Hana’s Helpline

The charming animation following the work of a duck agony aunt concludes this week. Featuring the voice of Arabella Weir, the series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that children experience when starting school.

On Saturday in ‘A Posie from Rosie’, Rosie the panda is nervous when she is chosen to present a bouquet of flowers to a VIP.

Sunday’s episode is ‘Safe and Sound’. An insecure little puffin called Penri can’t bear to be without his comfort blanket when he goes to school.

In Monday’s show, Francis’s world is turned upside down when his grandma comes to stay, in ‘Granny’s Here’.

In ‘Questions, Questions’ on Tuesday, Lee the lion has lots and lots of questions and it seems no one can help him – until Hana shows him a place where he can find all the answers he needs.

Continuing this week is the charming animation following the work of a duck agony aunt. Featuring the voice of Arabella Weir, the series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that children experience when starting school.

In Sunday’s episode, Hana helps Katy the kitten discover a talent for gardening.

Monday’s show, ‘Feather Brained’, sees Jasper the parrot trying to conceal the fact that he is moulting by being the class clown.

Tuesday’s instalment is ‘Try Again, Bert’. After an injury, Bert is reluctant to play basketball again.

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Too Big for Your Boots’, in which Percy the peacock makes himself unpopular by criticising everyone.

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘Driven to Distraction’, Bert the bear suffers from travel sickness until Hana finds a way to distract him when on the move.

And on Friday, in ‘Ernie’s Perfect Cousin’, Ernie is always being unfavourably compared with his perfect cousin Jeremy. Can Hana help?

hana’s helpline
you’re a star (20/26)
07.20–07.30

Continuing this week on Five is the animation for four to six-year-olds, revolving around a friendly duck agony aunt (voiced by Arabella Weir of ‘The Fast Show’) who helps animals with their problems. The series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that real children experience when they start school.

In this morning’s episode, Fergus the firefly is overlooked when Mrs Winger is casting the school nativity play. Fortunately, Hana sees his potential.

Tuesday’s episode, ‘Where’s Teddy’, sees Hana come to the aid of Patsy Pig when she loses her favourite teddy bear.

Wednesday’s programme is ‘Little Miss Sulky Pants’. Ffion the frog feels slighted when she gets a new skunk foster sister, but Hana has a plan to stop her sulking.

On Thursday, in ‘Super Squirrel’, Hana decides it is high time Cyril the squirrel conquered his fear of heights.

And in Friday’s instalment, ‘Beware of the Bear’, Bert the bear has no respect for other people’s belongings until Hana shows him the error of his ways.

hana’s helpline
high and seek (15/26)
07.20–07.30

Continuing this week on Five is the animation for four to six-year-olds, revolving around a friendly duck agony aunt (voiced by Arabella Weir of ‘The Fast Show’) who helps animals with their problems. The series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that real children experience when they start school.

In this morning’s episode, Hana comes to the aid of Gwenda the giraffe who complains of being terrible at hide and seek. Hana explains that being tall means that you can find friends everywhere.

Tuesday’s episode, ‘Dancing Away’, finds Olivia the octopus with a sporting problem. Under Hana’s tutelage, Olivia blossoms into a ballerina.

Wednesday’s programme is ‘I’m a Big Boy Now’. Muzzy the mouse says he is always being teased about being too small.

On Thursday, in ‘Stop that Ernie’, everyone tells Ernie the eagle to stop drumming except for Hana, who spots his musical ability.

And in Friday’s instalment, ‘Bully for Douglas’, Douglas the duck is being bullied and suffers in silence, until he learns to share his problem with his friends.

hana’s helpline
the fibbing frog (10/26)
07.20–07.30

Continuing this week on Five is the animation for four to six-year-olds, revolving around a friendly agony aunt duck (voiced by Arabella Weir of ‘The Fast Show’) who helps animals with their problems. The series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that real children experience when they start school.

In this morning’s episode, Ffion the frog always tells terrible fibs to impress her friends. Hana helps her to be happy just being herself.

Tuesday’s episode, ‘Brave as a Lion’, finds Lee the lion cub afraid of going to the dentist… Hana to the rescue!

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Storm Brewing’. Muzzy the mouse is scared of thunderstorms but Hana helps him to control his fear by drawing.

On Thursday, in ‘Help, I’m Lost’, Ellen the ostrich is always getting lost until Hana teaches her the difference between left and right.

And in Friday’s instalment, ‘Unwanted Gift’, Patsy the piglet wants to swap her baby brother for something better. With Hana’s help, she discovers that it can be great fun to have someone to look after.

hana’s helpline
gorilla crossing (5/26)
07.20–07.30

Continuing this week on Five is the animation for four to six-year-olds, revolving around a friendly duck agony aunt (voiced by Arabella Weir of ‘The Fast Show’) who helps animals with their problems. The series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that real children experiencewhen they start school.

Today’s episode features Gazza the gorilla, who is scared of everything! Luckily, with Hana’s help, he manages to brave the great outdoors.

Tuesday’s episode, ‘Cyril the Squirrel’, sees Hana meets a squirrel who can never remember where he has put his belongings. Hana helps him find them with a special song.

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Disappearing Act’, in which Hana and the team help Myrtle the shy turtle to come out of her shell.

On Thursday, in ‘Too Many Hands’, Olivia is a little octopus who feels really clumsy until Hana helps her discover that with her hands, she can do six things all at once!

And in Friday’s instalment, ‘Bubble Trouble’, Hana helps Patsy the pig by teaching her about the social advantages of bathing.

hana’s helpline
winging it (1/26)

07.20–07.30 Starting this week on Five is a colourful new animation for four to six-year-olds, revolving around a friendly duck agony aunt who helps animals with their problems. The series deals with the kind of social and emotional issues that real children experience when they start school. Hana the duck runs a telephone helpline and is always available, any time day or night, to talk to animals with problems large or small. She can be reached in her chaotic office, on her radio phonein programme, or even on her mobile, and always responds to problems with her typical warmth and enthusiasm. If Hana can fix the problem, she will – and if it cannot be fixed, she will help the caller to cope with it.

Today’s opening episode sees Hana come to the aid of Ellen the bird. Ellen is sad because she is a bird that cannot fly, but Hana helps her discover that she is an ostrich who can run really fast.

Wednesday’s episode is ‘Night Light’, in which Bert the bear says he is afraid of the dark. Hana introduces him to Fergus, a firefly who can’t sleep.

On Thursday, in ‘Team Spirit’, Rosie the panda thinks she is not good at anything, until Hana helps her realise that everyone is important in a team. And

in Friday’s instalment, ‘No Fear’, Douglas the duckling is scared of swimming until Hana helps him and his mum to take the plunge. These charming episodes are brought to life with fabric puppets, cartoon-style cardboard sets and stop motion animation.

The series stars Arabella Weir (‘The Fast Show’) as the voice of Hana.

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