Eh-oh! Teletubbies make a return with new digital-friendly image

The Teletubbies are set to return to television later this year with a new digital-friendly look. -- PHOTO: BBC WORLDWIDE LTD 
The Teletubbies are set to return to television later this year with a new digital-friendly look. -- PHOTO: BBC WORLDWIDE LTD 

SINGAPORE - Hit children's television series Teletubbies is due to make its comeback later this year with a new look for Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

While the quartet will spot their usual distinctive antennas on their heads, the TV screens on their tummies will be replaced by "21st century touch screens", according to the Guardian.

The screens will continue to show live-action films shot from a child's perspective.

Meanwhile, Teletubbyland will include new visuals such as an eco-friendly windmill crafted from natural materials and flowers that grow and bloom as each episode progresses.

BBC has announced that 60 new episodes will be made, with a stellar voice cast that includes Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) and former Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton.

Teletubbies first debuted in 1997 and was aired in more than 100 countries, attracting an estimated 1 billion viewers.