Bob the Builder

British children's animated television show

Bob the Builder is a British-American television program for children. It is broadcast on the BBC and around the world. It was first broadcast on November 28, 1998. It is developed by Hit Entertainment for BBC Television.

Bob the Builder
GenreChildren's animation
Created byKeith Chapman
Directed bySteven Feldman, Fred Holmes, Brian Mack, Liz Whitaker (Ep 1)
Sarah Ball, Brian Little
Voices ofNeil Morrissey
Rob Rackstraw
Kate Harbour
Rupert Degas
Colin McFarlane
Maria Darling
Emma Tate
Stephen White
June Whitfield
Wayne Forester[1]
Greg Proops
Theme music composerPaul K. Joyce
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of series19
No. of episodes250 (+10 specials) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Kate Fawkes
Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Peter Curtis
Producer(s)Jackie Cockle
Editor(s)Alex McNeel
Camera setupSingle camera (1998), Multi-camera (2004-2009)
Production company(s)Hot Animation (1998-2007)
HIT Entertainment
SD Entertainment (Ready, Steady, Build!)
DistributorHIT Entertainment
Original networkCBeebies (UK)
Nick Jr. (US, 2001–2004)[2]
PBS Kids (US, 2005–2015)
Picture format4:3 (series 1)
16:9 (series 2–present)
Original releaseOriginal series:
28 November 1998 (1998-11-28) – 28 September 2004 (2004-09-28)
Project: Build It:
2 May 2005 (2005-05-02) – 3 October 2009 (2009-10-03)
Ready, Steady, Build!:
5 August 2010 (2010-08-05) –
5 October 2011 (2011-10-05)
Other websites

The show is about the life of a builder named Bob, and his talking vehicles who help him fix things. Bob has a wife named Wendy and a cat named Pilchard. The slogan of the show is "Can we fix it? Yes we can!".

There are albums of songs from Bob the Builder. Out of these songs, there are 2 number 1 hits, "Can We Fix It?" and "Mambo No. 5".[3] There is also the number 81 hit "Big Fish Little Fish" and "Rock-A-Bye Your Bear".[4] There is also merchandise which is based on the show.


  1. "Bob the Builder – Cast and Crew". 28 November 1998. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  2. "Nick Jr. Parents--Play to Learn with Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer, Little Bill and More!". Archived from the original on 20 December 2004.

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