About the Show

Tune in to CBeebies to watch brand new Topsy and Tim!

Topsy and Tim is a live-action drama for pre-schoolers inspired by the original book series by
Jean and Gareth Adamson and created by Bafta-winning production company Darrall Macqueen, in conjunction with Penguin. Take a journey into the lives of the Odell family, told from the point of view of 5-year-old twins, Topsy and Tim. Each episode focuses on the big stuff in little people’s lives, whether it’s moving house, starting school or simply washing the car with Dad or learning to ride a bike with Mummy.

Jean Adamson, creator of the Topsy and Tim books, on set with the show’s cast

Meet the Cast

At the heart of the show are five-year-old twins, Topsy and Tim. They share the special bond that many twins possess and their stories will be recognized by young children everywhere. Topsy Odell is played by Jocelyn McNab and Joshua Lester plays Tim Odell.

Age: 5

Lives: 3 Rye Road, Hatcham

School: Tiddlywinks Nursery

Hobbies/interests: pets, dressing up, jumping around

Best friend: Kerry (who lives at number 7) and
Vinda (who lives a short cycle ride away)

Favourite toy: Little Moon Bunny

Topsy is more gung-ho than Tim and there’s a real zest about her. She’s usually a real carefree chatterbox, giggly and very fidgety. She is open and trusting and hates confrontation. If she’s ever under pressure then she would always give in.

Age: 5

Lives: 3 Rye Road, Hatcham

School: Tiddlywinks Nursery

Hobbies/interests: Scooting, hide and seek, building and making things

Best friend: Tony Welch (who lives down the road) and Kerry

Favourite toy: Eddy Teddy

Tim thinks before he acts (unlike Topsy who is more impulsive). Although he is a thinker, this doesn’t mean he is a serious child in general as he loves to explore, laugh and tumble. Tim’s inclination to think leads to a tendency to turn quiet, even over-react when he’s faced with changes to his everyday life and routine.