Show Me Show Me

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Show Me Show Me
Presented by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series
  • 6 (regular)
  • 1 (seaside)
No. of episodes
  • 156 (regular; inc. 1 special)
  • 6 (seaside)
Production locationBBC Elstree Centre
Running time25 minutes
Original networkCBeebies
Picture format16:9
Original release6 July 2009 (2009-07-06) –
30 October 2015 (2015-10-30)

Show Me Show Me is a pre-school television series that aired on CBeebies from 6 July 2009 to 30 October 2015 and is presented by Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee. The series teaches and shows children to read stories about their toys.


The show features five toys: Mo Mo, Tom, Stuffy, Miss Mouse, and Teddington, each of which appears in their own song as well as in a storybook adventure.

  • Stuffy – A felt cube with orange hair and a pocket at the back
  • Mo Mo – A girl robot with a poseable head and arms
  • Miss Mouse – A knitted mouse with a red dotted headband
  • Tom – A boy rag doll with brown hair
  • Teddington – A teddy bear with a green waistcoat and black bow-tie

In Series 1, a cartoon series produced by TV-Loonland AG called Penelope featuring a blue koala appeared in episodes, and was later split off on its own show.[1]

In Series 2, another cartoon series called Uki was featured, about an eponymous little yellow character who conveys emotions through laughter and smiles. As with Penelope, this was eventually split off onto its own series.[2]


The show takes place on the top floor of a tower and each episode begins by climbing the ten-storey tower block lift where a child's voice counts from one to ten. On reaching ten we enter Chris and Pui's play room where a magical world of fun and games is explored.[3]

Each show centres on two items that form the title of the episode (for example "Granddads and Glasses"), each of which is introduced by a child requesting "Show me show me granddads". Chris and Pui then explore the items via videos, songs and activities, as well as a piece in which children talk about their experiences with that item.

Shows often feature one of the characters' songs, or a story read by one of the presenters about the exploits of the toys.

Most episodes contain a sequence of a shop. If Chris runs it, Pui comes as different nursery rhyme characters such as the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Bo Peep, Incy Wincy Spider, Little Miss Muffet, Old MacDonald, Granny Humpty and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. If Pui runs it, Chris enters as one of Humpty Dumpty, the Hey Diddle cow, Jack from "Jack and Jill", Pat the Baker, or Wee Willie Winkie.

The format of the show is similar to that of Play School – the BBC programme from the '60s, '70s and '80s.



Series Start date End date Episodes
1 6 July 2009 2 October 2009 40
2 6 September 2010 29 October 2010 25
3 6 June 2011 29 July 2011 25
4 4 March 2013 29 March 2013 20
5 28 October 2013 20 December 2013 26
6 5 October 2015 30 October 2015 20


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 30 July 2012 4 August 2012 6


Date Entitle
17 December 2012 Winter Special


On 7 September 2016, cast member Chris Jarvis was alleged to have used profanity during a song about kites, sparking outrage among parents and resulting in the CBeebies Facebook page releasing a statement saying "It's kite everyone, kite! We make shows for your little ones so it's always going to be kite."[4]


  1. ^ "Penelope". CBeebies. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Uki". CBeebies. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ Show Me Show Me[permanent dead link] – CBeebies
  4. ^, Katie Baillie for (8 September 2016). "Did CBeebies' Chris Jarvis just drop the C-word?". Metro. Retrieved 8 September 2016.