Charlie and Lola (TV series)
Charlie and Lola Format Animated television series Created by Lauren Child Developed by Lauren Child
Country of origin United Kingdom Language(s) English No. of series 3 No. of episodes 81 Production Executive producer(s) Andrew Zein
Michael Carrington (TV)
Running time 11 minutes Broadcast Original channel BBC (UK)
Commissioner, Michael Carrington (TV)
Original run 7 November 2005– 27 June 2008 (airs in Reruns) External links Website
Charlie and Lola is an animated television series based on the Charlie and Lola books written by Lauren Child. The animation uses a collage style that emulates the style of the original books. Three series were commissioned by and initially broadcast on the BBC between 2005 and 2008. The series are produced by Tiger Aspect and have been subsequently broadcast in more than twenty countries. The series has won multiple BAFTA awards.
The television series uses a collage style of animation which captures the style of the original books. 2D cel animation, paper cutout, fabric design, real textures, photomontage, and archive footage are all employed and subsequently animated in a software application called CelAction. The cartoons are also notable for their use of children rather than adult voice actors, a technique pioneered by the Peanuts television specials. Both the books and the cartoon also follow Peanuts' as well as Ed, Edd n Eddy's technique of never showing adults.
- Cartoons On The Bay 2006
- BAFTA Children's Awards 2006
- Nominated for Best Pre-school Animation Series
- Awarded Best TV Series for Children and Adults
- Royal Television Society Educational Programme Awards 2006
- Nominated for Best Children's Programme for the episode Welcome To Lolaland
- BAFTA Children's Awards 2007
- Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards 2006-2007
- Awarded Best Music Original Score (John Greswell and David Schweitzer)
- Awarded Special Award for a TV Series (for the episode I Will Be Especially, Very Careful)
- Broadcast Awards 2007
- Awarded Best Children's Programme
- 34th Annual Annie Awards (2007)
- Nominated for Best Animated Television Production
- BAFTA Children's Awards 2008
The series has been aired in the following countries:
- Agolia: Fox Kids, ABS
- Australia: ABC and CBeebies
- Brazil: Discovery Kids and TV Cultura
- Canada: TVO, Knowledge and SCN
- Catalonia: Televisió de Catalunya (translated as Carles i Laia)
- Germany: KI.KA and ARD
- India: CBeebies
- Italy: Rai Edu 1 (translated as Charlie e Lola)
- Israel: Israeli Educational Television
- Japan: various networks (translated as チャーリーとローラ)
- Malaysia: TV2 (cancelled mid-season), CBeebies
- Mexico: Once TV, C7 and Discovery Kids Latin America (cable)
- Peru : Discovery Kids
- Poland: CBeebies
- Portugal: RTP2
- Puerto Rico: Discovery Kids
- Slovenia: SLO 1
- South Africa: CBeebies/DSTV
- Spain: Playhouse Disney (translated as Juan y Tolola)
- Sweden: SVTB
- Taiwan: zh:MOMO親子台
- Tulong: Fox Kids
- United Arab Emirates: E-Junior
- United Kingdom: CBeebies, BBC Two The commissioning broadcaster
- United States: Playhouse Disney, Disney Junior (formely and 2012-present), Thirteen/WNET (formerly)
- Zimbabwe: Kidz Net, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and ZBC
- New Zealand: TVNZ, Nickelodeon (New Zealand) and Playhouse Disney
TV sales have been agreed with the following international broadcasters TF1 (France), KRO (Holland), VRT (Belgium), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland) and 356 Media (Iceland)
In some countries, the episodes are packaged as double bills. In Germany, the episodes are shown on their own on the children's channel KI.KA (translated as Charlie und Lola) but also included in the long-running show Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show with the Mouse) on KI.KA and ARD.
The first television series of 26 episodes (11 minutes each) was commissioned by Michael Carrington at the BBC and first broadcast on 7 November 2005. The second series of 26 episodes (again, 11 minutes each) started broadcasting on CBeebies on 2 October 2006 (with the morning broadcast also being shown on BBC Two) a third series followed. In the television series, Charlie is seven and Lola is four, and goes to school (her teacher is called Mrs. Hansen). In episodes of both the first and second series, Charlie celebrates his birthday (in "It's a Secret..." and "This Is Actually My Party"), although this doesn't seem to affect his age in other episodes.
Series 1: 2005 - 2006
Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes 1 "I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato" Monday 11 April 2005 Monday 3 October 2005 Lola is a very fussy eater, and Charlie must persuade her to give new food a try. But will he ever persuade her to eat a tomato? One This episode is adapted from Lauren Child's first Charlie and Lola book. 2 "I Can Do Anything That's Everything All on My Own" Tuesday 22 March 2005 Tuesday 4 October 2005 Lola insists on doing everything on her own, even some things she is not very good at doing. Charlie tries to teach her that there is nothing wrong with occasionally accepting a little help. Three 3 "I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed" Monday 4 April 2005 Wednesday 5 October 2005 Charlie has to get Lola ready for bed but Lola insists that she is not tired, and is too busy drinking pink milk with tigers, brushing her teeth with a lion, playing with a whale in the bath, and dancing with some disco dogs. Two This episode is adapted from Lauren Child's second Charlie and Lola book. 4 "But That is My Book" Monday 21 March 2005 Thursday 6 October 2005 Lola's favourite book is 'Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies', which she often rents from the local library. But when someone else borrows her beloved book, Charlie tries to find another book that will win her interest. Two 5 "There is Only One Sun and That is Me!" Thursday 24 March 2005 Friday 7 October 2005 Lola is set on playing the Sun in an upcoming school production so she is upset when she is cast as a leaf. Charlie tries to convince Lola that leaves are very important. Three 6 "We Do Promise Honestly We Can Look After Your Dog" Wednesday 23 March 2005 Monday 10 October 2005 In the park, Lola and Lotta persuade Marv to let them look after Sizzles while he and Charlie play football. But then Sizzles gets lost! One 7 "I've Won, No I've Won, No I've Won" Monday 28 March 2005 Tuesday 11 October 2005 Lola always has to win at everything - even if it means bending the rules in her favour. So Charlie challenges her to a race around the park that she cannot possibly cheat at. Three 8 "I Like My Hair Completely the Way it Is" Friday 25 March 2005 Wednesday 12 October 2005 It is time for Charlie and Lola to have their hair cut - but Lola doesn't want hers done. Four 9 "I'm Really Ever So Not Well" Monday 18 April 2005 Thursday 13 October 2005 Lola is ill in bed. Charlie has promised Marv that he'll play football with him, but Lola begs him to stay and cheer her up. One 10 "I Am Hurrying I'm Almost Nearly Ready" Monday 25 April 2005 Friday 14 October 2005 Charlie is trying to get Lola to hurry up or else they'll be late to school. But Lola finds it so hard to hurry when there is colouring, dancing clouds, playing hopscotch on musical pavements, and laughing with hysterical hedgehogs to distract her.Also starring Colin Fox and Adrian Truss as the laughing hedgehogs on Canadian dub. Four This episode is sometimes listed as simply "I am Hurrying". 11 "BOO! Made You Jump!" Tuesday 21 June 2005 Monday 17 October 2005 Charlie is good at making Lola jump. Lola is desperate to be able to make him jump back, but, as hard as she tries, just can't seem to do it. Two 12 "The Most Wonderfullest Picnic in the Whole Wide World" Saturday 2 July 2005 Tuesday 18 October 2005 Charlie and Lola are planning a picnic with Marv and Lotta. But will the event be spoiled when the weather turns? Two 13 "It Wasn't Me!" Monday 25 July 2005 Wednesday 19 October 2005 Charlie tells Lola not to play with his home-made model rocket, but Lola just can't resist when she and Soren Lorenson have to use it to transport a sad elephant home to the jungle. When the rocket breaks, Lola has trouble admitting that she did it. Also starring Brian Dummond as Soren Lorenson on Canadian dub. Three 14 "It's a Secret..." Monday 15 August 2005 Thursday 20 October 2005 It is Charlie's birthday, and Lola knows what his birthday surprise is. Will she be able to stop herself blurting it out and spoiling it? One 15 "I Love Going to Granny and Grandpa's And If It Was Expanely That..." Monday 21 November 2005 Friday 21 October 2005 Charlie and Lola are going to stay at Granny and Grandpa's house by the sea. Lola loves going to Granny and Grandpa's, but she is worried about remembering to pack everything. Then she is worried about missing Mum and Dad, and them missing her. One This episode is sometimes listed as simply "I Love Going to Granny and Grandpa's". 16 "I Do Not Ever, Never Want My Wobbly Tooth to Fall Out" Monday 22 August 2005 Monday 24 October 2005 Lola has a wobbly tooth, but does not want it to fall out, until she learns about the tooth fairy, who will leave her money in exchange for her tooth. But then the tooth won't come out at all. Four 17 "Say "Cheese"" Tuesday 23 August 2005 Tuesday 25 October 2005 Lola must keep clean for a whole day for her first school photograph. But keeping clean for a whole day is so difficult! Three 18 "I'm Just Not Keen on Spiders" Wednesday 24 August 2005 Wednesday 26 October 2005 Lola finds a spider in the flat. She isn't keen on spiders. Charlie tries to show her that spiders are nice. Soon, Lola has grown to quite like the little creepy crawly, naming him Sidney. But after they have put the spider outside, the weather turns, and Lola is worried about her new friend. One 19 "Snow is My Favo(u)rite and My Best" Monday 12 December 2005 Thursday 27 October 2005 Snow is forecast and Lola can't wait for it to arrive. When it finally arrives, Charlie, Lola, Marv, Lotta and Sizzles all have a lovely time playing in it. But when the snow melts, Lola is sad, and Charlie must try and explain it would lose its appeal if it snowed all the time. Four 20 "You Won't Like This Present as Much as I Do!" Thursday 25 August 2005 Friday 28 October 2005 Lola wants to choose the best present in the world for Lotta's birthday. She chooses a doctor's kit, but doesn't think that Lotta will appreciate the kit as much as she would, and would rather like to keep it for herself. Two 21 "I Must Take Completely Everything" Friday 26 August 2005 Monday 31 October 2005 Lola is going to stay at Lotta's for the night, and packs absolutely everything for them to play Cinderella. Back home, Charlie and Marv set up their racing cars track. But Lola forgets her suitcase and Charlie and Marv can't find an important piece of track, teaching both parties a lesson in improvisation and imagination. Four Soren Lorenson does not talk in this episode. 22 "I Want to Play Music Too" Monday 19 September 2005 Tuesday 1 November 2005 Charlie and Marv are to do a musical assembly about outer space at school. Lola wants to join in and desperately wishes that she could play music too, but can't seem to master any instruments. Charlie comes up with some makeshift instruments that she might be able to manage. But on the day of the presentation, Marv is ill - who will take his place? Two 23 "I'm Far Too Extremely Busy" Monday 16 January 2006 Wednesday 2 November 2005 Lola is busy playing secretary, waitress, dentist and librarian. Far too busy to play with Lotta, or Charlie, or even Soren Lorenson. But Charlie's new card game, Flip Flop, is awfully tempting... One 24 "I Want to Be Much More Bigger Like You" Friday 28 October 2005 Thursday 3 November 2005 Lola wishes she was taller. Charlie tries to show her that being small can have its benefits by switching places with her. Four 25 "But I Am an Alligator" Monday 27 February 2006 Friday 4 November 2005 Granny and Grandpa have bought Lola an alligator costume. Lola loves it and insists that she will never take it off. Never. But with an upcoming school assembly presentation about things she likes, Charlie is worried that his little sister will make a fool of herself. Four 26 "My Little Town" Saturday 22 April 2006 Monday 7 November 2005 Charlie and Lola have fun playing with the My Little Town playset that Granny and Grandpa have bought them. But Charlie wants to build airports and play aliens, whereas Lola wants draw and build a zoo. Will they manage to share? Three
(Note: The first series is listed here in production order, the order in which it was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom and Australia. The order of episodes, on BBC One, CBeebies and ABC Australia, has been shuffled on repeat runs. The American broadcasts were also in a different order) On Canada, Charlie And Lola translated Chalvin And Lela.
Series 2: 2006 - 2007
Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes 27 "It is Absolutely Completely Not Messy" Monday 1 May 2006 Monday 30 April 2007 Charlie and Lola's parents tell them to clean their bedroom. Charlie is willing, but has a very hard time getting Lola to cooperate. Five 28 "I Spy with My Little Eyes" Monday 1 May 2006 Friday 27 April 2007 Lola likes spying and observing things and then drawing them. But in doing so, she and Soren Lorenson become convinced that a family of wolves has moved in next door. Eight 29 "I Am Extremely Magic" Saturday 6 May 2006 Tuesday 1 May 2007 Charlie has a new magic kit and dazzles Lola and their friends with his tricks. Lola thinks that if Charlie is magic, that must mean that she is magic too; so she becomes very frustrated when she can't seem to do any tricks. Eight 30 "This is Actually My Party" Monday 22 May 2006 Wednesday 2 May 2007 It is Charlie's birthday, and he is planning a monster-themed birthday party. But Lola doesn't like the theme and starts changing everything much to Charlie's annoyance. Also starring Chantal Strand as the girl on the party and Greg Cipes as the boy on the party. Seven 31 "How Many More Minutes" Saturday 6 May 2006 Thursday 3 May 2007 Charlie and Lola have to make their own amusements when they have to wait for Mum in the dentist's waiting room.Also starring Andrea Baker as Smiley Girl, Stephen Oldring as Smiley Boy, and also starring Adrian Truss, Clancy Brown, Dwayne Hill as the pirates. Six 32 "I Am Collecting a Collection" Monday 22 May 2006 Friday 4 May 2007 Charlie is collecting a set of plastic dinosaur figures from cereal packets, and Lola decides that she'd like to collect something too. But what will she collect? Six 33 "My Best Best Bestest Friend" Valentine Day special Monday 3 July 2006 Monday 7 May 2007 Lola and Lotta are best friends. But when Lotta is asked to watch over Evie, a new girl at school, Lotta starts to lose interest in Lola, and Lola is worried that she has lost her beloved friend forever.
Also starring Lara Mayers as Evie. On Canada title is: "Together With My Bestie".
Seven 34 "Lucky, Lucky Me" Thursday 22 June 2006 Tuesday 8 May 2007 Lola feels extremely lucky. But when she and Charlie set out to go to the cinema to see the movie of their favourite character, 'Bat Cat', a series of events convinces Lola that her luck has run out, and that she may never be lucky again. Seven Although he can be spotted on Lola's lunch-box in several episodes previously, this episode formally introduces Charlie and Lola's favourite super-hero, 'Bat Cat'. 35 "I Just Love My Red Shiny Shoes" Thursday 22 June 2006 Wednesday 9 May 2007 Lola's favourite shiny red shoes are too small for her. Charlie takes her to buy a new pair, but Lola wants to keep the pair that she has.Also starring Tabitha St. Germain as girl one and Catherine Disher as girl two. Seven 36 "I Really Wonder What Plant I'm Growing" Monday 3 July 2006 Thursday 10 May 2007 Lola is impressed by the tomato plant that Charlie is growing (even though she doesn't like tomatoes). She decides to grow a plant of her own. She gets a seed, but doesn't know what it will grow. Eight 37 "Charlie's Broken!" Monday 28 August 2006 Friday 11 May 2007 Charlie and Lola are rehearsing a circus show for Granny and Grandpa, with Charlie juggling and Lola desperately trying to do forward rolls. But when he is playing football in the park with Marv, Charlie breaks his arm. Will the show go on? Eight 38 "I Will Be Especially, Very Careful" Monday 28 August 2006 Monday 14 May 2007 Lola loves Lotta's brand new white fluffy coat. She swaps the coat for a handbag that Mum gave her, promising to take good care of it and return it at school the next day. Lola discovers this is easier said than done. Five 39 "Yes I Am, No You're Not" Monday 4 September 2006 Tuesday 15 May 2007 Charlie and Lola are looking forward to a Chinese puppet show, but they can't stop squabbling with each other. Their parents tell them that they won't be allowed to see the show unless they behave. Will they manage to stop arguing for long enough? Five 40 "I Am Really, Really, Really Concentrating" Monday 4 September 2006 Wednesday 16 May 2007 School sports day is coming up. Charlie and Marv are going to do the three legged race, and Lotta is going to enter the octopus (obstacle) race. But what event will Lola be good at? Maybe the egg and spoon race? Eight 41 "Will You Please Stop Messing About" Monday 15 January 2007 Thursday 17 May 2007 Mum has told Charlie and Lola that they must have a big tidy up, or else Charlie won't be able to watch his favourite television programme, Space Family Hudson, a parody of Swiss Family Robinson. But all Lola seems to want to do is play games. Seven 42 "I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs" Monday 15 January 2007 Friday 18 May 2007 Lola wants to look after Bert, the class Guinea Pig, over the holidays. Lola finds out how to look after Guinea Pigs properly, and is allowed to bring Bert home. At first all is well, but then Bert goes missing. Eight 43 "What if I Get Lost in the Middle of Nowhere?" Friday 10 November 2006 Monday 21 May 2007 Lola has a fear of getting lost. She is not looking forward to the school trip and would rather stay behind. Charlie teaches her some methods that should stop her getting lost and help her if she does - but the school trip turns out to be to a giant maze. How will Lola cope? Seven 44 "Welcome to Lolaland" Friday 10 November 2006 Tuesday 22 May 2007 Charlie and Marv are learning Spanish. Lola would like to learn a foreign language too, but can't grasp it. With Soren Lorenson, she decides to make up her own imaginary language and place - Lolaland. Also starring Meaghan Strange as Japanese girl, P as (Edward McNamara) Russian boy, Feliz Yanez as Spanish boy, and Ella Forseter as Spanish girl. Six 45 "Please May I Have Some of Yours?" Monday 9 October 2006 Wednesday 23 May 2007 Granny and Grandpa are taking Charlie and Lola to the zoo. But Lola eats up all of her sandwiches before lunch, wastes all her bread to feed to the ducks in one go, uses up all of her camera film, and spends all of her money - when she is so set on buying a toy seal for the bath. Charlie reluctantly helps her out - but will she ever learn to save things for herself? Five 46 "Can You Maybe Turn the Light On?" Monday 9 October 2006 Thursday 24 May 2007 After Charlie reads her a story about an ogre, Lola is frightened of the dark. But all of the things that make her feel safe keep Charlie awake. Five The voice of the Ogre is provided by Abel Lundie-Brown, no doubt a relation of Jethro Lundie-Brown, who provided the voice of Charlie in the first series. 47 "You Can Be My Friend" Saturday 11 August 2007 Friday 25 May 2007 While Marv's Dad takes Marv and Charlie to the insect house, Lola is left in the company of Marv's little brother, Morten. But Morten is rather quiet and shy, and doesn't seem to want to play any of the games that Lola suggests.Also starring Laurie Elliott as Morten Lowe on Canada dubbing. Five 48 "I Wish I Could Draw Exactly More Like You" Saturday 11 August 2007 Monday 28 May 2007 Charlie, Marv, Lola, and Lotta all have to draw pictures of their houses for a school project. They all have their own ways of drawing, and look at some famous paintings for inspiration. Six 49 "I Will Not Ever Never Forget You, Nibbles" Monday 26 February 2007 Tuesday 29 May 2007 Charlie and Lola get a pet mouse, which they name Nibbles. Nibbles can do lots of tricks, and they love him very much. But eventually, Nibbles dies, and the siblings must learn to cope with the upset of losing a pet. Six Called "I Will Miss Our Mouse Too Much" on the DVD. Also on Playhouse Disney, this episode was banned and replaced by "This is Actually My Party" due to perceived animal death, cruelty and abuse. 50 "Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks" Monday 26 February 2007 Wednesday 30 May 2007 Lola is very superstitious, and believes everything that people tell her. She hops to bed so the sea-ticklers won't tickle her, sleeps tightly so the bed bugs won't bite, washes really hard behind her ears so mushrooms won't grow there, and turns around three times when she sees a magpie. Charlie quickly regrets it when he tells her not to step on the cracks in the pavement, or else the bears that live underneath will get her. Six 51 "Look After Your Planet" Sunday 22 April 2007 Thursday 31 May 2007 Lola learns all about recycling, and doing things to save the planet. In a magazine, she and Charlie spot a competition to win your very own tree if you recycle 100 things. They decide to enter, and Lola is determined to recycle everything. Everything. Seven 52 "Too Many Big Words" Sunday 22 April 2007 Friday 1 June 2007 Lola is learning to count and read at school. But she finds it very difficult and does not like it. Eventually, Charlie persuades her to give it a try, and helps her read about Picolo, a little bird who cannot sing. Five Elements in this episode are adapted from Lauren Child's original book, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School.
(Note: The second series is listed here in its production order, the order in which it was originally broadcast on CBeebies and BBC Two in the United Kingdom. The episodes were broadcast in a slightly different order in America.)
Charlie and Lola Winter Special: 2006
Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes 53 "How Many More Minutes Until Christmas?" Sunday 24 December 2006 Saturday 16 December 2006 Monday 24 December 2007 Lola is ever so extremely excited about Christmas. But it seems that it may be ruined, first when she accidentally mixes up her Christmas card to Lotta with her letter to Father Christmas, and then when the door for Christmas Day goes missing on her and Charlie's advent calendar. She and Charlie go through the calendar into the North Pole and find out the mystery of the missing advent calendar door. Eight This episode is double-length.
Charlie and Lola Autumn Special: 2007
Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description Notes 54 "Everything Is Different and Not the Same" Saturday 3 November 2007 Saturday 13 October 2007 Monday, 13 July 2009 It is the beginning of Autumn term at school, and Lola finds that everything is different. She and Lotta have new sitting places, she has a new teacher, the school smells funny, and the leaves have fallen off of her favourite tree. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marv create a time capsule for the Autumn Fair. This episode is double-length,as well as the Christmas special, shown ahead of Series 3.
Series 3: 2007 - 2008
Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes 55 "I Really Absolutely Must Have Glasses" Monday 26 November 2007 Friday 17 November 2007 Thursday 9 July 2009 Lola refuses to have her eyes tested at the optician's, until Mini Reader appears at school with the most beautiful pair of glasses Lola has ever seen. Now Lola can't wait to have her eyes tested because she absolutely does need glasses. But when she finds out she doesn't need glasses, and feels very frustrated, Charlie makes her her very own pair. On Canada title:"I Just Really Like Cool Eyeglasses". Ten 56 "Thunder Completely Does Not Scare Me" Tuesday 27 November 2007 Friday 17 November 2007 Friday 10 July 2009 Lola thinks there is a big hungry giant up in the sky with a rumbly tummy, or that the sky going to fall down. Wooden spoons and biscuit trays holds the answer to helping Charlie stop Lola from being frightened. Ten 57 "I Slightly Want to Go Home" Wednesday 28 November 2007 Saturday 21 June 2008 Monday 13 July 2009 Lola is going to Lotta's house for her first ever sleepover, and it couldn't be more exciting. But little by little, Lola realises everything is a bit different from her normal bedtime. Lotta brushes her teeth after bath time, not before! Even a midnight feast can't cheer her up. When it is finally time to put the light out, Lola admits that she wants to go home.That will becoming a special besty friends. Eleven Although in this episode it is claimed that Lola is sleeping overnight at Lotta's for the first time, she had actually done so already in the first series' I Must Take Completely Everything. 58 "I Am Extremely Absolutely Boiling" Thursday 29 November 2007 Saturday 21 June 2008 Tuesday 14 July 2009 It is extremely hot and Charlie and Lola are trying to stay cool. Lola falls out with Arnold but ends up friends again.Also starring Scott McCord as Arnold. Nine 59 "I Can Train Your Dog" Friday 30 November 2007 Saturday 12 January 2008 Wednesday 13 July 2009 Marv's Mum says that Sizzles really is a very naughty dog but Lola knows this isn't true. Sizzle just needs some practice! Charlie and Lola take Sizzles back to their flat and set about training him. Things aren't going well, until they discover that Sizzles will do anything for a sausage. Nine 60 "Do Not Ever Never Let Go" Monday 3 December 2007 Saturday 12 January 2008 Thursday 14 July 2009 Lola and Lotta both love their tricycles, but when Lotta is given her big cousin's bike, Lola wants one too. She gets Charlie's old one and is delighted. But when Lola gets to the park, she discovers that Lotta has taken her stabilisers off. Lola has to learn to ride without stabilisers too, and it's not as easy as it looks! Eleven 61 "Our Shop Sells Everything" Tuesday 4 December 2007 Saturday 9 February 2008 Friday 15 July 2009 Lola and Lotta have got a pretend shop that sells everything. They're having great fun until they accidentally sell Charlie's swimming goggles to Morten, their only customer. Charlie wants his goggles back immediately, but Morten doesn't want to swap the goggles for anything. Also starring Linda Ballantyne as The Fairy on Canada dub Ten 62 "I Am Inventing a Usefullish Invention" Wednesday 5 December 2007 Saturday 9 February 2008 Monday 16 July 2009 Charlie and Marv have to come up with an invention for a school project by tomorrow. Lola reckons that she's an extremely good inventor too, and keeps interrupting their efforts with ideas of her own. The boys have got to invent something really fantastic and time is running out. Just as they are beginning to panic, Lola the Inventor stumbles on a brilliant idea! Ten 63 "But We Always Do It Like This" Thursday 6 December 2007 Sunday 7 September 2008 Tuesday 17 July 2009 When Charlie and Lola visit Granny and Grandpa they always build an extremely special sandcastle on the beach, and they always do it together. This time a little girl and her whole family are determined to join in and Lola's not too happy about it. Also starring Kristina Nicoll as Clem on Canada dub. Eleven 64 "I Can't Stop Hiccupping!" Friday 7 December 2007 Sunday 7 September 2008 Wednesday 18 July 2009 Lola and Lotta are practising their song for the school concert when Lola gets a fit of the hiccups. At first it's very funny, but soon she just wants her hiccups to go away. Everyone tries to help Lola get rid of her hiccups, but will they go before the big performance? Ten 65 "I Am Completely Hearing and Also Listening" Monday 10 December 2007 Monday 10 December 2007 Thursday 19 July 2009 Lola thinks that she's good at listening. However, her not listening leads to problems at home and at school. When Arnold Wolf invites everybody to his house for a Batcat party, Lola doesn't listen to the instructions, and Charlie and Lola miss the party. Lola has to become a good listener. Ten The barcode on the side of the box is 5000328748054 which Barcodepedia reports as the barcode for Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps. 66 "But I Don't Really Like This Present" Tuesday 11 December 2007 Monday 10 December 2007 Friday 20 July 2009 Lola doesn't like the hat that Lotta gives her. It's itchy and it has "dangly bits". Even Soren Lorenson, Lola's imaginary friend, thinks it wouldn't be too bad if she lost the hat by accident. It's only when she really does lose it that Lola realizes her friendship with Lotta is more important. Eleven Also known as "But I Really Don't Like This Present", as "really and "don't" were switched by mistake. 67 "I Can Dance Like a Dancer" Wednesday 12 December 2007 Saturday 29 March 2008 Monday 23 July 2009 Lola is sure that she is a good dancer. But some dancing is a bit too swirly, ballet is too floaty, while tap dancing is too shuffly and not tappy enough. Just when she thinks she will never ever be any good, Lola finds a way of combining all the different dances and coming up with one big special dance all of her own Lola dancing. Also starring Megan Fahlenbock as Anisha on Canada dub. On Canada title is:"I Wanna Be A Special Dancer". Nine 68 "Help! I Really Mean It!" Friday 4 April 2008 Saturday 29 March 2008 Tuesday 24 July 2009 Granny and Grandpa's cat, Caspar, has come to stay with Charlie and Lola. Lola loves looking after Caspar but keeps calling for Charlie's help. Lola and Lotta think that it's quite fun calling for Charlie and watching him come running. Fun, that is, until Caspar gets stuck up in the sky and Lola and Lotta really do need Charlie's help. Nine 69 "I Would Like to Actually Keep It" Friday 11 April 2008 Saturday 19 April 2008 Wednesday 25 July 2009 Lola finds a toy rabbit outside her school and takes it home with her after nobody claims it by hometime. Charlie and Lola put up posters of the rabbit so that its owner can claim it back, but Lola eventually decides she would rather keep it for herself. Also starring Adrian Truss as the boy belongs a rabbit doll. Eleven 70 "It's Raining, It's Boring" Friday 18 April 2008 Saturday 19 April 2008 Thursday 26 July 2009 Marv finds a compendium of games and tries to play every game before the rain stops. Nine 71 "I Am Goody the Good" Friday 25 April 2008 Saturday 17 May 2008 Friday 27 July 2009 Lola decides to be helpful like the hero of her book, Goody the Good. But Charlie prefers Lola to Goody. Eleven 72 "It is Very Special and Extremely Ancient" Friday 4 July 2008 Saturday 17 May 2008 Monday 30 July 2009 Lola and her best friend Lotta find out what a fossil is, and are determined to find one, but Charlie doesn't think they will. Lola and Lotta search a lunchbox, the sandpit and the rockery. They find all sorts of things, but no fossils. Maybe their luck will change at the beach? Ten 73 "What Can I Wear for Halloween?" Friday 9 May 2008 Saturday 25 October 2008 Tuesday 31 July 2009 Charlie, Lola, Lotta and Marv have been growing a pumpkin all year for the Halloween party. But Lola can't decide what to wear, and Morten shatters the pumpkin: the party is ruined! Eleven 74 "But Marv Is Absolutely Charlie's Best Friend" Friday 16 May 2008 Saturday 25 October 2008 Wednesday 1 August 2009 Lola is distraught when she sees Charlie and Marv playfighting. To make things worse, someone called Jack is claiming to be Marv's new best friend. Lola and Lotta hatch a plan to get them back together like years ago. Also starring Rick Miller[disambiguation needed ] as Jack on Canada dub. Ten 75 "I Am Making a Craze" Friday 23 May 2008 Saturday 26 July 2008 Thursday 2 August 2009 The whole school is hula hooping, and Lola has had enough. She decides to make up a new craze, but realises it's not as easy as you might think, until she hits on "Cuppy Catch-Ball". Nine 76 "But Where Completely Are We?" Friday 30 May 2008 Saturday 26 July 2008 Friday 3 August 2009 Charlie and Lola's parents let them go "camping" in the garden. Charlie is kitted up like a real explorer, and is excited by the prospect of wild animals, survival and living off the land. But Lola isn't so sure. Nine 77 "I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates" Friday 6 June 2008 Saturday 27 December 2008 Monday 6 August 2009 Having begged Granny and Grandad for a scooter, Lola suddenly decides that what she really wants is a pair of white, sparkly ice skates. Charlie warns her that they will end up like her yoyo - neglected at the bottom of her cupboard. But Lola is convinced that if she gets them, she'll be the best ice skater in the whole school. Nine 78 "I Wish I Could do that, and also that too" Saturday 23 August 2008 Saturday 27 December 2008 Tuesday 7 August 2009 Lola promises to play beads with her friend from school, but then Marv invites her to his space party on the same day. She did promise, but there's going to be games and cake at Marv's house. Also starring Tara Strong as Mini Reader. Nine 79 "I Am Going to Save a Panda" Friday 20 June 2008 Saturday 30 August 2008 Wednesday 8 August 2009 Lola and Lotta are adopting a Panda and decide to raise money by doing difficult things. Charlie will balance an apple on his head, Marv will stand on one leg, Lotta is going to skip, and Lola will hop. Then Lola wakes up with chicken pox and Mum says she has to stay in bed. How will she save a panda now? Eleven 80 "I've Got Nobody to Play With" Friday 27 June 2008 Saturday 30 August 2008 Thursday 9 August 2009 Playing Piggy in the Middle is fun, but you need other people. Charlie is going out and Lotta has a cold. So Lola has no one to play with, until she remembers her imaginary friend, Soren Lorenson. Ten The only appearance of Fuzzy Pig. 81 "I Can Train Your Dog" Sunday 29 June 2008 Wednesday 3 September 2008 Saturday 11 August 2009 Sizzles chews everything, but he chewed Marv's brand new trainers and even Dad's newspaper! Sizzles was also howling at the television programme Bat Cat, too! The naughty Sizzles howled at it twice, and he did some other naughty things, too! Eleven Final appearance of Lotta, Sizzles, Charlie, Marv, Lola, Morten and Soren Lorenson.
- Series Three will stretch to 27 episodes and a 30-minute special.
- The information list for Season Three above is taken from the Radio Times and the final episode order as found on any forthcoming DVDs may be different.
- Series Three began airing on the UK digital channel CBeebies in 16:9 aspect from 26 November 2007 to 12 December 2007.
- It appears that the series will continue from 4 April 2008 on CBeebies; however, the schedule seems to be limited to a new episode every Friday evening at 18:15, not every day, as the run of episodes is interspersed with ones from other series.
- Episodes in Series Three include a 30-second title, 10 minutes of content and 15 seconds of credits exactly.
- Charlie and Lola ONE - 13 February 2006
- Charlie and Lola TWO - 13 May 2006
- Charlie and Lola THREE - 4 September 2006
- Charlie and Lola FOUR - 6 November 2006
- Charlie And Lola: The Absolutely Complete Series 1 (box set of DVDs 1 - 4) - 6 November 2006
- Charlie And Lola: The Absolutely Complete Series 1 (in metal lunch box) - 13 November 2006
- Charlie and Lola FIVE - 19 March 2007
- Charlie and Lola SIX - 28 May 2007
- Charlie and Lola SEVEN - 24 September 2007
- Charlie and Lola EIGHT - 24 September 2007
- Charlie and Lola 9 (I really really need actual ice skates and other stories) - 27 October 2008
- Charlie And Lola: The Absolutely Complete Series 2 (box set of DVDs 5-8) - 10 November 2008
- Charlie and Lola 10 (I can't stop hiccuping and other stories) - 23 February 2009
- Charlie and Lola 11 (Everything is different and not the same) - 12 October 2009
- Charlie And Lola: The Absolutely Complete Series 3 (box set of DVDs 9-11) - 12 October 2009
- Charlie and Lola - The Absolutely Complete Collection (box set of all 11 DVDs) - 29 November 2010
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