Tinky winky dipsy laa laa and po
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The children's show is returning after almost 20 years since Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po first made their debut. Now the creatures - famous for their Eh-oh! Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent and presenter Fearne Cotton were previously announced as the new voice cast. Producers have previously revealed that Jane Horrocks will voice a must-have 21st century gadget - a mobile-style phone in the pre-school series. Broadbent and Cotton will be heard coming through the voice trumpets that pop out of the ground in the CBeebies remake, due to air later this year.
The original show ended in , but a new version arrived in on CBeebies. And now 60 new episodes are being made with a star cast, including comic David Walliams , 45, and singer Rochelle Humes , Jess Smith, who played the baby sun which rose at the start of the show in the original series, right, is now 21 and training to be a dance teacher. It can also be seen on the Teletubbies YouTube channel, which gets more than million global views a month. Actor Pui Fan Lee, who played Po from to , later played a lesbian in Channel 4 show Metrosexuality, where her behaviour was far removed from Teletubbies. Laa-Laa is the cuddly girl who is always seen with her ball.
The programme focuses on four multi-coloured creatures known as "Teletubbies", named after the television screens implanted in their abdomens. Recognised throughout popular culture for the uniquely shaped antenna protruding from the head of each character, the Teletubbies communicate through gibberish and were designed to bear resemblance to toddlers. The series rapidly became a commercial success in Britain and abroad. Though the original run ended in ,  sixty new episodes were ordered in The programme takes place in a grassy, floral landscape populated by rabbits with bird calls audible in the background. The main shelter of the four Teletubbies is an earth house known as the "Tubbytronic Superdome" implanted in the ground and accessed through a hole at the top or an especially large semicircular door at the dome's foot.