Sarah & Duck

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Sarah & Duck
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Sarah (left), Duck (right)
Genre Children's television series
Created by Sarah Gomes Harris
Tim O'Sullivan
Written by Sarah Gomes Harris
Benjamin Cook
Tim O'Sullivan
Ilana Darrant
John Randolph Davies
Alex Howley
Eddie Robson
Directed by Tim O'Sullivan (Series Director)
Tim Fehrenbach (Animation Director, series 1)
Martyn Jones (Animation Director, series 2)
Alastair Park (Animation Director, series 3)
Voices of Tasha Lawrence
Roger Allam
Lesley Nicol
Andy Nyman
Pete Gallagher
David Carling
Tim O'Sullivan
Composer(s) Tanera Dawkins & Tim O'Sullivan
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 100
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris White
Alison Stewart
Producer(s) Jamie Badminton
Editor(s) Graham Silcock (series 1)
Sophie Weller (Assistant Editor, series 1)
Mark Edwards (series 2)
Florence Kennard (Assistant Editor, series 2)
Michele Chiappa (series 3)
Running time 7 minutes
Production company(s) Karrot Entertainment
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Release
Original network CBeebies
First shown in United Kingdom
Original release 18 February 2013 – present
External links
Sprout Online: Sarah & Duck www.sarahandduck.com

Sarah & Duck is a British animated children's television series created by Sarah Gomes Harris and Tim O'Sullivan,[1] and produced by Karrot Animation for the BBC.[2] Though designed as a story-driven animation primarily targeted at 4-6-year-old children since premiering at MIPCOM, the series has a huge adult audience.[citation needed][3] It was first broadcast on the UK CBeebies channel on 18 February 2013;[4] a total of 120 episodes have been commissioned, Series 1,2 and 3 having 40 each.[5][6]

On 17 June 2015 it was renewed for a third series[7] which aired starting the 18 October 2016 on CBeebies.

Premise[edit]

The series follows the adventures of Sarah, a very kind, polite seven-year-old girl, with big eyes, rosy cheeks and a green hat,[8] and her best friend Duck, a mallard. The central theme is the relationship between these two characters and the adventures they have together. CBeebies state that the show has two learning themes: 'Friendship and imagination' and 'Problem Solving'.[9]

Cast and characters[edit]

Name Voice cast[10] About
Sarah Tasha Lawrence[11] She is a very kind, polite and somewhat eccentric seven-year-old[11] girl. She is best friends with Duck. She plays the tuba, likes sea cows (manatees), and drinks "lemon water".
Duck N/A He is Sarah's quacky, flappy best friend. Duck wants to be a penguin and has a toy robot. He turns two years old in series 1.[12]
Narrator Roger Allam[13] He talks to Sarah & Duck, asks them questions and gives them suggestions.
Scarf Lady Lesley Nicol[14] She is a forgetful old lady who loves knitting. She lives in a house full of woollen items. She has a talking knitting bag and a pet donkey.
Bag Andy Nyman He is Scarf Lady's knitting bag. He corrects Scarf Lady when she gets confused.
Donkey N/A He is Scarf Lady's pet. He looks sad but isn't really.

Other characters[edit]

  • John is Sarah's Japanese friend voiced by Luca Pilkington Massey.
  • Flamingo is John's pet voiced by Tim O'Sullivan.
  • The Shallots are planted by Sarah & Duck in the first episode. There are three similar-sized and one tiny one. The three repeat the same phrase when spoken to while the tiny one says a variation thereof. They live in Sarah's front garden by the door, and are voiced by Tim O'Sullivan and Tony Clarke.
  • Rainbow makes friends with Sarah & Duck after a rain shower. He is very tickly, and voiced by David Carling.
  • Moon first meets Sarah & Duck at the Big Shop when he is heading to work at night. He is voiced by Pete Gallagher.
  • Umbrella is scared of the rain and voiced by Jamie Oram.
  • Bug is a large ladybird that lives in Sarah & Duck's house plant and collects buttons.
  • The Ribbon Sisters are Sarah & Duck's quiet next-door neighbours wearing differently-coloured large sunglasses. They like to play with ribbons and are voiced by Kiki Brooks.
  • Scooter Boy has a scooter and wears a helmet. He has been seen riding his scooter only once, and walks it everywhere he goes. He is voiced by Dylan Issberner.
  • Plate Girl carries a plate with her at most times and is voiced by Yaeli Miller.
  • Cake helps bake and is voiced by Andy Nyman.
  • Spare Wool sits patiently in Scarf Lady's wool room, and is voiced by Andy Nyman.

Production[edit]

The series is produced using computer-assisted animation techniques and the CelAction2D package.[15]

A second series began airing on 11 August 2014.

A third series began airing on 18 October 2016.

Broadcast[edit]

BBC Worldwide have secured global distribution and merchandising rights for the new show and will air it to BBC Worldwide's network of channels.[16] On 19 August 2013, Sarah & Duck was first broadcast in the U.S., on Sprout. The first series of Sarah & Duck has also aired in Japan (NHK), Norway (NRK), Sweden (SVT), Finland (YLE), Germany (KiKa), Portugal (RTP), Iceland (RUV), the Netherlands (NPO) and Israel (HOP).[17] In Canada it is broadcast on the Family Jr. channel.[18] In Australia, it broadcasts on ABC Kids. On February 12, 2016, Sarah & Duck was made available in the U.S. on Netflix.[19]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 40 18 February 2013 (2013-02-18) 19 December 2013 (2013-12-19)
2 40 11 August 2014 (2014-08-11) 15 December 2015 (2015-12-15)
3 40 18 October 2016 (2016-10-18) TBA


Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

No. overall No. in series Title[20] Written by Original UK air date[21]
1 1 "Lots of Shallots" Sarah Gomes Harris 18 February 2013 (2013-02-18)
Sarah and Duck find some free seeds in their newspaper and plant them to see what grows.
2 2 "Sarah, Duck and the Penguins" Sarah Gomes Harris 19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)
Duck wants to be a penguin, so Sarah decides it is time for a trip to the zoo.
3 3 "Cheer Up Donkey" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 20 February 2013 (2013-02-20)
Donkey looks a little sad and Sarah and Duck try to find out why.
4 4 "Cake Bake" Sarah Gomes Harris 21 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
Sarah and Duck try their hand at baking a cake for Duck.
5 5 "Bouncy Ball" Sarah Gomes Harris 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
Sarah's brand new bouncy ball has a rather unexpected problem.
6 6 "Robot Juice" Sarah Gomes Harris 25 February 2013 (2013-02-25)
Duck accidentally breaks his favourite toy robot, so Sarah decides to help him improvise while she fixes the robot.
7 7 "Scarf Lady's House" Sarah Gomes Harris 26 February 2013 (2013-02-26)
Scarf Lady welcomes Sarah & Duck to her house full of scarves.
8 8 "Rainbow Lemon" Sarah Gomes Harris 27 February 2013 (2013-02-27)
Sarah & Duck head to a breakfast picnic with a colourful new friend.
9 9 "Sit Shop" Sarah Gomes Harris 28 February 2013 (2013-02-28)
Duck's chair breaks so Sarah & Duck take the bus to the chair shop to look for a new one.
10 10 "Kite Flight" Sarah Gomes Harris 1 March 2013 (2013-03-01)
On a windy day, Sarah and Duck try to get their new kite to fly.
11 11 "Umbrella and the Rain" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 18 March 2013 (2013-03-18)
Sarah finds an umbrella that doesn't seem to like the rain.
12 12 "Big Shop" Sarah Gomes Harris 19 March 2013 (2013-03-19)
Sarah and Duck visit a large department store, looking for some new toys.
13 13 "Woolen Music" Sarah Gomes Harris 20 March 2013 (2013-03-20)
Scarf Lady's Jukebox inspires Scarf Lady to knit an instrument band.
14 14 "Doubles" Sarah Gomes Harris 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21)
Sarah and Duck try to play a tennis doubles match, but are two players short.
15 15 "Fairground" Sarah Gomes Harris 22 March 2013 (2013-03-22)
A Fairground is being held in the park, but Sarah & Duck can't find their bench. They take a ride on a ferris wheel with Moon and locate it. Moon had trouble squeezing into his safety belt.
16 16 "Sarah Gets A Cold" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 25 March 2013 (2013-03-25)
When Sarah has a cold, Duck helps her enjoy a visit to the doctors.
17 17 "Ribbon Sisters" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 26 March 2013 (2013-03-26)
Sarah and Duck are exercising but the neighbours need their help.
18 18 "Coloured Light" Sarah Gomes Harris 28 March 2013 (2013-03-28)
Rainbow's colourful glow inspires an art project.
19 19 "Stargazing" Sarah Gomes Harris 29 March 2013 (2013-03-29)
Sarah and Duck are excited about seeing some shooting stars.
20 20 "Strawberry Souffle" Sarah Gomes Harris 27 March 2013 (2013-03-27)
Sarah and Duck work together to make a delicious souffle.
21 21 "Camera" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 12 August 2013 (2013-08-12)
Inspired by a nature documentary, Sarah and Duck attempt to take photographs of birds.
22 22 "Tapping Shoes" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 13 August 2013 (2013-08-13)
Sarah needs some new shoes, but picks out a very unusual pair.
23 23 "Bobsleigh" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 14 August 2013 (2013-08-14)
Sarah and Duck learn to Bobsleigh and have a speedy, snowy adventure with Scarf Lady's help.
24 24 "Fireworks Dance" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 15 August 2013 (2013-08-15)
A game of hide and seek takes longer than usual when Duck gets scared by some fireworks.
25 25 "Fancy Park" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 16 August 2013 (2013-08-16)
When their local park is closed, Sarah and Duck try to find a suitable alternative.
26 26 "Pipe Conductor" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 19 August 2013 (2013-08-19)
Sarah and Duck are woken up by a loud clanging overhead and decide to investigate the noise.
27 27 "Slow Quest" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 20 August 2013 (2013-08-20)
Tortoise is on a mission straight through Sarah and Duck's house! The pair try to find out what he wants.
28 28 "World Bread Day" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 21 August 2013 (2013-08-21)
When there's a bread festival in the park, Sarah & Duck find themselves part of an exciting treasure hunt.
29 29 "Pond Princess" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 22 August 2013 (2013-08-22)
Sarah becomes princess for a day by the ducks in the park because she feeds them so well, so she tries to work out what her royal duties should be!
30 30 "Scared of Stairs" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 23 August 2013 (2013-08-23)
John and Flamingo get invited around to Sarah and Duck's house, but Sarah and Duck must help John get over his fear of stairs.
31 31 "Balloon Race" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 4 November 2013 (2013-11-04)
Scarf Lady takes to the skies in a knitted hot air balloon to race against her old sporting friend, the Hat Man.
32 32 "Puncture Pump" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 5 November 2013 (2013-11-05)
When their tandem bike gets a flat tire, Sarah and Duck hope to get help from the local bike shop.
33 33 "Plate Fog" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 6 November 2013 (2013-11-06)
Sarah and Duck turn into detectives when their friend, Plate Girl, loses her plate on a foggy day.
34 34 "Moon Paint" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 7 November 2013 (2013-11-07)
Sarah and Duck give Moon painting lessons after being inspired by a trip to the Art Gallery.
35 35 "The Play" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 8 November 2013 (2013-11-08)
Sarah and Duck dress up as each other and decide to perform a play!
36 36 "Bread Bike" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 11 November 2013 (2013-11-11)
Sarah and Duck help the local baker make deliveries.
37 37 "Bug's Button Bank" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 12 November 2013 (2013-11-12)
Bug's plant is looking droopy, but his button collecting seems to be the cause of the problem...
38 38 "No More Wool" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 13 November 2013 (2013-11-13)
Scarf Lady has run out of wool so Sarah and Duck help her get more by harvesting some, but not from a sheep, but from a wool-growing tree.
39 39 "Octagon Club" Benjamin Cook and Sarah Gomes Harris 14 November 2013 (2013-11-14)
Sarah decides that octagons are her favorite shape, so she decides to find some things that are that shape. But when she can't find anything that is octagon-shaped, she decides to get her friends to help her.
40 40 "Petal Light Picking" Sarah Gomes Harris 19 December 2013 (2013-12-19)
Sarah wants some special lights for her Christmas tree and Bug knows where she might find some.

Series 2 (2014–15)[edit]

No. overall No. in series Title Written by Original UK air date
41 1 "Outside Outside" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 11 August 2014 (2014-08-11)
The Shallots want to explore beyond the front garden, so Sarah comes up with a plan.
42 2 "Umbrella Bubbles" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 12 August 2014 (2014-08-12)
After getting muddy, Umbrella has to brave his fear of getting wet and take his first bath!
43 3 "Cloud Tower" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 13 August 2014 (2014-08-13)
A search for shade on a hot day leads Sarah and Duck to discover a fascinating tower in the park.
44 4 "Sound Jumble" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 14 August 2014 (2014-08-14)
When Sarah hears some interesting music on the radio, she and Duck try and recreate it.
45 5 "The Mouse's Birthday" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 15 August 2014 (2014-08-15)
Sarah is hoping for a nice, quiet birthday, but does not get her wish once her friends arrive.
46 6 "Tortoise Snooze" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 14 October 2014 (2014-10-14)
Sarah & Duck help Tortoise prepare to hibernate.
47 7 "Fast Slow Bungalow" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 21 October 2014 (2014-10-21)
John and Flamingo ask Sarah and Duck over for rice cakes and invite them to play their favourite game.
48 8 "Bags of Bags" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 28 October 2014 (2014-10-28)
Sarah and Duck help Scarf Lady find her Bag after she misplaces him in the Big Shop.
49 9 "Ribbon Fall" Ilana Darrant, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 4 November 2014 (2014-11-04)
The Ribbon sisters invite Sarah and her feathered friend to the park for their favourite seasonal event.
50 10 "Garden Gaming" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 11 November 2014 (2014-11-11)
Duck is getting frustrated with the controls on his computer game Mister Jump Bread versus The Monster Toast, so Sarah creates a more bird-friendly game that Duck can play.
51 11 "Seacow Snow Trail" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 16 December 2014 (2014-12-16)
Sarah and Duck have received some Christmas presents and are keen to find out who delivered them.
52 12 "Origami Overload" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 27 January 2015 (2015-01-27)
John is excellent at origami, but he is having a little trouble with his flamingos.
53 13 "Shallot Circus" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 28 January 2015 (2015-01-28)
The Shallots have discovered acrobatics and are inspired by the Ribbon Sisters to put on a show.
54 14 "Toy Tidy" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 29 January 2015 (2015-01-29)
Duck is being extremely untidy with his toys, so Sarah works out a way to turn tidying up into a game.
55 15 "Plate Escape" John Randolph Davies, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 30 January 2015 (2015-01-30)
Sarah, Duck and Plate Girl discover some unusual inhabitants at the Big Shop.
56 16 "The Big Sleepover" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 3 February 2015 (2015-02-03)
Sarah invites some friends around for a sleepover, but it is hard to sleep when you get to thinking about things.
57 17 "Paisley Sea" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 4 February 2015 (2015-02-04)
Sarah and Duck's bus is diverted on its way to the zoo, and it makes a couple of important stops underwater.
58 18 "Duck's Quack" Ilana Darrant, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 5 February 2015 (2015-02-05)
Duck loses his voice, so Sarah sets about getting him a new one.
59 19 "Rainbow's Niece" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 6 February 2015 (2015-02-06)
Rainbow tells Sarah about his niece, whom he misses very much. So, Sarah and the Cloud Captain work hard to create a rare a Double Rainbow.
60 20 "Decorating Donkey" Alex Howley, Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 10 February 2015 (2015-02-10)
It is time for Tortoise to wake up from his sleep, so Sarah and Duck arrange a wake-up party. Donkey, however, finds the decorations very tasty.
61 21 "Duck Hotel" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 11 February 2015 (2015-02-11)
Duck wins a trip to a fancy duck hotel. Sarah goes along too, but finds it hard to relax when everything is designed for ducks.
62 22 "Parasol Show" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 12 May 2015 (2015-05-12)
Sarah and Duck accompany umbrella to a parasol show to meet up with his pen pal. Instead, he meets an intriguing new prospect.
63 23 "Extra Bounce" John Randolph Davies, Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 13 May 2015 (2015-05-13)
John has a bouncy ball that is just too bouncy. Sarah and Duck take him to the ball dispenser and encounter many balls that bounce a little differently.
64 24 "Cake Relocate" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 14 May 2015 (2015-05-14)
Cake is tired of living in the fridge, so Sarah and Duck help him think about where else he would like to stay.
65 25 "Lost Librarian" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 15 May 2015 (2015-05-15)
The librarian has lost his big reference book and Sarah thinks her toy periscope might help with the search.
66 26 "Scooter Stand Still" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 19 May 2015 (2015-05-19)
Scooter Boy gets his confidence knocked after a small accident, so Sarah and Duck help him to get it back.
67 27 "Music Fixer" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 20 May 2015 (2015-05-20)
Sarah's tuba is making some very peculiar sounds, so a trip to the Music Shop is in order.
68 28 "Wool on Wheels" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 21 May 2015 (2015-05-21)
Scarf Lady holds a knitted treats sale in the park, but the weather causes a problem...
69 29 "Lemon Cafe" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 22 May 2015 (2015-05-22)
Sarah and Duck discover a Lemon Cafe in the park, but it seems to be nearly closing time.
70 30 "Star Renovation" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 21 August 2015 (2015-08-21)
Venus has attempted to redecorate the night sky, causing confusion.
71 31 "Woollen Memories" Eddie Robson, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 28 August 2015 (2015-08-28)
Sarah and Duck decide to recreate the footage from Scarf Lady's old film reels.
72 32 "Beach Break" Ilana Darrant, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 31 August 2015 (2015-08-31)
Sarah and Duck decide to spend a day at the beach and plan to build some sand animals.
73 33 "Bubble Bumbling" Ilana Darrant, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 4 September 2015 (2015-09-04)
The Bubble Man is in town so a visit to the Big Shop is in order.
74 34 "Toggle Tangle" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 11 September 2015 (2015-09-11)
After Sarah helps Scarf Lady prepare the wool for her roof, she settles down for a sleep.
75 35 "Tummy Talk[22]" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)[a]
When Sarah forgets her sandwich, her rumbling tummy inadvertently starts a conversation with a frog.
76 36 "Moon's Exhibition" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 1 December 2015 (2015-12-01)[a]
A trip to the art gallery unexpectedly helps Duck with the hunt for his lost toy Rhino.
77 37 "Pond Prose" Eddie Robson, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 2 December 2015 (2015-12-02)[b]
Sarah is inspired by listening to a poetry record and decides to make up some poetry of her own.
78 38 "The Art of Pink[23]" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 3 December 2015 (2015-12-03)[c]
The art gallery holds a celebration of the colour pink and Sarah is keen to take part.
79 39 "Bug Bop" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 4 December 2015 (2015-12-04)[d]
Bug and his friends lead the duo to their outdoor music concert.
80 40 "Duck Flies[24]" Benjamin Cook, Sarah Gomes Harris, and Tim O'Sullivan 15 December 2015 (2015-12-15)[25] [e]
When Duck decides to migrate, Sarah remembers the day she and Duck met.

Series 3 (2016–)[edit]

No. overall No. in series Title Original UK air date
81 1 "Picture Planes" 18 October 2016 (2016-10-18)
When Sarah and Duck are racing paper planes, they chance upon an exciting discovery.
82 2 "Hat Fuss" 19 October 2016 (2016-10-19)
Scarf Lady needs some fresh inspiration & Sarah decides that the hat museum is the perfect place to visit.
83 3 "Dewy Morning" 20 October 2016 (2016-10-20)
Sarah and Duck are so keen to visit the art shop, they get there too early and have to find things to keep themselves entertained.
84 4 "Sticker Swap" 25 October 2016 (2016-10-25)
Sarah is keen to complete her sticker album, so she sets off to see if her friends can help with her collection.
85 5 "Train Fudge" 26 October 2016 (2016-10-26)
Sarah and Duck take an unexpected train trip whilst on their quest to buy some fudge.
86 6 "Magic Panic" 27 October 2016 (2016-10-27)
Umbrella needs Sarah and Duck's help after he promises to put on a magic show.
87 7 "Birthday Buoy" 1 November 2016 (2016-11-01)
Sarah, Duck and Flamingo arrange a nautical surprise for John's birthday.
88 8 "Alarm Cluck" 2 November 2016 (2016-11-02)
Duck keeps oversleeping, so Sarah decides he needs his own alarm clock.
89 9 "Twang Ball" 3 November 2016 (2016-11-03)
Scarf Lady introduces Sarah and Duck to a new game involving knitted sporting equipment.
90 10 "Auto Cat" 4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)
Duck has some competition for Sarah's attention when a brand new toy arrives.
91 11 "Fluff Bread" 4 April 2017 (2017-04-04)
Sarah and Duck help Bread Man and Cake bake some very unique bread for Flamingo and John.
92 12 "Moon Bow" 5 April 2017 (2017-04-05)
Rainbow gets to experience the night for the first time.
93 13 "Mountain Mints" 6 April 2017 (2017-04-06)
Scarf Lady's poetry records inspire a snowy train ride to the mountains.
94 14 "Bench Blocked" 11 April 2017 (2017-04-11)
When Sarah and Duck's favourite bench is in use, the pair find other things to do in the park.
95 15 "Planetarium Aquarium" 12 April 2017 (2017-04-12)
When Sarah and Duck's favourite bench is in use, the pair find other things to do in the park.
96 16 "Shallot Boat" 13 April 2017 (2017-04-13)
After a night of strong rain, the Shallots set sail on a seafaring adventure.
97 17 "Cake Decorate" 18 April 2017 (2017-04-18)
Cake decides to teach Sarah and Duck how to decorate with icing.
98 18 "Balloon Barnacles" 19 April 2017 (2017-04-19)
Sarah's hat goes on an adventure without her, on top of a balloon.
99 19 "Basking Shark" 20 April 2017 (2017-04-20)
Sarah is keen to adopt a sea creature, but doesn't get her first choice.
100 20 "Old Toys" 25 April 2017 (2017-04-25)
Duck is bored of his toy collection, so he and Sarah search for old toys in the attic.

DVD Releases[edit]

Release No. Release Name Episodes Number and duration R2 release date
1 Lots of Shallots and other stories Lots of Shallots, Sarah Duck & the Penguin, Cheer Up Donkey, Cake Bake, Scarf Lady's House, Robot Juice, Bouncy Ball, Rainbow Lemon, Sit Shop, Kite Flight 70 mins 17 February 2014[26]
2 Doubles and other stories Doubles, Umbrella and the Rain, Big Shop, Woollen Music, Fairground, Sarah Gets a Cold, Ribbon Sisters, Stargazing, Coloured Light, Strawberry Souffle 70 mins 8 September 2014[27]
3 Balloon Race and other stories Balloon Race, Camera, Tapping Shoes, Fireworks Dance, Fancy Park, Pipe Conductor, Slow Quest, World Bread Day, Pond Princess, Puncture Pump[28] 70 mins 16 February 2015[29]
4 Petal Light Picking and other stories Petal Light Picking, Bobsleigh, Plate Fog, Scared of Stairs, Moon Paint, The Play, Bread Bike, Bug's Button Bank, No More Wool, Octogon Club[30] 70 mins 19 October 2015[31]
5 Cloud Tower and other stories Cloud Tower, Outside Outside, Umbrella Bubbles, Sound Jumble, The Mouse's Birthday, Tortoise Snooze, Fast Slow Bungalow, Bags of Bags, Ribbon Fall, Garden Gaming[32] 70 mins 15 February 2016[33]
6 Duck Hotel and other stories Duck Hotel, Origami Overload, Shallot Circus, Toy Tidy, Plate Escape, The Big Sleepover, Paisley Sea, Duck's Quack, Rainbow's Niece, Decorating Donkey[34] 70 mins 16 May 2016[35]
7 Beach Break and other stories Beach Break, Parasol Show, Extra Bounce, Cake Relocate, Lost Librarian, Scooter Stand Still, Music Fixer, Wool on Wheels, Lemon Cafe, Star Renovation[36] 70 mins 25 July 2016[37]
8 Duck Flies and other stories Duck Flies, Seacow Snowtrail, Woolly Memories, Bubble Bumbling, Toggle Tangle, Tummy Talk, Moon's Exhibition, Pond Prose, The Art of Pink, Bug Bop[38] 70 mins 17 October 2016[39]
9 Train Fudge and other stories Train Fudge, Picture Planes, Hat Fuss, Dewy Morning, Sticker Swap, Magic Panic, Birthday Buoy, Alarm Clock, Twang Ball, Auto Cat[40] 70 mins 20 February 2017[40]

Reception[edit]

A pilot for Sarah & Duck was first aired at the Cartoon Forum 2010[41] where it was warmly received. The series was an immediate hit in the UK, and the first four episodes were the most popular pre-school programmes of their week on the BBC catch-up TV service, iPlayer.[42]

The first episode 'Lots of Shallots' was part of the official selection for the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[43]

In October 2013 Sarah & Duck was nominated for a Children's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in the pre-school animation category.[44] The BAFTA was awarded to Timmy Time.

In January 2014 Sarah & Duck was nominated in the pre-school category of the British Animation Awards.[45]

In November 2014, with a second nomination, Sarah & Duck won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award in the pre-school animation category.[46]

In February 2017, it was tied in the Kidscreen Award for best animated series with Doc McStuffins.[47]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aired on Sprout in the U.S. on 10 October 2015.
  2. ^ Aired on Sprout in the U.S. on 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ Aired on Sprout in the U.S. on 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ Aired on Sprout in the U.S. on 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ Aired on Sprout in the U.S. on 19 October 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sarah and Duck official site". Karrot Entertainment. 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Skwigly - Sarah & Duck CBeebies latest hit!". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Siti Syameen Md Khalili (3 December 2012). "TRENDS: Connecting through humour". New Straits Times. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  4. ^ BBC Media Centre (2013). "Roger Allam and Lesley Nicol provide voice talent as Sarah & Duck waddles onto CBeebies". BBC. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
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