Boohbah was a children's television show. It premiered in 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, and on 19 January 2004 in the United States on PBS until 2 July 2006. It was created by Anne Wood with scripts by Alan Dapre and Robin Stevens. Anne Wood also created the children's show Teletubbies, and Boohbah is produced by the UK's Ragdoll Ltd. and the USA's PBS Kids. The similarity between this show and Teletubbies, both of which have a "science fiction" theme, is notable. One of the show's trademarks is a child's voice pronouncing the show's name in sing-song.
"Boohbah" means "doll" in Hebrew, but it is not clear if this influenced the name of the show, or even if the creators are aware of this.
Even StevensJune 17, 2000
Even Stevens is an American comedy television series that aired on Disney Channel with a total of three seasons and 65 episodes from June 17, 2000, to June 13, 2003. It follows the life of the Stevenses, a Jewish family living in suburban Sacramento, California, mainly focusing on the clashing personalities of its two younger siblings, Ren and Louis.
The series was produced by Brookwell McNamara Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment. It is often cited as launching Shia LaBeouf's breakout career as an actor. The show features a fast motion photography, which features in every episode.
The feature-length Disney Channel Original Movie based on the series, The Even Stevens Movie, premiered on June 13, 2003, and serves as the series finale.
As of January 15, 2010, in America, Even Stevens has been removed from television syndication altogether, though The Even Stevens Movie continues to air on Disney Channel and Disney XD, and on Family Channel occasionally. However, in the UK, Even Stevens continues to air on CITV and now Pop Girl. From its launch on June 1, 2011 to late 2012, the series were shown as re-runs on Disney XD in Canada & US.
Ben 10: Alien ForceApril 18, 2008
Five years later, 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the OMNITRIX and discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now transform him into 10 brand new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa, Ben must defeat the evil DNALIENS, a powerful alien race intent on destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth.
PocoyoJanuary 5, 2005
Pocoyo is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia Entertainment, Cosgrove-Hall Films and Granada International. Two series have been produced, each consisting of 52 seven-minute episodes. English actor and comedian Stephen Fry narrates the English-language version and José María del Río narrates the Castilian Spanish version.
Set in a 3D space, with a plain white background and usually no backdrops, it is about Pocoyo, a 3-year-old boy, interacting with his friends Pato, Elly and Loula. Viewers are encouraged to recognise situations that Pocoyo is in, and things that are going on with or around him. The narrator usually speaks explicitly to the viewers and to the characters as well. Each character has its own distinctive dance and also a specific sound, and most episodes end with the characters dancing. Many episodes also involve parties.
In the United Kingdom, it was originally broadcast on CITV, a children's strand on the ITV network. In September 2007, Channel 5 acquired terrestrial rights in the United Kingdom to the first and second series, making it part of the Milkshake! strand. The show, however, will continue to air on the CITV Channel. Other broadcasters in the English speaking countries include RTÉ in the Republic of Ireland, Nick Jr. in the U.S. nationwide and local station KCET-TV as well as KLCS-TV channel 58-2 in Los Angeles and on Univision in LATAM Spanish, Treehouse TV in Canada, ABC in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.
Press GangJanuary 16, 1989
Press Gang was a British children's comedy-drama revolving around the staff at The Junior Gazette, a childrens weekly newspaper produced by a group of school pupils.
The show interspersed comedic elements with the dramatic, tackling issues such as solvent abuse, child abuse and firearms control.
Rosie and JimSeptember 3, 1990
Rosie and Jim was a British children's television programme produced by Ragdoll Productions which aired on CITV from 3 September 1990 to 11 December 2000.
Dream Street was a British children's television series that ran from 6 May 1999 to 2002 on CITV.
The show was narrated by British comedian Russ Abbot, and was aimed at children aged from 2 to 7. The show featured talking toy vehicles, and was radio controlled.
The characters were voiced by David Benson-Phillips, Charlotte Bellamy, Chris Jarvis and Emma Tate.
The show was set in a story book resting on the bedside table, and in later series with a child holding it, of a playroom during the night, whilst the child was asleep. The room also includes an element of Dream Street within it - the teddy bear clock. In later series, the title sequence revealed more of the things within the room, such as model Saturn bedposts.
The official slogan was; Stimulate your child's imagination!, because Dream Street is a world of magical fun!. For Series 3, the theme tune contained the lyric Get Streetwise, as part of the road safety campaign, which was repeated at the end of the show accompanying a short promo.
CITV, the original broadcaster, repeated the series in 2008-09, but it ended shortly after. However, Mini CITV, a substandard version of CITV, are the current broadcaster of the series, along with Tiny Pop.
Chloe's ClosetApril 19, 2010
Chloe's Closet is a British and American animated children's series created by MoonScoop that airs on PBS Kids Sprout since July 12, 2010.
DramaramaSeptember 12, 1983
Dramarama is the name of a British children's anthology series broadcast on ITV between 1983 and 1989. It tended to feature drama of a science fiction or supernatural bent. The series was created by Anna Home, then head of children's and youth programming at TVS, however production responsibilities were divided amongst most of the regional ITV franchise holders. Thus, each episode was in practice a one-off production with its own cast and crew, up to and including the executive producer.
Dramarama was largely a place for new talent to prove themselves and was a launching pad for the likes of Anthony Horowitz, Paul Abbott, Kay Mellor, Janice Hally, Tony Kearney, David Tennant and Ann Marie Di Mambro. It was one of Dennis Spooner's last credits.
One of Dramarama's episodes, "Dodger, Bonzo And The Rest", gained so much popularity that it was turned in to its own series the following year. It starred Lee Ross and was based around a large foster home. The episode "Blackbird Singing In The Dead of Night" was developed by Granada into the TV series Children's Ward. It was also repeated for the first time since its original broadcast on 5 January 2013, during CITV's 30th anniversary Old Skool Weekend. The Series 7 episode "Back To Front" – notable for featuring a mirror image of the Yorkshire Television logo card at the end – was repeated on 6 January 2013, again as part of CITV's 30th anniversary Old Skool Weekend.
Pororo the Little PenguinNovember 27, 2003
Pororo the Little Penguin is a computer-generated animated cartoon series created by Iconix Entertainment, SK Broadband, Ocon and EBS with the North Korean company Samchŏlli in Kaesŏng. Production began in 2002 and the program began airing in South Korea on EBS in 2003.
Internationally, the program currently airs on Australian, French, Taiwanese, Indian, Italian, Puerto Rican, Singaporean and Vietnamese channels. It also started airing in Norway, on Boomerang, and Cartoonito in the UK. It will air on Disney Channel Asia and CITV in 2013.
In South Korea, Pororo has become famous among preschool kids and children and has earned the nickname "Pororo the President" while to some teenagers, "Pororo the God".
The series revolves around the adventures of Pororo and his friends who live in the snowy village of Porong Porong Forest, who often encounter challenges and learn practical and moral lessons in each episode.
MaisyFebruary 11, 1999
Fun and adventurous mini-episode series following the life of Maisy, a little white mouse and her friends.
Woof!January 1, 1988
Woof! is a British children's television series produced by Central Independent Television about the adventures of a boy who shapeshifts into a dog. It was based on the book by Allan Ahlberg. It was directed by David Cobham. It was written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss.
SootySeptember 5, 2011
The fifth incarnation of 'The Sooty Show' sees Richard, Sooty, Sweep and Soo start a new job as handymen at a seaside holiday park.
The Fugitives is a children's Science Fiction/Drama series. Its first seven-part series began on Mondays at 4.30pm on CITV. It centers on an ordinary teenager who stumbles across a shocking discovery at the company his father used to work at, EmbroGen, that is secretly carrying out illegal human cloning on children.
Don't Eat the NeighboursSeptember 20, 2001
Don't Eat the Neighbours is a children's comedy series that originally aired in the United Kingdom and Canada in 2001-2002. It was filmed mainly with puppets, but occasionally used computer graphics. The series was focused on the characters Rabbit, Wolf, and their children. Music for the show was done by Jim Guttridge, with the theme done by Dan Gagnon, Sandy Nuttgens, and Michael Scott.
Only four episodes were released on VHS and DVD in the 2001 volume A Rabbit for All Seasons.
T-BagApril 4, 1985
T-Bag is a witch-like character who appears in a television series that ran from 1985 to 1992 on Children's ITV. Written by Grant Cathro and Lee Pressman, each season adopted a different title and features a single story told over several episodes.
On Safari is a children's TV show made by SMG Productions for the ITV network children's strand CITV. The show was re-broadcast on STV in 2009 as part of their weekend children's strand wknd@stv.
The show was presented by Richard McCourt and featured two teams of two children taking part in a series of challenges and tasks within a safari park, including animal-care and physical skill challenges; the winning team took part in an endgame to win a prize.
Bangers and Mash was a children's cartoon series broadcast on CITV in 1989, and repeated until around 1993. The series consisted of 24 five minute episodes.
Fun HouseFebruary 24, 1989
Fun House is a British children's game show produced by Scottish Television and based on the American show, that aired on CITV from 24 February 1989 to 29 December 1999. It usually aired on Fridays. It was hosted by Pat Sharp, who was also aided by twin cheerleaders, Melanie Grant supporting the red team and Martina Grant supporting the yellow team. The announcer was Gary King. The theme tune was composed by David Pringle and Bob Heatlie.
Horrid HenryOctober 31, 2006
Horrid Henry is a British animated television series based on the book series by Francesca Simon produced by One Explosion Studios and Nelvana Limited, broadcast from late 2006 on Children's ITV in the UK and it will air on Cartoon Network Pakistan and Cartoon Network India on 2013 from 6am until 6:30am. The animation style differs from the Tony Ross illustrations in the books. Series Producer of the series is Lucinda Whiteley, Animation Director is Dave Unwin. The series has been sold to more than a dozen countries including France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, and the Philippines.
So far, the two series have 104 episodes. The second series of 52 episodes started airing on 16 February 2009 and episodes from this series are currently being shown alongside episodes from the first series. There is a music album Horrid Henry's Most Horrid Album. The incidental music is composed by Lester Barnes and additional songs are composed by Lockdown Media.