Carrie and David's Popshop

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For the shop that sells Keith Haring art, see Pop Shop.
Carrie and David's Popshop
Presented by Carrie Grant and David Grant
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 30
Production
Running time 20 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBeebies
Original run 18 February 2008 – 28 March 2008

Carrie and David's Popshop was a children's television series aired on Cbeebies, originally broadcast in 2008. It is presented by celebrity vocal coaches Carrie Grant and David Grant, with their pet dog Riff, puppeteered by Dave Chapman, and produced by BBC Scotland. Repeats originally finished on 28 October 2011, but 2 episodes were aired to celebrate the Channel's birthday. Repeats came back on 7 September 2013.

Overview[edit]

Carrie and David took off the show by acting out a music-related situation that usually ends in them giving the viewer (behind the camera) an object. Then a warm-up song is sung. A child or children would then come into the popshop and ask for a song for a certain purpose (e.g. to skip going to bed or to get their dad to dance) then Carrie and David would have an idea (We're getting the feeling!) and sing a song asking what genre of music they want their song to be sung in. The customer would then leave awaiting their pod (see below). Unlike most current CBeebies programmes, Carrie & David wear the same clothes in every episode.

Then Carrie and David's dog Riff would 'prepare the zone' and sing a song about setting the equipment up. Carrie and David would expand their idea, come up with lyrics and decide what instruments to use, during which the object that the viewer was given earlier usually comes into use. Carrie and David then perform the song they have come up with and Riff records it on a pod. Riff hands the pod to the viewer who gives the pod to the original customer. When they open the pod stars come out and the video of their song comes out. They dance and sing along. The actors were used to play other parts in other episodes (i.e. brothers, sisters or relatives.) This is why so few actors were used in the production of Series 1. Most of the actors were Scottish and sourced from auditions nationwide.

The show is Series Produced by Nigel P Harris for BBC Scotland. The musical director is Andrew McCrorie-Shand who did the music for earlier programmes like Tots TV and Teletubbies.

Songs[edit]

All songs are written by the Grants. In a typical programme, the following songs will feature:

  • Theme song
  • Warm-up song - usually Bounce, Bounce, warm up your voice or Music Voices
  • Is It This Or Is It That?
  • Riff's song - In relation to his job in the popshop
  • The customer's chosen song

Ratings[edit]

Episode no. Airdate Total viewers
1
18 February 2008
441,000
2
19 February 2008
425,000
3
20 February 2008
330,000
4
21 February 2008
568,000
5
22 February 2008
410,000
6
25 February 2008
468,000
7
26 February 2008
342,000
8
27 February 2008
398,000
9
28 February 2008
440,000
10
29 February 2008
364,000
11
3 March 2008
345,000
12
4 March 2008
342,000
13
5 March 2008
459,000
14
6 March 2008
203,000
15
7 March 2008
315,000
16
10 March 2008
494,000
17
11 March 2008
523,000
18
12 March 2008
415,000
19
13 March 2008
479,000
20
14 March 2008
337,000
21
17 March 2008
390,000
22
18 March 2008
402,000
23
19 March 2008
425,000
24
20 March 2008
447,000
25
21 March 2008
316,000
26
24 March 2008
414,000
27
25 March 2008
426,000
28
26 March 2008
381,000
29
27 March 2008
375,000
30
28 March 2008
426,000

Episodes[edit]

  • 1. I Love to Sing: Customer: Sophie
  • 2. I'm a Winner: Customer: Leah
  • 3. The World Gets Bigger: Customer: Aran
  • 4. How Am I Gonna Wake You Up?: Customers: Ruth & Molly
  • 5. Don't Wanna Go to Bed: Eloise & Emily
  • 6. Side to Side: Customer: Megan
  • 7. Rain: Customer: Shannon
  • 8. Kite: Customer: Ash
  • 9. The Dream Team: Customer: Max
  • 10. Tick Tock: Customer: Kirsty
  • 11. Are Stars Magic: Customer: Oliver
  • 12. I've Lost My Smile: Customer: Adam
  • 13. On Safari: Customer: Laura
  • 14. No One's You: Customer: Anna
  • 15. Scary Music: Customers: Zak & Lewis
  • 16. No Longer Grumpy: Customer: Ailsa
  • 17. I Like Being Me: Customer: Ben
  • 18. Yum Yum Yum: Customer: Luke
  • 19. Until the End of Time: Customer: Jack
  • 20. Fly Away: Customers: Rashmi & Courtney
  • 21. I Want a New Story: Customer: Alicia
  • 22. Sorry: Customer: Chloe
  • 23. New Home for Me: Customer: Matt
  • 24. Check Me: Customers: Zoe & Dana
  • 25. I Wanna Thank You: Customer: Ryan
  • 26. My Washing Song: Customer: Tyler
  • 27. School is Cool: Customer: Liam
  • 28. United: Customer: Muddasir
  • 29. Make Time for Sharing: Customer: Todd
  • 30. Make Some Noise: Customer: Dylan

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