Bagpuss is available on BBC iPlayer — the 1974 classic returns

Iconic children’s show Bagpuss has just landed on iPlayer, with every episode starring the loveable pink and white striped cat Made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, the charming children’s stop motion animation was first broadcast in 1974. Despite only having 13 episodes, the programme has remained hugely popular across generations. This is the same … >

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Bridgerton — Your Guide to the new series from Netflix

Bridgerton starts on Netflix on Christmas Day. What is it, and what do you need to know about it? We bring you the guide to this upcoming series. With 2020’s usual spate of delays, Birdgerton is finally set to appear on Netflix on Christmas Day, and it may be just the show to watch while you finish … >

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Audio review: Torchwood One – Machines

Back for a second box set based at Torchwood One after the success of Before The Fall, we return for another trio of London based stories with Yvonne Hartman and Ianto Jones, before their world was so rudely interrupted by warring Daleks and Cybermen. With a looser theme than the previous set, these stories begin … >

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Interview: David Walliams chats about his love of author Roald Dahl

David Walliams will host a one-off film celebrating Roald Dahl’s 10 best-selling children’s books on Channel 4 next month. The 90-minute special brings together a host of stars to mark the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth, including Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis, Mackenzie Crook, Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Vegas, Jessica Hynes and Miriam Margolyes. Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book will climax with the nation voting … >

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Paloma Faith and Stanley Tucci to star in ITV’s new ‘Peter Pan’ drama

ITV has ordered a brand new version of J.M. Barrie’s classic story, Peter Pan. Peter and Wendy “reinterprets this timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original”. Adapted by The Musketeers writer Adrian Hodges, the two-hour drama will feature singer Paloma Faith as Tinker Bell, Stanley Tucci (The … >

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‘The Box of Delights’ Episode 6 revisited: ‘Leave Us Not Little, Nor Yet Dark’

In 1984, the BBC produced one of the most memorable and ambitious children’s television programmes of all time. Based on the novel by John Masefield, The Box of Delights was a tick-all-the-boxes psychedelic alchemy that combined captivating story, superb ensemble performance and special effects that transcended the clunky, pre-digital technology of the age to create … >

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