This was most distressing for the Doctor because we were in the car driving home so he would miss it.
Thankfully my Dad volunteered (or did we volunteer him) to tape The Gruffalo for the Doctor's viewing pleasure.
The tape arrived today after much hoo-hah and fanfare. The Doctor tore into that package and has watched it twice already.
The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and actually a whole bunch of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's books are firm favourites in our house. They're fun to read, the illustrations are fantastic, and the stories are memorable.
The Doctor has put The Gruffalo Pop-Up Theatre Book on his birthday list. If you've not seen this it's a beautiful pop up theatre and the smalls (and bigs) can put on the Gruffalo play. It's complete with each of the animals and a book containing the script. Super cool.
Thanks Dad, I know that video will be well-worn by the time the Doctor is done with it.