children’s shows
Zig & Zag to return to TV

Zig & Zag to return to TV

Media site Broadcast are reporting that iconic 90's puppets Zig and Zag are set to return to TV. The pair, who made their name on The Big Breakfast are to return in a cartoon wrritten by creators Ciarán Morrison and Mick O'Hara and is set to follow the pair's...

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Dangermouse voice Cast Announced

Dangermouse voice Cast Announced

CBBC have announced the voice cast for the updated version of Dangermouse which is expected in 2015. Pointless host Alexander Armstrong will voice the iconic children's character taking over from original voice talent Sir David Jason. Alexander will be joined by...

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ITV to re-invent The Thunderbirds

ITV Studios has announced to say they plan  re-invent the Classic Thunderbirds series 50 years on from its first television debut. ITV Studios and New Zealand based Pukeko Pictures, in collaboration with world-famous Weta Workshop (Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of...

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Dustbin Baby, BBC1

Dustbin Baby, BBC1

Did we like it? It's a hard life if you're dumped in a bin behind a pizza restaurant on the day you're born but, in the wonderful world of BBC1 Sunday afternoon drama, it'll be alright in the end and you'll have a shiny pink mobile phone for your birthday alongside...

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Clay, BBC1

Did we like it? Peter Tabern's adaptation of David Almond's spooky novel was perfect for a damp Sunday afternoon – but deserved a more prominent slot and some decent promotion. What was good about it? • We enjoyed the juxtaposition of teeth-chattering and toe-tapping...

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High School Musical 2, Disney Channel

Did we like it? Not as much as the first film, but it it's almost as gay (in both senses of the word), colourful, corny, uplifting and sweet as candy. What was good about it? • The best song was the opening number, What Time Is It? (hooray, it is summer time rather...

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Tiswas Reunited, ITV1

Did we like it? After seeing the reception the BBC reunion of Swap Shop received, some nostalgic 30-something commissioning editor at ITV made the obvious move of bringing back together the Tiswas team for one night only. So Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Lenny Henry,...

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In The Night Garden, BBC2

Binty McMusk, child psychopsychoanaylst for For All Our Futures explains how In The Night Garden is just another attempt by the Trotskyite BBC to indoctrinate all our children to the communist ideals that can only lead to the continued corrosion of our already...

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The Sarah Jane Adventures, BBC1

Did we like it? An oddly beguiling children’s drama enhanced by strong performances and a rich seam of ideas; although it is a seam that has been mined quite vigorously before by many British science-fiction dramas. What was good about it? • Russell T Davies's...

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The Hogfather, Sky One

Did we like it? An enjoyable romp in the imaginative Discworld of Terry Pratchett slightly marred by being overlong. What was good about it? • Going against the grain of the tortuous nature of much of the opening episode, the characters were all quickly established...

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It Started With Swap Shop, BBC2

Did we like it? A good idea ruined by an whooping studio audience getting far too excited about Space Dust and Posh Paws' roar and laughing far too readily at Noel Edmonds' attempts at humour. What was good about it? • The juxtaposition of a boring boy who collects...

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Jackanory Night, BBC4

Did we like it? A pleasant skip down memory lane in which the subtle skills of storytellers such as Kenneth Williams and Tony Robinson delighted, but by the end we had remembered why we rarely watched it during our childhood. What was good about it? • Kenneth Williams...

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Johnny and the Bomb, BBC1

Sunday 15 January 2006 Did we like it? It would be a much poorer world if BBC1 didn't indulge us with these Sunday afternoon family dramas every now and again. They're not quite aimed at our demographic but this three-piece adaptation from Terry Pratchett's novel...

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Johnny and the Bomb, BBC1

Did we like it? It would be a much poorer world if BBC1 didn't indulge us with these Sunday afternoon family dramas every now and again. They're not quite aimed at our demographic but this three-piece adaptation from Terry Pratchett's novel seemed to be pretty...

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100 Greatest Cartoons, Channel 4

What to say if you like it? An underrated but much loved art form gets a well deserved evening to run through all the wide and varied examples of the genre and how it has delighted all ages for almost as long as film itself. What to say if you didn't like it? An...

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Fungus The Bogeyman, BBC1

What’s it all about? Fungus is one of the breed of subterranean bogeymen – green troll-like, wilfully filthy creatures who try to scare humans by breaking into their homes at night and dirtying the furniture. What to say if you liked it A glorious adaptation of the...

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