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08 September 2014

The Koala Brothers Turn 10!



If you don't already know, ‘The Koala Brothers’ is an animation series for pre-schoolers which is broadcast by CBeebies within the UK. Your little ones can follow the adventures of Frank and Buster, two cute and friendly koalas living in the Australian outback, whose mission in life is to help others. From their isolated homestead, they fly out on daily patrol in their yellow aeroplane, looking for anyone in need of help. The series shows the true value of friendship and caring for others and has sold to 150 territories worldwide, been translated into 31 languages and it has even been nominated for four children’s BAFTA awards.

That's rather impressive!



I remember sitting with Jamster watching this, what feels like only yesterday, and I always thought it was a great programme for teaching the importance of kindness; so I'm really not surprised that it has become such a success. Helping others in times of need is a valuable lesson for children to learn and as parents I'm sure you will agree.

They have now released their own YouTube channel and Facebook page and episodes will soon be available to download from iTunes. The Koala Brothers can travel with you and your child wherever you may be.

It's a firm favourite for many toddlers and with this being their 10th year on TV we have a giveaway to celebrate!





*** WIN ***

For your chance to win a Koala Brothers trolley bag, Buster plush, blanket and a book you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
The giveaway will close at 11.59pm GMT 6th October 2014
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are extra entry methods available also.

Good luck!





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91 comments

  1. My favourite was the flumps, George loves I can cook

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  2. My own favourite was postman pat and pigeon street my daughters is Charlie and Lola

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  3. Koala Brothers is the favourite in our house, of course! Especially Ned, my granddaughter loves him! :)

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  4. I always loved Sesame Street

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  5. My son likes Topsy and Tim the best at the mo

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  6. Madeleine Appleton09/09/2014, 11:14

    My daughter loves In The Night Garden

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  7. Sarah & Duck! My little girl adores them - Mel Graham

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  8. The Koala Brothers! We only discovered it last year on CBeebies for the first time! My brother Peter absolutely *adores* the show & his nickname is "Frank" and he calls me "Mitzi" because I like carousels and pretty things! This Koala Brothers Birthday competition finishes just a few days before my brother Peter's birthday too :D

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  9. sooty and sweep/andy pandy

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  10. My little boy loves Tipsy & Tim x

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  11. I would have to say Koala Brothers :D

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  12. my favourite was pigeon street; my little ones (my nephews) is pepper pig

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  13. I loved button moon as a kid xx

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  14. My boy loves Mike the Knight

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  15. my sons both love Topsy and Tim at the moment!

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  16. My favourite was Barney, my daughter's favourite is Something Special/Mr Tumble ☺

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  17. When I was young I liked watching Charlie Chalk best (still watch him now, actually!).

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  18. my favourite TV show used to be Bod

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  19. My twin boys love Firemand Sam and Topsy and Tim x

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  20. loved fraggle rock,now love tracey beaker and the next step over on cbbc x

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  21. Poppy Cat is a favourite and so is Peppa Pig xx

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  22. I always loved Roobarb and Custard - we still all watch the DVD.

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  23. my youngest loves peppa pig , i used to love button moon

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  24. My kid's favourite is Nina and the Neurons

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  25. My son likes Topsy and Tim the best - LEANNE W

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  26. I did enjoy Magic Roundabout. That was in the days when it WAS time for beed after Zebedee said BOING

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  27. Postman pat :)

    @oneisjamie

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  28. My favourite was Sharkey & George

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  29. rachael jones05/10/2014, 08:46

    MR TUMBLE

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  30. my little girls (9 months and 20 months) love peppa pig

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  31. pauline black05/10/2014, 12:53

    in the night garden

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  32. I loved Candy Candy :}

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  33. As a child I loved Rag, Tag and Bobtail :)

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  34. My son loves the Octonauts.

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  35. we were talking about this the oterh day I loved the Moomins my husband loved thundercars my 2 eldest loved the tweenies and my 2 youngest loved hanny manny and Doc McStuffin

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  36. My grandson loves Thomas the Tank Engine and his sister Peppa the Pig. Both also like Ben and Holly.

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  37. My little girl is mad about In The Night Garden :)

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  38. Heather Knotts06/10/2014, 05:07

    My son loves In The Night Garden

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  39. The 1970s Scooby Doo Show

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  40. As a child, I loved Fraggle Rock - so surreal!

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  41. Me and the kids loved the TWEENIES, only the best xx

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  42. I used to love Dogtanian and He-Man!

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  43. in the night garden he loves iggle piggle xx

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  44. my favourite was "Why Don't You", I took an extreme dislike to Finger Mouse - it gives me the creeps!

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  45. Susan Breese06/10/2014, 11:56

    As soon as we got a TV , I used to love watching the American children's programme Gigantor. His good deeds - and the theme tune - stay with me to this day.

    Today's children are spoilt for choice - so many wonderful shows. Current faves in our house are Horrid Henry and Thomas.

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  46. mine was fraggle rock, so much so that i have got it on dvd

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  47. My son loves Peppa Pig

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  48. My 3 kids like peppa pig and topsy and tim. My favourite was chock o block!! :)

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  49. My Twin boys love Topsy and Tim :-)

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  50. Mine love Topsy and Tim :)

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  51. Ooh hard to choose between my favourites, I loved Dogtanian & The Three Muskahounds and also Terrahawks, my son prefers something a bit more normal and loves Topsy & Tim.

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  52. The Octonauts is a big hit here.

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  53. Tracey Tedford06/10/2014, 20:08

    I loved Sesame Street and my kids love Teletubbies

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  54. Catherine McAlinden06/10/2014, 20:15

    We all love Topsy and Tim. I think I am the bigger fan though!

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  55. Something Special. My little can't get enough of Mr Tumble.

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  56. RaaRaaa- my daughter adores it

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