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Live Peppa Pig ‘lacked nuanced characterisation of animated TV original’, claims Sam, 3

and where was the car with no seatbelts?A live appearance by Peppa Pig at Maidstone Arndale Centre was greeted with scepticism and mild hostility by the pre-school children in attendance, after she allegedly ‘failed to fully realise an authentic voice’ for the leading even-toed ungulate.

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2013
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Outrage as Rastamouse takes multi-million pound bonus

Politicians are calling for TV CBeebies star Rastamouse to loose his bonus, calling it prepostorous that at times of austerity, Rastamouse was enjoying ever increasing amounts of rewards whilst the rest of the BBC was receiving cuts.

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Posted: Feb 17th, 2012
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BBC to save money by showing blokes watching programmes instead of programmes

blokes on sofa getting better deals by threatening to go to ITV‘Viewers of Final Score seem happy enough to watch other people watching football matches, so we’ll expand the idea to other BBC programmes.’

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Posted: Nov 5th, 2010
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Bob the Builder sacked as middle-class parents demand more aspirational kids’ TV stars

Bob the Builder was the highest profile casualty this week as children’s TV channel Cbeebies responded to the demands of its aggressively guilt-ridden parent viewers to ditch the glamorisation of working- to lower-middle class jobs in favour of animated characters pursuing careers ‘that make risking negative equity to get in the right school’s catchment area worthwhile’. As part of a new commitment to quality the BBC has cancelled all shows starring members of the construction industry, postal workers, or ‘any job where there’s a chance their children could be unionised’.

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Posted: Apr 5th, 2010
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Children’s TV presenter finding the job ‘demeaning’

'A performance? Well, yes. But is it valid?'Brian Griffiths, a 32 year old children’s TV presenter, has claimed that his role is insufficiently challenging, and that TV bosses are failing to properly utilise his talents.

‘Honestly, a two-year old could do this stuff,’ he reveals in a soul-baring interview with the Radio Times. ‘I did two seasons at the Leicester Playhouse, and two at the National. People still stop me in the street to comment on my ‘Little Dorrit’, and yet look at me now, leaping up and down alongside some crazy-haired bimbo in yellow dungarees; singing a song about how kangaroos can bounce up and down. Really? They can? No shit!’

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2010
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