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July 2017

Filming begins on our brand new pioneering comedy drama for CBeebies Waffle the Wonder Dog.

March 2017

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of Teletubbies, our 60 brand new episodes launch on CBeebies airing every weekday morning at 7am, starting on Monday 13th March.

February 2017

Great news!  Topsy and Tim wins Best Pre-School Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017.  Well done to our team and everyone involved in this production.

November 2016

Exciting news!  Topsy and Tim wins a BAFTA in the Children’s Pre-school Live Action category.  Well done to our team and everyone involved in this production.

November 2016

Great news!  Topsy and Tim is nominated for Best Pre-School Programme in the Broadcast Awards 2017.

October 2016

Darrall Macqueen receives BAFTA nominations for Topsy and Tim and Teletubbies in the Children’s Pre-school Live Action category.

May 2016

Brand new episodes of Teletubbies launch on CBeebies airing every weekday morning at 7am, starting on Monday 9th May.

November 2015

Topsy and Tim is nominated for a Broadcast Award in the category Best Pre-School Programme.

November 2015

Episode eight of the new series of Topsy and Tim, ‘New Glasses’, which aired at 5pm on Wednesday 4th November, was viewed by 768,000 viewers (a record to date).  (UK ratings data from BARB – www.barb.co.uk)

November 2015

60 brand new episodes of Teletubbies launches on CBeebies airing every weekday morning at 7.25am, starting Monday 9th November.

Televisuals Article – November 2015

October 2015

Darrall Macqueen receives a BAFTA nomination for Topsy and Tim in the Children’s Pre-school Live Action 2015 category.

October 2015

Topsy and Tim the top rated monthly show for CBeebies throughout July, August and September 2015 (BARB ratings data from – www.barb.co.uk).

September 2015

The first episode from the new series of Topsy and Tim, which aired at 5pm on the 16th September, was the top rated show of the entire week on CBeebies, with a 33% share of children under 6 watching!  (UK ratings data from BARB – www.barb.co.uk).

September 2015

Ten brand new episodes of Darrall Macqueen’s hit live action drama series Topsy and Tim, is scheduled to air on CBeebies every Wednesday afternoon at 5pm, starting on 16th September.

July 2015

Darrall Macqueen announce that their hit CBeebies live action drama Topsy and Tim, will return with ten brand new episodes in the autumn.

June 2015

102 days filming on Teletubbies completes.  Post production continues.

February 2015

Baby Jake is one of the top ten most popular children’s television programmes in recent viewing ratings compiled by the British Audience Research Board.

December 2014

The brand new Christmas Topsy and Tim episode Topsy and Tim’s Christmas Eve, is scheduled to air on CBeebies at 5.15pm on the 18th December, at 7.40am and 4.50pm on Christmas Eve, and again at 7.00am and 4.05pm on Christmas Day.

November 2014

Topsy and Tim is nominated for a Broadcast Award in the category Best Pre-School Programme.

October 2014

60 new episodes of Teletubbies is now in production!  Studio filming begins in November.

July 2014

At last!  Brand new episodes of Topsy and Tim start on Monday 7th July at 5.20pm on CBeebies.  The family move into their new house and 15 new adventures begin.

June 2014

Darrall Macqueen produced a short film about the National Child Measurement Programme for Richmond Council.  School children in glow stick costumes dance with a pasta puppet.  Thank you to crew and facilities who gave so generously.

June 2014

Darrall Macqueen announced the production of 60 new episodes of Teletubbies for CBeebies in partnership with DHX.

May 2014

Mobile/tablet versions of our comedy game Fly High and Huggy launch on both the CBBC and CBeebies websites.  Use a flinger technique to catapult Fly High through the air in a bid to deliver the nut!

April 2014

Fly High and Huggy, our brand new animated comedy, launches as a desktop game on both the CBBC and CBeebies websites.  Mobile and tablet versions to follow very soon.

April 2014

Topsy and Tim is nominated for a Freesat TV Award in the category Best Children’s TV Programme or Series.

March 2014

Baby Jake wins Best Mixed Media Children’s Series at the British Animation Awards 2014.

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January 2014

The Topsy and Tim episode ‘Pet Sitters’ is a finalist at the PRIX JEUNESSE INTERNATIONAL 2014 in the Up to 6 Fiction category.

January 2014

New animated game Fly High and Huggy is in production for CBBC/CBeebies.  It will launch Easter 2014, bridging the entertainment gap for 5 – 8 year olds.

January 2014

Topsy and Tim is the top performing programme on CBeebies, with an average audience of 379.000.

Topsy and Tim is the most requested series on CBeebies’ iPlayer, with 2.5 million requests in November.

Topsy and Tim desktop/mobile game Fun Around the House hits 215,000 unique browsers per week.

Transmission dates for brand new episodes of Topsy and Tim to be released soon.

December 2013

16 December – Filming ends on Topsy and Tim after 10 months!  Thank you to all of the cast and crew.

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November 2013

Topsy and Tim launches on CBeebies on Monday 11 November 2013. Watch a new episode of this first ever pre-school drama series every weekday at 5.30pm.

November 2013

Darrall Macqueen received a BAFTA nomination for Independent Production Company of 2013.

August 2013

Filming continues on series 2 of Topsy and Tim, daily on location in West London and in Twickenham Studios until 13 December 2013.

March 2013

Filming begins on our new live action drama for CBeebies Topsy and Tim. Over 100 filming days between now and 13 December 2013!

February 2013

Baby Jake wins Best Pre-School Programme of the Year at the Broadcast Awards 2013. Winning in a strong category against: Peppa Pig, Mike the Knight, Rastamouse, Mr Bloom`s Nursery and Woolly and Tig.
Broadcast Awards 2013 Press Release

February 2013

Pre-production begins on CBeebies first live action drama, Topsy and Tim. Filming from March 2013.
The Full Franklin Rae Press Release

January 2013

Baby Jake stayed in the CBeebies iPlayer top ten throughout 2012. The latest data from December 2012 shows Baby Jake at number 6 with 115,000 streams for the most watched episode, just below Octonauts at 116,000 streams.

About Us

Darrall Macqueen is an award winning UK independent production company, making high-quality children’s and pre-school entertainment from our London studio for global broadcasters.

Where to find Us

Twickenham Studios, The Barons,
Twickenham, London TW1 2AW

Telephone: 00 44 (0)20 8607 8833
Email: info@darrallmacqueen.com
Website: www.darrallmacqueen.com