The BBC faced a virulent Twitter backlash today as thousands of people wrongly believed that Play School was about to be axed - despite it not being on the air since 1988.
"OMG! This is the worst news since they took The Adventure Game off the air last week!!" complained @misinformed.
"I can't believe the BBC is cancelling every single one of its children's programmes," tweeted @sorrywhatsmynameagain. "Did Fred Harris die in vain?"
"Just turned on my television to see that Play School is no longer on the air," added @mayoroflondon. "Typical move by the leftist, statist BBC."
Brian Cant, Johnny Ball and two wooden spoons dressed in clothes were unavailable for comment. The day is Wednesday.