British TV show for young children

The Tweenies is an British TV show for children shown on the Nickelodeon in the United States and BBC in the United Kingdom. The show is set in a preschool attended by the four Tweenies: Milo, Jake, Bella and Fizz, also with two adults Max and Judy, and two dogs, Doodles and Izzles. The theme song is "Hey, hey, are you ready to play". It was first shown on September 6, 1999. It is made by Tell-Tale Productions and Nick Jr. Productions. Hit songs from the show include "I Believe In Christmas", "Number 1" which went into the Top 10, "Best Friends Forever", "Do The Lollipop", "Have Fun, Go Mad!" which went into the Top 20.[1] They also have a number 56 hit album and a number 34 hit Christmas album.[1] Video games include an action game by BBC Multimedia/Tell-Tale called "Tweenies: Doodles' Bones" which was released in 2005[2] and a compilation game by BBC Multimedia/Various called "Tweenies: Game Time" which was released in 2003.[3]

Created byWill Brenton
Iain Lauchlan
Developed byTell-Tale Productions for BBC Worldwide
StarringSally Preisig
Justin Fletcher
Bob Golding
Colleen Daley
Emma Weaver
Opening theme"Are You Ready to Play?"
Ending theme"Are You Ready to Play?" (instrumental)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes390 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Judy Whitfield
Clare Elstow
Producer(s)Kay Benbow
Robin Carr
Iain Lauchlan
Will Brenton
Karl Woolley
Camera setupDavy Johnson
Running time18-20 minutes
Production company(s)Tell-Tale Productions
Nick Jr. Productions
Original networkNickelodeon (U.S.)
Picture format16:9
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1999 (1999-09-06) –
July 25, 2002 (2002-07-25)
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Year Award Category Outcome
2004 BAFTA Children's Awards "Best Pre-School Live Action" Won
2006 BAFTA Children's Awards "Best Pre-School Live Action" Nominated


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chart Stats - Tweenies". Retrieved 11 January 2011.
  2. "tweenies action gbc reviews and news at GameSpot". Retrieved 11 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Bob the Builder: Can We Fix It? / Tweenies: Game Time for PS - GameSpot". Retrieved 11 January 2011.[permanent dead link]

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