Children’s TV with a difference

The BBC’s new crime-solving Rastafarian mouse will bring a touch of Caribbean flavour to kids’ programming

WE’VE got Postman Pat, who sees to the Royal Mail needs of the community; Bob the Builder is the handyman of his town; and Fireman Sam is ever-ready to save the day if your house is ablaze. Now, there’s a new hero for children’s television programming: Rastamouse.

But while the cultural aspect of the show – which features reggae music as its backdrop – is bound to make black parents pay attention, Reggie Yates, who voices the loveable character, says that Rastamouse’s heritage shouldn’t be the focal point of the show. Read more in the Voice Online.

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