Friday, 13 April 2012

Programme warnings


Programme warnings

I suppose we’re all accustomed to warnings before programmes are broadcast – ‘contains language that some listeners might find offensive,’ ‘includes flash photography,’ ‘some viewers may find the content of this programme upsetting,’ and so forth.

The other day I came across a different warning – ‘This programme contains scenes of surgery and strong language.’ SURGERY??

My husband was glad of the warning – he’s rather squeamish – but there was very little to be concerned about. There’s much worse in Silent Witness and CSI!

12 comments:

  1. Crazy warnings...some times you are left wondering what the heck they were talking about and other times you wish there HAD been a warning.

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  2. Surgery? Well, that's a new one on me. Generally even though I know - in the shows on TV such as the ones you mentioned - that it's all 'make-believe', I still turn my head away.

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  3. haha:) that sounds like a quality warning. i've done some major surgery on some of my poetry lately, but there's no bringing back to life some things:)

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  4. I have heard graphic on the news when meaning surgery.
    I could have used that warning the time I watched a show about knee replacement surgery. That still makes me ill.

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  5. I've never seen that warning. I can see how a surgery might upset some people.

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  6. Now that's an unusual warning. I guess blood and tissue might be alarming to some people, but I would never have thought a warning was necessary!

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  7. Ha! I've never seen that one before! Good on them for being specific. :)

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  8. I have a good friend that refuses to allow images like that in her mind, she has a photographic memory and they haunt her... perhaps this was for the best.

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  9. That's one I haven't seen before. Of course as you mentioned if you watch shows like CSI it wouldn't be much of a shock. Of course after a good day of watching spay/neuters nothing bothers me much. LOL!

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  10. I think many fiction programmes revel in the gore of some things, so when it comes to the reality, we find it's probably not that bad.

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  11. Ha ha-where will it stop?!

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