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CBeebies Mister Maker joins us for webchat, Tuesday 4 March, 1-2pm

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Feb-14 11:50:23

We're delighted that Phil 'Mister Maker' Gallagher is joining us at MNHQ on Tuesday at 1pm for a webchat.

Phil has worked in children’s television for the last fifteen years as a production team member, writer, actor and presenter, most famously as Mister Maker in the BBC crafts show. Since its first transmission in 2007, Mister Maker has become a worldwide hit and now plays in over 100 countries around the globe. Phil spent most of last year working on its sixth series, Mister Maker Around The World – where filming took place in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Brazil.

This Easter Phil will be starring as Mister Maker in CBeebies Live! The Big Band, the new arena show that is touring around the UK. He’ll be appearing alongside Justin Fletcher, Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom and many other CBeebies favourites. Full details can be found at

Come and chat to Phil on Tuesday 4 March at 1pm or post a question to him in advance here.

Ahead of the webchat we've got three great 'Mister Maker Make Sheets' for you to download and do ahead: Mister Maker's Flying Saucer, pencil case and Splatmonster.

PhilGallagher Tue 04-Mar-14 14:08:47


Someone up thread asked about your favourite artist. I'd love to know that too.

Hi PeaceEagle, I've been lucky enough to see Monet paintings up close and I've always found them beautiful and breathtaking. As a child I was fascinated by the skill of Tony Hart and I remember his television programmes fondly.

PhilGallagher Tue 04-Mar-14 14:09:25


Also just wanted to say that you sound like a lovely person after reading this.

Hi PigsOnTheLoose, that's very kind - you're not so bad yourself! smile

PeaceEagle Tue 04-Mar-14 14:10:58

Thanks for answering, lovely to hear about fond memories of watching Tony Hart smile

Skoggy Tue 04-Mar-14 14:11:40

Oh wow! Michaela Strachan?! I remember her from the early days of the Really Wild Show with Chris Packam and Terry Nutkin! Lucky you! Mind you... lucky you for being able to go to Cape Town and the such. You must really love it!
I'm a crafter but I reckon crochet and fibre crafts aren't exactly valued for their entertainment properties :P

PhilGallagher Tue 04-Mar-14 14:11:44


Hi mister maker

My two sons have been fans of your shows for a few years now, in fact we have quite a few creations round the house to prove it. My eldest has his heart set on being an artist when he grows up just like mister maker!

Hi ninjaturtlesmum, what a lovely message to read! Send my best wishes to your eldest and tell him to consider a spotty waistcoat! I hope he continues to enjoy his artwork and that you and your sons keep watching our show and having lots of fun x

PhilGallagher Tue 04-Mar-14 14:13:59


I walk around most of day with "oolalala mister maker" in my head.
dd who is coming on 5 tried to recreate the sofa made of play doh.

everytime we go to make things. everything has to have gooooogly eyes. even if its a car, it has to have gooooogly eyes.

I must say thankyou for making a 5 year old very happy with empty boxes and glue stick. thankyou lol

Thank you to you midwifeandmum and to everybody that enjoys the Shape Song. I agree, it is the catchiest tune ever written! x

PhilGallagher Tue 04-Mar-14 14:19:07

To all my Mumsnetter friends, thank you so much for an enjoyable afternoon. It has been great to chat with you - thanks for your fantastic questions and good humour! Also, thank you for your kind words and support of Mister Maker - it is really appreciated by me and all of our team. Being Mister Maker is a dream job for me, so hearing that so many grown-ups and Mini Makers enjoy watching our show is truly wonderful. Best wishes and love...Phil x

pardonmytits Tue 04-Mar-14 14:22:36

Bye bye Mister Maker smile You come across as such a lovely person - thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Good luck with your upcoming projects!

Skoggy Tue 04-Mar-14 14:36:32

Thank you for coming to MN to chat to us.
All the best, you lovely lovely bloke! smile

Thumbwitch Tue 04-Mar-14 15:05:46

Argh, missed it! never mind. Lovely reading all the answers!

My DS1 and 2 both love your show, which is shown in Australia on ABC2 regularly - DS1 is always wanting to make everything you do. I have to rein him back a little... DS2 is not quite 17mo, so a bit young yet but he loves the Shapes.

IglooisnowinSheffield Tue 04-Mar-14 15:19:31

Aww wasn't he lovely grin

PetiteRaleuse Tue 04-Mar-14 15:42:18

What a lovely chat he sounded really sweet. I love that he remembered the kid on the service station from years ago.

Anonymai Tue 04-Mar-14 15:57:47

Ooh I got an answer! grin yay! Mr Maker sounds a nice chap. I've enjoyed this webchat!

Fakebook Tue 04-Mar-14 16:14:42

What a nice man! My Dad is very happy with his little hello!

Housemum Tue 04-Mar-14 16:49:01

Missed the chat but just to say he really is a lovely chap - he opened our local Hobbycraft's a couple of years ago, huge queues of an hour or so, he kept on smiling and made each child feel special smile

midwifeandmum Tue 04-Mar-14 17:26:44

awww he was soo lovely. next we need to get justin on here lol

LetZygonsbeZygons Tue 04-Mar-14 18:43:10

ah hes come across so lovely and sweet hasn't he?

Hmmm. think Im beginning to get a wee crushy there, for his personality anyway!!!

giraffesCantBoogie Tue 04-Mar-14 19:07:04

He sent me flowers AAAAW

TeamEdward Tue 04-Mar-14 19:56:29

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PenguinsEatSpinach Tue 04-Mar-14 20:35:46

He obviously genuinely did too TeamEdward. I am always suspicious of that type of thing, but he named which M4 services it was and you didn't!

TeamEdward Tue 04-Mar-14 21:30:47

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cakesonatrain Wed 05-Mar-14 00:12:08

Aw, Mister Maker (Maker Maker! to my 2.7yo) sounds ever so lovely.
DS would be amazed to see the 3 Misters on telly together. Must remember to record it!

MrsPennyapple Wed 05-Mar-14 12:45:12

Ah, missed the webchat. But he does sound lovely, doesn't he?

LetZygonsbeZygons Wed 05-Mar-14 17:35:04

Did you see him and the other 2 on this morning? hes so tall!

molecrola123 Thu 06-Mar-14 03:48:16

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