The first season of the series featured 26 episodes, and a second roster of 36 episodes was in production as of 9 February 2001. A third season went into production April 2007 while production of the fifth season is underway. The series airs four times a week on Bangladesh Television (BTV). The program airs on BTV at 9:05 am on Friday, with repeats on Saturday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:05 pm.
USAID has committed US$7 million in funding over the first three years. It is Bangladesh's first children's educational program and was expected to be seen by 4 million children in its first two years.
The creation of Sisimpur was described in detail in the 2005 documentary The World According to Sesame Street.
- Halum is the Bengal tiger. Halum was designed by Ed Christie and built by Rollie Krewson.
- Ikri Mikri is the small blue monster. Ikri Mikri was designed by Ed Christie and built by Ann Marie Holdgruen.
- Shiku is a small jackal. Shiku was designed by Ed Christie and built by Victoria Ellis.
- Tuktuki is the female Muppet. Tuktuki was designed by Ed Christie and built by Ann Marie Holdgruen.
The show has no full-body puppet character and, thus, no equivalent to Big Bird.
- Lal Mia: postman; the actor later died, and the character died within the show, a la Mr. Hooper
- Mukul Moira: university graduate and entrepreneur (played by Chanchal Chowdhury)
- Sumona Moira: local school teacher
- Guni Moira: sweet shop owner
- Asha Moira: Guni's wife and the local librarian
- Polash Moira: Guni and Asha's son
- USAID Bangladesh in Focus: USAID Introduces Sesame Street Television Program in Bangladesh Archived 2006-06-19 at the Wayback Machine.
- Bangladeshi Sesame Street Producing 5th Season
- "[TV Watch :Sisimpur on BTV]", The New Nation (Bangladesh), June 14, 2008.
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