Letter: Embarrassing humour

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PAUL McCANN asks (17 February): "Fresh from taking the bad behaviour from Men Behaving Badly . . . whatever will the Americans do to Basil and Sybil?"

What they will not have to concern themselves with, as they run through the Fawlty Towers ideas, are references to breaking wind, willies and all the other material which now passes for humour because it makes audiences laugh, albeit more with embarrassment than amusement.

Am I one of only apparently half-a-dozen men in Britain who left the material currently being peddled by the BBC behind us when we left the fifth form?

T W LILLICRAP

Plymouth

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