STEAM Series Bitz & Bob to Debut on CBeebies


CBeebies is gearing up to premiere the new STEAM-themed animated preschool comedy Bitz & Bob early next month.

Bitz & Bob follows the adventures of an inventive little girl and her energetic younger brother. The 44×11-minute show will debut as an iPlayer exclusive on March 8, followed by its linear launch on March 12.

Bitz & Bob is made by BBC Children’s Productions and Boat Rocker Rights, and is animated in CGI by Jellyfish Pictures. There is also a 44×4-minute live-action companion series titled Bitz & Bob You Can Do It Too.

Alice Webb, the director of BBC Children’s, commented: “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 out on a wonderful array of female talent.”