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CBeebies introduces new friends at bedtime

MUMBAI: CBeebies is refreshing its early evening schedule for summer and reintroducing some familiar friends to help children settle down for bedtime.


From 30 May, siblings Charlie And Lola are welcomed back to the CBeebies line-up alongside Lucy and her menagerie of exotic animal friends at 64 Zoo Lane.
 
These programmes will be followed by the soothing adventures of Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisy in In The Night Garden and, as always, the familiar comfort of The Bedtime Story in the final slot of the day.


First broadcast on CBeebies in 2005, Charlie And Lola is based on the award-winning books by Lauren Child and follows the everyday cartoon adventures of inquisitive little sister Lola and her ever-patient brother Charlie.


And 64 Zoo Lane takes viewers on an adventurous tour of the globe as seven-year-old Lucy catches up with the animated antics of her myriad animal friends including Herbert the Warthog, Georgina the Giraffe and Isobel the Flamingo.


CBeebies controller Kay Benbow said, "We are always looking at ways to keep our schedule fresh and interesting for our young viewers without causing too much disruption to routines.


"We know that the bedtime hour is an important part of families‘ evening routines and we‘re sure that children will be delighted to settle down with some familiar friends as they prepare for bedtime."


Fans of current bedtime show Waybuloo will still be able to catch up with the Piplings every weekday at 11.15 am, 3.10 pm, and weekends at 1 pm on CBeebies.


Parents and children can catch up with their favourite programmes at any time through the CBeebies iPlayer at bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies.
 

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