Due to copyright complications there are cuts in the series 2 video releases. However, these cut scenes are still broadcast in the TV & satellite repeats. Also, due to the editing out of the commercial breaks for the video release of both series, scenes either side of these breaks have been shortened and/or cut completely. It is hoped that all these cuts/edits can be fully restored for the DVD release, tentatively scheduled for 2002.
Series 2 - Cowboys - Scene with Barry, Moxey & Wayne discussing the Ghost: this scene has had a few lines about the "revenge western" cut, along with the lines sung by Barry from "Riders on the Storm" by "The Doors." Lyric copyright complications prevented its inclusion.
Series 2 - Hasta La Vista - The start of the disco scene has had about 90 seconds cut. These scenes include: Shots of the lads dancing, Moxey telling the lads he is thinking of staying out in Spain for good, Oz pulling the bird, and Oz recognizing the Copper. The scene does not really make sense with this cut. Note, "The Fine Young Cannibals" is played in the background for all this cut scene, copyright complications prevented its inclusion.
A rather curious expurgated version of both series 1 & 2 was aired on ITV in 1988. Each 55-minute episode was cut down into two separate programmes, edited for pre-watershed viewing (no swear words, nude scenes or striptease artist) and shown twice-a-week at 7-7.30pm.
The first episode of series 3 was released to the media to previewing and reviewing about a month before it's broadcast. This had a different incidental musical score, including a 'funeral march' tune for when the lads recieved their invitations to Oz's wake.