CBeebies Grown-ups

Ello! Mr Bloom here (well actually it's Ben, as I'm not wearing welly boots or speaking with a Northern accent) and there's good news for any budding Tiddlers out there because the 2nd Series of Mr Blooms Nursery begins today. Yes, we've been hard at work during 2011 with the veggies and whole new bunch of Tiddlers to bring you another 26 episodes of horticultural hoo hah.

It's been an absolute pleasure to work on another series and I hope I can say we all had a blast in the process. But it wasn't all fun and games (although there were some fantastic games of French cricket during lunch breaks at the Allotment). There were lows, such as the day we had to film in and around a rather persistent hailstorm!?! They were the size of frozen peas, no word of lie! But then there were the highs such as hanging out with the new arrivals...


There are two new characters Tom and Barbara (cue the bird doing a loop the loop, for those of you who're old enough to remember The Good Life and spot our little homage…!) They're a couple of potatoes who reside high up on a shelf in the nursery looking down over everything. They're a lovely addition to the Veggies and add a real comic touch as they wheeze along to their own gags!

In fact there are all manner of bells and whistles on the new series of Mr Blooms Nursery and I really hope you like them:

Sebastian is back and more debonair than ever. Whereas in Series 1 he was largely tasked with introducing the final song and dance, this time around he features throughout the main storylines of many of the episodes. Well, you can't keep a good Aubergine down can you…?!

Compo had a few improvements too! Compo 2.0 we called him - as Mr Bloom has added a few gadgets over the past few months. A periscope, a model railway in one particularly awesome episode and a wash-spin-n-dry cycle to name but a few!

Finally, and most excitingly of all we've a one-off Mr Bloom Special episode as part of the series. It's a standalone episode which shows Mr Bloom and the Veggies leave the Nursery behind and take to the trusty Compo Car when a group of Tiddlers ask for their help in transforming a derelict plot of land. I won't say too much more at this stage .... but watch this space - it's due to transmit at the end of this series (around end of March).

All in all, 2011 was a great year for us. The first series was well received and we were lucky enough to win the Royal Television Society North West Award for Best Children's Programme. *

Most importantly, we were given the opportunity to make this second series, which has been nothing short of delightful. This time around we've really tried to enhance the show without tinkering too much to the existing formula. Thanks to all the team who helped put the series together - such a wonderful bunch of creative (mad) people.

I hope you enjoy the added extras and in the words of Tom and Barbara, 'Laters Taters!'

* Ben is being modest here - not only did the series win that award, but he himself was nominated for a Children's BAFTA for Best Performer - a fantastic achievement!

(Ed)

For Mr Bloom's Nursery games, songs clips and more, check out the Mr Bloom's Nursery Website

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by holly

    on 4 Oct 2012 11:17

    My 3 year old says shes going to marry mr Bloom because hes nice :)

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Shanika

    on 22 Aug 2012 10:39

    Hi Mr. Bloom,
    Your show is fantastic! My daughter who is 5 has always loved watching it. She also has learnt to love eating vegetables more now than before, thanks to your show. Everyday she would ask me, "mummy when can I be a tiddler at Mr Bloom's nursery?". I really don't know the answer to that.
    How do children get to take part on your show? Pleeeeeeease let me know.
    Thank you.

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by mrssimo76

    on 13 Feb 2012 17:01

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by lisa

    on 20 Jan 2012 17:15

    Ohhh yeahh mr bloom back on

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by Bel

    on 20 Jan 2012 14:49

    My daughter loves this programme.she asked me if we could go and see mr bloom. I said I didn't know where he lived so she told me behind the red door. Then next time the programme was on pointed out the red door (which obviously I had never noticed!) to me. Are there any plans for a live show? Pleeeeeeeeeease!!!

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by twinmum

    on 20 Jan 2012 12:19

    Where do the children who appear on the show come from?? My 4 yr old keeps saying he NEEDS to go to Mr Blooms nursery!!! Is this at all possible or are they stage school children?

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Potsmith

    on 20 Jan 2012 10:16

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by mummysmunchie

    on 12 Jan 2012 13:57

    what a fantastic show my 3 month old son loves it,whenever he hears meet the veggies song he squeals with delight.Please bring out some soft toy veggies soon!!

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by royzkeane

    on 12 Jan 2012 13:54

    Excellent programme!

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by cricketsmum

    on 11 Jan 2012 20:55

    When is there a DVD coming out? We have moved to New Zealand and badly miss Mr Bloom and the veges. It is a brilliant thing when a 2.5 year old can name aubergines and demand we buy one in the supermarket!

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