed: ‘There are certain things you don’t joke about.’

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Published: 21 Dec 2009

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