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Brand New Bob The Builder TV Series To Premiere On CBeebies

'Bob the Builder'(tm), the beloved children's television character, returns to TV screens next Monday, 12 April from 8.40am on CBeebies.

Press Release from HIT Entertainment

London, 9 April 2010: 'Bob the Builder'(tm), the beloved children's television character, returns to TV screens next Monday, 12 April from 8.40am on CBeebies. And, he now has a new look appearing in CG-animation for the very first time!

In 'Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!' Bob and his team are set for some exciting adventures. The series introduces young fans to the team's new home of Fixham Harbour, with stories packed with lots of 'fix it' fun and play. Fans will love watching Bob's building projects come to life and following their favourite characters as they face new challenges and learn to overcome their fears. Plus, there are friends to meet, including the newest member of Bob's family, Scratch. With problem-solving skills, team work and a positive attitude 'Bob the Builder' and the Can-Do Crew are Ready, Steady and all set to Build!

'Bob the Builder' continues to be voiced by one of the country's most popular television and stage actors Neil Morrissey and is broadcast in over 240 territories. In addition to the new TV series, which has already been sold to 21 countries, DVD special 'The Legend of the Golden Hammer' will be released next month. Bob is also starring in 'The Little Big Club' tour which is currently touring theatres across the UK and 'Bob the Builder in 4D' continues to screen at Legoland Windsor, California, Germany and Denmark.

'Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!' will air each weekday at 8.40am from Monday, 12 April on CBeebies.

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Barney(tm), Bob the Builder(tm), Thomas & Friends(tm), Pingu(tm), Fireman Sam(tm), Angelina Ballerina(tm) and Rainbow Magic(tm). HIT represents Chapman Entertainment's Fifi and the Flowertots(tm) and Roary the Racing Car(tm) in North America  as well as Wallace & Gromit(tm), Shaun the Sheep(tm), Timmy Time(tm) and Aardman Classics from Aardman Animations.  HIT also acts as representative for The Wiggles(r) in the UK. Launched in 1989, HIT's lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.   HIT is a part-owner of US-based preschool channel, PBS KIDS SproutSM, and international preschool channel JimJam, (outside of the US, UK and China). For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com.

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