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This is our first newsletter, and it focuses on Something Special, the TV programmes produced by CBBC Education.
The Something Special programme called the Garden has recently won the Royal Television Society Award for Early Years. This is the second time that Something Special has won this Award, and it is the only time that a Royal Television Society award has been given twice to the same series!
VIDEOS AND DVDS
For those who have lobbied the BBC for copies of the programmes on video, we are pleased to let you know that the programmes are to be released on video and DVD format. There are to be four videos and DVDs, each with five programmes. The first two video and DVD collections are "Pets and other animals" and "Favourite things".
These videos and DVDs will now be available in mid-August - the publication has been delayed due to a fire at the BBC warehouse. The other two collections ("Where I live" and "Out and about") will be available in February 2006.
The videos and DVDs can be ordered from the MVDP on 01276 61390, or from the BBC. The videos are priced £14.99 and the DVDs are £19.99.
In addition to the videos and DVDs, we are producing some little pocket books of the symbols and signs that are used in the programmes. There will be one pocket book for each of the collections ("Pets and other animals" and "Favourite things"). The price of these books has still to be confirmed, but if you are interested in these, please let us know (email email@example.com) and we will keep you informed. The pocket books should be available in early September.
The Something Special programmes are currently being repeated on BBC2 and CBeebies every weekday: at 6.20am on BBC2, and at 9.20am, 1.20pm, and 5.20pm on CBeebies.
So for those of us who emailed to ask why it wasn't on DVD/Video... HURRAH!!!!!!!