In the Media

Punch and Judy told: 'That's not the way to do it'

PUBLISHED October 1, 2004

They have been fighting for centuries. Now Punch and Judy may have met their match.

Councillors in Bodmin in Cornwall are being advised by their own officers to ban the puppet show because, they say, it trivialises domestic violence. Punch and Judy lovers, who claim their entertainment has about as much to do with real violence as a Tom and Jerry cartoon, are predictably outraged.