We have had a ban on children’s TV show Olive the Ostrich at our house for some time due to the fact that it was voiced by convicted dodgy old perve Rolf Harris. I couldn’t believe that NZ audiences were still being subjected to his light creepy tones as he narrated the G rated show while the UK press widely publicised his AO rated demise and subsequent jailing for sexual offences on teenagers and children as young as 8.
When it was all unfolding in 2013 I did wonder if his conviction would result in the death of the show. But when my daughter accidentally put Olive on the other day I and I prepared to cringe I was STOKED to hear the uber cool tones of comedian Alexei Sayle.
Olive the Ostrich was revoiced in 2013. The updated voice hit our NZ screens earlier this year, although the NZ Herald busted Sky in February for still using episodes featuring Rolf – gross (click here for article)