CBeebies Grown-ups

CBeebies is changing the 'Bedtime Hour' for the New Year. We understand that this time can be an important part of a family's evening routine, so we're letting you know what's going to happen and when it's going to happen.

From Monday 9th January there will be a new line up to the 'Bedtime Hour'.

From 6.00pm will be brand new versions of Waybuloo narrated by Dave Lamb and this will be followed by Driver Dan's Story Train to add programmes that appeal to all ages at bedtime.

The ever popular In The Night Garden and the Bedtime Story will round off the day to prepare Cbeebies viewers for bedtime.

We make changes gradually to bedtime because we know this can be disruptive to some viewers and always try to provide something for every viewer.

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by ekc1979

    on 6 May 2012 17:08

    Please - what has happened to the Goodbye Sun song? It was was my daughters cue that it was nearing the end of the day, so now I'm struggling convincing her it's nearly bedtime! I don't like the schedule change, but can live with it - but please BRING BACK THE SONG!!!!

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by zarahsmimmy

    on 1 May 2012 08:50

    I think its a joke that the bedtime hour has been changed again. The mix was perfect last year when it was, 64 zoo lane, driver Dan and ITNG. My 2 year old turns the TV off when waybaloo comes on as it scares her. I also think that putting Charlie and lola in the bedtime hour is confusing. Please please please bring back the old old bedtime hour

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by Lee Houghton

    on 29 Apr 2012 17:20

    Whilst understanding the need for change, it is very disappointing that CBeebies are yet again changing the format, which will cause some degree of consternation. Waybuloo and In the Night Garden are a very balanced, soothing mix of programming at what is for most parents a "wind down time". My little nine month old does not watch any TV apart from Waybuloo and ITNG but he adores this time and on his behalf (as he has not quite yet mastered emails) we are very disappointed that this established part of his routine (and Daddy's) is changing... It would be nice to have some explanation as to why Waybuloo is yet again being changed. It seems the programme controllers are set to do this against what appears to be the "popular view"....

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by maria1212

    on 24 Apr 2012 07:49

    My son loves the new song that advertises the bedtime hour! Does anyone know who sings it or where to get it or are the BBC going to publish it? It reminds him of some of the old songs his grandad and grandma play as the theme very similar. I anyone hasn't heard it look out for it, lyrics say about putting toys away after a good day time to rest sleepy head etc. Really lovely and want to get hold of it as that son alone settles him for bed.

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by ButtonBob

    on 13 Jan 2012 21:12

    My 4 year old loved the new waybaloo. He hadn't been bothered about the normal waybaloo for some time but this new narrated, shorter version really appealed to him. I do understand what others have commented about - that it may not suit the bedtime hour, but could it be aired at another time in the day? Waybaloo is on at other times in the day, maybe it could replace a daytime slot, I know it's shorter but there are lots of other short programmes that could go along side it. We all thought that it refreshed the programme which had been getting a bit tired for us.

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by undeliverable

    on 12 Jan 2012 14:27

    Can't we have a break from Waybuloo ? I would welcome the Teletubbies in the bedtime hour or something ever so slightly educational. How will little ones learn to talk when they see and hear characters who don't speak properly. (NB Teletubbies had a voice over)
    Some shorter programmes too so we can squeeze in classics like Ivor The Engine, Bagpuss, Flumps, Paddington Bear etc

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by Andrew Avramenko

    on 12 Jan 2012 13:30

    Can we have the previous version of the goodnight song back? It used to be so gentle and in-keeping with the winding-down nature of the bedtime hour. The change to the jazzed-up and up-tempo version in the autumn ruins this and I've had to switch-off before it starts as it 'winds-up' my son just before bedtime. The quality of ther singing was much better too and my son insisted that we all sung it together so we miss it.

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by steph c

    on 11 Jan 2012 20:08

    I whole heartedly agree with lots of these comments. The new Waybuloo format is terrible; my son loves Waybuloo and when he was very ill last year it was one of the only things he resonded to. He likes in particular to hear the voices of children and the characters (who also sounds like children). What he doesn't want to hear is a male adult's voice rambling on over the top! He showed his objection by becoming disinterested half way through. This change is a terrible idea, Waybuloo should be a lovely wind down programme. Please go back to the beloved old format! In addition 'Driver Dan' is ok, but Abney and Teal is much more in keeping with a bedtime vide. Steph [Personal details removed by Moderator]

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by WendyOliver

    on 11 Jan 2012 18:20

    If the new bedtime hour is changing gradually, does that mean the appalling waybuloo with the awful voice over from dave lamb will be returning, will be switching off if so, absolutely awful, unnecessary wittering from him, which is completely out of context with the programme and the fact this is supposed to be the "bedtime" hour.

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by mrsrogers09

    on 11 Jan 2012 18:12

    I speak for my whole family when I say I am so pleased that the bedtime hour is back to it's original format. I was not keen on the new version and I think the narating over Waybuloo completely ruined the programme. Thank you cbeebies!!! xXx

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