Olivia

Everyday at 8.00am

The enchanting CGI-animation following a 6¾- year-old girl concludes this week. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual as she plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake!’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

In Saturday’s instalment, Olivia’s parents head to a special restaurant to celebrate their anniversary. Grandma volunteers to babysit the children, and Olivia hatches a plan to surprise Mum and Dad at dinner. Will they appreciate the interruption?

Sunday’s episode, ‘Olivia Plays Football’, finds Olivia and Francine competing to join the school football team. When Francine is chosen to be goalie, Olivia is disappointed that she will not be allowed to wear the nice red goalkeeper’s jersey – but things change when Francine proves more adept at dodging the ball than saving it!

Monday’s programme is ‘Olivia Goes to the Library’. On a trip to the library with her father and Ian, Olivia hopes to renew her fantastic book so she can finish it. However, the book goes missing during story time and Olivia must turn detective in order to track it down.

On Tuesday, in ‘Olivia Makes a Wedding Gift’, Olivia decides to buy the perfect wedding gift for her favourite art teacher, Miss Davis. Despite all of her fundraising efforts, however, the little girl only has enough cash for a very small gift. Can her classmates help her create something special?

On Wednesday, in ‘Olivia Helps Mother Nature’, Olivia goes green and embarks on a mission to recycle, cut down on waste and conserve energy. The only problem she encounters is posed by Ian, who refuses to turn off his night light. Olivia will have to either find a way for Ian to fall asleep without a light, or find a sustainable alternative.

In Thursday’s instalment, ‘Olivia Becomes a Chef’, it is Mother’s birthday and Olivia is planning something really special – a surprise dinner. Imagining herself a famous chef with Dad and Ian as her helpers, Olivia sets about cooking up a storm – but the real challenge is keeping Mum out of the kitchen long enough to prepare the food!

The final episode of the current run is ‘Olivia Goes to the Beach’ on Friday. Grandma takes Olivia and Ian to the seaside, but Grandma’s friend Annette has built a huge fence blocking off all the best bits of the beach! Can the children find a way to have fun?

Everyday at 8.00am

Continuing this week is the enchanting CGI- animation following a 6¾-year-old girl whose vivid imagination sends her on all manner of adventures. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual as she plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake!’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

In Saturday’s instalment, it’s almost Christmas and Olivia and Ian cannot wait for Santa to come. But there is one thing that Santa cannot bring – Olivia’s lost toy monkey, Mathilda. Olivia imagines herself to be a Santa Claus who returns lost toys. On Christmas morning, Olivia finds new gifts under the tree – and Mathilda under her nose!

Sunday’s episode is ‘Olivia Is Invited to Dinner’. Olivia is thrilled to be invited to Francine’s house for dinner, until she learns that she must reciprocate the gesture. She worries that Francine will be unimpressed by her family’s table manners. But after dinner at Francine’s is not much fun, Olivia appreciates her own family meals.

In Monday’s programme, ‘Olivia Plants a Garden’, Mrs Hogenmuller distributes seeds for a class garden project. Olivia cannot wait for her plants to grow. But when her dog, Perry, digs up her little garden, Olivia discovers something even more exciting – what appears to be a dinosaur bone!

On Tuesday, in ‘Olivia Runs a Carnival’, Mrs Hogenmuller’s class plans a parents’ night. Olivia thrills her classmates when she suggests the idea of a carnival. When the night of the carnival arrives, Olivia oversees the games and amusements in her own special way. And she still has a few surprises up her sleeve…

On Wednesday, in ‘Olivia Takes Ballet’, Olivia is determined to dance just like the ballerinas she has seen in a ballet – the only thing she needs is a partner. Luckily, Uncle Gary (a professional rugby player) is visiting, and the two of them dance a surprisingly graceful pas de deux for Olivia’s class.

On Thursday, in ‘The Two Olivias’, there is a new girl in Olivia’s class and her name is also Olivia! Confusion ensues, and the original Olivia cannot believe that she has to share her name. After a brief stint calling herself ‘Pam’, Olivia decides that a town with two Olivias might not be so bad.

The final episode of the week is ‘Olivia and the Old West’ on Friday. The class bullfrog is loose, and Mrs Hogenmuller leaves Olivia in charge as she tracks it down. Olivia imagines herself as the sheriff of a Wild West town, defending it against a stampede of giant bullfrogs. Can she do it alone, or will she need a little help from Francine?

Daily at 8:00am on five

Continuing this week is the enchanting CGI-animation following a 6¾-year-oldgirl whose vivid imagination sends her on all manner of adventures. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual as she plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake!’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

In Saturday’s instalment, Olivia uses a unique training regime to help her best friend Julian be the fastest runner in the class track and field day. She also gives herself a jump on the competition in her own event.

Sunday’s episode is ‘Olivia Plays Hotel’. School is let out early due to snow, and Julian and Francine come over to Olivia’s house. She transforms her home into a make-believe hotel, but then some strange things start to happen…

In Monday’s programme, ‘Olivia’s Ice Spectacular’, Olivia can’t wait to see skating star Sonja Spencer perform in ‘Cinderella on Ice’. However, when the performance is cancelled, Olivia decides the show must go on and stages her own ice spectacular.

On Tuesday , in ‘Olivia’s Snow Day’, Olivia takes to the streets with Julian as her cameraman to report on the day’s happenings. The big story is a sighting of the Abominable Snowman. Can it be true?

On Wednesday , in ‘Olivia’s Road Trip’, Olivia finds ways to pass the time on the long drive to Grandma’s house. She imagines piloting her own jumbo jet, Olivia Air, and forgets all about the discomfort of the road trip.

On Thursday , in ‘Olivia’s Day at the Office’, Father takes Olivia and Ian to ‘bring your kids to work day’. Olivia is looking forward to a fun day in the office, but when Father is given a new deadline, Olivia hatches a plan to help him out.

The final episode of the week is ‘Olivia and the Family Photo’ on Friday . Mother is determined to take the perfect Christmas photo –in the middle of summer! With the help of a snow machine, Olivia brings some Christmas spirit to the photo.

Weekdays at 8:00am on five

Continuing this week is the enchanting CGI-animation following a 6¾-year-oldgirl whose vivid imagination sends her on all manner of adventures. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual asshe plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake!’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

In Saturday’s instalment, Olivia is assigned a school project based on one of the planets in the solar system. However, she cannot decide which one to choose. With a little help from her brother Ian, Olivia decides to create a model of the entire solar system, and even throws in a brand-new
planet in the process!

Sunday’s episode is ‘Olivia Keeps a Secret’. Mother is busy planning a birthday party for Francine and Olivia wants to help. TV star Kicky the Kangaroo is due to make a special appearance, but when he is delayed, Olivia has to step in and save the party!

In Monday’s show, ‘Olivia Explores the Attic’, Olivia finds Grandma’s missing time capsule tucked away and forgotten in the attic. She is puzzled and thrilled by the objects from Grandma’s childhood that she finds inside, and is inspired to create her own time capsule.

On Tuesday in ‘Olivia’s Good Luck’, Olivia is determined to sell more Young Pioneer cookies than anybody else in her troop –especially Francine. It turns out to be harder than she thought it would be, but with a little perseverance and ingenuity, she manages to achieve a personal best.

When Father goes out of town on Wednesday , Olivia creates a video diary to record everything he misses, in ‘Olivia Makes a Video’.But everyday life is less exciting than she hoped, so she adds a big song and dance finish to the video.

On Thursday , in ‘Olivia Becomes a Vet’, Olivia is inspired to care for animals after Julian’s pet lizard is taken ill. Back home, she goes to work on the only two patients available –her pets! But Olivia’s treatments for Edwin and Perry turn out to be a bit messier than she expected.

The final episode of the week is ‘Olivia Packs Up’ on Friday . Tired of having to share with Ian, Olivia sets out on a trip around the block in search of a place free from little brothers. She imagines herself crossing a vast desert by camel, but the journey is not as fun much as she had hoped it would be. Olivia eventually decides that having a little brother might not be so bad after all…

Saturday 7th March to Friday 13th March at 8:00am on five

Continuing this week is the enchanting CGI-animation following a 6¾-year-oldgirl whose vivid imagination sends her on all manner of adventures. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual as she plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake!’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

Saturday’s instalment sees Olivia and Francine go head to head to decide who should be the classroom pet monitor. Francine initially wins over the other students with the help of her charming cat, Gwendolyn. However, when it emerges that Francine is afraid of the class lizard, everyone is happy for Olivia to take over the job – even Francine herself!

Sunday’s episode is ‘Olivia Acts Out’. It is time for the annual school play, but Olivia gets stuck playing the part of ‘Cow #2’, while Francine lands the starring role. Deciding to make the most of her small part, Olivia choreographs a climactic ‘mooove’ that brings the audience to its feet.

In Monday’s show, ‘Olivia’s Lemonade Stand’, Olivia’s lemonade stall is losing customers to Francine’s pink lemonade stand. Determined to go one better, Olivia opens her own full-scale backyard restaurant, imagining it is a fabulous supper club. But Olivia soon finds that her restaurant needs something she can only get from Francine – something pink!

On Tuesday in ‘Olivia Plays Piano’, Olivia sees herself as a great concert pianist, though her piano teacher thinks she needs a bit more practice. When her little brother Ian begins taking his own piano lessons – and turns out to be pretty good – Olivia is not sure if there’s room for two prodigies in the family…

After attending a disappointing fashion show with Grandma in ‘Olivia’s Fashion Show’ on Wednesday, the lively little girl decides to design her own collection and put on a show. Unfortunately, her models –Ian, Francine and Julian –prove to be rather difficult to work with. It is up to Olivia to think fast and make her debut fashion show work!

On Thursday in ‘Olivia and Her Ducklings’, Olivia and Ian return home from the park with some unexpected visitors – a mother duck and her ducklings! The duo try to keep their little charges hidden from Mother and Father, but the ducks cause all kinds of havoc all over the house!

The final episode of the week is ‘Olivia and the Babies’ on Friday . After noticing all the compliments Mother receives on account of adorable baby William, Olivia finds herself some babies of her own –her cat Edwin and her dog Perry. Being a mum proves tougher than it seems, but Olivia’s new skills come in handy when Mother asks her to watch William for a minute.
 

Continuing this week is the enchanting CGI- animation following a 6¾-year-old girl whose vivid imagination sends her on all manner of adventures. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual as she plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake!’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

Saturday’s instalment sees Olivia competing against Francine in a pet show. While Olivia’s cat, Edwin, is a decidedly lethargic creature, Francine’s feline, Gwendolyn, is incredibly talented. However, the girls soon have more to think about when Edwin suddenly goes missing. Detective Olivia springs into action to come to the rescue!

Sunday’s episode is ‘Olivia Makes Magic’. Olivia discovers her talent for magic when she makes herself disappear. Julian finds the experience quite amusing, but Ian is desperate to get his sister back. Will she be able to reverse her vanishing act?

In Monday’s show, ‘Olivia Paints a Mural’, the artistic girl brandishes a paintbrush in the hope of becoming a great artist. After producing a portrait of Ian, Olivia is then inspired to paint a mural.

On Tuesday in ‘Olivia and the School Concert’, the limelight-loving lass cannot wait to perform in the school play, but Julian is less than thrilled about his singing part. Will Olivia be able to help her friend overcome his stage fright?

In ‘Olivia and Grandma’s Visit’ on Wednesday, Olivia has to give up her bedroom when her grandmother comes to stay. The precocious girl does not want to share a room with her brother, so when Grandma suggests that Olivia bunk down with her, she jumps at the chance. However, as the little girl tries to drift off to sleep, she discovers that Grandma has a very irritating night-time habit…

On Thursday in ‘Olivia the Nature Photographer’, Olivia tires of taking pictures of Edwin, so she and Julian camp out in the backyard overnight in the hope of getting some nocturnal wildlife snaps. What creatures will emerge from the darkness?

And on Friday in ‘Olivia Measures Up’, Olivia goes to extreme lengths to stop Ian growing taller than her. Will she stop at nothing to ensure she remains the loftier sibling?

New to Five this week is an enchanting CGI- animated series following a plucky 6¾-year-old girl whose vivid imagination sends her on all manner of adventures. Seemingly ordinary situations are packed full of fun for this vivacious individual as she plunges herself head first into life and tackles each challenge – both in her real and fantasy worlds – as it comes. Olivia is joined by a host of colourful characters including Mother and Father, brothers Ian and William, Perry the dog and Edwin the cat, best friend Julian and next-door neighbour Francine.

Based on the acclaimed children’s books by author and illustrator Ian Falconer, the literary heroine is brought to life by Oscar-nominated animators Brown Bag Films. ‘Olivia’ is produced by family entertainment company Chorion, who are also responsible for Milkshake’s ‘Make Way For Noddy’ and ‘The Mr. Men Show’.

Saturday’s instalment sees Dr Olivia coming to the rescue when Julian contracts a bad case of ‘itchyfootitis’. When the irritating condition spreads to other members of the community, Olivia imagines herself opening a special clinic and developing a cure for the disease.

Sunday’s episode is ‘Olivia Goes Camping’. Francine joins the family on a camping trip, but Olivia soon realises her friend is not cut out for life in the great outdoors. She sets about trying to remedy this by taking Francine hiking and showing her how to roast marshmallows.

In Monday’s show, ‘Olivia’s Pirate Treasure’, Olivia recruits Ian and Julian as treasure-hunting pirates when she discovers what appears to be an oyster. Will the shellfish have a precious pearl inside, or is the little girl sorely mistaken?

On Tuesday in ‘Olivia Goes International’, Olivia gives a classroom presentation on a little-known region of the world called Olivitania, where cupcakes are a national delicacy.

In ‘Olivia Visits the Aquarium’ on Wednesday, Olivia and her classmates compete for a chance to feed the sea lions at the aquarium. The effervescent lass teams up with ambitious Francine to try and win the prize.

On Thursday in ‘Olivia and Her Alien Brother’, a trip to the planetarium has Olivia thinking Ian may actually be a visitor from outer space. However, her brother’s peculiar behaviour turns out to have a more earthly explanation.

And on Friday in ‘Olivia and the Crystal Ball’, Olivia devises a scheme to keep her baby brother safe from punishment when William accidentally breaks Father’s bowling trophy during an action- packed fortune-telling session.

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