People Are Threatening To Cancel TV Licenses As Two ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Xmas Specials Announced

People Are Threatening To Cancel TV Licenses As Two ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Xmas Specials Announced

When Mrs Brown’s Boys first came about back in 2011, it seemed the BBC had struck gold with their brand new comedy. But as with any successful show, the critics began to creep out of the woodworks by the bucket load – potentially making it the most ‘marmite’ show here in the UK.

Ten years on and it seems the show – created by and starring Brendan O’Carroll – is going nowhere soon, much to the dismay of many, with the BBC announcing not one, but two Christmas specials for its ten year anniversary.

Credit: BBC

Taking to Twitter to share in their anger over the announcement, viewers threatened to go as far as cancel their TV licenses – a tax which actually funds the content that goes on the BBC.

The announcement came as part of the BBC’s grand Christmas schedule reveal, which includes the return of Doctor Who at New Year, a new Call The Midwife Christmas special, a special episode of Strictly Come Dancing, and The Repair Shop among others.

Here’s some of the best reactions circulating Twitter today:

Here’s the BBC One Christmas line-up in full:

  • Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas
  • A Very British Scandal (starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany)
  • The Girl Before
  • Around The World In 80 Days (starring David Tennant)
  • The Tourist (starring Jamie Dornan)
  • Attenborough And The Mammoth Graveyard
  • Attenborough’s Wonder Of Song
  • Death In Paradise Christmas Special
  • Call The Midwife
  • Doctor Who New Year’s Day Special
  • Worzel Gummidge
  • EastEnders
  • The Weakest Link Christmas Special
  • Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Wheel
  • Blankety Blank
  • I Can See Your Voice Christmas Special
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys
  • Not Going Out (starring Lee Mack)
  • Ghosts
  • Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
  • The Hit List
  • The Wall Vs Celebrities Christmas Specials
  • Would I Lie To You? At Christmas
  • Top Gear – Driving Home For Christmas
  • The Repair Shop
  • The Great British Christmas Sewing Bee
  • MasterChef Christmas Specials

Other highlights across BBC channels:

  • Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Christmas Fishing
  • The Hairy Bikers Go North For Christmas 
  • Mary Berry’s Festive Feasts
  • The Morecambe and Wise Show 1970 – The Lost Tape

[Featured image: BBC/Gold]

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