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Tik Tak
Genre Children's TV show
Country of origin Belgium
No. of episodes 366
Original network BRT (now the VRT)
Original release November 1, 1981 (1981-11-01) – 1991 (1991)

Tik Tak is a Belgian children's television program that aired from on BRTN 1981 to 1991. It was aimed at toddlers.

The show

There were 366 episodes produced (enough for one year, with 1 extra episode for leap years). Each episode begins with sheep (and the occasional dog) at sunset on a rotating platform, and ends with a shadow figure (Ann Ricour), who has all kinds of adventures in five differently colored books.

The first broadcast of the program took place on 1 November 1981 on the BRTN (originally called BRT). It was broadcast on Ketnet in Belgium until 2006.

The program was sold to about 30 countries, among them Australia, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United States and South Africa. It is thus one of the biggest export products Belgian television has known.

In 1999, Hopla was released as a spiritual successor of Tik Tak. Though unrelated, Hopla was also made in Belgium, targeted the same infant demographics, and had little to no dialogue.

In 2019, a new Tik Tak 2.0 series remade into 52 HD episodes, now broadcast on Ketnet, NPO Zappelin as well as on BBC. The first series aired in 2019 on Ketnet, aired on CBeebies on 24 August 2020 and started airing on ABC Kids in Australia on October 7, 2020. A second series of 52 HD episodes began airing on Ketnet in 2020.

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