We’ve decamped to Dorset and the New Forest to grace the grannies with our presence over Easter. This year we’ve got an extra string to our bow in the activities stakes: a lovely shiny copy of the new Bing DVD.
For those of you unfamiliar with the CBeebies series, Bing is a bunny who gets into lots of mischief but his carer Flop is always on hand to help. Sounds a little on the simple and possibly boring side, but BB has always loved Bing so when we were sent the DVD to review I knew she’d be glued to the screen (pictured).
I often find an indication of whether a programme is going to be good or not is who’s doing the voices: Bing has got Mark Rylance (Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall) as Flop, and his measured, calm voice almost has BB – and Little B – in a trance.
There are nine episodes on the DVD, which was released on March 30 (£9.99) and comes with a ‘grow with Bing’ height chart. So far this Easter we haven’t actually had the normal TV on – all BB wants to watch is Bing.
I have no doubt that unlike BB’s chocolate Harry Hopalot, this bunny will last way beyond Easter.