As Programme Executive for CBeebies, I count myself very lucky to be able to work on many great shows and I'm particularly excited about a very special new series, LITTLE CHARLEY BEAR.
I'm confident that both girls and boys are going to love Charley - he's funny, playful and sometimes mischievous as he goes on adventures, discovering the world around him.
We all know children love to role play and hopefully Charley will encourage and inspire them to use their imaginations and have fun. So whether they want to be an astronaut, a racing driver, or even a pop star, Charley and his friends will take them on a journey beyond their wildest dreams.
The show has been a labour of love for a lot of people - but I think the passion and dedication won through in the end! We've used the latest high-end 3D graphics, whilst still retaining all the traditional values of a classic childrens' show. We're also very lucky to have the multi-talented James Corden on board as the narrator (he truly has the most infectious laugh I've ever heard!) CBeebies viewers are in for a treat!
As a little extra for all you CBeebies Grown-ups, we have a fantastic little film of James talking about all the fun we had making it - enjoy!
Well... I'm off now to grab my cardboard box as I fancy being a train driver today! I hope you and your children enjoy watching Charley and do let us know what you think.
YOU'VE GOTTA LOVE THAT BEAR!