I feel a bit sorry for Jamie Oliver. As far as I’m concerned he’s a great chef and has some really good social ideas, such as improving school meals or giving unemployed youth a chance to get into the catering industry. However, he seems to have the “Marmite effect” on […]

Avoid Jamie Oliver’s Paella-gate and just call family food what ...

Dangermouse Snowman Cometh
It’s Christmas! And Danger Mouse (Alexander Armstrong) and Penfold (Kevin Eldon) are tasked with protecting Santa Claus from the villainous clutches of the festive season destroying Snowman. Embarrassingly inept villain The Snowman is fed up with being humiliatingly defeated by Danger Mouse, and decides to get revenge by kidnapping Santa […]

Danger Mouse – Snowman Cometh [CBBC Christmas 2015]

All At Sea - Santa
First broadcast: to be confirmed It’s Christmas in Scarborough. After running up a huge bill downloading movies on his Mum’s phone, Charlie (Ryan Wilkinson) is keen to make some money back so he can give his family the celebration they deserve. He decides to go into business as a Santa […]

All At Sea – Santa [CBBC Christmas 2015]

First broadcast: to be confirmed In this action-packed, fun-filled Christmas extravaganza, Sam and Mark are joined by The Overtones, Wolfblood’s very own Leona Vaughan (who plays Jana), Akai Osei (who plays Nero in 4 O’Clock Club), and Amy-Leigh Hickman (who plays Carmen in Dumping Ground), to kick off the fifth […]

Sam & Mark’s Big Christmas Wind Up [CBBC Christmas 2015]

The BBC has published information on its Christmas lineup of programmes for children, across the CBBC and CBeebies channels. Brief details below, with links to more detailed information. Please check back regularly, as initial information often excludes vital details such as the broadcast date and time. All At Sea – […]

Children’s CBBC/CBeebies Christmas 2015

Swashbuckle Snow Joke - Christmas 2015
First broadcast: Saturday 19 December at 11am to 11.20am BBC has announced a special festive edition of Swashbuckle for Christmas. It will be first shown on the Saturday before Christmas: Join Gem’s daring Swashbucklers as they attempt to win back her jewels from the naughty pirates Cook, Line and Captain […]

Swashbuckle – Snow Joke [CBeebies Christmas 2015]

Introduction Getting young children to stay in bed until the time you want them to is a challenge. It seems that gone are the days when you could sleep in until your own alarm went off – 7am at the weekend seems like a lie-in. The Gro-clock attempts to help […]

Review: Gro-clock

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Many people can’t be without a Christmas jumper this festive season (nearly one in four according to recent research) but buying one for just one or two uses over a couple of weeks in December doesn’t seem to be very cost-effective or environmentally friendly. Love Your Clothes is challenging Xmas […]

Upcycle a jumper for Christmas to save money and the ...

DreamToys: Cute, Cuddly & Smart
Alongside the main dozen Christmas 2015 toys recommended by the Toy Retailers Association in the UK & Ireland, we have a number of categories featuring notable other toys. The Cute, Cuddly & Smart section features twelve toys, all of which are generally soft huggable creatures. Baby Born Interactive Doll Wonderland […]

DreamToys 2015: Cute, Cuddly & Smart

Alongside the main dozen Christmas 2015 toys recommended by the Toy Retailers Association in the UK & Ireland, we have a number of categories featuring notable other toys. The Build It And They Will Thrive section features eleven toys, including six LEGO-based kits, plus a range of other construction-focused toys, […]

DreamToys 2015: Build It And They Will Thrive

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The Toy Retailers Association in the UK & Ireland has revealed what it believes to be this year’s top 12 toys for Christmas, as well as strong contenders across six other categories including Build It And They Will Thrive; Cute, Cuddly & Smart; Make It, Play It, Love It; Tots […]

DreamToys 2015: Top UK toys for Christmas 2015