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Tweenies is a British children's television programme, originally broadcast on the BBC's CBBC programming block. Episodes of the programme have also been repeated on the CBeebies channel since 2002.
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Overview and historyEdit

The idea for the programme came from Iain Lauchlan,Kyle Cash and Will Brenton, a pair with a track record of being involved in BBC children's programming. Together with Karl Woolley and Helen Cadwallader they set up [Tell-Tale Productions] at Elstree Film Studios in Hertfordshire founded 1964. Iain Lauchlan was strands before forming their own production companies Tell-Tale Productions and, more recently, Wish Films/DHX Media Its a Small World (TV Series 1964) on ATV Midlands A Hard Day's Night on BFI [1] on BFI Its a Small World 2 (TV Series 1966) ATV Midlands [2] on New Line Cimera Its a Small World (TV Series 1968) on ATV Midlands Its a Small World final (TV Series 1970) on ATV Midlands, ORTF and ARD Thunderbirds (TV Series 1972-1980,1984-1987) on BBC1 (1972-1980),BBC2,FR3 and ZDF (1984-1987) Fun Song Factory on Abbey Broadcasting Co (1994-1997),GMTV (1998) and CITV (2004-2006) series) on BBC2 (2003-2006) and [3] on BBC1 (2005) <p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Tweenies is a production of Tell-Tale Productions in association with the BBC. Animation for the show was produced by A Productions, an animation studio based inBristol, England, with Ealing Animation providing some animation in a few early episodes. Computer animation for the series was provided by Clockwork Digital, with Ben Mars animating Mungo, the computer creature who appears in some later episodes.

The program is no longer in production, although merchandise can still be bought from retailers, and DVDs of the programme are also available.

The characters are well developed and children are able to predict what their responses might be. The mixture of story, song and creative activity provides excellent opportunities for children to learn through play. Music plays an important part in the programme and children are encouraged to join in with songs and actions.

The programme is set in a playschool attended by the four Tweenies themselves: Bella, Milo, Fizz and the youngest, Jake. They are in the care of two adults, Max and Judy, and two dogs - Doodles & Izzles.

The show includes a "Tweenie Clock", with five circular lights arranged in a pentagonal shape with the lights denoting "News Time" (Circle Time in USA) - Orange, "Messy Time" - Blue, "Song Time" - Yellow, "Telly Time" (Video Time in USA) - Green and "Story Time" - Red. "Surprise Time" is a special time determined when all five lights glow. A button at the centre of the clock (Purple) is pressed to select the activity that will be undertaken next.

It is currently being shown on CBeebies, the BBC's channel for young children. Like a number of other CBeebies programmes, a live stage version of the show has toured in the UK. The most recent tour, Top of the Tots, toured the British Isles during 2009, the series' 10th anniversary. In addition, the tour also played several shows in Hong Kong in late September and early October 2009. The Tweenies are also regulars on the annual CBeebies Live tours around the British Isles. Between 2003 and 2005, there was also a live version of Tweenies shown regularly at Alton Towers in the Cred Street section aimed at younger children, which was removed in favour of Bob the Builder. In 2000, Tweenies won two awards: Best PreSchool Educational Program and Best Live Action PreSchool Programme.

The original prototypes for the Tweenies characters were designed by Sally Preisig of Mimics Productions; they were later re-scaled into two sizes for the characters shown on the series. In addition, Preisig also designed the character costumes and was co-constructor/developer for the Tweenies' full-size puppets. The costume fabric comes from the UK and was imported and dyed into their present colours; it is about the same thickness as fleece jumpers.

On 20 January 2013, the programme caused controversy after the 2001 episode titled "Favourite Songs",[1] featuring a skit of Max dressed and acting like BBC personality Jimmy Savile, (who after his death was implicated for sex and abuse crimes against children and teens on BBC grounds), was broadcast on CBeebies at 8:40 am.[2] The BBC announced that "Favourite Songs" would permanently be removed from rotation and published an apology.[3] Due to this incident The Tweenies was aired on CBeebies for a further week and then taken off air. The final episode to air was the 264th, titled "Digger", on 1 February 2013. The series returned on 3 June 2013, resuming with the 261st episode, "No",

CharactersEdit

The Tweenies consist of Bella, Milo, Fizz, Jake, Doodles, Izzles, Max, Judy, and are sometimes joined by Max's sister Polly. Other characters have appeared occasionally, including Milo's Uncle Mickey, Jake's mother, Fizz's father and Bella's Granny. There have also been several animated characters.

All of the four main characters appeared in the first episode Tweenie Band, which was filmed in 1998 at Elstree Studios & aired on 6 September 1999.

The Tweenies are played by one set of actors, while the voices are provided by other actors. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following actors and voice talent were in the show from 1999.

CastEdit

Original UK cast
Character Description Actor Voice/Animatronics
The Children
Bella Blue-skinned with yellow hair which is usually accompanied with a red hair ribbon. She has a very bossy attitude and likes her own way. Sometimes she causes things to go wrong  — the tallest Tweenie[5] Tamsin Heatley Sally Preisig (1999–2000)

Emma Weaver(2000–2003)

Fizz She is yellow-skinned with brown hair, sometimes shy. Fizz's best friend is Bella. Her favourite colour is pink, Loves doing ballet, dressing up as a princess and playing with the dolls. Jenny Hutchinson(1999–2000)

Angela Reynolds (2000) Francesca Anderson(2001–2003)

Coleen Daley
Jake Oranged-skinned with a yellow mohican - the youngest and shortest Tweenie. Jake sometimes shows signs of being homesick. He often gets words mixed up. Jake's best friend is Milo. Samantha Dodd (1999–2003) Justin Fletcher
Milo Purple-skinned with black hair. He is energetic and boisterous, but friendly and cheerful. Milo sometimes says stuff he shouldn't have said and can blow a huff when annoyed and then be told off by Bella. C.H. Beck Bob Golding
The Adults
Judy Pale green-skinned with purple hair, full name Judy, originated from Ireland. Simon Grover Sinead Rushe
Max Dark pink-skinned, with white hair, full name Max. Simon Grover Roy Kinnear
The Dogs
Doodles A red and yellow male dog. Alan Riley Peter Hawkins
Izzles A purple and white female dog, who was first introduced to the Tweenies in 2001, as Doodles' new friend. Fiona Watkins Colleen Daley

AlbumsEdit

Data from AllMusicCharts.com

Title Entered Chart (UK) Peak Position (UK) Weeks on Chart (UK)
Friends Forever 25 November 2000 56 4
The Christmas Album 1 December 2001 34 5
Everybody Dance -- -- --
Greatest Hits

(double CD)

-- -- --

SinglesEdit

Data from AllMusicCharts.com

Title Entered chart (UK) Peak position (UK) Weeks on Chart (UK) Sent to CBeebies Album
No. 1 11 November 2000 5 23 Yes
Best Friends Forever 31 March 2001 12 10 Yes
Do the Lollipop 4 August 2001 17 8 No
I Believe in Christmas 15 December 2001 9 6 No
Have Fun, Go Mad 14 September 2002 20 7 Yes

Regular episodes Edit

  • 1 Tweenie Band (6 September 1999)
  • 2 Spider (7 September 1999)
  • 3 I Am Me (8 September 1999)
  • 4 Old House (9 September 1999)
  • 5 I'm Scared (10 September 1999)
  • 6.Wriggling Fingers (13 September 1999)
  • 7 Mermaids (14 September 1999)
  • 8 Ballet (15 September 1999)
  • 9 I've Lost My Train (16 September 1999)
  • 10 Pebbles (17 September 1999)
  • 11 Telephone (20 September 1999)
  • 12 I'm Too Small (21 September 1999)
  • 13 Rockpool (22 September 1999)
  • 14 It Wasn't Me (23 September 1999)
  • 15 Noise & Quiet (24 September 1999)
  • 16 Bad Mood (27 September 1999)
  • 17 Ball (28 September 1999)
  • 18 Colours (29 September 1999)
  • 19 Over & Under (30 September 1999)
  • 20 Rainbow Magic (1 October 1999)
  • 21 Dragon (4 October 1999)
  • 22 Modelling Clay (5 October 1999)
  • 23 Lost Frog (6 October 1999)
  • 24 Stuck Together (7 October 1999)
  • 25 Growing Bulbs (8 October 1999)
  • 26 Shiny Metal (11 October 1999)
  • 27 Big & Small (12 October 1999)
  • 28 Birthday (13 October 1999)
  • 29 Sheets (14 October 1999)
  • 30 Sand (15 October 1999)
  • 31 Animal Dancers (18 October 1999)
  • 32 Police (19 October 1999)
  • 33 Printing (20 October 1999)
  • 34 Rolling (21 October 1999)
  • 35 Rainy Day (22 October 1999)
  • 36 Cardboard Box (25 October 1999)
  • 37 Caring for a Pet (26 October 1999)
  • 38 Woolly Jumper (27 October 1999)
  • 39 Fairies (28 October 1999)
  • 40 Canal Boat (29 October 1999)
  • 41 Hot & Cold (1 November 1999)
  • 42 Hiccups (2 November 1999)
  • 43 Go Away, Bella! (3 November 1999)
  • 44 Meadow (4 November 1999)
  • 45 Blow (5 November 1999)
  • 46 I Can't Do It (8 November 1999)
  • 47 Leaves (9 November 1999)
  • 48 Milo the Clown (10 November 1999)
  • 49 Litter (11 November 1999)
  • 50 Disappearing Shoes (12 November 1999)
  • 51 Get Down, Doodles! (15 November 1999)
  • 52 Making Up (16 November 1999)
  • 53 Water (17 November 1999)
  • 54 Feel It (18 November 1999)
  • 55 Milking (19 November 1999)
  • 56 Space (22 November 1999)
  • 57 Hospital Visit (23 November 1999)
  • 58 Café (24 November 1999)
  • 59 Cut Finger (25 November 1999)
  • 60 Milo's Scooter (26 November 1999)
  • 61 It's a Circle (29 November 1999)
  • 62 Oh, Oh, I'm Shrinking (30 November 1999)
  • 63 Harvest (1 December 1999)
  • 64 Pancake Day (2 December 1999)
  • 65 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (3 December 1999)
  • 66 In & Out (6 December 1999)
  • 67 What?!? No Books! (7 December 1999)
  • 68 Camouflage (8 December 1999)
  • 69 Train Journey (9 December 1999)
  • 70 Frosty Day (10 December 1999)
  • 71 Pretend Friend (13 December 1999)
  • 72 Bridges (14 December 1999)
  • 73 Bracelet (15 December 1999)
  • 74 Building Blocks (16 December 1999)
  • 75 Jake's Ill (17 December 1999)
  • 76 Fallen Star (20 December 1999)
  • 77 Christmas Fairy (21 December 1999)
  • 78 Santa's Little Helper (22 December 1999)
  • 79 Nativity (23 December 1999)
  • 80 Christmas Eve (24 December 1999)
  • 81 Corner Shop (27 December 1999)
  • 82 Can't Go There (28 December 1999)
  • 83 Signs (29 December 1999)
  • 84 Sleep Over (30 December 1999)
  • 85 Supermarket (31 December 1999)
  • 86 Television (3 January 2000)
  • 87 Bus Ride (4 January 2000)
  • 88 Fast & Slow (5 January 2000)
  • 89.Red Riding Hood (6 January 2000)
  • 90 Dustcart (7 January 2000)
  • 91 Old Photograph (10 January 2000)
  • 92 Square Things (11 January 2000)
  • 93 Flying (12 January 2000)
  • 94 Elves (13 January 2000)
  • 95 Stones (14 January 2000
  • 96 Spring (7 February 2000)
  • 97 Summer (8 February 2000)
  • 98 Autumn (9 February 2000)
  • 99 Winter (10 February 2000)
  • 100 Zoo (11 February 2000)
  • 101 Aladdin (14 February 2000)
  • 102 Puppet Show (15 February 2000)
  • 103 Whistling (16 February 2000)
  • 104 Old & New (17 February 2000)
  • 105 Dinosaurs (18February 2000)
  • 106 Left Out (21 February 2000)
  • 107 Sounds (22 February 2000)
  • 108 Wizard (23 February 2000)
  • 109 Pushing (24 February 2000)
  • 110 Country Road (25 February 2000)
  • 111 Lambing (6 March 2000)
  • 112 It's a Secret (7 March 2000)
  • 113 Rabbits & Elephants (8 March 2000)
  • 114 Windy Day (9 March 2000)
  • 115 Stream (10 March 2000)
  • 116 Friends (27 March 2000)
  • 117 A Walk in the Country (28 March 2000)
  • 118 A Walk in the Town (29 March 2000)
  • 119 Mouse (30 March 2000)
  • 120 Mini-Beast (31 March 2000)
  • 121 Flowers (3 April 2000)
  • 122 Those are the Rules (4 April 2000)
  • 123 Tweenies Sports Day (5 April 2000)
  • 124 Paper (6 April 2000)
  • 125 Fire Engine (7 April 2000)
  • 126 Tidying (10 April 2000)
  • 127 Cliffs (11 April 2000)
  • 128 Naughty Corner (12 April 2000)
  • 129 Undersea World (13 April 2000)
  • 130 Fizz's Scrapbook (14 April 2000)
  • 131 Milo's Orange (17 April 2000)
  • 132 Mirror, Mirror (18 April 2000)
  • 133 Oodles of Doodles (19 April 2000)
  • 134 Horses (20 April 2000)
  • 135 Magic Magnets (21 April 2000)
  • 136 Balloons (24 April 2000)
  • 137 Pirates (25 April 2000)
  • 138 Castles (26 April 2000)
  • 139 Fizz's Dinosaur (27 April 2000)
  • 140 Eggs (28 April 2000)
  • 141 Sneezing (1 May 2000)
  • 142 Max's DIY Day (2 May 2000)
  • 143 Dot to Dot (3 May 2000)
  • 144 Missing (4 May 2000)
  • 145 Trumpet (5 May 2000)
  • 146 Lazy (8 May 2000)
  • 147 Giraffes (9 May 2000)
  • 148 Clapping (10 May 2000)
  • 149 Practical Jokes (11 May 2000)
  • 150 Judy's Painting (12 May 2000)
  • 151 Dirty Hands (15 May 2000)
  • 152 Penguin Power (16 May 2000)
  • 153 Max's Birthday (17 May 2000)
  • 154 Lighthouse (18 May 2000)
  • 155 Mixing Colours (19 May 2000)
  • 156 I Don't Like That (22 May 2000)
  • 157 Nursery Rhyme Land (23 May 2000)
  • 158 Pot of Gold (24 May 2000)
  • 159 Bella's Big Surprise (25 May 2000)
  • 160 Cool (26 May 2000)
  • 161 Hot-Air Balloon (29 May 2000)
  • 162 I'm Magic (30 May 2000)
  • 163 Hairstyle (31 May 2000)
  • 164 Lifeboat (1 June 2000)
  • 165 I'm Better Than You (2 June 2000)
  • 166 Seeing Red (5 June 2000)
  • 167 Teddy Bear Day (6 June 2000)
  • 168 Max Goes Camping (7 June 2000)
  • 169 That's a Bad Cough Doodles (8 Junne 2000)
  • 170 I'm Shouting (9 June 2000)
  • 171 Elephants (12 June 2000)
  • 172 Fruit Market (13 June 2000)
  • 173 Doodles the Daring (14 June 2000)
  • 174 Diwali (15 June 2000)
  • 175 A Story from India (16 June 2000)
  • 176 Floating is Fabarooni (6 November 2000)
  • 177 Milo's Jungle (7 November 2000)
  • 178 Me First (8 November 2000)
  • 179 Cross-Channel Ferry (9 November 2000)
  • 180 Who Do You Love? (10 November 2000)
  • 181 Max Blows a Fuse (13 November 2000)
  • 182 Polar Bears (14 November 2000)
  • 183 Pink is Yukerooni (15 November 2000)
  • 184 Milo's Odd Socks (16 November 2000)
  • 185 Dinosaur Park (17 November 2000)
  • 186 Tea Party (20 November 2000)
  • 187 We Miss Bella (21 November 2000)
  • 188 Tweenies Grand Prix (22 November 2000)
  • 189 Motor Boat (23 November 2000)
  • 190 Fierce as a Lion (24 November 2000)
  • 191 The Wall (27 November 2000)
  • 192 High & Low (28 November 2000)
  • 193 Judy's Guitar (29 November 2000)
  • 194 Monster Nosh (30 November 2000)
  • 195 Odd One Out (1 December 2000)
  • 196 Don't Tickle Me (4 December 2000)
  • 197 It's a Black Day (5 December 2000)
  • 198 London Boats (6 December 2000)
  • 199 What's the Magic Word? (7 December 2000)
  • 200 Times of the Day (8 December 2000)
  • 201 Invitations (11 December 2000)
  • 202 Cold Wilson (12 December 2000)
  • 203 Wishes (November 2000)
  • 204 Getting Ready (12 July 2010)
  • 205 Jake and the Beanstalk (13 July 2010)
  • 206 Penelope Pink (18 December 2000)
  • 207 Highly Strung (19 December 2000)
  • 208 Little Blue Plane (20 December 2000)
  • 209 Mousehole Theatre (21 December 2000)
  • 210 Christmas Morning (22 December 2000)
  • 211 Copycats (8 January 2001)
  • 212 It's Going Round & Round (9 January 2001)
  • 213 Up the Mountain (10 January 2001)
  • 214 Someone Tell Bella (11 January 2001)
  • 215 The King With Dirty Feet (12 January 2001)
  • 216 I Just Can't Wait (15 January 2001)
  • 217 Pulling (16 January 2001)
  • 218 Octopus (17 January 2001)
  • 219 Jake's Dolly (18 January 2001)
  • 220 Cheeky Monkey (19 January 2001)
  • 221 Chopsticks (23 January 2001)
  • 222 Chinese New Year (24 January 2001)
  • 223 Going Underground (25 January 2001)
  • 224 When I'm Older (26 January 2001)
  • 225 My Body (26 January 2001)
  • 226 Flower Shop (29 January 2001)
  • 227 Scrap Metal (30 January 2001)
  • 228 Fizz is Sucking Her Thumb (31 January 2001)
  • 229 Knights (1 February 2001)
  • 230 Postman (2 February 2001)
  • 231 This is Art (5 February 2001)
  • 232 Mosaic (6 February 2001)
  • 233 Thanks Milo (7 February 2001)
  • 234 Tigers (8 February 2001)
  • 235 Useless (9 February 2001)
  • 236 My Special Talent (26 March 2001)
  • 237 Telling Tales (27 March 2001)
  • 238 Snakerooni (28 March 2001)
  • 239 Jake's Tantrum (29 March 2001)
  • 240 Funny Bella (30 March 2001)
  • 241 Man in the Moon (2 April 2001)
  • 242 Glass Blowing (3 April 2001)
  • 243 Bananas (4 April 2001)
  • 244 Blues (5 April 2001)
  • 245 Jake's Snuggly (6 April 2001)
  • 246 Scribbling (9 April 2001)
  • 247 Self-Portraits (10 April 2001)
  • 248 Again (11 April 2001)
  • 249 Pottery Present (1 May 2001)
  • 250 Jumping (2 May 2001)
  • 251 Stained Glass (3 May 2001)
  • 252 Favourite Song (4 May 2001) (NOTE: as of Jnauary 2013, the

episode was banned due to the character, Max, impersonating paedophile Jimmy Savile)

  • 253 Swim (7 May 2001)
  • 254 Sssh! (8 May 2001)
  • 255 Night's Falling (9 May 2001)
  • 256 Green (10 May 2001)
  • 257 It's Mine (11 May 2001)
  • 258 Butterfly (14 May 2001)
  • 259 School Show (15 May 2001)
  • 260 Grumpy Max (16 May 2001)
  • 261 Wiggle Your Bella's Toes (17 May 2001)
  • 262 Dog's Home (18 May 2001)
  • 263 Bees (21 May 2001)
  • 264 Digger (22 May 2001)
  • 265 Big Box (23 May 2001)
  • 266 Slug (24 May 2001)
  • 267 Ciao Bella (25 May 2001)
  • 268 Jake's Been Sick (28 May 2001)
  • 269 Restaurant (29 May 2001)
  • 270 Sardines (30 May 2001)
  • 271 No Shoes And Scoks (31 May 2001)
  • 272 Pinching (1 June 2001)
  • 273 Water Mill (4 June 2001)
  • 274 Pyjama Time (5 June 2001)
  • 275 Keep Out (6 June 2001)
  • 276 Careful, Don't Be Clumsy (7 June 2001)
  • 277 A Walk in the Woods (8 June 2001)
  • 278 Max's Stiff Neck (11 June 2001)
  • 279 I Hate It (12 June 2001)
  • 280 Leaky Beanbag (13 June 2001)
  • 281 Blade of Grass (14 June 2001)
  • 282 Neighbours (15 June 2001)
  • 283 Videotape (19 June 2001)
  • 284 Coaches & Carriages (20 June 2001)
  • 285 Arrows (21 June 2001)
  • 286 Desert (22 June 2001)
  • 287 Donkey Village (2 July 2001)
  • 288 No Words (3 July 2001)
  • 289 Pigs (4 July 2001)
  • 290 Go to Sleep Fizz (5 July 2001)
  • 291 Milo's Rocket (6 July 2001)
  • 292 Cut (9 July 2001)
  • 293 Steam Train (10 July 2001)
  • 294 Stripes (11 July 2001)
  • 295 Car Journey (12 July 2001)
  • 296 Milo's Sweets (13 July 2001)
  • 297 All at Sea (16 July 2001)
  • 298 Spots (17 July 2001)
  • 299 Ants (18 July 2001)
  • 300 Highlands & Islands (19 July 2001)
  • 301 Snow (20 July 2001)
  • 302 What Makes Winter? (17 September 2001)
  • 303 Bats (18 September 2001)
  • 304 King of the Castle (3 October 2001)
  • 305 Decorating (4 October 2001)
  • 306 Say Cheese (5 October 2001)
  • 307 Oh, I Forgot! (8 October 2001)
  • 308 Crocodile Tears (9 October 2001)
  • 309 Up & Away (10 October 2001)
  • 310 Wings (21 November 2001)
  • 311 Checks (22 November 2001)
  • 312 Don't Go Max (23 November 2001)
  • 313 Hanukkah (26 November 2001)
  • 314 Muddle Day (27 November 2001)
  • 315 Jake's Mountain (28 November 2001)
  • 316 Cranes (29 November 2001)
  • 317 What's in the Box? (30 November 2001)
  • 318 White Christmas (3 December 2001)
  • 319 Searching for Santa (4 December 2001)
  • 320 Slippery Slopes (5 December 2001)
  • 321 Name Game (6 December 2001)
  • 322 New Arrival (21 December 2001)
  • 323 Big Brave Jake (22 December 2001)
  • 324 Doodles is Strange (23 December 2001)
  • 325 Honest Doodles (25 December 2001)
  • 326 Coming or Going (26 December 2001)
  • 327 Whales (27 December 2001)
  • 328 Tom Thumb (28 December 2001)
  • 329 Car Boot Sale (21 January 2002)
  • 330 Light & Heavy (22 January 2002)
  • 331 What a Day! (23 January 2002)
  • 332 Music of Percussion (24 January 2002)
  • 333 Music of Strings (25 January 2002)
  • 334 Music of Brass (28 January 2002)
  • 335 Music of Woodwind (29 January 2002)
  • 336 Orchestra (30 January 2002)
  • 337 Blaming the Wrong Person (31 January 2002)
  • 338 Five Wishes (1 February 2002)
  • 339 Max & Manx (13 February 2002)
  • 340 Handyman Milo (14 February 2002)
  • 341 Lost Your Smile? (15 February 2002)
  • 342 Looking for Fairies (18 February 2002)
  • 343 Playing Together (19 February 2002)
  • 344 The Present (20 February 2002)
  • 345 Circus (21 February 2002)
  • 346 I Want One If Bella Wants One (22 February 2002)
  • 347 Champions! (25 February 2002)
  • 348 Oh, My Hair! (26 February 2002)
  • 349 Fizz's Surprise (27 February 2002)
  • 350 Welcome Baby (28 March 2002)
  • 351 Feeling Let Down (29 March 2002)
  • 352 Prickly Fizz (1 April 2002)
  • 353 Big Sister (2 April 2002)
  • 354 Who Can Help? (3 April 2002)
  • 355 In Between (4 April 2002)
  • 356 One to Win (5 April 2002)
  • 357 It's the Thought That Counts (8 April 2002)
  • 358 Dancing Feet (9 April 2002)
  • 359 Let's Be Each Other (10 April 2002)
  • 360 Milo Wants to Know (11 April 2002)
  • 361 Goats & Trolls (12 April 2002)
  • 362 Kangaroos (8 May 2002)
  • 363 Why Do People Do Bad Things? (9 May 2002)
  • 364 Being Really Old (10 May 2002)
  • 365 Giant Breakfast (19 June 2002)
  • 366 Which Way to Turn? (20 June 2002)
  • 367 Moving House (21 June 2002)
  • 368 Brushes (24 June 2002)
  • 369 Imaginary Pet (25 June 2002)
  • 370 Off to the Sun (26 June 2002)
  • 371 Happy Holiday (27 June 2002)
  • 372 What Makes Spring? (28 June 2002)
  • 373 No Kissing (1 July 2002)
  • 374 Vegetables are Fun (2 July 2002)
  • 375 Clock Shock! (3 July 2002)
  • 376 Listen (4 July 2002)
  • 377 Carnival Time (5 July 2002)
  • 378 Wedding Day (8 July 2002)
  • 379 Swapsies (9 July 2002)
  • 380 Teamwork (10 July 2002)
  • 381 Home Again (11 July 2002)
  • 382 Something New (12 July 2002)
  • 383 Opera (15 July 2002)
  • 384 Prairie Dogs (16 July 2002)
  • 385 Izzles isn't Bouncy Anymore (17 July 2002)
  • 386 Mixed-Up Animals (18 July 2002)
  • 387 Wedding Party (19 July 2002)
  • 388 Invisible (22 July 2002)
  • 389 Gimme Five (23 July 2002)
  • 390 What Makes Summer? (24 July 2002)

Welsh episodes Edit

In 2002, the BBC dubbed several episodes into Welsh for S4C (BBC provides some programming to the Welsh channel). Dubbing was done by actors including John Ogwen and Jennifer Vaughan. These are still broadcast on an irregular basis:

Key: Welsh episode number, Welsh title (Original title in brackets)

  • 1 Gwledd Bwstyfil (Monster Nosh)
  • 2 Llun Judy (Judy's Painting)
  • 3 Diwali (Diwali)
  • 4 Sypreis Fawr Bella (Bella's Big Surprise)
  • 5 I Fyny'r Mynydd (Up the Mountain)
  • 6 Pawb Yn Symud (Pulling)
  • 7 Fy Nghorff (My Body)
  • 8 Eirth Gwyn (Polar Bears)
  • 9 Diog (Lazy)
  • 10 Neidio (Jumping)
  • 11 Sana Gwirion Milo (Practical Jokes)
  • 12 Draig (Dragon)
  • 13 Ffyrnig Fel Llew (Fierce as a Lion)
  • 14 Jake snipiau Fizz gyda sissors

Tweenies Christmas Countdown (2001) Edit

1.Invitation's 2.Cold Wilson 3.Wishes 4.Getting Ready 5.Jake And The Beanstalk 6.Fallen Star 7.The Christmas Fairy 8.Santa's Little Helper 9.Nativity 10.Christmas Eve 11.Frosty Day 12.Elves 13.Winter 14.Penelope Pink 15.Highly Strung 16.Little Blue Plane 17.The Mouse hole Theater 18.Christmas Morning 19.White Christmas 20.Hanukkah 21.Snow 22.Polar Bears

Be Safe with the Tweenies (safety shorts) (Aired: 2003-2008) Edit

In recent years, a number of safety shorts, called Be Safe with the Tweenies, has been shown on CBeebies (and occasionally on BBC2):

  • 1 Cleaning Materials (Description: Fizz plays with dangerous bottles and burns her hand.)
  • 2 Leaving Toys Lying Around (Description: The Tweenies fall over toys left on the playroom floor.)
  • 3 Throwing (Description: Max makes a 'You've Been Framed!' styled video of the Tweenies playing.)
  • 4 Garden Shed (Description: Bella and Jake want to play in Max's garden shed.)
  • 5 Swings (Description: Izzles finds out the hard way that it's not safe to stand in front of a swing.)
  • 6 Slide (Description: Milo learns how to play safely on a slide.)
  • 7 Matches (Description: Jake finds a box of matches.)
  • 8 Don't Go There (Description: Milo tries to go to the future in an old fridge.)
  • 9 Lost (Description: Max gets lost in a special garden centre.)
  • 10 Road Safety (Description: The Tweenies learn about road safety.)
  • 11 Dogs (Description: Jake gets bitten by a dog with a disease.)
  • 12 Candles (Description: Judy burns Milo with candles.)
  • 13 Fire Safety (Description: Fire can be very unsafe, and the Tweenies help us and children to understand this.)
  • 14 Travelling by Train (Description: Trains can be dangerous if you are not careful, so the Tweenies explain how to be safe.)
  • 15 Electric Sockets & Cables (Description: The Tweenies learn about electricity.)
  • 16 Knives (Description: Jake, Bella, Milo and Fizz learn about being dangerous with knives.)
  • 17 Ponds (Description: The Tweenies learn about safety around ponds.)
  • 18 Scissors (Description: The Tweenies learn about safety around scissors.)
  • 19 Rivers (Description: The Tweenies learn about safety around rivers.)
  • 20 Dialing 999 (American Title: Dialing 911) (Description: Bella tells the others about a real emergency.)
  • 21 Railway Lines (Description: Max tells the others how to be safe near a railway.)
  • 22 Hot Cooker (Description: Jake, Bella, Milo and Fizz present a short film about accidents with hot cookers.)
  • 23 Kettle & Teapot (Description: Bella thinks she can make a real pot of tea. However, this is not an entirely safe plan.)
  • 24 Canal (Description: The Tweenies learn about safety around canals.)
  • 25 Doors & Windows (Description: The Tweenies learn about safety around doors and windows.)
  • 26 Beach (Description: Max goes to a special beach, and helps to teach us and children about safety by the sea.)
  • 27 Horses (Description: The Tweenies learn about safety when riding a horse.)

Expanded 40-minute episodes Edit

In 2001, there were 17 40-minute episodes produced, which featured clips from previous Tweenies episodes. These have been shown intermittently in the UK on BBC2 from 30th September 2001 to 30th December 2001 on Sunday mornings and act as "Omnibus/Compilation" editions. 4 new episodes have been shown in March 2003 on BBC1 on Saturday mornings between the 8th - 29th March. They were repeated once since their original transmissions from 7th April - 24th June 2007 on CBeebies:

  • 1. Machines - 30/9/2001
  • 2. Big and Small - 7/10/2001
  • 3. It's Catching - 14/10/2001
  • 4. Sleeping - 21/10/2001
  • 5. Things We Brought In - 28/10/2001
  • 6. Dressed Up - 4/11/2001
  • 7. Journey - 11/11/2001
  • 8. Mistaken - 18/11/2001
  • 9. It's Getting Cold - 25/11/2001
  • 10. Building Things - 2/12/2001
  • 11. It Turned Out Alright - 9/12/2001
  • 12. Odd Things Happen - 16/12/2001
  • 13. Disaster - 30/12/2001
  • 14. New Dog - 8/3/2003
  • 15. Noise - 15/3/2003
  • 16. Scary Adventures - 22/3/2003
  • 17. Urgh! - 29/3/2003

VHS Titles Edit

  • Ready To Play with the Tweenies (VHS)
  • Song Time! (VHS)
  • Song Time 2! (VHS)
  • Animal Friends (VHS)
  • Party Games Laugh's And Giggles (VHS)
  • Merry Tweenie Christmas (VHS)
  • Tweenies Live! (VHS)
  • Colours are Magic (VHS)
  • It's Messy Time (VHS)
  • Music is Pop-a-Rooney (VHS)
  • Song Time is Fab-a-Rooney (VHS)
  • Enchanted Toyshop (VHS)
  • Songs and Surprises (VHS)
  • Night-Time Magic (VHS)
  • Jungle Adventure (VHS)
  • Let's Play (VHS)
  • Everybody Panto (VHS)
  • Tweenies Live The Christmas Present (VHS)
  • Let's All Make Music (VHS)
  • Doodles' New Friend (VHS)
  • Fizz! (VHS)

DVD Titles Edit

  • Ready To Play & Song Time! (DVD)
  • Animal Friends & Party Games Laughs and Giggles (DVD)
  • Party Games Laughs and Giggles (DVD)
  • Merry Tweenie Christmas (DVD)
  • Song Time 2! & Song Time is Fun a Rooney (DVD)
  • Colours are Magic (DVD)
  • It's Messy Time (DVD)
  • Music is Pop-a-Rooney (DVD)
  • Night-Time Magic (DVD)
  • Let's All Make Music (DVD)
  • Jungle Adventure (DVD)
  • Fizz! (DVD)
  • It's Christmas! (DVD)
  • Song Time! The Complete Collection (DVD)
  • The Ultimate Christmas Collection (DVD)
  • Practical Jokes and other stories (DVD)
  • Let's Play (DVD)
  • Messy Time Magic (DVD)

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DVDs & VideosEdit

These were released by BBC Worldwide and some various DVD's are still available in retailers.

Also By Video

  • Thunderbirds (1980 World of Video 2000/November 1983 BBC Video, VHS BBCV 4011)
  • Thunderbirds 2 (1981 KM Video/September 1984 BBC Video, VHS BBCV 4092)
  • Thunderbirds 3 (1980 Mountain Video/November 1984 BBC Video, VHS BBCV 4198)
  • Thunderbirds 4 (1982 Inter Light Video/November 1985 BBC Video, VHS BBCV 4018)
  • Thunderbirds 5 (1982 Warwick Video/December 1985 BBC Video, Re-Relaese 1990 BBC Video, VHS BBCV 4395)
  • Thunderbirds 6 (1981 Portland Video/November 3 1986 BBC Video, VHS BBCV 4036)
  • Thunderbirds 7 (December 4 1986 BBC Video VHS BBCV 4046)
  • Thunderbirds 8 (1987 BBC Video VHS BBCV 4105)
  • Thunderbirds 9 (July 1988 BBC Video VHS BBCV 4154)
  • Thunderbirds 10 (December 1988 BBC Video VHS BBCV 4209)
  • Thunderbirds Episode 1-67 (1982-1984 Derann Video/1986 Movie Makers/1987-1988 Channel 5 Video/1995-1996 Tring Video)
  • Thunderbirds Goldeneye (1986 Screen Legends (A.M.T Video Gems) VHS SL 1043)
  • Thunderbirds The Case of the Dino Cannon Ball (1986 Screen Legends (A.M.T Video Gems), VHS SL 1081)
  • Thunderbirds Fun and Games (1989 Screen Legends/BBC Video VHS BBCV 4270)
  • "Are you ready to play?" (1999 VHS also for PC-CDROM)
  • Song Time! (1999, VHS)
  • Merry Tweenie Christmas (2000, first DVD)
  • Party Games, Laughs & Giggles (2001)
  • Song Time is Fab-a-Rooney (2001 VHS)
  • The Enchanted Toyshop (2002 VHS)
  • Song Time 2 (2000)
  • Songs & Surprises (2001)
  • Tweenies Live! (2000)
  • Animal Friends (1999)
  • Colours are Magic (2000)
  • It's Messy Time (2001 also for PC-CDROM)
  • Everybody Panto (2001)
  • Doodles' New Friend (2002)
  • Tweenies Live!: The Christmas Present (2002)
  • Night-Time Magic (2002)
  • Animal Friends/Party Games, Laughs & Giggles (2002 DVD)
  • Music is Pop-a-Rooney! (2001 TOTPS)
  • Let's Play (2003 VHS)
  • Jungle Adventure (2004)
  • Let's All Make Music (2004)
  • Fizz! (2005, final VHS)
  • It's Christmas (2005)
  • Song Time: The Complete Collection (2006)
  • The Ultimate Christmas Collection (2006)
  • Messy Time Magic (2008)
  • Practical Jokes (2009)

Many of the above videos have also been dubbed into other languages. In addition, several of the Tweenies videos were produced in special versions for retailers with additional footage (for example, the "Party Games, Laughs & Giggles" video distributed at Marks & Spencer stores carried 2 additional segments, adding 10 minutes to the video's running time). Many of the above videos were also released as DVDs under different names. iTunes has released a Best of Tweenies volume 1 which consists of the first 6 episodes of the series.[citation needed]

BooksEdit

From 1999 until 2006, various books were released from the Tweenies, based on the episodes that were mostly aired. There were also annuals that were released from 2001–06 and other books, based on each character from the Tweenies.

Toys & GamesEdit

From 1999 until 2007, the Tweenies were more popular than they are today and many toys were sold in various retailers, such as Toys "R" UsArgos & Woolworths. There were many toys & games, such as soft toys, playsets, collectable figures, board games, jigsaws & puzzles, talking toys, video games and many others.

RepeatsEdit

Tweenies launched on 6th September 1999 at 10.30am on BBC2 with an afternoon repeat on BBC1 at 3.25pm, CBBC on Choice premiered the Tweenies on Monday November 29th 1999 at 7.00am and repeated at 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm. It was originally a weekday-only show to start with on CBBC on Choice. It was on Christmas 1999 at 7.25am, 10.25am, 1.25pm and 4.25pm from Monday 20th December 1999 - Friday 31st December 1999 with no episodes shown on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and the New Year's Weekend 2000. From Monday 3rd January 2000 it came on at 6.40am, 9.40am, 12.40pm and 3.40pm on weekdays only. For a while beginning from Monday 10th April 2000 it swapped times with Playdays with Playdays coming on at 6.40am, 9.40am, 12.40pm and 3.40pm while the Tweenies was 8.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm until Friday 1st September 2000. From Monday 4th September 2000, The new schedules had launched and the Tweenies had new times, 7.00am, 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm and they had a second episode at 9.00am, 12.00pm, 3.00pm and 6.00pm and a weekend double bill had launched also from Saturday September 9th 2000 at 7.00am, 10.00am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm and the second episode was 7.20am, 10.20am, 1.50pm and 4.50pm and from Saturday March 31st 2001 it was 7.30am, 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm and second episode was 7.50am, 10.50am, 1.50pm and 4.50pm. The only change after this didn't occur til Monday September 3rd 2001 when Playdays yet again swapped with the Tweenies and this time Tweenies second episode came on at 8.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm like it done so from April - September 2000. The first episode was unaffected and stayed at 7.00am,, 10.00am, 1.00pm and 4.00pm. They showed all 6 series and episodes they showed were from the first episode "Tweenie Band" to "Big Box". It has been one of the regular shows appearing on the schedule on CBBC on Choice alongside Teletubbies , Playdays , Noddy , Bodger and Badger , Bob the Builder and ChuckleVision. It has also appeared under viewer's requests on Choosy Bits from 2001/02. They also showed Tweenies Christmas Countdown from 1st - 25th December 2001. Tweenies like Teletubbies and Postman Pat is currently repeated on CBeebies since Monday 11th February 2002.

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