Andy Pandy - string puppet

Description:
This Andy Pandy string puppet was used in the BBC TV Watch with Mother series. Andy Pandy was first seen on television in 1950 in a new programme aimed at three- to four-year-old children. Maria Bird and the programme producer Freda Lingstrom created Andy Pandy. The puppet's head is made of moulded rubber. A number of moulds showing slight variations in facial expression were produced before the final version was chosen. Watch with Mother was the first BBC television series aimed specifically at pre-school children.
Production Date:
1951-1957
ID no:
MoL_91.99/1
Object Size:
Length: 330 mm
Copyright:
© The estate of Freda Lingstrom
Object Material:
rubber & natural fibre (unidentified)

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