The space creatures are making a TV return 42 years after they first appeared.
2 The Magic Roundabout: Dougal, Florence and Zebedee always provided a teat-time treat.
3 Sesame Street: Part education, part fun, Bert, Ernie and the Cookie Monster have delighted generations.
4 Fraggle Rock: Fulton Mackay was the human lighthouse keeper surrounded by puppets.
5 Sooty and Sweep: Lovable glove puppets created in 1948 by Harry Corbett.
6 Rainbow: Life isn't the same without Zippy, Bungle and George.
7 Bill and Ben: The Flowerpot Men were part of the BBC's Watch With Mother series in the 50s and 60s.
8 Teletubbies: Dipsy, Tinky-Winky, Laa Laa and Po became global TV sensations in the late 1990s.
9 The Muppets: The most successful puppet characters included Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear.
10 Thunderbirds: The adventures of the Tracy family who ran International Rescue entertained generations of small boys.