A complaint has been made after an episode of Basil Brush featured a gypsy character, selling pegs and lucky heather, and a joke about a fortune teller stealing Basil’s wallet. Joseph Jones, vice-chairman of the Southern England Romany Gypsy & Irish Traveller Network, said “To perpetuate this myth about travellers and gypsies is wrong. Attitudes like this belong twenty or thirty years ago. We are supposed to have moved on by now.”