Comedians voice new kids' show

Lenny Henry, Martin Clunes, Mel and Sue and Morwenna Banks have all lent their voices to a new BBC2 children's series, Little Robots.

The animated show, based on an acclaimed book, revolves around a bunch of robots building themselves a home from the junk on the scrapheap where they live.

Producer Vanessa Chapman said: "A number of top comedians have voiced pre-school series in recent years, but Little Robots is the first series to contain such a varied wealth of the UK's comedy talent.

"They really bring the characters to life - and we've shown them the finished results and they're thrilled."

Lenny Henry, who provides the voice of robot Sporty, said: "I enjoyed working with such talented colleagues. We had a lot of fun. Little Robots rocks!"

Other voices are provided by Emma Chambers - who played the dozy verger in The Vicar Of Dibley - and Hi-de-Hi's Su Pollard.

The show launches on January 7.

Published: 31 Dec 2002

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