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The Children's Hour

The name comes from a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1860.

“Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower, 284 more words


Two bedtime stories from Tom Hollander and CBeebies

Tom Hollander has read a few bedtime stories for the children’s television channel CBeebies and two of them have made their way onto Dailymotion, hooray. First is the tale of… 33 more words

Tom Hollander

Cantankerous King Colin (Phil Allcock & Steve Stone)

My first review and the Bairn’s flavour of the last fortnight is Cantankerous King Colin by Phil Allcock and illustrated by Steve Stone.  Published by Maverick Arts Publishing in 2014, we first happened upon this book via the CBeebies Bedtime Hour when we were sat with a very young Bairn (only a couple of months old) as the actor Tom Hollander did a very fine reading of it.   358 more words

Cantankerous King Colin

BBC Boosts Kids' Programming to Fend Off Streaming Services, Social Media

The BBC is sinking an extra £34 million ($44 million) into its children’s services to fight off competition from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, and U.S.-owned social media platforms such as Facebook. 302 more words


CBeebies actor set to star in Derby panto

BAFTA-nominated actor and writer Ben Faulks, known to most as CBeebies’ Mr Bloom in the television show Mr Bloom’s Nursery, is set to star as Idle Jacques in this year’s spectacular all-star family panto Beauty and the Beast at Derby Arena. 612 more words


Children's Television

I don’t think I’ve watched normal television during the day for the last month. With everything going on in the world this is probably a good thing. 842 more words


5 reasons to take your little one to In The Night Garden... Live

It’s safe to say that all parents are familiar with Upsy Daisy, Igglepiggle and co., with most more up-to-date with the goings-on in the Night Garden than they are with the latest, on-trend Netflix original series. 959 more words