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Catch up on BBC iPlayer: JoJo & Gran Gran: animated series about an almost five year-old girl and her fun, wise gran

If you missed this on BBC One you can catch on BBC iPlayer. The all-black cartoon is based on characters created by Laura Henry-Allain. Within each animated episode, there is a live action moment which features children talking about the themes covered.

Gran Gran is voiced by Cathy Tyson, JoJo by Taiya Samuel; Great Gran Gran by Llewella Gideon; Jared, who works in the local shop, by Ashley Joseph; and Gran Gran’s friendly neighbour Cynthia by Teresa Gallagher.

They live close by to one another in a bustling London neighbourhood and Gran Gran always has something planned to do when JoJo comes to visit.

Throughout the series, the stories are inspired by the passing of time, covering topics such as life cycles, the passing of the seasons, growth or the sequencing involved in activities like baking a cake or catching a bus.

JoJo adores her grandma and the time they spend together. Gran Gran is very proud of her Saint Lucian heritage and is always happy when she has an opportunity to teach JoJo about the island’s culture. WATCH HERE

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