Mister Maker

Mister Maker (styled as MISTER MAKER) is a preschool television series commissioned by Michael Carrington at the BBC for CBeebies.[1] The series launched in 2007[2] and also airs on BBC One and BBC Two. In the United States and Latin America the series airs on the Discovery Familia network, dubbed in Spanish and in Portuguese in Brazil.[3] In Canada, the series airs on Treehouse TV. To date three series have been commissioned from The Foundation (part of RDF Media).[2][4] It also airs in Australia on ABC2. The series comprises a mixture of animation and real time content. A total of 3 spin-offs were produced, Mister Maker Comes to Town, Mister Maker Around the World and Mister Maker's Arty Party, which began airing on CBeebies in 2010, 2013 and 2015 respectively. Mister Maker is portrayed by Phil Gallagher.

Mister Maker
Written by(Script by)
Nic Ayling
Driana Jones
Phil Gallagher
Directed byJames Morgan
Helen Scott
Peter Eyre
StarringPhil Gallagher
Opening themeMake it Mister Maker
Ending themeMake it Mister Maker (Instrumental)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes60
Executive producer(s)El Macho
Producer(s)Series Producer:
Driana Jones
Programme Associate:
Nic Ayling
Production location(s)Maidstone
Running time19 min (2007-2009)
Production company(s)RDF Television (series 1)
The Foundation (series 2-3)
Original networkCBeebies
Picture format16:9
Original release17 September 2007 (2007-09-17) 
25 December 2009 (2009-12-25)
Followed byMister Maker Comes to Town
Related showsJustin's House
External links
Production website

Episode sequence

Every episode has the following sequence:

  1. Mister Maker has a Creative Idea
  2. The Shapes
  3. Minute Make It Time
  4. The Colour Kids make a picture
  5. Frame-It!
  6. One more Creative Idea is demonstrated
  7. Time To Go

Mister Maker does something interesting and that gives him an idea of what to make. He collects the required things from the Doodle drawers or an art and craft shop and makes it. Then he wakes up the shapes who perform a song and a dance, followed by a randomly selected shape (circle, triangle, square or rectangle) to form a picture or to find how many (particular shape) are there. Tocky the cuckoo clock (a puppet bird), then pops out for Minute Make Time and Mister Maker will make something in a minute, usually completing it just before the timer stops. The colour kids (Jodie Griffiths, Olivia Lockett, Mackenzie Roylance, Georgia Pickles and Amy Lees) will ask from the window to Mister Maker to guess what they would make with their 'colour costumes'. It is followed by Frame It where Mister Maker makes something 'ever so good' that the viewers will be able to frame it. Mister Maker will be confronted by something, and that will give him an idea on what to make next. The show then ends showing credits and Mister Maker putting everything back into the art box and reminding viewers to go on the CBeebies website.

Awards and nominations

  • nominated for Best Presenter (Phil Gallagher/Mister Maker)[5]


  1. "CBeebies - Mister Maker – Have fun with art and crafts". BBC. 1 January 1970. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  2. "Mister Maker gets more". Broadcast. Emap. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2010.
  3. "Programación de Discovery Kids". Tudiscoverykids.com. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  4. "Licensing.biz". Licensing.biz. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  5. "Past Winners and Nominees - Children's - Awards - 2009". BAFTA. Retrieved 17 March 2010.
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