Quote:Yep - all of those dramas are shown post-2100. Bleeping is pretty unusual on original content pre-2100, and blurring is pretty unheard of, as original commissions are aware of their transmission timeslots. If a show is commissioned, you're normally aware of its timeslot, so you know what is and isn't acceptable for broadcast in that timeslot.
Where bleeping and blurring IS used is when clips from other shows/movies are shown on pre-2100 programmes AND are editorially justified.
The "s" word has been showing up on US cable networks such as FX and AMC but not the "f" word. FX seems to like to push the nudity envelope as much as they can get away with but then FOX is the one suing to get the rules gone. And the shows I'm talking about are after 10 PM. They know they have to compete with premium channels where there is no restriction. Gratuitous use is poor taste but use for realism is not.
The BBC's "Film 2012" movie review show frequently airs movie clips with "f" words and worse, but this airs at 2325.