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 at 7am on CBBC
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 2,451

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The Flight Before Christmas

Shaun's seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing. Can Shaun get Timmy back before he becomes someone else's present?

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd December 2021
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 24th December 2021 6:00pm BBC1
Friday 24th December 2021 6:30pm CBBC
Saturday 25th December 2021 7:45am CBBC
Saturday 25th December 2021 11:25am BBC1
Friday 16th December 2022 4:25pm CBBC
Thursday 22nd December 2022 9:45am CBBC
Saturday 24th December 2022 7:00am CBBC
Saturday 24th December 2022 1:05pm BBC1
Saturday 24th December 2022 5:30pm CBBC
Thursday 7th December 2023 5:50pm CBBC
Sunday 10th December 2023 3:20pm BBC1
Friday 15th December 2023 8:20pm BBC3
Thursday 21st December 2023 5:25pm CBBC
Saturday 23rd December 2023 2:50pm BBC1
Sunday 24th December 2023 4:55pm CBBC

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
Marcus Brigstocke Various (Voice)
Anna Leong Brophy Various (Voice)
Laura Aikman Various (Voice)
Writing team
Giles Pilbrow Writer
Giles Pilbrow Story
Mark Burton Story
Production team
Steve Cox Director
Peter Lord Executive Producer
Nick Park Executive Producer
Sarah Cox Executive Producer
Kelly Lappin Line Producer
Richard Beek Producer
Mark Burton Executive Producer
Carla Shelley Executive Producer
Dan Hembery Editor
Gavin Lines Graphics
Sam Morris Director of Photography
Stephen Tait Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Sarah Hullah 1st Assistant Director


The Flight Before Christmas trailer

Enjoy an early Christmas gift from Shaun with this new trailer for The Flight Before Christmas! The must-see event of Christmas 2021 arrives on BBC in the UK and Netflix this December.

The Flight Before Christmas - Behind the Scenes

Step inside the grotto as Aardman's busy 'elves' - well, directors, animators, puppet makers and more - show you how they created a magical holiday special.

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