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Banned animation show "Popetown" is coming to DVD!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by PoochJD, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. PoochJD

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    Hi,

    Got this from the Melon Farmers website...

    Popetown Straight to DVD via Hell

    Popetown, the BBC commissioned cartoon satire about the Vatican that proved too hot - or too unfunny - for the BBC to handle last year, was last night said to be being released as a DVD by a private company.

    The 10-part programme, originally commissioned in 2002, which features an infantile, pogostick-wielding pontiff voiced by the comedienne Ruby Wax, provoked the wrath of many British Catholics, including the church's hierarchy, in an orchestrated campaign to secure its cancellation.

    Bishop Joseph Devine of Motherwell declared the series, which he had not seen, as an irreverent, gratuitous and publicly funded attack on [the] faith. The complainants were particularly outraged that the show had been commissioned at a cost of about £2m. Some took it as a sign of the BBC's alleged anti-Catholic bias, even though the director general, Mark Thompson, is a Catholic.

    The BBC eventually announced that it would not show the series - on the grounds that it was not good enough. A spokesman last night said that the BBC was not involved in the release, which is being handled by a company called Revolver.

    Popetown's director, Phil Ox, insisted the DVD would go on sale next month and branded Catholics who found it offensive as evil. He said: I am glad that it is finally out there. I should just remind everybody that viewing this show can destroy your soul.

    Wahey! :clap: Can't wait to see what all the complainants were moaning about! Let's hope it really is genuinely dark and controversial, and not just a giant pile of poo...! :D


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  2. David Mackenzie

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    There's nothing to see... the show is terrible and horribly badly drawn.

    Good to see it's getting released at all, though, I guess.
     
  3. Gary D

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    Gary D skips down the road with a bright red balloon -
    lyris pops balloon with bad news spikey thing....... Gary D turns and walks home.........shoulders down feet dragging............


    Gary
     
  4. west

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    banned programmes/films are usually a disapointment besides it's bound to air in the uk sometime.

    whatever happened to bob, god & the devil anyway???
     

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