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.

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.

The Wombles outside HMV with the Wombling Merry Christmas CD cover

The Wombles visit HMV on Oxford Street

The Wombles band launched their new Wombling Merry Christmas single with a personal appearance at HMV Oxford Circus on Sunday, 11 December. See what happened…