Claims made by several leading cartoon characters that they are gradually being replaced at the BBC with less experienced actors from Eastern Europe have been dismissed by Kay Benbow, the current controller of CBeebies TV at the corporation.
Spokesperson for the action group who made the claim, a Mr. Pat Clifton from Greendale - himself a stalwart of children’s TV since 1981 - says since 2006 thousands of Eastern European migrants have flooded the country, offering to do the same jobs for less, undercutting the British cartoon character and forcing thousands to be melted down.
One former children’s favourite, now on benefits following an acrimonious split with long term partner Wendy, says there was no way he could compete with his readymade replacement from Poland.
‘Don’t get me wrong’ said the former brickie from Cosgrove ‘I’ve seen some of Bobadov’s work and it’s second to none. But it’s all cash in hand and no questions asked. There’s no way I could build a pink and yellow garden wall out of Lego at the rate he was charging’.
But even though children realised that by watching the builder from Krakow instead of watching a local builder – and knowing it would mean a stop-motion animated character here in the UK could be out of a job – it seems the cost conscious kids were only too happy to hand over their pocket money for the cheaper European version.
Mr. Clifton claims he even has evidence to prove that his replacement at the BBC, a Mr. Postman Polatski was in fact a former university lecturer from Sofia, who before arriving here in the UK had no previous experience of driving a van, feeding cats or delivering letters and was not or ever had been an active member of the CWU.
But Kay Benton insists that Mr. Clifton was not replaced by Mr.Polatski for financial expediency but because during the adverts in episode 4 of the 6th series he was seen by thousands of children, some as young as 4 years old, smoking cannabis and having unprotected sex with Mrs. Goggins on the counter of Greendale Post Office while Mrs. Bains was waiting outside with a parcel that needed to catch the first post.
Even the more recent CBeebies characters are facing competition from our East European partners with the next series of Rastamousovich already in production although happily, the original character from the show has recently found work at Number 10 as replacement for the outgoing Andy Coulson.
The only characters to escape being replaced by the East Europeans to date are perennial children’s favourites the Teletubbies who were discovered yesterday bound, gagged, beaten up and missing their Tinky Winky in an alley outside Broadcasting House.
Police have issued a description of a man they would like to interview regarding the incident. He is of short, squat physique, eyes very close together, pink shaven head with tattoos on his face and neck and answers to the name of Pepposcovitch Pigolanski
‘ UK cartoon characters face life on benefits’ claims Clifton
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Claims made by several leading cartoon characters that they are gradually being replaced at the BBC with less experienced actors from Eastern Europe have been dismissed by Kay Benbow, the current controller of CBeebies TV at the corporation.Posted 5 years ago #
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