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Introducing…Bottersnikes and Gumbles!


An exciting new kids TV show; Bottersnikes and Gumbles is launching next week on CBBC!

The series brings to screen the much-loved 1970s classic children’s books by Australian author S.A. Wakefield and illustrated by Desmond Digby.

The award winning CGI show follows the adventures of the loveable Gumbles; Tink, Bounce and Willi as they endure timeless battles against their evil neighbours The Bottersnikes in a forgotten valley of abandoned junk.


David Webster, B&G Series Director, Cheeky Little Media said: “This is an incredible collaboration between inspired partners who are all highly motivated by the original source material to produce something very special. The world we are privileged to be creating here is truly original and is going to blow kids’ minds.”

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We were lucky enough to be able to watch the first few episodes before the show launches and we’ve all been really impressed with it. I actually think I enjoyed it just as much as the children did! I’m totally a big kid at heart.

Neither me, nor the kids had previously heard of the Bottersnikes and Gumbles books but we’ve just ordered one through Amazon having loved watching the TV shows so much.

Max loved the show and was laughing at the Bottersnikes as soon as he saw them!

“My favourite part was the Bottersnikes nose hairs!”

*Cue uncontrollable giggling again*

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Each episode of Bottersnikes and Gumbles is 11 minutes long which was perfect for my two fidgets who find it impossible to concentrate on anything for much longer than that. Short and sweet TV shows are great for little minds, it’s just long enough to get them interested and leaves them excited to watch what happens next.

The show is aimed at children aged 6+ so with this in mind Max started watching the episodes on his own, but as soon as Evie heard him laughing she was straight over to see what all the fuss was about and she ended up being just as engrossed in it as Max was!


Check out this sneak peak video:

Bottersnikes and Gumbles premieres on 25th July on CBBC, airing at 6pm every week day (with a repeat the following day at 3.30pm).

Do you think this is something your children will enjoy?

Thanks for reading.

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  1. July 22, 2016 / 8:58 am

    My little boy loves CBeebies and this is definitely something he would enjoy #picknmix

    • Emma
      July 22, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      My two love it x

  2. July 22, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    At the moment my daughter is obsessed with fairies so not sure I could convince her to watch this one! I think it looks a preferable option mind you!

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

    • Emma
      July 24, 2016 / 9:57 am

      Haha my daughter is in to fairies at the moment too x

  3. July 24, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Oh this looks great – my little one is the same and loves watching older kids programmes a lot when she sees her brother is watching 🙂 Thanks for sharing, look forward to seeing it on screen x #picknmix

    • Emma
      July 24, 2016 / 9:53 am

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. July 26, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Aw this looks so cute! A bit young for my own boys I’d imagine but still cute 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    • Emma
      July 27, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      It’s a great show 🙂 x