Timmy Time

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Timmy Time
Timmy Time logo.svg
Logo of Timmy Time
Genre Children's animation
Format Animated
Created by Jackie Cockle
Voices of Kate Harbour
Justin Fletcher
Louis Jones
Opening theme It's Timmy
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 80 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Miles Bullough
David Sproxton
Peter Lord
Nick Park
Producer(s) Jackie Cockle
Location(s) Filmed in Bristol
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Aardman Animations
Distributor HiT Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel CBeebies
Disney Junior
CITV
Treehouse TV
Cartoonito
Playhouse Disney (In some countries)
Disney Junior (In some countries)
Pearl
PBS Kids
Rajawali Televisi (Indonesia)
Picture format PAL (1080i)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 6 April 2009 – 13 July 2012
Chronology
Related shows A Close Shave
Shaun the Sheep
External links
Website

Timmy Time is a British stop-motion animated children's comedy series created by the BBC and Aardman Animations. It started broadcasting in the UK on CBeebies on 6 April 2009.[1] The show is a spin off from the Shaun the Sheep animation[1] which itself is a spin off from the Aardman series Wallace & Gromit, which introduced the character of Shaun. The first two series ran for 26 episodes. In the United Kingdom, the show's most recent run began in September 2011 on CBeebies. In Australia, season one commenced in May 2009 on ABC1 and season three started in May 2011 on ABC 4 Kids.[2][3]

Premise and format[edit]

In this series, Timmy and his friends[4] have to learn to share, make friends and accept their mistakes.[5] They are supervised by two teachers, Harriet the Heron and Osbourne the Owl. The show is aimed at pre-school aged children which the company described as "a natural step for Aardman".[1]

The show is made up of ten-minute episodes, which do not feature any dialogue, much like Shaun the Sheep.[1]

A filming of one episode was featured on the Discovery Channel's How It's Made.[6]

Characters[edit]

It's Timmy Time characters as chocolate truffles
  • Timmy the Lamb is the titular character who enjoys being in the spotlight. He is three years old in sheep years and later turns four years old in the episode Timmy's Birthday. In many of the episodes he gets into trouble; however, he learns from his mistakes, and often tries to help the other characters out when he can. Timmy's noise is baaa. He also appears in Shaun The Sheep.
  • Harriet the Pelican who speaks through caws and clicks. She is one of the two teachers. Harriet's noise is squawk.
  • Osbourne the Owl is the other teacher of the class. He is father to Otus.[citation needed] Osbourne's noise is hoot-hoot.
  • Yabba the Duckling. She is very similar to Timmy in personality and very friendly with him. Yabba's noise is quack.
  • Paxton the Piglet. He is characterised by his appetite for food and his weight. He wears a blue sweater and is never seen without it. Paxton's noise is oink.
  • Mittens the Kitten. Like other kittens, she hates getting her fur dirty (or wet) and is rather sensitive. Mittens' noise is mee-ew. In some shorts, she seems to have feelings for Timmy.
  • Ruffy the Puppy. He is energetic but he can be mentally rather slow. Ruffy's noise is rowf.
  • Apricot the Hedgehog pup. She is very quiet and skittish. When startled or frightened by someone or something she rolls up into a ball. Apricot's noise is ee-oo, though she rarely speaks.
  • Stripey the Badger cub. He is a bit sleepy and slow as badgers are nocturnal. Stripey's noise is eh-eh.
  • Kid the Goat. He has a large appetite like Paxton, and he chews anything in sight. If the thing he is chewing is taken from him he does not mind, he just moves on to something else. Kid's noise is miih.
  • Otus the Owlet. Otus enjoys helping and looks up to Osbourne. He can be typically found reading and is very sensitive, sometimes copying his father Osbourne. Otus is commonly confused to be female due to his feminine voice tone. Otus's noise is too-hoo.
  • Finlay the Fox pup. He is excitable and full of energy. Finlay's noise is yip-yap.
  • Bumpy the green caterpillar, who is not part of the class but has many background appearances in the show. Bumpy makes a soft purring noise.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Airdate Overview
Series 1: 2009
1 Timmy's Jigsaw 6 April (Pilot Episode) When making a jigsaw, Timmy loses a piece, Yabba is playing with his wind up train but its not working by itself.
2 Timmy's Hiccup Cure 7 April Kid has the hiccups and Timmy tries to help cure him
3 Timmy Wants to Win 8 April The class is having a sports day. Even though Timmy tries his best, he does not win a single race, but learns he can win by being helpful.
4 Timmy the Artist 9 April Timmy and Mittens paint portraits of each other while Yabba, Stripey and Otus are painting portraits outside.
5 Timmy Can't Dance 10 April The class explore dance styles like hula, hip hop and line dancing, but Timmy does not want to dance.
6 Timmy Says Sorry 13 April While playing outside, Timmy accidentally kicks a football through the nursery window.
7 Timmy Steals the Show 14 April Timmy's class is having a talent show. Yabba is bossing everyone around, but then he loses his voice. Timmy steps in for him.
8 Timmy Wants the Beret 15 April Timmy wants Ruffy's beret, Mittens's carriage and Otus's Puppet.
9 Timmy Wants the Blues 16 April Timmy's favourite colour is blue. So he decides to have a day when he wants everything to be blue, for example, blue toys, a blue cup and a blue cushion. But when it comes to painting, other colours suit a picture more than just blue.
10 Timmy Plays Ball 17 April Timmy hogs the class' ball.
11 Timmy's Picnic 20 April On a class picnic, the students play football until Apricot's spikes burst the ball.
12 Timmy Tries to Hide 21 April Everyone in the class play hide and seek, but nobody wants to hide with Paxton, because he is too noisy.
13 Timmy on Wheels 22 April Timmy rides the tricycle, but Ruffy has trouble learning to use it and Timmy does not know how to ride Mittens's scooter so Finlay teaches him.
14 Snapshot Timmy 23 April It is time for the class photo, but Timmy finds it hard to keep from getting dirty, especially since the camera is not working right.
15 Timmy Goes Bang 24 April After hearing thunder during a storm, Timmy becomes fixated by loud noises and scares Apricot away.To help her feel better,the group performs a drum concert.
16 Timmy Afloat 27 April The class is making boats, but Timmy has been paired with a very sneezy Stripey which breaks Otus's boat.
17 Timmy Gets the Job Done 29 April It is time to clean the nursery but Timmy would rather play outside instead.
18 Timmy Needs a Bath 29 April After a muddy game of football, Timmy tries to avoid having to take a bath and when at art, Apricot's paw, Kids hoof and muzzle and Yabba's wing get dirty as well.
19 Timmy Wants the Drum 30 April During a music lesson, Timmy decides he wants to play the drum, but Yabba gets it instead.
20 Go Kart Timmy 28 May After an encounter with a compost heap, Timmy learns the importance of waiting his turn.
21 Timmy the Train 6 July Timmy and his classmates are playing trains, However both he and Mittens want to be the leader. They both try to win over their pals, but soon realize that it's no good being the best if there is nobody left to play with.
22 Timmy's Puppet 7 July While on his way to nursery, Timmy's home-made sock puppet falls out of his backpack. Timmy cannot find it and decides to make a new puppet.
23 Timmy the Builder 8 July The class build tents for themselves, but Timmy has trouble building one. Otus agrees to help but Timmy doubts he will need any help. After a lot of tent building failures, Timmy agrees to get help.
24 Timmy Brings a Smile 9 July Timmy brings a smile when Apricot's blanket is accidentally ruined by the other animals treating it as a rag that Yabba uses to clean his toy duck, a cape when Ruffy is playing superhero and a small blanket for a toy cat in Mitten's pram. Timmy helps Apricot retrieve the blanket in time for home.
25 Timmy's Mask 10 July Timmy makes a dinosaur mask, puts it on and roars like a Tyrannosaurus Rex. But it gets in the way, when playing and eating.
26 Timmy's Spring Surprise 30 September Harriet hands out seeds to Timmy and his friends and teaches them how to grow plants. Everyone else grows healthy green plants except for Timmy, who only has a little shoot in his plant pot that will not grow no matter what he does. As Kid tries to eat Timmy's produce, it pops out of the ground. It turns out to be a carrot!
Series 2: 2010
1 Timmy Learns Magic 17 May Timmy is thrilled when he sees Osbourne practising a conjuring act. Convinced he can do magic too, Timmy tries to impress his friends, but none of the tricks seem to work.
2 Sticky Timmy 18 May Harriet shows Timmy and his friends how to make a collage. But Timmy gets glue all over himself and soon the various items that the classmates have collected are stuck all over his fleece then Yabba has realised that he had lost his lucky prize feather. Note: Second time Timmy gets glue in his fleece, others was "Stick with Me", which is a Shaun the Sheep episode.
3 Timmy Gets Spooked 19 May It's Halloween and Timmy and his friends are having lots of spooky fun, hollowing out pumpkins and making party decorations. Finlay has also made a scary mask
4 Sweet Dreams Timmy 20 May It's nap time, but Timmy is too excited to sleep. While the other little animals snooze Timmy wants to play, and so he spends the rest of the day trying not to drop off.
5 Timmy Learns to Fly 21 May When he sees Otus flutter up to get a kite down from a tree, Timmy is very impressed. Determined to fly himself, he gets Otus to show him how it's done.
6 Timmy Finds Treasure 24 May Timmy and his friends are having great fun playing Pirates. Timmy is the Captain and leads his chums on a treasure hunt.
7 Timmy's Truck 25 May Timmy is determined to play with Otus's new remote-controlled truck. He tries more and more ambitious stunts, until disaster strikes and the truck gets broken
8 Timmy the Postman 25 May It's Valentine's Day and Harriet is showing the class how to make cards for their best friends and Timmy volunteers to be the postman.
9 Timmy Rings the Bell 26 May Mittens proudly shows off the shiny new bell on her collar, but is inconsolable when it goes missing. The hunt is on to find the missing bell.
10 Timmy's Tractor 27 May The class is making things out of scrap and Timmy is very proud of his splendid tractor - a cereal box.
11 Timmy's New Friend 28 May When Yabba will not play with Timmy, he decides to make a new playmate out of Play-Doh.
12 Timmy's Birthday 1 June It's Timmy's Birthday and his friends make him a delicious cake. But as the party games begin, Timmy cannot resist sneaking away to taste a bit of the tempting cake.
13 Timmy's Plane 2 June The class are making items out of folded paper, and Timmy is amazed by Finlay's fantastic paper plane.
14 Tidy Timmy 3 June Timmy's attempts at tidying his toys are rather slapdash, so Harriet shows him how it should be done.
15 Timmy Bounces Back 4 June Timmy helps out Stripey when they are playing ball games.
16 Timmy's Tins 7 June Osbourne is recycling the rubbish; Timmy wants to turn old tin cans into toys.
17 Timmy the Robot 8 June Finlay and Timmy make a robot costume for Timmy from cardboard boxes.
18 Timmy's Treasure Trail 9 June Harriet and Osbourne lay a treasure trail for the class, but Kid spoils the fun.
19 Timmy Goes Camping 10 June The class are taken to a neighbouring field, where a splendid tent has been put up.
20 Timmy's Pet Problem 11 June Timmy adopts an old mop head as his pet, but then it starts to move on its own.
21 Count on Timmy 14 June The friends pretend to run businesses, but Timmy and Finlay do not have enough money to buy a toy and set up rival shops, until they realise it is better working together.
22 Timmy Makes a Splash 15 June The friends have a dip in the paddling pool on a hot day
23 Timmy's Snowball 16 June Timmy and his friends are having snowball fights
24 Timmy's Snowman 17 June Timmy makes a snowman
25 Timmy Slips Up 18 June Timmy and his friends are ice skating
26 Timmy's Monster 21 June Timmy and his friends set off around the playground to hunt for a mysterious creature
Series 3: 2011
1 Timmy Makes Music 14 March Harriet and Timmy come up with a plan for Timmy to give a very unusual performance
2 Beep Beep Timmy 15 March Osbourne replaces Timmy's broken trike hooter with an even bigger, louder one
3 Doctor Timmy 16 March Timmy gets to play Doctor but he won't take his costume off and insists on treating his class mates as patients
4 Timmy's Cookie 17 March Harriet shows the class how to make cookies and Timmy decides to make one bigger than all the others
5 Timmy's Big Search 18 March Timmy's glove puppet goes missing and he creates chaos as he hunts for it
6 Baby Time Timmy 21 March Mittens is playing Mummies, and wants Timmy to be the baby in her makeshift pram. At first reluctant, Timmy soon finds out that being a baby can be fun especially when everyone spoils you rotten! But when he finds that babies don't play football, his enthusiasm starts to wane...
7 Timmy Finds Aliens 22 March Timmy is fascinated by the Moonscape collage that he and his friends make - especially the little green aliens that live on the moon. Finlay notices this, and with Harriet and Osbourne's help, he gets his friends to trick Timmy into thinking that aliens have landed at the Nursery!
8 Ballerina Timmy 23 March Timmy is enthralled by Mittens's new music box which has a splendid ballerina on top. But he and Yabba manage to break her precious toy, and despite their best efforts to replace it, Mittens is inconsolable, until Yabba persuades Timmy to play the ballerina himself.
9 Boing Boing Timmy 24 March Timmy thinks Otus's Jack-in-the-box is brilliant, and he decides to make his own. But it's not as simple as it looks, and after several failed attempts Timmy gets an idea of how he can make the best Jack-in-the-box of all.
10 Timmy In Tune 25 March It's Music Time, and Timmy is fascinated playing the xylophone. When Play Time comes, he insists on taking it with him, but drops it and one of the chimes is lost. He tries some crazy alternatives with no luck, until he hears a strange chiming noise coming from Paxton on the see-saw.
11 Timmy Makes It Shine 9 April Osbourne shows Timmy how to clean his tricycle, but it doesn't stay clean for long.
12 Fireman Timmy 10 April Timmy and Yabba cause trouble when they pretend to be fireman
13 Timmy and the Balloon 16 April Timmy lets Yabba's balloon go flying off into the sky, so he tries to find a replacement.
14 Timmy and the Super Rabbit 23 April Osbourne shows the class a new super rabbit toy, and Timmy is thrilled to be the first to play with it, but his friends also want to include it in their less than super heroic games, so Timmy has to try and find a way to keep everyone happy.
15 Squeaky Timmy 23 April Timmy and Ruffy are so tickled when they discover the fun you can have with squeaks that they accidentally spoil Otus's big moment in a musical lesson. They feel very bad and make it up to Otus by devising a totally new squeaky musical performance for him to provide the finale to.
16 Timmy's Egg Heads 24 April A treasure hunt with painted eggs! But Timmy's is nowhere to be seen. Harriet helps Timmy to search but even she cannot find where she hid his egg, so she encourages Timmy to forget about that game. Finally Timmy reluctantly joins in a different game and, lo and behold, he finds his egg.
17 Timmy on Safari 19 September Timmy dreams of being an explorer who tracks and photographs wild animals. He sets out to search around the nursery with his camera. He is so disappointed when there aren't any exciting animals to be snapped, that his friends decide to give him a treat: they dress up as wild animals so Timmy gets the shots he was after.
18 Timmy Shapes Up 20 September Timmy and Kid are obsessed with triangles. Nothing else will do. Art, food, cushions - everything must be three sided. Until, that is, they attempt to build a tower of blocks and race a toy car with triangular wheels. But no matter! For Timmy, triangles are so over. Now only circles will do.
19 Timmy and the Dragon 21 September The class make a Chinese dragon and Timmy wants to be the head. But it's Finlay that gets that honour, much to Timmy's disappointment. Until that is Timmy realises that there's another part of the dragon which is as special and essential and just as much fun - the tail.
20 Timmy's Bouncy Friend 22 September Timmy's new friend is big, round, friendly and very, very bouncy. It's a space hopper. Timmy tries to involve his new pal in his nursery day but it is very awkward and keeps causing accidents. It's only when Harriet confiscates the space hopper that Timmy works out what it's really for: loads of bouncy fun!
21 Timmy's Twin 23 September Stripey plays at dressing up and by accident ends up looking just like Timmy, with a white woolly waistcoat on and floppy black socks on his ears. Timmy is delighted to have a twin, Stripey is too. Timmy makes Stripey a lamb's tail to wiggle and a twin teddy to complete the look. But although he looks like Timmy, Stripey isn't much good at being a Timmy twin: he can't baa, his tail wiggling leaves a lot to be desired and he's terrible at football. During a game of football, Timmy gets impatient when Stripey keeps missing the ball so he passes it to his other friends instead of to Stripey. Stripey feels left out and trundles off sadly, taking off his costume bit by bit as he goes. Timmy realises his friend is upset and has an idea: he dresses up as Stripey much to the badger's delight and makes Stripey noises with a horn.
22 Timmy the Hero 26 September Timmy's imagination is sparked when he reads a superhero comic. Meet Super Timmy! Timmy is desperate to save the day but his efforts aren't always appreciated. He 'saves' Mittens dolly from the seesaw, but Mittens was just playing; he 'helps' Otus with the gardening but accidentally soaks him with a hose pipe in the process; and he heroically tries to stop Yabba getting muddy, when that's exactly what Yabba wanted to do. Finally, Super Hero Timmy gets the chance to save the day when his little pal Bumpy is nearly splattered by paint. Hooray for Super Timmy!
23 Fix it Timmy 27 September Harriet is doing odd jobs round the nursery and Timmy is eager to help out. He finds a yellow beret (the closest thing he can find to Harriet's yellow hard helmet) and a toy tool belt and begins his round of odd jobs. Unfortunately his attempts at mending his friends' toys result in disaster: a wheel falls off Mittens' hobby horse, Ruffy's robot breaks and Ruffy's remote control car just grinds to a halt. Finally Harriet takes matters into her expert hands, and together her and Timmy make amends. Timmy learns how to mend things the right way with the right tools, and Harriet rewards him with a proper yellow hard hat of his own.
24 Timmy and the Kite 28 September Timmy and the class are thrilled to bits that their nursery activity is building and flying your very own kite. The friends are divided into pairs and a very enthusiastic if impatient Timmy is paired up with Otus, who painstakingly builds the kite with Timmy's 'help'. Timmy's excitement and impatience to fly the kite causes chaos damaging the kite at every stage until finally it lands on his head and rips. Timmy is mortified and makes up for wrecking Otus's hard work by patiently building another Kite and giving Otus an extra special surprise.
25 Timmy's Castle 29 September After a fun playtime activity of making a model castle, Timmy's imagination is all fired up. He wants to play at being Timmy the Knight, encountering dragons and saving Damsels in Distress. Along with Finlay, he dresses up as a knight and together they clippety-clop around the nursery on their trusty steeds - a customised broom and a hobby horse - and carry out several chivalrous deeds. The play acting bug takes over the whole nursery when together the pals all make a wonderful castle of their own out of big cardboard boxes and they all dress up. Timmy and Finlay's chivalrous spirit is put to the test when the friends hear what sounds like a real dragon.
26 Timmy's Scrapbook 30 September All the nursery pals are putting together scrapbooks of their most precious childhood memories: their first tuft of wool, photos of them as babies. Timmy ends up with one blank page left in his book and he's on a mission to find something perfect to put in there. All his attempts fail: the jam sandwich splodges and makes a mess, his self-portrait sculpture gets squished and the football just won't fit in no matter how hard he tries to shut the book. Finally, the scrapbook is in tatters and the disappointed Timmy gives up. His friends cheer him up by putting together a new scrapbook. And Timmy repays them by having the idea for a group photo they can all put in their scrapbooks.
27 Timmy's Christmas Surprise 12 December In Timmy's Christmas Surprise it’s Christmas Eve and everyone is busy getting ready for Santa. It’s not until home time they realise they are snowed in and will have to stay at the nursery. But will Santa know where to find Timmy and his friends if they are not at home in bed?
28 Timmy's Seaside Rescue 13 July 2012 Harriet Heron and Osbourne Owl take Timmy and his friends from the Nursery on an exciting excursion to the beach When Timmy finds a beautiful shell, he runs off to show his friends leaving his teddy and Bumpy the caterpillar behind. Soon his teddy and Bumpy are swept out to sea. Will Timmy be able to rescue them?

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "ABC1 Programming Airdate: Timmy Time (E1 S1)". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "ABC4Kids Programming Airdate: Timmy Time (E1 S3)". ABC Television Publicity. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Timmy Time BBC Series". Screenhead.com. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Timmy Time". BBC - CBeebies. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irOecGxh36g

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