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Four new children's properties to be unveiled at Olympia later this autumn.
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BBC Worldwide will be introducing four new children's properties at this year's Brand Licensing Europe - the most in its 11-year history at the show.

The company will be introducing ambitious plans for Ragdoll's new pre-teen show Tronji; Dirtgirlworld, an animation exploring the natural world aimed at three to seven year-olds; Wibbly Pig, adapted from the books by Mick Inkpen; and ZingZillas, a new musical show for pre-schoolers and in-house commission for Cbeebies.

In addition, BBC Worldwide will also be showcasing its portfolio of adult brands including Top Gear, Strictly Come Dancing (known as Dancing with the Stars outside of the UK) and Doctor Who.

Children's favourites such as 3rd and Bird, In the Night Garden, Teletubbies and Charlie & Lola will also be on display.

"This is a big year for us - we start development on new projects like Tronji and dirtgirlworld, plus the hotly anticipated new series of Doctor Who," said Neil Ross Russell, MD Children's & Licensing for BBC Worldwide. "We're also going to see the fruits of our labour with retail launches of 3rd and Bird and Strictly Come Dancing coming very soon, and we'll be actively reinvigorating licensing on brands now in their late infancy from In the Night Garden to the ever expanding Top Gear."

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