Oh man, I can’t believe I missed the latest Woolly & Tig special. It was apparently broadcast the same day we went off on holiday.
Went to see Postman Pat: The Movie today. While most of the action revolves around Postman Pat, his family, and various new characters introduced in the film, I was glad to see that all the old favourites were in there. I noted:
Mrs Goggins (but no Bonnie?!?!);
Alf, Dorothy & Bill Thompson;
Ted Glenn, who always seemed to […]
I’ve been missing Topsy & Tim, which left off on a bit of a cliffhanger. But clearly their mum has important work to do supporting Ian Beale:
… so I’ll need to be patient.
For some reason, perhaps a reluctance to deal with death, virtually all characters on CBeebies are portrayed as vegetarian, even some unlikely ones:
Doodles, the crocodile from Tilly and Friends eats mainly apples;
Captain Barnacles, Kwazii, Peso, and Shellington from Octonauts, despite being animals that would love a fishy snack (respectively: polar bear, cat, penguin, and sea […]
The kids are still both really into dinosaurs thanks to CBeebies’ supply of new Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures episodes, so today we took them for a walk to Gideon Mantell’s house, which is helpfully just along the road.
Gideon Mantell is credited with discovering the first iguanadon fossils, following the discovery of a fossil tooth by his […]
There was a surprise one-off Woolly & Tig episode this morning. I hadn’t seen it advertised anyway, so it was a surprise to me.
There will apparently be a Christmas special this year too. And some unspecified others during the year.
At the moment my son is really loving Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures, which I must admit is pretty well-made (even though we all miss Kip).
The premise of the show is that Andy is now working in “the National Museum” (most of the interior shots seem to be from the Natural History Museum in London; some of […]
I’m a big fan of Old Jack’s Boat in general — great actors; good stories; charming animation — but the Christmas episode is something special.
Death is rarely mentioned on CBeebies. There’s a Woolly & Tig episode where a horse Tig is fond of dies. Peter Rabbit lives under threat from Mr Todd, Tommy Brock, and […]
It happened! Mike the Knight’s dad makes an appearance in this year’s Christmas special. Sadly not voiced by Brian Blessed as I’d hoped, nor Tom Baker, but Alexander Armstrong. Though I do like him.
This Sunday a new series based on the Katie Morag books will be starting. It looks like it should be good.
The Beeb will also be bringing us Topsy and Tim. Some of the books are fairly dull, but the kids seem to like them, so we’ll see how the TV show pans out.
The latest series of Tree Fu Tom doesn’t include David Tennant, but the new guy still manages to do a passable impression of Twigs.
I wonder if Tennant’s absence is temporary. Will he be back for a theoretical series 3?
Series 2 started yesterday. CBeebies seem to have kept that quiet.
They also stopped repeating episodes 1-15 of Old Jack’s Boat, and have started with episodes 16-25.
What are we playing today?
Smart jacket, scarf, revolver… that’s right, we’re playing gangsters!
Jeff Pringle, the Geordie schoolteacher, is mysteriously absent from Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service, though his son Charlie is still featured. In his place there is a new teacher Lauren Taylor.
The fact that Jeff is never even spoken about kind of indicates that perhaps something unspeakable happened.
I’ve recently been rewatching the wonderful BBC TV serial State of Play.
I was surprised that Poi Fan Lee of Show Me, Show Me and Teletubbies fame has a small part in it, in a couple of episodes. She’s quite good.
I recently discovered Jessica Hann’s website – she does the voice of Mike the Knight’s sister Evie (who is, incidentally my favourite Mike the Knight character). And from her website I found out who did the dragons’ voices – each of which had been bugging me for a while as being semi-familiar.
Sparky is played by […]
OK, so Squiglet today was about a dinosaur. (Incidentally, what is Squiglet supposed to be? A piglet? Too orange and woolly. A lion or other ally of the cat? Who knows?) CBeebies doesn’t seem to have a regular show about dinosaurs. Why not? Kids love dinosaurs, don’t they? Mine do. Seems like such an obvious […]
What is it about the animation on dirtgirlworld that freaks me out?
There’s a trailer on YouTube – judge for yourself.
This weekend CBeebies is advertising a “brand new series” Cloudbabies.
Didn’t I see that show about a month ago? Have they changed it? Is it still really awful?
Something Special is the only CBeebies program not to feature a digital on-screen graphic (DOG). You know – those station logos that plague the corners of our screens on many (particularly digital) television channels. In the case of CBeebies the DOG is a CBeebies logo that occasionally flips over to reveal a CBeebies blob festooned […]