CBeebies has ordered a 50 x 19′ revamped version of pre-school cookery show Big Cook, Little Cook.

After nearly 20 years since the first version aired, Dot To Dot Productions has been commissioned to make a re-vamped series for CBeebies with new talent.

The cookery programme for pre-schoolers is presented by a Big Cook Jen (played by Ibinabo Jack) and a Little Cook Small (played by Courtney Bowman) with the pair making recipes for a young audience to try for themselves at home. Each show contains a ‘make’, animation and a location piece shot in fields and factories around the UK.

Jo Killingley creator and Executive Producer says “We made the original iconic ‘Big Cook Little Cook’ nearly 20 years ago, it was the most fun series I’ve ever worked on. With brand new talent in 2022, it’s continuing to be a joy. We’re celebrating British ingredients and food producers, plus a host of World recipes. We’re hoping this will be a delicious treat for kids and their grown up helpers and encourage everyone to pick up a wooden spoon and create some magic in the kitchen (and maybe a little mess!)”

Dot To Dot was set up in 2004 by children’s producer, Jo Killingley. Alan Robinson, Head of Development and Animation joined the company in  2010. The company has devised and produced series including: Bubble and Squeak, William Whiskerson, Get Squiggling! Get Squiggling Letters, Totally Rubbish, Footy Pups, School of Roars, Art Ninja and Makeaway Takeaway.

Jon Creamer

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