The Wombles have just gratefully returned to their burrow on Wimbledon Common. They had had to leave because heavy lorries thundering up and down the nearby road threatened to make the roof of the burrow cave in.
However, now that the Wombles are safely back, there is another problem they have to contend with. It seems that the humans have realised they have an energy crisis and are throwing much less away. The Wombles' supplies begin to run low. What can the Wombles do? It is time for EMERGENCY SPECIAL PROJECTS - with DIY king Tobermory in charge!
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Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Wombles characters when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. She started sketching out the characters that day: Great Uncle Bulgaria was based on her father-in-law, Tobermory on her brother (an inventor), Orinoco on her son, and Madame Cholet on her mother. She hoped that the Wombles storiMore about Elisabeth Beresford
JAN PAGE is a freelance writer, drama worker and arts adminstrator. She has run hundreds of drama and writing workshops for children over the years and has been an event organiser for large-scale events, including international circus, music and firework concerts! A regular scriptwriter for BBC TV's PLAYDAYS, she has written eleven plays for young audiences.More about Nick Price