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[1] about being safe around certain situations (like railways and/or sheds). 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.[2] The shorts are also known as the 'Tweenies Safety Shorts'.[3]

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.[4]

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

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

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

Videos

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

External Links

References