When I was growing up in Scotland, Paddington Bear was everywhere - books, telly, stuffed bears, comics, endless merchandise. He even has his own Royal Mail stamp!
Paddington Bear was created by a BBC cameraman in the late fifties, after buying a neglected Teddy Bear for his wife one Christmas at Paddington Train Station. Hence the name.
He went on to write a book about Paddington Bear and many books were published after that first one.
Adorable wee Paddington wears a grey dufflecoat and closh hat most of the time and carries an old, battered suitcase with a hidden compartment. He sometimes wears wellies, has the cutest accent and adores marmalade!
Do you remember watching him? The TV show was a mixture of 2D and 3D animation and that's what made is so special, well, for me anyway.
Paddington Bear is so well-know he has even met royalty!
The Voice of Michael Horden