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Teletubbies returning for new episodes on CBeebies

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Teletubbies will return to screens with brand new episodes on CBeebies.

DHX Media - the producers of the much-loved children's series - have announced that 60 new instalments are entering production, in partnership with UK production company Darrall Macqueen.

Teletubbies

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Teletubbies will return to screens with 60 new episodes in production for CBeebies


The new series will feature the same characters as the original, but the styling will be refreshed in a bid to give the show a "contemporary look".

Kay Benbow, Controller at CBeebies, said: "Teletubbies is an enduringly popular series with our youngest viewers, although no new episodes have been made for over ten years. I think that now is the right time to create new episodes of this much-loved, iconic show for the current CBeebies audience.

"I'm sure they will engage with and delight in the activities of Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po, in the same way that children and parents did when they first appeared on our screens.

"Darrall Macqueen are incredibly experienced and talented producers of top quality children's programmes and early development and test shoots have persuaded me that CBeebies viewers are in for a wonderful treat."

The Teletubbies: Tinky Winkie, Dipsy, La La, Po

© Rex Features / Moviestore Collection


Steven DeNure, President and COO of DHX Media, added: "Having acquired Teletubbies, one of the most significant and globally successful television properties, we are committed to developing the brand for today's children.

"Kids' entertainment of this calibre captivates generation after generation so we believe there is considerable demand for an enhanced, contemporary version."

Teletubbies launched in March 1997 and became one of the most successful children's brands across the world.

Meanwhile, the series is currently shortlisted in a Radio Times and BFI poll to find the UK's favourite children's shows through the decades.

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