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'''''Be Safe with the Tweenies''''' was a series of 27 shorts about being safe around certain situations (like railways and/or sheds).<ref>[http://digiguide.tv/programme/Childrens/Tweenies-Safety-Shorts/232012/season-1/ A Didiguide that has a section on the show.] Retrieved 08 May '15</ref> These shorts aired on the British children's channel CBeebies between 2003 and 2008. As of now, two of the shorts remain unavailable for public consumption, including one that was reportedly banned from broadcast due to the use of knives. The shorts are also known as the ''Tweenies Safety Shorts''.<ref>[http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/d80899e1daed4388891be9a02d4a39bb A website associated with the BBC that mentions the other name of the shorts.] Retrieved 08 May '15</ref>
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'''''Be Safe with the Tweenies''''' was a series of 27 shorts based on the popular CBeebies series ''The Tweenies'' made to educate its target audience on being safe around certain situations as the title suggests.<ref>[http://digiguide.tv/programme/Childrens/Tweenies-Safety-Shorts/232012/season-1/ A Didiguide that has a section on the show.] Retrieved 08 May '15</ref> Also known as the ''Tweenies Safety Shorts''.<ref>[http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/d80899e1daed4388891be9a02d4a39bb A website associated with the BBC that mentions the other name of the shorts.] Retrieved 08 May '15</ref>, these shorts aired on the British children's channel CBeebies between 2003 and 2008, and had little to no media coverage on its content despite the programme's popularity. As of now, all but two of the shorts have made their way online, leaving the others unavailable for public consumption, including one that was reportedly banned from broadcast due to the use of knives.
  
==About==
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Although the episodes are available on [https://www.bbcredux.com/ BBC Redux], this service is only accessible to those with a functioning @bbc.co.uk e-mail address.
''Be Safe with the Tweenies'', as the title suggests, was a show about being safe. The theme for the intro was remade and was much shorter than the ''Tweenies'' intro.
 
  
Episodes are available on [https://www.bbcredux.com/ BBC Redux]. However, this service is only available to those with a functioning @bbc.co.uk e-mail address.
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==Intro==
 
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When its first episode was uncovered (it being "Railway Lines" in particular), the opening sequence for the short was different to ''The Tweenies'' intro, having a slightly amended theme song, and providing many clips from the series. These brief clips offered an overview of what the potential episodes would've looked like. The list below offers an insight into the clips featured as well as the potential episodes these were featured in:
===Intro===
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*Max with a video camera - "Throwing"
There are different scenes in the intro. A description of the scene will be on the left while the known episode would be on the right:
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*Bella dropping and smashing a teapot - "Kettle and Teapot"
*Max with a video camera - "Throwing" (as the description shows that Max was planning to make a movie of the children).
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*Jake throwing sand at the camera - "Throwing"
*Bella smashing a teapot - "Kettle and Teapot."
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*Milo attempting to light a scented candle with a lit birthday candle on a cake - "Candles"
*Jake throwing sand at the camera - "Throwing."
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*Jake holding a breadknife - "Knives"
*Milo with his birthday cake - "Candles."
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*Bella holding a pair of dangerous garden cutters - "Sheds"
*Jake holding a breadknife - "Knives."
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*Milo is stuck through a window, and Bella is trying to pull him out - "Doors and Windows"
*Bella holding a pair of dangerous garden cutters - "Sheds."
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*Max in gardening gear - "Sheds"
*Milo, for some reason, is stuck upside down, and Bella is trying to save him - "Doors and Windows."
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*Fizz discovering dangerous-looking bottles in the kitchen cupboard - "Cleaning Materials"
*Max with gardening gear - "Sheds."
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*Fizz tangled in wires - "Electric Sockets and Cables"
*Fizz finding dangerous bottles - "Cleaning Materials."
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*Judy with a guitar - "Railway Lines"
*Fizz tangled in wires - "Electric Sockets and Cables."
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*Jake picking up some scissors - "Scissors"
*Judy with a guitar - "Railway Lines."
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*Doodles the dog tripping over a stuffed snake - "Leaving Toys Left Around"
*Jake with incredibly blunt scissors - "Scissors."
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*Izzles the dog and Milo improvising a scene based on a home fire - "Fire Safety"
*Doodles the dog tripping over a stuffed snake - "Leaving Toys Left Around."
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*The Tweenies playing on a climbing frame - "Slides"
*Izzles the dog near soft shapes with Milo - "Fire Safety."
 
*The Tweenies playing on a climbing frame - Might be "Slides."
 
  
 
==Shorts==
 
==Shorts==
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|-
 
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Title
 
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Title
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Description
 
 
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 
! style="background-color:lightblue" | Status
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Cleaning Materials
 
|Cleaning Materials
|Fizz finds dangerous bottles and decides to play with them.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniescleaningmaterials<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniescleaningmaterials<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Leaving Toys Left Around
 
|Leaving Toys Left Around
|The Tweenies carelessly trip over toys.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesleavingtoyslyingaround <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesleavingtoyslyingaround <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Throwing
 
|Throwing
|Max records the Tweenies playing.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesthrowing<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesthrowing<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Sheds
 
|Sheds
|Bella and Jake want to go to Max's shed.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesgardenshed <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesgardenshed <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Swings
 
|Swings
|Izzles the dog is unsafe near a swing set.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesswings <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesswings <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Slide
 
|Slide
|Milo is being unsafe on a slide.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesslide <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesslide <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Matches
 
|Matches
|Jake finds matches.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesmatches <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesmatches <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Don't Go There
 
|Don't Go There
|The dangers of playing in a fridge.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdontgothere <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdontgothere <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Lost
 
|Lost
|Max gets lost in a garden center.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieslost <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieslost <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Road Safety
 
|Road Safety
|The Tweenies learn about road safety.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesroadsafety <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesroadsafety <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Dogs
 
|Dogs
|Jake gets bitten by an unfriendly dog.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdogs <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdogs <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Candles
 
|Candles
|It is Milo's birthday and he nearly gets burned by a candle.
 
 
|[https://youtu.be/LC3Z8qP9-w8<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://youtu.be/LC3Z8qP9-w8<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Fire Safety
 
|Fire Safety
|We learn about fire safety.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesfire <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesfire <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Travelling by Train
 
|Travelling by Train
|We learn about train safety.
 
 
|[https://youtu.be/v6Ts7rRhnfw<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://youtu.be/v6Ts7rRhnfw<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Electric Sockets and Cables
 
|Electric Sockets and Cables
|The Tweenies learn about electricity.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieselectricsocketsandcables <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieselectricsocketsandcables <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Knives
 
|Knives
|The Tweenies are learning about knife safety. A scene shown Jake holding a bread knife was in the intro.
 
 
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Ponds
 
|Ponds
|Safety near ponds.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniespond <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniespond <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Scissors
 
|Scissors
|Jake plays with blunt scissors.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesscissors <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesscissors <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Rivers
 
|Rivers
|Safety near rivers.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesriver<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesriver<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Dialling 999
 
|Dialling 999
|Bella tells the others about an emergency.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdialling999 <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdialling999 <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Railway Lines
 
|Railway Lines
|Max shows us how to be safe near train lines.
 
 
|[https://youtu.be/jKzNrZmtIc0 <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://youtu.be/jKzNrZmtIc0 <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Hot Cooker
 
|Hot Cooker
|Accidents with cookers.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieshotcooker <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieshotcooker <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Kettle and Teapot
 
|Kettle and Teapot
|Bella thinks she is very good at making tea, but disaster strikes. Bella screaming when she smashed the teapot was in the intro.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieskettleandteapot<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweenieskettleandteapot<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Canal
 
|Canal
|Safety with canals.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniescanal<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniescanal<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Doors and Windows
 
|Doors and Windows
|Safety with doors and windows.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdoorsandwindows<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebiesbesafewiththetweeniesdoorsandwindows<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Beach
 
|Beach
|Max goes to a beach.
 
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebies-be-safe-with-the-tweenies-and-jackanory-junior-compilation<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|[https://archive.org/details/cbeebies-be-safe-with-the-tweenies-and-jackanory-junior-compilation<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Horses
 
|Horses
|Safety near horses.
 
 
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''
 
|}
 
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Latest revision as of 17:35, 14 March 2022

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Title card used for the shorts.

Status: Partially Lost

Be Safe with the Tweenies was a series of 27 shorts based on the popular CBeebies series The Tweenies made to educate its target audience on being safe around certain situations as the title suggests.[1] Also known as the Tweenies Safety Shorts.[2], these shorts aired on the British children's channel CBeebies between 2003 and 2008, and had little to no media coverage on its content despite the programme's popularity. As of now, all but two of the shorts have made their way online, leaving the others unavailable for public consumption, including one that was reportedly banned from broadcast due to the use of knives.

Although the episodes are available on BBC Redux, this service is only accessible to those with a functioning @bbc.co.uk e-mail address.

Intro[edit | edit source]

When its first episode was uncovered (it being "Railway Lines" in particular), the opening sequence for the short was different to The Tweenies intro, having a slightly amended theme song, and providing many clips from the series. These brief clips offered an overview of what the potential episodes would've looked like. The list below offers an insight into the clips featured as well as the potential episodes these were featured in:

  • Max with a video camera - "Throwing"
  • Bella dropping and smashing a teapot - "Kettle and Teapot"
  • Jake throwing sand at the camera - "Throwing"
  • Milo attempting to light a scented candle with a lit birthday candle on a cake - "Candles"
  • Jake holding a breadknife - "Knives"
  • Bella holding a pair of dangerous garden cutters - "Sheds"
  • Milo is stuck through a window, and Bella is trying to pull him out - "Doors and Windows"
  • Max in gardening gear - "Sheds"
  • Fizz discovering dangerous-looking bottles in the kitchen cupboard - "Cleaning Materials"
  • Fizz tangled in wires - "Electric Sockets and Cables"
  • Judy with a guitar - "Railway Lines"
  • Jake picking up some scissors - "Scissors"
  • Doodles the dog tripping over a stuffed snake - "Leaving Toys Left Around"
  • Izzles the dog and Milo improvising a scene based on a home fire - "Fire Safety"
  • The Tweenies playing on a climbing frame - "Slides"

Shorts[edit | edit source]

Title Status
Cleaning Materials Found
Leaving Toys Left Around Found
Throwing Found
Sheds Found
Swings Found
Slide Found
Matches Found
Don't Go There Found
Lost Found
Road Safety Found
Dogs Found
Candles Found
Fire Safety Found
Travelling by Train Found
Electric Sockets and Cables Found
Knives Lost
Ponds Found
Scissors Found
Rivers Found
Dialling 999 Found
Railway Lines Found
Hot Cooker Found
Kettle and Teapot Found
Canal Found
Doors and Windows Found
Beach Found
Horses Lost

External Link[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]