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November 2016

Hunting down my childhood

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‘We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared.’Channel 4’s latest advert has succeeded in doing what none of the big name Christmas adverts have been able to this year; get me excited for Christmas.A timeless classic from my childhood is being made into a short film and I genuinely can’t wait. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen will be hitting our television screens this Christmas.The advert took me by surprise. The melody was exactly how I remember singing it as a child; beat for beat (although after some googling I found the melody written out, so perhaps it’s no coincidence that everyone sings or shouts it the same way).Within seconds I was remembering the wavy grass, oozy mud and gloomy cave. And how could…

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