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Dipdap is a children's programme on CBeebies, in which a drawn line creates endless challenges and surprises for the unsuspecting little character Dipdap.

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Created by Steve Roberts
Theme music composer Ben Bartlett
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) Anne Wood
Producer(s) Chris Wood
Editor(s) Lee Phillips
Running time 4–8 minutes
Production company(s) Ragdoll Productions
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Original network CBeebies
Original release 3 January 2011 (2011-01-03) – 23 January 2013 (2013-01-23)


The series was created by Steve Roberts and produced by Ragdoll Productions.



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Dipdap won the 2011 British Academy Children's Award in the "Short Form" category.


No. Title Original air date
1 "Egg" 3 January 2011 (2011-01-03)
The line draws an egg. Dipdap wants to stop it from breaking but the line doesn't make it easy. the egg hatches into a friendly dinosaur at the end.
2 "Robot" 4 January 2011 (2011-01-04)
The line draws a robot, which scares Dipdap. He keeps running away but the robot keeps finding him.
3 "Stars" 5 January 2011 (2011-01-05)
The line draws a sky full of stars. Dipdap accidentally knocks one down, then tries to find a way to put it back.
4 "Flowers" 6 January 2011 (2011-01-06)
The line draws a seed. Each time Dipdap plants it, flowers grow, causing much mischief.
5 "Letter" 7 January 2011 (2011-01-07)
The line draws Dipdap a letter. He goes to post it but strong winds get in the way.
6 "Weather" 10 January 2011 (2011-01-10)
Dipdap makes the most of the weather, but the line spoils his fun.
7 "Balloons" 11 January 2011 (2011-01-11)
Dipdap thinks the balloons will keep him out of the mud, but the line has other ideas.
8 "Comic" 12 January 2011 (2011-01-12)
The line draws Dipdap a comic about aliens. Dipdap is so engrossed that he fails to notice the aliens all around him.
9 "Hats" 13 January 2011 (2011-01-13)
The line draws on hats that Dipdap loves to wear, but they have surprises in store for him.
10 "Sun" 14 January 2011 (2011-01-14)
The line draws the sun. Dipdap settles down to relax, but all sorts of sea creatures make this rather difficult.
11 "Sleep" 17 January 2011 (2011-01-17)
Dipdap is very sleepy and wants to doze off in bed, but the Line has other ideas.
12 "Radio" 18 January 2011 (2011-01-18)
The Line draws Dipdap a radio. It plays great music and Dipdap wants to dance, but noisy seals keep causing a disruption.
13 "Butterfly" 19 January 2011 (2011-01-19)
The Line draws a butterfly. Dipdap is entranced and tries to fly too.
14 "Ball" 6 February 2011 (2011-02-06)
The Line draws a butterfly. Dipdap is entranced and tries to fly too.
15 "Scary Thing" 21 January 2011 (2011-01-21)
The Line draws a scary thing to frighten Dipdap.
16 "Bus" 24 January 2011 (2011-01-24)
The Line draws a bus. Dipdap has quite an adventure trying to catch it.
17 "Clockwork" 25 January 2011 (2011-01-25)
The Line draws Dipdap a key. He uses it to wind up clockwork objects.
18 "Baby" 26 January 2011 (2011-01-26)
Dipdap tries to soothe a baby, but the Line keeps drawing noisy objects.
19 "Home" 27 January 2011 (2011-01-27)
The Line draws different homes. Dipdap is surprised to find he is not always welcome.
20 "Feet" 17 February 2011 (2011-02-17)
Dipdap performs some fancy footwork with the huge feet drawn by the Line.
21 "Plant" 31 January 2011 (2011-01-31)
The line draws a plant for Dipdap to take care of.
22 "Sea Monster" 1 February 2011 (2011-02-01)
The line draws mountains for Dipdap to climb, but they are not quite what they seem.
23 "Chicken" 2 February 2011 (2011-02-02)
The Line draws a chick. Dipdap tries to look after it, but it won't stop running about.
24 "Dive" 3 February 2011 (2011-02-03)
When the Line draws a swimming pool, Dipdap tries to dive in.
25 "Obstacle" 4 February 2011 (2011-02-04)
The Line draws Dipdap a bike which he loves to ride.
26 "Mess" 7 February 2011 (2011-02-07)
The Line draws Dipdap a vase, which he smashes. Dipdap does his best to clean up the mess.
27 "Chair" 8 February 2011 (2011-02-08)
Dipdap has a tricky time trying to get comfy in chairs drawn by the Line.
28 "Dragon" 9 February 2011 (2011-02-09)
The Line draws a dragon. Dipdap tries to lose the dragon in a castle.
29 "Boat" 10 February 2011 (2011-02-10)
The Line draws boats for Dipdap to play in, but all is not as it seems.
30 "Sad Thing" 11 February 2011 (2011-02-11)
The Line draws a very sad thing. Dipdap does his best to cheer it up.
31 "Tent" 6 June 2011 (2011-06-06)
Dipdap keeps being disturbed by a noisy creature and can't settle down in his tent.
32 "Sticky" 7 June 2011 (2011-06-07)
Dipdap is caught in a sticky mess when the Line draws some bubblegum.
33 "Dig" 8 June 2011 (2011-06-08)
The Line draws Dipdap a spade so he can dig down to investigate a strange sound.
34 "Wrong Noises" 9 June 2011 (2011-06-09)
The Line draws animals, but they are all making the wrong noises.
35 "Snow Storm" 10 June 2011 (2011-06-10)
The Line draws a little man and his house. Dipdap tries his hardest not to annoy him.
36 "Bubble" 13 June 2011 (2011-06-13)
The Line draws many colourful bubbles and Dipdap loves to burst them.
37 "Ladder" 14 June 2011 (2011-06-14)
Dipdap tries to use ladders to reach an apple, but they are not what they seem.
38 "Headphones" 15 June 2011 (2011-06-15)
The Line draws headphones and Dipdap hears music and cannot stop dancing.
39 "Leak" 16 June 2011 (2011-06-16)
Dipdap tries to plug leaks drawn by the Line, but the Line makes it difficult for him.
40 "Sculpture" 17 June 2011 (2011-06-17)
Dipdap tries to create sculptures from shapes drawn by the Line.
41 "Switch" 11 July 2011 (2011-07-11)
The Line draws a switch. Dipdap tries to pull the switch but the Line gets in the way.
42 "Socks" 12 July 2011 (2011-07-12)
The Line draws some smelly socks. Dipdap tries to get away from the smell.
43 "Disappearing Books" 13 July 2011 (2011-07-13)
The Line draws books for Dipdap, but when Dipdap tries to read them they disappear.
44 "Beanstalk" 14 July 2011 (2011-07-14)
Dipdap tries to climb a beanstalk but the Line doesn't make it easy for him.
45 "Sports" 15 July 2011 (2011-07-15)
The Line draws some sporty challenges and Dipdap tries to compete.
46 "Tomato" 18 July 2011 (2011-07-18)
The Line draws a giant tomato that rolls after Dipdap.
47 "Umbrella" 19 July 2011 (2011-07-19)
The Line draws an umbrella which protects Dipdap from unpredictable weather.
48 "Guests" 20 July 2011 (2011-07-20)
The Line draws Dipdap three cakes, but every time he tries to eat one he is interrupted.
49 "Lost Alien" 21 July 2011 (2011-07-21)
The Line draws an alien that drops to Earth. Dipdap helps to get the alien back home.
50 "Gallery" 22 July 2011 (2011-07-22)
The Line draws pictures for Dipdap but they are not what they seem.
51 "Sneeze" 25 July 2011 (2011-07-25)
The Line draws a pig and Dipdap accidentally makes it sneeze.
52 "Cute Thing" 26 July 2011 (2011-07-26)
The Line draws a cute thing and Dipdap tries to protect it from heavy objects.

Deleted episodes

  1. "Sticky" – 24 August 2011 (deleted: 12 May 2012)
  2. "Dig" – 9 January 2013 (deleted: 17 January 2013)
  3. "Wrong Noises" – 23 January 2013 (deleted: 28 January 2013)
  4. "Snow Storm" – 17 August 2011 (deleted: 17 May 2012)
  5. "Bubble" – 16 January 2013 (deleted: 16 September 2013)
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