First broadcast on CBeebies and BBC1 and 2 in September 2002, the 200 episodes of Fimbles quickly became a popular addition to the world of leading pre-school television. Watched in over 74 countries, the magical blend of exploration and entertainment has made them household names to children all over the world.

Set within the enchanting Fimble Valley, the Fimbles are full of wonder, joy, delight and sheer enthusiasm - their imaginations know no limits. Warm-hearted, exuberant, inquisitive, open and playful, the Fimbles are interested in everyone and everything. To them, anything seems possible. Full of fun and the delights of exploration and discovery, Fimbles creates a world full of entertainment, laughter and surprise, a world that children want to visit time and time again.

Fimbles have a natural talent for finding things and one of the Fimbles finds something different in every episode. The 'finds' are often real objects - a button, a key or a seashell; or they might be natural elements - sunshine, wind or rain; or something more abstract - a colour, a sound or a number. When something is waiting to be found, the Fimbles get that very special fimbling feeling. A Fimble 'find' provides the theme for every episode. Their fingers twinkle, their topknots twitch and their noses wrinkle with excitement as they move towards the object that's waiting to be found, eager to touch and explore their finds for the first time. Accompanied on their adventures by their guide and mentor Bessie the bird, Rockit the treefrog and Roly Mo the mole, as well as Bessie's own baby chick, Ribble, the Fimbles create a world of play and learning for children aged 2 to 4, making every day a Fimbly Finding day.

MediaEpisodesDuration
Fimbles20020 mins
Fimbly Songtime122 mins
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    Fimbo

    Fimbo is boisterous, fun-loving and energetic. He's sometimes mischievous and sometimes serious but he's always eager to find things out and comes up with many inventive ideas and schemes. Fimbo loves his friend Rockit's high energy and enthusiasm - when things go wrong for the pair, and they sometimes do, their irrepressible good humour and inventiveness save the day!

    Fimbo loves music and has his own special musical instrument, the Shimmy Shaker, which inevitably accompanies the Fimbles' musical adventures and which he plays with great vigour. And last but by no means least, Fimbo loves to eat! Especially apples and his favourite Crumble Crackers!

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    Florrie

    Florrie is a sunny little Fimble, full of wonder and joy! Endlessly curious, she's an adverturous and outgoing Fimble who wants to understand and master new situations and new skills. She loves to be active and to dance and sing, and encourages her friends to join her in the songs and rhymes that she loves to perform.

    One of Florrie's favourite things is Roly Mo! She loves to listen to him reading stories.

    Energetic and spontaneous, Florrie has a passion for imaginary play and for her tiny Fimble doll, Little One.

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    Baby Pom

    Little Baby Pom is still very small but she's a real bundle of fun, full of laughter and excitement. She's keen to try new things and loves collecting new words and trying them out on the others!

    She's a constant joy to watch as she urges her friends in Fimble Valley to 'Play, Play', 'Sing, Sing', 'Find Find'! She's very independent and wants to try things for herself, delighting in achieving the simplest tasks, and then with dogged determination wanting to do them over and over again!

    Baby Pom enjoys playing with her trundle truck, and is particularly fond of Bessie's chick Ribble!

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    Bessie

    Bessie is a colourful, plump, round and fluffy bird! Kind and caring, she keeps a motherly eye on the Fimbles play, providing help and support to guide them through their world. Like most birds, Bessie is particularly good at seeing things, and she is often the one who makes the connections for the Fimbles to the big world outside, by posing just the right question at the right time or through an appropriate comment or thought.

    Mother to her tiny chick Ribble, Bessie is always bustling and sometimes bossy, but she is big hearted and kindly, with a rich sense of humour and a laugh to match.

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    Roly Mo

    Roly Mo is a wise, good humoured friend and confidante to the young Fimbles, and now the star of his own television show!

    He's always ready with a shoulder to lean on and is a calming influence when the others get too excited! His approach to life is relaxed and unflappable, and there's nothing he likes more than having a good nap, something that is very difficult to do with young Fimbles around!

    A natural storyteller - he knows just the story or rhyme to fit every occasion, and he is often to be found browsing among the endless collection of books in his library, singing his book-finding song.

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    Rockit

    Rockit, the treefrog, is as boisterous as his best friend Fimbo and as enthusiastic as Baby Pom. In fact he likes to think of himself as the fourth Fimble!

    As the natural jester of the group, Rockit loves to make the Fimbles laugh . Full of beans and very excitable, he sometimes just lets himself go, dancing wildly and ricocheting around the valley, nearly always ending up in a heap on the floor.

    Wildly imaginative, he's a very ambitious little frog and although he often comes to grief, he doesn't let that deter him - he'll just pick himself up, dust himself off and try again, much to his friends amusement.

    When he's not busy making mischief, Rockit finds his way to Roly Mo's underground home for more fun and games with Roly, Little Bo and the boisterous Yugo and Migo!

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    Ribble

    Bessie's chick Ribble only knows one word and that's 'cheep', which he invests with a dozen different meanings. A fluffy, golden bundle of joy, when he's especially happy he starts to vibrate.

Fimble Valley

Series Producer

  • Lucinda Whiteley

Executive Producer

  • Mike Watts

Based on characters created by

  • Sarah Hayes

Costume Characters

  • Adam Blaug
  • Samantha Dodd
  • Denise Dove
  • Leah Green
  • Holli Hoffman
  • Jenny Hutchinson
  • John Tobias
  • Steve Poole

Puppeteer Co-ordinator

  • Simon Buckley

Puppeteers

  • Iestyn Evans
  • Steve Kynman
  • Robert Skidmore
  • Katherine Smee
  • Neil Sterenberg

Voice Artists and Animatronic Operators

  • Aidan Cook
  • Wayne Forester
  • Kate Harbour
  • Tamsin Heatley
  • Shelley Longworth

Animatronic Operators

  • Matthew Lyons
  • Garry Rutter

Episodes written by

  • Rosemary Barratt
  • Richard Bird
  • Simon Davies
  • Chris Ellis
  • Alison Garland
  • Simon Grover
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Tamsin Heatley
  • Adrian Hedley
  • Catherine Kirkwood
  • Paul Larson
  • David Lloyd
  • Alan MacDonald
  • Lucy Murphy
  • Jan Page
  • Alan Riley
  • Toby Rushton
  • Christine Secombe
  • Alison Stewart
  • Mike Watts
  • Lucinda Whiteley
  • Judy Whitfield

Script Editor

  • Toby Rushton

Educational Consultants

  • Su Hurrell Professor
  • Daniel Anderson

Costumes and Puppets created by

  • Neal Scanlan Studio

Music

  • Lester Barnes
  • Paul K Joyce
  • KICK Productions
  • Ltd Philip Pope

Songs

  • Jan Page
  • Adrian Hedley
  • Lucy Murphy
  • Toby Rushton
  • Mike Watts
  • Lucinda Whiteley
  • Judy Whitfield
  • Animation
  • King Rollo Films

Designer

  • Kit Line

Additional Character Designs

  • Richard Goleszowski

Special Sequences Director

  • Julian Kemp

Directors

  • Vivienne Cozens
  • Adrian Hedley
  • Jamie Langton
  • Peter Leslie
  • Helen Sheppard
  • Alison Stewart

Location Director

  • Lucy Brown
  • Catherine Kirkwood
  • Ursula McCulloch
  • Aleix Yuill

Associate Producer

  • Lucy Murphy

Production Manager

  • Debi Roach

Head of Production

  • Murray Peterson

Art Director

  • Mo Holden

Design Team

  • Annetta Broughton
  • Amelia Davies
  • Carmel Said
  • Jane Temple
  • Jon Wingrove

Lighting Design

  • Rob Kitzmann
  • Warren Hodge

Lighting Directors

  • Nick Collier
  • Tim Kinane
  • Ken Lenoir

Sound

  • Wal Walters
  • Bill O'Reilly

Sound Assistants

  • Rufus Hine
  • Louise Machin
  • Melanie Mason
  • Paul B Read

Vision Mixers

  • Tracy Myers
  • Paul Ribi

Vision Supervisor

  • Paul Telco

VT Operator

  • Antony Robinson
  • Sally Shortman

Console Operators

  • Simon Braddock
  • Keith Burgess
  • Marcos Varney

Electricians

  • Richard Crane
  • Pete Dale
  • Mike Davey
  • Rob Stewart
  • John Walker
  • Jonathan Woodard

Studio Cameramen

  • Ian Baldwin
  • Alan Beal
  • Rob Bennett
  • David Fader
  • Paul Freeman
  • Alan Haddow
  • John Hunter
  • Steve Jellyman
  • Adrian Kelly
  • Duncan McLaren

Editors

  • Simon Cruse
  • Jim Lownie
  • Will Peverett

Edit Assistant

  • Julia Obara

Post Production FX

  • David Tasker

Dubbing Mixer

  • Adrian Smith

Script Supervisors

  • Sarah Baron
  • Jenni Cator
  • Alison Garland
  • Penny Welsford

Post Production Superviser

  • Julia Reason

Production Co-ordinator

  • Keri Atkins

Production Secretary

  • Nuria McGlinchey

Production Team

  • Sharon Capper
  • Jill Crouch
  • Marc Featherstone
  • Nicky Gregg
  • Jo Groom
  • Sarah Guidera
  • Libby Lake
  • Ben Reason
  • James Stewart
  • Liz Summers
  • Christina Takkides

Accountants

  • Anne Davin
  • Nigel Wood

Costumes and Animatronics

  • Natasha Bailey
  • Tobin Pettit

Character Minders

  • Arif Choudry
  • Charlotte Maull

Runners

  • Sam Harley
  • Verity Jackson
  • Jenni Pritchard
  • Pamela Rutter
  • Olivia Simonon

Programme Research

  • Brand Driver

Novel Publicity/PR

  • Premier Maxworks

Executive Producer for BBC

  • Clare Elstow

With special thanks to

  • Professor Daniel Anderson
  • Janet Balmforth
  • Judy Burdsall and Walker Books
  • Peter Coles
  • Fiona Eldridge
  • Simon Graty
  • Jenny Hutchinson
  • Tim Julian
  • Nick Patterson-Jones
  • Lee Penhaligan
  • Paul Sandler
  • Judy Whitfield