Bob the Builder

British children's animated television show

Bob the Builder is a British-American television program for children. It is broadcasted on the BBC and around the world. It was first broadcast on April 12, 1999. It is developed by Hit Entertainment for BBC Television.

Bob the Builder
Also known asBob the Builder: Project: Build It (series 10–16)
Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build! (series 17–18)
GenreChildren's animation
Created byKeith Chapman
Directed bySarah Ball
Liz Whitaker
Brian Little
Nick Herbert
Gilly Fogg
Andy Burns
Geoff Walker
Voices ofNeil Morrissey
Rob Rackstraw
Kate Harbour
Rupert Degas
Colin McFarlane
Maria Darling
Emma Tate
Richard Briers
June Whitfield[1]
Greg Proops
Theme music composerPaul K. Joyce
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series18
No. of episodes250 (+10 specials) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Kate Fawkes
Theresa Plummer-Andrews
Peter Curtis
Producer(s)Jackie Cockle
Editor(s)Zyggy Markiewicz
Jane Hicks
Bruce Marshall
Camera setupSingle camera (1999-2004)
Multi-camera (2005–2008)
Production company(s)Hot Animation (1999–2008)
HIT Entertainment
SD Entertainment (Ready, Steady, Build!)
DistributorHIT Entertainment
Original networkCBeebies
Picture formatPAL (series 1–9)
HDTV 1080p (series 10–18)
Original releaseOriginal series:
12 April 1999 (1999-04-12) – 20 December 2004 (2004-12-20)
Project: Build It:
2 May 2005 (2005-05-02) – 26 August 2008 (2008-08-26)
Ready, Steady, Build!:
12 April 2010 (2010-04-12) –
5 October 2011 (2011-10-05)
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The show is about the life of a builder named Bob, and his talking vehicles and machines who help him fix things. Bob has a partner 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".[2] There is also the number 81 hit "Big Fish Little Fish".[3] There is also merchandise which is based on the show.

In 2015, a Bob the Builder 2015 series aired on Cartoonito and Channel 5's Milkshake block. In 2018, it left Cartoonito. In 2021, it left Channel 5 as it has since ended its run. Two years after the 2015 series ended, The original Bob the Builder aired on Qubo but Qubo ceased operations on February 28, 2021. A new titled Bob the Builder reboot series is to be announced.


  1. "Bob the Builder – Cast and Crew". 12 April 1999. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2012.

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