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Charlie and Lola 

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Animation following a boy's efforts to get his stubborn little sister to try new things.

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Lauren Child
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ryan Harris Ryan Harris ...  Marv 28 episodes, 2005-2008
Morgan Gayle Morgan Gayle ...  Lotta 27 episodes, 2005-2008
Daniel Mayers Daniel Mayers ...  Charlie / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Clementine Cowell Clementine Cowell ...  Lola / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2007
Jethro Lundie-Brown Jethro Lundie-Brown ...  Charlie 14 episodes, 2005
Maisie Cowell Maisie Cowell ...  Lola 14 episodes, 2005
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Storyline

Charlie has a little sister named Lola; she is 'small, and very funny'. Lola often gets caught up in situations that she (inadvertently) causes, whether it's running out of money at the zoo and having to borrow Charlie's, to forgetting her entire suitcase when having a sleepover at a friend's house. These situations are sometimes comedic (for example, in the episode 'Help. I Really Mean It!') but often reflect real-world problems that younger children may face, for example losing a best friend, not getting the preferred part in a school play, or becoming too excited about an upcoming event and accidentally ruining it. Written by David Rau

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Animation | Family

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie e Lola See more »

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At the annual Vinnie Ball, sponsored by the Independent Film Association of Schools in Ireland, Charlie and Lola played for twenty-six hours straight due to a communications error See more »

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Referenced in Peppa Pig: Potato City (2011) See more »

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Absolutely charming
24 February 2006 | by kidlitfanSee all my reviews

"Charlie and Lola" is a lovely, sweet show, done with respect for its young audience. Far too many shows seem to come from creators who think "Hey, they're just kids, we don't have to make it good!"

My daughter is 8, a bit above the age-level at which the show is aimed, but she loves it and I tape it for her every day. I love it too!

I second Chris451's comment that it's wonderful to have real children doing the voices--Lola's best friend Lotta's giggle is particularly delicious!

If you haven't read them, find the books (not widely available in the US, but not impossible to find)--the show is quite true to them, but both are charming. "I Am Not Sleepy and Will Not Go to Bed" is particularly nice for a bedtime stories.


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