26 x 11 minutes, animation
Based on the best selling books by Jill Murphy and featuring the voices of Jeff Rawle, Paula Wilcox and Josie Lawrence with music by John Du Prez (Spamalot)
The Large Family have big dreams, high hopes and enormous piles of washing! Mrs Large dashes about like a whirlwind looking after her four children – Lester, the coolest nine year old in town (or so he thinks), the practical and creative Laura, bright spark Luke and mischievous baby Lucy – while Mr Large manages to stay remarkably calm, an oasis of tranquillity in the mayhem around him.
The stories reflect the everyday lives of this all too human elephant family – the school lives of the children (and Lester’s not infrequent clashes with the ever patient teacher Miss Lovely); normal activities like going swimming and camping; the sometimes fraught relationship with their upwardly mobile neighbours, The Smarts.
And at the heart of it all, a family that really cares for each other – the sort of family that any child would like to grow up in.
Links: The Large Family on the CBeebies website