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Brand new In The Night Garden for CBeebies

In The Night Garden

February. It's the depths of winter, colds and flu abound and no-one really wants to go outside. Well here's one good reason for tots and their parents to snuggle up on the sofa – 20 fresh new episodes of the hugely popular children's television sensation In The Night Garden are coming exclusively to CBeebies and the BBC HD channel.

Starting on Monday 9 February 2009, a brand new episode will transmit daily at 6.00pm (Monday-Friday) for 20 episodes, making four weeks of fabulous Night Garden fun as part of CBeebies' The Bedtime Hour, as well as a simulcast on BBC HD.

In The Night Garden has become a family favourite on the nation's most loved children's TV channel, CBeebies.

Launched just two years ago, In The Night Garden is now a TV sensation and its characters are household names for the under-fours.

An overnight success, the show has won the Best Pre-School Live Action Children's BAFTA Award for two consecutive years, in 2007 and 2008.

Loved by children and their parents alike, the show has garnered accolades from press and public with viewing figures to match.

And not just in the UK. In The Night Garden has gone global with more than 29 countries from Australia to Poland and Canada to Holland now screening the show.

These new 20 episodes will take the series total to 100, ensuring the show will live on CBeebies for many years to come.

Controller of CBeebies, Michael Carrington, said: "In The Night Garden is our top rating show and it has taken its place in the heart of our schedule and the hearts of our viewers. Wherever I go, parents talk about the show with fondness and enthusiasm, so I'm delighted that we have 20 new episodes to share with our young viewers and their families."

In The Night Garden has been produced by Ragdoll Productions and was created by Andrew Davenport who, with Anne Wood, created the Teletubbies.

It is best described as a modern televisual interpretation of a nursery rhyme picture book with loveable characters inhabiting a magical place that exists between waking and sleeping in a child's imagination.

Filmed in a real woodland setting, In The Night Garden is specially created for the under-fours, exploring the dreaming time between waking and sleeping.

Reached by following a magical little blue star, the Night Garden is a warm and affectionate world which is home to a comical and diverse community of toys, living happily together.

The series is narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi.

So join Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and all their Night Garden friends for more delightful, colourful, garden fun from Monday 9 February.


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