Something Special (TV series)

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Something Special
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GenreChildren's television series
Presented byJustin Fletcher
StarringMr Tumble
Original language(s)English
No. of series7
Broadcast
Original channelCBeebies
Original runOctober 13, 2003 (2003-10-13) – Present
External links
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Something Special
alt=The show's title "Something Special" superimposed over an image of one of the  show's characters, Aunt Sookie (played by Justin Fletcher
Screenshot from out and about
GenreChildren's television series
Presented byJustin Fletcher
StarringMr Tumble
Original language(s)English
No. of series7
Broadcast
Original channelCBeebies
Original runOctober 13, 2003 (2003-10-13) – Present
External links
Website

Something Special is a children's television programme produced and broadcast by the BBC. The producer is Allan Johnston who worked as a teacher of children with special needs before joining the BBC in 1989. It is designed to introduce children to Makaton signing, and is specifically aimed at children with delayed learning and communication difficulties. It is aired on the CBeebies channel and in the past was also broadcast as part of the CBeebies programme strand on BBC One and BBC Two).

The name of the programme derives from the idea that all children, irrespective of their position on the learning spectrum, are special.

It is presented by Justin Fletcher and features various other characters (also played by Justin) and clips of children with disabilities. Justin speaks as well as singing, and a spoken narrative is provided over the clips of children.

Justin plays a clown named Mr Tumble. Mr Tumble often talks about Tinky Dink and potato.

In series 2, Justin meets a friend named Guy H Pickle, they dance around a mulberry bush.

The characters played by Justin (other than himself) are the Tumble Family: Mr Tumble, an adult clown who himself displays delayed learning and communication difficulties, Grandad Tumble and Baby Tumble. Other members of the Tumble family to have made appearances include two Aunts - Polly and Suki (as in the popular nursery rhyme "Polly Put the Kettle On"), Lord Tumble and King Tumble.

Their format of the show has evolved considerably since the original series. In 2012, a new series, "Something Special - We're All Friends" started, introducing some minor changes to the "Out and About" format. This format change has also included a change in location, and introduced the Tumble Tap, a tablet computer showing the "special things" to look for.

Series 1 (2003-2004) and 2 (2007)[edit]

The series details are from the BBC's Programmes listings.[1]

Each episode has a duration of approximately 15 minutes.


Series 1 episode list[edit]

EpisodeFirst broadcastTitleDetails
113 October 2003FarmWhat animals are on the farm?
214 October 2003FoodMr Tumble has woken up and makes breakfast.
315 October 2003FamilyMr Tumble has woken up Baby Tumble.
416 October 2003TransportJoin in with Mr Tumble as he drives a car, flies a plane and chugs along on a train.
517 October 2003ColoursThis programme shows you how to sign red, blue and yellow.
618 October 2003All About MeJustin tells you all about your body.
719 October 2003WeatherThe weather is always changing so Mr Tumble wears clothes to suit the conditions.
820 October 2003Under the SeaFind out how to sign different underwater animals.
921 October 2003Jungle AnimalsMr Tumble is pretending to be a jungle explorer.
1017 April 2004ShopsMr Tumble has been shopping, and he has bought a special pair of shoe.
1118 April 2004What I LikeMr Tumble shows us what he likes to do.
1219 April 2004MusicJustin makes music with the instruments and members of the Mandeville School band.
1320 April 2004How Do I Feel?Mr Tumble is going on a bear hunt, and he feels brave and very excited.
1421 April 2004ClothesMr Tumble has different clothes: some amazing shoes, including a special pair for dancing.
1522 April 2004PetsFind out how to sign a variety of animals with Mr Tumble. Then Zack and Vinnie are at a trip to a pet shop.
1623 April 2004MovingMr Tumble runs, jumps and pretends to swim, as well as learning useful signs.
1724 April 2004GardenThe children from Oakleigh School organise a visit to their sensory garden.
1825 April 2004SchoolTyra likes going to school. Find out what Tyra and her friends like doing there.

Series 2 episode list[edit]

First broadcastTitleDetails
18 May 2007Nursery Rhymes and Songs 3In a magical world of nursery rhymes, Justin meets a sailor who went to sea, sea, sea.
21 May 2007BabyMr Tumble is busy looking after a toy baby.
21 May 2007DoctorDolly is sick, so Mr Tumble calls for a doctor.
23 May 2007ArtJustin decides to paint a picture.
24 May 2007OppositesChildren playing in a playground go up and down, inside and outside.
25 May 2007Nursery Rhymes and Songs 4Mr Tumble is trying to sleep, but there are five in the bed - Mr Tumble and four teddies.
11 June 2007BirdsJustin looks at different birds.
12 June 2007MealsJustin has woken up and it's time for breakfast: cereal, toast and a lovely boiled egg.
13 June 2007ToysMr Tumble has a great idea. He wants to have a tea party with some of his favourite toys, but gets into a bit of a mess.
14 June 2007AnimalsJustin looks at different animals
18 June 2007Mini BeastsMr Tumble wants to dress up as a butterfly and do a butterfly dance.
18 June 2007Nursery Rhymes and Songs 5Mr Tumble's Aunties have come to tea but he has forgotten the biscuits.
18 June 2007The ParkMr Tumble steps through a magic door and goes off to the park for a picnic.
20 June 2007Under, On and InBig Teddy wants to go swimming, but can't find his bag, goggles and trunks.
21 June 2007HolidayMr Tumble has gone on holiday to the seaside, but he's gone at the wrong time of the year.
22 June 2007Nursery Rhymes and Songs 2Exploring a jungle in a magical world, Justin meets a tiger, a snake and a monkey.
26 June 2007SeasonsJustin explains that every year there are four seasons and explores each one.
27 June 2007ShapesMr Tumble is busy making a face from shapes, but he hasn't got enough shapes.
22 July 2007PeopleWho Help Us The toys want to play school, so Mr Tumble joins in and pretends to do several jobs.
23 August 2007Nursery Rhymes and Songs 1Justin enters a magical world of nursery rhymes and songs. Mr Tumble dresses as an egg.
29 August 2007VegetablesMr Tumble finds an enormous carrot growing in the ground. How can he pull it up?
29 October 2007Toys 2Mr Tumble likes his new Jack in the Box toy and decides to become one himself.
5 November 2007BirthdayIt's Grandad Tumble's birthday, so Mr Tumble is going to do a magic show for him.
12 November 2007Baby AnimalsJustin meets a puppy.

Series 3 "Out and About" (2008)[edit]

In 2008, a new series of Something Special, again presented by Justin Fletcher, was produced. 'Guests' included Mr Tumble, Granddad Tumble, Aunt Polly, Aunt Sukey and Cliff Tumble (a parody of Cliff Richard, with whom Justin has a link though his father Guy Fletcher (songwriter)). This series was made at various locations across the UK, including Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

Each episode has a duration of approximately 20 minutes.

Series 3 episode list[edit]

EpisodeFirst broadcastTitleDetails
06/1521 January 2008MountainJustin meets Jack and his teacher on Snowdon in Wales. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble wants his toy duck to have a paddle in a mountain lake.
07/1522 January 2008VetJustin meets Cheyenne and Savannah, who have taken their guinea pig, Patch, to the vet in Wokingham. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble decides to become a vet and help his animal toys feel better.
09/1524 January 2008BeachJustin spends a day on a beach in Dorset with Chloe and Sophie. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble encounters Granddad Tumble at the beach.
10/1525 January 2008SchoolJustin goes to a school and meets Noor, who is in the hydrotherapy pool, and spends the day with her. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble plays some musical instruments to children in a classroom.
11/1528 January 2008RailwaySet at Corfe Castle station on the Swanage Railway (a heritage steam railway in Dorset), Justin meets Daniel, Callum and Miriam, and goes on a train ride with them. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble decides to work at the station.
13/1530 January 2008FootballJustin meets Lily-Sue and Curtis at Craven Cottage (Fulham Football Club), Craven Cottage and play football with them. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble and Granddad Tumble play football with each other in a garden.
14/1531 January 2008CampingJustin meets Harry and his family camping in the New Forest. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble has trouble setting up his tent to go camping.
15/151 February 2008CastleJustin visits Carrickfergus Castle in Northern Ireland, and meets Jack, Caroline and Ross. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble dons a crown, and pretends to be a King.
01/1525 February 2008FarmSet on a farm in Dundonald near Belfast, Justin meets Ernie and Samantha. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble decides to help out on the farm.
02/1526 February 2008WoodJustin meets Leah and Aidan in a wood near London. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble has a teddy bears' picnic in the woods.
03/1527 February 2008HarbourJustin meets Jake and Stuey at Weymouth Harbour, where they have a boat ride. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble and Granddad Tumble try to do some painting at the harbour.
08/1528 February 2008High StreetJustin meets Gary and Bridget in Enniskillen High Street, where they visit various shops. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble goes to the library, and upsets Aunt Polly and Aunt Sukey with his loudness. Mr Tumble introduces various members of his family via a book found in the library and a song is performed by Cliff Tumble (a parody of Cliff Richard).
12/1529 February 2008MarketJustin meets Ross and goes shopping with him at a Belfast market. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble sells Granddad Tumble and Aunt Sukey some items on his market stall.

Mr Tumble shorts (2009)[edit]

From 2009, CBeebies occasionally showed short programmes consisting of the Mr Tumble sections from the various episodes, without the sections featuring Justin. It appears that the BBC may view these programmes as series 4 of Something Special, as the full series which followed is referred to as series 5.

Series 5, 6 and 7 Out and About (2010-2012)[edit]

Series 5 of the show followed the Out and About format of series 3, in a "new, daily, week-day, year-round slot designed to provide continuity for its loyal audience" and introduced a new character, Lord Tumble.[2] The series has Mr Tumble and the other Tumble characters primarily based in "Tumble House", a large detached house located in extensive grounds close to the sea. Justin Fletcher revealed this to be located in Porlock, Somerset.[3] However visual comparison with The Old Rectory, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, Devon shows this to be the actual location.[4] The house and grounds are populated with large coloured spots, balloons and similar circular/spherical items in keeping with the spots on Mr Tumble's costume.

The episodes typically feature Mr Tumble sending photographs of items he is interested in finding out about to Justin using his "Spotty Bag". Justin, with the assistance of the children with him, locates these items or activities and in return sends associated items back to Mr Tumble. There is typically a link in the theme between the actions of Mr Tumble and the other Tumble characters, and the activities Justin and the children participate in.

Series 5 episode list[5][edit]

EpisodeFirst broadcastTitleDetails
01/158 March 2010AirportJustin and his friends, Rhys and Violet, visit Bembridge Airport on the Isle of Wight and fly in an aeroplane. They look for a helicopter, a fire engine and a pilot. Mr Tumble tries to fly, with some help from Granddad Tumble.
02/159 March 2010CityJustin and his friends George and Georgia head off to Manchester city centre. They look for a double-decker bus, some shops and a fountain. Mr Tumble has to put on the right shoes and coat before he can catch his bus. He misses the bus, but Aunt Polly gives him a ride to the city on her bike.
03/1510 March 2010Garden CentreJustin and his friends, Oskar and Muzzammil go to a garden centre. They look for a wheelbarrow, a yellow plant and flower pot. Mr Tumble looks for a hole to put his flower into. Lord Tumble is first introduced in this episode, playing golf.
04/1511 March 2010By the SeaJustin and his friends, Fahim and Violet, are by the sea in the Isle of Wight. They look for a chairlift (in Alum Bay), a lighthouse (on The Needles) and a game. They visit the lighthouse in a boat. Mr Tumble is a pirate looking for his treasure with some help from Granddad Tumble and Aunt Polly.
05/1512 March 2010HospitalJustin visits Sheffield Children's Hospital, where he sees Kieran who is going to have an operation on his ear. They look for a nurse, some pyjamas, and some toast. Mr Tumble visits Grandad Tumble in hospital, bringing some presents with him.
06/1515 March 2010HouseboatJustin and his friends, Tobias and Lois, go boating in a houseboat on the Norfolk Broads. They look for a suitcase, a windmill (the Horning Windmill), and a duck. Mr Tumble tries to find a good place to put up his tent, but gets in the way of Aunt Polly and Grandad Tumble.
07/1516 March 2010Leisure CentreJustin and his friends, Chantelle, Aimee and Molly, go to a Leisure centre. They look for a swimming pool, a float, and a bouncy castle. Mr Tumble takes part in a Sports day, competing with Aunt Polly for a throwing competition, Aunt Sukie for a bouncing competition and Grandpa Tumble for the egg and spoon race, with Lord Tumble acting as a judge. Mr Tumble fails to win a trophy, losing at all these events, but is given an egg cup for taking part.
08/1517 March 2010Animal ParkJustin and his friends William, Stephie and Dylan visit an animal park on the Isle of Wight (Amazon World Zoo). They look for a snake, some fruit and vegetables and an owl. Mr Tumble look for his animal - he finds Aunt Sookie's duck and Lord Tumble's rabbit, and discovers that Granddad Tumble has his animal (a tiger).
09/1518 March 2010PlaydateJustin and his friend Courtney go to visit Alfie and Frankie. They look for a sitting room, some stairs and a kitchen. They dance, play musical statues and make some sandwiches. Mr Tumble's cousin, Cool Tumble comes to visit and they play musical bumps, build dens and play Hide-and-seek.
10/1519 March 2010Animal RescueJustin and his friends Tyrese, Casey and Jordan visit Trindledown Farm in Berkshire. They look for a spotty dog, a rabbit and a ginger cat. Mr Tumble looks after Aunt Sookie's dog
11/1522 March 2010Bike RideJustin and his friends Alfie and Frankie visit Bushy Park in West London to go on a bike ride. They look for a bicycle, a stream and a bench. Mr Tumble is pretending to be a postman, so he uses a bicycle to deliver parcels to Lord Tumble, Aunt Polly and Grandad Tumble.
12/1523 March 2010Creative WalkJustin and his friends Saracen, Isaac and Lauren go for a walk around a farm to get ideas for their big farm picture. They look for a sheep, a pig and a donkey. Mr Tumble paints a picture.
13/1524 March 2010SupermarketJustin and his friends Entesar and Adam go shopping at the supermarket (Asda). They look for a shopping trolley, a pineapple and some bowls. Mr Tumble brings his shopping home with help from Lord Tumble - but Lord Tumble puts things in the wrong places. At the start of the programme, Mr Tumble is seen in Frogmore, Devon.
14/1525 March 2010ButterflyJustin and his friends Toni Clarice and Poppy visit a Butterfly World, Isle of Wight. They look for a caterpillar, a red flower and a café. Mr Tumble tries to film a butterfly with his new video camera, but it keeps flying away - thanks to Grandad Tumble's tricks!
15/1526 March 2010DriveJustin and his friends, Felix, William and Jack travel on a school bus. They look for a school bus, a car wash and a playground. Mr Tumble cleans his car - using bubbles from Grandad Tumble's bath!

Series 6 episode list[edit]

EpisodeFirst broadcastTitleDetails
01/211 Nov 2010Nature TrailJustin, Amy and Sebastian look for teeny tiny creatures that live in a park, whilst Mr Tumble goes fishing with Big Teddy.
02/212 Nov 2010PlayJustin visits his friends at their playgroup and joins them having fun at the water table, sandpit and playing the parachute game. Meanwhile Mr Tumble is playing some games of his own with Grandad Tumble and Lord Tumble.
03/213 Nov 2010SportJustin has a very sporty day with his friends Tyrone, Claire and Sophie. Whilst Aunt Polly, Lord Tumble and Grandad Tumble show Mr Tumble how to do his exercises.
04/214 Nov 2010IslandJustin and his friends Adam and Levi are visiting the Farne Islands by boat to see the seals. Mr Tumble is visiting his friend Fisherman Tumble and helping him get ready to go out on his fishing boat.
05/215 Nov 2010FestivalJustin has lots of fun dancing to a band at a music festival with his friend Jaya, while Grandad Tumble puts on a concert for Mr Tumble and the toys!
06/218 Nov 2010LondonJustin has a day out in London with his friends Sabia, Mihad and Saqib. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble has lots of fun at home with his London Book.
07/219 Nov 2010ArtJustin visits his friends at their school and has lots of fun with paint, while Mr Tumble paints a surprise for Grandad Tumble.
08/2110 Nov 2010BabyJustin visits his friend Josh and helps him look after his baby sister Olivia for the day, while Mr Tumble gets ready for a very special baby visitor of his own.
09/2111 Nov 2010Village FeteJustin has a great day at a village fete with Keiron and Nick. Whilst Mr Tumble holds his own Village Fete for the toys!
10/2112 Nov 2010Big AnimalsJustin and his friends Grace and Danny visit a zoo and help the zoo keepers at feeding time. Justin helps shower a mummy elephant called Karishma and her three-week-old baby called George. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble has a very special job - cleaning out Harry the Hamster's cage. But who is looking after Harry?
11/2115 Nov 2010MusicJustin and his friends perform The Hello Song to their friends. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble wants to be a pop star after watching his favourite singer Cliff Tumble on the TV.
12/2116 Nov 2010Strawberry PickingJustin goes strawberry picking with his friends, Jessica and Mason. Mr Tumble is very hungry and goes looking for fruit in the garden.
13/2117 Nov 2010CookingJustin and his friends Grace, Julia and Kia are making a very special pudding called Mr Tumble Jumble. Mr Tumble is making something very special too - Grandad Tumbles lunch.
14/2118 Nov 2010SleepoverJustin and his friend Bobbi find out what it's like to have a sleepover. They unpack Bobbie's overnight bag, have a barbecue on the beach and finish up with a lovely drink of hot chocolate. Mr Tumble is having a sleepover of his own in his garden.
15/2119 Nov 2010RoutinesJustin spends the day with his friend Danny finding out what he does after school each day. Meanwhile Mr Tumble shows us what he does before he goes to bed.
16/2122 Nov 2010Birthday PartyJustin is attending a party with all his friends. There are games to play, party food to eat and music to dance to. Meanwhile, back at the Tumble house there's a party going on too - a surprise party for Lord Tumble.
17/2123 Nov 2010ShoppingJustin and his friend Rithika spend the day shopping in Southall. Mr Tumble has asked them to look for a sari, some jewellery and some Indian sweets. Mr Tumble is doing his washing and needs to find some spare clothes to wear while it is drying.
18/2124 Nov 2010CafeJustin and his friends Aaliyah, Jamie and Necip, go for lunch at a Cafe. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble opens his new Cafe and we are introduced to the all new Chef Tumble!
19/2125 Nov 2010Forest ArtJustin joins Niamph, Dan and Ross in the Forest Of Dean to create some Forest Art. Meanwhile, Mr Tumble is in his forest looking for animals from inside his den!
20/2126 Nov 2010ParkJustin and his friends Ryan, Cameron and Delise are having a lovely day at the park. They try out the rides, get lost in the maze and have a dragon boat race on the lake! Mr Tumble is trying to find a boat of his own to go on a sea adventure, but who will help him find one?
21/2124 Dec 2010A Christmas SpecialIt's Christmas and Mr Tumble, Lord Tumble and Grandad Tumble are decorating the Tumble house.

Series 7 episode list[edit]

EpisodeFirst broadcastTitleDetails
01/2519 September 2011BakingMr Tumble bakes some delicious cakes and Chef Tumble wants to have a cooking competition with him... surely Mr Tumble can't win against a French chef? Justin is baking with his friends. He's gone round to their house to make some scrumdiddlyumptious biscuits.
02/2520 September 2011MusicJustin puts on a show with his friends at their school. They dress up, act out and play along to Five in a Bed. The Tumbles are busy making music as well. Mr Tumble has made a stage and is organising a singing competition between Aunt Polly and Grandad Tumble. They have to choose their favourite nursery rhyme... but who will win?
03/2521 September 2011Shop for SchoolIt's back to school time and Justin meets a friend to buy a selection of things she will need. Mr Tumble is out and about as well. He wants to go cycling but crashes his pushbike. Luckily Grandad Tumble is there to lend a hand and fix the bike.
04/2522 September 2011Sensory GardenJustin goes to a magical garden with his friends to listen, smell and take a good look around. Mr Tumble plays a looking game - he's playing a game of I Spy and he wants everybody to join in.
05/2523 September 2011SpaceMr Tumble wants to get to the moon, but he needs a rocket and a space suit. He can build a rocket, but where will he get a space suit from? Maybe the other Tumbles can help? Meanwhile, Justin is off to a space centre with his friend. They go on a journey into space as well.
06/2526 September 2011SnowMr Tumble wants to play in the snow. But it's not snowing outside and even Weatherman Tumble doesn't think it's going to snow for a while. Maybe Lord Tumble can help with a bit of magic. Justin has gone to a snow dome with his friends to play in the snow. It's very cold, so he must wrap up warm.
07/2527 September 2011ScoutsScout Tumble had come to stay. He's very good at camping and map reading and putting up flags, but what will he do when it starts to rain? Maybe Mr Tumble can help. Justin is off to meet a beaver scout and join in with the fun, as well as helping the children earn a badge.
08/2528 September 2011Pet ShopJustin is off to a pet shop to help the children choose a pet for their school. They look at rabbits, fish and even a lizard. Mr Tumble is off to the shops to buy a bone for his pet dog, Chip, but he is not sure who is going to look after Chip while he's gone. Aunt Polly is happy to help!
09/2529 September 2011Rainy DayMr Tumble wants to play in his paddling pool, but it's raining outside, so he decides to play a dressing-up game indoors instead. Justin is playing indoors with his friend as well. But the rain will soon stop and then they can both play outside.
10/2530 September 2011AllotmentMr Tumble has grown so many vegetables that he decides to go to the harbour to sell them. Justin visits his friend in their school garden where they grow lots of different things.
11/253 October 2011FriendsMr Tumble is playing with his friend Lord Tumble. But Mr Tumble doesn't like losing and is very rude to Lord Tumble. Meanwhile, Justin has gone to meet two best friends and the three of them have the best day out together.
12/254 October 2011DoctorAunt Polly and Grandad Tumble are feeling poorly. It's lucky that Mr Tumble is pretending to be a doctor and is ready to lend a helping hand. Justin is off to the doctors today with his friend David. David is going for a check-up.
13/255 October 2011RugbyJustin is off to rugby training, he's training with his little friends and the big boys as well. Mr Tumble is looking through a box of all different types of balls. There's a funny shaped one in there - it's Grandad Tumble's old rugby ball.
14/256 October 2011WeekendJustin has gone to visit his friend to see what she likes to do on a Saturday. The Tumbles are getting together for lunch.
15/257 October 2011CarnivalLord Tumble is having a fancy dress party, all the Tumbles are invited, Mr. Tumble tries to dress like a king. Justin and his friends get ready for their own carnival party and parade.
16/2531 October 2011[6]Pony TrekingJustin and his friends are out Pony Treking in the New Forest. Mr Tumble wants to go out for a ride too but Lord Tumble and Grandad Tumble have other ideas.
17/251 November 2011Getting ArtyJustin and his friends put on a fashion show at their school. They're making brightly coloured T shirts and beautiful bracelets. Mr Tumble is getting arty as well. He's taking photographs of Aunt Polly and Grandad Tumble.
18/252 November 2011WildlifeJustin and his friends visit the British Wildlife Centre. Mr. Tumble tries to find a big bird in the garden.
19/253 November 2011Trip AwayMr Tumble is busy getting ready for his holiday. He's packed his suitcase, got all the toys ready, he's even packed his spotty swimming trunks. But there's something very important he has forgotten. Justin is going on a trip to the seaside with his friends.
20/254 November 2011ZookeeperJustin and his friends help out at the zoo, while Mr Tumble finds out what it's like to be an animal.
21/257 November 2011CarsJustin and his friends visit a car museum, while Mr Tumble decides his car needs a makeover.
22/258 November 2011Baby AnimalsJustin visits a farm with his friends to see lots of baby animals. Mr. Tumble tries to runa bakers shop.
23/259 November 2011YurtsMr Tumble is poorly, but Aunt Polly is looking after him.
24/2510 November 2011AdventureJustin and his friends go to an outdoor Adventure centre. Mr Tumble is warming up for a competition to find the strongest Tumble.
25/2511 November 2011Theme ParkJustin and his friends visit a theme park and have fun on the rides. Mr. Tumble wants to ride a boat.

Series 8 (Something Special - We're all friends) (2012-2013)[edit]

In 2012, a new series, "Something Special - We're All Friends" started,[7] introducing some minor changes to the Out and About format. This format change has also included a change in location, and introduced the "Tumble Tapp", a tablet computer and game (the game is available on the Cbeebies website.

Series 8 (Something Special - We're all friends) episode list[8][edit]

EpisodeFirst broadcastTitleDetails
01/2522 October 2012Motor HomeMr Tumble is moving to his new home in Tumbleton! Justin is in a moving home too - he is with his friend Ethan. Ethan's grandparents have a home on wheels - a motor home! Where will they go for their day out? Where will they park the Motor Home? And what will they see?
02/2523 October 2012ConcertJustin goes to see Victoria, Daisy and Lily Mae in York. They sing and sign in a choir. Justin joins in their practice. They are going to perform in a big concert! Meanwhile, Mr Tumble is busy organising a concert of his own in Tumble Terrace.
03/2524 October 2012ArtMr Tumble is painting a picture, but it's not simple! His friends keep moving the things he's painting! Justin, on the other hand, has a lot of fun with his friends making some great paintings - but they're not making them with paint brushes!
04/2525 October 2012PoliceJustin's friends Donald and Sajid are pretending to be police officers. They are really good at using the police radios and they look just like police officers in their big helmets. Mr Tumble is doing some detective work too. He is trying to find out what has happened to Grandad's carrots!
05/2526 October 2012DonkeyLord Tumble's not feeling very well. Luckily, Mr Tumble knows exactly what he needs - a bowl of tasty soup! Meanwhile, Justin and his friends are working very hard in the donkey sanctuary, caring for the donkeys.
06/2529 October 2012GymnasticsJustin visits a fun gymnastics club in Nantwich, and his friends Zak and Emma show him how to do star shapes on the trampoline and tuck shapes on the rings. Plus there's an obstacle course to race over! Meanwhile Mr Tumble is causing some obstacles of his own as he searches high and low for his skipping rope.
07/2530 October 2012Chadani's DayMr Tumble has the hiccups because he gobbled his food too quickly. Justin, on the other hand, is taking his time over a lovely meal with his friend Chadani. Plus, Chadani takes him to a very special place - her temple.
08/2531 October 2012CheerleadersJustin joins the Birches Bears as they prepare for a very exciting showcase. The Birches Bears are a brilliant cheerleading team who sing and shout their support for their school. Aunt Polly and Lord Tumble are also supporters - at a football match in Tumbleton!
09/251 November 2012MonkeyMr Tumble is trying to find his toy monkey. Justin, on the other hand, takes Evie and Thomas to Fota to see the monkeys.
10/252 November 2012WaterparkJustin visits the Sandcastle Water Park with Will, Maisie and June-Kim.
11/254 November 2012CircusMr Tumble and the Tumble Family are putting on a circus. Justin, on the other hand, goes to the circus with Anna, Kelsey and Matthew.
12/256 November 2012FerryJustin takes Minnie and David out on a ferry.
13/257 November 2012FishingMr Tumble is going fishing with Fisherman Tumble. Justin, on the other hand, takes Isaac and Harry fishing too.
14/259 November 2012ChocolateMr Tumble is making a chocolate cake for Aunt Polly's birthday. Meanwhile, Justin and his friends, Susie-May, Izzy, Conor and Ben make a chocolate cake too.
15/2510 November 2012FootballJustin plays football with Keith and George.
16/253 December 2012SwimmingMr Tumble is going swimming in the paddling pool. Justin, on the other hand, is going swimming with Martha and Leslie.
17/254 December 2012Ice CreamJustin is visiting an ice cream factory with May, Katie and Dara.
18/255 December 2012My PetsJustin's friends, Amy, Emily and Grace, are showing him their pets.
19/256 December 2012My NeighbourhoodJustin and his friend, Maisy, are exploring her neighbourhood.
20/257 December 2012CastleMr Tumble is playing at being king.
21/2510 December 2012BirdsMr Tumble is going bird-watching.
22/2511 December 2012OutdoorsMr Tumble is playing games outdoors.
23/2512 December 2012PotteryJustin and his friends are doing pottery.
24/2513 December 2012CyclingMr Tumble is going cycling.
25/2514 December 2012CeilidhJustin is going with Isabella to a ceilidh.
Special201310th AnniversaryCelebrating 10 years of the show.

Awards[edit]

  • Awarded Best Early Years Programme (for the episode Garden)[9]
  • Awarded 'Best Pre-school Live Action Series[10]
  • Nominated for Best Presenter (Justin Fletcher)[11]
  • Awarded Best Presenter (Justin Fletcher)[12]

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