New CGI Orinoco outside the burrow door

Mike Batt: ‘I’m not ashamed of The Wombles’

While promoting his new album, A Classical Tale, Mike Batt gave an update on the forthcoming Wombles TV series and discussed how he’s rediscovered the fun of The Wombles.

The Big Tidy Up poster

The Wombles launch The Big Tidy Up

Keep Britain Tidy launched its Diamond Jubilee Big Tidy Up with the help of The Wombles, Kirstie Allsopp and local schoolchildren on Wimbledon Common.

Justin Johnson interviews Mike Batt

Mike Batt at the BFI celebration of Children’s BBC

Mike Batt was interviewed about The Wombles at a special BFI event, A Celebration Of BBC Children’s Characters. The BFI also announced the winners of the Radio Times poll to find the nation’s favourite children’s TV characters.

New CGI Orinoco eating cake

Mike Batt confirms future Wombles plans

Mike Batt has confirmed that he’s planning a brand new Wombles TV series and a film – see the press coverage and fans’ reactions.

Elaine Batt

Wombles costume designer Elaine Batt dies

Mike Batt’s mother Elaine has died of cancer, aged 87. Elaine Batt’s Womble costumes played a pivotal role in the success of the Wombles pop group.

Mike Batt

Mike Batt receives honour for services to the Queen

Mike Batt has been awarded Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to the royal household. The Queen is said to be a fan of The Wombles…

Orinoco and the big black umbrella

Common vision: 40 years of The Wombles on TV

It’s 40 years since The Wombles first appeared on our TV screens on 5 February 1973 – take a look back at the making of the programme and the people involved.

Speeches from Kate Robertson and Roy Burke outside the exhibition

Wombles exhibition opens on Alderney

The Wombles exhibition was launched on 30 June 2012 with a ‘grand opening’ event – featuring a choir, a children’s dance troupe, a street procession, Great Uncle Bulgaria, and Elisabeth Beresford’s daughter Kate. Read about the exhibition, see the photos and watch the video.