They’ve been cracking down extra hard on women’s clothing lately, and now this. Either they’re nervous about their standoff with the west or their own deteriorating economy, or both. If Iran’s youth really is as restive and disenchanted with mullahcracy as Iranian dissidents and American experts claim, then it’s all to the good. Takeaway:

The new directive appears to apply to drama series and television films but it is not clear whether it also includes programmes such as game shows and sitcoms.

Update: Here’s your answer. Probably goes a long way towards explaining why they kidnapped the British sailors, too.