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A toddler/infant adventure garden which tip-toes between the twilight state of a child being awake and moving through to a state of sleep. It is somewhat psychedelic, yet to a child it is ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Derek Jacobi ...  Himself - Narrator 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Nick Kellington Nick Kellington ...  Igglepiggle 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Andy Wareham ...  Tombliboo Unn 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Rebecca Hyland Rebecca Hyland ...  Upsy Daisy 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Isaac Blake Isaac Blake ...  Tombliboo Ooo 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Holly Denoon Holly Denoon ...  Tombliboo Ooo 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Justyn Towler Justyn Towler ...  Makka Pakka 100 episodes, 2007-2009
Elisa Laghi Elisa Laghi ...  Tombliboo Eee 100 episodes, 2007-2009
CeCelia Wickham-Anderson CeCelia Wickham-Anderson ...  Singer 100 episodes, 2007-2009
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A toddler/infant adventure garden which tip-toes between the twilight state of a child being awake and moving through to a state of sleep. It is somewhat psychedelic, yet to a child it is fun, imaginative, colourful and, as the programme comes to a close, relaxing and sweet. Written by Dean Mark Anthony

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£14,500,000 (estimated)
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Narrator: Igglepiggle iggle onk, we're going to catch... the Ninky Nonk.
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A fantastic half-hour of relaxation.
21 March 2010 | by guttlesswonderSee all my reviews

Like any caring family member, I'm concerned about what my niece watches and what lessons she is learning especially at such a young age. I outright refuse to allow my Sister (her mum) to put anything on I consider wasteful and generally trash (cough spongebob cough).

I'm going to out right admit that at first I hated the Idea of ITNG until I actually saw the effect the show has on my niece. She is literally Mesemerized by the show, and sitting with her watching it I can see why.

The whole point of this show is not to be witty, educational or have some deeper meaning to it; it's simply there so parent/child, family/child can watch the show together for half an hour of calming TV before bedtime. All in all I believe my niece loves it so much because its really the time she gets to relax and enjoy being a kid.

I'm sorry, but If you are forcing your child to watch educational shows or learn something every minute of the day, you are awful, awful parents. You can't cram knowledge into your kids and expect them to retain everything. Is that how you learnt as a child? Relentless, unforgiving absorption of knowledge? Like hell you did.

The calm, quiet breaks and relaxing nature of ITNG are the periods that lets kids process the information they have learnt without burdening them with more things to try learn and understand. Stop forcing your own social inadequacies on your kids, and just sit back and enjoy some good old magical adventure with some colourful and enjoyable characters to watch. It's fun, you can sing along and generally enjoy being with your family without having to think about anything. And played about an hour before bedtime makes the task so much easier. I'd much rather put my niece to bed after watching half an hour of this peaceful, calming, magical TV show than force another round of learning to count/read/dance/understand the importance of the race-class divide in modern America (aka Sesame Street).

I will concede the education aspects are lacking (hence 8 stars). So here's a solution: don't have it be the Only show your kids get to watch. But don't dismiss it either simply on face value, because I can tell you; you'd be missing out otherwise.


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