Apparently BAgpuss is the nation’s favourite children’s TV animal – according to a survey of 1,100 people. Trailing behind came Tom and Jerry, Winnie the Pooh, the Magic Roundabout team, DangerMouse, Shaun the Sheep, Paddington Bear, Top Cat, Scooby-Doo and Basil Brush.
The story does not make clear if the choice was limited to these creatures or if others such as the dragon from Ivor the Engine, Alberto of Amazing Animal Band fame, Roland Rat, or the Chuckle Brothers were included.
This story has two shocks for me. First, that someone survyed people about this. Second, that someone thought the result of such a survey was newsworthy. That I then comment on this says more about me than about that.