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Friday's Quote of the Day

10:15 UK time, Friday, 27 March 2009

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"It's all right to see someone have their eyes gouged out but it's not right to see an old man with his trousers down" - Sir Ian McKellen laments the censorship of a US television broadcast of his rendition of King Lear.

What's more offensive - violence or nudity, asks Sir Ian, exasperated by what he sees as heavy-handed editing by US broadcaster PBS. There was just one cut to its transmission on Wednesday night, and it wasn't Gloucester having his eyes removed.
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