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Tinga Tinga Tales - Why Hen Pecks at the Ground


Why do zebras have stripes and leopards spots, rhinos horns and camels humps? Tinga Tinga Tales tells a modern, young audience what really happened. You see, there was a time when Hen didn't peck the ground. She was a proud mother who spent all her time looking after and cleaning her chicks. Fancy pancy Peacock upset Mama Hen and made her feel plain. All the animals were furious with snooty Peacock, but the damage had been done. Eagle, Mama Hen's best friend, decided to lend Hen her most prized possession: a needle! And Mama Hen sewed herself the most beautiful coat of new feathers. Everyone was delighted and they danced and danced and danced. But Mama Hen forgot all about the needle and it got lost in all the dust. Eagle's precious needle! From that day on, Hen always pecks the ground looking for the needle to return it to her friend.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-03-01 10:00:00 - 2010-03-01 10:10:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-06-14 09:00:00 - 2010-06-14 09:15:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-09-15 09:10:00 - 2010-09-15 09:25:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-11-03 09:10:00 - 2010-11-03 09:25:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland,
  • 2010-12-09 09:10:00 - 2010-12-09 09:25:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,

Credits

  • Director Richard Jeffery
  • Producer Claudia Lloyd
  • Monkey Red Eugene Muchiri
  • Monkey Orange Ben Spybey
  • Monkey Yellow Faraaz Meghani
  • Composer Eric Wainaina
  • Elephant Lenny Henry
  • Tortoise Shaun Parkes
  • Lion Patrice Naiambana
  • Peacock Cyril Nri
  • Hen Lindiwe Brown Mkhize
  • Chameleon Patrick Kanyeki

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