Tag "Jim Henson"

Memorable Telly Puppets

Last week Emu, once the famous feathered sidekick of the late Rod Hull, sold for nearly £10,000 at an auction. A perfect excuse for ATV Today to take a look at some of our favourite TV puppets.

That Puppet Game Show panned on Twitter

BBC One offered up something ‘new’ this evening with a game show run by puppets where two celebrities do battle to win money for charity, however the show has been overwhelmingly panned by viewers who voiced their opinions on Twitter.

Muppets’ boss Jane Nebel Henson dies aged 78

Jane Nebel Henson, along with husband Jim Henson (pictured left with the Muppets) proved a successful partnership with his creation The Muppets. She played an ‘influential’ role in getting The Muppet Show commissioned. When all the American networks turned the series down, it was ultimately made in Britain by ATV for ITV before finding global success.