The UK pubcaster the BBC's children's channel CBeebies is
bringing old friends and a new feel to its early evening schedule
for the Autumn, with the return of 'The Adventures Of Abney
& Teal', '64 Zoo Lane' and 'Waybuloo'. And for the first
time, the new-look Bedtime Hour will see different schedules
on weekday evenings (Sunday-Thursday) and weekend evenings
(Fridays and Saturdays).
28 October, new episodes of 'The Adventures of Abney and Teal'
will be seen at 6 pm, taking young viewers off to the island
in the middle of the lake where Abney & Teal live, for
some animated adventures with their friends. Then at 6.10pm,
it's time to join Lucy in '64 Zoo Lane' as she goes on some
magical night-time exploits with the animals living at the
zoo near her house. The regular bedtime programming of 'In
The Night Garden' and 'The Bedtime Story' will remain in their
slots to draw the early evening schedule to a close.
as the weekend approaches, the popular Piplings return to
the Bedtime Hour on 2 November. This series of shorter episodes
of 'Waybuloo' will be seen every Friday and Saturday after
'The Adventures of Abney and Teal' at 6.10 pm, taking children
on a journey into the world of Nara where the Piplings practice
their unique Yogo moves, helping little ones wind down.
controller Kay Benbow said, "The Bedtime Hour is a particularly
important part of CBeebies programming and we are always looking
at ways to refresh the schedule and keep it interesting and
recognise that families' routines often vary on weekdays and
weekends so we wanted to try something a little different
with our schedules to reflect this. It also allows us to include
more programmes in The Bedtime Hour so that all of our young
viewers have the chance to watch their favourite shows as
they settle down for bedtime."
of current bedtime shows 'Charlie and Lola' will still be
able to catch up with the popular show every day from 29 October.
as ever, parents and children can catch up with their favourite
programmes at any time through the CBeebies iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies