Shows I loved as a kid (cbbc/citv 2002-2007)

by BootstrapBillyOcean | created - 11 months ago | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Shows I enjoyed from the ages of around 6-11 from British TV.

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1. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Family

A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Donald Gray, Francis Matthews, Sylvia Anderson

Votes: 1,252

repeats before the simpsons on a monday night boiiiii. One day I will be as cool as Destiny Angel. SPECTRUM IS GREEN ect. Also "it's Adam .. isn't it" became a quote in my household because of how over the top that one episode with the dream sequence was.

2. TV Burp (2001– )

23 min | Comedy

Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television.

Stars: Harry Hill, Steve Benham, Brian Belo, Peter Dickson

Votes: 1,972

Heather, AMANDA LAMB, weellllllll I certainly didn't expect to see thattttt, the knitted character.. I could go on. The basis of all my childhood comedy dreams. You know I won my Junior school joke of the year 2006 because of this shows profound effect on me right.

3. My Parents Are Aliens (1999–2006)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The day to day lives of three orphaned children who are adopted by aliens that have trouble adjusting to the local culture.

Stars: Tony Gardner, Carla Mendonça, Patrick Niknejad, Alex Kew

Votes: 1,164

TRENT DESERVED BETTER BUT MEL WAS COOL ALSO. Lucy was who I wished I was as a child. I once saw the lass who played Harri who went on to do one of those lloyd webber shows in a shit production of wizard of oz, except Bobby Davro was in it too and there were no songs and people actually left in tears. Anyways. ALIENS ARE AMAZING RIGHT.

4. Jungle Run (1999– )

Family, Game-Show

Each team competes against each other in the 'Jungle run' arena for prizes.

Stars: Michael Underwood, Stefan Pejic, Leah Charles-King, Kate McIntyre

Votes: 331

sid and elvis on the way 2 steal ur girl

5. Scary Sleepover (2004– )


Gameshow in which three primary school children are challenged to stay in an old, creepy house.

Star: Anna Williamson

I wanted to be on this show so FUCKING bad. I thought I was a genius for knowing they could never get away with putting REAL ghosts in a room with kids ..... right.

6. The Saddle Club (2001–2009)

30 min | Family

The adventures of the girls in the saddle club.

Stars: Kia Luby, Sophie Bennett, Keenan Macwilliam, Lara Jean Marshall

Votes: 798


7. The Sleepover Club (2003– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Frankie, Kenny, Fliss, Lyndz and Rosie are five best friends living in the Australian seaside town of Crescent Bay. All are members of the Sleepover Club, in which they hang out at each ... See full summary »

Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Basia A'Hern, Ashleigh Chisholm, Eliza Taylor

Votes: 580

COME ON AND SLEEEEEEEEPOVERRRRR AND TOGETHER WE WILL DREAM IN TIMEEEEE. Lyndz was goals do not even question me. I owned all the books and got really heated that they changed the EM and EMS from two bitchy lil Emily's to two weirdo Michaels or somethin in the show. NO THANKS.

8. Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (2000– )

56 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An anthology series that centres around horrible children getting their comeuppance, often in horribly gruesome ways.

Star: Nigel Planer

Votes: 485

Someone at the afterschool club I went to in the holidays tried to convince me this was shown only at midnight on citv and was rated 18.

9. Horrid Henry (2006– )

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

For Horrid Henry, life is just not fair! He feels that the rest of the world is against him and he wages a constant war against the tyranny of adults. Like any headstrong young boy, he is ... See full summary »

Stars: Lizzie Waterworth, Tamsin Heatley, Emma Tate, Aidan Cook

Votes: 474

maybe I was too old for this.. maybe I wasn't. You gonna call me out on it or what.

10. Bel's Boys (2006– )

13 min | Family

The adventures of a young girl and her friends after she discovers a boy band that have been refused management by her agent dad.

Stars: Allanah Scully, Dorothy Cotter, Paddy Jenkins, Eoin Logan

Votes: 28

They covered so many songs my dad listens to in the car .... why???? Pretty sure a Bel's Boys megamix made it on to a Pop Party cd at one point because it was the SHIT.

11. Bratz (2005–2008)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Four fashionable teenage girls scoop stories for their popular magazine.

Stars: Olivia Hack, Soleil Moon Frye, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Dionne Quan

Votes: 603

GRETCHEN WEINERS AND KALEY CUOCU VOICED THE WEVIL TWINS LMAO. I will always be here for the starin' n' stylin' movie, but this show was so good that the one song Dylan sings to Yasmin in the toilets (fuckin weird) got stuck in my head for 12 years and when I finally found it on youtube I cried. DOES SHE FEEL WHAT I FEEL INSIDEEEEEE. Maybe Dylan idk. We're the girlz with the passion for fashion oooooooooo BRATZ.

12. Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Grandad tells his grandchildren about his adventures as a boy.

Stars: Peadar Lamb, Maile Flanagan, Russi Taylor, Tara Strong

Votes: 749

PIGLEY, FERNY, MOLLY AND DANON NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO HAVE TOO MUCH FUN. IN TARA. IN IRELAND. LOTS OF EXCITEMENT FOR EVERYONE. They literally say they go to bed just to wake up early .. how wholesome is that. In a world of Kim Kardashians, be a Pigley Pig.

13. Trollz (2005–2006)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The story about five trollz that learn about The Magic of the Five, and only they can use it to fight evil and protect their beloved city

Stars: Alexandra Carter, Leah Juel, Britt McKillip, Anna Van Hooft

Votes: 330

it's a HAIR thing. Remember these fuckin losers? Always doing voodo, fighting goblins and wearing nail polish oh my godddd. Saphire was your favourite just like Yasmin was your favourite bratz don't even pretend that you thought the others were acceptable human beings. You bought into the idea that the perfect girl is a well behaved one. But look what Yasmin did in the Starin and Stylin movie. Not so clean now is she. Fuckin wreck.

14. Even Stevens (2000–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of the Stevens family of five in Sacramento, California.

Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Christy Carlson Romano, A.J. Trauth, Nick Spano

Votes: 12,541

Spending 10 years wondering what Ren was short for ... duh.. RENEE. ? Tawny was the mvp and shia lives on.

15. The New Worst Witch (2005– )

25 min | Family, Fantasy

The new worst witch carries on from the original series The Worst Witch based on books by Jill Murphy. This time at Cackles Academy, it's no longer Mildred 'Millie' Hubble but her cousin ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline O'Neill, Stephanie Lane, Alice Connor, Francesca Isherwood

Votes: 124

fuck ya chicken strips and your new old new bbc worst witch (that I have seen and loved despite being 22 years old). HETTY will always be better than Mildred sorry unpopular opinion I know. But you know who will be better than Hetty? CRESSIE, MY LIL LIVERPOOL MOON CHILD. Alls she gots to do is put the moon in the potion mate. I used to reenact that episode with the hedgemass cake or w/e A LOT as a kid. Moon magic my dudes.

16. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A genius mouse and his stupid sidekick try to conquer the world each night.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Frank Welker

Votes: 25,964

there's this one episode thats just a 10 minute folk song about the origin story of how the lab began?? It's called the fiddler of Ramsey or somethin and you should look it up and get it stuck in your head like it still is in mine. EDIT IT'S CALLED THE TAILOR AND THE MICE im listening to it right now and spitting. Also it's only 3 minute lmao clearly it felt longer at the time.

17. Lizzie McGuire (2001–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The daily adventures of an adolescent girl whose real thoughts and emotions are expressed by her sarcastic animated alter ego.

Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine, Lalaine

Votes: 15,752

No show will ever be so cute and loving. Why couldn't my friends be like that omg. Also her HAIR CLIPS that get progressively more dramatic with every episode.

18. Angela Anaconda (1999–2002)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A rambunctious girl and her friends' adventures in school and their community.

Stars: Sue Rose, Bryn McAuley, Al Mukadam, Ruby Smith-Merovitz

Votes: 2,164

MY NAME IS ANGELA HEY HELLO, WELCOME TO MY VERY OWN SHOW, FJDKFJDKSJF TO YOUUU, OH NO.. IT'S NINNIE POOOOOOO. This show is basically impossible to explain to people which I always have to do as apparently no one else on Earth saw it, IT'S ON YOUTUBE WAKE UP SHEEPLE. No, no one knows why they all call each other by their full names but fuck you if you think Gordy Reinheart, Johnny Abbatti, Gina Lash, Josephine Prailine, Ninnette Manoir ect aren't etched in my mind now. If you've ever watched Most popular girls in school on Youtube, Ninette was Saison before Saison was even born. C'EST CHIQUE MON AMI. Also that one time Josephine gave back her bike race medal because she said she cheated.. SHE SAID SHE HAD HELP FROM ST CHRISTOPHER ???!!! This show man oh my god. I do have to watch it back sometimes just to double check it actually happened. The whole premise and story of every episode is just Angela being bitter about Ninette. It's so weirdly animated it makes no sense it's everything you'd imagine a little me would love and I DID.

19. Kerching! (2003–2006)

Comedy, Family

Children's comedy drama series about the adventures of teenage wheeler-dealer Taj Lewis.

Stars: Devon Anderson, Tendayi Jembere, Jamie Sweeney, Tisha Martin

Votes: 176

TICK TOCK. DON'T STOP. RUDE BOIIII. Oh my god dot com millionare, Taj was so before his time. Danny made my favourite joke of my childhood (I'm a poet and I didn't realise it!) TAMSINNNNN. Yeah. This show was cute.

20. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu, Jodie Resther

Votes: 10,776

DW was me just fyi

BUT YOU CAN'T KEEP A LID, ON REMOTE CONTROL KIDDDDDD. It was like a prank show before youtube took this thing and made it the devils work. Jackass for teenyboppers.

22. Stupid (2004– )

Comedy, Family, Fantasy

King Stupid and his mistreated Butler Goober, are responsible for every stupid thing that happens on Earth. King stupid is at helm with his machine, making kids poke each other with "Devil ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Goffe, Imogen Byron, Marcus Brigstocke, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 136

Hands up who had a wild and leery crush on king stupid before growing up and learning it was MARCUS BRIGSTOCK IN A WIG aw hell no. Everyone knows devil finger and the kid who wished his parents would divorce and I AM THE ONLY NEW GIRL. God fuck we we're so treated you know that right. So lucky to have a sketch show just for kids with some weirdly surreal ones and some fuckin messed up ones tbh. ALSO THE PURPLE GREMLIN THING is the basis of every nightmare I've EVER had.

When you also grow up and find that GREG DAVIES WROTE FOR THIS SHOW. I adored this growing up and not just because of the Nellie representation before it became an #indiename and not just what my parents call me. So I found an ep online and oh my god it's annoying. How and why did I love this.. HIYAAA NUTTERS is still something I use every once in a while but the show itself is so loud and annoying. Idk I probably liked it because it felt grown up even though it SO BLATANTLY WASN'T.

24. The Queen's Nose (1995– )

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Children's series about a magic coin that can grant wishes.

Stars: Heather-Jay Jones, Victoria Shalet, Paula Wilcox, Stephen Moore

Votes: 473

Oh my god Harmony you are my soul. The theme tune is like entering another realm. In the words of Sandra Bernhard ironically using a kaleidoscope "oh my god I'm tripping .... it's like the 60s" All the characters were so gosh darn COOL like with their beach house and childrens home and the fair ground and all the random places they went. ugh.

25. The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002– )

15 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Tracy Beaker is a 10 year old child, who was placed in a children's home. Tracy makes new friends along the way, and causes mischief where ever she goes.

Stars: Dani Harmer, Montanna Thompson, Ciaran Joyce, Ben Hanson

Votes: 1,155

Unpopular opinion - the musical episode was olivier, bafta and quite frankly, academy award snubbed. Roxy Wellard is better than you. Sid was daddy af but you weren't about to tell your mum THAT over dinner. MMMM STRAWBERRY MY TOTAL FAVOURITE always comes into my head at random moments..

26. Corneil and Bernie (2003– )

TV-Y7 | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This show contains numerous adventures about just a guy and his talking dog

Stars: Dan Russell, Dian Perry, Bob Saker, Keith Wickham

Votes: 403

Most unrealistic thing being he called a dog Corneil. Sassy academic dog was a good role model to us all.

27. Dick and Dom in da Bungalow (2002– )

120 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

Messy children's gameshow with Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood (or Dick and Dom as they are commonly known).

Stars: Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood, Dave Chapman, Lee Barnett

Votes: 459

DICK. sorry. Okay so Bogies, it's an art form and it should be respected as part of history. The thought of Dick spreading his creamy muck muck in the faces of children makes me think this show can never make a come back.

28. M.I.High (2007– )

28 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Four school children work for MI9, and fight against a criminal agency called skul.

Stars: Chris Stanton, Jonny Freeman, Rachel Petladwala, Channelle Owen

Votes: 759

When ur fave is now leading lady to Alexander Skarsgard tho. Also Cat from Red Dwarf was in this and kid me was like oh my god I'm so cultured.

29. The Basil Brush Show (2002–2007)

25 min | Comedy, Family

Well loved fox Basil Brush returns in a modern day kids sit-com.

Stars: Michael Winsor, Michael Hayes, Ajay Chhabra, Christopher Pizzey

Votes: 719

ADMIT WHEN YOU WENT TO SEE WHICH EVER HARRY POTTER IT WAS YOU THOUGHT THAT'S NOT KATIE BELL THAT'S MOLLY FROM BASIL BRUSH. Also there was an Anil meme going round recently which made me laugh like AH HA HA HA BOOM BOOM. Oh my god remember Mortimer Brush his evil twin. MADDISON THE AMERICAN.

30. Jeopardy (2002– )

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

When 8 kids from Falkirk go to find UFO's in an area of Australia already noted for alien contacts the group soon realise that they have signed up for more than they bargained for in this ... See full summary »

Stars: Kari Corbett, Craig Moncur, Gordon McCorkell, Samantha Bowie

Votes: 398

I watch this show at least once every two years to remind myself that tv can be as good as this. This show has: Aliens, car crashes, cave paintings, romance, creepy twins, police chases, secret agents, a diamond theft sub-plot (no, really), more romance and regional accents. They get away with some scary shit and even throw the word Bitch in at one point. There are some issues like it was obviously aimed at kids so sometimes they just leave plots like “must have been the aliens” then say nothing more, and it has not been re-broadcast in a decade. The acting is shitty at times and there are random sexist comments throughout. There’s a reason it has not been re-broadcast, it’s wild. Take a show, film it in the style of Blair witch, revolve it around horrifying plot twists then give it to the children. It's actually BRILLIANT and quite frankly much better to watch as an adult. Also my parents went to Falkirk without me and I cried. Also the line "you can't be here.. because you're meant to be dead" is 10/10 CBBC PROGRAMMING and they WISH they could reach this standard of show now. I have so many theories and plots and ideas and I am actually still very invested in this.

31. Raven: The Island (2006– )


The evil Nevar threatens the peaceful existence of Raven's childhood homeland, the island of Alaunus, when he captures the Enchanted Oak and begins to cut Staves of Power for his hooded ... See full summary »

Stars: James Mackenzie, Lindsay McKenzie, Michael MacKenzie, Jo James

Votes: 14

Can't find the show page but RAVEN - THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR. I really wanted to do that challenge where you sit in a lil round boat and have to pull yourself to the middle. Basically as an adult I got a job in outdoor education and basically did all the jumping off shit challenges in harnesses all the fucking time and IT'S NOT THAT FUN. IT HURTS AND IT'S REALLY FRICKIN HARD.

32. The Best of Friends (2004– )


5 best friends put their friendships to the test in 3 time-testing challenges.

Stars: Benedict Blackman, Louis Doudeswell, Louis Doudswell, Oscar Harding

Let's find out .. if they'll still be .. the best.. OF FRIENDS. The blue sweets drama oh my god. Barney and Rani where goals end of discussion. Everyone wanted to be on this and then realised they don't have FIVE FRIENDS that's so many.

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