Sky1 is pulling the final episode of Karl Pilkington’s travel series The Moaning of Life because it addresses how people from the Philippines deal with the subject of death.
The broadcaster has decided it would be inappropriate to air the concluding instalment of the comedy travelogue just days after a devastating tornado hit the country, killing thousands.
The episode – called Death – was due to air at 9pm on Monday November 18 on Sky1 but will be replaced by episode one from the series. Fronted by the buffoonish Pilkington, the pulled episode is expected to be shown at a later date.
“In light of the recent events we felt that it would be inappropriate to transmit the show at this time. In its place, we will be giving you another chance to see the first episode of the series,” said a statement on the Sky website.
The series has been a good performer for the broadcaster, pulling in more than 1 million viewers per episode under consolidated figures.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.