Bob the Builder is a British-American children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series Bob appears as a building contractor specializing in masonry in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised work-vehicles and equipment (all made of clay). The show is broadcast in many countries, but originates from the United Kingdom where Bob is voiced by English actor Neil Morrissey. The show was later created using CGI animation starting with the spin-off series Ready, Steady, Build!.

In each episode, Bob and his group help with renovations, construction, and repairs and with other projects as needed. The show emphasizes conflict resolution, co-operation, socialization and various learning skills. Bob's catchphrase is "Can we fix it?", to which the other characters respond with "Yes we can!" This phrase is also the title of the show's theme song, which was a million-selling number one hit in the UK.

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Impact Edit

Bob the Builder was nominated in the BAFTA "Pre-school animation" category from 1999 to 2009 FR3,RTE and BBC/CBeebies, and 2016-pre TF1,SRG and Channel 5 "Children's Animation" category in 2003 for the special episode "A Christmas to Remember".[3] Of the show's success, Sarah Ball said:


Bob the Builder has been parodied by Robot Chicken in the episode "More Blood, More Chocolate", and by Comedy Inc. as Bodgy Builder.

Bob was also parodied on Cartoon Network's MAD in the episode "S'UP / Mouse M.D." In the episode when Mickey Mouse portrays Gregory House he goes to perform surgery on Bob who smashed his thumb asking similar to his famous catchphrase "Can we fix it?" Mickey then replies no and orders for it to be amputated. He later appears in another episode when Bob interacts with Manny from Handy Manny after they get into a fender bender and get into an argument with Bob saying "Stop copying my show!" He leaves then someone tells Manny he just got built. In another episode, "Kung Fu Blander / Destroy Bob the Builder Destroy", Mad parodies Bob the Builder and Destroy Build Destroy. In the episode, Andrew W.K. of Destroy Build Destroy, is portrayed as being a jerk towards Bob. Andrew destroys everything Bob builds. In the end, Bob transforms his construction vehicles into Build-Tron (a parody of Voltron). A New Yorker cartoon shows a parent in a toy store asking for toys depicting Alex the Architect, supposedly a white-collar equivalent to Bob the Builder.

Some have complained about technical errors and lack of proper safety practices in the programme, especially the absence of protective eyewear.[5] However, in later episodes, Bob is seen using safety glasses.

Characters Edit

Humans Edit

  • Bob the Builder (catchphrase: "Can we fix it?") is a General Contractor

and head of his own construction yard based in Bobsville and later in Sunflower Valley and now Fixham Harbour. Bob is from a family of builders - his father Robert is also a builder and so was his grandfather Billy. He is assisted by Wendy and a host of anthropomorphic vehicles in various projects in and around the town. He is the owner of Pilchard the Cat and he is not good with computers. Some of the problems in the show arise from Bob's habit of forgetting to turn his mobile phone on. Bob is voiced by Neil Morrissey in the UK and in the US, he is voiced by William Dufris, Greg Proops, and Marc Silk. Bob the Builder

  • Wendy is Bob's business partner

who runs the office and keeps the business in order, and often organizes tools and equipment. She is also seen doing construction work in many episodes. Wendy is often worried about Bob's cat, Pilchard, as shown in the episode Pilchard in a Pickle and in the song Find That Cat. Wendy is voiced by Kate Harbour in the UK and by Lorelei King in the US.

  • Spud (Voiced by Rob Rackstraw) is a mischievous scarecrow

on Farmer Pickles' farm who tries to help Bob and the crew. Often he causes more problems than he solves, but it usually all works out in the end. It is Spud who needs to learn to be patient, not to eat all of the food, not to take things from other characters, etc. Spud has a habit of trying to do work and with his limited intelligence getting it wrong and spoiling materials. (male voice; catchphrase: "OK, Farmer Pickles" and "Spud's on the job Bob!"

  • Farmer Pickles is a nearby farmer, and a good friend of Bob

who often helps out in construction projects with Bob. He is the owner of Travis the tractor, Sumsy the forklift, Packer the truck, Scruffty the dog, and Spud the scarecrow. Farmer Pickles is voiced by Neil Morrissey.

Recurring human characters Edit

  • Dot – Bob's Mother and also Robert(Bob's Dad)'s Wife
  • Mrs. Broadbent – A Bobsville resident and neighbour of Bob. She is voiced by Kate Harbour.
  • Mr. Beasley – A Bobsville and later Sunflower Valley resident and a frequent customer
  • Mr. Bernard Bentley – The Bobsville town building inspector and later Mayor of Sunflower Valley and then Fixham Harbour building inspector, and Barbara Bentley's husband. He is voiced by Rob Rackstraw.
  • Mrs. Barbara Bentley – Bernard Bentley's wife.
  • Mr. Dixon – Postman and brother to a famous football goalkeeper
  • Mr. Jeremy Ellis – Bobsville Museum manager
  • JJ – Parts supplier and Hamish's new owner. He is Jamaican. He is voiced by Colin McFarlane.
  • Molly – JJ's daughter
  • Mrs. Percival – School headteacher. She is voiced by Kate Harbour.
  • Mrs. Potts – a Bobsville resident and owner of Tommy the Tortoise. She is voiced by Kate Harbour.
  • Mr. Angelo Sabatini – Runs the local pizza shop and cater Sunflower valley Bakery
  • Mr. David Mockney – Fixham Harbour Museum manager.
  • Robert – Bob's Dad also a Builder Married to Dot

Minor human characters Edit

  • Mr. Costello – Drive-in movie manager
  • David Dixon – Famous Football goalkeeper and brother to Mr. Dixon
  • Dora – Bob's aunt. She is never seen.
  • Doris – Mr. Ellis' aunt. In Bob's Aunt, Bob picks up the

letter which is wet and he thinks Aunt Dora is coming and then later on, they find out that it's not Aunt Dora, but Mr. Ellis's aunt Doris.

  • Dorothy – Bob and Tom's mother. She is voiced by June Whitfield.
  • Mr. Fothergill – A Bobsville resident, the computer repair

man and Hamish's first owner. He gave Hamish to JJ and Molly after he doscovered that he was allergic to him. He is voiced by Rob Rackstraw.

  • Jenny – Wendy's sister
  • Mavis the Postwoman – postwoman. She is mentioned only in Buffalo Bob and Scruffty the Detective but never seen.
  • Marjorie – The new manager at Farmer Pickles's factory
  • Pam Goody – Runs the Arts Centre
  • Robert – Bob and Tom's father
  • Tom – Bob's fraternal twin brother
  • Mrs. Sophia Sabatini – Mr Sabatini's wife
  • Mr. Stevens – An archaeologist
  • Mr. Williams – An airport manager
  • Sandy Beach – A cave expert and friend of Mr. Ellis. He speaks in an American accent and has long hair in a ponytail. He is voiced by Rupert Degas.
  • Jana von Strudel – She yodelled with Roley. She is Austrian and speaks in a German accent. She's also the owner of Zoomer.

Project: Build It recurring human characters Edit

  • Annie Pickles – She is a seaweed farmer and Farmer Pickle's cousin.
  • Meg McDonald – She is a dairy farmer and is Piper's aunt as well as the owner of Dodger.
  • Baz – He is a sheep shearer and Farmer Pickles' cousin.
  • Pablo – Mr Sabatini's brother.
  • Sunny – The daughter of Marjorie and the twin brother of Saffron.
  • Saffron – The son of Marjorie and the twin sister of Sunny.
  • Cassie – The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sabatini and the twin sister of Carlos.
  • Carlos – The son of Mr. and Mrs. Sabatini and the twin brother of Cassie.
  • Piper McDonald – He is Meg's nephew and assists her with her dairy products.

Animals Edit

  • Pilchard (voiced by Kate Harbour) - Bob's pet cat. She likes to stay at the yard and occasionally rides in Dizzy's mixer.
  • Scruffty - Farmer Pickles' pet dog.
  • Bird - Roley's best friend, who goes "Toot, toot."
  • Birdie - Roley's new friend in Sunflower Valley.

Main vehicle characters Edit

Original series Edit

Construction vehicles Edit

  • Scoop – a backhoe loader. Scoop is the leader of the machines.
Color: Yellow
Gender: Male, female in Swedish and Polish versions
Catchphrase: "No prob, Bob!"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (UK), Alan Marriott and David Menkin (US)
  • Muck – a dump truck who has an additional blade of a bulldozer. Muck often acts before thinking and subsequently gets in trouble for it.
Color: Red
Gender: Male in UK, female in US version
Catchphrase: "Muck to the rescue!"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (UK), Lorelei King, Lachele Carl, and Sophie Aldred (US)
  • Lofty – a crane.

Lofty lacks the confidence shown by the others; he is hesitant and timid, but with the encouragement of the team comes through in the end.

Color: Blue
Gender: Male in UK, female in US version
Catchphrase: "Err, yeah, I think so!," usually said in response to the question "Can we fix it?"
Voiced by: Neil Morrissey (UK), Sonya Leite and Emma Tate (US)
  • Dizzy – a little cement mixer. Dizzy is portrayed as the youngest in the yard until Scratch was introduced. She is eager, curious, and easily excitable.
Color: Orange & Black
Gender: Female
Catchphrase: "Brilliant!"
Voiced by: Kate Harbour (UK), Lorelei King (US)
  • Roley – a steamroller who loves to make up songs and frequently spins his eyes when he is excited.
Color: Green
Gender: Male, female in US and Swedish version
Catchphrase: "Rock and roll!"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (UK), Maria Darling (US)

Other vehicles Edit

  • Travis Tractor – a tractor.

Travis is owned by Farmer Pickles, and is often seen pulling a wood sided trailer. He helps out the crew when they need it and keeps an eye on Spud the scarecrow.

Color: Turquoise
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Travis Tractor's my name, moving loads is my game." and "OK, Farmer Pickles."
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw (UK), Alan Marriott (US)

Project: Build It! Edit

  • Scrambler – a quadbike (ATV). Scrambler was won by Bob for designing Sunflower Valley's new settlement.
Color: Dark Blue
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Let's Scram!" "Awesome!" and "Cool as a Mule"
Voiced by: Rupert Degas & Alan Marriott
  • Benny – a small excavator. Benny looks up to Scoop. He speaks in a British accent. He is the second youngest of the team.[1]
Color: Magenta
Gender: Male, Female UK and US Versions and JAP dub
Catchphrase: "Unreal banana peel" or "It's unreal, banana peel!" in reference to Scoop's yellow color
Voiced by: Emma Tate

Ready, Steady, Build! Edit

  • Scratch (Voiced by Kate Harbour & Jo Wyatt)– A small digger who is currently the youngest of the team.
Color: Light Blue
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "I'm part of the team!"
Voiced by: Kate Harbour

Recurring vehicle characters Edit

Original series Edit

  • Skip – a deposit dump truck. Skip belongs to JJ.
Color: Greenish-Yellow
Gender: Male
Voiced by:Neil Morrissey
  • Trix – a forklift. Just like Skip, Trix belongs to JJ.
Color: Light-Purple
Gender: Female
Catchphrase: "Easy peasy!"
Voiced by: Kate Harbour
  • Scoot - a snowmobile. Scoot Belongs to Tom.
Color: Yellow and Black
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Christmas, here we come!"
Voiced by:Rob Rackstraw

Project: Build It! Edit

  • Zoomer - a snowmobile.
Color: Purple and Black
Gender: Male
Voiced by:Rupert Degas
  • Sumsy – a forklift

who greatly resembles Trix (may be the same model), explaining her absence in Project Build-It. Sumsy is owned by Farmer Pickles and works at his factory.

Color: Maroon and Yellow-striped
Gender: Female
Catchphrase: "I can pack 'em, I can stack 'em!"
Voiced by: Kate Harbour
  • Packer – a semi-trailer truck. Packer is owned by Farmer Pickles and has two trailers, a flatbed and a covered trailer resembling the 1988 Freightliner FL50.

He delivers for all of Sunflower Valley. (male voice; catchphrases: "Pick up and Deliver!" and "Pack me up and watch me go-go")[2]

Color: Red
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Pick up and Deliver!" and "Pack me up and watch me go-go"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
  • Dodger – a pickup truck, who looks similar to the 1930s Ford

truck due to his shape. Dodger is owned by Meg and is used to carry milk. He has a crane with a grabber that lifts the milk. His horn makes strange honking sounds that the rest of the team find funny.[3]

Color: Light-Blue and White
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Dodger Delivers"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
  • Tumbler – a concrete transport truck. He is the loudest machine on Bob's team. He is big and can do big things that Dizzy can't.[4]
Color: Green and Orange-Yellow
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "I'm a Rumblin' and a Tumblin'" and "Rollin' and a Tumblin'"
Voiced by: Rupert Degas
  • Flex – a cherry picker. Flex tends to have an extensive knowledge of plants and loves Horticulture. He has a Northern Irish accent.[5]
Color: Yellow
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Fantastic Flex!"
Voiced by: Rupert Degas
  • Bristle – a street sweeper.

Bristle is very eager to help out the others by doing jobs often ahead of the team. Bristle seems to whistle very often. He also tends to be a neat freak.[6]

Color: Grey and Blue
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Clean as a whistle" or "Clean as a whistle bristle, that's me!"
Voiced by: Rupert Degas
  • Splasher – an amphibious car, who works at Bobland Bay.[7]
Color: Yellow & Blue
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Never fear, Super Splasher is here!"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
  • Gripper – a crane. Gripper speaks with a Scouse accent (southern drawl

in US dub). Gripper and Grabber refer to the other characters as "mate" ("partner" in the US dub) mainly due to stereotypical behaviours.[8]

Color: Brown and Green
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Gripper and Grabber having fun together"
Voiced by: Rupert Degas
  • Grabber – a excavator. Grabber speaks with a Scouse accent (southern drawl

in US dub). Gripper and Grabber refer to the other characters as "mate" ("partner" in US dub) mainly due to stereotypical behaviours.[9]

Color: Green and Brown
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Grabber and Gripper having fun together"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
  • R Vee - a Van. He is seen in Scrambler to the Rescue.
Color: Blue
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Amazing R Vee, That's Me!"
Voiced by: Rob Rackstraw
  • Jackaroo - a Pickup Truck. He seen only in Built to Be Wild.
Color: Blue
Gender: Male

Ready Steady Build Edit

  • Rubble - a Dump Truck. He helped with the team to build a dinosaur fun park in The Big Dino Dig
Color: Yellow
Gender: Male
Catchphrase: "Okay Bob!"
Voiced by:

Other characters Edit

  • Pirate Brickbeard (Voiced by Rupert Degas) is a pirate who founded Fixham Harbour and sails in a ship called The Bonny Beard. He is believed to have hidden a golden hammer in Fixham. (male voice; catchphrase: "No one will ever find my Golden Hammer! Har har!"). He is only seen in The Legend of the Golden Hammer. He also made cameos in several Ready, Steady, Build! episodes.

Original Series Edit

The following series were originally shown on the BBC One in the CBBC portion of the schedules. Bob the Builder is now on CBeebies,[1] BBC Two and Nick Jr.. In later series, there was a two-part episode, "Bob and the Sliding Doors", where Bob, Wendy, and the crew tell caregivers (parents, teachers, nannies, etc.) how to keep children safe from sliding doors. The first part was shown at the beginning of the show after two of Bob's crew does the job and the second part was shown towards the end before two additional crew does the job. All episodes were produced by HiT Entertainment and CPTV.

Season 1 (1998 + 1999) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
1 1 "Scoop Saves the Day" Chris Trengove November 20, 1998
A dangerous thunderstorm causes havoc - roads are blocked, trees and telegraph lines are down, pipes are broken, fences are destroyed... can Bob and his team of machines repair the damage that the storm left behind?
2 2 "Bob Saves The Hedgehogs/Bob Saves The Porcupines" Chris Trengove November 27, 1998
The friendly workman and his gang help the hedgehogs/porcupines to get across a busy road.
3 3 "Pilchard in a Pickle" Diane Redmond December 3, 1998
Bob's pet cat Pilchard goes missing.
4 4 "Muck Gets Stuck" Chris Trengove December 10, 1998
Muck gets stuck in the dark tunnel, so Bob and the others struggle to get him/her out.
5 5 "Wendy's Busy Day" Diane Redmond December 17, 1998
Wendy steps in and takes over when Bob catches a cold.
6 6 "Buffalo Bob" Chris Trengove December 24, 1998
Bob takes part of in a line-dancing competition.
7 7 "Bob's Bugle" Jimmy Hibbert December 31, 1998
Bob makes himself a bugle out of some left-over bits of piping. None of the machines has the heart to tell him how awful it sounds, so they try hiding it.
8 8 "Travis Paints The Town" Diane Redmond January 5, 1999
Bob is called away from a job, leaving Roley alone with a paint machine and giving Spud the opportunity to get up to mischief.
9 9 "Travis and Scoop's Race Day" Chris Trengove January 8, 1999
Travis and Scoop have a race.
10 10 "Bob's Birthday" Ross Hastings January 15, 1999
The gang prepare a special surprise for Bob's birthday.
11 11 "Naughty Spud" Jimmy Hibbert January 22, 1999
Spud decides to borrow Bob's ladder to climb an apple tree.
12 12 "Scary Spud" Sarah Ball January 29, 1999
Spud is worried that he may no longer be scary, and to make matters worse, he loses his nose.
13 13 "Bob's Barnraising" Diane Redmond February 5, 1999
The team needs to finish constructing Farmer Pickles' barn before the rainstorm hits.

Season 2 (Mid 1999) Edit



Title Written by Original air date
14 1 "Spud the Spanner/Spud the Superwrench" Ben Randall June 4, 1999
Spud is bored of being a scarecrow and he takes Bob's toolbox to try to change himself, unaware that he will come apart.
15 2 "Wallpaper Wendy" Jimmy Hibbert June 11, 1999
Bob decorates Mr. Broadbent's new flat, but as he has never decorated before, he ends up making a complete mess.
16 3 "Runaway Roley" Jimmy Hibbert June 18, 1999
Roley ​​​​loses the brakes in the morning and sleep-rolls out of the yard and causes destruction everywhere. He crashes into the lamps, signs, walls, etc. Bob, Wendy and the machines have to guide Roley back to the yard without waking him up.
17 4 "Bob's Big Surprise" Chris Trengove June 25, 1999
While Wendy is away, Bob and the gang give her garden a make-over.
18 5 "Dizzy's Statues" Diane Redmond July 1, 1999
Bob ​​​​​​has to put up bollards around the town hall and put up Mrs. Pott's garden statues at the same time. Dizzy tries to help, but gets very mixed up.
19 6 "Lofty to the Rescue" Chris Trengove July 8, 1999
Lofty is afraid of going over the bridge because of his fear of heights, but when Spud (who Lofty is also afraid of) falls off the bridge and into a tree while he plays with Scoop and Muck, Lofty has to overcome his fears and rescue him.
20 7 "Wendy's Big Match" Simon Jowett July 15, 1999
Bob is preparing for a "Brightest Building Yard" competition. But when Spud kicks a ball at Wendy, the line-making machine makes a mess, forcing him to clean it up.
21 8 "Tea Set Travis" Ben Randall July 22, 1999
Bob and the gang are preparing for recycling. Farmer Pickles tells Travis to look after his old tea set, but when Spud and Travis are not around, they forget about the tea set and the gang almost recycles it.
22 9 "Dizzy's Birdwatch" Simon Jowett July 29, 1999
Dizzy watches a birds nest and sees the hatchlings emerge and learn to fly.
23 10 "Clocktower Bob" Chris Trengove August 6, 1999
While repairing a clock tower, Lofty tries to lift Bob's toolbox onto the scaffolding but accidentally knocks his ladder over on the ground. By nighttime, Bob tries to have Lofty lift his ladder back up, but Lofty gets frightened by a bat and speeds away from the clock tower in fear, leaving Bob stranded on the scaffolding for almost all night, with his phone not accessible as it is on the ground below.
24 11 "Pilchard Goes Fishing" Jimmy Hibbert August 13, 1999
Wendy is cleaning a fish tank, but when Muck comes for more cement, he crashes into the lean-to garage. When Wendy gets distracted by another job, Pilchard intends to eat Finn up.
25 12 "Wendy's Tennis Court" Diane Redmond August 20, 1999
While building a tennis court, Travis and Spud try to put the net up, but Spud finds it too heavy and falls into the wet tar.
26 13 "Bob's White Christmas" Jimmy Hibbert August 27, 1999
Bob will dress up as Father Christmas for the local school carol concert, but he loses time when Farmer Pickles gets snowed in.

Season 3 (1999 + 2000) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
27 1 "Bob's Boots" Ben Randall December 24, 1999
Bob gets some new boots. Spud, meanwhile, challenges Bird to a race and eats right out of Bob's lunchbox.
28 2 "Mucky Muck" Sarah Ball December 31, 1999
Bob tries to wash down Scoop and Muck who are both covered in mud, but Muck doesn't want to get washed because he/she loves being mucky. Travis also gets stuck in the mud and Bob, Muck and Dizzy have to rescue him.
29 3 "Bob's Day Off" Ian Carney January 5, 2000
Bob takes a day off so he can photograph the rare Blue-Crested Warbler. But when the computer breaks down, Wendy needs him back for some urgent jobs.
30 4 "Magnetic Lofty" Chris Trengove January 8, 2000
Wendy is turning an old railway line into a bicycle path and Bob is turning an old rubbish dump into a park. But while Lofty is removing the rails using a magnet, he has to retrieve Mr. Bentley's pen in the process.
31 5 "Roley's Tortoise" Diane Redmond January 15, 2000
While building a bus stop, Roley almost runs over a tortoise, he names Timmy. Dizzy reveals it belongs to Mrs. Potts, but while Bob takes some cabbages from Travis's trailer, Timmy sneaks on board.
32 6 "Special Delivery Spud" Simon Jowett January 22, 2000
Bob and Wendy have ordered new saws. However, Mr. Dixon's van breaks down so Spud tries to take over. But Spud can't read and gets all the parcels mixed up, sending them to the wrong houses.
33 7 "Pilchard's Breakfast" Jimmy Hibbert February 5, 2000
Bob's gang are building Mr. Beasley's new conservatory, but they forgot to feed Pilchard her breakfast, forcing her to fend for herself and find someone to feed her.
34 8 "Scoop's in Charge" Jimmy Hibbert February 12, 2000
Bob and Wendy are attending lunch at the town hall, so they leave Scoop in charge of building the Mayor's garage. But while Mr. Bentley inspects the work, Scoop accidentally crushes his gold watch. However, the mayor presents Bob his own gold watch. Bob consids the watch too delicate to take on building sites, so he gives it to Mr. Bentley as a replacement for his broken one. The next day Mr. Bentley brings another gold watch he got from the mayor and gives it to Bob.
35 9 "Scoop Has Some Fun" Chris Trengove March 2, 2000
Spud tries to persuade Scoop to help him play some tricks, but Spud frightens Lofty so much that he falls onto his side. Scoop thinks this was another one of Spud's tricks, but Bob decides to make sure.
36 10 "Dizzy's Crazy Paving" Diane Redmond March 10, 2000
While the machines are building a new path for Mrs. Potts, she won't let Roley work on it because she thinks he will crush all the flowerbeds. Roley decides to supervise Wendy with the hand-roller. But then Muck drops the flagstones and they break, which prompts Dizzy a bright idea.
37 11 "Spud and Squawk" Teddy Kempner and Andy Seacombe March 17, 2000
Bob, Wendy and the machines are building a new carpark. Spud is trying to shake off a persistent crow that is following him everywhere. He tries using Travis to blow it off, but while swerving to avoid Muck, he spills his load. Spud cleans it up. Meanwhile, Bob and the team finish the carpark. When Mr. Bentley comes to inspect he is pleased but the crow makes footprints all over the lovely new carpark. Bob decides to call the carpark, Crows-foot carpark. So Mr. Bentley congratulates everyone and Crows-foot carpark it is.
38 12 "Muck's Sleep-over" Ben Randall March 24, 2000
Bob's gang is working on a tunnel overnight. Muck stays at the farm with Travis, but he/she gets scared of the dark and the scary noises Spud is making and goes missing. When investigating the sound of an owl, Pilchard also goes missing and the same thing happens with Spud. The machines need to find Muck, Pilchard and Spud before they get lost.
39 13 "Trailer Travis" Ben Randall April 1, 2000
Travis is delivering a load of gravel, while Scoop helps. However, Spud unhooks the trailer to give Travis a rest and it rolls away.

Season 4 (Late 2000) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
40 1 "Roley and the Rock Star" Simon Jowett 12 September 2000
Roley gets excited when Bob builds a pond in his favorite rock star's garden.
41 2 "Scoop's Stegosaurus" Ian Carney 19 September 2000
Bob and Scoop discover some old bones in a ditch at Farmer Pickles' field. While Bob is out at the museum, Spud persuades Scoop to see some bigger bones that he found. Mr. Ellis thinks that a stegosaurus skeleton was found, but some of its bones are missing.
42 3 "Sneezing Scoop" Ruth Estevez 26 September 2000
While some tires are being dropped off for Farmer Pickles, Scoop starts sneezing, which prompts Bob he has hay fever. He sends Scoop back to the yard, but he still sneezes. Bob lets Spud figure out what is causing Scoop to sneeze.
43 4 "Roley's Animal Rescue" Chris Trengove 3 October 2000
Bob discovers a porcupine asleep in Farmer Pickles' cottage and Scoop takes it back to the yard, while Roley looks after it. But when Farmer Pickles arrives to see Wendy, Scruffty jumps out of Travis' trailer and he and Pilchard chase each other which makes Roley worried that it might wake the Porcupine.
44 5 "Scarecrow Dizzy" James Henry 10 October 2000
Bob and Wendy are working on painting Farmer Pickles' farmhouse with Dizzy guarding the wet cement. But when Spud tries to paint it, he makes a big mess.
45 6 "One Shot Wendy/Wendy Plays Golf" Simon Jowett and

Ben Randall

17 October 2000
Bob and the gang are building a crazy golf course. Wendy discovers that she has the instructions for the windmill, that Bob is preparing, yet when she phones him, he says he doesn't need them.
46 7 "Spud Lends a Hand" Ian Carney 24 October 2000
A rainwater tank is being put up next to Farmer Pickles' barn. While Bob is not around, Spud makes Lofty lift the tank into place. But instead of landing properly, it rolls down a hill and smashes a wooden boat for Wendy's nephew.
47 8 "Bob and the Bandstand" Teddy Kempner and Andy Secombe 31 October 2000
Bob's gang are preparing Farmer Pickles' bandstand. But then the sheet music falls out of Travis' trailer and Spud starts making paper airplanes with it.
48 9 "Farmer Pickles's Pigpen" Jimmy Hibbert 7 November 2000
Farmer Pickles is phoning Bob to build a doghouse for Scruffty, but he accidentally drops the phone. At the same time, Mrs. Percival phones Farmer Pickles to look after the guinea pigs over the school holiday. After Wendy answers the message, she sends the phone off with Scoop, but then he passes it onto Spud and Travis until Farmer Pickles thinks he will get many pigs delivered and he has no pigpen.
49 10 "Bob on the Run" Chris Trengove 14 November 2000
Mrs. Percival is raising money for a new clubhouse. Bob sponsors it with a Runathon and the machines sponsor it by demolishing the old pavilion.
50 11 "Forget-Me-Knot Bob" Diane Redmond 21 November 2000
Bob's personal organizer (which gives details of all of his jobs) breaks down. He tries to remind himself by tying knots in his handkerchief, but gets them mixed up.
51 12 "Scruffty the Detective" Sarah Ball 28 November 2000
A time capsule is being built for Mr. Ellis and will be buried outside the museum. However, Spud thinks it is a treasure chest and he empties the contents of it and almost buries it.
52 13 "Watercolour Wendy" Ian Carney 5 December 2000
Wendy is on her day off doing some watercolor painting, but Scruffty buries her phone.

Season 5 (Early 2001) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
53 1 "Scruffty's Big Dig" Diane Redmond 6 January 2001
Bob, Wendy and the Machines are going to Mrs. Broadbent's House who had a big hole in the wall but, Scruffty gets stuck in the rabbit hole, that Lofty needs your help to get out of the rabbit hole.
54 2 "Inspector Spud" Ross Hastings 13 January 2001
While Mr. Bentley inspects a pipe, he gets soaked. Spud tries to take over, but he has no qualifications.
55 3 "Cock-a-Doodle Spud" Diane Redmond 20 January 2001
Farmer Pickles' hen has abandoned her eggs, so Bob is building a hen coop. Spud decides to look after the chicks.
56 4 "Wendy's Surprise Party" Ruth Estevez 27 January 2001
Wendy is inviting the whole town for a barbecue party for her sister, Jenny. But the machines have just laid a garden path and they are too tired to come.
57 5 "Skateboard Spud" Ross Hastings 3 February 2001
Using an old ironing board, Spud makes a skateboard and rides it all over town. Spud Bob has just put up some traffic calming measures. When Spud comes across Bob, Dizzy, Roley and Scoop, he crashes into the dumpster. His skateboard was finally lost and broken.
58 6 "Muck's Monster" Ben Randall 10 February 2001
Muck and Dizzy are clearing a blocked drain. Muck gets spooked by gurgling noises and is convinced it is a monster.
59 7 "Spud the Dragon" Jimmy Hibbert 17 February 2001
Mrs. Percival is preparing costumes for the school play. Spud borrows the dragon costume and pretends to be a magic dragon when he sees Muck.
60 8 "Pilchard Steals the Show" James Henry 24 February 2001
Scoop notices that Farmer Pickles has entered Scruffty into the dog show, which determines him to also enter Pilchard, even though she is a cat.
61 9 "Bob's Hide" Ben Randall 3 March 2001
Bob's gang are making a bird hide at the nature reserve and also want to get a glimpse of the rare Grebe Warbler. But Spud appears instead dressed like a bird.
62 10 "Bob's Auntie" Chris Trengove 10 March 2001
Auntie Dora is coming to visit and she is a stickler for tidiness. Already the yard is in a complete mess and the machines try to clean it up, but they only make it worse.
63 11 "Bob and the Big Freeze" Simon Jowett 17 March 2001
Scoop and Wendy try to clear the roads, but they bumped into the porcupine crossing. Spud tries to skate on the frozen duck pond, but the ice is not thick enough. Dizzy sends Bob and Lofty out to rescue him.
64 12 "Clumsy Roley" Ian Carney 24 March 2001
Roley almost crushes Bob's toolbox. This causes anxiety from him to think he is always clumsy. This always makes him more accident-prone.
65 13 "Eskimo Bob/Bob of The North" Chris Trengove 31 March 2001
It is winter in the town. Bob wears a big parka to look like an Alaskan Eskimo. Wendy's sister, Jenny, visits after a ski trip.

Season 6 (Late 2001) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
66 1 "Bob's Pizza" Ian Carney 6 October 2001
Bob starts doing a pizza delivery service.
67 2 "Bob's Metal Detector" Ian Carney 13 October 2001
Bob buys a metal detector to try to look for treasure.
68 3 "Mr. Beasley's DIY Disaster" Chris Trengove 20 October 2001
Mr. Beasley has a huge disaster.
69 4 "Wendy's Removal Service" Simon Jowett 27 October 2001
Wendy starts operating a removal service.
70 5 "Lofty and the Rabbits" Ruth Estevez 3 November 2001
Lofty discovers a small family of rabbits.
71 6 "Lofty and the Giant Carrot" Jimmy Hibbert 10 November 2001
Lofty gets frightened by a giant carrot, even though it won't get him.
72 7 "Bob's Egg and Spoon Race" Diane Redmond 17 November 2001
The town is practicing for an egg and spoon race. Spud has problems trying to keep the egg on the spoon, so he cheats by using some of Bob's putty.
73 8 "Trix's Tiles" Peter Corey 24 November 2001
Bob is placing red tiles on a roof, but then a mix-up at JJ's yard causes Wendy to put green tiles on the other side of the roof.
74 9 "Mr. Sabatini's Smashing Day" Lee Pressman 1 December 2001
Mr. Sabatini gets a new Soccer ball, but he accidentally kicks it through his shop window. J.J. and Bob go to replace it with a new pane.
75 10 "Roley to the Rescue" James Henry 8 December 2001
Bird is trapped and Roley has to rescue him.
76 11 "Spud's Big Splash" Polly Churchill 15 December 2001
Spud jumps into a puddle and the splash ruins Bob's paint job.
77 12 "Spud the Musketeer" Julie Jones 22 December 2001
After Spud sees a poster for the school play, he thinks he would like to be a musketeer. He decides to use a fence post as a sword, but when he does, all the sheep escape.
78 13 "Wendy's Magic Birthday" Guy Halifax 29 December 2001
It's Wendy's Birthday, but she does not want any fuss. Bob organizes a magic Birthday show for her instead.

Season 7 (Early 2002) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
79 1 "Mr. Beasley's New Friends" Julie Jones 21 January 2002
Mr. Beasley makes some new friends.
80 2 "Spud the Pilot" Simon Jowett 28 January 2002
JJ loses his remote control airplane. Spud finds it and becomes a pilot.
81 3 "Trix and the Otters" Lee Price 4 February 2002
Molly sees a family of otters. Trix decides to watch them also, but then they see a big shiny machine. Muck devises a good way to watch them.
82 4 "Speedy Skip" Chris Trengove 11 February 2002
Skip moves too fast and he causes trouble for the gang. He races and speeds around some parts of town.
83 5 "Mr. Ellis' Art Exhibition" Diane Redmond 18 February 2002
Mr. Ellis' new exhibition gets ruined. Everything has to be done before something gets worse.
84 6 "Bob and the Badgers" Sarah Ball 25 February 2002
Farmer Pickles needs a fence built to keep the rabbits off his cabbages. But this also blocks the badgers' path to the stream.
85 7 "Bob and the Goalie" Glenn Dakin 4 March 2002
Bob's gang is building an exercise park which Mr. Dixon's brother, David Dixon, will open. Bob and Spud think they are no good at soccer.
86 8 "Dizzy Goes Camping" Phil Walker 11 March 2002
Dizzy goes out camping.
87 9 "Pilchard's Pets" Jimmy Hibbert 18 March 2002
Pilchard meets some tiny creatures and decides to treat them like pets.
88 10 "Snowman Scoop" James Henry 25 March 2002
Scoop wants to enter the snowman competition, but he needs to fix a burst pipe outside Mr. Sabatini's house. The noses for the snowmen start disappearing.
89 11 "Lofty's Long Load" Guy Halifax 1 April 2002
Bob is building a through-lounge for Mr. and Mrs. Bentley. Lofty carries the long metal girder. Dizzy and Trix decide to have a race and in the process the girder damages the sides of the bridge.
90 12 "Hamish's New Home" Simon Jowett 8 April 2002
Hamish gets a new home.
91 13 "Dizzy the Sheepdog" Diane Redmond 15 April 2002
Dizzy helps Farmer Pickles by trying to act like a sheepdog.

Season 8 (Late 2002) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
92 1 "Bob the Photographer" Carter Crocker 17 September 2002
Bob takes some pictures of the town.
93 2 "Mr. Bentley's Trains" Sarah Ball 24 September 2002
Mrs. Bentley loses the toy train which he thinks are special to him.
94 3 "Wendy's Night Out" Mark Zaslove 1 October 2002
Wendy goes out for a night on the town.
95 4 "Racing Muck" James Henry 8 October 2002
Muck suddenly goes in a racing mood.
96 5 "Mr. Beasley's Noisy Pipes" Peter Corey 15 October 2002
Mr. Beasley plays the bagpipes, but they distract other residents.
97 6 "Lofty's Jungle Fun" Julie Jones 22 October 2002
Lofty imagines what it would be like to be in the jungle.
98 7 "Ballroom Bob" Phil Walker 29 October 2002
Bob gets some secret dance lessons from Mrs. Percival, but he realises that he can't dance the salsa until an outdoor dancefloor is built.
99 8 "Molly's Fashion Show" Lee Price 5 November 2002
Molly hosts a fashion show, but it then goes wrong.
100 9 "Spud and the Doves" Peter Corey 12 November 2002
Spud gets some trouble with doves.
101 10 "First Aid Molly" Morgan Kempner 19 November 2002
Molly takes a first aid job at wanting to be a doctor.
102 11 "Mr. Bentley: Dog Sitter" Jimmy Hibbert 26 November 2002
Mr. Bentley is dog sitting, but the dog escapes.
103 12 "Travis Gets Lucky" Diane Redmond 3 December 2002
Travis starts having a lucky day.
104 13 "Scruffty on Guard" Glenn Dakin 10 December 2002
Scruffty is guarding duty, but he soon gets distracted.

Season 9 (2003) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
105 1 "Bob the Farmer" Andrew Brenner 4 February 2003
Bob takes care of Mr. Pickles' farm while he goes to a county fair.
106 2 "Mr. Bentley's Winter Fair" Teddy Kempner and

Andy Secombe

9 February 2003
Mr. Bentley has a winter fair.
107 3 "Lofty the Artist" James Henry 16 February 2003
Wendy decorates the library, and Lofty is so impressed that he decides to paint a picture as well - but he soon finds that being an artist is harder than it looks.
108 4 "Spud's Statue" Simon Jowett 23 February 2003
Spud breaks Molly's statue, so he tries to make a new one out of Bob's building materials only to leave Bob without the wood to fix the pavilion.
109 5 "Pilchard and the Field Mice" Ross Hastings 7 March 2003
Pilchard causes havoc on a job to mend a rotten beam in a cottage when she finds some mice living there.
110 6 "Trix's Pumpkin Pie" Marc Seal 14 March 2003
Trix tries to help Bob build a climbing frame while she also is looking after Farmer Pickles' giant pumpkin pie.
111 7 "Where's Muck?" Phil Walker 21 March 2003
Bob and the gang are building the road connecting When Muck tries to find the Bird.
112 8 "Travis's Busy Day" Glenn Dakin 4 April 2003
Bob and the Gang are building the new workshop while Travis gets busy at Bobsville.
113 9 "Muck's Surprise" Marc Seal 11 April 2003
Bob's gang builds a summer house as an anniversary present for Mrs Bentley, but Muck nearly ruins the surprise.
114 10 "Skip's Big Idea" Carter Crocker 18 April 2003
Skip wishes he could come up with good ideas, while Bob is renovating the old mill.
115 11 "Roley's Important Job" Karl Geurs

Lisa Melbye

25 April 2003
Bob and the gang convert a house into a delicatessen, but there's nothing for Roley to do. Fortunately, some birds give him an idea to make him feel useful again.
116 12 "Trix and the Bug" Mark Zaslove 2 May 2003
Bob builds a cinema, and a fake giant bug is sent to promote a new film. However, Trix causes chaos in the town when she borrows the insect to help Spud scare the birds.
117 13 "Scoop the Disco Digger" Diane Redmond 9 May 2003
The team is having a Tropical Beach Party and Dizzy teaches Scoop how to dance.

Project: Build It (2005-2010) Edit

This show was centered around Bob and his crew's adventures in their new home of Sunflower Valley. Many new machines were introduced, and throughout the episodes Bob always tried to be eco-friendly. The show's intro begins with one of Bob's crew and one of other machines doing the job before Wendy and Bob wave good morning and begin their jobs. The show ends with Bob's crew going to sleep and Wendy and Bob waving good night before one of Bob's crew and one of other trucks does the job. All episodes were produced by HiT Entertainment, PBS and Nick Jr.

Season 10 (Mid 2005) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
118 1 "Bob's Big Plan" Sarah Ball May 2, 2005
Bob enters a competition to design a town, and decides to make his design as environmentally friendly as possible, only to discover, when he wins the contest, that the prize is the job of building it. (22 min special) (Also, even though it's an episode of Project: Build It, the opening for the UK version is the same from the original series. Same for the credits.)
119 2 "Bob's Fresh Start" Marc Seal May 3, 2005
Bob's crew are nervous as they start work on the Sunflower Valley project, but Muck claims not to be afraid. However, his/her confidence soon disappears when he/she and Spud get lost in the woods
120 3 "Lofty's Shelter"

Sarah Ball
(Storyline by Lorelei King)

May 4, 2005
Lofty finds it hard to tell Bob that he wants a place in the new machine shelter.
121 4 "Dizzy and the Talkie Talkie" Marc Seal May 5, 2005
Bob digs a well and Wendy brings the team radio headsets, which soon come in handy when Muck gets lost.
122 5 "Scoop's Recruit" Sarah Ball May 6, 2005
Scoop looks for someone to take over Wendy's job at the yard and Bob's dad is the one to do it.
123 6 "Where's Robert?" Sarah Ball May 9, 2005
Bob's dad slows him down, making Bob wonder how they are going to get everything done in time, but there is more to worry about when the older man disappears at the recycling plant.
124 7 "Wendy's Welcome" Sarah Ball May 10, 2005
Bob searches for Robert, who is preparing a surprise for Wendy at her new home in Sunflower Valley.
125 8 "Roley's New Friend" Marc Seal May 11, 2005
Roley makes friends with a bird (not the character, Bird) and helps her find the right spot to build a nest.
126 9 "Two Scoops"

Peter Reeves (Storyline by
Marc Seal and Sarah Ball)

May 12, 2005
Scoop works very hard and makes himself so tired he falls asleep.
127 10 "Benny's Back!"

Peter Reeves
Sarah Ball

May 13, 2005
Bob faces a race against time to get everything finished on the workshop and storerooms, as well as doing a job for Farmer Pickles, so Benny and Scrambler help to get the work done.
128 11 "Spud's Straw Surprise" Rachel Murrell and Sarah Ball

(Storyline by Marc Seal)

May 16, 2005
Spud overhears Bob and Farmer Pickles planning to build something new out of straw, and thinks he is going to be replaced.
129 12 "Off-Road Scrambler" Marc Seal May 17, 2005
Scrambler takes Scruffty for a walk to keep him out of Bob's hair — but finds the excitable dog has plenty of energy to burn.
130 13 "Meet Marjorie" Marc Seal May 18, 2005
Dizzy tries to make amends when she gets into hot water with new factory manager Marjorie.
131 14 "Muck's Mud Hut" Sarah Ball May 19, 2005
The team build a home for Marjorie, but Muck's decision to create a mud hut ends in disaster.
132 15 "Wendy's Party Plan" Marc Seal May 20, 2005

Wendy organises a surprise party for Bob, but she is left worrying about the preparations when he puts her in charge of building a new dome at the same time.

Season 11 (Mid 2005) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
133 1 "Scrambler in the Doghouse" Marc Seal 1 June 2005
Bob makes Scruffty a unique kennel using recycled scrap after Scrambler smashes all of the building materials.
134 2 "Benny's Important Job" Rachel Murrell and Marc Seal 2 June 2005
Bob builds the Bentleys' new home into the side of a hill, and Benny is determined to help, but keeping up with the big diggers is harder than expected.
135 3 "Put-It-Together Spud" Simon Nicholson (Storyline by Marc Seal) 6 June 2005
Spud helps Bob put together the machinery for Farmer Pickles' sunflower oil factory.
136 4 "Roley's Round-Up" Marc Seal 7 June 2005
Roley finds a way to keep the Bird and her chicks cool in the storeroom.
137 5 "Dizzy the Detective" Dave Ingham 8 June 2005
A millstone goes missing, so Dizzy and Spud try to track it down by following a trail of clues.
138 6 "Two-Jobs Travis" Simon Nicholson 9 June 2005
Travis has a lot of work on his hands when he tries to do two jobs at once.
139 7 "Scrambler and the Colorful Cave" Marc Seal 11 June 2005
Scrambler stumbles across a strange cave while helping an expert on the Stone Age to decorate his house.
140 8 "Spud's Bumper Harvest" Simon Nicholson 12 June 2005
Spud causes chaos when he stores a bumper crop of sunflowers in Bob's mobile home.
141 9 "Muck's Convoy" Dave Ingham 14 June 2005
Muck is told to lead a convoy to the mill, but he cannot remember Bob's directions to get there.
142 10 "While Bob's Away, Robert Will Play" Marc Seal 17 June 2005
Robert turns Bob's old rubble chute into a children's playground, with a little help from some squirrels.
143 11 "Bob's Three Jobs" Marc Seal 21 June 2005
Bob plans to go bird-watching with his dad, but has three very important jobs to finish first; which take longer than expected.
144 12 "Scoop Knows It All" Simon Nicholson 24 June 2005
A new forklift truck joins the team, and Scoop shows her round the valley.

Season 12 (Early 2006) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
145 1 "Dizzy's Sleepover" Dave Ingham 12 January 2006
Dizzy discovers there are bats in the watermill and she cannot wait to meet them.
146 2 "Lofty the Star" Marc Seal 19 January 2006
The machines build a bunkhouse for Farmer Pickles' sunflower pickers and Lofty gets the chance to show off his talents.
147 3 "Sumsy's Willow Tree" Simon Nicholson 26 January 2006
The machines chop down a willow tree that's started to topple over and soon discover how useful the woods can be.
148 4 "Slow Down Scrambler!" Marc Seal 2 February 2006
The machines are working on building a bridge, but Scrambler tries to slow things down by being too hasty.
149 5 "Travis and the Tropical Fruit" Simon Nicholson 3 February 2006
Bob and the gang build a pineapple pit to keep Mr. Beasley's fruit crop warm, and Travis has to fetch a load of manure.
150 6 "Scoop the Teacher" Dave Ingham 4 February 2006
Bob, Wendy and the team create an entire town using natural materials found locally.
151 7 "Sir Muck" Marc Seal 5 February 2006
Spud and Muck help build a windmill for Mr. Sabitini.
152 8 "Bashing Crashing Benny" Marc Seal 6 February 2006
Benny becomes excited when he makes an unexpected discovery.
153 9 "Spud's Cork Tree" Dave Ingham 10 February 2006
Spud learns about the many uses of cork.
154 10 "Bob's Top Team" Simon Nicholson 12 February 2006
Everyone is busy getting the new visitor centre ready for its grand opening.
155 11 "Sumsy and the Beast" Sarah Ball 14 February 2006

Sumsy and Spud cause panic across the valley when they spot a strange creature in town. Note: This Title is pun called "Beauty and the beast".

156 12 "Listen with Scrambler" Marc Seal 27 February 2006
Scrambler plays with the children in Sunflower Valley on the last day before they return to school in Bobsville.
157 13 "Roley's Birds Eye View" Sarah Ball 4 March 2006
Roley would like to get a birds eye view of Bobsville and is upset that he is too big to reach the top of the observation tower.
158 14 "Wendy's Houseboat" Dave Ingham 7 March 2006
Wendy and Bob announce they are going to fix up a houseboat, and the rest of the team lends a helping hand.
159 15 "Mr. Bentley's Assistant" Simon Nicholson 10 March 2006
Mr. Bentley prepares to welcome a group of newcomers to the valley. Spud attempts to help out, but inevitably ends up complicating matters.
160 16 "Roley's Moleys" Marc Seal 21 March 2006
Roley's preparations for a cafe opening are made difficult by some troublesome moles.

Season 13 (Mid 2006) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
161 1 "Spud Rushes It" Marc Seal 6 July 2006
Bob and the machines make a watering system for Farmer Pickles' new orchard.
162 2 "Scrambler's Seaweed Delivery" Simon Nicholson 7 July 2006
When Bob builds a seaweed farm for Annie Pickles, Scrambler volunteers to help collect the seaweed from the beach and bring it to the garden.
163 3 "Massive Muck" Marc Seal 8 July 2006
The team starts work on Annie Pickles' new seafront house, but Muck does not concentrate on the task in hand.
164 4 "Roley's Apple Press" Marc Seal 9 July 2006
Roley wants to help with the apple harvest, but is not much use, so Bob finds something he can do much better.
165 5 "Travis's Giddy Day" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 10 July 2006
The machines build a goat run for Farmer Pickles' newest arrival.
166 6 "Muck's Drying Tunnel" Simon Nicholson 12 July 2006
Muck builds a drying tunnel for Annie's seaweed and a rotary washing line for Mr. Beasley.
167 7 "Benny's Jungle Trouble" Louise Kramskoy 21 July 2006
Benny gets the wrong idea about a conversation he overheard and heads off into marshland, looking for jungle animals.
168 8 "Dizzy the Walking Bus" Dave Ingham 24 July 2006
Dizzy tries to help the children get to school, but new road signs confuse them.
169 9 "Packer's First Day" Laura Beaumont andPaul Larson 25 July 2006
Packer arrives in Sunflower Valley, but he finds it very difficult to concentrate on the task at hand.
170 10 "The Bob House" Simon Nicholson 26 July 2006
Bob designs a house with the help of his father, while Mr. and Mrs. Bentley conduct a survey.

Season 14 (2007) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
171 1 "Mr. Bentley's Big Parade" Marc Seal 2 March 2007
Mr Bentley is organising a special parade to announce Sunflower Valley's very first mayor.
172 2 "Scrambler the Goat Herder" David Ingham 4 March 2007
Scrambler is given the job of bringing Giddy the goat down from Snowcap mountain.
173 3 "Packer's Big Delivery" Simon Nicholson 7 March 2007
When Packer the delivery truck sets off to collect goat's milk from Meg MacDonald, he gets stuck on a narrow mountain ridge and it's up to Scrambler to rescue him.
174 4 "Spud the Woodsman" Louise Kramskoy 20 March 2007
Spud wants to become a woodsman like Chip Chipper, but when he causes chaos at the building site he decides to stick with being a scarecrow.
175 5 "Muck's Mootastic Dairy" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 26 March 2007
Bob is building a new dairy and Muck is entrusted with looking after the cows. When the cows cause chaos and knock down the half-built dairy, everyone helps to rebuild it so the cows can be milked before sunset arrives.
176 6 "Roley the Green Cat" Marc Seal 31 March 2007
Roley is mystified as to why Pilchard doesn't want to play with him any more, until he discovers her with a litter of kittens, and is proud to become Uncle Roley.
177 7 "Put-It-Together Bob" Simon Nicholson 5 April 2007
When Bob tries to install machinery at Meg's milk bottling plant, he realises it is going to be harder than he first thought - especially when Buttercup the cow eats his plans!
178 8 "Dodger the Milk Truck" Dave Ingham 23 April 2007
Meg's new milk delivery truck thinks he is not wanted in Sunflower Valley.
179 9 "The Three Musketrucks" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 3 May 2007
Scrambler, Packer, and Dodger make a pact to deliver all their cargo and overcome great obstacles to make it happen.
180 10 "Scoop Slips Up" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 17 May 2007
Bob is building some salt pans by the beach and accidentally breaks the sluice gates. When Scoop slips on some seaweed, he thinks he actually broke the gates, and goes out of his way to stop Bob finding out.
181 11 "Dodger's Dairy Disaster" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 23 May 2007
Dodger is sent to collect ingredients for Meg MacDonald's new cheese, but causes trouble.
182 12 "Bob's Beach Hut" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 31 May 2007
Bob decides to build a beach hut as a surprise for his mother and father.

Season 15 (2007-2008) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
183 1 "The House That Lofty Built" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 7 October 2007
Bob moves his mobile home to Bobland Bay and Lofty turns the machine shelter into a makeshift house.
184 2 "Bob's Big Idea" Marc Seal 25 October 2007
Bob is having trouble designing his dream house in Sunflower Valley.
185 3 "Roley Brings the House Down" Marc Seal 26 November 2007
Roley and Muck play in the mud, but an accident leads to the old machine shelter being knocked down.
186 4 "Muck's Machine Wash" Dave Ingham 1 December 2007
Muck is unhappy when he finds that Bob has built a machine to clean all the vehicles, as he knows it will clean all the muck off him.
187 5 "Lofty's Comet" Simon Nicholson 26 December 2007
Bob, his dad and Lofty build an observatory so everyone can watch a comet pass over the valley.
188 6 "Lofty the Lifeguard" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 17 January 2008
Lofty rescues a famous film director, Oscar Flicks, who gets into trouble at sea.
189 7 "Go, Mr. Bentley, Go!" Simon Nicholson 24 January 2008
Mr. Bentley takes Scrambler on as his personal trainer when Bob and the team build an exercise park at Bobland Bay.
190 8 "Star Struck Spud" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 31 January 2008
Bob and the gang build a drive-in cinema, before Oscar Flicks' sea monster movie shot in Bobland Bay is finally shown.
191 9 "Tumbler and the Skate Park" Marc Seal 6 February 2008
Tumbler arrives in Sunflower valley to help build a skate park.
192 10 "Fantastic Flex" Marc Seal 11 February 2008
The lens needs replacing on the lighthouse, so Flex comes to help.
193 11 "Packer's Trailer Trouble" Louise Kramskoy 3 March 2008
Bob and the machines build an ice-cream parlor in Bobland Bay, but Packer gets his deliveries all muddled up.
194 12 "Scoop's Best Team Ever" Simon Nicholson 15 March 2008
Scoop worries that Benny will replace him as Bob's number one machine.
195 13 "Tumbler's Perfect Promenade" Dave Ingham 28 March 2008
Tumbler wants the promenade at the Bobland Bay Hotel to be unique to Bobland Bay. Spud tries to do every job in the hotel but he ends up causing chaos instead.
196 14 "Spud and the Hotel" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 10 April 2008
The first guests arrive at the Bobland Bay Hotel and Spud decides to help out by trying his hand at every job.
197 15 "Clean as a Whistle Bristle" Dave Ingham 26 April 2008
Items go missing soon after Bristle the street cleaner arrives. Scoop also gets stuck in a snow bank.
198 16 "Zoomer's Snowy Adventure" Dave Ingham 28 April 2008
Zoomer stays with Bob in Sunflower Valley, and when heavy snow blocks everyone in, it is down to Zoomer and Scoop to save the day.

Season 16 (2008-2010) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
199 1 "Radio Bob" Simon Nicholson 11 August 2008
Bob and the machines build a radio studio and they think of ideas for their own shows.
200 2 "Tumbler and the Ice Rink" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 23 November 2008
Tumbler and Dizzy are on their way to collect some concrete when Dizzy gets trapped in a snow drift.
201 3 "Spud the DJ" Marc Seal 14 March 2008
Spud causes chaos when he looks after the radio station and announces on air that a storm is on the way.
202 4 "Silent Scoop" Dave Ingham 31 March 2008
Mike Turntable finishes his night shift at the radio station and tries to get some sleep, while Bob and the gang build a new swimming pool at the Bobland Bay hotel.
203 5 "Scrambler Gets Prepared" Marc Seal 5 June 2008
Scrambler takes the kids on an overnight badger patrol with Chip Chipper, and he sets out to prove he is prepared for anything.
204 6 "Sumsy's Special Building" Simon Nicholson 28 August 2008
The team builds an office for the Mayor using unusual recycled materials.
205 7 "Lofty's Banana Tree" Simon Nicholson 10 October 2008
The machines build a hot house in Bobland Bay so they can grow tropical plants.
206 8 "Roley's Flat Garden" Simon Nicholson 24 January 2009
Roley decides to lend a hand with Mr Bentley's design for a new botanical garden, which he thinks should be flat.
207 9 "Super Splasher" Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson 17 March 2009
Splasher arrives in town and sets about rescuing everyone.
208 10 "Breezy Bristle" Dave Ingham 14 May 2009
Bob and the crew plan to surprise Gripper and Grabber with a new shelter when the duo arrive in Sunflower Valley on a hot day.
209 11 "Splasher's Two Stops" Marc Seal 22 January 2010
The team builds two shelter stops for Splasher's new ferry route as everybody gets ready for the big summer party in Bobland Bay.
210 12 "An Inspector Calls" Marc Seal 6 February 2010
Mr Carruthers, the chief building inspector, comes to inspect Bob's team's work.

Bob's Mini Projects (shorts) Edit

In recent years, a number of 2-minute shorts, called Bob's Mini Projects, has been unaired on any channel. Except aired in the United States whenever an episode was paired but was later replaced with Bob's Jobs in Ready, Steady, Build!:

  1. Scoop and the Worms
  2. Rowdy Roley
  3. Lofty and the Otters
  4. Dizzy's Tree
  5. Muck's Water Butt
  6. Hedges and Holes
  7. Spud the Tree
  8. Recycling Pilchard
  9. Bob and the Hedgehogs
  10. Bob's Hammock
  11. Spud's Picnic
  12. Wendy in the Middle
  13. Beachcomber Bob
  14. Sailaway Spud
  15. Spud's Lunchbreak
  16. Bob's Birdfeeder
  17. Scoop's Reflections
  18. Spud's Toasted Marshmallows
  19. Benny's Animal Sounds
  20. Roley the Worm Charmer
  21. Stepping Stones
  22. Scrambler's Off-Road Team
  23. Dizzy's Ducklings
  24. Scrambler the Shepherd
  25. Benny's Keepasake
  26. Beach Music
  27. Shut that Gate
  28. Hide and Tweet
  29. Tumbler gets Cleaned Up
  30. Finder Flex
  31. Bristle the Sheepdog
  32. It's Oh So Early

Ready Steady Build! Edit

The third spin-off is Bob The Builder: Ready, Steady, Build!. The gang has now apparently moved to a place called Fixham Harbour and the show is now animated in full CGI animation instead of the traditional stop-motion animation.

It features new characters that can move on water. The characters from the previous spin-offs (like Gripper, Grabber, Splasher, Scrambler, Packer and Ella) are still present. Zoomer appears to have his last appearance in Project: Build It currently. There's a segment called Bob's Jobs where a live action child appears on Bob's computer screen and needs help but Gripper and Grabber come in with stuff like rocks, crates, etc. and Bob finds out a safer way to use them. It's unknown if Ready, Steady, Build will be completed. Season 1 aired every day on CBeebies between April 12 to May 7, 2010.

Season 17 (2010-2011) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
211 1 "Scratch's Hidden Treasures" Lisa Akhurst 8/5/2010
When Scratch finds buried treasure outside Fixham Museum, Scoop and Muck decide he is the best one to dig them up.
212 2 "Scrambler's Best Idea" Lisa Akhurst 8/19/2010
Scrambler is disappointed when Roley beats him in the Playtime Build Competition, and decides to create his own treehouse anyway.
213 3 "Scoop the Artist" Lisa Akhurst 9/3/2010
Scoop meets a famous artist and tries to become one himself.
214 4 "High Tide For Lofty" Anna Starkey 9/27/2010

Bob and the team are rebuilding the old pier, but Lofty is afraid to get too close to the water because the tide will come in. Note: Gripper and Grabber start re-appearing in some episodes

215 5 "Roley's Rovers" Sharon Miller 10/18/2010
Wendy tells the machines they need a mascot to become a real team after they find a football to play with.
216 6 "Start from Scratch" Ross Hastings 10/25/2010
Scratch tries to impress Bob with a football trick.
217 7 "Night Time Scratch" Ross Hastings 11/6/2010
Scratch is so excited about installing floodlights at the football pitch that he is unable to sleep, but when the time comes to turn them on, he struggles to stay awake.
218 8 "Lofty and the Monster" Louise Kramskoy 11/13/2010
Scoop, Dizzy and Scrambler play a game of monster chase, but Lofty does not realise they are only playing.
219 9 "Dizzy In Charge" Ross Hastings 11/27/2010
Bob and the team restore the town of Fixham to its former glory with Dizzy in charge of things.
220 10 "Lofty's Helpful Day" Lisa Akhurst 12/12/2010
Lofty really wants to be as helpful as he can, but ends up taking on so many jobs that he gets confused.
221 11 "Scoop's Sea Rescue" Lisa Akhurst 1/2/2011
The town of Fixham continues to be restored to its former glory and Scoop has to make a rescue at sea.
222 12 "Scratch's Star Turn" Louise Kramskoy 1/17/2011
The famous actor, Dickie Olivier, arrives in Fixham to celebrate History Day, and after Bob turns an old ship into a stage, Scratch is given the chance to tread the boards in a play.
223 13 "Pineapple Scratch" Ross Hastings 1/31/2011
Brad's conch shell and pineapple go missing, just as he is celebrating the opening of his beach café.
224 14 "Scrambler's Stage Surprise" Lisa Akhurst 2/16/2011
When a storm damages the Fixham theatre, Bob and the team have to work fast to repair it in time for the opening of a play.
225 15 "Wendy's Birthday Surprise" Lisa Akhurst 3/10/2011
Getting ready for Wendy's surprise birthday party proves to be a challenge, especially when Scoop tries to do everything himself. When Wendy's birthday present falls into the well the team are working on, Scoop realises he needs help from his friends to complete the job and get the party ready on time.
226 16 "Scratch Goes Solo" Simon Nicholson 3/29/2011
Scratch has a solo job digging for Farmer Pickles, but soon becomes lonely without the others
227 17 "Dizzy and the Wheelies" Louise Kramskoy 4/4/2011
Dizzy's stunts impress are a real hit, until one of her friends upstages her, and she becomes desperate to prove she is still the best.
228 18 "Muck's Beach Tower" Ross Hastings 4/11/2011
Muck tries to build a sandcastle and forgets about the job that took him to the beach in the first place.
229 19 "Here Comes Muck" Simon Nicholson 4/18/2011
Bob and the gang rebuild the yard and create new garages for themselves.
230 20 "Scrambler Gets Clean" Ross Hastings 4/25/2011
Bob and the gang finish the machine wash, but Scramber is afraid to use it.

Season 18 (2010-2012) Edit

Ep# Se# Title Written by Original air date
231 1 "Scrambler and the Clue" Unknown 10/25/2010
Bob and the team are summoned to Fixham Museum by its curator
232 2 "Lofty and the Teddy Bear Rescue" Unknown 10/25/2010
Lofty sees a box of teddy bears and decides to move them out of the way
233 3 "Muck and the Old School Wall" Unknown 10/25/2010
Following on from the last clue that they discovered - a picture of a dragon
234 4 "Scoop's Big Job" Unknown 10/25/2010
Spud and Scrambler are still searching for the Golden Hammer and are trying to figure out what the latest clue means
235 5 "Dizzy Finds a Pirate" Unknown 10/25/2010
When Dizzy tells the team that she has seen Brickbeard backstage
236 6 "Roley and the Seagull" Unknown 10/25/2010
Roley befriends a seagull that gets very angry when the team begins to lift the old ship out of the water
237 7 "Lofty and the Diggers Three" Unknown 11/19/2011
Lofty is jealous of the camaraderie between the three diggers.
238 8 "Scoop and the Roller Coaster" Unknown 11/20/2011
Today's job is to build a roller coaster at the theme park, and Scratch is desperate to find his own dinosaur. Scoop tells him that he has a plan to do just that
239 9 "Rubble and the Seagull Surprise" Louise Kramskoy 11/21/2011
Bob and the team are building a flying ride at the park.
240 10 "Roley and the Impossible Bump" Ross Hastings 11/22/2011
Roley is flattered when Scratch tells him he thinks he's the best flattener in the world! So flattered
241 11 "Muck's Track to Trouble" Simon Nicholson 11/23/2011
Muck is train is a coming
242 12 "A Dinosaur for Scratch" Ross Hastings 11/24/2011
Scratch is a dinosaur
243 13 "Whizzy Dizzy" Lisa Akhurst 11/25/2011
Dizzy sets out to prove how quickly she can get things done when the team builds a new workshop for Bob.
244 14 "Travis' New Garage" Louise Kramskoy 12/17/2011
Roley decides to become the team's official lost-property officer, but his enthusiasm for finding things interferes with work on a new garage for Travis.
245 15 "Scratch and the Dream Home" Ross Hastings 1/21/2012
Scratch persuades the other machines to let Spud design and build his own home.
246 16 "Stage Struck Dizzy" Anna Starkey 2/24/2012
The team works at a theatre, building a shed to store props and scenery.
247 17 "Roley and the Fox" Lisa Akhurst 3/8/2012
The team builds a jungle-themed mini-golf course, and Roley befriends a fox.
248 18 "Super Scrambler" Lisa Akhurst 3/15/2012
Scrambler dreams of emulating his favourite superhero, and comments from Scoop and Muck make him even more determined to achieve his goal.
249 19 "Roley's Weather Rap" Simon Nicholson 3/26/2012
Roley writes a rap about the weather so he can help Brad Rad make announcements to his surfing students.
250 20 "Bob's Big Bounce" Louise Kramskoy 6/2/2012
The team builds a trampoline by the children's playground, but problems arise when Scratch tries to fix a problem without asking for help.

Bob's Jobs Edit

Bob's Jobs is a ready steady build segment

  1. Planter
  2. Bird Feeding table
  3. Rock Garden
  4. Wind-Proof Planter
  5. Composting Bin

Movie Specials Edit

Original Series Edit

Episode # Title Written By Airdate
Special "A Christmas to Remember" Jimmy Hibbert December 23, 2002
Bob and his friends have their work cut out to prepare for the town's annual Christmas concert.
Special "The Knights of Can-A-Lot (The Knights of Fix-A-Lot - U.S. title)" Jimmy Hibbert March 11, 2003

father Robert makes a surprise welcome to Bob, Wendy and the gang to help Dr. Mountfinchett repair a castle when Robert pretends to be Bob the Builder and take all the glory. Will the castle be finish and will Bob and his Dad get along?

Special "Snowed Under" Sarah Ball November 25, 2004

the Builder and his gang travel to a winter resort and have to help build the venues for the Bobblesberg Winter Games, since the original crew assigned the tasked gets snowed under.

Project: Build It Edit

  1. Bob's Big Plan (2005)
  2. When Bob Became a Builder (2005)
  3. Built to Be Wild (2006)
  4. Race to the Finish (2007)

Ready, Steady, Build! Edit

  1. Bob the Builder: The Legend of the Golden Hammer (2010) - Runtime: 60:06
  2. Big Dino Dig (2011) - Runtime: 60:45
  3. The Diggineers (2013) - Runtime: 60:37

Merchandise Edit

Various companies manufacture licensed Bob the Builder Merchandise (e.g.: Brio, Lego Duplo, Hasbro, Learning Curve, etc.) since about 1999 to present. Sometimes some fans make fan-made merchandise for the television show, such as racing games that are not related to the show.[citation needed]

Lego Duplo/Explorer Edit

Lego began manufacturing licensed Duplo Bob the Builder sets in 2001. Lego Explorer also made the sets using the same bricks that Duplo used (e.g. Naughty Spud, Wallpaper Wendy, etc.). The sets were aimed at younger children, two and up. Duplo manufactured the sets (e.g. Scoop at Bobland Bay, Muck Can Do It, etc.) until 2009 when Lego's contract expired.[citation needed]

Hasbro Edit

Hasbro created licensed Bob the Builder characters. They included talking characters and others to go with the Bob the Builder line. The Hasbro line was discontinued in 2005 when Learning Curve took the chance to take over.[citation needed]

Learning Curve Edit

Learning Curve among countless others held a license to make the toys, but discontinued them. They first merchandised their Bob the Builder products in 2005 after the Hasbro range was discontinued. Learning Curve also created the Thomas & Friends characters, while the company still makes the sets (e.g. Scoop, Muck, Lofty, Dizzy, andys trailer etc.) and then sold them to stores. They discontinued them in 2010 and it is unknown if they could ever return to making them. The toys are currently available in the United Kingdom by Character Options.[citation needed]

Character World Edit

In 2012 Character World announced that they had signed a license to manufacture official Bob the Builder bedding and bedroom textiles. A duvet cover is said to be available in the UK in late 2012.

Video games Edit

Various companies released the Bob the Builder games.

  • Fix it Fun! (Game Boy Color, NTSC/PAL) - 2000
  • Can We Fix It? (PC, PS1, NTSC/PAL) - 2001
  • Bob Builds a Park (PC, NTSC/PAL) - 2002
  • Bob's Castle Adventure (PC, NTSC/PAL) - 2003
  • Project: Build It (PS2, PAL only) - 2005
  • Bob the Builder: Can-Do-Zoo (PC, NTSC/PAL) - 2008
  • Festival of Fun! (PS2, Wii, Nintendo DS, PAL only) - 2009

Project Build It Edit

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Bob the Builder episodes.

In the second season, a sort of spin-off series was created titled Bob the Builder: Project Build It. Bob hears of a contest to build a new community in a remote area called Sunflower Valley, outside of Bobsville. He moves from Bobsville (supposedly temporarily) with Wendy and the machines and builds a new Yard there. Bob convinces his father, Robert, to come out of retirement and take over the Bobsville building business. It is unknown whether Bob will return to Bobsville or not. For the US version of the Project Build-It series, different actors were found to do the voices for many of the human characters, including casting Greg Proops as the new voice of Bob, and Neil Morrissey, who played the original Bob, to be the voices of Spud the Scarecrow and Mr. Bentley. The show also added recycling and being environmentally friendly to its lessons, emphasising the phrase "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."

Ready, Steady, Build! Edit

The third spin-off was titled Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build! It was created by Keith Chapman and Mallory Lewis. The group, now joined by newcomer Scratch are now residing in the town of Fixham Harbour (which is very similar to Bobsville, and is even implied to be Bobsville in several episodes), deal with construction and other building tasks around the area. Unlike previous series, Ready, Steady, Build! is animated in full CGI animation, which allows for larger and more elaborate construction projects that would be too large or expensive for the model sets of the stop-motion series, though it still retains the theme song.[6]

Voice actors Edit

Voice actors who have contributed to the original British version include Neil Morrissey, Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Rupert Degas, Colin McFarlane, Maria Darling, Emma Tate, Richard Briers, June Whitfield and Wayne Forester.

Celebrities who have provided voices for the series (usually for one-off specials) include John Motson, Sue Barker, Kerry Fox, Ulrika Jonsson, Alison Steadman, Stephen Tompkinson, Elton John, Noddy Holder, and Chris Evans (Bobsville's resident rock star Lennie Lazenby).

International broadcasts Edit

Bob the Builder is shown in more than thirty countries, and versions are available in English, French, Spanish, Slovenian, German, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi and Croatian, among other languages. It is shown on CBeebies on BBC television in the UK.

The North American version of the show uses the original British footage and script, but dubs the voices in American accents and slang; for example, the word "soccer" is used instead of "football" to avoid confusion with the gridiron forms of the game. The original North American voice of Bob (and Farmer Pickles/Mr. Beasley/Mr. Sabatini) was William Dufris, however, he was replaced with comedian Greg Proops. More recently, Bob's US voice has been provided by Marc Silk, an English voice actor from Birmingham.[7][8]

When being exported to Japan, it was reported that characters of Bob the Builder would be doctored to have five fingers instead of the original four. This was because of a practice among the Yakuza, the famed Japanese mafia, where members would "cut off their little fingers as a sign they can be trusted and have strength of character, and will stay through."[9] In fact, Bob the Builder aired in Japan without such edits,[10] as did other series including Postman Pat and The Simpsons.

Discography Edit

Studio albums Edit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales threshold)









Bob the Builder: The Album
  • Release date: 3 October 2001
  • Label: BBC Records
  • Formats: CD
1 59 32 4
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[15]
  • UK: Gold[16]
Never Mind the Breeze Blocks
  • Release date: 8 December 2008
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles Edit

Year Single Peak chart
positions Certifications
(sales threshold) Album AUS
[17] IRE
[12] UK

2000 "Can We Fix It?" 1 3 1

  • AUS: 2× Platinum[18]
  • UK: Gold[16]

Bob the Builder: The Album

2001 "Mambo No. 5" 2 4 1

  • AUS: Platinum[18]
  • UK: Gold[16]

2008 "Big Fish Little Fish" — — 81

Never Mind the Breeze Blocks

"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Repeats Edit

Bob the Builder has been shown on BBC1, BBC2 and BBC Choice since 1999. CBBC on Choice have broadcasted Bob the Builder quatrice premiering on Saturday 4th December 1999 at 11.25am, 1.25pm, 3.15pm and 5.25pm. Bob the Builder was also screened on Nick Jr on Saturday 2nd September 2000 at 4.30pm until 2011. CBeebies have also screened the series until recently.