'Not enough swearing', Monty Python viewers complain

TV watchdog Ofcom is investigating complaints that an airing of the Monty Python farewell show contained offensive language - but said it had received dozens of complaints that too much swearing was cut out.

The Monty Python

Many of those that complained objected to "cuts" and "censorship", even though the 20 July broadcast on Gold was aired before the 9pm watershed.

However, censors also missed some of the most controversial language in the programme, Ofcom said, prompting an investigation.

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones reunited for a series of shows at London's O2 Arena in July.