Paddington Bear

  • Recommended age range: 2-6
  • 5 minutes per episode
  • Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated -Outstanding Children’s Program, 1981
Paddington Bear is found at Paddington Railway Station in London by the Brown family, sitting on his suitcase (bearing the label “Wanted on Voyage”) with a note attached to his coat which reads “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” Paddington frequents the nearby Portobello Road markets, where he is respected by the shopkeepers for driving a hard bargain. When he gets annoyed with someone, he often gives the person one of his special “hard stares”. Paddington’s adventures usually arise with him misunderstanding something and trying to right (what he perceives to be) unfair or unjust situations. This typically ends with him messing things up in some way. But in all his adventures he ends up on top and everyone involved can laugh about it.