The creator of the Teletubbies is saddened by plans to bring the cult children's show back to TV.
The series, which spawned a hit chart single masterminded by Simon Cowell, is to be revived by the BBC 14 years after it went off air, but creator Anne Wood fears rebooting the old show is not a good idea.
She tells Radio Times magazine, "I couldn't bring myself to [watch the new show]... All my programmes are like my children. It's like seeing a child remade in somebody else's image... They bought it and I can't do anything about that.
"I'm a bit sad... People feel safer remaking hits of the past rather than investing in something new... I'm just saying that there are such a lot of programmes being remade and I just feel the children's television industry is worth more than that. It would be nice if more encouragement was given to new work."
Wood's original show, featuring colourful aliens Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, ran from 1997 to 2001 with 365 episodes.
source: newshub archive