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Press Coverage

The Story of Children's TV received national press coverage. This is a list of some of the articles about the exhibition and the ways in which it captured the public's imagination.

BBC News (Video): Childhood exhibition opens in Coventry - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-32839765/childhood-television-exhibition-opens-in-coventry

BBC News (Video): Coventry exhibition explores 70 years of children's TV - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-32873202/coventry-exhibition-explores-70-years-of-children-s-tv

BBC News: 'Unprecedented' crowds at Coventry children's TV exhibition - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-32848519

Birmingham Mail: From Tiswas to Teletubbies...children's TV favourite go on show - http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/tiswas-thunderbirds-herbert-gallery-coventry-9295197

Coventry Telegraph: 'I'm in heaven!' and other reactions as Coventry enjoys launch of children's TV exhibition at the Herbert - https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/whats-on-news/im-heaven-reactions-coventry-enjoys-9311101

Coventry Telegraph: Top eight things to see at Story of Children's TV exhibition at the Herbert - https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/whats-on-news/top-eight-things-see-story-9377585

The Daily Mail: Pingu the penguin, Gordon the Gopher and Postman Pat's cat take over from Peter Pan as the new children's classics says university professor - http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-3084862/Characters-children-s-television-programmes-British-culture-books-argue-academics.html

The News: Crowds flock to new exhibition at Portsmouth Museum - https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/crowds-flock-to-new-exhibition-at-portsmouth-museum-1-7017524#axzz3sKPzrTaL

The Telegraph: SuperTed, Pingu and Humpty from Playschool could rival Peter Pan - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/11610124/SuperTed-Pingu-and-Humpty-from-Playschool-could-rival-Peter-Pan.html

Warwick Knowledge Centre: https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/knowledgecentre/arts/film-tv/television-culture 

Awards

Dr Wheatley and Dr Moseley were awarded the University of Warwick's Community Contribution Award in 2016 for their curation of the exhibition.

The exhibition was shortlisted for the Culture Award at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards 2015