According to the BBC, not one, but two iconic children’s television series are set to return to the small screen. Danger Mouse AND Teletubbies will resume production with new episodes airing on CBeebies in 2015.
Danger Mouse, the English mouse/Secret Agent who wore a patch over one eye was voiced by Sir David Jason, and his bespectacled hamster sidekick, Penfold, played by the late Terry Scott, originally ran in the UK from 1981 to 1992. For the 21st century version, Danger Mouse and Penfold’s HQ will continue to be in a red postbox, although it will now be packed with cutting-edge technology as befitting any modern action mouse. DM’s iconic eye patch will be replaced by an “i-patch” equipped with multiple state-of-the art functions. The BBC has ordered 52 episodes with Danger Mouse and Penrod continuing their battles with the evil toad, Baron Silas Greenback.
New episodes of the BBC children’s favorite Teletubbies are to be made for the first time in more than a decade. The series, which originally premiered in 1997, will return in 2015 with 60 new episodes. Like Danger Mouse, the new Teletubbies will incorporate more CGI special effects and other updated elements to reflect technological advances designed to ‘reinvigorate the show for future generations’.
The iconic Teletubby-land hill that was home to Dipsy, Laa-laa, Tinky Winky and Po was turned into a pond a couple of years back because its owner was sick of tourists visiting the vacated site in Warwickshire following the shutdown of production in 2001. The new episodes will be a filmed on a replica of the show’s distinctive original outdoor set. No word yet as to whether or not Noo-Noo and the baby in the sun will sign up for the newest incarnation.