Ivor Wood talks Wombles in Radio Times

This post needs me to do very little talking. Whilst browsing Ebay the other week I stumbled across a great find! A Radio Times magazine article from 3-9 February 1973. This was the week that The Womble’s first appeared on air on British Television. Both Ivor and Womble creator Elisabeth Beresford held an interview on the subject of bringing The Wombles to life. Along with some words from the man himself there’s also  a rare photo of him with his trademark pipe and also some candid Womble puppet shots.

So here it is. Enjoy!

Radio Times - 3-9 February 1973

Radio Times – 3-9 February 1973

Interview with Elisabeth Beresford and Ivor Wood on The Wombles first TV appearance - Radio Times - 3-9 February 1973

Interview with Elisabeth Beresford and Ivor Wood on The Wombles first TV appearance – Radio Times – 3-9 February 1973

Interview with Elisabeth Beresford and Ivor Wood on The Wombles first TV appearance - Radio Times - 3-9 February 1973

Interview with Elisabeth Beresford and Ivor Wood on The Wombles first TV appearance – Radio Times – 3-9 February 1973

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2 thoughts on “Ivor Wood talks Wombles in Radio Times

  1. Tony Clark says:

    Radio Times still have the negatives from that photoshoot. They show Ivor in studio with the Womble burrow kitchen set posing the Tomsk and Great Uncle Bulgaria puppets, then some photos of Great Uncle Bulgaria and Tobermory stood at the kitchen table, others show Tomsk, Orinoco and Madam Cholet in the kitchen, and finally Orinoco and Madam Cholet on the same set, before the Orinoco and Bulgaria puppets were taken outside with Elisabeth Beresford and Ivor Wood – as seen in that article.

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    • Tom Sanders says:

      Hi Tony, thanks for this great info. How do you know they still hold the negatives. Do you think it’s worth a note to see if I can get hold of copies? I guess they may be in colour as well.

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