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Celebrating 50 Years of Mr. Men and Little Miss with Matt Lucas

Comedian and super-fan of the cartoon books will take a nostalgic walk down memory lane for a new Channel 4 show

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Mr Men and Little Miss
Mr Men and Little Miss

Super fan, writer, actor and comedian Matt Lucas will take a nostalgic walk down memory lane as he presents 50 Years of  Mr Men – a new Channel 4 film celebrating  half a century of the beloved children’s books. 

In 1971, eight-year-old Adam Hargreaves innocently asked: “Daddy, what does a tickle look like?”

Little did he know those words would fire the imagination of his illustrator and writer father, Roger Hargreaves, to produce the well-known Mr. Men and Little Miss books. 

Adam has now taken over the reins from his late father and, in celebration of this milestone anniversary, will create five new characters for a global public vote. The two most popular will join the others from September.

Matt Lucas
(Credit: Blake Ezra Photography Ltd)

Lucas said: “I considered the Mister Men and Little Miss characters my friends! I am delighted to be meeting them all again and look forward to finding out the story behind this much-loved, iconic series.” 

50 Years of the Mr. Men will air later this year.

Voting for the new characters is now open at www.mrmen.com 

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