Five Minutes More

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  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (32)

Five Minutes More is a children's television program that aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 2006 to 2009. The show features a cast of lovable puppets and human characters who tell stories, sing songs, and explore the world around them. At the heart of Five Minutes More is the character of Mitzi, a young girl who loves to read and imagine. Mitzi is played by Louise Gold, a seasoned puppeteer and performer who has worked on numerous television shows and stage productions in the United Kingdom and Australia.

In each episode, Mitzi and her friends encounter a new problem or dilemma that they must solve. Sometimes it's a simple task, like finding a lost kitten, while other times it's a more complex challenge, like saving a forest from being bulldozed by developers.

To help them on their journey, Mitzi and her friends turn to books, songs, and games. Along the way, they learn important lessons about friendship, courage, and perseverance.

One of the most charming aspects of Five Minutes More is its use of puppetry. The show features a colorful cast of characters, including Mitzi's best friend, a wise old owl named Ned; a friendly dragon named Doris; and a mischievous monkey named Gobo.

Each puppet is expertly crafted and performed by a team of talented puppeteers. The puppetry is so convincing that it's easy to forget that these characters aren't real.

Another highlight of Five Minutes More is its music. Every episode features a catchy original song that complements the theme of the story. From upbeat dance numbers to gentle lullabies, the music is always fun and memorable.

In addition to its entertainment value, Five Minutes More also has educational value. The show encourages children to read, explore, and use their imaginations. It also promotes positive values like kindness, empathy, and environmental responsibility.

Overall, Five Minutes More is a delightful children's program that combines charming puppetry, catchy music, and valuable life lessons. It's easy to see why it was a hit with kids and parents alike during its run on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Five Minutes More is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on August 24, 2006.

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Jasper's New Home
65. Jasper's New Home
November 21, 2006
Jasper the little bird flies away to try his luck in the city and discovers that there is no better place than home.
Little Tree
64. Little Tree
November 20, 2006
A little tree is worried when his leaves start to change colour, but with his friends help he discovers that he is just changing with the seasons.
Dog in a Box
63. Dog in a Box
November 17, 2006
Max's grandad has made him a very special toy but he finds out that it's even more special when you share it with a friend.
Plump Plum Pies!
62. Plump Plum Pies!
November 16, 2006
When Prince Absalom asks his servants to make hundreds of Plump Plum Pies he finds his workers exhausted so he gets to work and helps out.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
61. How Does Your Garden Grow?
November 15, 2006
After Mr Goodbody has an accident in his garden his lazybones neighbour Lucinda Lacklustre helps him out.
Little Gnome Upon the Wall
60. Little Gnome Upon the Wall
November 14, 2006
The Five Minutes More team find out that being important isn't as important as being friends.
The Fairacre Friends
59. The Fairacre Friends
November 13, 2006
Three friends discover that they don't need to like all the same things to be best friends.
The Magic of Music
58. The Magic of Music
November 10, 2006
Marlon the music man discovers that you don't need a music box or an instrument to make music.
Blow, Faraway, Blow!
57. Blow, Faraway, Blow!
November 9, 2006
Two pirates learn to be patient as they wait for the wind to blow their sails.
The Magic Bear
56. The Magic Bear
November 8, 2006
A sculptor named Marmaduke is not happy with his latest statue but discovers that in the moonlight the statue becomes his best work yet.
Three Wishes for Faraway
55. Three Wishes for Faraway
November 7, 2006
A lovely fairy shows Silvius the bunny that sometimes the best thing to be is yourself.
Follow Me! Follow Me!
54. Follow Me! Follow Me!
November 6, 2006
A beautiful butterfly and Gordon Golightly encourage a neighbour to get out and enjoy life.
Lighthouse Land
53. Lighthouse Land
November 3, 2006
Grandpa Davey shows his grandchildren that even when it is raining outside you can use your imagination to travel anywhere.
The Sun Will Always Shine
52. The Sun Will Always Shine
November 2, 2006
Mrs Drinkwater enlists the help of her friend the sun to help make her flowers grow.
The Two Brave Knights
51. The Two Brave Knights
November 1, 2006
Two Brave Knights travel deep into the forest to rescue the town's clock from a mischievous dragon.
Playing by the Rules
50. Playing by the Rules
October 31, 2006
Three friends discover that playing games is much more fun when everyone plays by the rules.
Watch It Grow
49. Watch It Grow
October 30, 2006
Miguel the corn farmer thinks up a plan to keep a greedy goose from eating his crop.
Sometimes It's Good to Be Slow
48. Sometimes It's Good to Be Slow
October 27, 2006
Mr Tearaway learns from his friend Mr Meander that sometimes going slow is the best way to go.
The Very Best Present
47. The Very Best Present
October 26, 2006
A princess who has everything discovers the best present of all is friendship.
Who Wants a New Hat?
46. Who Wants a New Hat?
October 25, 2006
Mr and Mrs Milliner discover a creative new use for their hats.
For the Love of Trees
45. For the Love of Trees
October 24, 2006
Emily the artist learns the importance of not wasting paper.
Saved by the Wool
44. Saved by the Wool
October 23, 2006
Jacob and his father get lost in the woods while flying a kite and his mother comes to the rescue unwinding a wool trail to find their way home.
Clubbing Together
43. Clubbing Together
October 20, 2006
Three friends realize the best club is one that everyone can be a part of and form The Best Friends Club.
I Want to Be Bigger
42. I Want to Be Bigger
October 19, 2006
Little Ned has always wanted to be big but he discovers that sometimes it's good to be small.
It's All in the Mix
41. It's All in the Mix
October 18, 2006
Two painters discover a world of many colours after they accidentally mix some paints together.
The Mayor's Parade
40. The Mayor's Parade
October 17, 2006
Two mad professors try and re-invent the wheel using different shapes but discover that nothing works as well as a circle.
Uncle Miscellania
39. Uncle Miscellania
October 16, 2006
Uncle Miscellania collects pretty things but it's his nephews that show him that with a little imagination they can be a lot of fun too.
The Lost Voice
38. The Lost Voice
October 13, 2006
Arabella, the famous Opera singer loses her voice and her two good friends go in search of it.
Pulling Together
37. Pulling Together
October 12, 2006
Farmer Hazletree discovers that working together as a team makes things easier and much more fun.
Mr Hammer and Mr Spanner
36. Mr Hammer and Mr Spanner
October 11, 2006
Mr Hammer and Mr Spanner show that with a little imagination and know-how you can make a warm cozy home just about anywhere.
The Friendly Caterpillar
35. The Friendly Caterpillar
October 10, 2006
Two proud and boastful plants discover that there are more important things than just being beautiful on the outside.
Umbrellas Up! Umbrellas Down!
34. Umbrellas Up! Umbrellas Down!
October 7, 2006
On a very special picnic a mother discovers that although its good to be prepared sometimes its better to just enjoy the moment.
What Noise Am I Making?
33. What Noise Am I Making?
October 6, 2006
A little boy discovers that sometimes the best noise to listen to is the sound of peace and quiet.
The Princess Who Couldn't Choose
32. The Princess Who Couldn't Choose
October 5, 2006
A princess who cannot decide learns that when it comes to friends in need there is only one decision to make and that is to help them out.
At Least It Isn't the Elephants
31. At Least It Isn't the Elephants
October 4, 2006
A rickety old wizard discovers with help from his friends that life can be enjoyable without a rickety old wand and its unpredictable magic.
Neptune's Visit
30. Neptune's Visit
August 25, 2006
A little mermaid is feeling down in the dumps until she discovers she has a special talent all of her own.
Sebastian's Spring Fair
29. Sebastian's Spring Fair
October 3, 2006
A little boy has the time of his life when the spring fair comes to town.
The Giant Who Had No Manners
28. The Giant Who Had No Manners
October 2, 2006
A rude and cranky giant learns from a friendly little elf that manners can make a world of difference.
All Together Now
27. All Together Now
September 29, 2006
Three best friends discover that you don't need instruments to make a band.
The Best Birthday Party Ever
26. The Best Birthday Party Ever
September 28, 2006
It's the King's Birthday and every year he has a themed wonderful party, but this year he is having trouble deciding what the best theme should be.
The Big Gold Cup
25. The Big Gold Cup
September 27, 2006
It's time for the annual running race and once again Alfonso is sure he will win the Big Gold Cup.
The Greedy Elf
24. The Greedy Elf
September 26, 2006
When Hector the greedy elf is granted some wishes by the 'Fairy of Happiness', his brother Boris realises just how greedy Hector is.
There's a Dragon in My Bed
23. There's a Dragon in My Bed
September 25, 2006
Harry discovers that by using his imagination he can have wonderful adventures and even make friends with a dragon.
Let Me Tell You a Story
22. Let Me Tell You a Story
September 22, 2006
Charlie likes to read aloud, but unfortunately the library (where everything must be quiet) is not the place to do it.
Monkeys Don't Eat Soup
21. Monkeys Don't Eat Soup
September 21, 2006
Mrs Fullalove finds a lost monkey and decides to take care of him.
Copy Parrot
20. Copy Parrot
September 20, 2006
A little parrot learns to talk by mimicking his big sister.
The Last Orange
19. The Last Orange
September 15, 2006
When Matty and Mabel fly their kite into Isaac the Gardener's orange tree, they knock the last orange off the tree.
Magic My Way
18. Magic My Way
September 18, 2006
Maximus Magicus gives magic lessons to his two assistants Cosmo and Stella. An impatient Stella decides to take things into her own hands with disastrous results.
Land Ahoy!
17. Land Ahoy!
September 19, 2006
Captain Blunderbeard and Ned Stormcloud are sailing the seas in search of Esmeralda Island when their ship hits a rock and begins to sink!
The Queen's Dance
16. The Queen's Dance
September 14, 2006
When the Queen asks three famous dancers to create a brand new dance, the dancers cannot agree over whose dancing style is the best.
I Want a Frizzle
15. I Want a Frizzle
September 13, 2006
Young Zoopa wants a pet Frizzle and is overjoyed when she finds one. But looking after a Frizzle takes a lot of work.
Cooking up a Storm
14. Cooking up a Storm
September 12, 2006
The Captain and his First Mate love two things - to dance the hornpipe, and to eat! But the more they eat, the less dancing they can do.
Someone to Sing to Me
13. Someone to Sing to Me
September 11, 2006
A young girl with a beautiful singing voice is asked to travel to the Emperor's castle to sing for him. But who will sing to her elderly father while she is away?
The Three Musicians
12. The Three Musicians
September 9, 2006
Once upon a time there were three musicians - a strummer, a tooter and a shaker. The shaker so loved shaking that she would not stop, much to the annoyance of her fellow musicians.
I Can't Go to Sleep
11. I Can't Go to Sleep
September 8, 2006
Little William's parents tried all sorts of things to help him settle at night, but it wasn't until they told him a story that William fell into a lovely, deep sleep.
My Own Special Picture
10. My Own Special Picture
September 7, 2006
An art-loving Prince shows an artist and his sister that a picture can look like different things to different people.
The Surprise Laugh
9. The Surprise Laugh
September 6, 2006
The King and Queen have forgotten how to laugh. That is until, quite unexpectedly, a funny little bird hatches out of an egg in the garden and makes them laugh out loud.
8. Bingle-Bongle-Boo
September 5, 2006
When a rocket lands in the town square, the Mayor's daughter realizes that she (and her fellow townsfolk) can communicate with the alien despite their different languages.
One, Two, Three Jump
7. One, Two, Three Jump
September 4, 2006
Baby Penguin likes to jump, much to his parents' amusement. But when the frozen river thaws, Father penguin and Mother penguin realise the only way to cross is for Baby to teach them how to jump.
Jealous Jack
6. Jealous Jack
September 1, 2006
Jack realises it can be fun having a little brother after all.
Messy Mountain
5. Messy Mountain
August 31, 2006
Messy Monica shows her tidy neighbours that sometimes junk can be recycled to make something useful and new.
Make Me a Rainbow
4. Make Me a Rainbow
August 28, 2006
A poor, generous fisherman finds a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
The Three Elephants
3. The Three Elephants
August 30, 2006
Deep in the jungle three elephants - one very big, one big and one small - discover that being the biggest is not always the best.
Frown Town
2. Frown Town
August 29, 2006
When a clown appears in Frown Town he shows the locals how to have fun. It's not long before Frown Town becomes Clown Town!
Snowy Story
1. Snowy Story
August 24, 2006
In the Arctic Circle three explorers realise they can solve their problems by sharing their supplies.
Where to Watch Five Minutes More
Five Minutes More is available for streaming on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Five Minutes More on demand at Amazon and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 24, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (32)