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Academy Award Winner Will Lend His Voice to a ‘Teletubbies’ Reboot

Apr 8, 2015  •  Post A Comment

It’s been 14 years since Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po got together to make a new episode of the hit British series “Teletubbies.”

teletubbiesThe Old Gang on the Original ‘Teletubbies”

The show is getting a reboot, says the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph: “The BBC show, which was last made 14-years ago, will relaunch on the CBeebies channel later this year with an all-star cast.”

One of the first to sign up is Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, the story says. Broadbent, who’s probably best known for playing potions teacher Horace E.F. Slughorn in the Harry Potter movies, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 2001 film “Iris.”

Broadbent is quoted in the story saying: “’Teletubbies’ is truly a British institution and it’s very exciting to be involved in bringing this global hit back to our TV screens. I’m really looking forward to working with the Teletubbies and giving them big hugs.”

The story adds, “Broadbent, 65, will play the part of the Voice Trumpet, which makes announcements in the show.”

The article also notes that “’Absolutely Fabulous’ star Jane Horrocks, who played Bubbles, will lend her voice to the show’s new ‘Tubby phone.’”

Despite being off the air for a number of years, the story notes: “The Teletubbies YouTube channel attracts almost 50 million views every month.”

To read more about the Teletubbies reboot, please click on the link, above, which will take you to the original article.

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