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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:33 pm on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Tom Hunt Tom Hunt Conservative, Ipswich 12:33 pm, 21st July 2020

Last month, senior executives at the BBC took it upon themselves to remove episodes of “Little Britain” and other comedies from its iPlayer platform because of concerns that some characters might now be considered to be offensive. Does my right hon. Friend understand the anger of fans of these programmes that executives at their state broadcaster whose salaries they pay have made this censorious decision and effectively made a value judgment about them for continuing to enjoy those programmes?