List of Bernard's Watch episodes

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This is the list of episodes of the British children's television drama series, Bernard's Watch.


Opening title used throughout the original run of the series (1997-2001).
Series Episodes Premiere Last in series
1 5 14 November 1997 12 December 1997
2 12 2 October 1998 18 December 1998
3 13 10 September 1999 17 December 1999
4 13 15 September 2000 15 December 2000
5 10 26 November 2001 7 December 2001
6 13 6 January 2004 30 March 2004
7 13 6 January 2005 31 March 2005

Series 1 (1997)[edit]

No. Episode Writer/s Director/s Original Airdate
1 "Still Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 14 November 1997 (1997-11-14)
Bernard receives a watch from the postman because he is always late for everything including his friend Karen's birthday party.
2 "A Bit More Time" TBA David Cobham 21 November 1997 (1997-11-21)
As Bernard gets used to using his magic watch, he finds it comes in very handy at school.
3 "Time Out" TBA David Cobham 28 November 1997 (1997-11-28)
Bernard wants to go to the zoo, but his parents just don't have the time. Bernard, however, has all the time in the world, and decides to clear his parents' schedules a bit.
4 "Time For Everything" TBA David Cobham 5 December 1997 (1997-12-05)
While practising his magic tricks, Bernard comes across a lost rabbit outside his house and decides to take care of it. When he finds who the rabbit actually belongs to, Bernard performs a special trick to reunite owner and pet in style.
5 "Giving Time" TBA David Cobham 12 December 1997 (1997-12-12)
Bernard stays at his grandad while his parents are away, Bernard is amazed at how much time his grandad has! Bernard's parents come back as his grandad slips and Bernard saves him.

Series 2 (1998)[edit]

No. Episode Writer/s Director/s Original Airdate
1 "Plenty of Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 2 October 1998 (1998-10-02)
Karen discovers Bernard's watch, and finds out what it can do.
2 "Story Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 9 October 1998 (1998-10-09)
Karen finds it very difficult to write stories at school, so she uses the watch to give herself more time to think. But then she finds herself trapped in time when she loses the watch.
3 "Quality Time" TBA David Cobham 16 October 1998 (1998-10-16)
Karen has often fancied the idea of having a baby sibling. But then she has to babysit her neighbour's naughty toddler, and discovers just how much time young children can take up.
4 "Games Time" TBA David Cobham 23 October 1998 (1998-10-23)
Bernard wants to go and see his friend Karen playing in the Tennis tournament but at the same time he has to play in the Football final. What is he going to do?
5 "Time Travel" TBA David Cobham 30 October 1998 (1998-10-30)
Bernard is accidentally left behind as his family return from their holiday. How will he catch up with his parents again?
6 "Show Time" TBA David Cobham 6 November 1998 (1998-11-06)
On Bernard's birthday, Grandad performs a conjuring show for his party. However, the show looks like coming a cropper thanks to a rude party guest. Then Bernard performs a few tricks of his own, and soon the tables are turned.
7 "Time Tables" TBA David Cobham 13 November 1998 (1998-11-13)
Bernard gets into trouble with his music teacher when Mr Beasley accidentally drives off with Bernard's instrument. At first, Bernard is inclined to seek revenge on his teacher, but ends up learning a lot about the true value of time.
8 "Gnome Time" Brian Finch David Cobham 20 November 1998 (1998-11-20)
While on his own in the house one day, Bernard finds himself being burgled. Naturally, the magic watch proves very handy, but Bernard also has some unlikely allies on his side.
9 "Time to Spare" TBA David Cobham 27 November 1998 (1998-11-27)
Due to a fast clock, Bernard arrives at the go-kart track a whole hour early for a friend's birthday party. His friend Dylan is also early, so they hang out in the park together, but then Dylan gets his head stuck in some railings. Bernard goes in search of help...and one thing leads to another.
10 "Swim Time" TBA David Cobham 6 December 1998 (1998-12-06)
Karen is in trouble at the swimming pool when she loses the key to her locker trapping the watch inside. She gets into more trouble when she finds a locker thief, with a master key, who tries to frame her.
11 "Old Time" TBA David Cobham 11 December 1998 (1998-12-11)
A nasty museum employee gets Bernard's Grandad sacked from his job. Can Bernard put things right?
12 "Space Time" TBA David Cobham 18 December 1998 (1998-12-18)
Karen makes a strange new friend one day in town, and uses the watch when her friend is in danger of missing her ship.

Series 3 (1999)[edit]

No. Episode Writer/s Director/s Original Airdate
1 "Present Time" TBA David Cobham 10 September 1999 (1999-09-10)
It's Karen's birthday, and Bernard is trying to find just the right present to give her.
2 "Out of Time" TBA David Cobham 17 September 1999 (1999-09-17)
Bernard's Mum and Dad both have meetings to attend and have an argument about the meetings, not realising that Bernard is there, so thinking they don't care anymore Bernard looks after himself for the Afternoon.
3 "Time and Again" TBA David Cobham 24 September 1999 (1999-09-24)
Bernard and his Dad go fishing which causes the magic watch to break, Bernard is very upset however the postman steps in and saves the day.
4 "Time to Go Home" Richard Fegen David Cobham 15 October 1999 (1999-10-15)
Karen is bored when she has to stay with her Gran, but having the magic watch proves to be very useful at times like this.
5 "Time Share" TBA David Cobham 22 October 1999 (1999-10-22)
Karen's mother happens across the watch and, unaware of its powers, is amazed at how much she can do with her time.
6 "The Time of Day" TBA David Cobham 29 October 1999 (1999-10-29)
Bernard is staying with Grandad during the school holiday, but Grandad accidentally hurts his foot. Fortunately, plenty of people have time for him and Bernard.
7 "Four Four Time" Richard Fegen David Cobham 5 November 1999 (1999-11-05)
Karen's mother's car breaks down when Karen is going to her music exam.
8 "Tee Time" TBA David Cobham 12 November 1999 (1999-11-12)
Bernard uses his watch to help his Dad in a game of golf – but is this wise?
9 "Visiting Time" TBA David Cobham 19 November 1999 (1999-11-19)
Bernard's demanding cousin Lucy is staying with him, and looking after her takes all the time the watch can give. However, Lucy soon changes her ways when Bernard does a particularly good deed for her.
10 "Borrowed Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 26 November 1999 (1999-11-26)
Karen is sick of her classmate Fergus always borrowing her things without asking. No one understands, so Karen uses the watch to give Fergus just the lesson he deserves.
11 "Time, Gentleman" Richard Fegen David Cobham 6 December 1999 (1999-12-06)
This episode is a pilot episode, and was the first run of Bernard's watch, it is very rare, and only ever shown once on the children's channel citv, Bernard is trying to raise money for a local Pet Sanctuary, and his Grandad agrees to help by giving a darts masterclass. Unfortunately he isn't as good as he once claimed to be, Bernard is forced to intervene.
12 "Another Time" TBA David Cobham 10 December 1999 (1999-12-10)
Karen loves looking in other people's houses in frozen time, She especially loved looking in Mrs Sadge's house as it was very old and because she is old Karen decided to help her out and Mrs Sadge thinks Karen is an elf.
13 "Ending Time" TBA David Cobham 17 December 1999 (1999-12-17)
Bernard wakes up on New Year's Eve to find that his watch has been stolen by an arch-criminal Mr Rattle. Mr Rattle is mean to Bernard and his mother knocks Mr Rattle out with a vase. When he finally gets it back, the villain's deeds have made the watch stop working. Could the new millennium be the end of Bernard's watch?

Series 4 (2000)[edit]

No. Episode Writer(s) Director/s Original Airdate
1 "The Right Time" TBA David Cobham 15 September 2000 (2000-09-15)
Mr Brin the milkman has no time for anyone - until Bernard intervenes.
2 "Time Loop" TBA David Cobham 22 September 2000 (2000-09-22)
Bernard's cousin Lucy comes to stay and discovers Bernard's watch and gets stuck in a time loop.
3 "Wings of Time" TBA David Cobham 29 September 2000 (2000-09-29)
Bernard has to keep reminding Lucy on how she can't keep appearing from anywhere. Then Lucy appears in an old lady's house while shes outside then sees her puppies and realises the house is on fire what will Lucy do?
4 "Helping Time" TBA David Cobham 6 October 2000 (2000-10-06)
Lucy likes to use the watch to help Bernard – but her well-meaning efforts tend to backfire.
5 "Time For a Change" TBA David Cobham 13 October 2000 (2000-10-13)
Bernard and his Grandad redecorate a neighbours wallpaper for a surprise but the neighbour doesn't like the colour
6 "Time For an Ice Cream" TBA David Cobham 20 October 2000 (2000-10-20)
On her way to see a superhero movie, Lucy goes in search of an ice cream. This takes awhile, however, as she ends up being a bit of a superhero herself.
7 "Time Slip" TBA David Cobham 3 November 2000 (2000-11-03)
Something is seriously wrong with the watch, and Bernard misses out on a very special day.
8 "Time to Remember" TBA David Cobham 10 November 2000 (2000-11-10)
Bernard and his Grandad look through some old war memorabilia, and Grandad tells Bernard about his ancestors who fought in the war. Bernard decides to put aside some time to remember those who went before him.
9 "Autograph Time" TBA David Cobham 17 November 2000 (2000-11-17)
Lucy gets the chance to see her favorite boyband, Altitude. She sneaks into their room and gets them tea because they think the food is horrible. On the way back to the studio, she finds out that Abby has had an accident; that is until Lucy realises she hasn't got a ticket. Abby is played by Samantha Birch, the actress who plays Sam in the following series.
10 "Ignition Time" TBA David Cobham 24 November 2000 (2000-11-24)
Bernard enlists the help of Mr Singh to renovate an old go-kart.
11 "Time to Heal" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 1 December 2000 (2000-12-01)
Holiday plans are upset when Bernard injures himself. Could his watch give him more time to heal?
12 "Play Time" TBA David Cobham 8 December 2000 (2000-12-08)
Lucy is acting in the school play, but shortly before opening night, the leading male injures himself. The play may have to be cancelled, as no one can understudy in such a short time. That is, unless they happen to have a magic watch...
13 "Time's Up" TBA David Cobham 15 December 2000 (2000-12-15)
Bernard's family are off to America on holiday, when suddenly the Postman arrives to tell Bernard that he must return the watch. But why?

Series 5 (2001)[edit]

No. Episode Writer Director/s Original Airdate
1 "Changing Times" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26)
Bernard can't wait to get his watch back when he arrives back from America, but finds it needs to be repaired, and in the meantime is given an alarm clock by the Postman. Everyone is wondering why Bernard came back home.
2 "A Very Important Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 27 November 2001 (2001-11-27)
After receiving an unexpected visit from the Postman, Sam accidentally messes up her future. Can she correct her mistake to put the course of time right again?
3 "Police Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 28 November 2001 (2001-11-28)
Bernard's Grandad has been arrested for a series of strange crimes. Bernard uses his watch to find out what has happened, and everyone is amazed to discover who the real culprit is.
4 "Every Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 29 November 2001 (2001-11-29)
Bernard uses his watch to help people with their injuries. But when his teacher Mrs. Spindell sees him with his watch, she tells him not to bring it to school because it is valuable, but when he brings it anyway, she sends him to the headteacher.
5 "Alien Times" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 30 November 2001 (2001-11-30)
A group of unlikely detectives spy on Sam as she uses the watch, and think she may be some form of mutant.
6 "Doing Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham and Alison Rashley 3 December 2000 (2000-12-03)
The Postman is distraught when his van runs away through time, as it may lead to him losing his job. Bernard soon helps to retrieve it, however - but in the process, he has a terrifying vision of the future. Is his destiny as dark as it appears?
7 "Running on Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 4 December 2001 (2001-12-04)
Bernard receives a model train, but has no tracks to see it run on. He makes a friend in someone with a large model railway, Mr. Arnold. But when Mr. Arnold finds a note from his wife saying she's left him, can his knowledge of trains and Bernard's watch help save their marriage?
8 "A Worrying Time" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 5 December 2001 (2001-12-05)
Sam tries to cure her aunt Rowena of worrying all the time by trying to get her to try high-risk activities, but she is too worried. But when Sam ends up in danger, can her aunt get over her fears to save Sam?
9 "Pool Time" Andrew Norriss Alison Rashley 6 December 2001 (2001-12-06)
Bernard and Sam like to use a local hotel swimming pool. But one day, the hotel is in danger of being closed due to lost mice. Can the magic watch help?
10 "What's Time For?" Andrew Norriss David Cobham 7 December 2001 (2001-12-07)
The Postman needs Bernard's help to handle a mischievous young watch-holder, Harry Claymore, who keeps causing problems for everyone.

Series 6 (2004)[edit]

Opening title from series 6
No. Episode Writer/s Director/s Original Airdate
1 "Own Goal" Kelly Marshall Dominic Macdonalo 6 January 2004 (2004-01-06)
It's football time at Pentup Primary School and Bernard and his team mates are against the girls, will they win or will they lose?
2 "Father's Day" Rob Jones Dominic Macdonalo 13 January 2004 (2004-01-13)
Bernard doesn't want his dad to come to Father's Day, so he changes the letter to something cool. Does it work?
3 "Owning Up" David Ingham Rachel Tillotson 20 January 2004 (2004-01-20)
Bernard gets his best card taken off him by Ms. Savage, will things break while he retrieves it?
4 "Testing Time" Rob Jones TBA 27 January 2004 (2004-01-27)
5 "Vote Bernard" Rob Jones TBA 3 February 2004 (2004-02-03)
Bernard and Nicolette run for election and Bernard tries to stop Nicolette from cheating, will Bernard do something before the votes are cast?
6 "First Place" Laura Summers Dominic Macdonalo 10 February 2004 (2004-02-10)
Bernard tries to use his watch to win sports day but is his family worth the risk?
7 "Deeply Dippy" Rob Jones Rachel Tillotson 17 February 2004 (2004-02-17)
Bernard is on strikes, he sends letters to Ms. Savage to keep her from giving him strikes, will he get into trouble?
8 "Dare You" Laura Summers Dominic Macdonalo 24 February 2004 (2004-02-24)
Nicolette has some concert tickets but daring Bernard to eat a fish, will Bernard eat the school pet?
9 "Loopy Loo" Simon Nicholson Rachel Tillotson 2 March 2004 (2004-03-02)
The boys toilets are broken and the girls are not. Will Nathan manage to get a break to tinkle or will Nicolette stop this?
10 "Model Pupil" Elly Brewer Dominic Macdonalo 9 March 2004 (2004-03-09)
Nicolette models while the press turn their attention to Nathan and becomes popular, will Nathan dump Bernard for new friends?
11 "Camping Out" Kristine Underdown Rachel Tillotson 16 March 2004 (2004-03-16)
Bernard and Nathan go head-to-head with Nicolette in a camping contest.
12 "Late Again" Kelly Marshall Rachel Tillotson 23 March 2004 (2004-03-23)
Bernard is on the verge of being expelled, with help he makes it on time but not if Nicolette has anything to say about it.
13 "Time Out" Kelly Marshall TBA 30 March 2004 (2004-03-30)
With Nathan seeing his aunt, can Bernard manage to keep Nathan from being expelled?

Series 7 (2005)[edit]

Opening title from series 7. The title had been shortened to Bernard for the final series.
No. Episode Writers Directors Original Airdate
1 "Turning Japanese" Elly Brewer TBA 6 January 2005 (2005-01-06)
Bernard decides to prove to Nicolette that he is strong by breaking a stone tile and becomes popular, Nathan doesn't seem too pleased.
2 "Pupil Of The Year" Dave Ingham N.G. Bristow 13 January 2005 (2005-01-13)
Bernard tries to help Nathan become Pupil of The Year to get two tickets to a football match. Nicolette has other ideas.
3 "The Black Knight" Kelly Marshall TBA 20 January 2005 (2005-01-20)
It's Medieval day at Pentup Primary and Nathan (The Green Knight) is battling the mysterious Black Knight. But who could it be?
4 "Mummy's Here" Elly Brewer N.G. Bristow 27 January 2005 (2005-01-27)
Bernard's mum has become teacher assistant for the day, as Ms. Savage faked breaking her leg. Bernard needs to convince his mum to leave. And quick!
5 "Spooked" Kelly Marshall N.G. Bristow 3 February 2005 (2005-02-03)
The School is being kept for a sleepover to observe the stars but when a certain story which all the students think the school is haunted, will Bernard save the day?
6 "Wheels" Simon Nicholson N.G. Bristow 10 February 2005 (2005-02-10)
Bernard doesn't have a bike and so when a competition to earn a new chopper comes up, how can he refuse?
7 "The Worm Turns" Elly Brewer N.G. Bristow 17 February 2005 (2005-02-17)
Nathan feels he is Bernard's sidekick and decides to prove Nicolette wrong, only to find she has some other tricks up her sleeve.
8 "Vanishing Act" Rob Jones N.G. Bristow 24 February 2005 (2005-02-24)
It's family past day and Bernard's Great Grandfather was a Pig Farmer. Bernard decides to liven things up until Nicolette manages to steal the watch and will break it, will Bernard be able to retrieve it before the whole world freezes?
9 "Learn To Earn" Simon Nicholson TBA 3 March 2005 (2005-03-03)
Bernard wants a new skateboard and Pentup Primary decides to pay the students to clean the school. But with Nicolette stealing half the kids' money, Bernard must do something to get some new wheels.
10 "Cookie" Rob Jones TBA 10 March 2005 (2005-03-10)
When a superstar decides to sing at the school, the janitor has too many jobs to handle. Bernard helps him out, with bad consequences as well as Mr. Steel rocking his way to love.
11 "Lost And Found" Kelly Marshall N.G. Bristo 17 March 2005 (2005-03-17)
Something is wrong with Ms Savage. Meanwhile, Bernard discovers a dog while walking to school, could this be the cause?
12 "Party Animals" Dave Ingham TBA 24 March 2005 (2005-03-24)
Nicolette is handing out party invitations, she pranks Jo and Bernard sticks up for her, but is now believed to have Jo as his girlfriend, will Bernard be cool with it?
13 "Fire! Fire!" Kelly Marshall TBA 31 March 2005 (2005-03-31)
Bernard accidentally sprays Nicolette with a hose and Nicolette gets him back by locking him in a storage room and hitting the fire alarm!