Little Princess

Weekdays at 7.05am

The delightful preschool series based on the books by Tony Ross returns for a brand new series. The only child of the loving king and queen, the cheeky princess has her castle home and its grounds at her disposal. By her side are her beloved pets – Puss and Scruff – who have their own adventures in each story. And the princess does not go anywhere without her favourite teddy, Gilbert.

Little Princess is full of energy, charm and questions about how the world works. As with most little children, she has an impressive curiosity and is stubborn when things do not go her way. But however demanding Little Princess gets, no one can stay angry with her for long.

The princess also has a host of adult friends who live at the castle. Amongst these are Maid, General, Chef, Admiral, Prime Minister and Gardener. And whilst the grown-ups are always on hand to play with the princess and offer helpful advice, sometimes it is not all that clear who is more mature!

Featuring the vocal talents of Jane Horrocks (the eponymous heroine) and Julian Clary (the narrator), ‘Little Princess’ invites all children and those who look after them to laugh and learn.

In ‘I Want My Horace’ on Monday, Little Princess is delighted when Great Uncle Walter’s Shetland pony Horace comes to stay – until she discovers how stubborn the animal is…

On Tuesday, in ‘I Want My Treehouse’, Little Princess is busy making a treehouse when she discovers that Algie and Maid are building one in the tree next door! A competition to see who can build the best treehouse is soon underway…

Wednesday’s episode is ‘I Don’t Like Arguments’. Little Princess is trying to paint a picture, but General and Maid are in the middle of a very noisy argument. If the princess wants to finish her picture, she is going to have to help them make friends again…

In ‘I Want to Skate’ on Thursday, Little Princess is learning to roller skate, but it’s not easy! However, when she finds out that her dad cannot skate either, the princess decides to keep on trying.

The last episode of the week is ‘I Want to Cut Out’ on Friday. Little Princess uses the scissors and glue without permission and ruins the brand new dress given to her by Great Aunty. Can she repair the damage – or will she have to own up?

Daily at 8:00am on five

Coming to Milkshake! this week is a special edition of the delightful preschool animation.

Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, Little Princess charts the various adventures of a regal little girl full of energy, charm and curiosity about how the world works. This Christmas edition features the vocal talents of Jane Horrocks as our royal heroine, Brian Blessed as Great Uncle Walter and Julian Clary as narrator.

In this special seasonal instalment, it is Christmas Day and everyone at the castle is busy preparing for a festive feast. Everyone that is, except Little Princess. The royal little girl has been given a new sledge by Santa and is eager to try it out –but there is no snow on the ground! Surely frolicking in the snow is the whole point of Christmas?

Before long, the princess gets her wish and there is a thick blanket of fluffy snow all over the castle grounds. However, Little Princess then discovers that her favourite uncle –Great Uncle Walter – may not be able to make it for dinner because of the wintry weather! Realising that Christmas is only truly complete with all her loved ones together, the princess puts her new toy aside and helps everyone else with the preparations. But will Walter manage to find his way through the snow?

little princess
i don’t like thunderstorms (34/35)

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues. Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, the episodes chart the various adventures of Little Princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) –a regal young lady full of energy, charm and curiosity about the world.

From Wednesday, there is another chance to see some classic episodes from the archive.

In today’s episode, Little Princess is playing outside when a massive storm hits the castle, forcing her indoors. Suddenly she realises that Scruff is stuck out in the storm…

In Tuesday’s episode, ‘I Can Keep a Secret’, our heroine learns a secret about the General that nobody else in the castle knows. Will she manage to keep it from the rest of the household?

Wednesday’s instalment is ‘I Want to Whistle’. When Little Princess discovers that everyone in the kingdom can whistle except her, she sets about finding her own special noise.

Thursday episode, ‘I Want my Dummy’, finds the princess unwilling to give up her pacifier.

Rounding off the week’s episodes on Fridayis ‘I Can’t Remember’, in which Little Princess tries to remember where she has put her things…

little princess
i want my sheep (29/35)

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues its second series this week. Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, the episodes chart the adventures of Little Princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) –a regal young lady full of energy, charm and curiosity about the world.

In today’s episode, Little Princess is playing vets when she finds a real sheep in the castle grounds. After a while, she and Sheepy become so inseparable that when the gardener comes to take the animal home, the princess will not let it go…

Tomorrow’s episode is ‘I Don’t Want to Miss It’. The princess takes action because she keeps missing all the exciting things that happen around the castle.

In Wednesday’s instalment, ‘I Want to Do a Show’, Great Aunty is coming to visit so Little Princess decides to put on a show! Will she manage to get everything done in time?

Thursday episode is‘Can I Have it Back Now, Please?’ When Little Princess’s baby cousin comes to visit, she decides to be very kind and lend him Gilbert for the day. But to her horror, everyone thinks that she has given the teddy to him for good!

Rounding off the week’s episodes on Fridayis ‘I Want to Do a Treasure Hunt’. Little Princess is determined to triumph in the castle treasure hunt, but to what lengths is she willing to go?

little princess
i want to play in the rain (25/35)

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues its second series this week. Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, the episodes chart the adventures of Little Princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) –a regal young lady full of energy, charm and curiosity about the world.

In today’s episode, Little Princess wants to head out into the rain to splash in the muddy puddles, but no one else in the castle wants to play with her – they would rather stay indoors and keep dry! “Indoors is boring,” sings the Princess. But when things start going wrong for her, she decides that perhaps the others might be right…

Tomorrow’s episode is ‘I Want Baked Beans’. When Little Princess discovers that she likes baked beans, she decides she wants to eat them all the time – much to the royal household’s dismay. But after a while, beans start to lose their appeal – especially when Little Princess realises that she might be turning into one!

On Thursday, in ‘I Don’t Want to Dance’, Little Princess does not want to go to her dance class – they make her dance like a butterfly! To get out of it, she sets about hiding from the maid –but on her way discovers that there is more to dancing than being a butterfly.

Rounding off the week on Fridayis ‘I Want to Go on Holiday’. When Little Princess receives a postcard from Great Aunty, she decides that she would like to go on holiday too. The trouble is, the rest of the household is busy with the spring cleaning, so the Princess has to go alone. However, will a holiday with no one to play with be any fun?

little princess
i want to collect
07.00–07.15

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues its second series this week. Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, the episodes chart the adventures of Little Princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) –a noble young lady full of energy, charm and curiosity about the world.

From Thursday, there is another chance to catch the first episodes of the series.

In this morning’s episode, Little Princess discovers that everyone else in the castle has a collection of some sort so she decides that she needs one too. What will she collect?

In ‘I Want to Be Queen’ on Tuesday, Little Princess and the Queen decide to swap roles for the day, but it turns out that being Queen is not easy!

On Wednesday, in ‘I Want to Play Football’, our heroine is stuck inside the castle because of bad weather. After growing bored of all her other games, she decides to play football, but soon learns that this game should not be played indoors!

‘I Want a Shop’ on Thursdayfinds the princess in the mood for opening a shop, but first she must find something to sell…

And in Friday’s episode, ‘It’s Sports Day’, Little Princess is unhappy to be in a team with Scruff and the Admiral on the day of the royal sports day.

little princess
i want to be a baby (17/35)
07.00–07.15

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues its second series this week. Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, the episodes chart the adventures of Little Princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) –a noble young lady full of energy, charm and curiosity about the world.

When her baby cousin comes to stay in this morning’s episode, Little Princess finds that she is no longer the centre of attention.

In ‘I Want to Be a Cavegirl’ on Tuesday, the princess decides to move into the garden shed to live as a cavegirl. But when it gets dark, living in a cave loses some of its appeal…

On Wednesday, in ‘I Want my Puppets’, Little Princess is putting on a puppet show for her friends. But as she prepares the tickets and refreshments, her puppets get all tangled! Will she manage to fix them before the curtain comes up?

‘Mother’s Day!’ on Thursday finds our heroine busy making her mum a special gift for Mother’s Day. The Queen is very excited and is soon hot on the trail of her daughter…

And in Friday’s episode, ‘I Want to Be an Explorer’, Little Princess learns about her great grandfather, a famous explorer who discovered the Blue Boogaloo Land and the Red Wibbler.

little princess
i want to be good (12/35)
07.00–07.15

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues its second series this week. Based on the much-loved picture books by Tony Ross, the episodes chart the adventures of Little Princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) –a noble young lady full of energy, charm and curiosity about the world.

In this morning’s episode, Little Princess has been put on the Naughty Step and warned that if she wants to help decorate the Christmas tree, she must be good all day!

In ‘I Want My Crayons’ on Tuesday, the princess has a shiny new colouring set. When the crayons begin to disappear from their box, the princess starts accusing members of the household!

On Wednesday, in ‘I Want to Be Tall’, Little Princess decides that she is too short because she cannot reach the things she wants. When her baby cousin comes to visit, however, the princess looks set to change her mind.

‘I Want My Plaster’ on Thursday finds our heroine proudly wearing a plaster on her knee. When the General hurts his leg, the princess must show him how to be brave.

And in Friday’s episode, ‘I Want My Swing’, Little Princess has a brand new swing but is not allowed to use it unless an adult is around.

little princess
i want a bicycle (7/35)
07.00–07.15

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary continues its second series this week. Based on the much-loved and highly successful picture books by Tony Ross, it follows the adventures of a little princess (voiced by Jane Horrocks) who is full of energy, charm and inquisitiveness about how the world works.

In this morning’s episode, Little Princess is fed up of her tricycle not going fast enough and decides that she needs a two-wheeler. But just getting on the bicycle, let alone staying on it, proves more of a challenge than the Princess bargained for…

In ‘I Don’t Want to Leave Home’ on Tuesday, Little Princess gets her wires crossed and thinks her parents are going to send her away!

On Wednesday, in ‘I Want a Best Friend’, Little Princess decides to be best friends with her visiting baby cousin.

‘I Don’t Want to Kiss Great Aunty’ on Thursday sees Little Princess attempting to avoid an alarming relative.

And in Friday’s episode, ‘I Want a Midnight Feast’, Little Princess’s plans are almost foiled because she is too sleepy. Can she stay awake?

little princess
it’s sports day!
07.00–07.20

The delightful animation narrated by Julian Clary returns for a second series. Little Princess is based on the much-loved and highly successful children’s picture books by Tony Ross. Jane Horrocks voices the Little Princess who is full of energy, charm and inquisitiveness about how the world works.

As with most little children, she has an irrepressible curiosity and is delightfully stubborn when things don’t go her way! But however demanding Little Princess gets, the grown-ups can’t stay angry for long once she puts on her big smile and tries to make it all better.

In this morning’s episode, it is sports day at the castle, but the Princess is unhappy to be in a team with Scruff and the Admiral.

In ‘I Want to Be a Pirate’ on Tuesday, Little Princess escapes her chores by being a pirate.

In Wednesday’s episode, ‘I Want to Go to the Fair’, the Princess hurts her foot on the way to the fair and has to stay at home.

‘I Want to Dress Up’ on Thursday, sees the Little Princess determined to win the fancy dress party competition.

And in Friday’s episode, ‘I Want a Surprise’, the Princess is desperate to find her birthday present.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1