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Viewers Shocked After BBC Gives Accidental Warning About Brum

Viewers Shocked After BBC Gives Accidental Warning About Brum

You all remember Brum right? The kids' show about the adventures of a small, sentient vintage car - it was a total riot.

Well, apparently viewers (or should we say, parents of the viewers) were left baffled after BBC iPlayer accidentally slapped the show with a disclaimer about its out-of-date 'language and attitudes'.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

A pop-up warning that appeared before the show said: "This series was originally aired in the 90s and early 00s and may reflect the language and attitude of the time."

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Eh? We all know Brum is about as innocent as it gets.

Of course, this was a total mistake, with a BBC spokesperson telling LADbible: "The label was added in error. It was removed yesterday."

Viewers were quick to realise the gaffe, with one Twitter user writing: "Goodness me, what actually happened in episodes of Brum?"

Another wrote: "Oh look, it's the popular TV anti-hero Brum," while a third added: "I put this on for my son about 20 minutes ago and was amused by this notification.

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"Turns out he is terrified of Brum, so it should have perhaps had a horror warning on it instead!"

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

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A fourth said: "Watching Brum on iPlayer with my 1 y/o and there's basically a warning before every episode that it 'originally aired during the 90s and early 00s and some of the language used in it may reflect the era'.

"Who's out here trying to cancel Brum?"

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The news arrives after the BBC placed legitimate warnings on a series of other classic shows in the wake of the Black Lives Matters movement, including High Hopes, The League Of Gentlemen and The Mighty Boosh.

Little did they know they had added it to a perfectly inoffensive kids' show.

The warning on BBC iPlayer alongside The League of Gentlemen. Credit: BBC
The warning on BBC iPlayer alongside The League of Gentlemen. Credit: BBC

In case you missed it the first time round, Brum first broadcast in 1991 and the last live action series was broadcast in 2002.

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Each episode begins and ends in the same way, with the titular character leaving the other cars in the motor museum where 'he' lives when the owner's back is turned before heading out to explore Big Town and returning to his place.

The car show is so non-threatening, a group of people over on Reddit reckon that Tesla's driverless car design should be based upon the fan fave kids' TV show.

"This may be a joke but this would sell," one person commented on Reddit, with another adding: "To be fair, Brum probably drives better than my Honda Civic!"

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Viral, TV and Film, BBC

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]