Casualty is slapped with a warning to viewers that it contains 'racist language ...

Casualty is slapped with a warning to viewers that it contains 'racist language ...
Casualty is slapped with a warning to viewers that it contains 'racist language ...

Streaming service Britbox has slapped veteran medical drama Casualty with a 'racist' language warning.

The BBC series - which has aired since 1986 and is still in production - has been added to the Britbox catalogues, but it seems that several plots haven't aged well.

According to The Sun, dozens of old episodes have had warnings added to them due to content involving black characters being abused racially.

Warning! Streaming service Britbox has slapped veteran medical drama Casualty with a 'racist' warning [pictured are stars Charles Venn and Jaye Griffiths in 2018]

Warning! Streaming service Britbox has slapped veteran medical drama Casualty with a 'racist' warning [pictured are stars Charles Venn and Jaye Griffiths in 2018]

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Most episodes feature a warning that reads: 'Contains emotional scenes and medical procedures.'

One in particular warns: 'Contains emotional scenes and racist language and attitudes which may offend some viewers.'

A spokesman for BritBox told The Sun: 'We review and refresh BritBox's programme catalogue on an ongoing basis.

'Programming on the service that contains potentially sensitive language or attitudes of their era has carried appropriate warnings since our launch in November 2019, to ensure the right guidance is in place for viewers who are choosing to watch on demand.'

The BBC series - which has aired since 1986 and is still in production - has been added to the Britbox catalogues, but it seems that several plots haven't aged well [pictured is Charles Venn in 2020]

The BBC series - which has aired since 1986 and is still in production - has been added to the Britbox catalogues, but it seems that several plots haven't aged well [pictured is Charles Venn in 2020]

Long-running: Casualty has aired 1,200 episodes and 35 series. It is the longest-running medical drama series in the world [Patrick Robinson and Derek Thompson are pictured in 2013]

Long-running: Casualty has aired 1,200 episodes and 35 series. It is the longest-running medical drama series in the world [Patrick Robinson and Derek Thompson are pictured in 2013]

Casualty has aired 1,200 episodes and 35 series. It is the longest-running medical drama series in the world.

Writer Susan Wilkins saying in 2016 that the show aims to deliver an anti-racism message, while Derek Thompson, who portrays long-running character Charlie Fairhead, said in the same year: 'From day one of filming Casualty in 1986, I've been so proud of its true to life storytelling, representing everything the NHS stands for.

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'I've been a part of a few anniversaries over the years, but this really feels like a significant moment in British television history.'

Casualty has spawned two spin-offs - the short-lived Holby Blue and Holby City, which is being cancelled in 2022 after 23 years on the air.

One episode in particular warns: 'Contains emotional scenes and racist language and attitudes which may offend some viewers'

One episode in particular warns: 'Contains emotional scenes and racist language and attitudes which may offend some viewers' 

Cast: Azuka Oforka and Tut Nyuot are pictured in a 2017 episode

Cast: Azuka Oforka and Tut Nyuot are pictured in a 2017 episode

The BBC announced this in June, branding it a 'difficult decision', slating the medical drama to come to a conclusion on screen in March next year.

The BBC said in a statement: 'We are incredibly proud of Holby City.

'But it's with great sadness that we are announcing that after 23 years, the show will end on

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