The former children's TV presenters' show 'In Da Bungalow' featured innuendo entitled games they believe would not be greenlit today.
CBBC star Ben Cajee has been praised for his 'powerful message' which sees him teaching kids about being mixed-race and urging people to be kind.
BBC chair Sir David Clementi is to give a speech highlighting the services and events that would be under threat if the licence fee is scrapped.
The Demon Headmaster is being rebooted on CBBC, it’s been confirmed. The 90s children’s show terrified a generation of young viewers, thanks mainly to actor Terrence Hardiman’s fearsome performance. The show ran for three series, also starring Only Fools and Horses star Tessa Peake-Jones and Strictly’s Danny John-Jules.
The future of British institution Blue Peter could be in the balance after a recent episode brought in zero viewers.
It follows the story of Amy, an eleven year old girl just starting secondary school, and going through the sort of thing any child might face – making new friends, dealing with bullies, and arguing with her parents. The radio program acts as a series of diary instalments from Amy as she deals with the various issues life throws at her. Further, it quite deftly handles the matter of transgender issues, and does so in a way that’s well pitched towards young children.
The Queen’s Nose TV series aired in the 90s and told the story of 12-year-old Harmony Parker (Victoria Shalet) who was given a special 50p piece by her Uncle Ginger (Donald Sumpter). When Harmony rubbed the queen’s nose on the coin it granted her wishes. The show, based on the books of the same name by late great children’s author Dick King-Smith, ran for an initial three series on CBBC before the BBC revived it without main character Harmony. During its heyday it won a Royal Television Society award in 1996 for Best Children’s Drama and captured the imagination of kids up and down the country who went around rubbing 50ps and making wishes
In case you haven’t heard, TV bigwigs have announced that a new TV adaptation of Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch is in the works for CBBC. Having been fully obsessed with the show (and with trying to figure out how we could attend Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches) when we were younger, it’s safe to say we are EXCITED. Now, the remake’s cast has been announced, with talented newcomer Bella Ramsey stepping into the lead role of Mildred Hubble, a role originally played by Georgina Sherrington.
CBBC has always been a breeding ground for broadcasting talent. So what happened to those Broom Cupboard dwellers from back in the day? Image credits: Rex Features/BBC/Twitter