The pink creatures return to entertain a new generation
Iconic British children's series, The Clangers, officially returned to the small screen yesterday, 46 years after the first episode aired. 484,000 people tuned in to see the reappearance of the treasured characters.
CBeebies is playing host to 52 episodes of the loveable pink creatures who live on a small blue planet. The classic, which enchanted viewers in the 1970s, has had a £5 million makeover.
Originally narrated by Oliver Postgate, the revival will be voiced by Michael Palin, who is most known for Monty Python. He says: "It's one of the best things I've ever been offered. It's a classic, you know... I mean for children's shows, it's like the Hamlet".
The name 'Clangers' refers to the 'clang' flipped open by the creatures which reveal their home underneath the planet. The family are most known for their distinctive whistles and generous nature.