The Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, revealed today new plans to save the failing BBC 6 Music and Asian Networks. In a bid to save £600m, BBC 6 and the Asian Network will be beamed down to us from space from a purpose built satellite station on the moon.
The Director General unveiled his new plans just as hundreds of BBC employees were about to be given the boot in the biggest shake up since they switched to colour.
Thompson who used to be the other half of the hit comedy duo, The Chuckle Brothers, shocked the media community with his ambitious plans but has given reassurances that there would be no redundancies though some staff would have to relocate to the new building in the Sea of Tranquillity on the Moon.
The new building which has already spiralled £700m over the estimated building costs has sparked fury amongst die hard BBC presenters who claim that they have been treated unfairly and were kept in the dark about the whole project.
One presenter who cannot be named for legal reasons, said yesterday that, '' I joined the BBC more than thwirty wears ago because it had wision and paid well. It's not in my cwontwact to do spwace walks''.
Thompson stated that the overspend was ''due to the fact that the builders, were not given the proper training by NASA scientists in the allotted time''. Thompson went on to deny that the Chimpanzees employed to construct the Moon Station had become ''self aware'' and created their own civilisation.
A BBC spokesperson said yesterday that, ''the Moon Station was on target and would go on line and ready to transmit when BBC 6 and the Asian Network go offline, so our listeners would never know the difference''