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Logo of Sisismpur
Sisimpur Characters Tuktuki, Ikri Mikri and Shiku.

Sisimpur (Bengali: সিসিমপুর) is the Bangladeshi version of the children's television series Sesame Street.

The first season of the series featured 26 episodes, and a second roster of 36 episodes was in production as of 9 February 2001.[1] A third season went into production April 2007 while production of the fifth season is underway;[2] the series airs four times a week on Bangladesh Television (BTV). The program airs on BTV at 9:05 am on Friday, with repeats on Saturday at 2:15 pm, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:05 pm.[3]

USAID has committed US$7 million in funding over the first three years, it is Bangladesh's first children's educational program and was expected to be seen by 4 million children in its first two years.

The creation of Sisimpur was described in detail in the 2005 documentary The World According to Sesame Street.


  • Halum is the Bengal tiger. Halum was designed by Ed Christie and built by Rollie Krewson.
  • Ikri Mikri is the small blue monster. Ikri Mikri was designed by Ed Christie and built by Ann Marie Holdgruen.
  • Shiku is a small jackal. Shiku was designed by Ed Christie and built by Victoria Ellis.
  • Tuktuki is the female Muppet. Tuktuki was designed by Ed Christie and built by Ann Marie Holdgruen.

The show has no full-body puppet character and, thus, no equivalent to Big Bird.

Human characters[edit]

  • Lal Mia: postman; the actor later died, and the character died within the show, a la Mr. Hooper
  • Mukul Moira: university graduate and entrepreneur (played by Chanchal Chowdhury)
  • Sumona Moira: local school teacher
  • Guni Moira: sweet shop owner (played by Syed Dulal)
  • Asha Moira: Guni's wife and the local librarian
  • Polash Moira: Guni and Asha's son


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