Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

Weekdays, 8:35am on Five

Concluding on Milkshake! this week is the awardwinning preschool animation series ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’. Produced by Astley Baker Davies, creators of the hugely successful ‘Peppa Pig’, the series follows the adventures of close friends Holly and Ben, a young fairy princess still in training and a toy-making elf respectively. Ben and Holly’s world is Little Kingdom, a tiny land hidden amongst thorny brambles, where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. Holly lives in the little palace with her parents King and Queen Thistle, Nanny Plum and Holly’s cheeky little twin sisters Daisy and Poppy. Daisy and Poppy are not very good at flying or magic – but that does not stop them from trying! Ben, meanwhile, lives with his parents Mr and Mrs Elf in the great elf tree. Ben’s dad drives the elf truck that delivers food to the fairies, while Mrs Elf is very good at doing everything else! Other inhabitants of the realm include teacher and factory owner Wise Old Elf, and Ben and Holly’s great friend Gaston, an untidy ladybird who barks and pants like a dog. The week’s first episode is ‘Books’ on Monday. After Queen Thistle reads the children a story about the stars, they wonder where stars go in the daytime. When they cannot find the answer in the castle’s magic books, Ben and Holly pay a visit to the Wise Old Elf. In ‘Betty Caterpillar’ on Tuesday, Ben and Holly make a new caterpillar friend, but she is sad that she cannot fly. King Thistle says that feeding Betty will do the trick, and before long she turns from chubby caterpillar to beautiful butterfly! And on Wednesday, ‘Queen Holly’ sees Holly left in charge when King and Queen Thistle go away on important business. But ruling the Little Kingdom is not as easy as it looks… ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’

Weekdays, 8:35am on Five

Continuing on Milkshake! this week is the awardwinning preschool animation series ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’. Produced by Astley Baker Davies, creators of the hugely successful ‘Peppa Pig’, the series follows the adventures of close friends Holly and Ben, a young fairy princess still in training and a toy-making elf respectively. Ben and Holly’s world is Little Kingdom, a tiny land hidden amongst thorny brambles, where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. Holly lives in the little palace with her parents King and Queen Thistle, Nanny Plum and Holly’s cheeky little twin sisters Daisy and Poppy. Daisy and Poppy are not very good at flying or magic – but that does not stop them from trying! Ben, meanwhile, lives with his parents Mr and Mrs Elf in the great elf tree. Ben’s dad drives the elf truck that delivers food to the fairies, while Mrs Elf is very good at doing everything else! Other inhabitants of the realm include teacher and factory owner Wise Old Elf, and Ben and Holly’s great friend Gaston, an untidy ladybird who barks and pants like a dog. The week’s first episode is ‘The Royal Golf Course’ on Monday. A mole disturbs King Thistle’s golf course, so a gnome is enlisted to help drive it away. Soon though the gnome is ordering the elves around, and trying out crazy golf! In ‘Morning, Noon and Night’ on Tuesday, the Wise Old Elf teaches the children how to tell the time, and takes Ben and Holly to see the big clock at the top of the Elf Tree. ‘Gaston’s Visit’ on Wednesday sees Gaston suffering from a cold, so Holly invites him to stay at the Little Castle. Soon Gaston is taking over, eating the king’s food and sleeping in his bed! In ‘Trip to the Seaside’ on Thursday, Holly joins Ben and his family on a trip to the seaside. Holly must use magic to rescue herself and Ben when the tide comes in and they are stuck in their castle. And on Friday, in ‘Ben’s Birthday Card’, Holly forgets Ben’s birthday, and rushes home to make him a birthday card. But Nanny has stopped all magic, so Holly has to make the card herself.

Weekdays, 8:35am on Five

Continuing on Milkshake! this week is the awardwinning preschool animation series ‘Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom’. Produced by Astley Baker Davies, creators of the hugely successful ‘Peppa Pig’, the series follows the adventures of close friends Holly and Ben, a young fairy princess still in training and a toy-making elf respectively. Ben and Holly’s world is Little Kingdom, a tiny land hidden amongst thorny brambles, where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. Holly lives in the little palace with her parents King and Queen Thistle, Nanny Plum and Holly’s cheeky little twin sisters Daisy and Poppy. Daisy and Poppy are not very good at flying or magic – but that does not stop them from trying! Ben, meanwhile, lives with his parents Mr and Mrs Elf in the great elf tree. Ben’s dad drives the elf truck that delivers food to the fairies, while Mrs Elf is very good at doing everything else! Other inhabitants of the realm include teacher and factory owner Wise Old Elf, and Ben and Holly’s great friend Gaston, an untidy ladybird who barks and pants like a dog. The week’s first episode is ‘The Elf Factory’ on Monday. It’s almost Christmas and the elves are busy making toys. Holly has fun visiting their workshop, but when there is a problem with the toys, a little bit of magic is needed to save the day. In ‘Mrs Witch’ on Tuesday, Nanny takes Ben and Holly to visit a witch in the forest. When Nanny is rude to the witch, she gets frozen by magic… ‘Elf Joke Day’ on Wednesday sees Holly and Ben help the Wise Old Elf play a trick on Nanny Plum. She doesn’t see the funny side, so decides to turn him into a giant snail! In ‘King Thistle’s New Clothes’ on Thursday, the snooty king comes to visit. When Nanny accidentally shrinks all of the king’s clothes, she magics some more from vegetables in the kitchen. And on Friday, in ‘The Elf School’, the Wise Old Elf tells Holly and Ben that no magic should be used at school. Holly finds it difficult to get by until Nanny uses a little of her own magic to help her out…

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