Quote: Chris Hallam @ 24th October 2019, 6:18 AM
You've obviously never seen Frankie Boyle's New World Order.
I assure you I've seen Frankie Boyle's New World Order and I was bitterly disappointed.
He just wasn't himself: the programme and its guests seemed very much at odds with Frankie's traditional style of comedy.
I'm not saying he'd transitioned into Joyce Grenfell but, compared with the Frankie of old, he wasn't far off.
The examples you give of his comedy on the show do indeed demonstrate that he is still willing (and allowed) to touch on controversial topics but they also demonstrate that that's all he does - touch on them. In the old days, he'd have ripped all the meat off those topics and rammed it down the audience's throats.
Clearly, BBC had presented him with a set of very strict rules and regulations - and he was abiding by them.
They'd also presented him with some painfully PC guests whom he not only tolerated, he actually appeared to respect. Some of them were exactly the sort of people I'd expect to be up in arms about Frankie's traditional comedic offerings in times gone by.
The original poster of this thread enquired about regulations: Frankie Boyle's New World Order showed us a once-brilliant-and-uncontrollable wild child - now bound, gagged and struggling to move under the weight of regulations.