Television shows should have more plot lines and references to climate change to help tackle the issue, according to BAFTA
This has prompted BBC Eastenders producers to commission a plot line, where Dot Cotton is to take the unprecedented step joining climate activists ‘Extinction Rebellion’
The Senior Eastenders Script Producer is Kris Green
“We want to show Dot’s decline into extreme activism”, Kris Green stated at a press launch today, “At first it will be simple things like installing a smart meter, or using eco-friendly washing liquid, but we’ll quickly introduce more alarming actions, such as planning a pop-up skate park in Albert Square, eventually leading up to Dot supergluing herself ‘Kath’s Café’ in a rabid vegan protest”.
The character of Chain smoking, Eastender Dot Cotton has been played by June Brown since 1985
“I did suggest that maybe Dorothy move onto more locally grown ‘herbal’ cigarettes”, responded, actress, June Brown, from her stately home in rural Kent, “It would reduce her carbon footprint, but perhaps starting a halogen lit cannabis farm in her loft, is a step too far for most viewers.”
June Brown was nominated for a monologue edition of Eastenders. “Pretty Baby” in 2009
“We’re proposing to repeat the format for June’s solo performance”, Mr Green went to say, “As well as her directive activism, Dorothy will record an informative, viral video, whilst sitting nude, covered in grey body paint, holding two tusks. We are thinking of calling it ‘The Inconvenient (Elephant’s) Tooth’ ”
The BBC Director General, is Tony Hall
In a press release said, “We’re not going to stop at Eastenders. In an attempt to get the climate change message over, we have a whole host of themed programming coming your way, including “Strictly Come Flooding”, “Line of Carbon Duty” and “The Hairy Unicyclists”.