“The format provides a fun and inspiring way to show the benefits of positive listening between the generations”

Death In Paradise star Don Warrington plays Grandpa in this blend of live action, puppetry and 2D animation that celebrates the bond that kids enjoy with their grandparents.

It couldn’t have come at a better time, with many elderly people physically cut off from their grandkids and learning to navigate new and remote technological ways of communicating.

Each episode centres around a question asked by a real child – from “what happens inside a computer?” to “why do cats go out at night?” and “what are stars?” – and sets out to answer it with humour and memorable facts.

Grandpa’s imaginative storytelling is blended with factual entertainment in creator Chris Heath’s charming series, with a diverse mix of resourceful children taking the lead.

Our judges said the format provides a fun and inspiring way to show the benefits of positive listening between the generations.

They were also impressed by its innovative production model, with the show designed so that its live-action elements can be remade in different languages.

With five heads of department from ethnic minority backgrounds and a mission to promote STEM to young girls through active female role models, every part of the format is designed with diversity in mind, all delivered with a light touch.

Series two is already on its way.


Go Green With the Grimwades

Go Green With The Grimwades
Doc Hearts for Channel 5 Milkshake!

Each week in this inclusive and informative series, the British/Jamaican mixed-heritage family takes on a new challenge to ‘go green’, from repairing socks to reducing plastic and litter. Driven by the national curriculum and endorsed by Keep Britain Tidy campaigners, the show teaches children about the environment in a fun and useful way.


Fourth Wall for Channel 5 Milkshake!

Liverpool-based Fourth Wall’s debut show teaches children about the world of work through the adventures of cat Milo and his friends Lofty and Lark.

Celebrating the work of delivery drivers, doctors and nurses, as well as astronauts and explorers, the series sends a positive message to kids that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.


Alphablocks for BBC

Numberblocks came to parents’ rescue in its latest run, with its first look at times tables – employing song-and-dance numbers featuring singer Gregory Porter, plus mnemonic techniques and Blue Zoo’s 3D-animated cast of colourful characters, to help children get ahead of the game.

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Sixteen South and Letko for Channel 5 Milkshake!

In their lush forest, little owl Odo and his friend Doodle carefully, and with humour and heart, promote self-esteem and positivity in stories that do not shy away from tough issues, including racism, migration, adoption and death.

Pip and Posy Hero

Pip & Posy
Magic Light Pictures for Channel 5 Milkshake! and Sky Kids

Magic Light brought the magic of its big-budget Christmas treats to this lower-key adaptation of Axel Scheffler’s stories. Pip and Posy learn the skills of kindness, resilience and flexibility as they navigate a series of friendship dilemmas with empathy, humour, positivity and play.

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