Ipswich presenter has best-loved voice

PLAY School presenter Brian Cant has the best-loved voice in children's TV, according to a poll.Cant, 73, who was born and raised in Ipswich, provided the voice for iconic Sixties TV shows Camberwick Green and Trumpton.

PLAY School presenter Brian Cant has the best-loved voice in children's TV, according to a poll.

Cant, 73, who was born and raised in Ipswich, provided the voice for iconic Sixties TV shows Camberwick Green and Trumpton.

He beat the likes of David Jason, Jim Henson and Peter Sallis in the survey.

The poll, to mark the launch of BBC's Underground Ernie children's magazine, put Oliver Postgate in second place.


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Postgate, now 82, is known for the likes of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine, Noggin the Nog and The Pingwings.

Only Fools and Horses star David Jason comes third for voicing the cartoon superhero DangerMouse in the TV series between 1981 and 1992, and Count Duckula between 1988 and 1993.

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Others in the top 10 include Bernard Cribbins as narrator of The Wombles, Muppets creator Jim Henson for voicing Kermit the Frog, Ray Brooks as the voice of the children's series Mr Benn and ex-Beatles Ringo Starr as the narrator of Thomas the Tank Engine.

The list also includes Peter Sallis (Wallace in Wallace and Gromit), Emma Thompson's father Eric for The Magic Roundabout and Frank Oz for Miss Piggy in The Muppets.

More than 1,200 people took part in the survey.

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