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on 1 May 2012
I purchased this DVD for my daughter's first birthday. We have moved to New Zealand and I was amazed that Amazon shipped here.
When we were in the UK we used Cbeebies as part of our bedtime routine. Her favourite programs (albeit the only programmes that we watched between meal, bath and milk) were In The Night Garden and Waybuloo and also the songs (goodbye sun and the goodnight song). Unfortunately I found that the only programmes that we wanted to watch were the only ones not on the DVD. The Goodbye Sun song was an old version showing some old presenters singing who aren't on cbeebies anymore. The newer version (2011 at least) was animated - it didn't show the presenters singing.
The DVD has the programmes Charlie and Lola, Fimbles, Me Too!, Teletubbies, Jackanory Junior, The Roly Mo Show, Little Robots, Balamory, Tweenies and another Charlie and Lola. The songs that the DVD has are Good Night, Pui's strange new worlds, Sunset song (goodbye sun in our house!). The DVD also states that you can set a bedtime mode (selecting an episode of your choice which is then followed by the goodnight song) but this has never worked for us.
This is a DVD that the BBC could easily update with newer programmes and I'd definitely purchase another one. I would also like the feature of being able to select more than one song and one programme for a bedtime routine (like the bedtime mode but more advanced).
I wish I could give this DVD more stars but the reason for getting the DVD is not on here. It can however get 3 stars because we'll be able to make a new bedtime routine with the different programmes - not all is lost!