The Wombles re-released their classic Christmas hit, Wombling Merry Christmas, on December 12th, 2011. It faced competition for the coveted Christmas Number 1 slot from the likes of the X Factor winner; Nirvana and the cast of hit reality show The Only Way Is Essex.
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They're coming. (Thanks to Channel 5).
Forget all the supposedly exciting past months' come-backs; 'N Sync, Eminem, forget 'em! A furry-nosed gang are coming our way to clean up Wimbledon Common on our television screens once more.
Orinoco, Dontcha Know.
The Wombles are going to return to children's television, according to Channel 5. For those unfamiliar with the much loved 1970s children's TV show, The Wombles were a society of fuzzy haired, pointy nosed...things...who collected rubbish whilst living in elaborate burrows across London's Wimbledon Common. As well as entertaining children with innocent tales of friendship, adventure and working hard together, the show instilled a sense of ecological responsibility with its recycling message.
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What should the new film be about?
Hankering for some Womble action? Fancy seeing them back on the small screen? The big screen? You can have both; Mike Batt has announced on his website that he and his company – Dramatico – have a majority stake in Wombles Copyright Holdings Ltd. And they’re coming back.
The Wombles perform at Glasto 2011
"This announcement can only be a teaser I'm afraid, regarding planned activity and probable project partners. Suffice to say we have plans for two new 26-part TV series, a feature length movie and an interactive online 'Wombles World' experience," he wrote.
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The Wombles Tuesday 13th December 2011 The Wombles ride on Barclays Cycle Hire better known as 'Boris Bikes' on the way to a show on Radio 2 to promote the 'Wombling Merry Christmas' single. London, England