1980s sitcom slapped with BritBox trigger warnings

Terry and June has been given a warning on BritBox credit:Bang Showbiz
Terry and June has been given a warning on BritBox credit:Bang Showbiz

'Terry and June' has been slapped with trigger warnings.

The classic 1980s sitcom - which aired 65 episodes over nine series from 1979 to 1987 - was known for being a more mild family show - saw Terry Scott and June Whitfield playing a married middle class couple from Surrey.

Now, BBC and ITV's subscription service BritBox has introduced a warning about the episodes.

The message warns viewers about "discriminatory language of the period”.

The sitcom typically focused on misunderstandings which put Terry in farcical situations.

A number of episodes appear to have content which Britbox feels could offend certin viewers.

In one, Terry hears someone singing and jokes: "Last time I heard screeching like that was when I accidentally vacuumed the cat.”

There were apparently concerns that animal lovers could take issue, while another scene saw Terry's boss dressed in Native American fancy dress, while putting on an accent and adopting other stereotypes.

In response, BritBox said: "Programming that contains potentially sensitive language has carried appropriate warnings since our launch.

"We regularly re-examine our historical programming in order to review, re-label, provide context and ensure the right guidance is in place for viewers.”

The streaming service has put warnings on a number of older shows over the years, including ''Allo 'Allo!', which was set during the Germany's occupation of France during World War Two and starred Gordan Kaye as French café owner Renee.

The warning read: "This classic comedy contains language and attitudes of the time that may offend some viewers.”

When it first aired, the comedy was originally shown on BBC One in a teatime slot from 1982 to 1992.

An insider told the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column back in 2021: "Bosses are worried the pantomime-esque sexual innuendo and the stereotyping of French and German characters could cause offence in today’s ‘woke’ world.”