Tinky Winky is the biggest TVLtubby. He is the richest of the TVLtubbies. His favorite thing is his wallet, which he likes to take out with him for walks. He usually sings his song "Tinky Winky". He loves to drink champagne and dance and fall over on his back. Tinky Winky loves all of the TVLtubbies, and his best friend is the Director General of the BBC.

Dipsy is the second richest TVLtubby. He is known for his distinctive steps and ways of saying "you're nicked". He loves his hat very much. Dipsy smokes strange substances and sings a song with a reggae beat and when he is feeling "especially stoned" will go for a walk by himself, wearing his hat and singing the song.

Laa-Laa is the second smallest TVLtubby. She is the happiest and most smiley of the TVLtubbies. She too loves to sing and dance and persecute people. Her favorite word is "money". Laa-Laa loves the way her bank balance wobbles and grows bigger and bigger. Laa-Laa always likes to know who is watching television. She has her own special La-la-la-la-la song.

Po is the smallest TVLtubby. She often jumps up and down to express her feelings of joy and enthusiasm as the huge amounts of cash mount up. The natural place for Po is to be in her detector van zipping around the country. She makes the noise "quickly, quickly, quickly" or "prosecute, prosecute, prosecute". Next to riding in her detector van, Po likes to keep an eye on the citizens of the UK on the central control column inside the TVLtubbies' house.

Fine Defaulters that have used a TV without a licence who were sent to prison in England and Wales, 1991-2000. This information was given in answer to a written question by Simon Hughes MP in the House of Commons on 19th July 2001. This information is from the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Year 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Imprisoned 394 568 825 730 728 327 232 145 80 33


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