Error causes outrageous slip

NZ Herald Oct 15, 2010
TV3 is blaming human error for a slip in broadcasting standards that saw the popular Outrageous Fortune air a scene laced with profanity – including the “c” word. On Tuesday night at 8.42, viewers of the hit television series witnessed the show’s main character, Cheryl West, played by Robyn Malcolm, vehemently address another female character as “that c***”. The scene took place in a prison setting where Cheryl was reunited with an old enemy, Draska Doslic, played by Aidee Walker. Roger Beaumont, director of marketing and communications for TV3’s owner, MediaWorks, said the broadcaster had received a small number of complaints about the scene and disciplinary action had been taken against the person who failed to screen the offending word.