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.

Elisabeth Beresford on Alderney in 1979

Wombles exhibition on Alderney confirmed

An official exhibition paying tribute to Elisabeth Beresford, creator and author of The Wombles, will go ahead this summer on Alderney in the Channel Islands, opening on 30 June.

Carphone Warehouse advert with Tomsk

Wombles in Carphone Warehouse adverts

The Wombles and Bernard Cribbins are appearing in the latest advertising campaign for mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse.