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.
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 spoil the surprise for your kids, but we did find elephants (and lots of them!!), the first time I've ever seen them truly in the wild, rather than on a game reserve.
Why did you pick Malawi and what is it like?
Last year our Animal Consultant on the show, Adam Tjolle, did a vet exchange in Malawi which got our Producer Rachel thinking....and the rest, as they say, is history. Arriving there made me realise it was the ideal place to make a My Pet and Me special. It's called 'The Warm Heart of Africa' because of the kindness of the people and the wildlife of Liwonde National Park, which is in...
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 programme themes and thinking of sensitive ways I could refresh and develop this very special series.
My APs and researchers travelled the country, finding wonderful children, families and stories to fit within my themes. Followed by 12 weeks of filming with Justin and the children in Scotland, Wales, the North East, the North West, the Midlands and the South!
We hear this series starts with a special party episode. Tell us more!?
It sure does! This series will be the 10th series of “Something Special” so we had to do something big to celebrate!
Our new series will launch on Monday 11th January at...
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...
It was a big surprise when my husband and I found out our first child needed glasses as neither one of us wore them. He was 2 and a half when we realised one of his eyes kept turning inwards.
We didn't know where to go with this observation, so I went to my GP first and he recommended an eye test at the hospital which was some distance away. I had recently given birth to my daughter and,...
Hatcham Primary’s very own Topsy and Tim Odell are back with a brand new series on CBeebies starting from 16th September 2015 at 5pm.
The twins have really spread their wings since we last saw them, so we caught up with Topsy and Tim Series Producer Fiona and Script Producer Catherine to find out what’s in store this time around…
Can you briefly introduce yourself and...