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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 3, Episode 17 repeated at 3:40pm on CBBC
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,640

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Press clippings

Shaun The Sheep co-creator reveals the series almost didn't happen

Aardman co-founder Peter Lord revealed that not everyone was sure about the mischievous mute sheep at the beginning.

Sabastian Astley, Radio Times, 22nd December 2023

Plea to save Brighton's Shaun The Sheep trail from vandalism

A hospice charity is urging residents and visitors to help save an art trail which has been blighted by vandalism.

Daniel Green, Brighton Argus, 10th October 2023

Broadcast Awards 2023 comedy nominees revealed

Am I Being Unreasonable?, Big Boys, Cheaters, Derry Girls, Stath Lets Flats and Wedding Season are amongst the nominees for the Broadcast Awards 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 28th November 2022

NASA's Artemis will send Shaun the Sheep around the Moon

The European Space Agency announced on Tuesday that Shaun the Sheep, the famed stop-motion character, will be aboard the first flight of the new Space Launch System to kick off the Artemis programme, which will eventually return astronauts to the surface of the moon.

Eric Mack, CNET, 2nd August 2022

How Aardman delivered Shaun The Sheep during a pandemic

They shot for 21 weeks - starting in mid-January 2021, and wrapping in early June, with 15 animators employed, and a total crew of around 60, as well as those working on the post-production, the color grading, and the score.

Leo Barraclough, Variety, 24th December 2021

Nick Park on Shaun The Sheep

With a new adventure on our screens on Christmas Day, the beloved animator reveals the genesis of his maverick character.

The Times, 18th December 2021

Christmas bleatings from Shaun The Sheep in BBC One idents

Shaun The Sheep and his friends are to feature in BBC One's Christmas idents.

BBC, 29th November 2021

Why I reach for Aardman in dark times

Full of visual wit and narrative ingenuity, the tactile warmth and joie de vivre of these Aardman animations is soul-invigorating.

Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian, 5th April 2020

Shaun The Sheep moves to Netflix

A new sixth series of Shaun The Sheep will start on the 16th March, however the show will move from the BBC to Netflix.

British Comedy Guide, 20th February 2020

BBC One orders Shaun The Sheep Christmas special

BBC One has ordered a Shaun The Sheep special for Christmas 2021. The half-hour special will be called A Winter's Tale From Shaun The Sheep.

British Comedy Guide, 6th February 2020

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