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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | unknown
Release Date:
7 November 2005 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Animation following a boy's efforts to get his stubborn little sister to try new things.
Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 14)
Morgan Gayle ... Lotta (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Ryan Harris ... Marv (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Daniel Mayers ... Charlie / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Clementine Cowell ... Lola / ... (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jethro Lundie-Brown ... Charlie (11 episodes, 2005)
Maisie Cowell ... Lola (11 episodes, 2005)
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Series Directed by
Kitty Taylor (43 episodes, 2005-2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Lauren Child (73 episodes, 2005-2008)
Dave Ingham (17 episodes, 2005-2008)
Bridget Hurst (13 episodes, 2005-2007)
Carol Noble (10 episodes, 2005-2008)
Samantha Hill (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Anna Starkey (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Olly Smith (3 episodes, 2006)
Paul Larson (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Lauren Child .... associate producer (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
Claudia Lloyd .... producer / series producer (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
Andrew Zein .... executive producer (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
Tom Beattie .... line producer (8 episodes, 2007-2008)

Michael Carrington .... executive producer: BBC (unknown episodes)
Nikki Chaplin .... programme executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Greswell (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
David Schweitzer (31 episodes, 2006-2008)
Chris Taylor (5 episodes, 2005)
Tom Dyson (4 episodes, 2005)
Søren Munk (4 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Zurine Ainz (45 episodes, 2005-2007)
Stephen Perkins (14 episodes, 2008)
Claire Dodgson (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Katie Bryer (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Yulia Martynova (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ben Campbell (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Al Douglas (20 episodes, 2005-2007)
Emma Lazenby (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
Tonia Thorne (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Oliver Brown (8 episodes, 2006)
Julia Bracegirdle (4 episodes, 2006)
Mike Church (4 episodes, 2006)
Richard Jeffery (2 episodes, 2008)
Chris Norris (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Alan Kerswell (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gary Dunn (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Leigh Hodgkinson (9 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Hodgson (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Gideon Rigal (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Production Management
Catherine T. Elliott .... production executive / head of production (35 episodes, 2005-2008)
Tom Beattie .... production manager (34 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Art Department
Chris Drew .... storyboard artist (14 episodes, 2005-2007)
Trevor Ricketts .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2006-2008)
David Stoten .... storyboard artist (8 episodes, 2006-2008)
David Mackintosh .... design consultant (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Al Douglas .... designer (7 episodes, 2005-2007)
Michelle Dabbs .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
Martyn Jones .... designer (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Emma Lazenby .... designer (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Oliver Brown .... designer (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kevin Molloy .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Julia Bracegirdle .... designer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Jeffery .... designer (2 episodes, 2007)
Chris Norris .... designer (2 episodes, 2007)
Tonia Thorne .... designer (2 episodes)

Lauren Child .... illustrator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Scott Wilkinson .... dubbing mixer (34 episodes, 2005-2008)
James O'Brien .... sound effects editor / voiceover recording / ... (24 episodes, 2005)
Simon Couzens .... dubbing editor / dubbing mixer (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Graham Wilde .... dubbing editor (7 episodes, 2005)
Bjorn Swinton-Berry .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Animation Department
Tim Fehrenbach .... animation director / animator (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
James O'Shea .... animator (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Richard Jeffery .... animator (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
Inna Phillimore .... animator (17 episodes, 2005-2007)
Matthew Hood .... animator (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Jones .... animator (13 episodes, 2006-2008)
Joe Brumm .... animator (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Benjamin Hall .... animator (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Vanessa Luther-Smith .... animator (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Julian Hanshaw .... animator (10 episodes, 2005)
Lee Middleton .... animator (10 episodes, 2005)
Rachel Feasey .... animator (10 episodes, 2006-2008)
Phil Hall .... animator (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Martin Oliver .... animator (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Philippa Leathers .... animator (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
Betti Doherty .... animation coordinator (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Nick Appleton .... animator (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Matt West .... animator (5 episodes, 2006)
Oliver Brown .... animator (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dan Chambers .... animator (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Karen Ullmann .... animator (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
David Greenaway .... animator (3 episodes, 2007)
Stephen Whittle .... animator (3 episodes, 2007)
Chris Drew .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Christian Chessell .... animator (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Editorial Department
Adam Grant .... on-line editor (35 episodes, 2005-2008)
Ronnie Newman .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2006)
Nigel Smith .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anthony Jarvis .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Music Department
Tom Dyson .... composer: theme music (36 episodes, 2005-2008)
Søren Munk .... composer: theme music (36 episodes, 2005-2008)
 
Series Other crew
Mellie Buse .... script editor (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
Clare Winkworth .... production assistant / production coordinator (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
Catherine T. Elliott .... production executive / head of production (38 episodes, 2005-2008)
Betti Doherty .... production coordinator (34 episodes, 2005-2007)
Alex Frost .... production accountant (34 episodes, 2005-2007)
Bella Wright .... business affairs (32 episodes, 2006-2008)
Andy Blazdell .... technical advisor (28 episodes, 2005-2007)
Michael Carrington .... for: CBBC / for: CBeebies (25 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nikki Chaplin .... for: CBBC / for: CBeebies (25 episodes, 2005-2007)
Simon Lipowicz .... technical advisor (23 episodes, 2005-2008)
Caroline Parkinson .... production assistant / production runner (10 episodes, 2005-2008)
Gill Johnson .... business affairs (10 episodes, 2005)
Kay Benbow .... for: CBeebies (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Maryllis Gonzalez .... production accountant (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michelle Misra .... script consultant (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chris Rose .... for: CBeebies (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Anna Starkey .... voice director (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
 

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Knocks you off your feet., 4 April 2007
Author: Tubular_Bell from Porto Alegre, Brazil

For starters, Lola Sonner is one of the most realistic characters ever devised for a children's cartoon, and maybe even for TV shows in general. Based on an actual Danish girl who writer Lauren Child met on a train, she might feel eerily familiar for anyone who ever dealt with kids - and that's due to both small, simple acts such as "typing" a letter and then "reading" individual letters out loud as if they meant anything, and to her attitude and personality in general. As for Charlie, well, Mr. and Mrs. Sonner should thank all deities daily for having him, heh heh.

Now, onto the show itself. The two title characters form the very core of the show, Lola being the 4-year-old sister of 7-year-old Charlie. He narrates the stories, which are almost all built out of very banal, commonplace, "house held" topics. The trick lies on everything that surrounds the stories. The animation mixes childlike drawings with fancy montages of real pictures, and through any episode, you'll never know if, the next minute, you'll be watching a simple scene depicting children talking or a delightfully abstract montage mixing imagination with true visual symphonies. Charlie narrates the stories, though the narration only pops up once in a while. Most of the time, we're focused on the characters - which includes their neighbour Marv and his dog Sizzles, Lola's classmate and best friend Lotta, and Lola's imaginary friend, the cleverly named Soren Lorenson. They are all insanely realistic, special, likable and fun to watch, so the "banal" stories really do turn into something else entirely - a very rich, profound and gentle kind of entertainment and storytelling which is enlightening and constructive for people of all ages.

Another interesting aspect of the show is that the voices are done by actual children. The actors are different for each season, but the changes aren't really too noticeable. The British accents are extreme, and for fans of British accents (like me), that's a thrill and a half. And the music is exceptional - not only the eccentric, catchy theme tune by Tom Dyson and Søren Munk, but most incidental tunes, which sometimes form the backing of choreographies and "mini musicals" within the stories. Basically, everything works here. Let this be a recommendation for parents, kids, and everyone else. And if Lauren Child's books are available to you, get them too.

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