BBC : £5,000 for Tranny Comedy

So Fawlty Towers gets censored but the BBC puts up £5,000 to promote transgender comedy (ht DJ):

The Trans Comedy Award opens up an opportunity for the transgender community and members of the general public to portray transgender characters and the transgender experience in an affirming manner.

We are looking for original comedy sitcoms, comedy dramas or sketch shows featuring transgender characters and/or themes and written for television. An award of up to a maximum of £5000 will be shared between the selected writer(s) in order that they may develop a pilot or taster.

Hey, let’s do the show right here!

FX Doorbell

Pizza Guy: Hello, did someone order a pizza?

Tranny Suzanne: Yes that’s for me and my friend Tranny Julie. But we wanted extra sausage.

Pizza Guy: Looks like you two have enough sausage already!

Tranny Julie: Ooh, cheeky! Get your gob round this while I knock off an Observer column.

Pizza Guy: So you were both trannies all along?

Tranny Suzanne: Yes. And now we have our own shit BBC sitcom, a bit like Miranda only somewhat more shemale.

(I do apologise – unexpectedly found a bottle of Glenmorangie in my cellar this evening and I’m bit off my head)

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54 Responses to BBC : £5,000 for Tranny Comedy

  1. scoobywho says:

    It’s been done

       17 likes

    • Rich Tee says:

      Tut, tut. Don’t you know the difference between a transvestite and a transsexual?

      Off to the diversity re-education camp for you, comrade.

         13 likes

    • noggin says:

      trans comedy award :-D , you see the quote
      “The end is in the beginning and yet you go on ” …
      (shakes head), you couldn t make it up.
      just like miranda, i wish the end WAS the beginning

      “The end is in the beginning and yet you go on”, or … maybe you had an (knob) end in the beginning?
      then ……

         4 likes

    • Guest Who says:

      :)
      Rather knocks this on the head then…
      original comedy sitcoms, comedy dramas or sketch shows featuring transgender characters’

         2 likes

  2. Rtd Colonel says:

    Must have missed that episode of Miranda
    But really so what trangender happens and should be treated no differently to any other human condition – Coronation Street could offer a valuable lesson to the obvious offense taken community that will flood around this. With no blatant proselytizing post op transexual Haley is a well respected sympathetic character, Roy for Autism; Kirk – learning difficulties, numerous gay characters etc etc.
    To paraphrase the self important attention seeking bus advert from Stonewall: Most people don’t care if you’re Gay/Transgender/any other ‘self classified victimised group’ get over the lack of interest/outrage – no justification for priveleged treatment (surely discriminatory of any direction being anathema!)

       33 likes

    • Rich Tee says:

      The thing is – if the transsexual operation was a complete success, well, I wouldn’t be aware unless they told me, would I?

         7 likes

    • LeftyLoather says:

      I gladly miss every “episode of Miranda”.
      Funniest thing about here was her winning an award for that Midwife crap last night. That truly was hilarious!

         13 likes

    • Mark says:

      Could we be in line for a remake of Blackadder where Kate (aka BOB) becomes a male ?

         9 likes

  3. PhilO'TheWisp says:

    Perhaps Lily Savage will come back.

       5 likes

  4. aerfen says:

    I thought the point about being *tranny* was that you didnt want other people to be able to recognise that you are? In which case surely any comedy could have *trannies* in them but we wouldnt know.

       19 likes

  5. aerfen says:

    Can see this as being the next slot in the distinctly unfunny nightly Radio Four 6.30 multiculti superPC so called Comedy.

       21 likes

    • Henry Wood says:

      By gad, Sir!

      That bliddy 18:30 multiculti slot inhabited by the likes of Sandy Toxic (OK, she’s prolly been promoted to a “better” time now) and Jermaine Hardy & Co.

      Oooooh! How I bliddy hate ‘em!

      I really, really hate ‘em!

      And I also begrudge every stinking single penny wot them unfunny K*nts steal from my old age pension every 1st October.

         23 likes

  6. David Preiser (USA) says:

    The Conservative Award opens up an opportunity for the conservative community and members of the general public to portray conservative characters and the modern conservative experience in an affirming manner.

    Nah, me neither.

       37 likes

    • Chop says:

      How about a lovely sitcom about the BNP, or EDL?

      They are minorities, after all, and have a place in society, just like trannies!

      Nah, I can’t see it either…

         21 likes

  7. imaynotalwaysloveyou says:

    It’s the commission to write ‘positive portrayal in an affirming manner’ that’s so predictably progressive. We must be forced to love them, they must get a free pass never mind the writing and quality of the production. It’s this kind of thing that makes me want to abolish the BBC overnight, put their board & major staff in prison, cancel the employees’ pensions, in fact expropriate all their property too. Then make them all live in an ethnic ghetto for the rest of their lives.

       29 likes

  8. Louis Robinson says:

    “Looks like you two have enough sausage already!:
    Come back Dick Emery, all is forgiven. Oooh you are awful – period.

       21 likes

    • Henry Wood says:

      Ooooh Louise!
      You said period!
      Go and wash your [mouth?] well, wash out something before you ever, ever appear in Broad Casting House ever again! Luv!
      And I really mean that!

         12 likes

  9. Ian Hills says:

    Looks like The Archers is set to become still more exotic.

       7 likes

  10. Rich Tee says:

    Maybe we have one already. Miranda, she’s a bit, well, manly isn’t she?

       8 likes

    • Rich Tee says:

      Blimey, just looked at Miranda’s biography out of curiosity. Not exactly working class, is she?

      Miranda’s father is retired Royal Navy officer Captain David Hart Dyke CBE LVO RN…His later career saw him serving as Aide-de-Camp to Queen Elizabeth II, 1988-89.

      Her mother, Diana Margaret, is the daughter of Sir William Luce GBE KCMG (1907–1977), who was the British Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Aden, 1956-60.

      Miranda’s uncle is The Rt Hon The Lord Luce KG GCVO DL, a former Conservative MP and Minister, later HM Governor and Commander in Chief of Gibraltar (1997–2000) and Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, 2000-2006.

      On her mother’s side, her great-grandfather was Vice Admiral Sir Trevylyan Napier KCB MVO, who was the Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station (1919–1920), while her great-great-grandfather was Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, 3rd Baronet, who was the Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom (1901–1920).

      Her great-uncle and the brother of her maternal grandfather was Admiral Sir David Luce GCB DSO (with Bar) OBE, who served as First Sea Lord. Her great-great-uncle was Major-General Sir Richard Harman Luce KCMG CB, who served as Member of Parliament for Derby from 1924-1929.

      Hart’s patrilineal great-great-great-great-grandfather was Sir Percival Hart Dyke, 5th Baronet (1767-1846) whilst her distant cousin, the 10th and present baronet, Sir David Hart Dyke[30] lives in Canada. Hart’s 1st cousin is modern-day plant hunter Tom Hart Dyke. She has a sister, Alice Louisa Hart Dyke (born 1975).

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_Hart

         15 likes

      • David Hanson says:

        Just a fairly run-of-the-mill BBC lefty “comedian” then.

           24 likes

      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        Seems like a waste of good genetic stock. And she’s ashamed of her forebears. Isn’t that charming? And very cliché these days. The only thing missing from an otherwise perfect BBC mold is her having been in the Footlights.

           12 likes

  11. LeftyLoather says:

    Isn’t that raving lefty pig faced thing Katy Brand a tranny? Another utterly crap comedian and actress the bBC and others have repeatedly desperately tried to force us all to like.

       22 likes

  12. AsISeeIt says:

    BBC comedy: Entertainment or left-wing social and political advocacy?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20983699

    ‘Is assisted suicide appropriate for a sitcom?
    By Sabrina Sweeney Entertainment reporter, BBC News’

    ‘Way To Go, which debuts on BBC Three this week, stars The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison as a cash-strapped young man who sets up an assisted suicide business with his friends.

    It is an unlikely, not to mention controversial, plot for a comedy, but writer Bob Kushell insists there’s “pretty much no subject” that can’t be looked at humorously.’

    Pretty much no subject? Well, so long as it’s all done in an afirming PC manor.

       17 likes

  13. AsISeeIt says:

    From the BBC’s link to Trans Comedy

    ‘Meet the team’

    ‘Welcome to the Trans Comedy Team. We have been working together for about a year now bringing all of our skills to this exciting project. Read on to find out a little bit more about us’

    ‘Milanka Brooks’
    ‘British actress Milanka Brooks studied at the Drama Centre. She was then cast in the BBC sitcom My Family.’

    Truth canm be stranger than faction.

    Not sure now whether to post this here or send in to the BBC….anyway…here’s episode 4…

    And now….from Salford….it’s the jizz of the week…
    MY NEW FAMILY
    This time our star performers are Richard Bacon as the Dad and the popular Clare Balding as the Mum. Today our Richard has a little hanky-panky on his mind.
    Dad: Oh don’t you just love that sound….that spine jangling teeth rattling noise…. of the front door slamming shut – behind the kids after they’ve gone out for the evening. So, how about we seize this rare opportunity for some quality time to ourselves? If I give up Twitter for a moment why don’t you give your Olympics DVD a rest?
    Mum: We could have an adult conversation. Richard, there’s something that has been bothering me; I really can’t understand all the fuss over this thing they call Gangnam style….not when I’ve been dancing like that for years.
    Dad: I just thought as we don’t have to worry about the kids for a couple of hours…..how about I put my I-Pad on recharge and slip into something more comfortable…. and you Clare, how about you sing something deep for me? You know, remember the old days….remember that soulful tune you used to sing – when you sound just like Barry White?
    Mum: Where exactly did Owen go? I’m a little concerned about him, what with all this gay bashing you hear about on the BBC.
    Dad: That place in the high street – the club where Evan Davis goes just opposite that other building – you know the big new bookshop and council-funded social centre – the building that’s not really a mosque – but give it ten years and it’ll have minarets and a dome.
    Mum: Oh that’s OK then, he should be completely safe down there.
    Dad: So, Clare Balding….are we going to play horses? Or are you just going to carp about how dangerous the Grand National is – now that Channel 4 has the TV rights to jump racing?
    Mum: Richard, are you in one of your moods? This always happens whenever you stop Twittering or staring into a mirror. Don’t even think about it, not before I’ve had my nosebag.
    Dad: Excuse me?
    Mum: I’ve bought some new GM modified ready meals for two….I thought we could try them….how do you like the sound of Sainsbury’s Chicken Cojones?

       13 likes

  14. Cosmo says:

    Nobody’s mentioned what the toilet facilitys will have to be, sit or stand ?

       8 likes

  15. Maturecheese says:

    Once upon a time when this country was a Christian country, sexually confused behaviour was discouraged and help offered, yes judgements were made but tolerance was also abound. Now these behaviours are actively promoted and put in the mainstream as ‘normal’ and the effect of this is to drive down morals and decrease tolerance. It decreases tolerance because instead of seeing these people as victims of some cruel circumstance in their lives that has so altered them we now have to have them rammed down our throats by the media and celebrated regardless of how we might feel about it, backed up by the Police and the BBC is in the vanguard of this. As for driving down morals, it just encourages a me me society when any oddball/criminal/sociopath etc can insist on their behaviour being ‘normalised’. Polygamy next on the list no doubt.

       24 likes

  16. Deborah says:

    Once upon a time comedy appeared to be just that – comedy. No agenda – it was what it was. Dad’s Army didn’t have blatant gays written in to produce a positive image, each character was who he was. Likewise any other UK comedy of that time. Now every programme the BBC produces has to ‘shape’ its audiences’ views. There will be a backlash against the BBC (which is already happening judging by the number of readers of this site ).

       35 likes

  17. bigjockcanoe says:

    when i was a lad a tranny was something you used to listen to the radio on.

       15 likes

  18. Michael White says:

    Any ultimate series resulting from this BBC invitation will, I strongly suspect, have all the jokes on people like me: e.g. straight, married, responsible, measured and Christian.

       18 likes

  19. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Here’s my actual only objection to this whole thing: the BBC is doing this because they want a positive, affirming portrayal of some identity group in order to help influence public opinion in a more positive direction about said group. Yet at the same time, they claim they don’t try to influence public with their entertainment broadcasting and defenders of the indefensible will claim that they don’t even have this kind of influence over public opinion.

    Both positions can’t be true.

       23 likes

  20. Rob says:

    Maybe a transgender character could move next door to Citizen Khan? Think of the good natured hilarity which would ensue. Job done, I claim my £5000.

       16 likes

    • chrisH says:

      Can they go to the Mind Your Language nightschool and then get snowed in `cos of global warming too?
      And can I get my £100 for additional dialogue credits please?
      The Beeb are paying-i`ll have a rum

         7 likes

  21. chrisH says:

    My problem with all with where this is going.
    If the media wish to “portray the transexual as he/she is”…then why don`t they use real ones for their films etc.
    They are meant to show us real life as far as possible aren

       4 likes

  22. chrisH says:

    Sorry-continued!
    If they are hoping to show us real life for transexuals, how come the likes of Hayley, TransAmerica and all manner of Lewis, Morse etc are always played by REAL women then-as opposed to those sad delusional types that keep on trying to change their sex back and forth at Brightons NHS facilities.
    Hardly truthful…more wish fulflilment and fantasies as far as the BBC etc are concerned.

       4 likes

  23. London Calling says:

    From where does the mandate come, on my license fee, to promote and reshape my opinion of shemales?
    I say the same to the activists and NGO’s who proclaim their mission is to “increase my awareness of….” whatever world problem.
    I like my awareness the way it is. I don’t want it increased. You don’t have a right to change my awareness without my consent, and I don’t consent to it being changed.

    The bBC has no right to engage in social engineering. Its purpose is to inform and entertain, not to promote social cohesion or minority rights, or the agenda of the Liberal Left.

    If I want my awarenes of any particular group or issue I’ll let you know. Until then, you can inform and entertain me in return for the license fee, something you miserably fail to do year in year out.

       13 likes

    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      The BBC’s purpose is also to “educate”. Part of the whole public service broadcasting deal. This is where it gets tricky. They believe they thus have the divine right to engage in social engineering.

         9 likes

  24. Jeff says:

    Once upon a time the Beeb brought us superb comedies. We’re still laughing at Dad’s Army, Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses. Now everything has to have an agenda and be pc and “inclusive”. Remember the Muslim sit-com of a few months back? It died on its arse and upset quite a few Muslims in the process (not that that is difficult!) I wonder if this will have a similar effect on the “transgender community”. Hoards of hairy blokes wearing stilettoes, mini skirts and carrying placards outside Beeb Towers.
    Jeez, I’m getting excited!

       11 likes

  25. johnnythefish says:

    A mate of mine knows a bloke who had ‘gender re-assignment’ and then became a lesbian.

    Now you can’t get funnier than that.

       8 likes

  26. Teddy Bear says:

    Richard Littlejohn gives a very funny rendition of how he sees the BBC would like to rewrite the Fawlty Towers episode if they could.

    Spot On!

    I say, Fawlty, there are men wearing frocks in the cocktail bar

       4 likes

  27. Dr Bill says:

    Well done on crafting the finest comedy webpage since Robin Cooper or http://ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com/ . Hilarious!

       3 likes

  28. Becky says:

    Yeah, like as we know the British media has such a long-standing reputation for being so kind and generous towards transgendered people. I mean, £5,000; wow, that must really be a major part of the BBC’s budget there – no wonder they hardly have any money left to pay their public-school educated, straight, heterosexual top brass, eh;)?

    But there you go, that’s communism for you and as we all know British lefty feminists’ ultimate aim – ya know, people like Julie Bindel, Julie Burchill, Suzanne Moore et al – is to turn this country into one of those communists states in which transgendered people hold all the power and get preferential treatment – ya know, Stalin’s USSR; Cuba, China and North Korea – where the ‘trannies’ control everyfink, innit?

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