Twins Topsy and Tim are coming to CBeebies in a new preschool
drama series made by Darrall Macqueen.
new shows returning to the channel will include Grandpa
In My Pocket and Show Me Show Me, and the
festive show CBeebies Panto which, this year,
will be Jack And The Beanstalk.
and Tim offers a snapshot of contemporary family life.
The series is based on the books by Jean and Gareth Adamson
which were popular in the 1960s and now, for the first time,
are being brought up to date for the current CBeebies audience.
episode explores the fun of family life from the perspective
of five-year-old twins from washing the car with Dad
to finding a lost rabbit. There are also two key life experiences
which underpin this series moving house and getting
ready to start school which bring change and new challenges
for Topsy and Tim.
series aims to encourage childrens personal, social
and emotional development as they identify with and learn
from the twins experiences.
fourth series of Grandpa In My Pocket will see
James Bolam, return as Grandpa for more adventures in Sunnysands.
This series brings some changes for the Mason Family. They
are now living in The Mill-on-the-Marsh, a gorgeous windmill
which mum is running as a B&B, while children Jason and
Jemima have grown up. But when two of Jasons young cousins
come to stay at The Mill for the summer, they are amazed and
excited to be let into the secret of Grandpas magic
said, Grandpa In My Pocket is such a great idea
first class scripts, original and funny, and the kids love
it. Im really looking forward to another series. In
a word magic!
Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee return for a fourth series of Show
Me Show Me. At the very top of a ten-storey tower block,
Chris and Pui await in a beautiful and bright playroom with
all their toy friends - Tom, Miss Mouse, Teddington, Momo
and Stuffy. This series will explore a number of new themes
alongside the usual fun mix of imaginary play, song, rhyme
and movement. There will also be some new nursery rhyme guests
who travel up in the lift to visit Chris and Pui on the 10th
a sprinkling of magic beans and cries of Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum
to the channel this Christmas is the pantomime, Jack and the
Beanstalk. Join all of the CBeebies presenters as they visit
an enchanted land for some festive fun and plenty of pantomime
frolics. Jack and the Beanstalk will be narrated by Bernard
Cribbins and performed in front of a live audience at The
Palace Theatre in Manchester for broadcast this Christmas
on the CBeebies channel.
said, I am thrilled to be announcing a mix of new and
returning programming to the channel. We have been searching
for our first-ever live action drama for CBeebies for some
time and we are delighted to be working with Darrall Macqueen
to bring the wonderful stories of Topsy and Tim to a brand
new audience. Viewers will be excited, Im sure, to see
brand new episodes of Show Me Show Me and Grandpa
In My Pocket back on the channel. Im particularly
delighted that James Bolam has chosen to return to one of
our most popular series as a character loved by our younger
viewers and their families, while Jack and the Beanstalk
will bring some fairytale fun to the channel at Christmas.