Children's TV

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David Elliott obituary
Other Lives: Director on the classic 1960s puppet TV series Thunderbirds

Stephen La Rivière

27, Nov, 2023 @7:09 PM

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Jan Needle obituary
Prolific author and screenwriter committed to exploring social justice in work such as Wild Wood and A Game of Soldiers

Julia Eccleshare

17, Nov, 2023 @11:35 AM

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‘A magical, vibrant, fantasy world’: the joyous kids’ TV show revolutionising disability onscreen
After one woman despaired of children’s toys’ failure to represent disability, she went on to create a glorious, colourful television series. This is her story

Rebecca Atkinson

03, Nov, 2023 @4:19 PM

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Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles review – documentary will wiggle its way into your heart
Film about the Australian musical phenomenon, who are akin to the Beatles for toddlers, is bubbly and insightful, if a tad long

Luke Buckmaster

21, Oct, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Pity poor parents on unending Paw Patrol | Brief letters
Brief letters: Adventure city | Overcrowded prisons | Hemingway’s sports | Game shooting | Dilettante v amateur

18, Oct, 2023 @5:18 PM

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: action animation was a hit for a reason
Set to be adapted into a Netflix live-action series, the mid-00s Nickelodeon TV show remains a timeless morality tale about young people speaking truth to power

Paul Verhoeven

17, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Is new kids’ show Chip Chilla a ‘blatant Bluey knock-off’ for conservatives?
The show has been launched by a US rightwing media brand as a means to ‘challenge the left’. It looks … familiar

Janine Israel explains it to Steph Harmon

17, Oct, 2023 @5:53 AM

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Goosebumps review – Disney proves that the books were an absolute blast
This take on RL Stine’s 90s horror tales is a Stranger Things-channelling giddy delight when it sticks to the source material. Shame Disney absolutely ruined the series launch

Stuart Heritage

13, Oct, 2023 @11:18 AM

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‘I was a shaking, gibbering wreck’: ex-Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding claims she was ‘bullied’ on the show
Fielding says the first year of working on the show was a ‘traumatic’ experience that included being forced to live with the Blue Peter dog against her will

Alexi Duggins

12, Oct, 2023 @12:21 PM

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‘Big Bird’s hands were on my shoulders!’: the psychology professor who teamed up with Sesame Street
Dr Laurie Santos’s classes on happiness are the most popular in Yale’s history. Now, her podcast has recruited some big, fluffy experts in joy to help families with their mental health

Hollie Richardson

22, Sep, 2023 @9:25 AM

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‘We were the original YouTubers’: Zippy, Dick and Dom, the Krankies and more on the death of kids’ telly
Kids’ TV legends open up about the golden age, how they’d get young people to tune in again – and why they couldn’t bear to chuck out the gunge tanks

Daisy Schofield

04, Sep, 2023 @1:32 PM

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From Fun House to Mr Majeika: the best shows CITV ever made – before closing for ever
Magic hair! Dungeon masters! Melanie and Martina! ITV’s home of children’s programming made some amazing shows before shutting down. Here are the finest

Stuart Heritage

01, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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