BritBox issues warnings about racist and offensive languages

Grange Hill episodes were posted on BritBox with warnings about “racist and offensive language”.

The steam service, which features classic movies and series, recently added the first four series of the hit children’s show.

Best known for its portrayal of life in a central London school, the BBC show dealt with issues such as racism, bullying and drug addiction.


Grange Hill episodes have been tagged with “racist and offensive language” warnings (Photo Credit: BBC)

In addition, knife crime, rape and autism were depicted.

Despite its success, the drama sparked complaints from some parents, and the show’s creator Phil Redmond asked that its language and storylines be toned down.

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And the language even made BritBox add warnings at the beginning of each episode.

The warning reads: “This punchy classic children’s drama may contain racist language that could be offensive.”

Zammo Grange Hill (Image credit: YouTube)
The BBC series tackled a number of difficult issues (Credit: YouTube)

In addition, the streaming service described the show as “groundbreaking and gritty teen drama”.

When they announced the news on Twitter, they wrote, “Grange Hill is coming to BritBox on Thursday January 14th!”

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Grange Hill closed its doors after 30 years in 2008.

Phil Redmond, who also served as executive producer, accused the BBC chiefs of abandoning the show’s teenage audience.

Sean Arnold in Grange Hill
Grange Hill ended in 2008 after 30 years (Photo credit: YouTube)

Speak with The guardPhil explained, “I don’t like to keep things going when the point is lost.

“I now think Grange Hill’s point has been lost and 30 years is a good time for him to hang his mortar board.”

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Furthermore, he said, “We were all ready to bring it back to its original social fringes for the 30th anniversary because we knew it should have a lot of advertising and interest.”

However, the producer accused the BBC of “downplaying” the series’ milestone anniversary.

The show first started on BBC One and was one of the longest running shows on British television.

It has also boosted the careers of many young actors, including Todd Carty, Lee MacDonald, and Patsy Palmer.

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