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2003-08-27 03:55:45 AM  
"But broadcasters continue to respect the watershed, with little change in the amount of sex and nudity shown on TV before 9pm."

Kids need boobies too!!
2003-08-27 03:58:23 AM  
2003-08-27 03:59:54 AM  
*sniffle* the UK...on regular TV...*manly tear of joy and regret*. The FCC farking sucks.

Hey, England have dual citizenship?
2003-08-27 04:05:03 AM  
The other day I took my dog watershed to the watershed so he could get a drink of watershed.

2003-08-27 04:05:59 AM  
Well, that was a real watershed moment.
2003-08-27 04:08:03 AM  
Nearly half (48%) of respondents thought that the amount of coverage about sex was "about right", while 44% thought there was too much and 5% said there was too little.

In other news, 44% of the British public need to get out more, or perhaps stop watching channel 5.
2003-08-27 04:09:01 AM  
Heh on channel 5 they show softcore porn fairly often...

I would rather be seeing more sex on tv than violence. Thats something I don't get about American TV (I don't know about other countries because I only really spend alot of time in UK or US)... there always seem to be so much violence... but its not that realistic... mind you...neither was Phil getting shot in Eastenders ;)

Hehe... I have seen European tv... Whoa...those Spanish gameshows...and Italian...yowza!
2003-08-27 04:12:24 AM  
Huzzah and kudos for the BBC!
2003-08-27 04:31:46 AM  
God no!

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2003-08-27 04:35:19 AM  
Come on! Fat Ladies, A Motorcycle, and they can COOK!

and one of them's dead, if you go for that sort of thing.
2003-08-27 04:40:52 AM  
Pity that (British) TV sucks in general.
Except for the Channel 4 news. That's hilarious. Like a watered down Brass Eye at some points.
2003-08-27 04:47:03 AM  
A watershed is like a bathroom, i.e. water closet... but outside.

2003-08-27 05:15:35 AM  
I remember the Two Fat Ladies cooking with lard and beef tallow.
That in itself rocks...
2003-08-27 05:25:37 AM  
I'm in the 5% but I definitely draw the line at a nude Huw Edwards reading the news, post-watershed or otherwise.
2003-08-27 06:42:36 AM  
"Scenes including nudity and sexual activity on terrestrial television have increased during the past four years..."

Damn. The extraterrestrials must be a bit pissed. They need their "must-see TV" just as much as we do.
2003-08-27 06:43:59 AM  
Most of the "nudies" on TV are utter dogs though, and you'd vomit if you saw them naked.
2003-08-27 07:18:13 AM  
What we need now is HDTV. High resolution boobies! It's the future!
2003-08-27 07:24:51 AM  
I figure the BBC wants to make sure those paying the so-called "recieving licence" (actually, FORCED pay-TV) worthwhile.

Nearly half (48%) of respondents thought that the amount of coverage about sex was "about right", while 44% thought there was too much and 5% said there was too little.

I bet if they did a study on the internet habits on that 5% they'd find 80% of them are Farkers!
2003-08-27 07:30:49 AM  
Real Sex and G-String Divas are shown on broadcast television over there?!? The only time I get to watch that is if I travel out of town on a Thursday night to a motel that has HBO.
2003-08-27 07:46:11 AM  
Heheheheheh... they have TV detector vans... like Cat detector vans.
2003-08-27 08:04:36 AM  
Yeah, its all on british tv, absolute filth!! Oh hold on excuse me, Sex tips for Girls, EuroTrash, Lady Chatterleys Lover, the latest shannon tweed flick and drunk-brits-get-out-their-tits are all about to start..
2003-08-27 08:19:21 AM  
Nearly half (48%) of respondents thought that the amount of coverage about sex was "about right", while 44% thought there was too much and 5% said there was too little.

In other news, only 5% of those surveyed were male!
2003-08-27 08:34:23 AM  
God Yes!
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2003-08-27 08:35:05 AM  
^Helen Baxendale, BTW.

2003-08-27 08:44:14 AM  
Masturbation scenes increase in british homes...
2003-08-27 08:49:53 AM  
And about 90% of those scenes are vidcapped and put here: NSFW.
2003-08-27 08:56:05 AM  
I object to all this sex on the telly...I keep falling off!

/thank you python
2003-08-27 09:15:08 AM  
Just remember, some British civil servant at the BSC was tasked with MONITORING FOR NUDITY.

How does one put that on the c.v. ?

/c.v.=resume, Yankees
2003-08-27 09:32:48 AM  
eggrolls: Plus with the penguin, it barely leaves enough room for it.
2003-08-27 09:36:38 AM  
Good news more nude Brit TV...Bad news Julia Child and Rowan Atkinson.
2003-08-27 09:58:28 AM  
gotta love living in Australia....SBS (which should be short for 'special boobie service')
2003-08-27 10:28:42 AM  
Yeah maybe. But that means that we're dealing with nude english people, right? Eeewwwww!!!!
2003-08-27 10:36:19 AM  

Helen Baxendale NSFW
2003-08-27 11:14:14 AM  
Great use of the hero tag!
2003-08-27 12:01:14 PM  
i guess some farkers participated in the study - accounting for the 5% who said there was too little sex
2003-08-27 12:05:31 PM  
...AND they helped us in iraq...
2003-08-27 12:13:00 PM  

Yeah, I've seen that one before... mmm.

But who needs screencaps when she's your girlfriend? See?

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2003-08-27 12:17:22 PM  
Unless it involves Rosamund Pike, I ain't interested.
2003-08-27 12:36:20 PM  
HMMM - 48% + 44% + 5% = 97%

I wonder if the other 3% were too busy FAPPING to respond.
2003-08-27 12:39:46 PM  
I have to say, most of you guys who responded to this thread are very brave. I know that I personally would be ashamed to admit that I had so little first-hand experience with female nudity that I had to get all hot and bothered over the thought of it on British television.

Note to Binnster: maybe it's you that needs to "get out" more, if you're really worried that there's not enough sex on television. Start having sex yourself, and you'll be amazed at how little you care about the amount being shown on the Telly.
2003-08-27 12:56:27 PM  

You are an asshat. You post on Fark, but you have a problem with civilized discussion about boobies? You hit your head this morning? C'mon, get your helmet out of the closet before you hurt yourself.
2003-08-27 12:59:33 PM  
No way, there can never be too much nudity on TV. Gay, straight, male, female, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, disabled, white, black, brown, red, yellow, pink, foreign, domestic, import... uh...

There's nothing to be ashamed about wanting to see more of it on the telly, especially if it's Patsy Kensit. :)

I just can't believe cute little Lisa would shoot Phil Mitchell. "But PHIWUUUUL??!?"

/Liam 'Unabrower' Gallagher is a most assuredly a fool
2003-08-27 01:02:24 PM  
I'll take Saffron Burrows, Sadie Frost, Jenny Seagrove (oh Mrs. Mills, won't you do the Judge already?) and the two rookie female cops on Merseybeat as well, thanks. Oh and that cute strawberry blonde on Casual+y.

/watches BBC Canada religiously
2003-08-27 01:27:36 PM  
"People are more comfortable with sex on TV"

Not me. I keep falling off.
2003-08-27 04:58:16 PM  
Why is the U.S. so repressed when it comes to sex on the tube?

Hell, even here in Canada you can watch soft porn every Friday night on City TV (broadcast channel *not* cable).

And other than the commercial interruptions, most all movies are broadcast with all the naughty words rather than a crappy dub over.

I hate watching a movie on NBC when you know the guy said "shiat", but they dub "shoot" over top. Grrrrr.
2003-08-27 07:16:04 PM  
So, the BBC puts its boobies out all over the world? I'm simultaneously honoured and insulted that the boobies I paid for bring joy to foreigners mostwhere.

/someone check if mostwhere is a word... I'm too tired.
2003-08-27 08:27:18 PM  
Nearly half (48%) of respondents thought that the amount of coverage about sex was "about right", while 44% thought there was too much and 5% said there was too little.

So where'd that extra 3% go?
2003-08-29 05:41:46 PM  
TheNextDimeBagDarrell: So where'd that extra 3% go?
In my pants.
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