Come Outside is an educational programme, originally broadcast in 1994, but still showing today. The two main characters are Auntie Mabel, played by Lynda Baron, and her dog Pippin. They go on adventures, often using Auntie Mabel's aeroplane which is covered in coloured spots.
The adventures generally show how something is made, or how everyday objects and systems work. As well as adventures, Mabel often tells stories to Pippin. Pippin also often receives treats related to the adventures. Pippin often has a sub-plot during each episode, where she gets up to mischief without Auntie Mabel knowing. Auntie Mabel will always accompany each adventure with a song relating to whatever the subject is.
The educational value of the show
Come Outside helps children to:
- Begin to understand the basics of how things work.
- Understand different roles in society and what these people can do for them.
- Develop creativity and develop an understanding of music, melody and composition.