Children's TV

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Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett dies aged 93
The experimental educator teamed up with television producer Joan Ganz Cooney to create Sesame Street after seeing his daughter interact with a TV

Sian Cain

25, Jan, 2023 @12:45 AM

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I made my mum a brush out of a coat hanger and two balls of wool – the Christmas present I’ll never forget
Having no money and no clue, I took my gifting advice from Blue Peter. My mother put the homemade object in a drawer – and we never spoke of it again

Stuart Jeffries

22, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show review – isn’t it time for a breakdancing canine caper?
The hero of the children’s animated TV series is on top form in a riotous adaptation that gets the squirrels singing and screaming

Tim Jonze

19, Dec, 2022 @1:16 PM

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How we made Christmas classic The Box of Delights: ‘For the snow scenes, a fire engine followed us around squirting foam’
‘We used real wolves for the Roman camp part. They were meant to be attacking – but they kept running away with their tails between their legs’

Interviews by Chris Broughton

12, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘We got so many things wrong!’ – How we made Hey Duggee
The creator of the fabulously silly show reveals how it was almost called Chop Chop – while its busiest voice artist recalls playing an antelope golfer in the style of Katharine Hepburn

Interviews by Stuart Heritage

05, Dec, 2022 @3:12 PM

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Goodbye Molly and Mack – CBeebies’ most adorable show
Preschoolers and their parents have been charmed by this heartwarming ensemble drama, set in a local community centre. Its final episode airs today – and it will be greatly missed

Catherine Shoard

25, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Three things with Emma Watkins: ‘I lost something precious but it eventually came back to me’
In our weekly interview about objects, the children’s entertainer and ex-Yellow Wiggle tells us about recovering family heirlooms and her 1996 Ryde School Spectacular costume

As told to Katie Cunningham

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Auntie and the NHS have shaped our lives | Letters
Letters: Both institutions have great value but are reviled by the current government, observes Graham Head, while Jean Minall says Ian Jack’s mother would have been listening on the wireless


28, Oct, 2022 @4:29 PM

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Olga da Polga: Paddington Bear author’s much-loved guinea pig comes to the small screen
Michael Bond’s 1971 creation – inspired by his daughter’s pet – is starring in a new CBeebies series this autumn

Vanessa Thorpe

23, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Muppets in Moscow: the wild story behind Sesame Street in Russia
In an unexpected new book, Nastasha Lance Rogoff recalls some difficult and at times dangerous tales of making Ulitsa Sezam

David Smith in Washington

18, Oct, 2022 @4:03 PM

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The 10 strangest but also best Australian kids’ TV shows – sorted
No producer in the industry has ever said no to an idea, and we’re a better country for it. Here are the most culturally significant shows for children

Paul Verhoeven

25, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Theatre world pays tribute after death of Marcello Magni
Italian actor, who often worked with his wife Kathryn Hunter, was a co-founder of Complicité, a gifted clown and a voiceover artist for Pingu

Chris Wiegand

19, Sep, 2022 @10:11 AM

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