Shaun The Sheep. Copyright: Aardman Animations / BBC
Shaun The Sheep

Shaun The Sheep

  • TV sitcom
  • Netflix / BBC One / CBBC
  • 2007 - 2021
  • 170 episodes (6 series)

Stop-motion animated children's sitcom by Aardman Animations for CBBC. Wildly popular with not just kids, but adults too. Stars John Sparkes, Justin Fletcher, Kate Harbour, Richard Webber, Jo Allen and more.

  • Due to return for Series 7
  • Series 4, Episode 16 repeated tomorrow at 7am on CBBC
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The Farmer's Llamas

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief.

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Further details

Shaun The Sheep. Copyright: Aardman Animations / BBC

The stop-frame animated special will chronicle another of family favourite Shaun's adventures and introduce a mischievous pack of llamas (Hector, Fernando and Raul) to our screens.

When the Farmer and Bitzer go to a Country Fair, Shaun steals away with them intent on causing mischief.

Besotted by the exotic creatures he spots at auction, Shaun cleverly gets the unwitting Farmer to buy them. Back at Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun is delighted with his prank and convinces the flock that the llamas are just what they need to spice up their lives.

At first, everything's great fun, but soon their new llama room-mates get a bit too comfortable in their new home. When things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm.

Broadcast details

Saturday 26th December 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th December 2015 9:05am CBBC
Friday 1st January 2016 4:05pm BBC1
Sunday 3rd January 2016 9:00am CBBC
Sunday 25th December 2016 1:20pm BBC1
Sunday 25th December 2016 5:40pm CBBC
Sunday 24th December 2017 1:45pm BBC1
Friday 29th December 2017 10:25am BBC1
Monday 24th December 2018 11:30am BBC1
Tuesday 31st December 2019 10:50am BBC1
Saturday 25th July 2020 4:30pm BBC1
Tuesday 29th December 2020 1:25pm BBC1
Friday 24th December 2021 9:50am BBC1
Saturday 24th December 2022 12:40pm BBC1
Sunday 9th April 2023 8:30am CBBC
Monday 1st January 2024 9:25am BBC1

Cast & crew

John Sparkes Various (Voice)
Justin Fletcher Various (Voice)
Kate Harbour Various (Voice)
Richard Webber (as Rich Webber) Various (Voice)
Simon Greenall Various (Voice)
Emma Tate Various (Voice)
Andy Nyman Various (Voice)
Guest cast
Sean Connolly Various (Voice)
Chris Grimes Various (Voice)
Dan Williamson Various (Voice)
Writing team
Richard Starzak Writer
Lee Pressman Writer
Nick Vincent Murphy Writer
Production team
Jay Grace Director
John Woolley Producer
Peter Lord Executive Producer
David Sproxton Executive Producer
Nick Park Executive Producer
Alix Wiseman Executive Producer
Paul Kewley Producer
Dan Williamson Editor
Charles Copping Director of Photography
Mark Thomas Composer
Gavin Lines Graphics
Richard Phelan Graphics
Rob Richards Graphics


Shaun the Sheep: Meet the Llamas

Meet the new residents of Mossy Bottom Farm: 3 mischievous llamas.

Shaun the Sheep: The Directors Perspective

Go behind the scenes with Director Jay Grace...


Shaun the Sheep, The Farmer's Llamas review

The claymation sheep gets in trouble with some Peruvian pals in this Boxing Day adventure.

Huw Fullerton, Radio Times, 26th December 2015

Behind the scenes of The Farmer's Llamas

Animator Richard Starzak on Shaun the Sheep's global domination and how Aardman own Christmas.

Stephen Armstrong, Radio Times, 26th December 2015

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas, review: 'riotous'

Christmas feels that little bit more magical with an Aardman animated special to curl up on the couch to.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 26th December 2015

Radio Times review

In this latest adventure Shaun visits a local fĂȘte and ends up mistakenly bidding for a trio of - as it turns out, wildly destructive - llamas. The moment when sheepdog Bitzer realises what is happening and tries to stop him is beautifully done and the llamas' subsequent reign of terror at Mossy Bottom (they can only be placated by pan pipes) is animated havoc at its best.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 23rd December 2015

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