Children's TV exhibition comes to Coventry

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2015-07-06 13:59:40

An exhibition of children's TV has opened in Coventry, UK.

The Story of Children’s Television at the city's Herbert Art Gallery & Museum features nostalgia-inducing puppets and archive clips from 1946 onwards.

The original Muffin the Mule puppet has been wowing the crowds since opening day on Friday, as has the original Gordon the Gopher.

A model of Thunderbirds' Tracy Island hideout, created by the Blue Peter team, is also on display, alongside a Grange Hill uniform.

The University of Warwick's Dr Helen Wheatley, who collaborated with the museum in producing the exhibition, told the BBC: "Everybody has their moment of children's television.

"Nostalgia is a major theme because it takes the viewer back to childhood, a time when life was simpler."

The event runs until September 13, when it moves to Portsmouth.

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