CBeebies

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Mr Tumble! Post your questions for Justin Fletcher
Ahead of the big-screen CBeebies Christmas panto – and a new Shaun the Sheep TV special – we need your questions for the kingpin of British children’s TV

Catherine Shoard

01, Dec, 2021 @11:44 AM

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CBeebies star Maddie Moate: ‘Elephant poo is so magical!’
The chipper TV host, podcaster and YouTuber is now a children’s author. She tells Stuart Heritage about her hectic homeschooling routine, why she’s happy to be ‘too busy’ – and the joy of paper made from poo

Stuart Heritage

27, Oct, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Climate wisdom out of the mouths of babes | Brief letters
Brief letters: Kids’ climate awareness | Philistines | Wordsearch stereotypes | Care costs | Crossword

25, Oct, 2021 @4:52 PM

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You can’t grumble over Mr Tumble | Brief letters
Brief letters: CBeebies | Angela Rayner and scum | Imperial measures | Beethoven | Potato picking | Same old news

27, Sep, 2021 @4:04 PM

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‘A brilliant role model’: CBeebies hires first presenter with Down’s syndrome
20-year-old actor George Webster says he is ‘so proud’ to be joining the BBC channel, having previously made a video on the misconceptions around the genetic condition

Hannah J Davies

21, Sep, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Are the Wombles really the best children’s characters to tackle the climate crisis?
The stars of 1970s television have been announced as ambassadors for the British government’s #OneStepGreener campaign. But would the Octonauts and Go Jetters do better?

Isabella Kaminski

18, Sep, 2021 @5:15 AM

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‘Peppa Pig, with better parenting’: the bounding success of canine cartoon Bluey
The Australian animation has mammoth audiences, A-listers queuing up to star and even won an Emmy. We meet the man who turned a show for preschoolers into the best thing on TV

Stuart Heritage

03, Jun, 2021 @12:06 PM

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Sesame Street to Bugbears: the kids' TV that challenges racism
Muppets learn about race, young cooks show off global cuisines, and a cuban-American girl seeks election, as children’s shows explore identity and diversity

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2021 @3:42 PM

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BBC children’s TV overhaul will allow it to make shows for rivals
Production unit that creates CBeebies and CBBC programmes moves to commercial operation

Mark Sweney

10, Mar, 2021 @1:17 PM

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‘17 is a prime number – eccentric’: how Numberblocks became a kids' TV hit
The CBeebies show saved parents struggling under lockdown by making maths fun. But how do its makers come up with their ideas – and what would happen if seven ate nine?

Stuart Heritage

08, Mar, 2021 @10:33 AM

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‘Parents should give themselves a break’: the guilt-free children's TV guide
Screen time rules gone out the window? Don’t worry, say the experts – just point them to quality content

Rebecca Seal

06, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Floella Benjamin: I was told to 'shut up or never work again'
Peer and former Play School presenter recalls pushback after she pressed for greater diversity in TV

Guardian staff and agency

11, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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