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Proper Children's Telly...Paddington

It was back in 1958 that the world was first introduced to the little bear with impeccable manners and a liking for marmalade sandwiches. Michael Bond was working as a cameraman for the BBC at the time but was also a keen writer. One Christmas, while looking for a gift for his wife in Selfridges, he came across a teddy bear sitting all alone on a shelf with no other toys to keep him company. Feeling sorry for the lonesome bear, he took him home and thus, the idea for a series of books which has captivated both children and adults alike for over half a century, was born.

The first Paddington book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published in 1958. This most enduring of children's literary characters has since featured in twenty-five more books, with the most recent being released in 2017, the same year in which Michael Bond passed away aged 91. In 2014, a whole new audience was introduced to the lovable bear as he made his debut on the big screen in Paddington

However, as a child of…