The children’s TV show Peppa Pig has added a lesbian couple to its cast of characters for the first time.
In the episode entitled Families, Penny the polar bear introduced her two mothers.
Peppa Pig and her classmates are asked by their teacher to sketch pictures of their families to be put up on their classroom wall.
Each student has their turn to introduce the family members they have drawn and describe their job and characteristics.
Penny sketches a portrait of her family and draws two female polar bears wearing dresses.
As she draws, she tells her classmates: “I’m Penny Polar Bear. I live with my mummy and my other mummy.
“One mummy is a doctor and one mummy cooks spaghetti. I love spaghetti.”
Madame Gazelle, the teacher, responds: “Lovely, Penny.”
Penny’s mothers are then shown at the end of the episode arriving with the other parents to pick up their children after school has finished.