‘Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe’ special coming to CBBC this Christmas

Hank Zipzer will return to CBBC next month with a feature-length festive special, Hank Zipzer’s Christmas Catastrophe. The 90-minute film began filming in Yorkshire in August. CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor commented: “Our fabulous standalone Xmas special will delight Hank’s growing army of fans and we’re thrilled to have a full 90 minutes to enjoy his Christmas capers alongside … >

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‘Horrible Histories’ returns for Great Fire of London special

Peep Show star Robert Webb will play Christopher Wren in a one-off Horrible Histories special next month. The educational comedy series return to CBBC on Monday 5 September with The Grizzly Great Fire Of London, marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. The episode will look at the disaster and the events that surrounded it. Robert Webb teased on Twitter: “This was … >

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CBBC orders third season of ‘So Awkward’

A third season of CBBC’s award-winning sitcom So Awkward has been commissioned before the second season has even aired. Created by Julie Bower, So Awkward launched in May 2015 and tells the story of three socially awkward friends; Lily, Martha and Jas. Alan Marke, Managing Director of Channel X, commented: “So Awkward came about when an opportunity arose to develop … >

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CBBC’s ‘Wolfblood’ will be back for a fifth season

The creator of Wolfblood has revealed that CBBC has recommissioned the drama for another season. Season 4 aired on CBBC earlier this year, with the story moving outside Stoneybridge and several key cast members not returning. Jana, played Leona Vaughan, became the main character and embarked on a new life in the big city, building herself a new pack of Wolfbloods and … >

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CBBC orders a second season of new ‘Danger Mouse’

The rebooted Danger Mouse will be back on CBBC for a second season. The World’s Greatest Secret Agent returned last September with 52 eleven-minute episodes. The voice cast included Alexander Armstrong and Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse and Penfold, alongside Dave Lamb, Stephen Fry, Morwenna Banks, Shauna Macdonald and Game of Thrones star Lena Headey. Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, commented: “Crikey … >

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Win ‘Roobarb and Custard’ box sets!

“De ner dener de ner dener de ner de ner de nerr…” The groundbreaking animated series and its sequel are being paired together for the first time ever on a DVD due to be released as Roobarb and Custard: The Complete Collection on Monday 16 May courtesy of Simply Media. > Buy the box set … >

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Rewind: Roobarb and Custard revisited

‘The world’s gone mad! I didn’t invite any of these gangsters to my garden party!’   What was it about? Roobarb and Custard are the principal characters in Roobarb, a series of short animations for children originally shown on BBC One in 1974. Roobarb was a dog based on creator George Calveley’s own pet pooch … >

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‘Scooby-Doo’ voted UK’s all time favourite kids’ TV show

Scooby-Doo has topped the chart as the UK’s favourite kids’ TV show with nearly a quarter of all votes. The new survey featured 2,300 kids aged 5 to 9, along with their parents, sees slapstick comedy Tom and Jerry come in second place, followed by SpongeBob SquarePants and Peppa Pig in joint third place. The research by Sky Kids also revealed that kids re-watch their favourite shows an … >

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Rewind: ‘The Children of Green Knowe’ revisited

‘This house is full of eyes … all looking at me.’   What was it about? Adapted from the first of Lucy M. Boston’s series of novels, The Children of Green Knowe is a sedately-paced ghostly period drama which was originally shown on BBC One in December 1986. 1950s public schoolboy Tolly goes to spend … >

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