Underground television pressure group TV Repair Man is threatening to disrupt production of the BBC's proposed replacement for Saturday evening entertainment show Total Wipeout.
BBC1 has announced that it is lining up Wipeout presenter Richard Hammond to front Secret service, in which a team of actors and comedians will play pranks on members of the public.
The 'family-friendly' comedy series involves Hammond and his team being sent on missions by members of the public including proposing to someone, trying to impress teenagers and getting back at friends in absurd ways.
But the shadowy TV Repair Man organisation has already criticised BBC1 for cancelling Wipeout and is threatening action over the new show.
A communiqué issued today reads: "Well done the BBC for buying yet another stale and stinking idea with which to insult the audience.
"While Total Wipeout represents television of the highest quality, the replacement is a sad hangover of the 1960's and has no place on our screens in the twenty-first century.
"And much as we admire the diminutive Hammond, if he and his team try any of their so-called pranks on us, they'll get the twatting of their lives!"