Tubbies up for telly Oscar;In brief

23rd April 1999 at 01:00
THE Teletubbies are up for an Emmy, TV's Oscar equivalent. America's National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated them for a daytime television award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series. Although the content had to be tweaked for transatlantic consumption, with new Americanised film sequences and adult speech, this still represents a rare achievement for a children's programme from Britain.

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