BBC Radio Bristol presenter James Hanson to permanently remove Hartcliffe Lass parody.

BBC Radio Bristol presenter James Hanson to permanently remove Hartcliffe Lass parody.

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Kerry Bailes started this petition to BBC Radio Bristol (James Hanson) and
In respect of the 'little parody song' Hartcliffe Lass, written by BBC Radio Bristol presenter James Hanson & aired on his Saturday lunchtime show twice (so that it would stay on iplayer longer) in March 2019:

We find the content of the song & the attitude of James Hanson & BBC Managing Editor Jess Rudkin to its airing reprehensible. We do not believe that insinuating underage females (lasses) from Hartcliffe are promiscuous, incestuous doggers is within audience expectations of the programme. It is in extreme poor taste & could potentially put young, vulnerable females at risk of harm; it, thus, neglects the BBC's responsibility to protect the vulnerable, avoid unjustifiable offense, safeguard the welfare of young people & treat audiences with respect. According to its own guidelines, 'BBC output should avoid reinforcing generalisations which lack relevant evidence, especially when applying them to specific circumstances.' James Hanson & Jess Rudkin show a contemptible disregard for the community of Hartcliffe & a very specific demographic of people which it serves.


HARTCLIFFE LASS
James Hanson

Welcome along to Top of the Pops & in at #23 this week, a new band from Bristol. They're called Orchestral Maneuvers in Stoke Park & this is their debut single. It's a cover of Blondie's Heart of Glass. It's Hartcliffe Lass:

Once had a love, she hated the Gas
Soon turned out, she was a Hartcliffe Lass
We went romancing round BS13
Til I found out, she was me Aunty Jean

Once had a love, didn't know where she'd bin
But she knew all the blokes, in the Hartcliffe Inn
I didn't mind all the things she had asked
Til I found out, she was related to Dad

We would go, to Novers Lane at midnight and put on a show
But something didn't feel right and I didn't know
We shared a DNA type
It might sound daft
I didn't know she was me aunty

Once had a love, she hated the Gas
Soon turned out, she was a Hartcliffe Lass
We went romancing round BS13
Til I found out, she was my Aunty Jean

We would go, round the back of Iceland and put on a show
But something didn't feel right and I didn't know
She was me old man's long lost sister

We would go, to Novers Lane at midnight and put on a show
But something didn't feel right and I didn't know
We shared a DNA type
It might sound daft
I didn't know she was me aunty

Ooo ooo arr
Ooo ooo arr
Ooo ooo arr
Ewww (?) arr

Once had a love she hated the Gas
Soon turned out, she was a Hartcliffe Lass
We went romancing round BS13
Til I found out, she was my Aunty Jean

Ooo ooo arr
Ooo ooo arr


We demand that both James Hanson & Jess Rudkin make a public apology on the James Hanson show and in the Bristol Post with immediate effect.
We demand that action in accordance with non-compliance of the BBC Editorial Guidelines & the BBC's Disciplinary Policy & Procedures be taken against James Hanson & Jess Rudkin with immediate effect.
We demand that Hartcliffe Lass never be played on air or elsewhere by any employee of the BBC again.

This petition was written by longstanding Withywood Resident Kathryn Jefferson;

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bbc-removes-presenters-song-mocks-2620916.amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/politicians-slam-tasteless-bbc-hartcliffe-2628632.amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/calls-grow-apology-bbc-over-2664635.amp



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