Little Princess (TV series)

Little Princess is a British children's television series created by The Illuminated Film Company. Directed by Edward Foster seasons 1 - 3, Directed by Sue Tong season 4. It debuted in the United Kingdom in 2006. The programme is shown in the UK as part of Channel 5's Milkshake! and – as Y Dywysoges Fach – in the children's programming strand Cyw on the Welsh language channel S4C.

Little Princess
GenreChildren's television series
Opening theme"Little Princess"
Ending theme"Little Princess" (Instrumental)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Canada
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes120
Production
Executive producer(s)Iain Harvey
Producer(s)Iain Harvey
Running time10 minutes
Production company(s)The Illuminated Film Company
DistributorTV-Loonland AG (2006-2009)
Zodiak Kids (Currently)
Release
Original networkChannel 5 / Milkshake!
Discovery Kids
Picture formatHDTV (2006–2010)
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseOctober 9, 2006 –
present

In English, the stories season 1 - 3 are narrated by Julian Clary, who also provides the voice of the cat Puss. Season 4 is narrated by Rufus Jones. Jane Horrocks provides the voice of the Little Princess. The series is based on the original books by Tony Ross and follows the success of Ross's 1986 book 'I Want My Potty', which was also turned into a 5-minute short film.

Great Uncle Walter is voiced by Brian Blessed and General, Prime Minister, Gardener, and Chef are all voiced by Colin McFarlane.

CharactersEdit

Horace is a Shetland pony who is brown.

Additional VoicesEdit

EpisodesEdit

Series 1Edit

One of the Little Princess's lovely white teeth falls out just before a family photograph! Little Princess is unhappy that she's never allowed to dress herself, wipe her nose or even cut up her own food. Deciding she doesn't need anymore help the Princess quickly discovers that some things really do require a little bit of assistance... Little Princess doesn't want to go to bed. It's not fair as everyone else is wide awake! It also doesn't help that Gilbert has spotted monsters under her bed. Now she'll have to find an alternative arrangement... Little Princess can't decide what she wants to be when she grows up. Little Princess discovers that everyone in the kingdom can whistle except her. The youngster does not want to give up her dummy and wonders why it keeps disappearing The youngster does her best to avoid having a bath. Animation, with the voice of Jane Horrocks Little Princess does not like baths and she will do anything to avoid them... When Little Princess gets into trouble, she just doesn't know whether to own up or let poor old Scruff take the blame. The heroine decides not to brush her hair, and discovers combing other people's is more fun The Little Princess grows a tomato plant of her own, and finds out that tomatoes can be lots of fun Little Princess decides to perform some magic tricks, but soon discovers that the magic works a little too well Little Princess is fed up with having to tidy away her toys. The King and Queen agree she can leave her room messy if she wants, but as the clutter builds, teddy bear Gilbert goes missing A music box entrances everyone at the castle, not least the Little Princess, who decides to learn how to play a musical instrument herself The Little Princess is given a new paddling pool to splash about in, but soon finds that playing alone is no substitute for sharing with friends The Little Princess's fun and games in the mud come to an abrupt end when she encounters a worm The Little Princess has lost her voice, and has to find alternative ways to communicate. It's not long before everyone else is willing her voice to return The Little Princess is distraught when her teddy bear Gilbert's leg falls off. After he is repaired, the Little Princess is worried about playing with him again The Little Princess aims to construct a tent, but unforeseen happenings require she doubles her efforts It is the castle's annual pet talent contest, and Little Princess is determined to win the golden rosette. Puss is the only pet left, and Princess is not sure that he has what it takes to win. Will Puss prove himself to Princess with an extra special talent The Little Princess has got a cold and she's not happy about it. She's not about to let it spoil her fun though when she can just bend the rules little princess take charge of maid but she find it hard Little Princess discovers a tadpole in her glass of water but it turn into a frog t is the General's birthday, and Little Princess decides to bake him a cake. Will the castle kitchen be big enough for two chefs When the leaves start falling and reveal the Little Princess's summer hidey-hole, she decides to stop autumn Little Princess is not happy when she discovers she has nits and the rest of the household is trying to avoid her Little Princess gets a lovely pair of new, sparkly shoes and really doesn't want to take them off! Little Princess finds a snail and names him Speedy. When she accidentally steps on him Little Princess is distraught and decides to give her deceased friend a proper funeral so she and the rest of the household can say goodbye.... Little Princess can't fit into her favourite clothes any more. But that doesn't mean she's ready to give them up just yet. Little Princess really wants a shiny new sledge to play with
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"I Want My Tooth"October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09)
22"I Don't Want Help"October 10, 2006 (2006-10-10)
33"I Don't Want To Go To Bed"October 11, 2006 (2006-10-11)
44"I Don't Know What To Be"October 12, 2006 (2006-10-12)
55"I Want To Whistle"October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13)
66"I Want My Dummy"October 16, 2006 (2006-10-16)
77"I Can't Remember"October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
88"I Don't Want A Bath"October 18, 2006 (2006-10-18)
99"I Didn't Do It"October 19, 2006 (2006-10-19)
1010"I Don't Want To Comb My Hair"October 20, 2006 (2006-10-20)
1111"I Don't Like Salad"March 5, 2007 (2007-03-05)
1212"I Want To Do Magic"March 6, 2007 (2007-03-06)
1313"I Don't Want To Tidy Up"March 7, 2007 (2007-03-07)
1414"I Want A Trumpet"March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08)
1515"I Don't Want To Share"March 9, 2007 (2007-03-09)
1616"I Don't Like Worms"March 12, 2007 (2007-03-12)
1717"I Want My Voice Back"March 13, 2007 (2007-03-13)
1818"What's Wrong With Gilbert?"March 14, 2007 (2007-03-14)
1919"I Want A Tent"March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15)
2020"I Want To Win"March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16)
2121"I Don't Want A Cold"March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)
2222"Maid's Day Off?"April 1, 2007 (2007-04-01)
2323"Can I Keep It?"April 2, 2007 (2007-04-02)
2424"I Want To Cook"April 3, 2007 (2007-04-03)
2525"I Don't Like Autumn"April 4, 2007 (2007-04-04)
2626"I Don't Want Nits"July 6, 2007 (2007-07-06)
2727"I Want My New Shoes"July 7, 2007 (2007-07-07)
2828"I Want My Snail"July 8, 2007 (2007-07-08)
2929"But They're Mine"July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09)
3030"I Want My Sledge"July 10, 2007 (2007-07-10)

Series 2Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
311"I Want A Shop"August 2, 2007 (2007-08-02)
322"It's Sports Day!"August 3, 2007 (2007-08-03)
333"I Want To Be A Pirate"August 4, 2007 (2007-08-04)
344"I Want To Go To The Fair"August 5, 2007 (2007-08-05)
355"I Want To Dress Up"August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06)
366"I Want A Surprise"August 9, 2007 (2007-08-09)
377"I Want My Bicycle"August 10, 2007 (2007-08-10)
388"I Don't Want To Leave Home"August 11, 2007 (2007-08-11)
399"I Want A Best Friend"August 12, 2007 (2007-08-12)
4010"I Don't Want To Kiss Great Aunty"August 13, 2007 (2007-08-13)
4111"I Want A Midnight Feast"August 16, 2007 (2007-08-16)
4212"I Want To Be Good"August 17, 2007 (2007-08-17)
4313"I Want My Crayons"August 18, 2007 (2007-08-18)
4414"I Want To Be Tall"August 19, 2007 (2007-08-19)
4515"I Want My Plaster"August 20, 2007 (2007-08-20)
4616"I Want A Swing"January 3, 2008 (2008-01-03)
4717"I Want To Be A Baby"January 4, 2008 (2008-01-04)
4818"I Want To Be A Cavegirl"January 5, 2008 (2008-01-05)
4919"I Want My Puppets"January 6, 2008 (2008-01-06)
5020"Mother's Day"January 7, 2008 (2008-01-07)
5121"I Want To Be An Explorer"January 10, 2008 (2008-01-10)
5222"I Want To Collect"January 11, 2008 (2008-01-11)
5323"I Want To Be Queen"January 12, 2008 (2008-01-12)
5424"I Want To Play Football"January 13, 2008 (2008-01-13)
5525"I Want To Play In The Rain"January 14, 2008 (2008-01-14)
5626"I Want Baked Beans"August 13, 2008 (2008-08-13)
5727"I Don't Want To Dance"August 14, 2008 (2008-08-14)
5828"I Want To Go On Holiday"August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15)
5929"I Want My Sheep"August 16, 2008 (2008-08-16)
6030"I Don't Want To Miss It"August 17, 2008 (2008-08-17)
6131"I Want To Do A Show"September 9, 2008 (2008-09-09)
6232"Can I Have It Back Now Please?"September 10, 2008 (2008-09-10)
6333"I Want To Find The Treasure"September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11)
6434"I Don't Like Thunderstorms"September 12, 2008 (2008-09-12)
6535"I Can Keep A Secret"September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)

Series 3Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air date
661"I Want My Horace"February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
Great Uncle Walter's Shetland pony comes to stay.
672"I Want My Treehouse"February 4, 2009 (2009-02-04)
Princess competes with Algie and Maid to see who can build the best tree house.
683"I Don't Like Arguments"February 5, 2009 (2009-02-05)
Princess tries to paint but General George and Maid Mary are having a loud argument next door. – can she help them to be friends again?
694"I Want To Skate"February 6, 2009 (2009-02-06)
When the pond freezes over, Princess brags about how good she is at ice skating. Was she telling the truth?
705"I Want To Cut Out"February 7, 2009 (2009-02-07)
Princess ruins her new dress after she plays with the scissors and glue. Will she manage to fix it before anyone notices?
716"I Want To Go To Space"February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
Princess wants to go to space and explore but soon realizes that there is plenty to explore in the castle.
727"I Want To Be A Bridesmaid"February 11, 2009 (2009-02-11)
Princess finds the perfect dress and wedding cake to wear to be a bridesmaid but finding someone to get married isn't quite so simple...
738"I Want To Be A Detective"February 12, 2009 (2009-02-12)
After someone eats all of the cookies belonging to Princess, she sets some traps to work out who it is
749"I Want Scruff"February 13, 2009 (2009-02-13)
Algie visits the castle and teaches Scruff some tricks. Does he prefer Algie to Princess? When Algie climbs up the tree to free a frizz bee, something falls out his pocket and all is discovered.
7510"I Want To Go To The Seaside"February 14, 2009 (2009-02-14)
The castle people takes a trip to the beach, but it's empty and worse still, it has started to rain.
7611"I'm Going To Win The Rosette"March 16, 2009 (2009-03-16)
Princess is desperate to win a golden rosette at the castle's pet annual talent contest.
7712"I Want To Sing"March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
Princess is determined to win a singing competition but cannot come up with a perfect idea of a song to perform.
7813"I Want To Be a Vet"March 18, 2009 (2009-03-18)
Princess wants to be a vet but looking after animals are harder work than she expected.
7914"I Want To Play A Joke"March 19, 2009 (2009-03-19)
Algie keeps on playing tricks on Princess so she decides to be given her own back.
8015"Please Don't Go"March 20, 2009 (2009-03-20)
A flock of geese mess up Admiral Adam's pond so he sadly decides to leave the castle to find a new pond.
8116"I Want A Gymkhana"March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23)
When the General prepares a gymkhana at the castle, Princess and Horace make a great team.
8217"I Want To Be Strong"March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
Princess helps General George become strong to impress Maid Mary.
8318"I Don't Want To Play The Piano"March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
When Auntie April brings a piano to the castle, Princess decides to have a go on it. But she learns that playing it takes a lot of practice.
8419"Who Turned The Lights Off"March 26, 2009 (2009-03-26)
Princess, her family, and friends are just preparing a birthday party for Great Uncle Walter when suddenly the electricity goes out. As nothing is working, they decide the party must be cancelled.
8520"I Want My Duck"March 27, 2009 (2009-03-27)
Scruff finds three duck eggs which hatch and Princess cannot find their mother so has to look after them herself.
8621"I Want To Be A Policeman"February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15)
Princess doesn't like being given rules so decides to become a policeman to give her family and friends the same rules she's given.
8722"I Want To Be A Nurse"February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
When Princess plays nurses, Maid feels poorly so the nurse has to help her patient feel better.
8823"I Want Your Tiara"February 17, 2010 (2010-02-17)
When Scruff finds a lost tiara, Princess decides to keep it until she finds it belonging to Maid.
8924"I Want To Be Famous"February 18, 2010 (2010-02-18)
Princess wants to become famous just like her Great Uncle Walter because he's been given a statue and decides that she needs one too.
9025"I Want A New Bedroom"February 19, 2010 (2010-02-19)
After Princess finds her parents bedroom redecorated she decides to redecorate her bedroom too. But choosing the right color of pattern is hard.
9126"I Want To Skate"February 22, 2010 (2010-02-22)
Princess keeps falling over when skating and hasn't learnt to skate yet. But she keeps trying her best to skate.
9227"I Want My Stick Insect"February 23, 2010 (2010-02-23)
Princess looks after Great Uncle Walter's stick bug. But when it keeps on getting lost, it's hard to see what it looks like when finding it.
9328"I Want To Play Hide And Seek"February 24, 2010 (2010-02-24)
When Prime Minister Pete, Admiral Adam, General George, and Princess play hide and seek, she never wins the game until she finds a secret room to hide in the castle. But soon everyone knows about her secret room.
9429"I Want A Sleepover"February 25, 2010 (2010-02-25)
Algie and Princess have a sleepover when she's too excited to go to bed when she thinks that there might be dragons in the castle.
9530"I Musn't Be Bossy"February 26, 2010 (2010-02-26)
Princess and Algie open their cafes when they discover that organization is hard work and Algie doesn't like being told what to do.
9631"I Want To Go Camping"June 19, 2010 (2010-06-19)
When everyone including Great Uncle Walter is locked out of their castles, the only place they can sleep in is in the tent outside.
9732"I Want A Pen Pal"June 20, 2010 (2010-06-20)
Princess wants to receive a letter in the mail so decides that she needs a pen pal.
9833"I Want My Robin"June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)
Princess is bird-watching but it is so hard to look at them when they fly off.
9934"I Want To Recycle"June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
When the ice cream and drawing paper run out, Princess realizes that isn't good to waste things so she finds new ways to recycle old trash.
10035"I Want My Go Kart"June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)
Princess and Great Uncle Walter team up for the go-kart race.

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Series 4Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal air date
1011"Gilbot"May 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)
Professor builds Princess a robot, which becomes her new favourite toy, but she soon comes to realise there are some things a robot cannot do that a teddy can.
1022"Surprise"May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)
Little Princess is intrigued when a big box arrives at the castle.
1033"Rainbow"May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16)
Little Princess is delighted when a rainbow appears over the castle and she is determined to see if there is gold at the end of it.
1044"Picture Perfect Princess"May 17, 2018 (2018-05-17)
The young royal is making a gift for a special day at the castle but someone keeps decorating it while she sleeps.
1055"Teacher"May 18, 2018 (2018-05-18)
The Little Princess decides that she would make a very good teacher.
1066"Sister"June 10, 2019 (2019-06-10)
The youngster becomes determined to find a sister after seeing the Queen and Aunty having a lovely sisterly time together.
1077"Little Princess Says"June 11, 2019 (2019-06-11)
Professor causes a stir after introducing Pandora, a voice-activated device, to the castle, but Princess does not take too kindly to the new arrival.
1088"Little Princess Lends a Hand"June 12, 2019 (2019-06-12)
Princess tries to be helpful when Chef was tripped over a potato and broke his foot. The Professor replace him with a robot chef, but then it goes wrong.
1099"Watch the Birdie"June 13, 2019 (2019-06-13)
The youngster soon discovers that looking after Claptrap the parrot is not as easy as she first thought.
11010"Safari"June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
After viewing photographs taken by King and Queen while they were on safari, the youngster decides to go on safari herself.
11111"SeeSaw"October 21, 2019 (2019-10-21)
Princess isn't happy when everyone is too busy to keep their promise to help her build a seesaw.
11212"Down Under Up Over"October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)
Princess is thrilled when Algie comes to stay, but he is missing something from home...
11313"Medal"October 23, 2019 (2019-10-23)
Princess learns that to earn a medal in the castle, one has to do something very brave.
11414"Doll's House"October 24, 2019 (2019-10-24)
Princess and Gilbert set out to earn a doll's house by doing good deeds around the castle.
11515"Cowgirl"October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25)
Princess decides to become a cowgirl like Tilly the Kid in her favourite series of books.
11616"Fish"October 28, 2019 (2019-10-28)
Princess helps the royal household's new pet, a little fish called Fishface, settle in.
11717"I'll Try To Be Quiet"October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)
It's everyone's day off and they are enjoying the peace and quiet. Can Princess keep the noise down too?
11818"Turn On The Taps"October 30, 2019 (2019-10-30)
Great Aunty introduces Princess to tap dancing, but Princess doesn't want to have lessons...
11919"I Want My Tree"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
Princess's favourite tree has fallen over in a storm and now must be chopped down. How can she save it?
12020"Little Princess and The Sunflower"November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
Princess wants to climb a sunflower just like Jack did with his magic beanstalk.
12121"Forever"March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16)
Princess wants to wake up every day with something pretty to look at next to her bed
12222"Sloth"March 17,  2020 (2020 -03-17)
When professor holds a race at the castle, Princess learns that winning doesn’t always mean being the fastest
12323"New toilet"March 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)
When the king and queen get a new toilet, it is so big that princess worries that she might fall down it!
12424"Inventor"March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
The youngster decides to become an inventor just like the clever Professor.
12525"Time Thingy"March 23, 2020 (2020-03-23)
Algie and Princess find a time capsule, buried by another little princess and her friend many years ago
12626"I want apple juice"March 24, 2020 (2020-03-24)
It is a hot day at the castle and everyone wants a glass of apple juice, but the chef has run out.
12727"Tea for Two"March 25, 2020 (2020-03-25)
The King and Queen celebrate their wedding anniversary, and Princess helps them both to prepare a special surprise for each other
12828"Cloud Fishing"March 26, 2020 (2020-03-26)
A lack of rain means that the Admiral's pond is almost empty, so Professor and Princess set out to try and find some rain clouds
12929"Where's Puss?"March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
When the Prime Minister introduces a new cat to Princess, Puss is not happy and decides to run away
13030"The Princess Who Cried Wolf"March 30, 2020 (2020-03-30)
An egg is found outside the castle. Keen to find out what's inside, Princess has to contain her excitement long enough to see it hatch.

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SpecialsEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"I don't want to go to school"August 31,  2020 (2020 -08-31)
22"A Merry Little Christmas"December 25, 2009 (2009-12-25)
33"Halloween party"October 5, 2020 (2020-10-05)

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