Both my children started to watch Olly the Little White Van about 2 years ago. We first got to know the programme as both of my children are Justin Fletcher fans. Each episode is about five minutes long and is suitable for boys and girls aged 2 – 6. They are now airing on Milkshake daily at 6.50am and several times a day on Cartoonito.
Who is Olly?
Olly is a Little White Van who helps his friends as much as he can. He isn’t a racing car or fire engine, but he and his driver Stan are very good at helping everyone out, every day. Like an enthusiastic puppy he bounds around the village of Bumpton talking to everyone, and is happiest when he is setting up a new bus service to the seaside, helping Alice when she is preparing for her driving test, or sprucing up an old VW.
Even though my son is 6 years old, he is still very much enjoys watching it and the same with my 4 year old daughter as they capture their attention. The shows are very easy to understand and watch. In each episode, it features a lively song sung by the cast of each specific episode. This is a fun and interesting show!
Good news! Now Olly the White Van is making appearance in cinemas across the UK on 24th February 2014, as two brand new half hour specials in Picture House Cinemas.
A full list of Picture house venues screening Olly are listed below;
- The Little Theatre, St Michael’s Place, Bath BA1 1SF
- Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Circus, Brighton BN1 4NA
- The Ritzy, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG
- Abbeygate Picturehouse, 4 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1NE
- Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR
- Clapham Picturehouse, 76 Venn Street, Clapham, London SW4 0AT
- The Cameo, 38 Home Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ
- Greenwich Picturehouse, 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN
- Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1HE
- Regal Picturehouse, 2 Boroma Way, Henley on Thames RG9 2BZ
- Picturehouse at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
- Cinema City, St Andrew’s Street, Norwich NR2 4AD
- Phoenix Picturehouse, 57 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AE
- Stratford Picturehouse, Theatre Square, Salway Road, London E15 1BX
- Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse, Windsor Street, Stratford on Avon CV37 6NL
- City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
- The Birks Cinema, 15 Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DA
- Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
- The Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, Northumberland
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own. We