The alleged offences took place as long as 45 years ago, but it’s only in the last few weeks that rape allegations made against Bill Cosby have had any noticeable effect on his career. NBC has scrapped a TV project which the US comedian had in development, Netflix has shelved his stand up special, and repeats of 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show have been pulled by cable station TV Land.
This has become broadcasters’ standard procedure in the wake of such allegations. It’s horrifying to think that high-profile sex offenders are now a regular enough phenomenon to warrant a ‘standard procedure’, but here we are, anyway. Welcome to 21st century television. The BBC has attempted to edit Savile out of its TOTP2 re-run catalogue (although not entirely successfully) and there are no re-runs of Rolf Harris’s Animal Hospital or Stuart Hall’s It’s A Knockout currently scheduled on British television. Now that we know what we know, such light entertainment no longer makes for ‘light’ viewing.
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