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Play School

For a whopping 24 years, ‘Play School’ blended tunes, pantomimes, and stories into a cocktail of gentle learning and fun. At its peak, it was helmed by a dynamic duo of hosts per episode (in this instance, Carol Chell and Iain Lauchlan), with a quirky squad of toys lending a hand. Picture this: two teddy bears, Little Ted and Big Ted, bringing the cuddle factor; two dolls, the ever-so-proper Hamble (who got the boot in 1986 for Poppy) and the floppy ragdoll Jemima, adding some doll drama; and the notorious Humpty, a plush egg with limbs and a face, stirring up trouble. It was educational entertainment with a twist, where the toys were almost as famous as the presenters!

Media Details
Content Type: Programme Titles
Picture: 4:3 Colour
Quality: HQ
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Production and Transmission
Production Co.:BBC Television
Country: United Kingdom
Channel / Service: BBC One
Talent and Credits
Presenters: Carol Chell, Iain Lauchlan
Writer: Robin Haldane
Producer: Anne Gobey
Director: Greg Childs
Posted by: Mark