Opinion Analysis

Sunday 24 September 2017

David Quinn: What did we lose when we cast off our sexual taboos?

'There appears to be a coy reluctance to tell people to cut down on the number of sexual partners'
'There appears to be a coy reluctance to tell people to cut down on the number of sexual partners'
David Quinn

David Quinn

THE 'Late Late Show' celebrates its 50th anniversary tonight and what's the betting there will be a reference to The Bishop and the Nightie Affair?

That took place in 1966, early on in the show's run. Most people know the story, but briefly, Gaybo was interviewing recently married couples and asked one woman if she remembered what she wore on her wedding night.

To general laughter she replied that she mightn't have worn anything at all. Outraged by this display of 'prurience' a bishop contacted the show to tell it he was "disgusted with (such a) disgraceful performance".

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