Kate, CBeebies Grown-ups
We all love hearing a good story – but what makes a great story to read aloud to your child, and how can you make sure that your little one is riveted to your tale? We talked to master storyteller Bernard Cribbins about the importance of telling stories to children.
We asked Shirley Hughes about what inspires her illustrations, what has made her characters appeal to generations of children, and how she has juggled her work with motherhood and grandmotherhood... Read more
For World Book Day last year we talked to author and illustrator Eric Carle as his world-famous book The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrated its 45th birthday. Read more.
We all love hearing a good story but what is it that makes a great story to read aloud to your child – and how can you make sure that your little one is riveted to your tale? We talked to master storyteller Bernard Cribbins about the importance of telling stories to children…
Simon Rolph, creator of Wussywat the Clumsy Cat caught up with CBeebies Grown-Ups ahead of Wussywat's second series on CBeebies.
Wussywat the Clumsy Cat is a pre-school show about a curious cat, a very curious cat with a very clumsy disposition. Much like any 3 to 5 year old then!
To accompany the show’s second series, Jen Beaton, Wussywat’s social media manager has kindly taken time out of her busy schedule to share her 10 top tips for safe child-led play and learning with help from Wussywat and his Growth Mindset ideals.
In an increasingly test-led, stats-ridden pre-school world, Jen can attest that a ‘child-led’ philosophy is actually a lot easier than you might think and quite a bit of fun too. As the mother of a 3 and 7 year old, she should know!
1) Watch out for Wussywat’s clumsy moments (there’s 3 in each story). They contain vital clues for Wussywat (and your little ones) to figure out how he can solve the episode’s problem (there’s only ever...
Andy’s back and this time with some Prehistoric Adventures for the little ones! This series is a little different as the first 5 episodes will premiere on iPlayer from the 8th – 12th February and the next 5 will be shown weekdays on CBeebies at 4.30pm from Monday 15th until Friday 19th February.
To find out more about what to expect from the new series we had a chat to the series producer, Adam…
Can you briefly introduce yourself and what you do on Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures?
I’m the series producer; my job is to oversee the whole production from day one right up until the finished show hits your TV screens. Basically, I’m involved with everything that goes on – writing, casting, set design, filming, editing, visual effects… and if you want to know what the most challenging part of working on Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures is? I’d have to say it was learning how to pronounce ‘epidexipteryx’ correctly.
OK – we’ll wait for the show to hear how we pronounce that...
Leslie, CBeebies Grown-ups
Can you tell us a bit about what you are doing?
Having just finished filming our second series, we headed to Malawi to film two My Pet and Me African specials. The animals we focus on are wild, living in the utterly beautiful Liwonde National Park. I had the massive privilege of going elephant tracking with a safari guide called ‘Danger’ (what a brilliant name!) and Glory, his daughter. Don't...
What’s new for this Something Special Series?
Hello! I’m Claire Taylor and I’m the Producer of Something Special – We’re All Friends Series 10. Having directed 4 previous series of Something Special (5, 6, 7 and 8), it is a real honour to be producing the 10th series as I have a lot of love for this programme.
I started working on the series in May this year coming up with the...
Dr Ranj returns on Monday 16th November with a brand new series of Get Well Soon but with an exciting new element - it's set in the very hospital Dr Ranj works in!
CBeebies Grown-ups sat down to have a chat to the lovely doctor and the series' producer, Gerard, to find out a little more about what the little ones can expect from the series.
What’s changed in this series?
DR RANJ: With...
After nearly 20 years, the iconic Teletubbies are back from Monday 9th November at 7.25am. The show is aimed primarily for preschoolers 0-3years, although we think it will be a big hit with the adults too! We spoke to the show's writer and producer to find out more...
Tell us about your role in Teletubbies
Catherine: I am a writer and script editor
Fiona: I’m the Series Producer of...
The Go Jetters is CBeebies new series that takes children all over the world and teaches them about some of the most famous landmarks.
We had a chat to the producers of the show to find out more about the latest CBeebies show!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your role in making Go Jetters…
Hi there, we’re the show’s producers and essentially it’s our job to make sure that each episode is as...
The CBeebies Bedtime hour is changing on Friday 30th October 2015. Find out which shows are moving and which ones are staying put, and why it's important that the CBeebies schedule changes from time-to-time.
Hi, I’m Steve and I’m the CBeebies Schedule Manager. I want to tell you about some changes we are making to the Bedtime Hour this Autumn.
Here at CBeebies, we know how important the bedtime...
The biggest event in the CBeebies calendar has finally been unveiled and it’s going to be SPECTACULAR! We had a quick chat with Jon, the Christmas Show’s producer to find out what you can expect from this year’s panto and you will not be disappointed….
Hi Jon! Can you tell us a bit about this year’s CBeebies Christmas Show?
This year’s Christmas panto production...