Rastamouse plays all the right tunes.
IF YOU need an escape from the present doom and gloom, tune in to Rastamouse on CBeebies.
He's the skate-boarding, Rastafarian mouse whose mantra is "makin' a bad ting good".
Rasta and his blinged-up reggae band, Da Easy Crew, solve mysteries whenever "tings is ruff".
Rasta has a record deal with EMI, gone international, is a surprise hit with adult viewers and the most-watched CBeebies programme on the BBC's iPlayer website. There have been complaints that the programme uses a bastardised version of the English language, but surely children are able to distinguish between speaking properly, as they do at school and home and a little mouse who insists "me tink me know who de t'ieving mouse may be".
The wonderful English language can surely withstand the gentle assault of a 10-minute cartoon.
CHEEKY CHAP CBeebies Rastamouse is BBC most-watched programme on the iPlayer website