Robin Stevens

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Robin Stevens
Born Robin Gordon Stevens
(1960-01-30) 30 January 1960 (age 58)
London, England, U.K.
Occupation Puppeteer, actor, television director, writer
Years active 1986–2005
Known for Teletubbies and Boohbah

Robin Gordon Stevens (born 30 January 1960) is a British puppeteer, actor, director and writer for children's TV for nearly 30 years, and has done many successful programs. These include Pob's Programme, Teletubbies, Rosie and Jim, Tots TV, Boohbah and Blips.

Early life[edit]

Stevens was born in London. He trained with John Blundall the world-famous puppet master.


Stevens worked for Ragdoll Productions for about 20 years, at times co-writing scripts and originating content with Alan Dapre, before that working for the BBC. He puppeteered Pob in Pob's Programme,[1] Jim in Rosie and Jim, Tom in Tots TV (he also wrote the scripts with Tiny's puppeteer Andrew Davenport) and The Man in the Magic House in Teletubbies (he voiced the man in all foreign dubs except for the USA version where American actress Dena Davis redubbed the voice). Stevens also played Grandpapa in Boohbah and Mr. Perfect in Blips.


  1. ^ Ian Potter, The Rise and Rise of the Independents: A Television History, Guerilla Books, 2008

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