Topsy And Tim returns to CBeebies this autumn

Topsy And Tim set out to reflect everyday childhood experiences that our audience can relate to and has proved to be a big hit.Kay Benbow, Controller, CBeebies
Date: 16.07.2015     Last updated: 16.07.2015 at 16.48
Category: CBeebies
CBeebies original drama Topsy And Tim is to return to the channel for ten brand new episodes this autumn. The new series has been commissioned by Controller of CBeebies, Kay Benbow, and is made by award-winning production company Darrall Macqueen.

Topsy And Tim draws on the legacy of the books by Jean and Gareth Adamson, with a focus on big drama inspired by the small stuff in little people’s lives, and was the most successful series on CBeebies in 2014/2015.

The series returns with the same core cast, Jocelyn Macnab as Topsy, Joshua Lester as Tim, Anna Acton as Mummy and Chris Hannon as Dad - and with some bold and exciting adventures for the twins. All ten episodes are 15 minutes in length and are filmed from the point of view of the six year-old twins who are taking the next steps towards independence. The series aims to encourage children’s personal, social and emotional development as they identify with and learn from the twins’ experiences.

Topsy And Tim are now in Year 1 at Hatcham Primary School. The series follows their adventures inside and outside school as they face new, bigger challenges: a camping adventure with their great friend, Kerry, and her family ends up becoming a dramatic emergency. In another episode, Tim realises he might need to wear glasses. Across all ten episodes the twins encounter unexpected difficulties that they overcome together, making their family unit even stronger.

Kay Benbow, Controller of CBeebies, says: “Topsy And Tim set out to reflect everyday childhood experiences that our audience can relate to, and has proved to be a big hit with our young audience since it launched in 2013. Previous episodes have shown Topsy And Tim at various stages of their life, moving house, starting school, and in this series the twins will move up to year one at school, which is something that many of our audience are also preparing for and I’m sure they will enjoy and identify with the drama.”

Maddy Darrall, Joint Managing Director, Darrall Macqueen, says: “At Darrall Macqueen we love making shows that children talk about. We are proud that Topsy And Tim has won the hearts and minds of CBeebies’ viewers and we have ten bold and exciting new storylines that we believe will keep our young audience even more gripped."

Topsy And Tim is directed by Jack Jameson and the series producer is Fiona Robinson. Michael Towner is the Executive Producer for CBeebies and Juliet Matthews is the Executive Producer for Penguin. Topsy And Tim is distributed worldwide by DHX Media.

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