Swallows And Amazons Remake To Change Lead Character Name From Titty To Tatty

Fearing a few too many chuckles, the BBC has decided to change the name of the lead characters in their remake of children’s adventure Swallows and Amazons.

Formerly known as ‘Titty’ (stop laughing), the nine-year-old member of the Walker children will now go by the name of ‘Tatty’.

It’s not the first time that Titty has been renamed - the BBC changed her name to Kitty for their 1963 television adaptation of the classic Arthur Ransome novel.

However, Kitty became Titty again for the 1974 film and 2012 radio broadcast.

But it seems that children in 2015 will find the name far too amusing to take seriously so Titty is now Tatty.

One person also amused by the whole thing is Sophie Neville, who played Titty in the film adaption.

She said of the change: “I’ve been Titty for the past 42 years.

“I didn’t get any stick at all over the name in those days.

“But if they have to change it I think Tatty is a good choice, because Mavis Altounyan and her elder sister were known as Titty and Tatty when they sailed so there is a real-life basis for it.

“I’m thrilled that they’re changing it, really, because it makes the new film a bit different.”

So Titty, who went on to become Kitty and then Titty again is now Tatty. Got that?

The rest of the Walker children - John, Susan and Roger - will keep their names.

Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children - who were based on a real-life family - and their escapades with kids from another family.

It is set for release in 2016.