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Hi-5
Genre Children's Edutainment
Created by Helena Harris
Posie Graeme-Evans
Presented by Chris Edgerley
Jenny Jones
Emma Nowell
Luke Roberts
Cat Sandion
Theme music composer Chris Harriott
Opening theme "Hi-5 Theme"
Ending theme "Hi-5 Theme" (Reprise)
Composer(s) Chris Harriott
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 40
Production
Production location(s) London, UK
Running time 30 minutes (No ads)
Production company(s) Darrall Macqueen Ltd
Nine Films and Television
Southern Star Group
Release
Original network Cartoonito
CITV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 3 November (2008-11-03) – 26 December 2008 (2008-12-26)

Hi-5 (also known as Hi-5 UK) is a British children's television programme which was premiered on Cartoonito and CITV on 3 November 2008.

Format

Hi-5 is a variety-style series for pre-schoolers which features music as an integral part of its premise. The program features five presenters who are collectively known as Hi-5, and perform songs as a group as well as presenting individual segments.

The Puzzles and Patterns segment has a focus on logical thinking and mathematics, with a puppet named Jup Jup used as a tool for the presenter to complete puzzles or solve problems. The presenter of Body Move encourages children to participate in movement and dance, developing physical coordination and motor development. Linguistics and aural skills are at the centre of the Word Play segment, featuring a puppet named Chatterbox who assists in the exploration of language through stories and rhymes. Shapes in Space focuses on visual and spatial awareness, with the presenter exploring shapes, colour and everyday materials such as boxes and playdough. Musicality is explored through Making Music, with an emphasis on pitch, rhythm, beat, melody, and using a variety of real and pretend instruments. The final segment in which the cast comes together is entitled Sharing Stories, where a story is told that explores interpersonal relationships and emotions. The episodes are opened and bookended with a Song of the Week; a pop-style feature song which corresponds with the weekly theme and sets an educational topic for the week's episodes.

Cast

Presenters

  • Chris Edgerley - Making Music
  • Jenny Jones - Body Move
  • Emma Nowell - Word Play
  • Luke Roberts - Shapes in Space
  • Cat Sandion - Puzzles and Patterns

Episodes

No. Title Song of the Week Theme Original air date
1 "People in Your Family" Give Five Family 3 November 2008 (2008-11-03)
2 "Members of the Family" Give Five Family 4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
3 "Different Generation" Give Five Family 5 November 2008 (2008-11-05)
4 "Jobs" Give Five Family 6 November 2008 (2008-11-06)
5 "Working Together" Give Five Family 7 November 2008 (2008-11-07)
6 "Someone Else" I Can Go Anywhere Pretend 10 November 2008 (2008-11-10)
7 "Pretend to Be Animals" I Can Go Anywhere Pretend 11 November 2008 (2008-11-11)
8 "Something Else" I Can Go Anywhere Pretend 12 November 2008 (2008-11-12)
9 "Adventure" I Can Go Anywhere Pretend 13 November 2008 (2008-11-13)
10 "Fantastical Pretending" I Can Go Anywhere Pretend 14 November 2008 (2008-11-14)
11 "Jungle Animals" So Many Animals Animals 17 November 2008 (2008-11-17)
12 "Insects" So Many Animals Animals 18 November 2008 (2008-11-18)
13 "Farm Animals" So Many Animals Animals 19 November 2008 (2008-11-19)
14 "Water Animals" So Many Animals Animals 20 November 2008 (2008-11-20)
15 "Pets" So Many Animals Animals 21 November 2008 (2008-11-21)
16 "Differences and Similarities" Friends Friends 24 November 2008 (2008-11-24)
17 "Sharing and Caring" Friends Friends 25 November 2008 (2008-11-25)
18 "Unusual Friends" Friends Friends 26 November 2008 (2008-11-26)
19 "Making New Friends" Friends Friends 27 November 2008 (2008-11-27)
20 "Fun with Friends" Friends Friends 28 November 2008 (2008-11-28)
21 "Music from Around the World" Feel the Beat Music 1 December 2008 (2008-12-01)
22 "Styles of Music" Feel the Beat Music 2 December 2008 (2008-12-02)
23 "Instruments" Feel the Beat Music 3 December 2008 (2008-12-03)
24 "Dancing" Feel the Beat Music 4 December 2008 (2008-12-04)
25 "Silly Music" Feel the Beat Music 5 December 2008 (2008-12-05)
26 "Seeing" Five Senses Senses 8 December 2008 (2008-12-08)
27 "Hearing" Five Senses Senses 9 December 2008 (2008-12-09)
28 "Smelling" Five Senses Senses 10 December 2008 (2008-12-10)
29 "Touching" Five Senses Senses 11 December 2008 (2008-12-11)
30 "Tasting" Five Senses Senses 12 December 2008 (2008-12-12)
31 "The World" Living in a Rainbow Colors 15 December 2008 (2008-12-15)
32 "Your World" Living in a Rainbow Colors 16 December 2008 (2008-12-16)
33 "Making and Mixing" Living in a Rainbow Colors 17 December 2008 (2008-12-17)
34 "Favorites and Feelings" Living in a Rainbow Colors 18 December 2008 (2008-12-18)
35 "Wonderful" Living in a Rainbow Colors 19 December 2008 (2008-12-19)
36 "Feeling Free" Feelings Feelings 22 December 2008 (2008-12-22)
37 "Inside Me" Feelings Feelings 23 December 2008 (2008-12-23)
38 "Feelings We Have" Feelings Feelings 24 December 2008 (2008-12-24)
39 "Showing Our Feelings" Feelings Feelings 25 December 2008 (2008-12-25)
40 "Animal Feelings" Feelings Feelings 26 December 2008 (2008-12-26)
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