14:07 16 October 2013
The Clangers, A beloved classic children’s TV show that debuted in 1969, is coming back to UK television.
The show follows the tales of pink-mouse-like creatures that live on a cold blue planet, not far from Earth.
Co-creator Peter Firmin described the show as “magical” in a statement. He said: "When you watch the original Clangers you have to make allowances for the limitations of the animation techniques when it was made.
"It was magical for its time, but this is a new Clangers for a new age!"
The Clangers was first shown on BBC 1 in November 1969 just four months after the NASA’s moon landing. The characters also appeared in Doctor Who.
Daniel Postage, the son of the original writer and narrator of the original series will write the show’s 21st Century incarnation. He said: "I've always loved Clangers. I was about five years old when it was made - just the right age.
"The new Clangers is not something we've rushed into. It has been carefully considered."
CBeebies controller Kay Benbow added: "Nostalgia is a funny thing, and we always think very carefully about remakes or re-imaginings of classic children's programmes.
"The Clangers is a programme that has an enduring magic. The new proposition has been built firmly upon the joyful foundations of the original, and will be produced by a team of exceptional talent which includes the extraordinary Peter Firmin."
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