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Rob Delaney narrates new CBeebies series looking to inspire next generation of engineers


A new animated adventure series encouraging preschoolers to engage with the key principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) will launch on CBeebies next month.

Bitz & Bob, a 44 x 11′ series, follows the antics of passionate inventor and creator, eight year-old Bitz, her energetic and enthusiastic younger brother Bob and their toy friends.

It will be voiced by US comedian and actor Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) in his first major animated voice role.

In their amazing Treehouse maker-space playroom, Bitz and Bob use anything they can lay their hands on to create magical little worlds where their toys and creations come to life. 

A complementary short form live-action companion show, Bitz & Bob You Can Do It Too, (44 x 4’), provides children ways of experimenting with the creations shown in the main series. 

Alice Webb, Director BBC Children’s, who has a Masters degree in civil and environmental engineering and is also a chartered civil engineer, said: “Our world is made up of a brilliant combination of art and science and I hope Bitz & Bob will show that. We want to convey that your imagination has no limits and you can make something happen, whoever you are.

“It’s really important that girls are fired up about STEAM subjects because otherwise they are closing themselves off to lots of opportunities that they might have in the world and the world would be missing on out on a wonderful array of female talent.”

Bitz & Bob features a global writing team and the input of two STEAM experts from the sector in the UK and the US.

It will launch on the iPlayer exclusive on March 8th, airing on CBeebies on March 12th.

Bitz & Bob is produced by BBC Children’s Productions and Boat Rocker Rights, and is animated in CGI by Jellyfish Pictures Ltd. Executive producers are Vanessa Amberleigh for CBeebies and Bob Higgins for Boat Rocker.

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