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What has happened to Tikkabilla??

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LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 14:53:11

I used to love it - it was my reward for getting up early with DS! Now it seems to have been replaced by the awful Me Too - I thought yesterday was a one off as it was Sunday but they did it today as well

castille Mon 07-Sep-09 14:57:44

Ah DD2 (now 9) used to LOVE Tikkabilla. It was fab, good songs, good presenters, interesting topics. She would often come out with some odd fact or other, usually about animals, and tell me she learnt it on that prog.

I hope it comes back, DS is just getting to an age where he'd love it. Is it not on at all any more?

ShowOfHands Mon 07-Sep-09 15:03:48

They changed the schedule this weekend just gone. You should see what's happened to the bedtime hour.

millenniumfalcon Mon 07-Sep-09 15:05:14

show me show me is the new tikkabilla (can't stand tikkabilla meself). chris & poi rock

OmicronPersei8 Mon 07-Sep-09 15:06:08

What's happened to the bedtime hour?

OmicronPersei8 Mon 07-Sep-09 15:08:56

OK I've just had a look, and all I can say is nooooo! DD has out-grown INTG, we had only just agreed on 64 Zoo Lane and Charlie & Lola as her only tv of the day, what will we do now?

Flamesparrow Mon 07-Sep-09 15:12:15

hmm at least before bedtime hour was good for both older and younger with things like Charlie and Lola. No way will DD sit through the new things, and I have now banned boomerang, cartoon network and nick toons until she starts annunciating again!

ShowOfHands Mon 07-Sep-09 15:16:24

Charlie and Lola and 64 Zoo Lane the only children's tv here too. ITNG and Waybuwhatsit are for very little children. Another MNer made the salient point that it was because of all the ITNG and Waybuthingy crap merchandise that's currently available in time for Christmas.

OmicronPersei8 Mon 07-Sep-09 15:18:38

I guess I'll just have to fall back on the enormous store of sky+ed peppa pig then. But I was enjoying the break. Ah well.

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 15:33:21

yes, not impressed by the new bedtime hour either.
Is Show Me Show Me new then? It does seem OK but it's not on at 6am - the awful, dull, depressing Me Too is
At least the Fimbles seem to have disappeared - horrible shiney polyester things.

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 15:33:44

And that thing about the train with the pom poms in - not good!

Ewe Mon 07-Sep-09 15:35:20

They have also discontinued Tikkabilla DVD's

<sobs>

Poledra Mon 07-Sep-09 15:36:36

The bedtime hour is shite now - 5-yo DD1 is devastated that C&L and 64 Zoo Lane have gone. Mind you, if it means that I don't get harassed for the TV to be on in the kitchen in the evening, I'll be pleased.

MovingOutOfBlighty Mon 07-Sep-09 15:40:26

COMPLAIN!!!! To Cbeebies.

I did about the eternal repeats of Storymakers at the only time my dd was allowed to watch tv. They sent a nice email back and changed it the following week.

norktasticninja Mon 07-Sep-09 16:09:49

Oh no, no, no.

Is Tikkabilla permanently gone? That's awful, it was the only quality English program I had for DD. She's bilingual (well as bilingual as you get at 21 months) and I was really struggling for decent English language programs as it was. We live don't live in the UK and only get cbeebies between 7 and 8:30 (the stuff you get between 6 & 7:30).

What utter pants sad. It doesn't seen to be available to buy on DVD anywhere either sad

I can't even complain as I'm not a TV license payer.

ElectricElephant Mon 07-Sep-09 16:12:20

nooooooooo!!

I noticed it hadn't recorded this morning but hoped it was a blip with the PVR, has it gone for good? sad

not that I will miss the unbearable Sarah Jane, but DD absolutely loves it. Bloody tweenies again I suppose

norktasticninja Mon 07-Sep-09 16:12:41

I suppose not having to see that damn Justin and Sara(h?)-Jane is a bonus at least.

norktasticninja Mon 07-Sep-09 16:13:17

lol x posts.

Glad it's not just me that can't stand her!

LadyStealthPolarBear Mon 07-Sep-09 16:14:47

it wasn't always them though was it? I used to like Paul and Veejay.

norktasticninja Mon 07-Sep-09 16:17:52

Absolutely everyone apart from them was fab, was just trying to find a bright side for myself smile.

ElectricElephant Mon 07-Sep-09 16:18:38

oh, she's frightful, isn't she!
All of the other presenters were fine, but [[http://www.sarah-jane.biz/ Sarah-Jane just got worse and worse as it went on.

I don't think show me show me is as good, it doesn't have the variety, and the songs are awful.

norktasticninja Mon 07-Sep-09 16:23:53

Am I right in thinking Tikkabilla isn't available to buy? The only thing I've ever found is Tikkabilla Jive which seems to just be songs

ElectricElephant Mon 07-Sep-09 16:27:49

try again Sarah-Jane

norktasticninja Mon 07-Sep-09 16:29:13

Who on earth would buy that?

ElectricElephant Mon 07-Sep-09 16:30:36

oh gods, I hadn't seen the merchandise!! fold out posters, dolls?!?

[gets eye bleach]

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