Although we have discussed this previously, I’m not sure that we have had a thread on new DiS yet have we?
My eldest is four which seems to mean that she has recently graduated from CBeebies (nominally for pre-schoolers I believe) to CBBC (ostensibly for primary school kids so I am told) in her tastes, which has resulted in a new raft of shows coming onto my radar.
So far, I am a big fan of Operation Ouch featuring those identical twin doctors who also pop up on grown up BBC periodically. Seems to cover biology up to what I would have thought was almost GCSE level, and not afraid of showing some decent gore and poo and guts and stuff. Also been enjoying the silliness of Horrible Histories, particularly the musical numbers.
Still catching a few of the old classics from time to time and enjoy the surrealness of stuff like Sarah & Duck, Charlie & Lola and Ben & Holly (that’s a lot of X & Y shows for some reason). It often strikes me that the people putting these shows together currently must be about the same age as me these days as loads of the musical and stylistic tropes are stuff that I enjoyed growing up.
Night Garden remains king of the chill out sesh natch.
Anyone got any other hot tips?