Children’s drama Topsy And Tim is to return to the channel for ten brand new episodes this autumn the BBC has confirmed.
Topsy And Tim draws on the legacy of the books by Jean and Gareth Adamson, with a focus on big drama inspired by the small stuff in little people’s lives, and was the most successful series on CBeebies in 2014-2015.
“Topsy And Tim set out to reflect everyday childhood experiences that our audience can relate to, and has proved to be a big hit with our young audience since it launched in 2013. Previous episodes have shown Topsy And Tim at various stages of their life, moving house, starting school, and in this series the twins will move up to year one at school, which is something that many of our audience are also preparing for and I’m sure they will enjoy and identify with the drama.” – Kay Benbow, Controller of CBeebies
The series returns with the same core cast, Jocelyn Macnab as Topsy, Joshua Lester as Tim, Anna Acton as Mummy and Chris Hannon as Dad – and with some bold and exciting adventures for the twins. All ten episodes are 15 minutes in length and are filmed from the point of view of the six year-old twins who are taking the next steps towards independence. The series aims to encourage children’s personal, social and emotional development as they identify with and learn from the twins’ experiences.
Topsy And Tim are now in Year 1 at Hatcham Primary School. The series follows their adventures inside and outside school as they face new, bigger challenges: a camping adventure with their great friend, Kerry, and her family ends up becoming a dramatic emergency. In another episode, Tim realises he might need to wear glasses. Across all ten episodes the twins encounter unexpected difficulties that they overcome together, making their family unit even stronger.