Each story revolves around the comedy of Big and Small’s contrasting approaches to life, and encourages young children to appreciate that people have many different ideas and opinions.
The series combines the imagination of animation with the warmth of puppets - great stories packed with humour, laugh-out-loud moments and highly memorable songs.
We are delighted to have partnered with our friends at London based Kindle Entertainment to give this wonderful and brilliant hit show a new production home in Belfast and produce a brand new third season for CBeebies.
We've a whole raft of new Big and Small adventures set in their house and garden including an episode where they set sail in Big’s boat and another where they climb aboard a rocket for the moon. Each episode features a brand new catchy song, based around a different genre of music.
Big and Small are joined by Ruby, a pink mouse with red hair who lives in the mousehole in their house and The Frogs who live in the backyard pond.
Lenny Henry said: 'I am chuffed to be doing the voices; Big and Small is an amazing show which successfully combines humour and great entertainment. It’s a real hoot, combined with simple easy to understand messages about sharing, caring and diversity that even the most rebellious of pre-schoolers can comprehend – best thing of all about the show is that it is funny!'
The first two seasons, on-air from 2008 regularly achieved the highest rating in their time slot and have been seen by 38% of all children in the UK aged 3-6. Big and Small is backed up by a strong licensing programme, which features licensees such as HarperCollins, Paper Projects, C & M Licensing and Little Star Creations and the characters are featured regularly in pre-school magazine favourites CBeebies Weekly and BBC Toybox Magazine
Season Three - 26 x 11' - first broadcast on CBeebies 2011
Kidscreen award for Best Writing in a Children's Programme - 2013
BAFTA for Best Interactive Service - 2009
RTS for Best Children's Programme - 2009