Sunday, January 18, 2009

Remember You're a Womble!

In the 70s, I spent many contented holidays with cousins in England. They had young children so I have happy memories of pantomimes and Dr. Who and The Wombles. I was delighted when Jurgen Gothe played the Wombles' signature tune on his CBC radio show Farrago.

I am somewhat amazed that a family of fat, furry creatures who collect litter was so popular with children. I wonder if it would be nowadays. However, as an adult, Uncle Bulgaria still delights me. And the show’s message of picking up litter certainly fits with modern-day concerns about the environment.


Stephanie V said...

Ah, the magic of videotape.

Jen said...

It reminds me of the Fraggles! But with an accent.