Mike Batt

Wombles owner rejects £10m offer

Wombles rights owner Mike Batt has turned down a £10 million (US$16 million) offer for the famous British brand, TBI can reveal. An unnamed UK company – understood to be well-known in the children’s TV business and acting on behalf of a larger investor – made the offer, which included taking 85% of the business while […]

Genevieve Dexter attached to Channel 5 Wombles remake

Children’s TV coproduction specialist Genevieve Dexter will co-executive produce the upcoming remake of UK kids brand the Wombles, which has been confirmed for UK broadcaster Channel 5. Earlier this month, it emerged Wombles co-creator Mike Batt and his Dramatico Entertainment label had bought out the brand’s co-owner, Wombles Copyright Holdings, and was planning a new […]

Wombles set for TV return, co-creator says

The co-creator of 1970s UK kids series The Wombles is planning to relaunch the property with a pair of TV series and a feature film. Mike Batt recently took a controlling stake in Wombling Copyright Holdings, the company that owns the characters, according to the Guardian newspaper, ahead of a major relaunch. “We have plans […]