10 Greatest British Children's Shows

I think the best children's shows come from the UK. Tell me if you like any of the British children's shows just as much as I do.

The Top Ten

1 Pingu Pingu is the main character of the TV show of the same name and Pingu in the City. He was created by Swiss filmmaker Otmar Gutmann in 1986.

I was a fan of this show as well. I love the way the characters talk plus it reminds me of Wallace and Gromit because it was made using plasticine. Very realistic and funny.

This show is Swedish, not British. - KennyRulz244444

Its Swedish-British show. Like The Magic Roundabout which was French-British. Just two countries.

2 Bagpuss

It is good although I've never watched it but it's cute :3

Amazing show. I wasn't born when it first aired, but repeated in the UK a lot and I find it fascinating. I love the characters, music and the stories. And the theme is just so classic and perfect. It's too bad I don't think it will return for a new series.R.I. P Bagpuss.

3 Brum

Brum! He was an old favourite of my childhood. I loved his actions and the ways he saves the day. He had to be on the list somewhere. Well done Brum!

I want this T.V. show back for ever

4 Horrid Henry

Man I watched this a long time ago.

I’ll admit, Henry is a terrible role model. But that’s why I always thought he was so cool. Even now, my younger cousins watch this show, and I watch with them. I’m 16 now LOL 😂

5 Bob the Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised ...read more.

I almost cried when I saw the remake. And not in a good way.
The original was great, though!

Don't know why this show is so disliked. First, I'm 14 and I don't know why I still kind of like this. But first, it's a kids show, so expect it to be not your cup of tea. Second, it teaches kids that with teamwork you can do anything! This really helped me as a kid as I used to say F off to the rest of my friends when they decided to something together, because I thought I'd be better on my own. Apart from secondary school (now), no I wasn't, I needed teamwork and this inspired me to just get the job done. Third, unlike stupid shows such as Barney, the characters in this show have a personality. Everyone is NOT friendly such as Mr. Bentley - very stubborn at times or Spud - very mischief at times but in the long run, it is a very good children's show and should be #1! - sryanbruen

Bob the Builder was also a good programme. I used to collect the characters and the story lines were just good. Can we fix it? Yes we can! Over 15 years of Can-Do!

The original was my childhood. The remake is worse than Ebola.

6 Dangermouse

Ahh, Dangermouse. The legendary David Jason is the voice of one of the most classic superheroes in the world. Dangermouse was funny, full of action and his sidekick Penfold is just quite hilarious at times. Hooray for Dangermouse. This show will be returning to your British screens soon as well.

The show aired in the 1980s and ended in 1991. Then all of a sudden a reboot of this show aired on the British channel CBBC. The reboot was pretty good, really.

This is one of those cartoons that are old but legendary.

My dad loved Dangermouse.

7 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

How is Horrid Henry above this show? Thomas is a better protagonist than Horrid Henry as Thomas doesn't scream NO at the top of his lungs

Best show EVER! I have always loved this show ever since I was a baby. Today the show is 30 years old. Currently one of the longest running children's shows in the UK. I love collecting the merchandise, DVDs, books, games and other things associated with the show. I love every single character, especially James. Hooray for Thomas! Thomas we love you!

A loving father's stories that steamed into the hearts of kids all over the world and is still going today.

I liked this show since I was 1 and I still like it, it has great stories for all ages.

8 Mr. Benn
9 Rainbow

The top 5 won't be complete without this classic programme - Rainbow. It's very fun, colourful and full of laughter. My favourite character was Zippy. He was very bossy, naughty and quite cheeky. Paint the whole world with a Rainbow!

10 Postman Pat

Wheres the love for everybody's favourite postman?

The Newcomers

? Tiny Planets
? Charlie & Lola

The Contenders

11 Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes. It is owned by Canadian Studio WildBrain, which is the largest independent Children's and Adolescent's Film Studio

Amazing programme

No Teletubbies Peppa pig and chuggington they are all awful

Why is this number 3 when everyone hates it so much?

I loved this show while I was still only a little baby. It was the first ever T.V. show I watched. I used to sit down with my Mum and we watched it together. I love the story lines and it's very funny. The Teletubbies themselves are so cute, especially Po. And I am excited cause Teletubbies will be coming back to T.V. with new episodes soon. Eh Oh!

12 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies in association with Entertainment One, which originally aired on 31 May 2004. It went on a hiatus for just over two years before re-premiering on 14 February 2015.

No it wont be taken off the list.
The toddlers will enjoy the silly animation.

This show is a favorite I our house, kids and all.

Take this show off the list!

13 Art Attack

This was the show that got me into art. Neil Buchanan was very creative and I love all the makes. I really prefer the old version compared to the new current version.R.I. P Old Art Attack.

This brings back memories.
Also does anyone remember SMart?

Art Attack - Head Statue
SMart - Morph

14 The Tweenies
15 Dream Street

Dream Street is such a brilliant show that not many people remembered. It's a show about a breakdown truck called Buddy which he uses magic to help his friends get out of trouble. There's characters like Daisy Do Right the police car, Tech the robot, Hot Rodney, Jack Hammer, Half Pint and those crazy Wild Bunch. I remember seeing this on VHS and CITV (when they re aired it in 2008 and 2009) and it's still one of my favourite shows today. The characters are likeable, the stories brilliant, the humor top notch and the voice acting by people including Charlotte Bellamy (Emmerdale), Chris Jarvis (Show Me,Show Me), Dave Benson Phillips (Get Your Own Back), Emma Tate (Horrid Henry) and Russ Abbot is fantastic. Dream Street may be forgotten by many but for me it's a classic I grew up with and still do.

Dream Street is a brilliant show I remembered. The characters are likable, the stories great and the humor funny.

16 Sherlock

Everyone should watch this brilliant series. Even little kids.

17 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.

For some reason the Cartoon Network Europe series are more superior than the ones made in the United States

It's a good show but I didn't know it was british

Why is this #31?!?!? it should be 1

18 Fraggle Rock
19 Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

This is one of those shows you watched as a kid that's still worth watching when you're older. - Rocko

Far better than stupid Peppa Pig

20 Tots TV

Come on you remember the theme song.
Tots T.V.
I'm a Tot
Je suis une Tot
Tilly Tom and Tiny
We're the Tots on Tots T.V.
One Two Three
I'm a Tot
Je suis une tot
Tilly Tom and Tiny
We love our house, our secret house
Shhh, it's a secret
It's all right, they're not going to tell anyone
Lovely donkey
Our friend donkey
I'm a Tot
Je suis une tot
Tilly Tom and Tiny
We stay together every day
Un deux trois
I'm a Tot
Je suis une tot
Tilly Tom and Tiny
We take our magic bag with us
Sac Magique, sac magique
Ssh, do you know it's a secret?
It's time to go now
Come on
I'm a tot
Je suis une Tot
Tilly Tom and Tiny
Off we go together now
One two three
I'm a tot
Je suis une Tot
Tilly Tom and Tiny
Off we go together now
To see what we can see
What will we see?
Qu' est - ce qu'on va voir?
What will we ...more

21 ZZZap!

Cuthbert Lily, Tricky Dicky, Smart Arty, The Handymen. It was a television comic book with real people. The beginning a boy picks up the comic with a remote control then he presses it and then it goes huge and we see everyone.

22 Wallace & Gromit Wallace and Gromit is a American-British clay animation comedy series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations.


23 Rosie and Jim

And to complete the top 10 - Rosie and Jim. They were my favourite rag dolls ever. I love the way they got up to mischief when no one was looking. And of course, don't forget Duck. Quack! One of the most classical 90s shows in the UK.

24 Magic Roundabout
25 The Worst Witch

I remember watching this show!, It was awesome!

The 1998 T.V. series was awesome

26 The Secret Show The Secret Show is a British animated show commissioned by BBC Worldwide in partnership with BBC Children's.
27 Spot
28 Fun House

This is the one show that needs to come back, come on it's the kids game show which was a fairground Fun House!

Pat Sharp. The Go-Karts. Gunge. Oh and not forgetting the theme song Wacky! Fun! Crazy! It's outrageous! Fun house, a whole lot of fun, prizes to be won. It's the real crazy show where anything goes. Fun house, it's a quiz, it's a race, a real wacky place, Use your body and your brain if you wanna play the game!

29 Get Your Own Back
30 Chuggington Chuggington is a British children's computer-animated television series produced by Ludorum plc. It is broadcast on the BBC children's channel CBeebies and other channels internationally, including in the United States on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

This sucks, ripoff of Thomas - Stalin

No way! this show sucks!

This show is part of my childhood I find it better than Thomas and Freinds.

Wilson,Brewster and Koko and others are great.

31 Do You Know?

This is a fairly recent new educational kids show. Well it is not really is a kid show it is appropriate for all ages. This is very, very similar to Come Outside, but it is more modern, and tells you more in a single episode. She also does not have a dog. She has two cats, who do not go with her. So Maddie; teaches the audience how every day objects work and made. The presenter has her own Youtube Channel where she goes for a more teen-adult audience, but they are still for kids. She mostly talks about beehiving but they always change. - DylanB5

32 Fireman Sam
33 Blue Peter
34 The Wombles
35 Redwall
36 Playdays
37 Playschool
38 SMart
39 Underground Ernie
40 Cubeez
41 Tugs
42 Button Moon

We're off to Button Moon
Let's follow Mr. Spoon
(I just had to.) - Rocko

43 The Crumpets

This show is... I don't know if its for kids or for adults...

44 Come Outside

Come Outside. Was amazing! You cans till watch it on youtube, the quality is not the best, since this was made in the last 1990s. It follows late-50 year old woman and her adorable dog, Pippin; to explore about how different objects are made and how they work and about animals and plants on how they are adapted. - DylanB5

45 Paw Patrol PAW Patrol is an Canadian animated television series created by Keith Chapman. It is produced by Spin Master Entertainment with animation provided by Guru Studio. In Canada, the series is primarily broadcast on TVOKids, which first ran previews of the show in August 2013. The series first aired on Nickelodeon ...read more.


46 Jim Henson's Construction Site
47 Angelo Rules
48 The Sooty Show
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