Teletubbies come back with smart technology

Teletubbies, one of children’s favourite TV shows, is coming back to the screens with a few changes

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

One of the most iconic children’s shows, the Teletubbies will be back, on screen with modernisation and smart technology.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are coming back nearly 18 years after they first emerged from the Teletubbies house.

The original Teletubbies began in 1997. It was estimatedly watched by 1 billion children in more than 100 countries.

However, there are a few changes on the format. The happy quartet will have touch screens on their stomachs for the digital generation instead of a TV screen.

Although the TV screen is taken away from their tummies they will still have antennas on their heads.

A cast of voices for the Teletubbies will include Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent and former BBC Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton and  Jane Horrocks voicing a mobile-style phone.

Stand-up comedian and Eric and Ernie actor Daniel Rigby will narrate the new series. Sunshine lines at the opening and closing will be voiced by actor Antonia Thomas.

Producers said “Teletubbies had been subtly updated to cater for today’s pre-schoolers and had retained their loveable, huggable distinctive features.”