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CBeebies airs Bedtime Story read in braille

Paralympic cyclist, Lora Fachie and her guide dog Tai, will be visiting the CBeebies House to read a bedtime story about a young boy whose class mates think he can read in a secret code only to discover it is, in fact, braille. Gold medallist Fachie will read The Secret Code, written by Dana Meachen […]

October 13, 2022

BBC Children’s reveals raft of new commissions

BBC Children’s has unveiled a host of new programming for all generations enjoy watching together across CBeebies, CBBC and BBC iPlayer. With these new shows, produced across Britain, BBC Children’s says it continues to reflect the lives of children in the UK, with every age able to see something of themselves in the BBC’s new […]

July 6, 2022

Bluey celebrates Jubilee on CBeebies, iPlayer

As part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations the BBC will make Bluey episode Queens available for the first time on free-to-air TV in the UK. The episode of the popular Australian animation follows sisters Bluey and Bingo as they play a game of Queens, discover that playing the butler is much more fun. Queens […]

June 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

CBeebies, Shakespeare’s Globe partner on As You Like It

The BBC is teaming up with Shakespeare’s Globe to bring celebrated comedy As You Like It to families across the UK. This special BBC CBeebies adaptation is set to take audiences both in the iconic theatre and at home, on a magical journey, as Shakespeare’s most famous comedy comes to life. CBeebies’ Steven Kynman (Robert […]

April 19, 2022

Atkinson named co-presenter of CBeebies’ The Toddler Club

Actress and radio presenter Gemma Atkinson is joining CBeebies’ TV series The Toddler Club as she invites youngsters – and their grown-ups – to join in with the songs and fun activities at home. Atkinson will present alternate days with Nigel Clarke, known for presenting sister show The Baby Club. They will be joined in […]

March 21, 2022

BBC Studios combines Productions and Content teams

BBC Studios has announced it will combine its Productions and Content Partnerships businesses to create a single content powerhouse for all the commercial arm’s productions, talent relationships, and content investment. The new business will be known as BBC Studios Productions and will consist of four genre-based areas: Scripted, Factual, Global Formats Group and Children’s – […]

February 3, 2022

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: 1 in 20 young adults watch BBC live

Only one in 20 of those aged 18-30 said that they watched any BBC television channels live every day, compared with close to half of the over-65s, according to a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times. The survey found that more than a third of under-30s said they “never” watched any BBC programming live, compared […]

January 24, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: Top Ten 90s British kids’ TV shows

Data reveals the 90s British kids’ TV shows that have had the biggest impact, shaped adult lives, and continue to entertain, even three decades later. The research, conducted by GAP, compiled a list of 306 British kids’ TV shows that aired in the 1990s, according to Wikipedia. An analysis combined scores based on the number […]

January 18, 2022

Report: Europe produces 830hrs of animated TV each year

The European Audiovisual Observatory estimates the annual volume of the production of TV animation in Europe to be around 220 titles (TV movies or TV series seasons), 5,200 episodes and 830 hours. France and the UK are by far the main producers of animation TV content. European TV animation coproductions account for 36 per cent […]

December 2, 2021