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The Best BBC Kids TV Shows

Updated December 2, 2020 1.6k votes 410 voters 30.2k views41 items

List RulesVote up the best TV shows that aired on BBC Kids.

The best BBC Kids shows range from cartoons for preschoolers to live action series for teens. This list of popular BBC Kids shows is ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes. This list of the top current and canceled BBC Kids series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best BBC Kids programs of all time include the most viewed shows on BBC Kids, as this list covers shows the entire history of the BBC Kids network, from when it began in 2001 to its end in 2018.

These top BBC Kids shows for kids include favorites from channels such as BBC One and CBeebies such as the original Thomas & Friends, or Alphablocks, and even BBC kids cartoons like Archibald the Koala.

Although people in different locations grew up with BBC Kids shows on different channels (especially those of us in the states), most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite BBC Kids shows sink to the bottom of the list! Vote up the best BBC Kids shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • Horrible Histories1
    124
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    Horrible Histories

    Meera Syal, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2009

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  • Shaun the Sheep2
    129
    69

    Shaun the Sheep

    John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher

    Premiered2007

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  • Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends3
    107
    62

    Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

    Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr

    Premiered1984

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  • In the Night Garden4
    67
    33

    In the Night Garden

    Derek Jacobi, Andy Wareham

    Premiered2007

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  • Bear Behaving Badly5
    51
    28

    Bear Behaving Badly

    Barney Harwood, Glen Davies

    Premiered2007

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  • Deadly 606
    52
    33

    Deadly 60

    Steve Backshall

    Premiered2009

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  • The Basil Brush Show7
    47
    33

    The Basil Brush Show

    Georgina Leonidas, Christopher Pizzey

    Premiered2002

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  • M.I. High8
    45
    33

    M.I. High

    Chris Stanton, Jonny Freeman

    Premiered2007

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  • Tweenies9
    40
    29

    Tweenies

    Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd

    Premiered1998

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  • Young Dracula10
    31
    29

    Young Dracula

    Keith-Lee Castle, Clare Thomas

    Premiered2006

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  • Teletubbies11
    8
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    Teletubbies

    Toyah Willcox, Eric Sykes

    Premiered1997

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  • Balamory12
    11
    4

    Balamory

    Miles Jupp, Mary Riggans

    Premiered2002

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    #8 of 250 The Best BBC One Shows#306 of 407 The Best Children's Shows of All Time

  • Thunderbirds13
    7
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    Thunderbirds

    Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett

    Premiered1965

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  • Grange Hill14
    20
    26

    Grange Hill

    Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell

    Premiered1978

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  • Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions15
    23
    32

    Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions

    Ed Petrie

    Premiered2009

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  • Match of the Day Kickabout16
    12
    23

    Match of the Day Kickabout

    Ben Shires

    Premiered2011

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  • Binka17
    10
    24

    Binka

    Stephen Tompkinson

    Premiered2001

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  • Sadie J18
    9
    22

    Sadie J

    Mel Giedroyc, Bobby Fuller

    Premiered2011

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  • Big Cook, Little Cook19
    5
    0

    Big Cook, Little Cook

    Steve Marsh, Dan Wright

    Premiered2004

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  • Rank the Prank20
    5
    16

    Rank the Prank

    Sabrina Jalees

    Premiered2016

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  • Popular Mechanics for Kids21
    10
    24

    Popular Mechanics for Kids

    Elisha Cuthbert, Jay Baruchel

    Premiered1997

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  • Leonardo22
    10
    24

    Leonardo

    Jonathan Bailey, Colin Ryan

    Premiered2011

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  • Archibald the Koala23
    11
    26

    Archibald the Koala

    Richard Griffiths, Keith Wickham

    Premiered1998

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  • Lockie Leonard24
    9
    25

    Lockie Leonard

    Rhys Muldoon, Ewen Leslie

    Premiered2007

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  • Little Britain25
    4
    0

    Little Britain

    Matt Lucas, David Walliams

    Premiered2003

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