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List of popular BBC Kids shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled BBC Kids TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best BBC Kids TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on BBC Kids, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

This list features Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Brat Camp and more.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with BBC Kids on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite BBC Kids TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top BBC Kids television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the BBC Kids network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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Horrible Histories is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Horrible Histories Meera Syal, Jess Harnell, Cree Summer

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Shaun the Sheep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Shaun the Sheep John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Richard Webber Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun, a sheep previously featured in the 1995 short film A ...more

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Blue Peter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Blue Peter Peter Purves, Simon Groom, Mark Curry Blue Peter is a British CBBC children's television programme. It first aired in 1958 and is the longest-running children's TV show in the world. Although the show has a nautical title and theme, ...more

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin Thomas & Friends is a British-American children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network in 1984 and airs on PBS Kids in the US. It is based on The Railway ...more

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64 Zoo Lane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added 64 Zoo Lane Adrienne Posta, Keith Wickham, Lewis MacLeod 64 Zoo Lane is a British-French children's cartoon created by Belgian-born English author An Vrombaut. It was last aired on 28 February 2013.

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Whizz Whizz Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Luke Nola added Whizz Whizz Bang Bang Whizz Whizz Bang Bang is a BBC television series that began airing the fifth of March, 2007. The show is presented by Greg Foot. It features a different child in each programme who has an ...more

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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
kuzronk added Danger Mouse Stephen Fry

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The Sparticle Mystery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Sparticle Mystery Emily Sanderson, Grace Mandeville, Karim Zeroual The Sparticle Mystery is a returning British science fiction television series written and created by Alison Hume and produced by Sparticles Productions for CBBC. The series follows a group of ...more

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Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inven... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions Ed Petrie Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions was a children's TV show, presented by Ed Petrie and his cactus companion, Oucho. Before this program Ed and Oucho were CBBC office presenters and favoured by ...more

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Sam and Mark's Guide to Dodgin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Sam and Mark's Guide to Dodging Disaster Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes Sam and Mark's Guide to Dodging Disaster is a children's television programme shown on CBBC. The programme features Sam and Mark in non-speaking roles, with Hugh Dennis providing a voice-over. ...more

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The Basil Brush Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Basil Brush Show Georgina Leonidas, Christopher Pizzey, Michael Hayes The Basil Brush Show is a British children's television sitcom series, starring the glove puppet fox, Basil Brush. It was produced for six series by The Foundation, airing on CBBC from 4 October ...more

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Sam & Mark's TMi Friday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Sam & Mark's TMi Friday Caroline Flack, Sam Nixon, Mark Rhodes Sam & Mark's TMi Friday is a British children's entertainment programme that was produced for five series by the BBC and aired from 16 September 2006 to 17 December 2010.

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Bear Behaving Badly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Bear Behaving Badly Barney Harwood, Glen Davies, Simon Buckley Bear Behaving Badly is a British Sitcom which was broadcast between 3 September 2007, and 21 December 2010. The episodes are still broadcast on CBBC even though the series has finished.

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The Dumping Ground is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Dumping Ground Daniel Pearson The Dumping Ground is a BAFTA-winning British children's comedy-drama, which focuses on the lives and experiences of young people and their care workers in care. Filmed around Jesmond, the ...more

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Deadly 60 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Deadly 60 Steve Backshall Deadly... is a strand of British wildlife documentary programming aimed principally at children and young people, which is broadcast on CBBC on BBC One and Two and on the CBBC Channel. It is ...more

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The Story of Tracy Beaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Story of Tracy Beaker Craig Roberts, Dani Harmer, Lisa Coleman The Story of Tracy Beaker is a British television programme adapted from the book of the same name by Jacqueline Wilson. It ran on CBBC for five series, from 2002 to 2006 and also contained a ...more

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Tracy Beaker Returns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Tracy Beaker Returns Dani Harmer, Richard Wisker, Lisa Coleman Tracy Beaker Returns is a BAFTA-winning British children's television series, which premiered on 8 January 2010 on CBBC, CBBC HD and BBC HD. Based upon the novels by Jacqueline Wilson, it is the ...more

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Hacker Time is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Hacker Time Hacker Time is a British children's television show on CBBC starring Hacker T. Dog with one or more famous celebrities such as Anton du Beke and Dani Harmer. The show follows the same theme of ...more

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Binka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Binka Binka was an animated children's cartoon about the adventures of a fat tomcat named Binka who frequently travels to three houses for three meals a day. The show was produced and screened in ...more

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Newsround is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Newsround Ricky Boleto, Leah Gooding, Joe Tidy Newsround is a BBC children's news programme, which has run continuously since 4 April 1972. It was one of the world's first television news magazines aimed specifically at children. Initially ...more

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Leonardo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Leonardo Jonathan Bailey^! Colin Ryan^! Flora Spencer-Longhurst Leonardo is a British children's television series broadcast on CBBC. The show is an adventure programme featuring a teenage Leonardo da Vinci starring Jonathan Bailey. The series is set in ...more

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M.I. High is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added M.I. High Chris Stanton, Jonny Freeman, Rachel Petladwala M.I. High is a BBC children's spy-fi adventure series. It was produced for the BBC by the independent production company Kudos, who also produced the hit BBC spy drama Spooks. It follows in the ...more

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Archibald the Koala is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Archibald the Koala Richard Griffiths, Keith Wickham Archibald the Koala is a animated children's television series produced by Millimages in association with HiT Entertainment. The show began in 1998. It was based on the books written by Paul ...more

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Young Dracula is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Young Dracula Keith-Lee Castle, Clare Thomas, Simon Ludders Young Dracula is a British teenage horror drama television series which aired on CBBC, loosely based on Young Dracula and Young Monsters, a children's book by Michael Lawrence. The final episode ...more

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Lockie Leonard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Lockie Leonard Rhys Muldoon, Ewen Leslie, Melanie Munt Lockie Leonard is an Australian children's television series that was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books by Tim Winton. Filmed in Albany, Western Australia, the series premiere was on the ...more

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Friday Download is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Friday Download Dani Harmer Friday Download is a BAFTA award-winning British children's entertainment television programme, produced by Saltbeef Productions and airs on the CBBC Channel. It premiered on 6 May 2011 and has ...more

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The Slammer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Slammer Ted Robbins, Dave Chapman, Ian Kirkby The Slammer is a children's talent show that has been broadcasting on BBC One and CBBC since 22 September 2006. Set in a fictional prison called HM Slammer, this programme follows a variety show ...more

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Basil's Swap Shop is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Basil's Swap Shop Barney Harwood Basil & Barney's Swap Shop is a British children's television series that was produced for CBBC and ran on Saturday mornings on BBC Two and CBBC Channel from 5 January 2008 to 25 September ...more

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All Over the Place is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added All Over the Place Joe Swash, Barney Harwood, Holly Walsh All Over the Place is a children's television programme produced by the BBC. It is similar in ways to the discontinued programme Wonderful World of Weird, however All Over the Place is not ...more

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Totally Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Totally Doctor Who Barney Harwood, Kirsten O'Brien, Liz Barker Totally Doctor Who is a children's television series produced by the BBC that was originally broadcast between 13 April 2006 and 29 June 2007, accompanying the second and third revived series of ...more

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Bamzooki is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Bamzooki Barney Harwood, Jake Humphrey Bamzooki is a mixed reality television gameshow on the BBC which features a toolkit developed by Gameware Development. The first series aired in March 2004 on CBBC. The show was presented by ...more

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In the Night Garden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added In the Night Garden Derek Jacobi, Andy Wareham, Elisa Laghi In the Night Garden is a BBC children's television series, aimed at children aged from 1 to 6 years old. It is produced by Ragdoll Productions. Andrew Davenport created, wrote, and composed the ...more

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Tweenies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Tweenies Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd, Emma Weaver Tweenies is a British children's television programme, originally broadcast on the BBC's CBBC programming block. Episodes of the programme have also been repeated on the CBeebies channel since

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Hotel Trubble is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Hotel Trubble Gary Damer^! Sam Phillips^! Sheila Bernette Hotel Trubble is a children's comedy drama made by the BBC and broadcast on its television channels CBBC. It stars Dominique Moore as Sally, the receptionist; Gary Damer as Lenny; Sam Phillips ...more

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Transmission Impossible with E... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho Transmission Impossible With Ed and Oucho was a CBBC show starring Ed Petrie and Oucho T. Cactus. Filmed at Pinewood Studios, it first aired on 16 May 2009 and was shown every Saturday morning ...more

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Sportsround is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Sportsround Jake Humphrey, Michael Absalom Sportsround was a weekly spin-off from CBBC children's news programme Newsround. The sports magazine show was broadcast Friday evenings at 6:30pm on CBBC Channel and on Saturday mornings on BBC ...more

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Popular Mechanics for Kids is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Popular Mechanics for Kids Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel, Vanessa Lengies Popular Mechanics for Kids was an educational Canadian television series based on Popular Mechanics magazine. It was notable for starting the careers of Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel and Tyler ...more

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The Big Performance is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added The Big Performance The Big Performance is a CBBC reality series which sees 10 shy children, who are terrified of performing in front of the public, sing at a huge event. The first series, which started in ...more

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Noonbory and the Super Seven is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Noonbory and the Super Seven Noonbory and the Super Seven is an animated television series that is co-produced by Daewon Media and Cookie Jar Entertainment in association with Knowledge, Access TV, BBC Kids and SCN.

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Sadie J is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Sadie J Mel Giedroyc, Bobby Fuller, Georgia Lock Sadie J is a BAFTA-nominated British children's television comedy-drama series about a children girl named Sadie Jenkins, who is described as "the only girl in a boys' world" because ...more

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Grange Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Grange Hill Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in 1978 on BBC1 and was one of the longest-running programmes on British television when it ended its ...more

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Surprise! It's Edible Incredib... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Surprise! It's Edible Incredible! Julie Zwillich Surprise! It's Edible Incredible! is a Canadian children's game show series produced by Apartment 11 Productions, and is currently broadcasting on BBC Kids. It stars Julie Zwillich as the host ...more

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Tracy Beaker Survival Files is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Tracy Beaker Survival Files Dani Harmer The Tracy Beaker Survival Files is a CBBC TV series where Tracy Beaker, portrayed by Dani Harmer, gives advice on falling out with mates, romance, keeping secrets and much more through her video ...more

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Horrible Histories: Gory Games is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Horrible Histories: Gory Games Dave Lamb Horrible Histories: Gory Games is a children's game show, co-produced by Citrus Television and Lion Television for CBBC, that debuted in 2011. It is a spin-off of hit children's sketch comedy ...more

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Brat Camp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
Brat Camp Joe Brat Camp is a reality television show. The first season, featuring RedCliff Ascent, won an International Emmy. Subsequent seasons saw declining viewership. The American version of Brat Camp was ...more

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Match of the Day Kickabout is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best BBC Kids TV Shows
peter.glover1 added Match of the Day Kickabout Match of the day 2 extra Match of the Day Kickabout is a British children's television football programme broadcast on CBBC. It is presented by Ore Oduba and is a spin-off from the long running ...more