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The Best BBC Kids TV Shows

Updated December 2, 2020 1.8k votes 426 voters 31.0k 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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    Shaun the Sheep

    John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher

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    Horrible Histories

    Meera Syal, Jess Harnell
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    Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends

    Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr

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    In the Night Garden

    Derek Jacobi, Andy Wareham
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    Bear Behaving Badly

    Barney Harwood, Glen Davies
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    Deadly 60

    Steve Backshall
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    M.I. High

    Chris Stanton, Jonny Freeman
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    The Basil Brush Show

    Georgina Leonidas, Christopher Pizzey
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    Tweenies

    Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd
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    Teletubbies

    Toyah Willcox, Eric Sykes

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    Balamory

    Miles Jupp, Mary Riggans

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    Young Dracula

    Keith-Lee Castle, Clare Thomas

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    Big Cook, Little Cook

    Steve Marsh, Dan Wright
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    Fimbles

    Shelley Longworth, Kate Harbour
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    Mr. Bean

    Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll

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    Rastamouse

    Reggie Yates, Sharon Duncan Brewster
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    Planet Earth

    avid Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver

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    Thunderbirds

    Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett

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    The Adventures of Paddington Bear

    Michael Hordern, Jade Williams

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    Tots TV

    Claire Carre, Veronique Deroulede
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    Arthur

    J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro

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    Andy Pandy

    Maria Bird, Gladys Whitred
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    Grange Hill

    Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell

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    Little Britain

    Matt Lucas, David Walliams

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    The Saddle Club

    Marny Kennedy, Brett Tucker