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Tinky Winky to join Eastenders cast in desperate bid to boost ratings

Dipsy, La-la and Po-Face already in the regular castThe BBC has revealed that former Teletubbies favourite Tinky Winky is to join the cast of flagship soap opera Eastenders later this year.

Critics have been calling for the Beeb to take action following a long term slump in viewing figures. ‘I’m sure it’s no coincidence that Mr Winky is a former CBeebies stalwart,’ suggested The Guardian’s TV critic Andrew Collins. ‘Many younger viewers will have fond memories of him in classic Teletubbies episodes such as the one where they all roll down a hill and the one when they find a bouncy ball.’

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Posted: Sep 4th, 2014
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Soap opera rap tensions increase as Emmerdale cast release ‘Da Dalez’ grime album

in't'it brethrenNot to be outdone by their neighbours from across the Pennines, the cast of Emmerdale have released an 18-song UK grime album entitled ‘Da Dalez’. This was done in retaliation to the rap video released by Coronation Street’s Tommy Duckworth, alias Chris Fountain, which earned him critical acclaim in the world of urban music despite him also losing his job his process.

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Posted: Aug 20th, 2013
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British Soap Awards wins Most Pointless Event in the Universe Award

Planet earth rejoiced last night after it was revealed the Intergalactic Federation had awarded the British Soap Awards the prize for Most Pointless Event in the Known Universe.

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Posted: May 21st, 2013
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Out-of-control BBC admits it has ‘no idea’ how to finish EastEnders

After a tense meeting between scriptwriters and chief executives, the BBC today conceded it still had ‘no workable plan’ for concluding Eastenders. The programme was commissioned in 1985 as a twelve-episode crime drama focusing on the murder of Reg Cox. That was doubled after the first six episodes had been broadcast, when it became apparent [...]

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Posted: Nov 2nd, 2011
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Hundreds commit suicide after watching uplifting episode of Eastenders

‘The programme featured disturbing scenes of family unity and gratuitous and offensive contentment.’

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Posted: Jul 1st, 2011
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