'Jemima' from BBC children's television series 'Play School'

Made:
1964-1988 in United Kingdom
maker:
British Broadcasting Corporation

'Jemima', soft toy from BBC children's programme 'Play School'.

'Play School' was broadcast every weekday morning on the BBC from 1964 to 1988. Its format, aimed at pre-school children, remained almost unchanged: songs, dances, dressing up, pets, films of the outside world 'seen' through one of three windows, and the real stars of 'Play School' - the toys.

The 'Play School' toys were Humpty (a plush version of the nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty), teddies Big Ted and Little Ted, ragdoll Jemima, and plastic doll Hamble (replaced by Poppy in the mid 1980s). This doll, Jemima, was one of the only toys to make it from the very first to very last show.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2008-5093/3
Materials:
synthetic fibre and textile
type:
toy - recreational artefact
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • component - object
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford