The producers of 'Normal People' have issued a takedown request to adult site Pornhub after a compilation of sex scenes from the series surfaced on the platform.

Ed Guiney, executive producer of 'Normal People' and co-founder of Element Pictures, told Variety: "We’re hugely disappointed that excerpts from the series of ‘Normal People’ have been used in this way.

"It’s both a violation of copyright and more importantly, it’s deeply disrespectful to the actors involved and to the wider creative team."

He added: "We have taken appropriate steps to require that the content be removed from the platform with immediate effect."

A 22-minute compilation of sex scenes from the romantic drama was posted on the website last week. It has since been removed but the video is reportedly still available on other sites.

Vice President of Pornhub Corey Price said: "Pornhub is fully compliant with the law. We respect all copyright requests and as soon as we become aware of the existence of these types of videos on our site, we have them removed."

'Normal People' has been the talk of the town for weeks now. Its portrayal of young love, school life, and mental health issues have earned high praise. There have also been talks of a second season.

Over its six hour running length, there are 41 minutes of sex scenes. The show has thus been dubbed “the raunchiest ever BBC show”.

The sex scenes have been a point of contention for some viewers. They inspired an extensive debate on radio show 'Liveline', hosted by Joe Duffy.

'Normal People' is available to watch on Hulu in the US and on RTÉ Player in Ireland. The next two episodes of  the show air on RTÉ One next Tuesday at 10.15pm.