Twirlywoos. Copyright: Ragdoll Productions / DHX Media


  • TV sitcom
  • CBeebies
  • 2015 - 2017
  • 100 episodes (4 series)

Pre-school series for CBeebies, featuring the adorable antics of four, fruit-tea-loving bird-like characters. Stars Linda Bassett and Neil Nunes.

Twirlywoos. Copyright: Ragdoll Productions / DHX Media

Key details

2015 - 2017
100 (4 series)
Anne Wood and Steve Roberts
Linda Bassett and Neil Nunes
Sarah Wickens, Steve Roberts and Joshua Smyth
Andy Burns, Dirk Campbell, Vito Bruno, Barry JC Purves and Jose Granell
Chris Wood, Anne Wood, Michael Towner, Ian Mackinnon, Peter Saunders, Kris Wright, Steven Denure, Michael Donovan and Chris Bowden

Pre-school series focusing on the adorable antics of four, fruit-tea-loving bird-like characters: Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy and Chick.

Silly, fun and full of surprises, Twirlywoos combines stop-frame animation and live action sequences set in the real world.

The series uses fun and laughter to encourage pre-schoolers to think for themselves and gain confidence in their perceptions of the world.

"The team at Ragdoll has produced a show that is brilliantly funny and entertaining, but underpinned with a strong educational element," says CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow. "Younger viewers will be charmed by the loveable antics of the Twirlywoos while the delightful humour will appeal to all age groups."

"Television that makes children smile is so valuable and I'm proud to be part of CBeebies' wonderful tradition of making children, and parents, smile," says Ragdoll's Anne Wood. "Twirlywoos is the latest in a long line of distinctive programming from Ragdoll and we hope it is imbued with the same sense of fun as its predecessors."

Created in association with education expert Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Twirlywoos explores a different age-appropriate concept in each episode. Covering subjects such as 'over', 'underneath' and 'through', the series uses elements of surprise, discovery and rib-tickling humour to engage the audience as the inquisitive characters seek out all things new and interesting.

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 23rd February 2015 at 9:25am on CBeebies
Next repeats
  1. Series 1, Episode 13: Today at 9:30am on CBeebies
  2. Series 1, Episode 14: Tomorrow at 9:30am on CBeebies
  3. Series 1, Episode 15: Friday at 9:30am on CBeebies
  4. Series 1, Episode 16: Monday at 9:30am on CBeebies
  5. Series 1, Episode 17: Tuesday at 9:30am on CBeebies
  6. Series 1, Episode 18: Wednesday 26th January at 9:30am on CBeebies
  7. Series 1, Episode 19: Thursday 27th January at 9:30am on CBeebies
  8. Series 1, Episode 20: Friday 28th January at 9:30am on CBeebies
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