One of the West Midlands’ most successful cultural exports is undoubtedly Stratford-based Ragdoll Productions, a titan of kids television with a 30-year track-record. Although mainly known for pastoral hits like Teletubbies and In the Night Garden, they also did a fair bit of urban filming in their early days, and today’s free family screening is a chance to see two old favourites made around Birmingham.
Rosie and Jim was the tale of two friends who explored the Midlands Canal network on their trusty narrowboat, the old Ragdoll, with a theme tune that could follow you around for days. Brum was a loveable miniature motor-car with headlamps for eyes, who got into various scrapes around the city centre. Along with choice episodes from both shows, we’ll be screening a range of other family-friendly shorts on the big screen at Regency Wharf.
This free event takes place outdoors, and will go ahead whatever the weather. The Original Pattymen will be cooking burgers throughout the day.
With thanks to Regency Wharf, Ragdoll and DHX Media.