Maimed I am, emotionally scarred. I saw a Jimmy Savile puppet

The BBC has apologised after screening a repeat of a children\’s television programme featuring a character dressed as Jimmy Savile.

An episode of The Tweenies filmed in 2001 was shown on CBeebies before 9am on Sunday.

In the episode, a character called Max presents a Top of the Pops-style show. Wearing one of Savile\’s trademark tracksuits topped off with a blond wig, he uses the disgraced presenter\’s accent and utters the catchphrase: \”Now then, guys and gals.\”

A BBC spokesman said: \”This morning CBeebies broadcast a repeat of an episode of The Tweenies, originally made in 2001, featuring a character dressed as a DJ impersonating Jimmy Savile. This programme will not be repeated and we are very sorry for any offence caused.\”

Viewers tweeted about the gaffe. Kenny Senior wrote: \”Are BBC trying to self destruct? Max from Tweenies dressed as Jimmy Savile just now nearly chokes on my cornflakes.\”

Please, do fuck off and get a sense of proportion.

13 comments on “Maimed I am, emotionally scarred. I saw a Jimmy Savile puppet

  1. What is wrong with people in the UK?

    Oldies are dying from cold due to unnecessarily high energy prices, the EU is a major problem, the education system is rubbish and the rent-seekers want to keep it that way, the State spends 50% of GDP strangling the wealth creating economy of potential investment (choose your own REAL problem here) and you choke on your cornflakes ‘cos they haven’t managed to airbrush every possible sighting of a repellent (probable) sex fiend who is dead and buried, even if the people (the cheeldren) who are going to watch the horrible vision have no awareness and won’t link the puppet to a real person.

    You are now officially a bunch of waily wimps.

  2. FFS, it’s a children’s programme. How many of the little horrors will have any idea who Jimmy Savile was, what he did, or be remotely bothered?

    And what bilbaoboy said. With sodding big knobs on.

  3. What they all said. Plus, this front page mania will doubtless lead to the Beeb hiring Repeats Compliance Managers for more than a cameraman gets plus pension, to review all prospective repeats and check they haven’t been politically incorrectified in the minds of the feeble-minded by recent events.

  4. It isn’t about getting, having or even knowing what a sense of proportion is. It’s about demonstrating that you _CARE_. Because if you don’t _CARE_, you must be a hideous capitalist, neo-liberal, tory-voting, baby-eating, bankster-supporting, satan-worshipping pedophile.

    Although I’m not sure at what age they stop being the entree and start being sex-toys …

  5. Its rumored that Jimmy Savile will be releasing a posthumous autobiography. It’ll be available for download as a PDF file.

  6. Reminds me of a story where a nominally ‘Conservative’ Councillor in Scarborough was calling for Saville’s body to be exhumed because people who’s relatives were buried nearby were complaining of ‘distress’. He hasn’t been deselected or lost his pension rights nor have the complainants been subject to indefinite detention on grounds of mental health… What is this country coming to?

  7. Are you all saying that the BBC should persist with the Max character in the face of outraged protests, just to show their mettle? It seems to me quite right for them to give way graciously.

    In case it needs saying: I’m not offended by this Max.

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