Newport , Wales. Wiltshire , England. BBC News. The Times Retrieved 30 August The Independent London. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Then there are the contradictions: an interview with filmmaker Tony Soper reveals that Morris was "a very serious man" who none the less preferred "soppy animals" over the less cute end of nature's spectrum, which perhaps explains why he "couldn't stand kids".
If the latter was true, I never noticed, probably because I was so entranced by Morris the showman and his animals. And if being able to keep a boy's attention so that he still remembers your show decades later seems like a small achievement, then just try to name a children's broadcaster of similarly gentle gravitas working today.
TV and radio blog Children's TV. Why Johnny Morris was magic. Animal Magic sidekick Terry Nutkins explains the appeal of the presenter famous for his silly voices in a Radio 4 documentary.
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