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Floella turns up without Big Ted and the gang

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:44 05 October 2010

TV's Floella... in the East End for her premier

TV's Floella... in the East End for her premier

CHILDREN’S TV stalwart Floella Benjamin was without her chums Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and Hamble when she turned up in London’s East End for her own movie premier. The former Playschool presenter and favourite of kids of the 1970s and 80s was at Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix arts centre for the new screen adaptation of her autobiography, Coming to England

Victoria Huntley

CHILDREN'S TV stalwart Floella Benjamin was without her chums Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and Hamble when she turned up in London's East End for her own movie premier.

The former Playschool presenter and favourite of kids of the 1970s and 80s was at Bethnal Green's Rich Mix arts centre for the new screen adaptation of her autobiography, Coming to England.

The film is the story of her journey from Trinidad to Britain in the 1960s and tells how she adjusted to her new life and surroundings with the spirit and good humour for which she is known.

Floella introduced the screening at the arts centre in Bethnal Green Road on Thursday and led a discussion with the audience afterwards.

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