Lawyer (17), I'm not so sure -- in my experience, if workers are replaced, it is almost always by someone cheaper. This is one of the few cases where (with my flippant hat on, I admit) I really wouldn't mind!
Am I alone in thinking that this was a harsh fine given the scale of the offence? Considering Richard&Judy only got fined £150,000 for (IMHO) a much more egregious violation of rules - they blatantly and repeatedly allowed people to carry on voting for a quiz even after the winner had been chosen - BP can feel rather hard done by.
I'm concerned that BP will be made to suffer by having it's budget withheld. Will supplies of stickyback plastic dwindle? And will they have to make cuts in their Advent candleabra (only two candles?). Will one of the pets have to be put down to save on costs?
I only remember 2 BP presenters - Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton. When PM reduced its number of presenters from 2 to 1 I thought it was a cost-cutting exercise. I hadn't realised it was to subsidise BP. No wonder they looked first to Eddie for financial support.
Don't have a telly and have't seen BP since Iwas a kid so don't know if they still have that absolutely awful, ugly doll Hambell? Well. if they do I might be persuaded to cough up a few bob to pay them to have her put down to prevent the present generation of kids being as bored and traumatised as I was when Val made her a new outfit Alternatively if she has been put into mothballs they could threaten to reinstate her unless the the public pay 50 grand to stop them!!
Or how about digging up one of the bones Shep hid in the BP garden and auctioning it off?
Hambell was Play School and I believe she is lost. BigTed, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima (with a imitation hambell) Live in the National Media Museum. As do Zippy and George!
I think 4 BP presenters is something to do with more days on air. So they need to extra body.
Does not explain why PM does 5 days (and a half if you include saturdays) with one (and a half if you include saturdays) Presenters.
I remember the days of John Knoakes, Peter Purvis and Valerie Singleton, and a few of the ones that came afterwards.
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