Jun 11, 2008
Tinky Winky is one of the four colorful characters from the BBC children's television series, primary aimed at pre-school viewers, produced from 1997 to 2001 by Ragdoll Productions. Created by Anne Wood CBE, Ragdoll's creative director, and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes, the program rapidly became a critical and commercial success in Britain and abroad. Although the show is aimed at children between the ages of one to four, it has been a substantial cult hit with older generations.
Tinky Winky (the purple Tubby) is the largest of the Teletubbies, with a triangular antenna on his head. He is notable for the red luggage (described by the show as a "magic bag", but often described by other media as a handbag) he carries. His character has caused much controversy due to allegations that his character's behaviour carried homosexual undertones.