Children’s icon is 45 not out
IT’S Play School ’ s 45th birthday this month and aren’t Big Ted, Jemima, Humpty and the crew holding their age well?
All the toys get a start in the slick new opening titles as Play School ushers in 20 new episodes to mark its birthday.
Even the Play School theme song gets a subtle rework.
From there it’s down to the business of an interactive and educational show which has been Play School ’ s strength through more than four decades and 86 presenters.
No navel-gazing birthday celebrations in the first of the new episodes – although the observation from presenter Andrew McFarlane ‘‘ Jemima finds it hard to see’’ as the raggedy doll is given a front-row seat at a show put on by the human Play Schoolers elicited a giggle from this reviewer.
She mightn’t look 45, but Jemima’s eyesight might not be what it used to be.