Balamory (series 1)

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Balamory is a British live action children's television series on British television (BBC One, BBC Two and CBeebies), about a fictional small island community called Balamory in Scotland. It was produced between 10 February 2002 and 14 April 2005 by Balamory Ltd.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2002)[edit]

No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 "Fish Supper" February 10, 2002 (2002-02-10)

Miss Hoolie is holding a fish supper for the children's grandparents. Spencer makes some decorations to jazz up the nursery. Miss Hoolie asks Spencer to make a fishing game, which he does, with some help from Archie, but Spencer forgets to order the fish and chips for Miss Hoolie. Without fish and chips, there wouldn't be a fish supper. Spencer goes to Pocket and Sweet's, but they don't have enough fish. Penny says to try the fish and chip trailer at the pier. The trailer doesn't have enough fish either. Suzie and Spencer go off quickly and buy some fresh fish from the fishermen, and the fish are cooked at the trailer. Spencer brings the fish to the nursery to eat. They are delicious!

Locations

First appearance of Miss Hoolie, Spencer, Archie, Penny Pocket and Suzie Sweet. Also first appearance of 'Everybody, Everyone', 'Coloured House Song' and 'I'm Suzie Sweet, I'm Penny Pocket' (Penny Pocket and Suzie Sweet's song)

2 "The Power Cut" February 17, 2002 (2002-02-17)

There is no electricity in the nursery today so Archie decides to invent a TV that doesn't use power. With the help of Spencer he tells the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

First appearance of 'Climbing Up My Musical Ladder' (Spencer's song)
3 "Beach Ball" February 24, 2002 (2002-02-24)

Josie is locked out of her sports cupboard and couldn't get a ball for games today. She spots a flattened beach ball in Miss Hoolie's office. When Miss Hooile finds it she thinks it was a hat or a pancake... It's too flat. Josie can't blow it up. Josie takes the beach ball to PC Plum hid in her T-shirt, who was cleaning the room. He blows it up with his bicycle pump. First PC Plum thinks why Josie needed a bicycle, she jumps everywhere. Josie tried out its bouncing, but it crashed to everywhere. But the ball has a leak, they think it was a snake. Josie frightened and dropped the snakeball, so it crashed everything again. PC Plum wanted to fix it with some paper glue, but the box is empty. Josie wants to buy some new glue but they are sure paper glue won't be strong enough. They should look for some stronger glue at Edie. Josie takes the ball to Edie to fix. She's having tea from yellow kettles and cups. Unfortunately Edie gave all her glue for Archie. Edie fixes the leak with a sticking plaster. Then Miss Hoolie, Josie and the children go to the beach to play with the beach ball. They all have such a great time.

Locations

  • Nursery
  • Police House
  • Bus House
  • Beach

First appearance of 'When I Honk My Horn' (Edie McCredie's song)

4 "The Missing Scarecrow" March 3, 2002 (2002-03-03)

This morning, Edie notices that the scarecrow is missing from the nursery vegetable patch. It had vanished. Edie asks PC Plum if he could help find the missing scarecrow. He was looking at his teas at the moment. Edie described the scarecrow as a missing person emergency. Brown flippy-floppy hat, black trousers, red scarf, carrot for nose, brown coat and a pumpkin head. PC Plum found all these things in his cupboard. He'd mistaken it for a burglar, so he pushed it. He tells Edie he had a thief in the vegetable patch, and he arrested it. Edie thought he was so brave. PC Plum tells he had him pushed and his head came off... Edie gets thought he arrested the scarecrow, so she describes PC Plum as a "silly sausage". Edie takes the broken scarecrow to Archie to build it up again. If anyone could fix it, Archie could. And he does, too, with a little help from all the children: Archie builds a new scarecrow, better than the previous, he only uses the pumpkin head and the carrot nose from the old one, and he used a cleaning stick head to make hair from it. He collected some sticks and put them in cross. Archie hung an old coat, a new hat and a kilt on it. They built it up in the nursery, it was a recycled scarecrow. They drew the eyes and they threw some wool on it. Archie found an old red scarf in the castle and hung it to the scarecrow. Suddenly all the children wanted to hang their scarfs onto the scarecrow. They sang together "Dingle dangle scarecrow" song, and all acted out he/she was a scarecrow. They had a great time.

First appearance of 'I'm Archie, the Inventor' (Archie's song)
5 "Storm in a Nursery" March 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)

Edie arrives at the nursery looking for a lifejacket and sounding worried about her sailing trip with PC Plum. Miss Hoolie tries to make Edie feel better by saying how she loves sailing. It works. Edie goes home all excited and daring to go on PC Plum's boat. Unfortunately, a storm means they have to cancel the boat trip. Edie is fed up and PC Plum sends her along to see Josie, who takes Edie on a pretend sea trip. The children and Miss Hoolie go, too. It is a great, fun day on the ocean waves for Edie after all.

First appearance of 'Jump Up a Little Higher' (Josie Jump's song)
6 "Walking the Dog" March 17, 2002 (2002-03-17)

Today, Josie Jump is looking after a dog named Rotten Ralph. She goes to see Edie McCredie for advice on how to keep the dog amused, but Edie thinks Ralph is a boy. P.C. Plum gives Josie some tips on looking after the dog, and they take it for a walk in the park with some of the nursery children.

First appearances of 'Everyone's at Home Today' (play day song) and 'I'm PC Plum' (PC Plum's song)
7 "Art Gallery" March 24, 2002 (2002-03-24)
The children paint pictures to help cure Penny's hiccups.
8 "Seals" March 31, 2002 (2002-03-31)
Spencer comes this morning with a bag of coloured paper that he doesn't know what to do with. Miss Hoolie tells him to visit Archie, who has ideas of making party hats and a kite tail. In the end, Archie and Spencer make a book. Suzie thinks the book would make a perfect photo album for the children at the nursery, one they could keep to remind them of their seal trip. Penny gives Spencer some cameras. Spencer and the children dash down to the harbour to catch a boat. What a wonderful day they had. And what a wonderful photo album they made.
9 "Hair Cut" April 7, 2002 (2002-04-07)
PC Plum is having trouble keeping his long floppy fringe out of his eyes. He tries out a visor, but his helmet keeps falling off while he's on his bike. Edie suggests some rather undignified solutions, like curlers and a shower cap. P.C. Plum refuses these suggestions, and goes to Archie for advice. Archie realises that P.C. Plum is making excuses, and says that the only solution is to get his hair cut.
10 "Jungle Story" April 14, 2002 (2002-04-14)
Miss Hoolie hopes to take the children into the garden, but it is raining. Josie pops in. Miss Hoolie asks her to tell the children a story about animals. She doesn't know much about animals, so she asks PC Plum. Josie has fun pretending to be a beetle, a sheepdog and a pigeon. PC Plum keeps getting phone calls, so Josie visits Edie McCredie. Edie tells Josie about the jungles of Africa, so Josie comes back and tells the children a fantastic jungle story.
11 "Feeding the Lambs" April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)
P.C. Plum arrives at the nursery feeling very sleepy, because he has been up most of the night helping the local farmer feed his lambs. P.C. Plum thinks that the children would like to see the lambs, but if he is going to go with them, he will have to be woken up. Edie takes P.C. Plum to see Josie Jump, to see if she can help.
12 "The Sandcastle" April 28, 2002 (2002-04-28)
Spencer wants to build a sandcastle, but has no bucket and spade, what can he use instead?
13 "Odd Socks" May 5, 2002 (2002-05-05)
Archie's wearing odd socks, and he can't find the other one. He visits his sister and niece. He helps his young niece, Megan, pair her socks.
14 "Mending a Puncture" May 12, 2002 (2002-05-12)
PC Plum is really looking forward to umpiring the cricket match, but he has a flat tyre. Who can help him?
15 "Newborn Baby" May 19, 2002 (2002-05-19)
Spencer calls in to tell Miss Hoolie that Tommy Mackenzie's mother has a newborn baby girl. Spencer goes to buy a present from Pocket and Sweet's. He gets caught playing with things on the shelves and ends up buying everything but a present for the new baby. Archie has a great idea. With the children, he makes a beautiful mobile from old coat hangers, string and painted paper plates. Spencer hangs the mobile over Tommy's new baby sister's cot. She seems to love her first present.
16 "The Lost Voice" May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)
Poor PC Plum has a sore throat. Miss Hoolie makes him some honey and lemon tea. Edie's bus is causing a traffic jam, so PC Plum asks her to move it. Because he'd lost his voice, Edie thinks it is a game. PC Plum tries to write things down but is running out of paper. Josie Jump shows him another way to say what he means. PC Plum gets the hang of it, but then Edie moves her bus anyway. So Josie and PC Plum play charades with the children instead.
17 "Camping" June 2, 2002 (2002-06-02)
Miss Hoolie and PC Plum are planning to take her friends children on a trip.
18 "Road Signs" June 9, 2002 (2002-06-09)
Edie McCredie arrives at the Balamory Nursery complaining about the appearance of strange road signs which have popped up all over Balamory- they have clown faces on them. The clowns have been put there by Archie, but he likes them so much he is oblivious to Edie's pleas for him to take them down. She passes the buck to P.C. Plum. As it happens, P.C. Plum is captivated by the clowns, and helps Archie find a place to display them where they won't cause problems.
19 "Golf" June 16, 2002 (2002-06-16)
After Josie Jump teaches Spencer how to play golf, Miss Hoolie, the children and Spencer make a crazy golf course in the cafe.
20 "The Sandboat" June 23, 2002 (2002-06-23)
Miss Hoolie asks PC Plum to take the children to the beach to collect shells. PC Plum can't make sense of the tidal timetable so Archie suggests they use a sandboat to show when the tide is coming in.
21 "The Ferry Boat" June 30, 2002 (2002-06-30)
It's a play day in Balamory. Archie is looking after a boy called Liam, but Liam is unhappy because he was supposed to spend the day with his cousin Stevie. Stevie has been called way to drive the Balamory ferry. Archie asks Edie for ideas of places to take Liam on a day trip, but she thinks the only solution is to take him on the ferry, so he can see Stevie.
22 "Ceilidh" July 7, 2002 (2002-07-07)
Miss Hoolie thinks she could have a ceilidh. Suzie says she'd organize it all by herself. She gets Penny to do the refreshments and Spencer to fix the band. Then Suzie becomes very tired from dancing. She needs help, so Josie leads the dancing. Later on, Suzie recovers enough to teach the children the Balamory Two-Step.
23 "Suzie's Muddle" July 14, 2002 (2002-07-14) "

Suzie Sweet delivers the wrong things, after Penny moves things on the shop shelves.

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24 "Milking Cows" July 21, 2002 (2002-07-21)
Archie wants to show the nursery children his latest invention- a milk dispenser. Miss Hoolie says that he should show them where milk comes from in the first place. He knows that Milk comes from cows, so he borrows a model of a cow from Edie McCredie. But he still doesn't know exactly how cows are milked, so he needs to see P.C. Plum.
25 "The Birthday Party" July 28, 2002 (2002-07-28)
Today PC Plum is trying to organise a birthday party for Callum, his nephew. Instead of playing with toys, he likes to sit in boxes and pretend they are boats, planes etc. P.C. Plum and Archie make a cardboard rocket as a present for Callum. Miss Hoolie brings party hats and a birthday cake from Pocket and Sweet's shop, so PC Plum arranges a party, but forgets to buy a gift for his nephew, so Miss Hoolie suggests a visit to someone who can help and he tries to organise a birthday party for his nephew.
26 "Musical Hamper" August 4, 2002 (2002-08-04)
Penny is organizing a picnic lunch. But she needs the hamper to put everything in. She goes to Archie's castle to fetch it. Archie had made it into a musical hamper. It plays a different tune every time you open the lid. When Penny brings it back, there is no sign of the picnic lunch. She calls in PC Plum to find out where it had gone. Suzie solves the mystery. She remembers that she'd sold PC Plum the food for the picnic. PC Plum returns everything, and the children go on a picnic. They eat, drink and play musical statues to the sound of Archie's amazing musical hamper.
27 "Painting Plates" August 11, 2002 (2002-08-11)
Miss Hoolie asks Penny if there's anything in the shop that she could send to her friend in London from Balamory. There is nothing in Pocket and Sweet's shop, but Spencer comes up with the perfect solution.
28 "Swimming With Spencer" August 18, 2002 (2002-08-18)
Spencer has been invited to go swimming, the only problem is he can't swim. Who can help?
29 "Snake" August 25, 2002 (2002-08-25)
Miss Hoolie asks Edie to tell the children a story about an exotic animal from her travels, so she tells a story about a snake.
30 "Cleaning Teeth" September 1, 2002 (2002-09-01)
Spencer comes up with a fantastic routine to make teeth sparkle.
31 TBA July 21, 2002 (2002-07-21)
32 "The Line Dance" September 8, 2002 (2002-09-08)
Miss Hoolie asks Josie to teach the children how to line dance. The only problem is who can teach Josie?!
33 "Kite" September 15, 2002 (2002-09-15)
It's a windy day in Balamory & PC Plum wants to go kite flying. The only problem is that the shop has sold out of all kites. What will PC Plum do next? PC Plum call at Archie's pink castle to invent a kite with paper, sticks and cellotape. Then they ran out of string and all tangled up in knots. PC Plum call at Pocket and Sweet's shop to buy string and ribbon. Then they go kite-flying up the hill in Balamory
34 "Teddy Bears Picnic" September 22, 2002 (2002-09-22)
Oh, dear! Spencer has lost Philip his teddybear. Will he find him in time for the teddybears picnic?
35 "Guinea Pig" September 29, 2002 (2002-09-29)
Archie is looking after a guinea pig called George. He goes to the shop to buy food for him, but when he returns, George is missing, so he needs to call P.C. Plum.
36 "Sound Sculpture" October 6, 2002 (2002-10-06)
Miss Hoolie performs her nursery song for children in the nursery. Josie finds a key. Who does it belong to?
37 "Sports Day" October 13, 2002 (2002-10-13)
Josie is ill and has asked PC Plum to organise the games for the nursery sports day.
38 "Sponge Painting" TBA
Spencer wants to do some painting in the garden with the children, but it's too cold. Who can help the children keep warm.
39 "Dressing Up" TBA
It's dressing up day in Balamory. Miss Hoolie and the children are really looking forward to it. But will PC Plum dress up as a policeman again?
40 "The Lifeboat" TBA
Spencer is painting a picture for the lifeboat station, but hasn't enough time to finish it. The children help him; but the painting is too big to go on Spencer's cart!
41 "The Visit to the Doctor" TBA
Today Josie buys a gift for Peter, but ends up getting a sore foot and she has to see the doctor. It turns out that one of the jelly beans she had bought for Peter ended up in her shoe.
42 "Dances With Ribbons" TBA
Josie organises a tea party.She left the colourful costumes at Edie Mccredie, so she goes to the blue house. Edie finds two packets, but she used the colourful costumes to clean engine... She mixed the two packets at washing, and there were dirty old clothes in the other bag. Edie told Josie, she was very sorry. They called on Spencer to help. He said, they didn't need costumes, they did need magic. And he showed some carton, and he cut it to ribbons. The children in the tea party were dancing with those colourful ribbons without costumes, so Spencer saved the day and Josie's organise.
43 "Go Cart" TBA
Suzie is learning to drive a car and wants to play a driving game with the children.
44 "Thunder" TBA
Penny has been kept awake by the noise of the thunder. She goes to PC Plum's and tries to be brave but the thunder keeps flashing bright.
45 "Looking After Baby" TBA
Josie has trouble looking after a baby. She buys some baby toys from the shop, but after waking the baby up with one of her C.D.s, she is unable to stop it from crying.
46 "The Tortoise and the Hare" TBA
Suzie is supposed to read the children a story, but she is having a very busy day. She asks Penny to collect a story book from Archie's castle. When Penny arrives at the nursery, Suzie isn't there, so Penny asks PC Plum to help find Suzie. PC Plum spots a trail of jelly beans, which lead to Suzie, who is fast asleep in the nursery garden. Suzie then tells the children a story about a slow tortoise and a speedy hare.
47 "Sound Story" TBA
Edie thinks the children might like to listen to a story tape while they're in her bus. Miss Hoolie lends her a story book she found, and Edie goes to see Josie Jump to use her tape recorder. Josie helps with the story and does lots of funny actions. When Edie listens to the tape, it doesn't seem as good without the actions. She goes to ask Spencer to add some music, but he does more than that - he adds creaks and boings and many other sounds. It sounds great. Edie comes back to the cafe, and Miss Hoolie helps to make the story tape.
48 "Aeroplane" TBA
Suzie wants to tell the children a story about flying, but she's never flown.
49 "Dirty Bus" TBA
Josie teaches everyone her cleaning song, but they soon run out of things to clean. Can Edie McCreadie help?
50 "One Man Band" TBA
Today Spencer is off to the mainland to take part in a music festival.
51 "Regatta" TBA
It's Regatta day but all the boats look the same. But Spencer has an idea.
52 "Pony Ride" TBA
It's all happening today - spilt paint, missing carrots and a homemade carrot picking machine! What on earth is going on?
53 "Two by Two" TBA
Josie wants to teach the children some animal movements today but she needs some help. Never fear, Edie is at the ready.
54 "Obstacle Course" TBA
Today Suzie wants to get rid of some empty boxes from the shop but doesn't know what to do with them. Josie has an idea.
55 "Treasure Hunt" TBA
Miss Hoolie asks PC Plum to organise a treasure hunt. But he'll need a map & some treasure. Who can help?
56 "Garden Competition" TBA
Spencer makes bunting for a garden competition.
57 "Underwater World" TBA
Edie is taking the children to Underwater World but the bus won't start. Can Spencer help? Spencer decorates the bus to make it look like Underwater World.
58 "Pipe Tree" TBA
Miss Hoolie finds a pile of old pipes in the cupboard but she has no idea what to do with them. Luckily PC Plum & Archie get inspired.
59 "Halloween" TBA
Spencer brings in games for the children to play at a special monster party, and Miss Hoolie tells him to get some lights.
60 "Getting Up" TBA
Today we learn Edie isn't very good at getting up in the morning. After learning that Edie isn't very good at waking up, Josie sings a song
61 "Noisy Hat" December 22, 2002 (2002-12-22)
Today in Balmory Archie has made a new invention. It's called a noisy hat, and it makes farm animal noises. Archie and Spencer prepare a farmyard song to sing with the nursery children.
62 "Basketball" December 23, 2002 (2002-12-23)
Today Edie is supposed to referee a basketball match, but she doesn't know anything about basketball. Josie tries to teach her the rules, but she finds them too complicated. As it turns out, Penny Pocket plays basketball, and agrees to referee the game in her place
63 "Panto" December 24, 2002 (2002-12-24)
A pantomime for the children in Balamory Hall. Miss Hoolie takes the role of Cinderella, with Edie as Prince Charming. Archie and PC Plum put in star turns as the Ugly Sisters, Spencer is Buttons, and Josie is Dandini. Finally, Suzie and Penny put in an appearance as the two Fairy Godmothers.