By Niall McArdle
This is either going to be wonderful … or awful.
The beloved bear from Peru with a fondness for marmalade was created by Michael Bond in 1958. Bond’s day-job was as a cameraman on BBC’s Blue Peter.
If the film is a success, it might start a trend of taking beloved memories of childhood from the BBC to the big screen: expect to see Bagpuss, Bod, Mr Benn, Ivor the Engine, Postman Pat, and the residents of Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley at a cinema near you.