That 4-Letter Word

Yesterday marked the 57th anniversary of Kenneth Tynan swearing on BBC-3. No, not the youth channel, one of the follow-up series to That Was The Week That Was. There’s a bit about it here, in this episode of Comedy Is … that I made.

It’s widely regarded as the first intentional use of the F-word on British television, and it caused a bit of a furore at the time, as you can imagine.

Aberdeen Press and Journal – Tuesday 16 November 1965
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