Me Too! (UK TV series)

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Me Too!
Me Too! UK titlecard.png
Titlecard used from Series 1 onwards
Genre Children's
Directed by Andrew Agnew
Starring Jane McCarry
Rosemary Amoani
Chris McCausland
Donald Cameron
Matthew McVarish
Elaine McKenzie Ellis
Samantha Seager
Ross Allan
Joyce Galugbo
Michelle Rodley
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 26 series 1. 26 series 2.
Production
Producer(s) Brian Jameson, Helen Doherty
Location(s) Gourock
Edinburgh
Newcastle upon Tyne
Manchester
London
Running time 28 minutes
Release
Original network CBeebies
BBC Two
Original release 2006 – 2007
Chronology
Related shows Balamory
External links
Website

Me Too! is a live-action television series on BBC Two and CBeebies for preschool children based around the large (fictional) community of Riverseafingal in Scotland. In reality the programme is filmed in Gourock, Edinburgh, London and Newcastle upon Tyne, with some exterior shots of Manchester Metrolink trams also being used. The round school in the programme is a real school situated in Gourock, called Gourock Primary School.

Me Too! was produced by Glasgow based production company Tattiemoon. One of the directors is Andrew Agnew, the famous policeman from Balamory, PC Plum. Two of Bobby's helpers cleaning the buses are Stevie Robertson (the husband of Jane Robertson who also worked on the show) and Jamie Gash.

The series[edit]

The series follows six parents and their children including Rebecca, Jack, Kai and Lisa and a dog called Sampson who are apart during the day as the children go to Granny Murray's and the parents go to work. At various points in the programme, the parent will think of their child and a 'think puff' will travel across the city to Granny Murray's.

The programme then alternates between what the parents are doing at work and what the children are doing with Granny Murray. One of the aims behind the series is to reassure children of working parents who go to childminders that their parents are always thinking of them. In addition, children get a view into an adult's working day (simplified and more entertaining than a real work day for children's benefit).

Each day's plot hinges on a problem that develops at work and the main character's "race against time" to sort it out. Granny Murray has always provided a kernel of wisdom during the programme's opening that helps in solving the problem. The programme features much usage of clocks and time, and hence also aims to teach young children to tell the time.

Main characters[edit]

Adults[edit]

Character Job Played by
Granny Murray Childminder Jane McCarry
Dr Juno Doctor Rosemary Amoani
Mickey John School teacher Donnie Cameron
Raymond Buffet car manager Matthew McVarish
Tina Taxicab driver Elaine McKenzie Ellis
Bobby[1] Bus cleaner Samantha Seager
Nurse Hendry Nurse Ross Allan
Rudi Market stall trader Chris McCausland
Chuck Ferryboat band musician Joyce Galugbo
Louie Ferryboat band musician Michelle Rodley[2]

Children[edit]

Character Parent(s) Played by
Lisa Tina and Raymond Lisa Irvine
Rebecca Mickey John Rebecca Morrow
Kai Bobby Kai Ross
Jack Rudi and Louie Jack McGarril

Animals[edit]

Animal Owner
Sampson Dr.Juno

Other adults[edit]

  • Stevie Robertson (bus cleaner)
  • Jamie Gash (bus cleaner)
  • Skip Reid (market stall vendor)

Episodes[edit]

Series One[edit]

  • Episode 1

I Want to Dance:Raymond wants someone to buy his chocolate mousse in the buffet car.

  • Episode 2

Fireworks:Granny Murray takes the children to a fireworks display at the castle, but Bobby worries it might be scary.

  • Episode 3

The Rattle:Tina hears noises while she is driving, and thinks there must be a carnival in town.

  • Episode 4

I Want to See the Parade:Doctor Juno creates carnival fun in the hospital to make up for not being able to see the local parade.

  • Episode 5

Bumps in the Night:A storm hits Riverseafingal and breaks Bobby's broom.

  • Episode 6

The Puncture:The old swing in Granny Murray's garden gets thrown out but Tina thinks she can replace it.

  • Episode 7

Paper Mountain:The children have fun with paper, and Mickey John learns about recycling.

  • Episode 8

Baby:The gang awaits the baby's arrival, but father Bruce goes for a walk at a vital moment.

  • Episode 9

Roadworks:Riverseafingal is beset with roadworks, so Rudi recruits some helpers to sell fruit and vegetables somewhere quieter.

  • Episode 10

I Want To Stay Up All Night:When Kai wants to stay up all night, Granny Murray enlists the help of Bobby to get him to sleep.

  • Episode 11

The Juicer Mickey John feels hot in the sun, but later realises what a help it can be to him.

  • Episode 12

Less Rush Doctor Juno has a busy day and forgets to take a patient's plaster off, until she is reminded by Tina.

  • Episode 13

I Want to Say Goodnight Bobby misses her routine goodnight call and dashes across the city to put things right.

  • Episode 14

Granny Murray's Potato Recipes Rudi finds himself running low on supplies because Granny Murray's potato recipes are so popular.

  • Episode 15

Fruit Bus Bobby cleans the bus in preparation for a healthy eating campaign.

  • Episode 16

Fantastical Mickey John tells a story about a king and queen, and the children draw pictures of the characters.

  • Episode 17

Ratatouille Rudi misplaces Raymond's list of ingredients for Granny Murray's ratatouille, but luckily remembers what is in it.

  • Episode 18

The Kiss Raymond acts strangely as he awaits a visit from jazz singer Edith Budge.

  • Episode 19

Cheese and Tomato Toasties Raymond eats a lot of tasty cheese toasties, leaving him short of bread.

  • Episode 20

Strawberries Tina helps Rudi collect strawberries from Hayes Farm to sell at his stall.

  • Episode 21

Market Cries Granny Murray takes the children to the park and to the market, where they learn about working in a team.

  • Episode 22

The Pet Bobby is `chosen' by an abandoned kitten so she decides to take it home and keep it as a pet.

  • Episode 23

Harlequin Day Doctor Juno has been too busy working and sorting out the Harlequin Day to organise the opening.

  • Episode 24

Driving Lesson Granny Murray shows the children lots of cars, and Tina takes Bobby for a driving lesson in her taxi.

  • Episode 25

Signs Rudi has too many pears to sell so comes up with an idea to help get rid of them.

  • Episode 26

Castle Rocks Everyone sets off to a concert to see the Ferry Boat Band, but guest singer Doctor Juno is held up at the hospital.

  • Episode 27

Give a Wave Day Bobby does not realise she has been given special instructions to decorate the buses - but manages to set things right in the nick of time.

  • Episode 28

Creative Train Mess and disorganisation leave Raymond frustrated, so he sorts out the activities for the Creative Train day in the buffet car.

  • Episode 29

Parking Tina wants to do her shopping and pick up Lisa from Granny Murray's, but has trouble finding a parking space.

  • Episode 30

Fashion Show Tina delivers outfits for the college fashion show to the town hall, with a little help from Granny Murray.

  • Episode 31

Story Bus Bobby makes a special picture book for Kai by using old bus adverts.

  • Episode 32

Don't Touch Mickey John asks Doctor Juno to talk to his class about dangers in the home.

  • Episode 33

The School Trip Mickey John forgets to remind the children to bring packed lunches for the school trip, so he asks Raymond to prepare the food.

  • Episode 34

The Planetarium Granny Murray's children look at stars through Mickey John's telescope.

  • Episode 35

The Robot Bobby wants to get Kai a present, but runs out of time to go shopping and ends up making a simple robot instead.

  • Episode 36

Niggles Everyone is annoyed with Raymond's grumpy mood, so he decides to decorate the buffet car to make amends.

  • Episode 37

Seaside Run Tina forgets to get petrol for her vehicle in the rush to prepare for the taxi drivers' annual day trip to the seaside with the children.

  • Episode 38

The Hat Parade The gang prepare for a hat parade at the People's Palace in the park, but Tina's headgear gets broken.

  • Episode 39

Play Safe Granny Murray takes Sampson and the children to try out skating, while Doctor Juno starts a safety campaign.

  • Episode 40

Running Out Louie is ill and Rudi is so busy looking after her, he forgets to order stock for his stall. He runs out of things to sell, so calls on Tina for help.

  • Episode 41

Painting by Numbers Mickey John teaches how to mix colours during an art lesson.

  • Episode 42

Leaky Bus Bobby arranges for a leaking bus to get fixed , and tries to mend a broken toy for Kai.

  • Episode 43

Clean Floors Raymond takes much pride in how clean and safe he keeps his buffet car, but when Mickey John demonstrates his steam engine to Raymond, it leaves oil on the floor. Will Raymond realise and clean it up in time before there is an accident?

  • Episode 44

Precious Tina visits a hospital when she gets a small ring stuck on her finger.

  • Episode 45

Fruit Race Rudi has to decorate the finish line of the fruit race before the winner crosses it.

  • Episode 46

Grumpy Doctor Juno tries to cheer up a grumpy Nurse Hendry.

  • Episode 47

Fun with Words Mickey John sends his class to sleep while teaching poetry, before calling on Tina and Raymond to help wake them up.

Series Two[edit]

  • Episode 1

Snoring Bobby is frightened by strange noises in the bus depot but she investigates.

  • Episode 2

Bump One of Doctor Juno's patients is not recovering well so she asks Raymond for assistance.

  • Episode 3

Ditched When Tina's taxi rolls into a ditch she needs assistance to remove it.

  • Episode 4

A Joke Too Far It is tell-a-joke day and one of Rudi's jokes upsets Doctor Juno.

  • Episode 5

Chilly Day It is a cold day so Doctor Juno wants to ensures that everyone wraps up warmly.

  • Episode 6

Gadgets Mickey John gives a talk to his class about Roman gadgets.

  • Episode 7

Thunderstorm Bobby is scared of the thunderstorm that arrives in Riverseafingal.

  • Episode 8

The Chef Raymond goes to the continent for a cookery lesson.

  • Episode 9

Chatterbox Rudi earns money to buy a new jacket for Jack.

  • Episode 10

Taxi Lanes Tina gets stuck in a traffic jam.

  • Episode 11

Packed Lunches Raymond sells new lunch boxes on the train.

  • Episode 12

Birthday Socks Mickey John wants to show his class how things have changed since he was a boy.

  • Episode 13

Be Seen Doctor Juno asks Bobby to distribute some leaflets on the buses about night safety.

  • Episode 14

Night and Day Mickey John has problems explaining the difference between night and day to the children.

  • Episode 15

Exotic Fruit Nobody is interested in the exotic fruit being sold on Rudi's stall.

  • Episode 16

Waiting Room It is raining and there is a queue for Tina's taxi.

  • Episode 17

Helping Hand Raymond is working on a train called the Picnic Express and Tina tries to help him.

  • Episode 18

Don't Touch Doctor Juno gives a talk to Mickey John's class about dangers in the home.

  • Episode 19

Pairs It is a cold day and lots of people are losing their gloves and scarves.

  • Episode 20

Castles and Knights Mickey John's guest speaker fails to turn up.

  • Episode 21

Panto Raymond has problems getting to Drumtown for his panto because of train problems.

  • Episode 22

Panic Raymond keeps panicking over the slightest task and then a cat runs loose on the train.

  • Episode 23

Sharing Your Troubles Doctor Juno's patient does not want to be examined.

  • Episode 24

Weights and Measures Mickey John teaches his children about weights and measures.

  • Episode 25

Sorting Change Rudi needs to visit the bank with his change.

  • Episode 26

Double Booked Tina has a new booking system for her taxi but forgets to book someone in.

  • Episode 27

The Suitcase Mickey John returns from his holiday but his suitcase causes problems on the train.

  • Episode 28

Soapy Bobby does not realise that the bucket she is using to clean the buses is dirty.

  • Episode 29

Clean Corridors Doctor Juno is upset when Bobby tells her that the hospital is dirty.

  • Episode 30

Smelling of Roses There is a horrible smell coming from Tina's taxi.

  • Episode 31

The Hike Raymond has nearly run out of food on the train and Mickey John and his cub scouts are hungry.

  • Episode 32

Writing Mickey John cannot read his classes's stories because he made them write them in a hurry.

  • Episode 33

Celebrity Chef Rudi has a celebrity chef coming to his stall to do a cooking demonstration.

  • Episode 34

Wedding Car Tina takes Doctor Juno to a wedding in her taxi.

  • Episode 35

Clever Dog Sampson stops a child from running out onto the road.

  • Episode 36

Football Special Everyone on the train, apart from Mickey John, wants to listen to the football match.

  • Episode 37

Form Filling Bobby has a lot of forms to fill in at work but does not know if she will have the time to fill them in.

  • Episode 38

Flags Rudi likes Mickey John's idea that everyone should learn something new every day.

  • Episode 39

Masks Tina and Raymond perform Cinderella on a ferry boat.

  • Episode 40

Book Sale Mickey John hosts a book sale to raise funds for the school.

  • Episode 41

Making A Fuss When Mickey John panics that he has overreacted, Doctor Juno tries to calm him down.

  • Episode 42

Bouncy Day Riverseafingal hosts a bouncing festival.

  • Episode 43

First Aid Raymond grazes his arm but his first aid kit is empty.

  • Episode 44

Eyes and Teeth Mickey John's teeth cleaning campaign needs brightening up.

  • Episode 45

Sunburn It is a hot day and lots of people are going to Doctor Juno's hospital with sunburn.

  • Episode 46

The Coffee Machine Raymond likes his new coffee machine until it stops working.

  • Episode 47

The Burst Water Main When a water main bursts at Rudi's stall, he has to act fast to move it.

  • Episode 48

Good Advice Raymond tries to sell crumbles as a snack but people want to buy fruit instead.

  • Episode 49

Pirate Hospital The children are going to Jordan's party, however he has broken his arm.

  • Episode 50

Chocolate Raymond and Mickey John visit Bruges to find new recipes for the buffet car.

  • Episode 51

Spooky Party Mickey John hosts a halloween party in his classroom.

  • Episode 52

Comfy Tina does not realise that the seat in her taxi has burst.

  • Episode 53

Maps Mickey John gives his class a lesson on maps but his class does not find this interesting.

  • Episode 54

Sunshine Fruit The rain is making everyone feel very glum.

  • Episode 55

Girl on a Bike Tina feels very nervous about her show.

  • Episode 56

Lost Mop Bobby is busy working on the buses when she gets distracted and loses her mop.

  • Episode 57

Counting Cows Tina tells Granny Murray about the cowboy parade.

  • Episode 58

Changing Wheel Bobby discovers that one of the buses has a flat tyre.

  • Episode 59

Bags Away It is a windy day and Rudi's bags get blown away from his stall.

  • Episode 60

Smiles and Frowns Raymond makes a meal and a birthday cake for Rudi and Louie.

  • Episode 61

Jive Times Table Mickey John is not looking forward to teaching his maths lesson.

  • Episode 62

Auntie's Day Out Tina takes her aunt on a trip to Bruges.

  • Episode 63

Gymnastic Display Tina opens Bobby's gymnastic display by performing a scarf dance.

  • Episode 64

The Fete Granny Murray takes the children and Sampson to the fete.

  • Episode 65

Sorted Bobby discovers a birthday card has been left on one of her buses.

  • Episode 66

Eat Your Greens Rudi helps Doctor Juno with a photo shoot to promote healthy eating.[3]

Places[edit]

Within Riverseafingal, there are many locations:

  • Granny Murray's House
  • Castle Market
  • The Castle
  • Harlequin Hospital
  • The School
  • Riverseafingal Bus Depot
  • Taxi Garage
  • Train Station and Train buffet car
  • London
  • Durham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's the story? Balamory makers hop on bus to Capital - News - Scotsman.com". The Scotsman. 14 February 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Fulton, Rick (31 August 2006). "GAME FOR KIDS' PLAY - The Daily Record". Daily Record. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Me Too!". BBC. p. 3. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

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