Biblical Bits That Could Have Children’s TV Titles

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Blue Peter
Peter’s in denial. Falling apart. Can’t believe what just happened. The darkness closes around him like a damp blanket. Where do you go when you’ve just seen you’re one ray of hope extinguished? His face still wet with tears; he hides away. Has no idea that this mess is changing everything for good.

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The Clangers
We all make them, drop them. Day after day. Not one of us has a spotless record. The good news? There is somewhere we can bring them, deposit them, lay them down and let go. At the base of two bits of wood crossed on a hill there is a massive pile of clangers.

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Whacky Races
The folks won’t give them a break, even as they sail across the water they can see the ragged rabble chasing round the lake; breathless, jostling, desperate to get there first. The Galilean is no 1 as far as they’re concerned. So they race to catch him. As soon as the boat shoves into sand they’re all there. Gasping, wide-eyed, hopeful for change.

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Horrible Histories
A book chock full of heroes and villains. Gore and glory. Fights and friendships. Ups and downs. Getting it right and getting it wrong. Not shiny saints, but bumblers and muddlers like us. The tales of what happens when God comes close and weaves his way through the trials, triumphs and terrors of this life.

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Joe 90
Joseph looks for all the world like a superhero. Clad there in his power coat, holding forth about his dreams. But it’ll be dressed in prison clothes, cuffs on his wrists, smelling of jail, when he truly comes of age and starts changing the world. The bad times will have taught him a thing or two. He’ll be ready because of them. Changed. Shaped for a time such as this.

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Top Cat
It’s a competition the lions are expected to win. Of course they are. You can’t go throwing a peace-loving human into a den of ravenous, razor-jawed monsters, and expect them to turn veggie overnight. Can you? What’s that figure in white up to? Seems as if there is more going on in this world…

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Thomas and Friends
Honest Tom might go down in history for his so-called doubting, but he’s the only one speaking his mind when the rest of the crew are sat there like nodding-dogs. He doesn’t know the plan, what’s the carpenter from Nazareth mean – ‘You know where I’m going’? They don’t. Quick! Enlighten us! Tom knows he can be honest here, tell it like it is to the man from Galilee.

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Shaun the Sheep
Needs a good shepherd, as we all do. One to follow, a voice to hear and recognise and trust. One that will come looking when that hole in the fence was too big to resist. One that will lead us to restful moments in the fury of the day. A shepherd unlike any other. One not in it for himself, but for the world.

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Animal Magic
Long before Shrek and his mate began their wisecracking ways, another donkey started talking back. A prophet called Balaam stares, his mouth as wide as the Grand Canyon, as this stubborn beast tells him what’s what. Saves his life and puts him back on the wise way. He thought he knew best, could call the shots… never too late to change tack.

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Rainbow
A promise, writ large in the sky. Like Abraham’s stars. Every so often the artist goes to work once more. Those curving hues heralding a greater work. A way of reconciliation that bucks the trend of sniping and blame and punishment and harm. A way back, a door opened that no one can ever close. The long shadow of a cross on a hill, pouring across a garden, a busted tomb, and on every life down the ages.

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