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Mr Bloom


2009 - present

Mr Bloom


2009 - present

Ben performing the live show The Vegetable Nannies, which was the inspiration for Mr Bloom

Ben performing the live show The Vegetable Nannies, which was the inspiration for Mr Bloom

In 2009 using my live walkabout show The Vegetable Nannies as inspiration, I pitched the idea of a gardener and his baby vegetables to CBeebies.

The pitch went on to be developed, commissioned and first transmitted in 2011, as Mr Bloom’s Nursery. 

This was followed by two more Mr Bloom shows, as well as countless live shows, and other special appearances.

Mr Bloom's Nursery

In each episode, Mr Bloom and his Veggies are visited by a group of children - known as 'tiddlers' - who help out around the allotment. The core theme of the show is nurture, in both gardening and child development. I worked on the show as developer, creative, writer and actor.

Winner of the 2011 RTS North West award for Best Children's Programme. Nominated again in 2012.

Series 1 – 26 x 15 minute episodes, 2011

Series 2 – 26 x 15 minute episodes, 2012

Get, Set, Grow!

In their third series, Mr Bloom and the Veggies took their travelling fete around the UK. The episodes centred around Fete activities as well as Mr Bloom and the Veggies going on ‘expeditions’ to meet tiddlers in their local environments.

Nominated for a Bafta & RTS award for Best Pre-school Live Action Show in 2013.

24 x 22 minute episodes, 2013

Here and There

Mr Bloom: Here and There features tiddlers who have invited Mr Bloom to come visit their area, so they can tell him why they love where they live. There were no Veggies in these series. Instead, the children’s stories take front seat, with more of a focus on the facts than emotional narratives.

Series 1 – 20 x 12 minute episodes, 2014

Series 2 – 20 x 12 minute episodes, 2015

Nominated for an RTS Northwest Award, 2014

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CBeebies Ballet


2013 - 2017

CBeebies Ballet


2013 - 2017

A fabulous collaboration between CBeebies and the Northern Ballet Company

The Ugly Duckling, filmed in the Alhambra Theatre Bradford 45 minutes, 2013

The Ugly Duckling, filmed in the Alhambra Theatre Bradford
45 minutes, 2013

The Three Little Pigs, filmed in Victoria Theatre Halifax 45 minutes, 2014

The Three Little Pigs, filmed in Victoria Theatre Halifax
45 minutes, 2014

The Elves and the Shoemaker, filmed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, 45 minutes, 2015

The Elves and the Shoemaker, filmed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, 45 minutes, 2015

CBeebies Tortoise & the Hare, filmed at the Alhambra Theatre Bradford, 45 Minutes, 2016

CBeebies Tortoise & the Hare, filmed at the Alhambra Theatre Bradford, 45 Minutes, 2016

Goldilocks & the Three Bears, filmed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, 45 minutes, 2017

Goldilocks & the Three Bears, filmed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, 45 minutes, 2017

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Spot Bots


Spot Bots


Spot Bots aims to help develop the observation and attention skills of the young viewers watching CBeebies.

The show features a series of live-action sketches. Each sketch contains fun games, and viewers are encouraged to join in with the puzzles at home.

Featuring in every episode are the Spot Bots, adorable animated robots who love to play games and puzzles. The Spot Bots introduce each of the live-action sketches, while the series also includes Ben Faulks and a host of new faces as regular colourful, comic characters. Ben plays the Merman 'Rock' as well as the Magician 'Pompaloo'.

25 x 15 minute episodes, 2015

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