Set in the Bronze Age, Garth and his younger sister Bev travel through time to explore how nature has influenced the great human inventions of the past two thousand years - for example, the firefly as the inspiration for the light bulb.
In each show, Garth and Bev are set a challenge by their wise grandfather Lír, who rewards the children's ingenuity by magically transporting them to the future where they meet someone who has solved a problem like theirs.
Garth and Bev is about connecting ideas, and tells us a little of the story behind the inventions along the way. It also shows children the fun and excitement of finding out about the world around us.
At the core of the show is the idea of teamwork, of experimenting and realising that sometimes you need to get things wrong before you find out how to do things right.
The educational value of the show
Garth and Bev helps children to:
- Learn how nature has influenced some great human inventions of the past.
- Be inspired to find out more about the world around them.
- Realise the importance of teamwork in solving problems or finding the answer to a question.