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Kids TV takes over the tram

Date published: 06 August 2014

HUMPTY Dumpty, Basil Brush and the Cookie Monster will be indulging in a spot of tram travel to celebrate a new exhibition.

Icons of kids TV are now featuring on Metrolink trams to promote “Here’s One We Made Earlier”, which tells the story of over 90 years of BBC Children’s broadcasting and runs until October 12 at The Lowry in Salford Quays.

Parents and children can also listen out for surprise announcements on the network by CBeebies star Justin Lewis, also known as Mr Tumble, with other favourites making announcements in weeks to come.

Passengers can get to The Lowry on the Eccles and MediaCityUK lines using the Harbour City and MediaCityUK stops.


Peter Cushing, Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink director, said: “Metrolink offers a quick and fun way for families to easily get to The Lowry to enjoy this great new exhibition.

“Whether on radio or TV we’ve all grown up alongside some of these colourful characters and we’re happy to have them on the trams, although we’ve warned the Cookie Monster and the White Witch they need to behave themselves.

“Remember to ‘sit comfortably’ and the tram will begin!”

Anyone showing their Metrolink ticket or pass at The Lowry’s Tower coffee shop will get 10 per cent off and children eat free in The Lowry Restaurant with every adult dining.
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Fantastic stuff! A real blast from the past for those of us still very much young at heart. Pity it's limited to the BBC. Would have loved to see Worzel Gummidge, the Rainbow gang (Zippy, Bungle and George) etc, looking out as the tram's rushed past.

Oh, by the way, we all know what Rastamouse's love of cheese is a metaphor for.


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