A UKTV spokesman said: “UKTV has temporarily removed an episode of Fawlty Towers, The Germans, from Gold’s Box Set.
“The episode contains racial slurs so we are taking the episode down while we review it. We regularly review older content to ensure it meets audience expectations and are particularly aware of the impact of outdated language.
“Some shows carry warnings and others are edited. We want to take time to consider our options for this episode.”
The BBC addressed a similar issue in 2013 when it made some changes to the same episode.
At the time the BBC said in a statement to the Daily Mail: “Public attitudes have changed significantly since it was made and it was decided to make some minor changes, with the consent of John Cleese’s management, to allow the episode to transmit to a family audience at 7.30pm on BBC2.”
John Cleese, 80, is the comedian behind the programme and a famous member of the Monty Python comedy group.
He has had other success, lending his voice to films such as Trolls, Winnie the Pooh and Shrek 2.
He also appeared as Q in the 2002 Bond film Die Another Day and played the ghost Nearly Headless Nick in the Harry Potter Films.
What has he made in his career?