Nigel Planer will be at the Hilton Park Lane for the annual Children's BAFTA awards tomorrow. The former Young One and star of stage, screen and TV is nominated for his first BAFTA, in the performance category, for his work on Nickelodeon's Grizzly Tales.
This is the seventh BAFTA nomination for Grizzly Tales, which has collected silverware from The British Animation Awards, Cartoons on the Bay and The Broadcast Awards, but has so far failed to convert a BAFTA nomination into a gong.
Nigel is up against stiff opposition including 15 year old Khalil Madovi, a Manchester Grammar School pupil, who plays Josh Carter in the 4 O'Clock Club on CBBC.
Grizzly Tales continues it's run on NickToons in UK and Eire.
Grizzly Tales has once again been nominated for a Children's BAFTA. This time it's for Nigel Planer's performance as The Night Night Porter. Nigel has been the voice of Grizzly Tales since the TV series was first broadcast in 2000, but his involvement with the franchise goes back to the BBC Radio 4 readings of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids in the early nineties.
First Great Western trains are currently offering episodes of Grizzly Tales to help pass the time on the long journey from London Paddington to Penzance. It's worth a visit to Cornwall this week if you want to see Tom Time, the last episode of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids to be made for CITV.
Tube Mice was made for ITV at the London studios of Honeycomb Animation in the 1980s. Since leaving Smithfield for rural Devon, it seems that the studio may have left some of their characters behind. They may be the descendants of Toaster, (pictured here) who was voiced by Dennis Waterman (New Tricks) or George Cole's Vernon.
The series creators, Simon & Sara Bor got their inspiration from watching a mouse eat a sandwich at the Angel Tube Station. It seems that 24 years later, the mice have moved into Farringdon Station, which was a two minute walk from their studio.
Harry Potter, 101 Dalmatians and Fast Show star Mark Williams, who also voiced Honeycomb Animation's Dippy the Cow in Channel 5's Milkshake shows, Funky Valley and Funky Town, is to star in two episodes of BBC One's Doctor Who this autumn.
Playing Rory William's dad, Brian, Mark Williams joins the Doctor in the story Dinosaurs on a Spaceship next week.
Mark voiced all 82 editions of Funky Valley and Funky Town, which ran for three series between 2004 and 2007. Funky Town is currently available to view on 5 on demand.
Most of the page views for this blog come from the UK, Ireland, US and Australia. Something strange happened last night when the Grizzly Tales blog got an usually high page view from Ukraine, where, as some readers may be aware, there was some sort of football match involving England and Ukraine last night.
It has led us, at The Hot-Hell Darkness, to believe that Wayne Rooney, (or at least one of this team mates), must be a Grizzly Tales fan and celebrated his winning goal at Euro 2012 by logging on to grizzlytv.co.uk via his iPhone.
Mark Williams, the voice of Dippy and her friends in Funky Valley, is currently filming for the new series of Doctor Who.
Best known as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, Mark has featured in films such as 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers and Shakespeare in Love. On TV he was a regular on The Fast Show and has starred in George Gently, Frankenstein's Wedding, Miss Marple, New tricks and Being Human.
Funky Valley was created by Grizzly Tales directors Simon & Sara Bor for Channel 5 and ITV Global Entertainment.
The latest series of Grizzly Tales has won the Broadcast Award for Best Children's programme. Full details of awards winners can be found HERE It beat off stiff competition from other programmes including BAFTA winners "Sarah Jane Adventures" and "The Amazing World of Gumball".
Author and co-producer Jamie Rix has added his thoughts to the win on his website. jamierix.com