Top 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.

I watched this show more a long time ago than how much I do now, but I still like it.

Pingu is literally the greatest. We should all worship Pingu.

2 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 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 not to be 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 Go away to the rest of my friends when they decided to do 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 other shows, such as Barney, the characters in this show have a personality. Not everyone is friendly, such as Mr. Bentley - very stubborn at times, or Spud - very mischievous at times, but in the long run, it is a very good children's show and should be number one.

3 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

There's simply no other way of looking at it. It's among Britain's all-time longest-running children's programmes, 36 years, 3 months, 1 week, and 4 days to be exact (October 9th, 1984 - January 20th, 2021). It was even ranked the most popular pre-school brand in the country at one point and held that position for years.

Heck, I'll just say it: It's the only other family-friendly property on the planet that can rival the fame and popularity of Disney. Opinions will always differ, but if you ask me personally, it should be put back to (and stay at) number one, just like its protagonist. Enough said.

4 Bagpuss

A most amazing show that, if you didn't grow up in the UK, you're more likely not to know than you are. This show is one of the things that always reminds me of my Nana since she passed away. I know it's fourth, but this should be higher on the list.

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

5 Brum

Brum! He was an old favorite 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 forever.

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.

7 Postman Pat Postman Pat is a British stop-motion animated children's television series that debuted in 1981. The show follows Pat Clifton, a postal worker in the fictional village of Greendale, as he goes about his daily duties and interacts with the community. Created by John Cunliffe and produced by Ivor Wood,... read more

Where's the love for everybody's favourite postman?

This was my childhood! It should be number 1!

8 Horrid Henry Horrid Henry is a British animated children's series based on the popular books by Francesca Simon. The show premiered in 2006 and follows the misadventures of Henry, a young boy who is notoriously mischievous. Aimed primarily at children, the series has received acclaim for its relatable characters... read more

Man, I watched this a long time ago.

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

My girlfriend says it's good, and I think one of the side characters may be gay, so that's cool. Also, this should not be below Peppa Pig. Ever.

I don't watch this show, but I still like it.

10 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

We all know the memes about it now, and new generations will only really know those rather than the actual show we had when we were kids. It's pretty sad actually, but we can't disagree that these TV-wearing characters and their let's just say creepy sun are pretty funny.

I loved this show when I was still only a little baby. It was the first ever TV show I watched. I used to sit down with my Mum, and we watched it together. I love the storylines, and it's very funny.

The Teletubbies themselves are so cute, especially Po. And I am excited because Teletubbies will be coming back to TV with new episodes soon. Eh Oh!

The Contenders
11 Mr. Benn
12 Rainbow

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

13 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.

Peppa Pig literally made up the majority of my childhood. This show was the best as a kid, and if I'm being honest, sometimes I still watch it with my younger relatives. This is just to remember or, more commonly, to laugh at Peppa being bossy and pretty stupid. But all in all, it was hilarious and loved as a kid.

My favorite character is George Pig. Anyway, this show is really great.

No, it won't be taken off the list. The toddlers will enjoy the silly animation.

14 Fireman Sam
15 Magic Roundabout
16 Blue Peter
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.
18 The Tweenies
19 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. Rest in peace, Old Art Attack.

20 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.

My most favorite show of all time ever.

21 The Secret Show The Secret Show is a British animated show commissioned by BBC Worldwide in partnership with BBC Children's.
22 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 show is part of my childhood. I find it better than Thomas and Friends.

Wilson, Brewster, and Koko and others are great.

23 Sherlock

Everyone should watch this brilliant series, even little kids.

24 Dream Street

Dream Street is such a brilliant show that not many people remember. It's a show about a breakdown truck called Buddy, which he uses magic to help his friends get out of trouble. There are 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 favorite shows today. The characters are likable, 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.

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