Based on the series of children's books by Jean and Gareth Adamson, this live action drama series follows the adventures of Topsy and Tim, five-year-old twins, who experience all the usual joys and challenges of family life. Both charming and modern, the programme is both entertaining and educational for pre-school children, with each episode containing both a small story about family life and a broader emotional issue like moving house or starting a new school.
From Thursday 1 July at 08:45 DigiTurk channel 161
Katie Morag is a small but feisty red-headed girl who lives with her family on a remote and beautiful Scottish island called the Isle of Struay. Surrounded by her annoying little brother, busy shopkeeper parents and a perfectly perfect best friend, Katie has many adventures and often gets herself into trouble - but her grandmothers are usually there to help her out of a scrape! The series is based on the books by Mairi Hedderwick and focuses on a sense of community, the importance of preserving the environment and the tensions and joys of family life.
In The Night Garden
From Thursday 1 July at 20:20 DigiTurk channel 161
In The Night Garden is a thoroughly modern interpretation of a nursery rhyme picture book and takes children on an imaginative journey to meet a host of wonderfully silly characters living together within a happy and caring community. It is both funny and reassuring, with a capacity to relax and entertain. Filmed in a real woodland, the setting is breath-taking and the programme weaves together the very latest technical innovations in live-character costume technology and computer animation to create a stunning and compelling experience for young viewers.