Teletubbies reboot: Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, La La and Po are back

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2015 09:55 IST

The first image of the upcoming reboot of British BBC children's television series Teletubbies has been revealed.

The revamp of the classic children's show, which stars Fearne Cotton and Jim Broadbent, will air later this year, reported Guardian.

Jane Horrocks will also voice the character of the new Tubby Phone, a mobile device that will transport Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po into the modern world. Black Mirror actor Daniel Rigby will narrate the series, while Misfits actor Antonia Thomas will deliver the opening and closing lines.

A total of 60 new Teletubbies episodes will air on CBeebies, and will be produced by DHX Media and UK production company Darrall Macqueen.

Fearne Cotton said of her role: "Teletubbies holds a special place in my heart, so I'm honoured to be part of this well-loved TV show."

She added: "As a mum, I am sure the new series will enthral a whole new generation of children across Britain, and I will certainly be watching with my kids!"

The original series launched in March 1997 and became one of the most successful children's brands across the world.

Co-creator Anne Wood recently admitted that she is "sad" about the show getting a remake.

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