CBeebies has just commissioned three new series including Get Well Soon (pictured), a factual preschool show from Kindle Entertainment, Mr. Bloom’s Nursery: Get Set, Grow! and I Can Cook – On the Go. The latter two are adaptations of current CBeebies series’ Mr. Bloom’s Nursery and I Can Cook.
Get Well Soon (30 x 14 minutes) aims to enlighten young viewers about health and medical issues in an exciting and informative way. Real-life pediatrician Dr. Ranjit Singh will examine a different sick child puppet every episode in order to help children understand their bodies and to see the medical world as an environment in which they feel safe. The series will explore and explain 30 of the most common childhood illnesses, injuries and general ailments from asthma to chickenpox; food allergies to hiccups. Get Well Soon also travels around the country where young children help nurse Morag Calder answer the puppets’ questions and explain how our bodies work. Get Well Soon is set to air on CBeebies later this year.
Mr. Bloom’s Nursery: Get Set, Grow! (20 x 22 minutes plus 2 x 24-minute specials) sees Mr. Bloom pack up his Compo Car and head out across the country to set up a traveling village fete for thousands of Tiddlers. In conjunction with the new series, BBC Learning is staging a series of family events throughout the country this summer. Hosted by Mr. Bloom (aka Ben Faulks), the events will show the audience how to have fun in the garden and of course there will be the usual mix of humor, music and audience interaction. The series will broadcast in early 2013.
Katy Ashworth enjoys cooking up some scrumptious snacks in I Can Cook – On The Go (26 x 15 minutes). This series focuses on creating healthy recipes and looks at why nutritious food gives us energy to perform well in our lives. Katy travels around the country in Horace, her kitchen campervan, helping children prepare healthy food, then joins the children as they take part in fun activities together including going to the skate park, surfing and treasure hunts. The series is scheduled to bow this fall.