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Surreal Kids Classic The Clangers Coming Back to the BBC

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC has announced plans to fund a modern revival of ancient alien/mouse puppet show The Clangers, which will be back to baffle and quite possibly terrify a new generation of young kids from 2015.

Original series co-creator Peter Firmin is also helping manage the return of the whistling puppet show, saying of the update: "It was magical for its time, but this is a new Clangers for a new age!" -- which is a bit worrying. The last thing the low-budget sock-puppet show needs is a lens-flare-heavy, CG-fest re-imagining. [BBC]