From: Piglit
Date: 3 August 2007 00:10:18 BDT
To: Alex Oldham
Cc: The Pembroke College Winnie-The-Pooh Society Committee <>
Subject: Re: Big Brother's Big Mouth

Dear Big Mouth,

Here in the Hundred Aker Wood, we have been considering your question
carefully, especially Christopher Robin and Owl, who are Good At Thinking.
We can see why you are asking us this question, as there are many
similarities between Big Brother and A.A. Milne's stories. Both have a
small, self-contained group of individuals Who you watch going about their
daily business. Although we do not believe that Big Brother could ever have
the success which the Winnie-the-Pooh books have for so long enjoyed, we
have come up with some pointers to help you on your way.

Firstly, you need to expand your range of characters. In the Hundred Aker
Wood, we have Owl, who is good at Thinking, Rabbit, who is good at
Organising, Pooh, who is good at Writing Songs, to name just a few. In Big
Brother, there are a lot of people who are good at Being Loud and Arguing,
which does not lead to a rich world or interesting stories.

Another thing which would help is that in the Hundred Aker Wood, there is
Christopher Robin, Who can leave the Hundred Aker Wood, but who interacts
with the characters on a personal level, and even small animals can have
the chance to see his blue braces. We think that Big Brother should have a
representative in the House, and give the inhabitants a chance to see his
blue braces. This would make the programme more friendly, and develop the
personality of Big Brother.

To make the programme more friendly, another thing which works in the
Hundred Aker Wood is not to get rid of much-loved characters every week,
but to occasionally introduce new ones. We feel that this would improve the
atmosphere in the house, and encourage the housemates to be
less self-conscious and more friendly to one another.

Finally, we feel that you have missed out some key activities in the house.
These include having hunny for elevenses, playing poohsticks and going on
expetitions. If you are stuck for ideas for further activities, do look in
a copy of Winnie-the-Pooh, or The House at Pooh Corner, as they are full of
ideas for things to do.

I hope you find this useful, if you would like to discuss it further, you are welcome to attend an elevenses meeting, which take place om every Saturday of full term, but please bring a mug.

Love and kisses,


Foreign Secretary,
Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society

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