April 8, 2015
BBC exec: Jokes are now checked before shows go to air
The entire series is founded upon naked racism and violence. Mr O’Reilly, the builder, is a prime example of anti-Irish prejudice.
Manuel, the Spanish waiter, is subjected to the most extreme racial and physical abuse. At one stage, Basil even uses him as a battering ram.
‘He’s from Barcelona.’ Is that supposed to be funny? There’s so much hatred against foreigners, I’m surprised you didn’t call it Farage Towers.
If we are to salvage anything from this project, it will need a complete rewrite. May I suggest a one-off special in which Basil is arrested and jailed for hate crime after refusing to let a room to a married gay couple?