Thursday, July 02, 2015




Titty becomes Tatty as BBC rewrites classic children's novel

It has entertained generations of youngsters for more than 80 years with its tales of outdoor adventures and childhood friendships.

But Arthur Ransome's Swallows And Amazons is too risqué for modern audiences, say BBC bosses who have decided they might be offended at the name Titty. The character has been renamed Tatty for a new adaptation.

BBC Films has stressed the upcoming version would otherwise be true to the 1930 classic, with the names of the other Walker siblings, John, Susan and Roger, remaining the same.

Ransome based the characters on a real family, the Altounyans, one of whom, Mavis, had the nickname Titty after the children's story Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse.

Sophie Neville, who played Titty in a 1974 film version of the book, told The Telegraph this week: 'I've been Titty for the past 42 years. I didn't get any stick at all over the name in those days.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some idiots are offended on behalf of others (who probably won't be offended).

Bird of Paradise said...

Soon to rewrite other childrens classic books to appease the whining liberal twats

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for the PC bullshit we have to put up with and allowed children to grow up with the same books then there would be no issue. If the cost of losing the innocence of our children is insipid censorship in order not offend migrants then perhaps the cost of accepting migrants is too high. Non-western countries don't seem to have this issue, perhaps we shouldn't either. Our automatic acceptance of other cultures is destroying our own. Appeasement pays the ultimate price. Integrate or emigrate.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing worse than a tatty titty.

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