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Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix – but not Channel 4

Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix – but not Channel 4

Entertainment
A Peep Show scene featuring blackface has been removed from Netflix.However, the episode, which first aired in 2004, remains unedited on Channel 4's streaming service All 4. Channel 4 told Sky News: "We do not believe that erasing our creative history is a quick fix for the issues affecting our society today."The moment appears in the season two episode Dance Class, during a bedroom scene featuring Jez and his girlfriend Nancy, played by Robert Webb and Rachel Blanchard respectively. Image: The blackface scene will remain in place on All4. Pic: Channel 4 In the scene, Jez says: "It just feels almost wrong. Are you sure this isn't racist?" ...
Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix but remains on C4

Peep Show blackface scene removed from Netflix but remains on C4

Entertainment
A Peep Show scene in which Robert Webb's character Jez wears blackface make-up has been removed from Netflix.But the scene from series two of the hit sitcom can still be seen on Channel 4's streaming service All 4.Channel 4 said it didn't think "erasing our creative history is a quick fix for the issues affecting our society".In the scene, which also features Jez's girlfriend Nancy (Rachel Blanchard), Jez says: "It just feels almost wrong. Are you sure this isn't racist?"Nancy replies: "We're breaking a taboo, of course it feels wrong. We've got boundaries to smash, Jeremy."The series originally ran from 2003 to 2015. A spokesperson for the channel said the programmes in its streaming archive span more than 30 years, and it is re...
Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of hiding COVID-19 death toll as data removed

Brazil’s Bolsonaro accused of hiding COVID-19 death toll as data removed

World
Brazil's government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections, prompting claims by experts it is an attempt to hide the true extent of the outbreak in the country.It follows months of criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the crisis, after he dismissed the pandemic as "a little flu" and has refused to wear a mask or practice social distancing. As the global total of coronavirus deaths passed 400,000 on Sunday and the number of confirmed cases 6.9 million, Brazil's last official numbers showed it had recorded more than 34,000 fatalities related to COVID-19 and 615,000 infections - the world's second-largest outbreak. ...
Cityscapes as you’ve never seen them – with light pollution removed

Cityscapes as you’ve never seen them – with light pollution removed

Technology
Starry night skies are near impossible to admire if you're living in a city heavily polluted by light. There may be thousands of stars visible to the naked eye from remote areas of planet Earth, but for budding stargazers in densely populated areas, looking upwards often reveals a blank canvas. But a new photo series from a company that designs star maps has now made it possible to view city landscapes the way nature intended.The company, Under Lucky Stars, has taken 27 cityscapes and matched them with star maps and constellations to give a representation of the sky without pollution using photoshop, which it says affects 80% of the world's population.London ...
Coronavirus: UK broadband data caps removed during pandemic

Coronavirus: UK broadband data caps removed during pandemic

Technology
The UK’s main internet providers have agreed to remove data caps on fixed-line broadband during the coronavirus pandemic.The move is part of a range of new measures agreed between telecoms companies and the government.Other commitments include “fairly and appropriately” supporting customers who have trouble paying their bills.Providers have also agreed to offer “generous” new mobile and landline packages, the government said.Those companies who have signed up to the commitments include: BT, including its Openreach and EE divisions Virgin Media Sky TalkTalk O2 Vodafone Three Hyperoptic Gigaclear Kcom The initiative supplements measures the individual companies had already announced themselves.