Grandpa in My Pocket

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  • 2009
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.5  (256)

Grandpa in My Pocket is a British children's television series produced by the BBC and aired on the CBeebies channel. The show premiered on CBeebies in 2009 and ran for 4 seasons until its conclusion in 2012. The show stars James Bolam as Grandpa and follows the adventures of his grandson, Jason Mason.

The premise of the show revolves around Grandpa's magic shrinking cap, which allows him to shrink down to the size of a toy and enter Jason's pocket. While in Jason's pocket, Grandpa can solve problems and help Jason out of sticky situations without anyone else noticing. The show also features a cast of other quirky characters, including Jason's parents, Mr. Whoops (the town's clumsy store owner), and several of Jason's friends.

Each episode of the show follows a similar structure, with Grandpa using his shrinking cap to help Jason out of a dilemma or solve a problem that has arisen in the town. Grandpa's interventions are usually preceded by Jason or one of his friends expressing their concern about a problem that needs to be solved, and Grandpa using his magic to secretly enter Jason's pocket and deploy his magical powers.

While the main focus of each episode is on Grandpa's interventions and the problem-solving aspect of the show, there is also a strong emphasis on the importance of family, friends, and community. The show emphasizes the importance of these values, with grandpa being a constant positive figure in Jason's life, always helping Jason and his friends with their problems.

One of the unique aspects of Grandpa in My Pocket is the way in which it blends humor and fantasy with real-world problems. The show's overall tone is light-hearted and fun, but it also touches on issues that children frequently face in their lives.

For example, in one episode, Grandpa must help Jason and his friend defeat the town bully, who has been causing trouble for the boys at school. In another episode, Grandpa helps Jason's dad overcome his fear of water and learn to swim. In both cases, the show presents the problem in a manner that children can relate to, providing a framework for kids to explore their own feelings and experiences.

The show's cast is uniformly excellent, with James Bolam's portrayal of Grandpa being a particular highlight. Bolam imbues the character with warmth and wisdom, making him a perfect role model for young viewers. The supporting cast is equally strong, with the various townspeople adding to the show's sense of humor and whimsy.

Overall, Grandpa in My Pocket is a charming and entertaining children's show that manages to combine fun and fantasy with real-world issues in a way that is both engaging and educational. Perfect for young viewers and parents looking for a show that both entertains and teaches valuable lessons, it's easy to see why the show has remained popular with its target audience for over a decade.

Grandpa in My Pocket is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (61 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2009.

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More Than a Biscuit For McWhisket
9. More Than a Biscuit For McWhisket
February 23, 2011
Great Aunt Loretta has invited a celebrity chef to the house to try some of her ghastly recipes. As things start to go wrong, Grandpa cooks up some magic to save the day.
Mr Mentor's Marvelicious Inventing Club
8. Mr Mentor's Marvelicious Inventing Club
February 22, 2011
Jason has chicken pox and has to miss Mr Mentor's Inventing Club. Grandpa goes to help Jemima, only to find that Floyd wants to do some inventing too.
No Help For Alvin
7. No Help For Alvin
February 21, 2011
Cousin Alvin is looking after the toyshop for Mr Whoops and claims he doesn't need any help. But Grandpa knows better!
Captain Dumbletwit Box of Tricks
6. Captain Dumbletwit Box of Tricks
February 18, 2011
Mum's latest hobby is making games for the whole family to play. When Great Aunt Loretta starts cheating, little Max doesn't like it. So Grandpa plays a few tricks of his own.
Lenora The Explora
5. Lenora The Explora
February 17, 2011
Lenora the Explorer comes to Sunnysands in search of the Blue Big Beaked Bonglebird and she won't leave until she finds it. Grandpa realises he'll have to help out.
Boom A Boom
4. Boom A Boom
February 16, 2011
The family is taking part in a singing concert at Miss Smiley's Cafe. Opera singer Madame Vibrato tries to help everyone make the music come alive. And sure enough, it does!
Lighthouse View, As Good As New
3. Lighthouse View, As Good As New
February 15, 2011
Bubbles the Babysitter has to handle some surprise visitors who want to buy the Mason's house! Grandpa decides they must be stopped.
No Ordinary Pig
2. No Ordinary Pig
February 14, 2011
Dad sorts out the attic and finds Grandpa's old piggy bank. He gives it to Mr Mentor the Inventor who discovers to his delight that this is no ordinary pig!
Where to Watch Grandpa in My Pocket
Grandpa in My Pocket is available for streaming on the Cbeebies website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Grandpa in My Pocket on demand at The Roku Channel Free.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (256)