Saturday, 25 June 2011

Handstitching on the TV

I was banned by my parents from watching TV channels with adverts when I was little and I'm rebelling by allowing Amelia to watch this show on Channel 5. It's called Hana's Helpline and it's about animals in Wales with problems, they phone a duck called Hana and she sorts them out, with help from Owen the Owl and Beti the bat. Like all the best kid's TV, it's stop motion but this time made with felt puppets, which are exceptionally cute and the attention to detail is fantastic - my favourites are Owen the Owl and Ernie the Eagle! It doesn't look like it, but these are photos I took directly of our TV during the programme - I'm pretty impressed and just a little smug that I didn't even have to pay for it - it was a free gift last summer in place of my usual mobile phone upgrade - the first time I've ever owned a TV larger than a portable and our first flat screen, too. Very swish for us!


Swirlyarts said...

Double quack, double quack! We have seen this on 5 at my mums. I'm one of those who doesn't let the kids watch tv with ads on it too :)

theothermousie said...

My kids are probably too old to watch this now - but I think I may just have to tune in instead - looks fab! WHo knows - it may help me with my problem solving too... ; )

Elspeth said...

I was never allowed to watch channels with adverts either!

My grandad used to tape kids programmes on STV, missing out the adverts. heh.

He really hated them that much.

Girl_Industries said...

I don't think it did me any harm, I was more scarred by my lack of pop culture knowledge from not getting to see films like any James Bond, ET, The Goonies and later on, Top Gun etc. I got to watch loads of effing Sinbad at my grandparents' house, though (BBC 2 if I remember correctly?) These days I'm more likely to listen to the radio through the TV than watch something :)