Responding to viewers’ concerns, the BBC will no longer give free rein to potentially offensive material after 9pm, the Telegraph reports. A network survey of 2,700 people age 11 and up found that its audience, especially older viewers, is unhappy with the content. Now, foul language may be subject to “bleeping out” after 9, and shows throughout the day will have content warnings.
“I swear when I’m in the pub with my mates, but I’d never swear in front of my mum,” said one respondent in his 20s. “I’d hate it if the BBC just gave up on the idea that you don’t swear in certain situations.”