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Elton John documentary censured

A warts-and-all documentary which featured the singer Elton John unleashing a torrent of F-words about his clothes has brought a censure for the ITV company Carlton.

Complaints by seven viewers about Tantrums and Tiaras were upheld by The Independent Television Commission even though the film was shown after the 9pm watershed.

The television watchdogs said Carlton was in breach of the programme code not because of the "concentrated amount of very strong language" but its failure to warn viewers clearly about it. Complaints were also upheld about strong language used in an episode of The Bill.