Media watchdog Ofcom has rapped a fledgling Leeds television station for airing “the most offensive language” – in its first ever show.
The Launch Show, the first programme to be broadcast on Made in Leeds, featured a vox pop with people in the city called ‘How to pull a lady’ – during which men were asked about their techniques for attracting the opposite sex. One interviewee told the programme: “It’s a good cop, bad cop.”
Made in Leeds breached broadcasting rules for airing the most offensive language before the watershedOfcom
His friend then added: “Exactly. He’s the **** and I’m nice. It works.”
The programme was aired twice – once on November 6 and then again at 8am the following day.
A spokesman for Ofcom said: “After a thorough investigation, Ofcom found Made in Leeds breached broadcasting rules for airing the most offensive language before the watershed during its launch show.”
Made in TV admitted it was “wholly unacceptable” and said they took the issue “incredibly seriously” with the member of staff responsible “removed from their duties”