Palin gets his sound-effects perfect for the new Clangers

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Sheffield TV star Michael Palin is to narrate a new series of The Clangers on children’s BBC channel CBeebies.

The show features pink, mouse-like creatures who live in craters covered by dustbin lids, whose noisy ‘clang’ gave the show its name. It first aired in 1969 on BBC One.

“The world of the Clangers is delightful and irresistible,” Palin said. “It’s a real pleasure and a great privilege to be a part of its return to television.”

n From Broomhill to just about everywhere: Michael Palin is interviewed in The Star tomorrow.