In what some critics are calling as a total waste of money, the BBC has announced plans for a new series of popular comedy Blackadder. But with a difference. The lead roles will all be played by cats.
Ben Elton who co-wrote the original series with Richard Curtis told The Spoof.
"Well we are a nation of cat-lovers so it was suggested that we put a hit comedy together with a popular animal and we'd have a sure-fire ratings winner"
BBC bigwigs are said to be cock-a-hoop about the new show as they will have it 'in the can' before ITV's much talked about re-make of The Sweeney. It was no secret in the media world that the roles of Regan and Carter were to be played by hamsters.
Barney Skydish, TV critic with The Spoof says:
"This is a new trend that quite frankly has actor's union, Equity, worried. If these shows take off then it could spell the end of actors in the future"
Former actress and nowadays politician, Glenda Jackson commented:
"Oliver Reed didn't half have a hairy arse you know, when he was wrestling in front of that fire in Sense and Sensibility, directed by Alfred Hitchcock"
Mrs Slocombe told us:
"Oooh my pussy hasn't seen any action in ages"