One of my most favoured TV channels as a child was CBBC and recently, I was thinking about all the programmes that I used to watch. Only being 16 now I suppose it’s not very long ago, but then again it’s surprising how quickly you forget shows that you used to watch so religiously.
I have compiled a list of 10 of my personal favourites from the early 2000s so would greatly encourage you to share any programmes you think I’ve missed out in the comment box. Also, I’d like to point out that these are not in any particular order, just the way in which they popped into my head! Right, let’s begin..
1. Horrible Histories (2009-2013)
I’m starting it off with one of my absolute favourite programmes : Horrible Histories. It combined education with comedy and, to be honest I just wished I had their job; I imagine they had such a laugh together. ^^
The best part was probably the songs…ahh so memorable!
2. Wolfblood (2012- )
Now this didn’t start all that long ago compared to some of the others on the list, but I just could not leave it out. Wolfblood was so interesting to watch and I mean, who didn’t want to be besties with Maddie, Rhydian and the rest of the gang?! But, if we are going to talk about characters, Jana was definitely my favourite; she’s Welsh (like me!), has gorgeous red hair (which I was always envious of) and was so fiercely independent.
It also featured the most iconic intro…
3. Arthur (1996- )
Although Arthur is featured on other channels not just CBBC, I thought it was worth a mention for it’s colourful characters and classic theme tune! ^^
4. The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002-2005)
How could we possibly forget about Tracy Beaker? I loved watching this feisty female character and the stories that unfolded at the Dumping Ground. All of the characters were great as a matter of fact and I adored all of the illustrations featured in the show. It’s of course based on books by Jaqueline Wilson and I’m pretty sure I read almost ALL of her books when I was younger – just loved ’em.
Oh and the theme tune was gold:
5. Dick & Dom in da Bungalow (2002-2006)
All I have to say about Dick & Dom in da Bungalow is it simply looked like a sh*t load of fun. I wanted to be on the show so badly at one point! My most memorable part was when they competed against each other as to who could say “bogies” the loudest in a public space; class entertainment that was.
6. Bear Behaving Badly (2007-2013)
Bear Behaving Badly was never one of my all-time faves, but I felt like it was worth the mention as it was still very entertaining. I’d also like to insert the next photo lacking any real context and hope that someone who has never heard of the show sees it and is immensely confused.
7. Young Dracula (2006-2014)
I absolutely loved Young Dracula – I mean come on, who wouldn’t! And I most definitely had a crush on Vlad, especially as he grew older, haha. I’d actually forgotten about this until recently and I have no idea why because I thoroughly enjoyed it.
8. Trapped (2007-2010)
Okay so Trapped was just such a great programme and I’m extremely surprised that it didn’t last for very long. I loved how different it was to any other types of kids game shows and always wondered if I’d be any good playing myself. Also, they made a game on the CBBC website based on the same concept of the TV show, only you got to play against other kids around the world; I distinctly remember being very impressed by it all. Ahh the internet.
9. The Secret Show (2006-2008)
I found the Secret Show to be very funny, somewhat down to it’s very simplistic cartoon drawing style. Oh and the intro was great! I don’t know exactly what was so humorous about it, it was just good, solid, family entertainment. For some reason however, the name never stuck and it took me forever to figure out what on earth it was called, and I have a feeling it’s one that a lot of people forget about.
10. Raven (2002-2010)
Until researching it a bit more, I didn’t realise that Raven had continued for so long, but I’m glad. It was always so interesting to watch; sometimes you would be on the each of your seat wondering if the contestants we going to complete the tasks on time! I think I would have loved to have been on a show like this one. And the best thing, was the Scottish accent: loved it.
Well that concludes my list of my CBBC childhood shows, and I hope it’s made my fellow Brits seem somewhat nostalgic! I will most likely do another one of these, but perhaps looking back at old Disney Channel shows, or even just family films from when I was younger. If I do, they will be linked at the bottom of this post.
I welcome you to comment letting me know if you remember any of these, or if you think I missed out some classics (which I no doubt did!).
Thanks for reading! x