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.

BBC Radio 4 - Last Word

Elisabeth Beresford obituary on Radio 4

Elisabeth Beresford is featured in BBC Radio 4’s weekly obituary programme, Last Word, which marks the lives of significant figures who have died recently. The programme includes tributes from Bernard Cribbins and Mike Batt.

Elisabeth Beresford holding an Uncle Bulgaria toy

Wombles fans pay tribute to Elisabeth Beresford

Elisabeth Beresford, the creator of the Wombles, has died at the age of 84. After suffering heart failure, she passed away on Christmas Eve at the Mignot Memorial Hospital on Alderney in the Channel Islands.