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 then how much I do now, But I still like it.

2 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 it's protagonist. Enough said.

A great show for kids. A watched it not too long ago, and it was so nostalgic. I still have the DVDs that I bought when I was 3. When I have kids, I'm going to introduce them to Thomas.

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!

This should be number one instead of Pingu. When I think of British children's, this is the first show that pops into my head.

3 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 work-vehicles and equipment. The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build!.

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!

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.

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

4 Bagpuss

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.

5 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

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 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 and life lessons embedded in the narrative. Horrid Henry has spawned various merchandise, video games, and a feature film, extending its cultural impact.

Man I watched this a long time ago.

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

My gf 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.

9 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, Postman Pat is one of the longest-running children's shows in the UK. The series is cherished for its charming characters, simple storytelling, and lessons on community values.

Wheres the love for everybody's favourite postman?

This was my childhood! It should be number 1!

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

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!

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

The Contenders
11 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!

12 Mr. Benn
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.

My favorite character is George pig, Anyways, This show is really great.

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!

14 Magic Roundabout
15 Blue Peter
16 Fireman Sam
17 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.

18 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.
19 The Tweenies
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 Sherlock

Everyone should watch this brilliant series. Even little kids.

22 The Secret Show The Secret Show is a British animated show commissioned by BBC Worldwide in partnership with BBC Children's.
23 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 Freinds.

Wilson,Brewster and Koko and others are great.

24 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.

25 The Sooty Show
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