Chalvin and Lela (TV series) Edit

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Chalvin and Lela is a British animated television series based on the popular children's picture book series of the same name by Lauren Child. It aired from 2000–2003. 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 2000 and 2003. The series is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions and have been subsequently broadcast in more than twenty countries. The series has won multiple BAFTA awards.

Chalvin and Lela
Created by Lauren Child
Developed by Lauren Child

Kitty Taylor

Country of origin United Kingdom
Originallanguage(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 80
Running time 11 minutes
Productioncompany(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Distributor Endemol UK

Playhouse Disney (USA)

Original channel BBC

Playhouse Disney
Disney Junior

Original release 4 September 2000 – 27 June 2003
External links

Animation style[edit] Edit

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 CelAction2D.[1] 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 a technique of never showing adults.

Awards[edit] Edit

  • Cartoons On The Bay 2006
    • Awarded Best Series For Infants[2][3]
    • Awarded Best Programme[2][3]
    • Awarded The Raisat YOYO Best Series[3]
  • BAFTA Children's Awards 2006
    • Nominated for Best Pre-school Animation Series[4]
  • Bradford Animation Festival 2006
    • Awarded Best TV Series for Children and Adults[5]
  • Royal Television Society Educational Programme Awards 2006
    • Nominated for Best Children's Programme for the episode Welcome To Lolaland[6]
  • BAFTA Children's Awards 2007
    • Awarded Best Pre-school Animation Series[7]
    • Awarded Best Writer (Bridget Hurst)[7]
    • Nominated for Best Writer (Anna Starkey)[7]
    • Nominated for Best Animation (for Charlie and Lola Christmas Special)[7]
  • Royal Television Society Craft and Design Awards 2006–2007
    • Awarded Best Music Original Score (John Greswell and David Schweitzer)[8]
  • Annecy Animation Festival 2007
    • Awarded Special Award for a TV Series (for the episode I Will Be Especially, Very Careful)[9]
  • Broadcast Awards 2007
    • Awarded Best Children's Programme[10]
  • 34th Annual Annie Awards (2007)
    • Nominated for Best Animated Television Production[11]
  • BAFTA Children's Awards 2008
    • Awarded Best Animation (for the Charlie and Lola Autumn Special)[12]
    • Awarded Best Pre-school Animation Series[12]
    • Nominated for Best Writer (Dave Ingham)[12]

International broadcast[edit] Edit

The series has been aired in the following countries:

  • Australia: ABC and CBeebies
  • Canada: GAC, Access, Family Channel
  • United Kingdom: CBeebies, BBC Two The commissioning broadcaster
  • United States: Playhouse Disney, Disney Junior

The series has been dubbed into Gaelic and is regularly shown on BBC Two Scotland and in BBC Alba during the morning. It goes by Chalvin is Lela.

Episodes[edit] Edit

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.[13] 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. Hanson). 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.

Season 1: 2000–2001[edit] Edit Edit

Episode Number Title US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Your šo gõõd łòłå
1 "Tomato and Some Bill and Show" 1 January 2001 Monday 4 September 2000 Lela don't eats: peas, carrots, potatoes,mushrooms,spaghetti,eggs,sausages,cauliflower,cabbage,beans,bananas,oranges,apples,rice,cheese,fish sticks and tomatoes. One This episode is adapted from Lauren Child's firstCharlie and Lola book. On the back of "Charlie and Lola: One" Lola comments this episode, writing "Yuk".
2 "I Can Do Anything That's Everything All on My Own" 2 January 2001 Tuesday 5 September 2000 Lola insists on doing everything on her own, even some things she is not really 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" 3 January 2001 Wednesday 6 September 2000 Charlie has to get Lola ready for bed but Lola insists that she is not tired, and is too busy drinking strawberry "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 secondCharlie and Lola book.
4 "But That is My Book" 4 January 2001 Thursday 7 September 2000 Lola's favourite book is 'Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies', which she often borrows 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!" 5

January 2001

Friday 8 September 2000 Lola has her heart set on playing the Sun in an upcoming school production, so she tries to get her teacher to fulfill her destiny, but then she is upset when she is cast as a leaf. Charlie tries to convince Lola that leaves are very important. Three First appearance of Lola's friend, Lotta.
6 "We Do Promise Honestly We Can Look After Your Dog" 8 January 2001 Monday 11 September 2000 Lola loves dogs, but can't have one because her parents insist that she is must be responsible enough to have one. Her and Lotta's favorite dog is Marv's dog Sizzles. At the park, the two girls persuade Marv to leave Sizzles under their care while he and Charlie go play soccer. However, when they finally get their wish, Lola and Lotta accidentally detach Sizzles from his leash (despite Marv telling them never to do so) while fighting over who's in charge, and he goes missing. When the duo finally find the dog, they also see one that looks just like him, and can't tell them apart. They chose the one that sits first (Sizzles's best trick) but aren't satisfied with their pick. Fortunately, Charle reads the dog's nametag, confirming that he is Sizzles. One
7 "I've Won, No I've Won, No I've Won" 9 January 2001 Tuesday 12 September 2000 Lola always wants to win at everything - even if it means cheating. 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" 10 January 2001 Wednesday 13 September 2000 It's time for Charlie and Lola to have a haircut - but Lola doesn't want hers done. Four
9 "I'm Really Ever So Not Well" 11 January 2001 Thursday 14 September 2000 Lola is ill in bed. Charlie has promised Marv that he'll play soccer with him, but Lola begs him to stay and cheer her up. One On the back of "Charlie and Lola: One" Lola comments on this episode, writing "Achooo!".
10 "I Am Hurrying I'm Almost Nearly Ready" 12 January 2001 Friday 15 September 2000 Charlie is trying to get Lola to hurry up or else they'll be late for 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 the Canadian dub. Four This episode is sometimes listed as simply "I am Hurrying".
11 "BOO! Made You Jump!" 15 January 2001 Monday 18 September 2000 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. So the only way to make him jump is to host a sleepover with Lotta and Marv. Two
12 "The Most Wonderfullest Picnic in the Whole Wide World" 16 January 2001 Tuesday 19 September 2000 Charlie and Lola are planning a picnic with Marv and Lotta. But will the event be ruined when the weather turns? Two
13 "It Wasn't Me!" 17 January 2001 Wednesday 20 September 2000 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 back home to the jungle. When the rocket breaks, Lola has trouble admitting that she did it. Also starring Brian Drummond as Soren Lorenson on the Canadian dub. Three
14 "It's a Secret..." 18 January 2001 Thursday 21 September 2000 It's Charlie's birthday, and Lola knows what his birthday surprise is. Will she be able to stop herself blurting it out and ruining it? One On the back of "Charlie and Lola: One" Lola comments on this episode, writing "Shhhh".
15 "I Love Going to Granny and Grandpa's And It's Just That..." 19 January 2001 Friday 22 September 2000 Charlie and Lola are going to visit their grandparents' house by the sea for the weekend. Lola loves going to Granny and Grandad's but she is worried about remembering to pack everything. Then she is worried about missing her parents, 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" 22 January 2001 Monday 25 September 2000 Lola has a loose 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 refuses to come out; when it finally does, Lola stores the tooth for the tooth fairy, but soon, she loses the tooth for real. Eventually, she finds it. Four
17 "Say "Cheese"" 23 January 2001 Tuesday 26 September 2000 It's picture day at school and Lola must keep clean for a whole school day for her first school picture. But keeping clean for a whole day is really, really hard! Three
18 "I'm Just Not Keen on Spiders" 24 January 2001 Wednesday 27 September 2000 Lola finds a spider in the sink when trying to brush her teeth, and she doesn't like spiders very much. Charlie tries to show her that some spiders don't hurt us and that they're our friends. Soon, Lola has grown attached to the little creepy crawly, now keeping him as a pet and naming him Sidney. After they have put the spider outside, the weather changes, and Lola worries on what might happen to her new little friend. One On the back of "Charlie and Lola: One" Lola comments on this episode by drawing a little black spider.
19 "Snow is My Favourite and My Best" 25 January 2001 Thursday 28 September 2000 Snow is forecast and Lola can't wait for it to arrive. When it finally comes, Charlie, Lola, Marv, Lotta and Sizzles all have a wonderful time playing in it. But when the snow melts, Lola is quite upset, and Charlie must try and explain that it would lose its appeal if it snowed all the time. Four
20 "You Won't Like This Present as Much as I Do!" 26 January 2001 Friday 29 September 2000 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" 14 May 2001 Monday 23 April 2001 Lola is going to stay at Lotta's for the night, and packs everything she needs for them to play Cinderella. Back home, Charlie and Marv set up their race car track. But Lola forgets her suitcase and Charlie and Marv can't find an important piece of the 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" 15 May 2001 Tuesday 24 April 2001 Charlie and Marv are to appear in 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 sick- who will take his place? Two
23 "I will Know Pigs Animals Food Baby" 16 May 2001 Wednesday 25 April 2001 Lola is busy playing secretary, waitress, dentist and librarian. Way too busy to play with Lotta, or Charlie, or even Soren Lorenson. But Charlie's new card game, Mix-Up Flip-Flop, is awfully tempting... One
24 "I Want to Be Much More Bigger Like You" 17 May 2001 Thursday 26 April 2001 Lola wishes she was taller. Charlie tries to show her that being small can have its benefits by switching places with her. Four
25 "Baby Children's" 18 May 2001 Friday 27 April 2001 Granny and Grandpa have bought Lola an alligator costume. Lola loves it and insists that she will never take it off. But with an upcoming school presentation about things she likes, Charlie is worried that his little sister will make a fool of herself. Four

Season 2: 2001–2002[edit] Edit Edit

Episode Number Title UK Airdate US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes
27 "I will Thomas Snowsuit Baby's" 7 January 2002 Monday 30 April 2001 Chalvin and Lela I some and pies password library school wanted record kids. Five
28 "I Spy with My Little Eyes" 8 January 2002 Tuesday 1 May 2001 Lola likes spying and observing things and then drawing them. But in doing so, she and Soren Lorenson become convinced that a pack of wolves has moved in next door. Eight
29 "I Am Extremely Magic" 9 January 2002 Wednesday 2 May 2001 Charlie has a new magic kit and dazzles Lola and their friends with his tricks. Lola thinks that if Charlie is a magician, that must mean that she is a magician too; so she tries a few tricks, but becomes frustrated when she can't seem to do any tricks. Eight
30 "This is Actually My Party" 10 January 2002 Thursday 3 May 2001 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 by opening his cards and his present for Marv, putting on music for what he doesn't like, letting everyone play party games and blowing out his candles, but she decides to help Charlie's party become better. Also starring Chantal Strand as the girl on the party and Scott McCord as the boy on the party. Seven
31 "How Many More Minutes" 11 January 2002 Friday 4 May 2001 Charlie and Lola have to make their own amusements when they have to wait for Mum to have her appointment 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" 14 January 2002 Monday 7 May 2001 Charlie is collecting a set of toy dinosaur figures from cereal boxes, and Lola decides that she'd like to collect something too. But what will she collect? Six
33 "My Best Best Bestest Friend" 14 January 2002 Monday 17 September 2001 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 Eva Almos as Evie. In Canada title is: "Together With My Bestie".

34 "Lucky, Lucky Me" 15 January 2002 Tuesday 18 September 2001 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 parody of Batman), 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 is Charlie and Lola's favourite superhero "Bat Cat"'s first appearance.
35 "I Just Love My Red Shiny Shoes" 16 January 2002 Wednesday 19 September 2001 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 starringTabitha St. Germain as girl one and Catherine Disher as girl two. Seven
36 "I Really Wonder What Plant I'm Growing" 24 January 2002 Thursday 20 September 2001 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 is Broken!" 25 January 2002 Friday 21 September 2001 Charlie and Lola are creating a circus for Granny and Grandpa, with Charlie juggling and Lola desperately trying to do forward rolls. But when he is playing soccer in the park with Marv, Charlie breaks his arm. Will the show go on? Eight
38 "I Will Be Especially, Very Careful" 1 February 2008 Monday 14 May 2007 Lola loves Lotta's brand new white fluffy coat. She swaps the coat for a handbag that her mother gave her, promising to keep it new, fluffy and white and return it at school the next day. Lola discovers that this is easier said than done. Five
39 "Back to School" 5 February 2002 Tuesday 25 September 2001 Chalvin and Lela I some and will in the wife time same. boy Cooking Lunch Snack Baby. Five
40 "I Am Really, Really, Really Concentrating" 3 February 2008 Wednesday 16 May 2007 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) course. But what event will Lola be good at? Maybe the egg and spoon race? Eight
41 "Pharmacy" 7 February 2002 Thursday 27 September 2001 I will and Chalvin & Lela wife health pharmacy time and some sick ill cold achoo dental doctor bag school have doodle. Seven
42 "I Completely Know About Guinea Pigs" 5 February 2008 Friday 18 May 2007 Lola wants to look after Bert, the class guinea pig, over vacation. 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?" 10 February 2008 Monday 21 May 2007 Lola has a fear of getting lost. She is not looking forward to the school field 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 field trip turns out to be to a giant maze. How will Lola cope? Seven
44 "Welcome to Lolaland" 11 February 2008 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 starringJasmine Kato-Naughton as Japanese girl, Edward McNamara as Russian boy, Felix Yanez as Spanish boy, and Ella Forster as Spanish girl. Six
45 "Please May I Have Some of Yours?" 12 February 2008 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 at once, uses up all of her camera film, and spends all of her money - when she is 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?" 13 February 2008 Thursday 24 May 2007 After Charlie reads her a story about an ogre, Lola becomes scared of the dark. But all of the things that make her feel safe keep Charlie awake. Five The voice of the Ogre is provided byAbel Lundie-Brown, no doubt a relation of Jethro Lundie-Brown, who provided the voice of Charlie in the first season.
47 "Hot-Airplane and Pigs" 15 February 2002 Friday 5 October 2001 Chalvin and Lela I will and some time trip cold & choose most and wife. Five
48 "I Wish I Could Draw Exactly More Like You" 15 February 2008 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" 16 February 2008 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 upsetness of losing a pet. Six
50 "Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks" 17 February 2008 Wednesday 30 May 2007 Lola is very superstitious, and believes everything that people tell her. She hops to bed so some "living sea plants" 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, crocodiles and lions that live underneath will get her. Six
51 "Look After Your Planet" 18 February 2008 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 a tree, if you recycle 100 things in each of four categories. Finding it difficult to complete this alone, they get their school involved. Lola is determined to recycle everything. Seven
52 "Too Many Big Words" 1 March 2002 Friday 31 May 2002 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 Piccolo, 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.

Season 3: 2002–2003[edit] Edit Edit

Episode Number Title US Airdate AUS Airdate Description DVD Volume Notes
55 "I Really Absolutely Must Have Glasses" 5 May 2003 Monday 2 September 2002 Lola is refusing to go to the optician until she sees Minnie with beautiful glasses. When she goes to the optician, she finds out that she is not in the need of glasses. At home, Charlie helps Lola make her own glasses. At school the next day, Lola, Lotta and Minnie are wearing their own glasses and are happy. Ten
56 "Thunder Completely Does Not Scare Me" 2 May 2009 Friday 10 July 2009 Lola thinks there is a big hungry giant up in the sky who's stomach is always growling, or that the sky going to fall down. The cookie tray holds the answer to helping Charlie stop Lola from being frightened. Ten
57 "I Slightly Want to Go Home" 3 May 2009 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 snack can't cheer her up. When it is finally time to put the light out, Lola admits that she wants to go home. That might stop Lola and Lotta from becoming special besties. 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. This episode is possibly set before.
58 "I Am Extremely Absolutely Boiling" 4 May 2009 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 so they can swim in his new paddling pool. Also starring Scott McCord as Arnold. Nine
59 "I Can Train Your Dog" 5 May 2009 Wednesday 13 July 2009 Marv, Morten, Sizzles, Marv's mom, Charlie and Lola are ready to take Sizzles for a walk in the park. But Marv's mum has lost her handbag and her keys are in it. How can Sizzles behave indoors? By letting Charlie and Lola train him? Nine
60 "Do Not Ever Never Let Go" 6 May 2009 Thursday 14 July 2009 Lola and Lotta both love their tricycles, but when Lotta is given her older 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 training wheels off. Lola has to learn to ride without training wheels too, and it's not as easy as it looks! Eleven
61 "Our Shop Sells Everything" 7 May 2009 Friday 15 July 2009 Lola and Lotta have got a pretend backyard store 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 backimmediately, but Morten doesn't want to swap the goggles for anything... unless it's the money pinger. Also starring Linda Ballantyne as The Fairy on Canada dub Ten
62 "I Am Inventing a Usefullish Invention" 8 May 2009 Monday 16 July 2009 Charlie and Marv have to come up with an invention for the school science fair tomorrow, and 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 cool and useful and time is running out. Just as they are beginning to panic, Lola the Inventor stumbles on a great idea! Ten
63 "But We Always Do It Like This" 9 May 2009 Tuesday 17 July 2009 When Charlie and Lola visit Granny and Grandad they always go to the beach, and they always do it together. This time a little girl named Clem and her whole family, Hal and Luke are determined to join in and Lola's not too happy about it. Also starring Katie Leigh as Clem on Canada dub. Eleven
64 "I Can't Stop Hiccupping!" 10 May 2009 Wednesday 18 July 2009 Lola and Lotta are practicing their song for the school concert when Lola has the hiccups when laughing too hard when they decide to have a little fun by screeching the last line of the song off-key. 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" 10 May 2009 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 Bat Cat 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 whichBarcodepedia reports as the barcode for WalkersCheese Chips.
66 "But I Don't Really Like This Present" 11 May 2009 Friday 20 July 2009 Lola doesn't like the sombrero 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 realises 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" 12 May 2009 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, and Indian dancing is too jumpy. 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 Kelly Megzter as Anisha on Canada dub. In Canada title is: "I Wanna Be A Special Dancer". Nine
68 "Help! I Really Mean It!" 29 May 2009 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 (in a tree) and Lola and Lotta really do need Charlie's help, but he doesn't believe them. Nine
69 "I Would Like to Actually Keep It" 1 December 2009 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 who owns the rabbit doll. Eleven
70 "It's Raining, It's Boring" 2 December 2009 Thursday 26 July 2009 After Marv finds a compendium of games in his closet, he and Charlie and Lola try to play every game before the rain stops. Nine
71 "I Am Goody the Good" 3 December 2009 Friday 27 July 2009 Lola decides to be helpful like the character of her favourite series of books, Goody the Good, but Charlie prefers Lola to be Lola. Eleven
72 "It is Very Special and Extremely Ancient" 4 December 2009 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 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?" 29 October 2009 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 squashes the pumpkin by accident! Eleven
74 "But Marv Is Absolutely Charlie's Best Friend" 16 May 2010 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 Billie Mae Richards as Jack on Canada dub. Ten
75 "I Am Making a Craze" 1 June 2010 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?" 2 June 2010 Friday 3 August 2009 Charlie lets Lola go "exploring" 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" 3 June 2010 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 kite, guitar and 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" 4 June 2010 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 Cree Summeras Minnie. Nine
79 "I Am Going to Save a Panda" 5 June 2010 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 withchicken 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 " 3 June 2005 Friday 27 June 2003 Playing Piggy in the Middle is fun, but you need other people. Charlie is going out and Lotta has caught a cold. So Lola has no one to play with, until she remembers her imaginary friend, Soren Lorenson. Ten This was the series finale.

DVD releases[edit] Edit

  • 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 August 2007
  • Charlie And Lola: The Absolutely Complete Series 1 (in metal lunch box) - 13 August 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) - 28 June 2010
  • Charlie and Lola - The Absolutely Complete Collection (box set of all 11 DVDs) - 29 November 2010

Voices[edit] Edit

  • Charlie – Jethro Lundie-Brown, Daniel Mayers (series 2), Oriel Agranoff (series 3)
  • Lola – Maisie Cowell, Clementine Cowell (series 2), Holly Callaway (series 3)
  • Marv – Ryan Harris
  • Lotta – Morgan Gayle
  • Soren Lorenson – Stanley Street

In the USA and Canada, volumes 9 and 11 are reversed, however, volume 9 is titled "What Can I Wear for Halloween?" instead of "Everything is different and not the same".