Punch and Judy

a) A traditional sideshow often found at seaside resorts, consisting of various glove puppets operated by one man in a small tent style booth theatre.

Like all binary debates, while its certainly true that questions about public service broadcasting and the role of the BBC have risen up the agenda recently, it is easy, even from the offices of the BBC in White City, to get stuck in a Punch and Judy discourse.

b) A two sided ideological battle, or contradictory arguing.

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  • Punch and Judy — est un spectacle de marionnettes célèbre en Grande Bretagne, dont les deux personnages principaux sont Punch et sa femme Judy. Il est composé de courtes scènes dans lesquelles Punch intéragit avec un autre personnage. Traditionnellement, le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Punch and Judy — Punch Punch, n. [Abbrev, fr. punchinello.] The buffoon or harlequin of a puppet show. [1913 Webster] {Punch and Judy}, a puppet show in which a comical little hunchbacked Punch, with a large nose, engages in altercation with his wife Judy. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Punch and Judy — For other uses, see Punch and Judy (disambiguation). A traditional Punch and Judy booth, at Swanage, Dorset Punch and Judy is a traditional, popular puppet show featuring the characters of Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy. The performance consists of …   Wikipedia

  • Punch and Judy —    Puppet shows were well established in Elizabethan and Stuart times, especially as a popular fairground entertainment. The subjects were very various: Bible stories, the legends of Faustus, St George or Dick Whittington, historical episodes… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Punch and Judy — the name of a traditional British puppet play, also called a Punch and Judy show. Punch (also called Mr Punch) is a character with a long curved nose and a big chin who argues with his wife Judy and the other characters (including the policeman… …   Universalium

  • Punch and Judy — noun Punch and Judy is used before these nouns: ↑show …   Collocations dictionary

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  • Punch and Judy show — ➡ Punch and Judy * * * …   Universalium

  • Punch and Judy (opera) — Punch and Judy is an opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and a libretto by Stephen Pruslin, based on the puppet figures of the same names. Birtwistle wrote the score from 1966 to 1967. The opera was first performed at the Aldeburgh Festival,… …   Wikipedia

  • Punch and Judy (disambiguation) — Punch and Judy may refer to:* Punch and Judy , a puppet show * Punch and Judy (opera), an opera by Harrison Birtwistle * Punch and Judy , a song released by Marillion in 1984 * The Punch and Judy Man , a 1962 British comedy film * Punch and Judy …   Wikipedia

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