64 Zoo Lane

64 Zoo Lane

"64 Zoo Lane" is a children's television programme created by An Vrombaut. It features a 6 year-old girl called Lucy who lives at 64 Zoo Lane, next door to a Zoo. Every night she is told a story by the animals present there. Characters include Georgina the Giraffe, Nelson the Elephant, Tickles and Giggles the monkeys and Molly the hippopotamus. The programme emphasises friendship and responsibility. After the story ends Lucy is normally asleep (certain episodes have her yawning then sleeping in bed, when she's asleep by the end of the normal episodes, she was lulled to sleep by the story), and Georgina puts her in bed. There are many opportunities for learning: exploring language and vocabulary are enhanced by the use of intonation and expression in the character's voices and the themes of the animals' stories support social and emotional issues, including friendships and helping and caring for others.cite web | url=http://www.noggin.com/parents/zoolane.php | title= ‘‘64 Zoo lane’’| accessdate=February 10 | accessyear=2008 ]

Originally shown in the United Kingdom as part of the BBC's CBeebies lineup for children, it is now shown daily on Playhouse Disney. The show also airs in the United States on Noggin however, since July, 2006 it is being shown intermittently at 6am or 7am Eastern/3am or 4am Pacific, something Noggin has done with its other UK import shows in the past while deciding whether to permanently keep them on the schedule or not, which may be a sign that the show will soon disappear from the channel, as has happened in the past. As of January 2008, 64 Zoo Lane became part of Noggin's late night lineup (after Noggin split off TheN channel for all its "tweenage" shows). It also aired on Fox's Itsy Bitsy Show.

In the U.S. version, Lucy's voice is given an American makeover, but the voices of the animals and the theme song remain with British accents. The British version features the voice of Hollyoaks actress Ciara Janson as Lucy.

There is also a Scottish Gaelic verson of 64 zoo Lane, Rathad an Sutha, shown in Scotland on BBC Two Scotland.The Theme song is sung in Gaelic. It is produced by BBC Alba.

The creator of the TV series, An Vrombaut, also wrote and illustrated six 64 Zoo Lane picture books, based on stories from the TV series.

Television Names

* Zoo Lane

In Association With

* Noggin


* Lucy a girl
* Rudy a boy
* Nelson an elephant
* Georgina a giraffe
* Herbert a warthog
* Seamus a stork
* Alan an aardvark
* Doris a duck
* Toby a tortoise
* Victor an old crocodile
* Kevin a young crocodile
* Giggles & Tickles some monkeys
* Ronald a rhino
* Molly a hippopotamus
* Isobel a flamingo
* Patsy a Porcupine
* Boris a bear
* Natalie an antelope
* Casper a chameleon
* Gary a Dromedary Camel
* Audrey an ostrich
* Phoebe a koala
* Harry a hyena
* Snowbert a polar bear
* Annie an anaconda
* Adam an armadillo
* Pauline a pelican
* Zed a zebra
* Hercule a walrus
* Sidney a seal
* Joey a kangaroo
* Wally a wombat
* Melanie a moose
* Beverley a beaver
* Randolph a Raccoon
* Rosie a female rhino
* Reginald a lion
* Petula a parrot
* Tic Tic a bird


*The Story of Nelson the Elephant
*The Story of Kevin the Crocodile
*The Story of Joey the Kangaroo
*The Story of Snowbert the Polar Bear
*The Story of Henrietta the Hairy Hippo
*The Story of Giggles and Tickles
*The Story of Zed the Zebra
*The Story of Adam the Armadillo
*The Story of Georgina the Giraffe
*The Story of Herbert the Warthog
*The Story of Pauline the Pelican
*The Story of the Juicy Fruit Tree
*The Story of the Elephant Bird
*The Story of Toby the Tortoise
*The Story of Ronald and the Tic Tic Bird
*The Story of Audrey's Egg
*The Story of Gary the Dromerdary
*The Story of Molly and Natalie
*The Story of Wally the Wombat
*The Story of the Jungle Clearing
*The Story of Melanie the Moose
*The Story of Beverly the Beaver
*The Story of Doris the Duck
*The Story of Esmerelda the Snake
*The Story of Eddie's Big Adventure
*The Story of Herbert's Birthday Party
*The Story of Reginald's Big Sleep
*The Story of Phoebe the Koala
*The Story of Hercule Moustache
*The Story of the Dawn Chorus
*The Story of Petula the Parrot
*The Story of Kevin's Magic Trick
*The Story of Isabel the Flamingo
*The Story of the Watermelon of Doom
*The Story of Alan the Aardvark
*The Story of the Important Visitor
*The Story of the Puffins of Mossy Bay
*The Story of Ronald and Rosie
*The Story of Natalie's New Neighbours
*The Story of Casper the Chameleon
*The Story of Seamus the Stork
*The Story of Gary's Best Friend
*The Story of Georgina's Bumbleberry Soup
*The Story of Cousin Chuckles
*The Story of Joey's Camping Trip
*The Story of the Monster in the Forest
*The Story of Boris the Bear
*The Story of Melanie's Birthday Present
*The Story of Victor the Crocodile
*The Story of the Hyena's Holiday
*The Story of Herbert's Peaceful Day


External links

* [http://www.vrombaut.co.uk/index.html Author's website]
* [http://www.millimages.com/programms/tv/64zoolane_uk/index.html Information on Millimages]
* [http://www.noggin.com/shows/zoolane.php Zoo Lane on Noggin]
* [http://64-zoo-lane.littletoons.com/ "64 Zoo Lane" opening theme song (2:30 min)]
* [http://www.playhousedisney.co.uk Playhouse Disney (UK) Official site]

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