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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 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 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 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

QI XL

Series M

Episode 14: Messy

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. Stephen Fry mucks about with messy M-themed matters with Sarah Millican, Eddie Kadi, Noel Fielding and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Panellist:
Eddie Kadi
Panellist:
Noel Fielding
Panellist:
Sarah Millican
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd
Production Company:
Talkback Thames

QI

Series M

Episode 14: Messy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Quiz show in which the aim is to be interesting. Stephen Fry mucks about with a messy mixture of matters with Sarah Millican, Eddie Kadi, Noel Fielding and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Panellist:
Noel Fielding
Panellist:
Eddie Kadi
Panellist:
Sarah Millican
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd
Production Company:
Talkback Thames

Brand

QI

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 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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series featuring stand-up comedy, sketches and guests. Stephen shares news of his recent film offers with his studio audience, plus we discover why he will never play James Bond. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen K Amos
Participant:
Nick Mohammed
Participant:
Miss London
Bond's Wife (Bad Bond):
Josie d'Arby
Mum (Kid) and Wife (Soldier):
Vicki Hopps
Dad (Missing Kid):
Dan Mersh
Chauffeur:
Eddie Kadi
Producer:
Simon London

Tinga Tinga Tales

Series 1

Episode 12: Why Spider Has a Tiny Waist

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories telling how different animals got their distinctive parts. Greedy Spider hears of four feasts in Tinga Tinga and wants to go to them all. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series featuring stand-up comedy, sketches and guests. Stuntman Paul Hammer meets Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams, and TV legend Sir Michael Parkinson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen K Amos
Participant:
Isy Suttie
Scientist (Time Traveller):
Josie D'Arby
Chauffeur:
Eddie Kadi
Scientist (Time Traveller):
Dan Mersh
Girlfriend (Music Shuffle):
Rosalyn Wright
Producer:
Simon London

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 2

Episode 15: Why Parrot Can't Keep a Secret

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies HD

Stories about how different animals became distinctive. Parrot cannot open his beak, until one day when he sees a beast steal Lion's mane. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Series featuring stand-up comedy, sketches and guests. Stephen is approached to release an album and takes a look at Nigerian and Australian television. Lucy Montgomery guests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen K Amos
Studio Guest:
Lucy Montgomery
Studio Guest:
Tom Allen
Performer:
Stephen K Amos
Mrs Smith (Take That):
Vicki Hopps
Chauffeur:
Eddie Kadi
Mulu (Nigerian News):
Rosalyn Wright
Producer:
Simon London

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Series featuring stand-up comedy, sketches and guests. Stephen gets 'branded' as he becomes the face of some rather unusual products. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen K Amos
Participant:
Miss London
Officer Barry:
Dan Mersh
Officer Grant:
Nico Tatarowicz
Chauffeur:
Eddie Kadi
Producer:
Simon London