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CBeebies Bedtime Hour: New Episodes of Abney and Teal and 64 Zoo Lane

A New Series of 64 Zoo Lane starts on 29th October

CBeebies is refreshing the Bedtime Hour for Winter to include even more of our best-loved shows to snuggle up with before bed. We understand how important the Bedtime Hour can be as part of many families' routines, so we want to let you know what the changes are and when they're happening.

From Sunday 28th October at 6pm, "The Adventures of Abney & Teal" will move into the Bedtime Hour for the first time, with brand new episodes airing Sunday to Thursday. There will be a chance to catch up with favourite episodes on Friday and Saturday too.

Also from Sundays to Thursdays we're very excited to be able to bring you a new series of "Sixty Four Zoo Lane" at 6:10pm. We understand that Fridays and Saturdays can feel different as part of the weekend, so with this in mind we welcome back special treat-size "Waybuloo" to the Bedtime Hour on Friday and Saturday.

Familiar faces remain in Bedtime, with "In The Night Garden" and the "CBeebies Bedtime Story", as always at the end of the day. We do hope your little ones will enjoy the new line-up and that this mix will offer something for both older and younger viewers.

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  • Comment number 26. Posted by Hollie

    on 4 Feb 2013 16:05

    Happy to see Charlie and Lola back on at an hour the kids are awake to watch it! Thanks!

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  • Comment number 25. Posted by emilyd

    on 14 Nov 2012 18:31

    My three-year-old was overjoyed to see 64 Zoo Lane back, she loved it when it was part of the bedtime hour way back when. Am glad to see that the mini-Waybuloo has disappeared, too - it really doesn't seem to have much to offer... Never could see the point of teaching children a whole lot of nonsensical words when the real thing would do (eg. 'Narabug' for 'butterfly') But that's a whole different kettle of piplings!
    I think that as long as the bedtime hour stays basically the same, periodic variations are a good thing. Change is a fundamental part of life, after all. But mess with the night garden at your peril!

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  • Comment number 24. Posted by carolineogilvie

    on 14 Nov 2012 18:06

    I agree with the comments above. My daughter is 9 months old and absolutely LOVED the bedtime hour - particularly Charlie and Lola. It's such a shame that it has all been moved around. There is no consistency now and extremely hard to get a good bedtime routine now involving CBeebies. I think we shall resort to DVD's too. What a shame.

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  • Comment number 23. Posted by Art3D

    on 30 Oct 2012 21:35

    Very glad to see new episodes of both Abney and Teal, and unexpectedly, 64 Zoo Lane, both of which are very clever, innovative programmes.

    I do hope Waybuloo (probably one of the best programmes ever produced for young children, along with 'In the Night Garden) isn't 'edited' too severely - though glad the voice-over idea piloted some months back, hasn't been used - it really would have spoiled Waybuloo, which is a complete world of it's own - no need for explanations, as children are encouraged with such viewing to explore their own use of movement/language, and their own comprehension.

    Agree totally with ideas about routine, but it is good to have change seasonally, towards the beginning and end of the year, as it provides a demarcation in the year for the summertime, and wintertime, just so long as the programmes are being replaced by similar well known one's. Also, a new set of children are coming along continually, just as others outgrow this hour. There inevitably will be necessary change at some point.

    Thank you for maintaining the best children's programming on the TV, despite all the difficulties relating to cutbacks etc.

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  • Comment number 22. Posted by Hollie

    on 29 Oct 2012 09:33

    I appreciate that things have to change from time to time, and the important ones in terms of routine are In the Night Garden and Bedtime Story, but for our family Charlie and Lola was also part of our daily routine. We have had requests from the 3 year old and 1 year old for Lola. But they are both enjoying Abney & Teal and 64 Zoo Lane. We are not awake at 6:50am, our alarms go off at 7:30 to start our day so will have to get some Charlie & Lola DVDs in I imagine. I'd like to throw in as well that they both LOVE Dipdap! The floods of giggles that erupt from the both of them at this little stick figure who doesn't talk is incredible. They laugh until they get the hiccups! Whatever the creators of Dipdap are doing, they are doing it well and please don't take it away! It is an excellent moment of silliness that sometimes re-sets us all and puts us in a better mood. (I am a part-time stay-at-home-mum and re-setting happens often in our house.)

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by Suffolkblush

    on 28 Oct 2012 18:29

    Tuned into the bedtime hour tonight with fingers crossed and alas it has not gone down well... My 2 year daughter loves Charlie & Lola and is currently wandering round the living room saying 'oh dear' and 'where's Lola?'. Not impressed with 64 Zoo Lane at all... thank goodness for In the Night Garden! Calm restored.

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by commentor

    on 28 Oct 2012 06:32

    Whatever you do, please dont move in the night garden for the next 3 years!! Iggle piggle falls down, waves good night and my toddlers head towards the stairs.

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  • Comment number 19. Posted by saultrue

    on 27 Oct 2012 18:11

    I just want Charlie and Lola back at 6:10 ! It's the only show on CBeebies based on the sort of lives children actually lead. I know my grandchildren related to these stories, that often echoed their own experience. While I'm glad it's not gone completely, I think it would be far better left where it is.

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by Catherine_CBeebies

    on 26 Oct 2012 15:59

    Thank you for all your comments about the changes to the Bedtime Hour which will take place next week – we understand that this part of the CBeebies schedule is important to families and that any changes will cause some debate!

    By rotating programmes we try to ensure that there is something for all children and that everyone gets the chance to see their favourite show.

    This time we are trying something a little different with our schedules of a weekend as we appreciate families’ routines are often different on Friday and Saturday nights. So we’ll be showing a shorter Waybuloo (without a voiceover) instead of 64 Zoo Lane at the weekend.

    Changing the schedule of a weekend also allows us to include more programmes in the Bedtime Hour which will hopefully give all children – both young and older – the opportunity to see their favourite programme.

    As ever we’ve kept In The Night Garden and CBeebies Bedtime Stories in to close the day, and don’t worry, we haven’t removed Charlie and Lola completely, you’ll still be able to catch them at 6:50am every day on CBeebies.

    We hope you’ll tune in next week to give the new schedule a try and thanks for all your thoughts and opinions... :)

  • Comment number 17. Posted by Various

    on 23 Oct 2012 16:05

    The line-up can't stay the same for the rest of time. I think it's good news - 64 Zoo Lane is brilliant! And Abney & Teal is good.

    I agree about Waybuloo though.... And I'd get rid of Night Garden personally but I doubt that'll happen.

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