Wednesday September 23, 2020

Mother Courage: The black heart of Peppa Pig

In which I put all my faith in a penguin, only to find it usurped by a pig.

15th January, 2012
'Me? I hate Peppa'.

His name is Pingu. His mission: to occupy the period between 7.10pm and 7.30pm when I struggled to secure the perimeter around a baby with chronic reflux and get a two-year-old into bed.

We didn't know it, but the little clay penguin was to become the thing that finally turned One on to television. Dora who? It was Pingu sine qua non.

Aside from being inventive, and verging on fun for adults too, the beauty...

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