The Lingo Show

Category: CBeebies
The Lingo Show began life as a CBeebies online brand last year and was consistently one of the website’s top performing pieces of content.

The new 15 x 11mins TV series, continues to introduce children to words in different languages - specifically French, Spanish and Mandarin - as the loveable Lingo bugs burst out into the real world of UK preschoolers in a fantastic slapstick mix of animation and live-action, putting children on screen alongside the characters.

The TV episodes see host bug Lingo send Mandarin bug Wei, Spanish bug Queso and French bug Jargonaise off into the real world to choose everyday objects and props to include in their grand finale – The Big Bug Show.

Each episode focuses on one language, introducing children to six key words, plus examples of everyday vocabulary like ‘hello’, ‘thank you’ and ‘well done’. There are opportunities for children to develop both speaking and listening skills as they are encouraged to repeat words with the bugs, voiced by native speakers of the target language.

The Lingo Show is a co-commission from CBeebies In-House Production and BBC Learning, produced by Adam Redfern and executive produced by Paul Shuttleworth with BBC Learning Executive Producer Lisa Percy, and created by Nicole Seymour.