Teletubbies say “Hello!”
In March 1997 the BBC introduced one of the most successful children’s TV programmes ever – Teletubbies. The show was intended to be a small series of little episodes aired on Cbeebies when it came out, and 20 years later, it is a worldwide phenomenon for all children.
Teletubbies ran for 365 episodes from March 1997 to January 2001, and has been broadcasted in more than 120 countries in 45 languages! Obviously, the show was a huge success, and hence why its 20th anniversary is such a big event.
CBeebies’ controller Kay Benbow told itv.com, “The beauty of Teletubbies is that it absolutely focuses on the very youngest audience. I think it’s the audience that took the Teletubbies to their hearts. That’s why it’s still so loved today, because it starts with the children.”
Already, several celebrities have auditioned to be in the next series. Comedy star David Walliams and singer & presenter Rochelle Humes recently signed up for voice roles in the new series to air. It will also feature the voices of Fearne Cotton, Jim Broadbent and Jane Horrocks. Other stars attended the launch of the new series where the green carpet was rolled out at the BFI Southbank. Other famous Mums and Dads included actress Claire Sweeney, Loose Women presenter Linda Robson and Holby City actor Tom Chambers.
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