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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nanny Bans Aliens

In the midst of her greatest crisis for decades, I am gemused to see that Auntie still has time to focus on the "important" issues.

Step forward Professor Brain Cox (ex keyboard player from Dare) who was happily going to do a live broadcast of Stargazing Live, wherein he would attempt to make contact with a newly discovered planet that may be home to aliens.

Professor Cox wanted to point a radio telescope at Threapleton Holmes B (a name that just roles off the tongue), a planet discovered by amateur stargazers on his show. The telescope would pick up radio emissions from the planet.

Unfortunately the good professor had not bargained on the remarkably complex rules and procedures that broadcasters have to follow if they are to show anything on one of Auntie's channels (the more wide awake of you may detect a hint of irony here).

Auntie banned him from doing the show live.

For why?

Regulations and health and safety, in case the aliens answered back.

Auntie was worried that there may be some intergalactic swearing etc.

Ooh the irony of it all, if only Auntie had applied the same rigorous rules and procedures to Newsnight on 2nd November!

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  1. Auntie really is silly......Even if there was life on the planet, it lies somewhere between six hundred and three thousand light years away and thus, the earliest "reply," which may or may not contain non PC language or themes, would not be heard for atleast twelve hundred years and perhaps, not for six thousand years and I suspect, the programme would be well and truly over by then!

    This level of stupidity clearly shows that Nanny and Auntie are closely related.

  2. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Does the BBC think these aliens would be speaking English or something? Sheesh.

    Making contact with aliens would be the most exciting thing to happen in a long time, what with this world of drudgery and rules and regulations and the constant finger wagging we have to endure.

    Throw Brian Cox into the mix, and I'M IN!!!!

    I for one would welcom our alien overlords. They would have to be a damn site better then the overlords we have now!

    Debbie in the US

  3. Anonymous11:45 PM

    I feel I must mention that Brian Cox has stated that the BBC aliens story doing the rounds is not true:

    "For final time: All stories about the BBC / aliens are nonsense. We listened for aliens LIVE ON AIR, made the joke, heard nothing. THE END"