The Tiger who came to Tea

Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch cast for Channel 4's Mog's Christmas

The star-studded voice cast will be led by narrator Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), while Claire Foy (The Crown) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will star as Mrs and Mr Thomas, and Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter) and Maggie Steed (Paddington 2) as the Aunts.

Charlie Higson (The Fast Show) will play the Jolly Uncle, Zawe Ashton (Mr Malcolms List) one of Mog's neighbours, and comedian Gareth Berliner (Dr Who) the Chestnut Seller.

What does the future hold for children's TV?

The Tiger Who Came to Tea (credit: Channel 4)

Children are the canaries in the mine, picking things up first,” obser­ved Greg Childs, director of the Children’s Media Foundation, as he introduced an RTS debate on how children’s TV and content movers and shakers are adapting to the fact that young people have migrated online.

An optimistic tone was established from the start by Alice Webb, the outgoing head of BBC Children’s and ­Education, who asserted: “Yes, the kids are absolutely fine. They have more choice than they ever had. They are exercising choice and are after things that interest them.