The Good Life ‘is given a viewer warning for offensive racial imagery after an episode featured the now-banned badge for Robertson’s jam’
A viewer discretion warning has reportedly been given to BritBox’s re-running of 1970s show The Good Life.
Episode four of the light-hearted comedy – which starred the late Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith – featured a scene in which Penelope’s character Margo wore an apron featuring Robertson’s jam since-banned Golly badge.
BritBox has now added a disclaimer warning viewers that the episode ‘contains offensive racial imagery’, The Sun reports.
Warning: A viewer discretion warning has been given to BritBox’s re-running of 1970s show The Good Life after apron featuring Robertson’s jam since-banned Golly badge is shown
The ITV and BBC streaming service said: ‘We review our catalogue on an ongoing basis.’
The series’ fourth episode is titled Away From It All.
As Margo prepared food in the kitchen during one of the last scenes she clearly wore the apron strapped across her front.
MailOnline has reached out to BritBox for comment.
Comedy gold: The BBC show ran for four series, between 1975 and 1978, and made household names of Richard, Felicity, Penelope and Paul Eddington
The BBC show ran for four series, between 1975 and 1978, and made household names of Richard, Felicity, Penelope and Paul Eddington.
Created by writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, The Good Life followed disillusioned designer Tom Good who, with the help of his wife Barbara, abandoned a corporate lifestyle.
The couple turned their suburban home and garden(in Surbiton, Surrey into a smallholding with livestock and vegetables, though wringing a chicken’s neck wasn’t up their street.
Tom and Barbara were played by Richard and Felicity, with Penelope and Paul as their snooty neighbours Margo and Jerry Leadbetter.
Robertson’s jam was axed in 2008 after becoming a symbol of controversy for its use of the Golly character.
The character became a figure of controversy in the Sixties, after critics highlighted that the image was an offensive caricature of black people.
In 1983 the Greater London Council stopped buying the firm’s jam and marmalade.
A classic: Created by writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, The Good Life followed disillusioned designer Tom Good (pictured: Penelope in character as Margo)