Nadine Dorries had made a welcome return to blogging after a Christmas break, but I'm afraid I couldn't agree less with the subject of her first post. She takes Catherine Tate to task for the swearing in her Christmas Show which was transmitted at 10.30pm on BBC1 on Christmas Day. She says she has written to OFCOM. As the grandmother in Catherine Tate's Show might say: "What a ******* liberty!" I have to admit that I found the programme very funny, especially that sketch. It was transmitted well after the watershed and was preceded by a warning that the programme "contains extreme language right from the start". Anyone who had ever watched Catherine Tate before, would have known exactly what they were going to get. There were hundreds of other channels to choose from - or there was, perish the thought, the 'off' button. It took Nadine 15 minutes to choose the latter and she was perfectly entitled to do so. I too was perfectly entitled to watch a show - on Christmas Day - that I was looking forward to enjoying. And I did.
UPDATE: Nadine responds HERE and Dizzy gives a running commentary HERE. And yes Nadine, I do think Catherine Tate is funnier than Ricky Gervais.