Jodie Whittaker to host CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker will read the story of an intrepid girl on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Whittaker will read Ada Twist, Scientist – the third in a series of books written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts. Beaty considers Whittaker’s narration of her book, “the best of all things!” WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? … >

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The shows that CBeebies has ordered more series of

The BBC announced yesterday that it had commissioned a host of new shows for CBeebies, including a one-off production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest designed for a pre-school audience. It’s also ordered 20 episodes of Lochside, about adventures in a Scottish village (Balamory, anyone?), 30 episodes of recycling show Junk Rescue and 20 episodes of Baby … >

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5 classic British kids’ TV shows that are overdue a revival

Inspired by the triumphant and long-overdue returns of The Clangers and Thunderbirds – and excited at the imminent comeback of the amazing, the fantastic, the greatest secret agent in the world (Danger Mouse) – we’ve put our minds to the question… Which other classic kids’ TV shows could be on the list for a 21st … >

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‘The Clangers’ review: CBeebies’ reboot fires up the imagination

Smallfilms are a peculiarly British animation studio: industrious, creative and successful but always too tiny and quaint to ever be called a powerhouse. Initially a two-man operation working out of an old barn – with Peter Firmin making models or providing traditional artwork alongside Oliver Postgate animating these elements and (in a voice that was … >

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‘The Clangers’ first look: Watch a clip from new CBeebies reboot

CBeebies has released the first clip from the new series of The Clangers. Narrated by Michael Palin, 52 new stop-motion animated episodes will air on weekdays from Monday 15 June on CBeebies. > Buy the original first season of The Clangers on DVD on Amazon. Watch the clip… Each 11-minute episode will centre on members … >

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CBeebies confirms ‘The Clangers’ return date

Mother, Major, Tiny, Small and Granny are back next month as The Clangers return. Narrated by Michael Palin, 52 new stop-motion animated episodes will air on weekdays from Monday 15 June on CBeebies. Palin commened last year: “The world of the Clangers is delightful and irresistible. It’s a real pleasure and a great privilege to … >

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‘Doctor Who’ star Bernard Cribbins awarded J M Barrie Award

Actor and presenter Bernard Cribbins was honoured with the annual J M Barrie Award this week for “a lifetime of unforgettable work for children on stage, film, television and record”. As well as his role as Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who between 2007 and 2010, Cribbins has featured in iconic BBC Children’s programmes for four … >

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