Children's TV

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‘Can it get more Aussie?’: Bluey State of Origin episode tells a relatable tale of a family divided
Retired commentator Ray Warren appears in the episode, which has been praised for its heartwarming – and wrenching – depiction of the epic contest

Michael Sun

24, Jun, 2022 @3:56 AM

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Jean Kenward obituary
Other lives: Poet and children’s author, and the creator of Ragdolly Anna, whose adventures were dramatised for television in the 1980s

Andrew Chesterman

22, Jun, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Floella Benjamin: ‘I’m Miss Optimist. I don’t let the bad things eat me up’
From Windrush child to Play School presenter to baroness, Floella Benjamin reflects on her remarkable life

Tim Jonze

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The cult of Bluey: how a kids’ cartoon became a bible for modern parenting
Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman adore it, critics rave about it and a podcast dissects every episode: why does a series about a six-year-old dog and her family inspire so much devotion among grown-ups?

Tom Lamont

11, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Rose Ayling-Ellis to read CBeebies bedtime story in British Sign Language
Strictly Come Dancing champion will make her debut in CBeebies story corner with Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘No, not Bluey’: report hit show could be cancelled ‘completely untrue’, Australian producers say
The report prompted outcry from fans and parents but producers say there are no plans to stop making the beloved cartoon

Amanda Meade

05, May, 2022 @3:59 AM

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‘People are going to get eaten!’ How to turn adult sci-fi into kids’ TV with bite
From bone-crunching dinosaurs to instant space death, the creators of Jurassic World and Star Trek’s child-focused TV show tell all – including Spielberg’s top advice

Duncan Barrett

28, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Ditch the Tardis! Seven ways Russell T Davies could revive Doctor Who
The BBC series was rebooted in 2005 to great acclaim – now the original showrunner is back to revive the show’s flagging ratings. Here are some suggestions to get it back in action

Martin Belam

15, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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David McKee helped to shape my life as an artist | Letter
Letter: The children’s author and illustrator David McKee was a formative influence on Richard Deacon

Letters

10, Apr, 2022 @5:23 PM

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John Craven’s Newsround was cherished by us grownups too | Letters
Letters: Alan McElevey on the programme’s popularity among his fellow shift workers, and Clive Merrison on missing out on the top presenting job

Letters

08, Apr, 2022 @4:03 PM

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David McKee obituary
Creator of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and Mr Benn, who wrote and illustrated children’s classics

Julia Eccleshare

08, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Elmer and Mr Benn author David McKee dies at 87
Author and illustrator of the children’s books including Elmer, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard has died following a short illness

Lucy Knight

07, Apr, 2022 @12:10 PM

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