Friday, December 12, 2008

Long live Bagpuss

Following the death of Oliver Postage earlier this week and the bleary eyed recollections of Bagpuss et all,an interesting story in this morning's Mail

Modern children’s TV shows are better because they hold their young viewers’ attention more effectively than classics such as Andy Pandy and Bagpuss, a ground-breaking study found yesterday.
Programmes such as In the Night Garden are more appealing because they skilfully use vivid colours, repetitive words, music and high definition picture quality to give a ‘3D feeling’.
However, old favourites such as the Magic Roundabout and Button Moon often provoke negative reactions in children such as fidgeting, yawning and passive staring at the screen, said the study.

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