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Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 9: Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. When Monkey becomes stranded up a mango tree, he asks Crocodile for help. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 8: Why Owl's Head Turns All the Way Round

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Owl becomes a night guard when mangoes start disappearing. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 16: Why Lizard Always Hides under Rocks

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. The animals teach greedy Lizard a lesson when he pinches their food. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 17: Why Crocodile Has a Bumpy Back

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling young children how animals got their distinctive parts. Here, the story of how Crocodile got his bumpy back and became grumpy. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 24: Why Zebra Has Stripes

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Zebra tries on a black coat to hide better in the savannah, but it is too tight. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 1: Why Elephant Has a Trunk

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a modern, young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. The story of how Elephant got his trunk. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 4: Why Tortoise Has a Broken Shell

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. When Tortoise fell and landed on his shiny shell, it broke into pieces. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 14: Why Giraffe Has a Long Neck

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Giraffe had a short neck until her head became stuck in a honey tree. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 2: Why Snake Has No Legs

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. Snake had hundreds of legs, until he swapped them all for Millipede's eyes. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 5: Why Hen Pecks at the Ground

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Animal stories. Hen borrows a needle from her friend to sew herself a coat, but the needle gets lost. From then on, Hen pecks the ground looking for it. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 13: Why Vulture Is Bald

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a modern, young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. Vulture's crown of beautiful feathers gets burnt by the sun. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 22: Why Caterpillar Is Never in a Hurry

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Stories telling how animals got their distinctive parts. Caterpillar is never in a hurry, even when all the other animals are racing around. Show more

Contributors

Monkey Red:
Eugene Muchiri
Caterpillar/Butterfly:
Akiya Henry
Monkey Orange:
Ben Spybey
Monkey Yellow:
Faraaz Meghani
Woodpecker:
Akiya Henry
Peacock:
Cyril Nri
Elephant:
Lenny Henry
Tortoise:
Shaun Parkes
Tickbird:
Tameka Empson
Mama Cheetah:
Angelina Koinange
Chameleon:
Patrick Kanyeki
Composer:
Eric Wainaina
Series Producer:
Claudia Lloyd

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 23: Why Lion Roars

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive characteristics. Following Flea's advice, Lion goes to the great cave of Tinga Tinga to get his roar back. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 21: Why Rhino Charges

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Stories telling a young audience how animals got their distinctive parts. Here, monkeys make Rhino a horn from wood so he can join in the Dance of the Horns. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 18: Why Jackal Howls at the Moon

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling a young audience how different animals got their distinctive parts. The animals make Jackal believe that the moon is made of honey. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 11: Why Frog Croaks

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. The birds trick poor old Frog into a singing duel, and his voice is reduced to a ribbit. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 26: Why Woodpecker Pecks

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There was a time when Woodpecker didn't peck. All the birds made a sound, but not Woodpecker. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 2

Episode 11: Why Bees Sting

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. There is a honey shortage in Tinga Tinga and something has to be done. Luckily, Tortoise has a cunning plan. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 2

Episode 12: Why Peacock Struts

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Peacock wants to have the biggest and the best tail in Tinga Tinga. Show more

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 2

Episode 14: Why Whale Spouts

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. A storm carries Whale from the ocean to the waterhole, where she gets stuck. How will she get out? Show more