British TV show and rip-off for young children

The Tweenies is an British TV show for children shown on 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 languageEnglish
No. of episodes390 (list of episodes)
Executive producersJudy Whitfield
Clare Elstow
ProducersKay Benbow
Robin Carr
Iain Lauchlan
Will Brenton
Karl Woolley
Camera setupDavy Johnson
Running time18-20 minutes
Production companiesTell-Tale Productions
Nick Jr. Productions
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 6, 1999 (1999-09-06) –
July 25, 2002 (2002-07-25)

Cancellation change

Series 7 would be the last series after the BBC decided to cancel the series. The final episode aired on 25 July 2002. The final two special episodes aired in 2003.

Awards change

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

References change

  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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