Be Safe with the Tweenies (partially found safety shorts of British children's series; 2003-2008)

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Title card used for the shorts.

Status: Partially Found

Be Safe with the Tweenies was a series of 27 shorts about being safe around certain situations (like railways and/or sheds).[1] These shorts aired on the British children's channel CBeebies between 2003 and 2008. Only two full shorts and clips from various other shorts have come to light, as of now. The shorts are also known as the Tweenies Safety Shorts.[2]

About

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 BBC Redux, however, this service is only available to those with a functioning @bbc.co.uk e-mail address.

Intro

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:

  • Max with a video camera - 'Throwing' (as the description shows that Max was planning to make a movie of the children).
  • Bella smashing a teapot - 'Kettle and Teapot'.
  • Jake throwing sand at the camera - 'Throwing'.
  • Milo with his birthday cake - 'Candles'
  • Jake holding a breadknife - 'Knives'
  • Bella holding a pair of dangerous garden cutters - 'Sheds'
  • Milo for some reason, is stuck upside down and Bella is trying to save him - 'Doors and Windows'.
  • Max with gardening gear - 'Sheds'.
  • Fizz finding dangerous bottles - 'Cleaning materials'.
  • Fizz tangled in wires - 'Electric Sockets and Cables'.
  • Judy with a guitar - 'Railway Lines'
  • Jake with incredibly blunt scissors - 'Scissors'.
  • Doodles the dog tripping over a stuffed snake - 'Leaving toys around'.
  • Izzles the dog near soft shapes with Milo - 'Fire Safety'.
  • The Tweenies playing on a climbing frame - Might be 'Slides'.

Shorts

Episode Description Found?
Cleaning Materials Fizz finds dangerous bottles and decides to play with them. Lost
Leaving Toys Left Around The Tweenies carelessly trip over toys. Lost
Throwing Max records the Tweenies playing. Lost
Sheds Bella and Jake want to go to Max's shed. Lost
Swings Izzles the dog is unsafe near a swing set. Lost
Slide Milo is being unsafe on a slide. Lost
Matches Jake finds matches. Lost
Don't Go There The dangers of playing in a fridge. Lost
Lost Max gets lost in a garden center. Lost
Road Safety The Tweenies learn about road safety. Lost
Dogs Jake gets bitten by an unfriendly dog. Lost
Candles It is Milo's birthday and he nearly gets burned by a candle. Lost
Fire Safety We learn about fire safety. Lost
Travelling by Train We learn about train safety. Found
Electric Sockets and Cables The Tweenies learn about electricity. Lost
Knives

The Tweenies are learning about knife safety. A scene shown Jake holding a bread knife was in the intro.

Lost
Ponds Safety near ponds. Lost
Scissors Jake plays with blunt scissors. Lost
Rivers Safety near rivers. Lost
Dialling 999 Bella tells the others about an emergency. Lost
Railway Lines Max shows us how to be safe near train lines. Found
Hot Cooker Accidents with cookers. Lost
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. Lost
Canal Safety with canals. Lost
Doors and Windows Safety with doors and windows. Lost
Beach Max goes to a beach. Lost
Horses Safety near horses. Lost

Videos

"Railway Lines"
Partially found footage of "Kettle and Teapot" starting at 1:32.
"Candles"

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References