Play School's Little Ted has stories to tell after riding Kuranda Scenic Railway
IF you were on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway yesterday, you might have noticed there was a bear in there.
Little Ted, a character of iconic children’s show Play School, soaked up the scenery on the winding journey from Freshwater to Kuranda as a guest of Queensland Rail.
The popular toy is in the Far North to star in a 20-part series for the ABC production, which is enjoying its 46th year on air.
Titled Little Ted’s Big Adventure, the television show will air from September.
"This is the first time Little Ted has left the studio," ABC’s executive producer of Children’s Television Jan Stradling said.
In the series, Little Ted will explore various modes of transport including the Kuranda train, a paddle-steamer and a submarine.
The train’s staff were delighted to host the star.
"Queensland Rail is excited to have Little Ted on board and hopes he will learn that the wheels on the train go round and round," Queensland Rail’s acting chief executive officer Jim Benstead said.
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ABC icon: Play School's Little Ted and presenter Rachael Coopes during the filming on the new series on the Kuranda Scenic Railway.