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TV stations were under attack again today for their increasing use of comedians and aging actors to present documentaries solely because either they are under contract or they are a known TV face.

The BBC’s switch board was lit up last night with dozens of calls from furious viewers complaining about the programme, Battle for Britain’s Skies, a photographic history of the battle of Britain, using archive footage of aerial battles between the RAF and the Luftwaffe, which was presented by Cannon and Ball.

Viewers were outraged when against a background of dog fights between Spitfires and Messerschmitt 109s Cannon and Ball were making balloon animals and hitting each other with fake frying pans, trying to get cheap laughs in a desperate attempt to resurrect their fading comedy careers.

One irate customer commented that he had recorded a programme looking at the Mekong River’s source and course running through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, only to have it presented by an former EastEnders actor who was continually doing knock knock-jokes and shouting, ‘Get out of my pub!’ throughout the entire programme.

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