U.K. in Teletubbies Talks with N.Korea

North Korean officials are negotiating with the BBC to broadcast the surreal hit children's TV series "Teletubbies," the Daily Mail reported Sunday.

"The Teletubbies are in the running because the four characters... do not have any dialogue," the daily wrote.

First aired in the U.K. in 1997, the show was a hit in South Korea from 1998 to 2005.

Other BBS shows the North is interested in are the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" and comedy "Mr. Bean."

Negotiations are still in the early stages, sources said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 14, 2014 11:13 KST