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Thread #59248   Message #943110
Posted By: Gavin
29-Apr-03 - 06:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Pre-Sanitised Education - listen to show
Subject: RE: BS: Pre-Sanitised Education - listen to show
For UK folkies over 50 (NOT me for another 10 months!)

This reminds me of the first film I ever saw on TV in Egypt. "Goodbye Mr Chips" (OK, this was 25 years ago, in the late 70s).

It was censored!!!!!!!!

How on earth do you censor such an innocuously old-fashioned British film - it was 50 years out of date when it was made in the 50s (???).

Only by cutting out that wonderful little section where the public school boys have a sit-down strike in the play-ground to stop Mr Chips being got rid of. "Could have been an incitement to pupils" to express opinions in the Egypt of the day.

But it didn't stop the then president (Sadat) getting bumped off!

All best - Gavin