CBeebies is a British free-to-air television channel owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It is aimed at young children, and was launched on 11 February 2002. It manages an international network supported by subscription services.

Launched11 February 2002
Owned byBBC
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share1.24% (October 2018, BARB)
SloganEveryone's welcome
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaInternational
Headquartersdock10, MediaCityUK[1]
ReplacedCBBC on Choice (demerged with CBBC - originally children's strand on BBC Choice)
Sister channel(s)BBC One
BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
FreeviewChannel 202 (SD)
Channel 205 (HD)
FreesatChannel 608 (SD)
Channel 601 (HD)
Good TV (Thailand)Channel 123 (SD)
Channel 111 (HD)
Saorsat (Ireland)Channel 116
nc+ (Poland)Channel 94
Orange TV (Poland)Channel 560
SkyChannel 647 (SD)
Channel 614 (HD)
DStv (Africa)Channel 306
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 705
Channel 107
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 41
SkyLife (South Korea)Channel 652
beIN (Middle East and North Africa)Channel 103 (HD)
Digiturk (Turkey)Channel 161 (HD)
Cyfrowy PolsatChannel 94
Astra 2E (28.2°E)10773 H 22000 5/6
Astra 2G (28.2°E)11023 H 23000 3/4 (HD)
Virgin MediaChannel 702 (HD)
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 702
Comcast (USA)Channel 72
Indovision (Indonesia)Channel 41
Telenet (Belgium)Channel 604
Vectra (Poland)Channel 405
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 705
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 303
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 517
SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 119 (Digital) (will end on April 1, 2019)
WightFibreChannel 18
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 64
Telenet (Belgium)Channel 604
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 204 (HD)
KPN (Netherlands)Channel 26
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 447
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 553 (HD)
BT TV (UK)Channel 406 (HD)
XS4ALL (Netherlands)Channel 26
myTV Super (Hong Kong) Channel 103 (HD)
Flip TV (Australia)Channel 180
Olleh TV (Korean)Channel 152
TalkTalk (United Kingdom)Channel 403 (SD)
Channel 108
Eir Vision
Channel 108
Streaming media
BBC iPlayerWatch live
On Demand (Virgin Media)Watch On Demand
TVPlayerWatch live
Virgin TVWatch live (Ireland)
Virgin TV IrelandWatch live (Switzerland)
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands)
BBC IPlayer GlobalWatch online (Singapore and Malaysia)
Unifi Play TVWatch online (Malaysia)


The CBeebies channel launched on 11 February 2002, with the first show to air being Teletubbies.[2] The domestic CBeebies channel broadcasts from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm each day[3]– a result of the channel sharing bandwidth with the channel BBC Four on the Freeview platform. The station was joined in March 2007[4] by an audio CBeebies Radio, which broadcast for three hours each day on the radio station BBC Radio 7, however since the station was rebranded as BBC Radio 4 Extra in April 2011, this obligation has ceased. CBeebies Radio, however, has continued as a feature on the channel's website since 2013. A magazine called CBeebies Weekly (now called CBeebies Magazine) was first published in 2006.

Since 27 March 2013, CBeebies has been carried by the British Forces Broadcasting Service, sharing a channel with BFBS Extra.[5]

The international CBeebies channel is advert-free and wholly owned by BBC Studios. The first international launch for the CBeebies channel was in India in May 2007, although the channel was withdrawn at the end of November 2012 due to "commercial considerations".[6]

The channel is available in the Republic of Ireland, Asia, Poland, Turkey, MENA, Africa, Australia. In March 2011, the on demand version of the network was launched in the US and is available on Xfinity.

On 13 May 2011, CBeebies was launched as a programme block on the channel BBC Kids in Canada, available on weekdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. It is serving a similar schedule to the main channel. The block ceased alongside its main channel on 31 December 2018, with some programmes moving to Knowledge Network.

In April 2015, BBC Worldwide signed with South Korean broadcaster KBS and Japanese broadcaster Kids Station to launch CBeebies blocks on both channels.[7]

On 10 March 2017, CBeebies Asia was launched in Taiwan, replacing BBC Entertainment. CBeebies Asia has already launched in Hong Kong, South Korea, Myanmar, the Philippines, Mongolia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

On 13 April 2017, the service ceased its transmissions to Latin America along with BBC Earth and BBC Entertainment.


In the UK, CBeebies is operated by the BBC Children's division and part of BBC North. The division is also responsible for CBBC and overall strategic responsibility for all of the BBC's domestic services for children rests with the Director of Children's, Alice Webb (since 2015).[8] The direction of the domestic CBeebies channel itself rested with Kay Benbow, the last Controller of the channel commissioning all CBeebies content across BBC television, online, interactive TV, and radio.[9] She took over from the first controller Michael Carrington in 2010.[10] In 2017 it was announced that the CBeebies controller post will close in December 2017 and all content for the CBeebies brand would be commissioned by a new, pan BBC Children's role entitled Head of Content.[11]

Internationally, CBeebies is owned by BBC Studios, who operate the brand.


The links between programmes on CBeebies are primarily achieved through the use of in-vision continuity, using presenters to interact with the children. In the UK, links are pre-recorded rather than broadcast live, as is the case on sister channel CBBC. They were originally pre recorded from studio TC0 at BBC Television Centre in London, however, moved out in 2008 to Teddington Studios, and returned briefly in 2010. From September 2011, the links have been based at the BBC's Northern base at dock10, MediaCityUK, following the move of the BBC Children's department there. International variants feature broadcast links produced either in the corresponding country or from a central base.


As well as hosting some of the shows, a number of presenters fill the gaps between the CBeebies shows, speaking directly to the child, showing viewers' birthday cards, and introducing the shows. Many of the presenters have histories as characters on other services or on children's programmes.

In the UK, presenters seen on the channel and the stranded service are:

  • Andy Day (2007–present)
  • Katy Ashworth (2011–present)
  • Cat Sandion (2013–present)
  • Rebecca Keatley (2014–present)
  • Ben Cajee (2015–present)
  • Dodge T. Dog (2015–present)
  • Ryan Russell (2017–present)
  • Evie Pickerill (2018–present)
  • Aimee Campbell (2019–present)
  • Joanna Adeyinka-Buford (2019-present)

Former presenters:

The longest serving member is Andy Day who has introduced the programmes, along with most of the other presenters, for just over a decade (12 years).

The international variants feature different personalities per broadcast region.

  • The Australian feed is the only non-UK CBeebies to feature more than one presenter, as this feed features 3 presenters. Tara Colegrave has presented since 2008[12] and when the continuity links moved from the UK CBeebies studio to an especially made Australian studio, she was joined by Robbie Harding and Duncan Fellows in 2011.
  • The Asian feed shown in countries like Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore has Nisha Anil is the main presenter.[13][14][15]
  • The now-defunct Latin American feed variant had Roser Cabañas as the presenter.[16]
  • The Polish channel has had Aneta Bożena Piotrowska as main presenter since its launch in 2008. On some occasions between November 2014 to 2016 Aneta appeared on the UK channel.[14][17]
  • The South African feed utilises former UK presenter Sid Sloane.[13] Cat Sandion has also presented on this feed.[18]

Stranded Segments

In the UK, the CBeebies channel uses stranded segments throughout the day.

On 10 March 2003[19] a segment called the Bedtime Hour was aired.

From 3 April[20] to 19 December 2004, each weekend afternoon was divided into five segments, which were presented by one of the then-current presenters, namely Chris Jarvis, Nicole Davis, Pui Fan Lee, Sidney Sloane and Sue Monroe. Each was given a core theme (for instance Sid's segment included "building and making" programmes such as Bob the Builder, Sue's included arts and crafts theme programmes and so on). The five segments aired from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm; the segmentation was later dispensed in December 2004. For many months after, though, the presenters still wore their respective colours. They also cropped up in props used in links, such as coloured plates.

The five coloured room sections ran from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and included the following:

A new strand entitled the Carrot Club was introduced in 2003, which had a female voiceover presenting where we are shown to toddlers running around and playing with toys. A new strand entitled Pick and Play was shown for the first time in June 2004,[26] in which viewers contacted CBeebies via the website and other means to suggest programmes they would like to see. Also, in September 2005,[27] a new strand called Bear and Butterfly launched, showing on weekend mornings. Presented by a cartoon bear (voiced by Chris Jarvis) and butterfly (voiced by Sue Monroe), and with an occasional appearance from a caterpillar, the characters interacted in an animated environment. They also showed pictures that had been sent in on their Message Tree.

New strands were introduced on 3 April 2006; Get Set Go from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Explorers from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Busy Beebies from 10:00 am to 11:45 am and 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm, Story Corner from 11:45 am to 12:00 pm and 3:45 pm to 4:00 pm and Little Lunchers from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The Bedtime Hour was retained.[28]

On 19 March 2007,[29] these segments were dropped (apart from Get Set Go and Bedtime Hour) and modified to denote the time of day and the levels of activity, including:

  • Get, Set, Go! – Early morning schedule between 6:00am and 9:00am; retained from 2006 and given longer hours. Includes programmes such as Something Special, Baby Jake, Twirlywoos, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Postman Pat, Bing, Hey Duggee, Tinpo, Biggleton, Justin's House, Octonauts and Go Jetters
  • Discover and Do – Late morning and early afternoon, weekdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The strand is aimed at young children who would not be attending school or pre-school. It often contains programmes that give a learning opportunity to viewers, such as Show Me Show Me, Let's Play, Andy's Baby Animals, Teletubbies, My First, Alphablocks, Numberblocks & Yakka Dee. The hour between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm is branded as Lunch Time and features shows such as My World Kitchen, Molly and Mack & Patchwork Pals.
  • Big Fun Time – Late afternoon weekdays between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. This strand is notable for aiming at the higher end of its remit, airing programming for children who have recently returned from school. Programmes include Swashbuckle, Do You Know?, Andy's Safari Adventures, Apple Tree House, Catie's Amazing Machines, Bitz & Bob, Waffle the Wonder Dog & Gigglebiz.
  • Bedtime – The final hour and 15 minutes of CBeebies broadcasting between 5:45 pm and 7:00 pm. The original stranded section of the channel (and the only to still air to this day), Bedtime helps to prepare children for bed and features calm-natured programming. Programmes include Clangers, Moon & Me, Charlie and Lola, Tee and Mo and In the Night Garden... Story-telling is often told during the programmes. The final programme is always the Bedtime Stories slot (see below) and is followed by a final song, "The Time Has Come to Say Goodnight", before the channel closes for the day and BBC Four starts up. CBeebies Bedtime was renamed from Bedtime Hour as of 4 February 2019.

When these segments were initially introduced, each segment featured its own presenting team and set, with Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee (Alex Winters and Cerrie Burnell after they left in January 2009) presenting Discover and Do in the CBeebies "living room"; Lunch Time in the "kitchen"; Bedtime Hour in the "bedroom"; Sidney Sloane (plus Andy Day when he joined the channel later in 2007) presenting Get, Set, Go! in the "living room" and Big Fun Time in the "garage". However, since moving production to Manchester this is no longer the case, with the exception of Bedtime Hour which is presented from the area nearest the house's bed.

Bedtime Hour
The Bedtime Hour on-screen ident from March 2003 to March 2016.


While the lunchtime story is usually read by one of the regular presenters, the final show of each day, the "Bedtime Story" is read by a guest storyteller, including well known actors, comedians, and past presenters of BBC children's television. Some notable storytellers in this slot have included James McAvoy, Simon Pegg, David Hasselhoff, Lulu, Damian Lewis, Rosamund Pike, Toby Stephens, David Tennant, Ben Faulks, Michael Rosen, Floella Benjamin, Shayne Ward, Chris Evans, Big Bird, Tom Hardy, Dolly Parton and Sir Elton John.

In an unusual move, James Bolam appeared on "Bedtime Story" in costume and in character as Grandpa from Grandpa in My Pocket, not as himself.

Lesser-known storytellers James Blishen and Elliot King have appeared and taken inspiration from CBeebies' storytime slot, with a programme for James in pre-planning called 'Storytime with James'.

CBeebies HD

On 16 July 2013, the BBC announced that a high-definition (HD) simulcast of CBeebies would be launched by early 2014.[30] The channel launched on 10 December 2013, though was rolled-out nationwide up to June 2014 (as did BBC News HD and BBC Four HD).[31] The channel broadcasts on the BBC's new HD multiplex on Freeview and shares its stream with BBC Four HD as they air at different times. Prior to launch, the majority of CBeebies' HD output was broadcast on BBC HD before its closure on 26 March 2013.

Other ventures

CBeebies website

The CBeebies website coincided with the launch of the UK channel in February 2002 and showcases a child friendly site with activities themed to all CBeebies programmes, past and present, with games, songs and print-outs featuring for nearly all shows. The UK version also features links to CBeebies iPlayer, a child friendly version of the BBC iPlayer featuring CBeebies programmes only, to CBeebies radio player and a dedicated micro site containing advice for raising children and toddlers called CBeebies Grown-ups, which was relaunched in 2011.[32][33][34]

The international channels and associated websites are run by BBC Studios. As a result, not all of them are the same and some channels have less extensive websites than other services. CBeebies channels in Asia, Australia, Poland, South Africa and the USA all have their own international variant.

VHS and DVD releases

BBC Video (and later 2Entertain) have released several VHS/DVD compilations featuring shows airing on CBeebies at the time. As of 2014, Abbey Home Media releases the compilations.

VHS or DVD title Release date Programmes and Episodes
CBeebies: The Best of Pre-School Television 28 October 2002 Fimbles: Tambourine, Tweenies: Invitations, Bill and Ben: Around and Around, Andy Pandy: A Noisy Supper, Teletubbies Everywhere: Ice Skating (Finland)
Playtime: Introducing Tikkabilla 4 October 2004 Tikkabilla in a 45-minute special, Bill and Ben: Go Fly a Kite/A Piece of Sky, Tweenies: Champions, Yoho Ahoy: Pancake with Poop/Paint with Booty, Little Robots: A Bit of Give and Take/By Myself, Andy Pandy: Rub-A-Dub/Potato Prints

NOTE: This VHS/DVD also has the Andy Pandy song Honey in it, which comes after Rub-A-Dub.

CBeebies: The Ultimate Party Collection 16 April 2007 Big Cook Little Cook: Postman, Bobinogs: Happy Bobi-Birthday, The Roly Mo Show: Little Bo's Birthday, Higgledy House: Birthday, Charlie and Lola: This is Actually My Party, Tweenies: Birthday, Balamory: The Lost Letter, The Koala Brothers: Penny's Birthday Surprise, Fimbles: Party Hat, Lunar Jim: A Surprise for Jim, LazyTown: Miss Roberta, Me Too: Disco Taxi
CBeebies: The Ultimate Summer Collection 16 July 2007 Balamory: Beach Bonanza, Fimbles: Seashell, Boogie Beebies: Dancing on the Sand, The Koala Brothers: Lolly's New Flavour, Tweenies: Summer, Me Too: The Juicer, Little Robots: Under the Stars, Higgledy House: Holiday, The Roly Mo Show: Too Hot, Big Cook Little Cook: Holiday Maker, Charlie and Lola: The Most Wonderfullest Picnic in the Whole Wide World
CBeebies: The Ultimate Christmas Collection 12 November 2007 LazyTown: Surprise Santa, Boogie Beebies: I Wish it Would Snow, Balamory: Panto, Fimbles: Tune, Lunar Jim: Too Many Fluffies, Charlie and Lola: Snow is my Favourite and My Best, Big Cook Little Cook: Father Christmas, The Roly Mo Show: Too Cold, Tikkabilla in a Christmas Special, Tweenies: White Christmas
CBeebies: Get Set Go! 21 July 2008 Boogie Beebies: Sporty Boogie, Charlie and Lola: I Am Really, Really, Really Concentrating, Me Too: Sports Day, The Large Family: The Big Race, Tweenies: Fast and Slow, LazyTown: Sports Day, Little Robots: Good Sport Sporty, Higgledy House: Fitness, The Koala Brothers: George's Big Race, Balamory: Fun Run
CBeebies: Bedtime 20 October 2008 Charlie and Lola: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed, Fimbles: Moon, Me Too: I Want to Say Goodnight, Teletubbies: Putting Angus to Bed, Jackanory Junior: The King of Capri, The Roly Mo Show: Sweet Dreams, Little Robots: Sweet Dreams Scary, Balamory: Bedtime, Tweenies: Sleepover, Charlie and Lola: Can You Maybe Turn the Light On
CBeebies: Big Fun Time 16 February 2009 Harry and Toto: Stop and Go, Brum: Brum and the Airport Adventure, Little Robots: Metal Makes Us Special, LazyTown: Little Sportacus, Lunar Jim: Rover's Big Dig, Higgledy House: Babysitting, Charlie and Lola: I Want to Be Much More Bigger Like You, The Large Family: Elephants Never Forget, Tweenies: When I'm Older, The Koala Brothers: Mitzi's Busy Day, Boogie Beebies: Roll Up, Roll Up, Tommy Zoom: Confidence, Me Too: Smiles and Frowns
CBeebies: Discover + Do 25 May 2009 Get Squiggling: Bloodhound, Tikkabilla: Dressing Up and Houses, Teletubbies: Bubble Pictures, Balamory: Treasure Hunt, Charlie and Lola: I Wish I Could Draw Exactly More Like You, Boogie Beebies: Building, Tweenies: Growing Bulbs, Big Cook Little Cook: Explorer, Fimbles: Cardboard Box
CBeebies: Greatest Hits! 26 April 2010 Teletubbies: Follow My Leader, Balamory: Disco, Charlie and Lola: I Can Dance Like a Dancer, The Roly Mo Show: Making Music, 3rd and Bird: A Chorus for Us, LazyTown: Rockin Robbie, Tweenies: Favourite Songs, Harry and Toto: Quiet and Loud, Boogie Beebies: Baby Boogie, Little Robots: The Sound of Music, Fimbly Songtime: Fimble Dance, Tommy Zoom: Boyz Noise, Big Cook Little Cook: Pop Star, The Koala Brothers: Josie's New Tune, Dirtgirlworld: Creepy Crawly

Songs: This is CBeebies, Get Set Go song, Discover and Do song, Lunchtime song, Birthday song, Big Fun Time song, Sunset song, Goodnight song, Spring song, Summer song, Autumn song, Winter song, Weekend song

Album releases

Five CBeebies-branded CDs have been released, 'CBeebies: The Official Album' in 2002, 'My CBeebies Album' in 2006, 'My CBeebies Album (Christmas Edition)' in 2007, 'CBeebies: Song Time' in 2010, and 'CBeebies: The Album' in 2012.

CBeebies Land

CBeebies Land opened in May 2014. Designed as a retheme of the previous Storybook Land and Old McDonald's Farmyard areas of the Alton Towers Resort theme park, it contains a range of themed rides, attractions and live entertainment based around various popular CBeebies programmes. It offers various indoor and outdoor activities aimed at making an immersive and interactive world for children and young families.

The site based within Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire includes some of the more popular characters from the original channel for guests to meet. Described as a 'fun environment for pre-schoolers to play and learn' by critics.[35]

At the start of the year, the theme park sporadically released information on the characters involved in the development via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • On 4 January, Mr Tumble was the first character confirmed - featuring in the Something Special Sensory Garden[36] and 5 January saw Mr. Bloom confirmed as featuring in the development in the form of Mr Bloom's Allotments.[37]
  • On 6 January, the park revealed an In the Night Garden... redesign of their existing Riverbank Eyespy. On the re-themed attraction, In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride, guests will be able to drift around the 'enchanted dreamworld'; an area that will use colours, sights and sounds to bring picture books to life. Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy will all be on the Night Garden Island to help children appreciate the values of diversity, and enjoy the wonder in the world around them.

Stephen Gould, commercial director at DHX Media who licence In the Night Garden... commented, "We are extremely excited to be working in partnership with BBC Worldwide, Merlin Entertainments and Alton Towers Resort on this new venture. In The Night Garden is the ideal draw brand to provide a fun, nurturing, inspiring and immersive environment for CBeebies Land and its visitors."[38]

The fourth reveal on 7 January was that of Nina and the Neurons[39] Based around the popular show which sees Nina, with the help of her animated sense Neurons, explain how and why the world around us works as it does. Nina's Science Lab will bring together the Neurons to show how they control your five senses. In a hands-on scientific attraction, children will learn how their bodies work and what they do.[40]


The UK channel and the programmes it has broadcast have received a number of awards throughout the years. In 2002, the Cbeebies Interactive TV Services was nominated in the Best Interactive Service category and CBeebies Online was nominated in the same category in 2005 at the BAFTA Children's Awards. The channel was awarded Best Children's Channel and Highly Commended at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2006,[41] however only achieved a nomination in 2007[42] and 2008.[43] The channel was also named Children's Channel of the Year at the BAFTA Children's awards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007,[44] 2009, 2010,[45] 2011,[46] 2013, 2014 and 2016[47] and was nominated for Channel of the Year in 2008[48]

The CBeebies UK website was nominated Best Interactive Site at the 2007 BAFTA Children's awards,[44] and the brand as a whole also won the Best Design and Innovation award by the Royal Television Society, whose awarding panel said "Its website is an integral part of the brand, with its TV production and online teams working together to create innovative game play and immersive web experiences."[49]

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Alton Towers

Alton Towers () (often referred to as Alton Towers Resort) is an amusement park in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton, which is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group and incorporates a theme park, water park, spa, mini golf and hotel complex.

Originally a private estate, Alton Towers grounds opened to the public in 1860 to raise funds. In the late 20th century, it was transformed into a theme park and opened a number of new rides from 1980 onwards. In 2017, it was the second most visited theme park in the UK after Legoland Windsor.The park features a range of attractions, such as Congo River Rapids, Runaway Mine Train, Nemesis, Oblivion, Galactica, The Smiler, and Wicker Man. It operates a total of ten roller coasters and offers a range of accommodation and lodging options alongside the theme park. Facilities include Alton Towers Waterpark, conference facilities, a crazy golf course, and a high ropes course.

The theme park is open from mid-March to early November, whilst many of its hotels and amenities are open year-round. The theme park is occasionally closed midweek in the quieter months. Special events are hosted throughout the year, including Alton Towers Scarefest (the park's Halloween event), and a season-ending fireworks display held on the last three days of the season.

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BBC Four is a British free-to-air television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was launched on 2 March 2002, with a schedule running from 7:00 pm to 3:35 am. The channel shows "a wide variety of programmes including comedy, documentaries, music, international film, original programmes, drama and current affairs ... an alternative to programmes on the mainstream TV channels". It is required by its licence to air at least 100 hours of new arts and music programmes, 110 hours of new factual programmes and to premiere 20 foreign films each year.

BBC Knowledge (international)

BBC Knowledge is a television channel available in various countries outside the United Kingdom, showcasing factual and non-fiction entertainment programming from the BBC and independent UK production houses. Wholly owned by BBC Studios, it is not related to the previous channel known as BBC Knowledge, an early digital channel available within the UK, which closed down in 2002 in favour of BBC Four and CBeebies. On 15 November 2009, BBC Knowledge in Australia changed their channel location from Channel 619 to Channel 612.

The channel provides five key programming strands enabling simple appointment viewing:

The World delves and explores new cultures around the world

Science & Technology explores new frontiers, from space to motoring

People explores aspects of the human body and mind

The Past brings historical events, places and people back to life

Business offers invaluable advice to help stay on top of today's challenging business world.In 2014 it was announced that BBC Studios would rollout a new channel, BBC Earth, which would replace BBC Knowledge in most locations, except for where it was successful. Poland was the first location to launch the new brand on 1 February 2015.

BBC Lifestyle

BBC Lifestyle is an international television channel wholly owned by BBC Studios. The channel provides six programming strands: Food, Home & Design, Fashion & Style, Health, Parenting, and Personal Development.

Becky and Barnaby Bear

Becky and Barnaby Bear is a live action television series on United Kingdom TV (CBeebies) for children between the ages of 0 and 5, starring Barnaby Bear and his friend Becky. Barnaby and Becky both live in the city of Chester in Cheshire. Barnaby Bear is a registered trademark of the Geographical Association. Barnaby helps children to learn about the world around them by showing a video diary of his adventures. The series was originally shown as a part of Watch, a series which aired on BBC Two from the 1980s to the early 2000s.


CBBC (short for Children's BBC) is a British children's television brand owned by the BBC and primarily aimed for children aged from 9 to 15. BBC programming aimed at under six-year-old children is broadcast on the CBeebies channel. CBBC broadcasts from 7 am to 9 pm on CBBC Channel.

The CBBC brand was used for the broadcast of children's programmes on BBC One on weekday afternoons and on BBC Two mornings until these strands were phased out in 2012 and 2013 respectively, as part of the BBC's "Delivering Quality First" cost-cutting initiative.. CBBC programmes were also broadcast in high definition alongside other BBC content on BBC HD, generally at afternoons on weekends, unless the channel was covering other events. This ended when BBC HD closed on 26 March 2013, but CBBC HD launched on 10 December 2013. CBBC programming returned to BBC Two on Saturday mornings in September 2017 when Saturday Mash-Up! launched, however this strand continues to use the regular BBC continuity announcers and not the CBBC presenters. BBC-produced children's programming, in native languages of Scotland and Wales, also airs on BBC Alba and S4C respectively.

CBBC (TV channel)

CBBC (short for Children's BBC, and sometimes referred to as the CBBC Channel) is a British free-to-air children's television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Launching on 11 February 2002 as a spin-off from the BBC's children's strand of the same name, CBBC broadcasts for fourteen hours per-day from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. CBBC is primarily aimed at viewers 6 to 15 years old; a sister channel, CBeebies, serves a younger audience. CBBC was named Channel of the Year at the Children's BAFTA awards in November 2008 and 2015. The channel averages 300,000 viewers daily.The channel originally shared bandwidth on the digital terrestrial television platform with BBC Choice, and later BBC Three, needing that CBBC sign off at 7:00 p.m. daily. Beginning on 11 April 2016, following the closure of the linear BBC Three television service, CBBC extended its broadcast day by two hours.On 22 August 2008, the BBC announced that the channel would be available live on its website from 16 September. CBBC's reach further expanded with the addition of the channel on the Sky line-up in the Republic of Ireland on 12 May 2011. The British Forces Broadcasting Service have provided younger viewers with CBBC and CBeebies since 1 April 2013 when they replaced BFBS Kids.

Chris Jarvis (presenter)

Martin Christopher Jarvis (born 20 April 1970 in Romford, London) is an English actor and presenter who has appeared on BBC television since 1992, apart from 2000–2002 when he was working with ITV and Channel 4.


Dirtgirlworld, stylized as dirtgirlworld, is an Australian-Canadian children's television series created by Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of Mememe Productions. Visually designed by Jean Camden, James Hackett and Cate McQuillen, it was animated by Hackett Films in Australia and Spin Productions in Canada. The show was co-produced by Mememe Productions (Australia) and Decode Entertainment (Canada). It was commissioned by CBeebies, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Kids' CBC

Fifty-two eleven minute episodes were commissioned. The show first aired on CBC on October 5, 2009, on CBeebies on November 2, 2009, and on ABC on December 4, 2009. It aired in the United States on the cable channel Sprout, on April 22, 2010. The show is currently screened on ABC Kids Australia and CBeebies Australia most days.

The series used 3D CGI animation combined with photomontage and live action. The main characters were Dirtgirl (Maree Lowes) and Scrapboy (Michael Balk), as well as their friends Ken (Gibson Nolte), Grubby (Krew Boylan), and Hayman (Jason Davis).

Dirtgirlworld received the Interactive Production of the Year Award at the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.

Immediate Media Company

Immediate Media Company Limited (styled as Immediate Media Co) is a publishing house owned by Hubert Burda Media,[1] which acquired the company in January 2017.Immediate Media Co. publishes media brands and software platforms. It contains the former assets of Origin Publishing, Magicalia and BBC Magazines.Immediate is the current publisher of the Radio Times, Gardens Illustrated and Top Gear magazines. Approximately 85% of revenues come from selling content services, with the remainder from advertising.In the period January-June 2018 the company’s titles reported a combined ABC circulation of 1.59m, including 1.1m active subscribers. In 2018 it reported selling 70+ million magazines.

Justin Fletcher

Justin Fletcher, (born 15 June 1970) is an English comedian, children's television presenter and actor on the BBC pre-school television channel CBeebies, speaking and performing in various, often self-created, roles. He specialises in slapstick comedy and work with special needs children through his show Something Special. Fletcher also appears as the award-winning comedian, Mr Tumble.

List of Chuggington episodes

Chuggington is an animated television series for children.

The following tables list the episodes for the series, which were first broadcast in the UK on BBC Two or CBeebies, starting in 2009. The Main Episodes are each about 10 minutes long, the Badge Quest Episodes are each about 4 minutes long, and Special Episode 1 is just over 23 minutes long.

List of programmes broadcast by CBeebies

This is a list of CBeebies shows which are either still airing or expired. The CBeebies website contains most of these shows, which are airing and coming soon on the CBeebies channel.

Mister Maker

Mister Maker (styled as MISTER MAKER) is a preschool television series commissioned by Michael Carrington at the BBC for CBeebies. The series launched in 2007 and also airs on BBC One and BBC Two. In the United States and Latin America the series airs on the Discovery Familia network, dubbed in Spanish and in Portuguese in Brazil. In Canada, the series airs on Treehouse TV. To date three series have been commissioned from The Foundation (part of RDF Media). It also airs in Australia on ABC2. The series comprises a mixture of animation and real time content. A total of 3 spin-offs were produced, Mister Maker Comes to Town, Mister Maker Around the World and Mister Maker's Arty Party, which began airing on CBeebies in 2010, 2013 and 2015 respectively. Mister Maker is portrayed by Phil Gallagher.

Pui Fan Lee

Pui Fan Lee (born 14 July 1971) is an English actress and presenter, best known for portraying Po in the children's television programme Teletubbies, and more recently for presenting the popular CBeebies pre-school educational programme Show Me Show Me. She was the first presenter, alongside Chris Jarvis, Sidney Sloane, and Sue Monroe to introduce programming on the BBC digital channel CBeebies. In January 2009, Pui left presenting CBeebies to host Show Me Show Me.

Sesame Tree

Sesame Tree, a spin off of Sesame Street made entirely in Northern Ireland, is a children's television series produced by Belfast based production company Sixteen South and Sesame Workshop. The first episode aired on BBC Two in Northern Ireland on 5 April 2008, with the first series subsequently airing nationwide on CBeebies in August 2008.In November 2010, a second series was launched, and broadcast on CBeebies from 22 November 2010.


Tweenies is a British live action children's entertainment series created by Will Brenton and Iain Lauchlan. The programme is centred on four lizard-like infant characters, known as the "Tweenies", playing, singing and dancing in a fictional nursery in England. They are cared for by two adult Tweenies and two dogs. Unlike the Teletubbies, the Tweenies are well developed and are able to communicate effectively.

390 episodes were broadcast between 6 September 1999 and 24 July 2002. In 2000, the show won a BAFTA award for Best Pre-school Live Action series, and singles featuring exclusive songs spent some weeks in the charts during the early 2000s. The series premiered on the BBC's children's block, and was repeated on CBeebies from the channel's launch in 2002 until 2016. It was also shown on Noggin in the United States and in other countries worldwide.


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