Tuesday, 21 August 2012

City of Friends Giveaway



City of Friends - the pre-school TV show on Channel 5's milkshake! are celebrating their first birthday with a special themed 'Rescue Week' on milkshake! starting next Monday! (20th August) Each day next week one of our lovable new recruits from the City of Friends Emergency services - Max the Monkey (a trainee police officer); Elphie Elephant (a trainee fire-fighter); and Ted the Teddy Bear (a trainee paramedic) as well as Jumpi the Hare - will each join all the ‘milkshake!’ presenters in the studio to help read viewers birthday cards, show pictures and join in with lots of singing and dancing. And each City of Friends episode broadcast next week will feature the new recruits saving the day and working as team.


You may know that City of Friends is uniquely based on the adventures of real-life Norway state police officer Carl Christian Hamre. Hamre created bedtime stories for his young son based on his day job as a police officer and within 4 years, established CreaCon Group, one of Norway’s largest independent children’s entertainment production companies:)

‘City of Friends’ is an animated 52 x 10 minute series following the adventures of three new recruits to the Emergency Services and friends – Max, Ted and Elphie – who, together, help to solve various problems and mishaps in and around their city. The series has been capturing the hearts of children and parents alike with its gentle messages around friendship, tolerance and the importance of working together.


On Monday, Max will be in the studio to introduce ‘Max’s Mountain Walk’. Whilst walking up Friends Mountain, Max causes the ice to crack when he practices his yodelling and finds himself stuck in a crevice. When Mia also gets stuck in the ice, Martin summons the rescue crew on his walkie-talkie.

In the studio on Tuesday, Ted recalls the time when ‘Ted Forgets the Bandages’. No one notices when Timba runs off with a packet of bandages. So later, when Abby is called out to tend Jumpi, Martin thinks Ted has forgotten them! When Abby has a puncture en route, Ted finds the bandages in Petey's van! However did they get there?

Jumpi is in the studio on Wednesday. He and his new metal detector came to the rescue in ‘Gone Fishin’’. Martin and Mia are out on the lake fishing with their dad when Bonnie the boat becomes entangled in an old net. Hayley the helicopter is called out but her key is missing. Can Jumpi find it?

On Thursday, Elphie joins the Milkshake! presenters for ‘Bobby’s Sand Castle’. Max has a spare key cut for Hayley because she is always losing it. But then he loses the new one at the beach! Try as he might, he can't find it. So Elphie is called and sucks up lots of water in her trunk. Will she be able to find the key?

Max is back in the ‘Milkshake!’ studio on Friday for ‘Helmets are Cool’. Martin and Mia have been recruited to deliver lunch to the three trainees, who are on a training exercise on how to handle a fire. Mia refuses to wear a helmet, but when a real accident happens that Max has to deal with, she soon learns the error of her ways.

You can watch City of Friends weekdays on Channel 5’s Milkshake at 6.20am, Saturdays at 6.15am and Sundays at 6.25am. Or visit www.cityoffriends.com, www.facebook.com/cityoffriendstv 

To celebrate they have given me 3 plush toys to celebrate one Max, one Ted and one Elphie, to enter just fill out the rafflecoptor below 
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49 comments:

  1. i had a soft toy that was a rabbit that i loved x

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  2. I had a hand puppet that I called Tinky. I kept him even when he was just well worn threads tangled together, kept safely in a box with memories of my childhood

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  3. it was popples i loved them (still do lol)

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  4. My baby has a little elephant which he loves. Takes it everywhere. x

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  5. Catherine woodley21 August 2012 18:57

    I was hit by a car when I was little and the driver gave me a massive polar bear when I got out of hospital. It's now 22 years old and I still have it, even though he quite tatty now!

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  6. My pink care bear that had a rainbow on its tummy :)

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  7. Melanie Daniels21 August 2012 19:22

    I had a koala that played Waltzing Mathilda, I think I still have it somewhere :)

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  8. weebles x

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  9. I had a dog bear called freddie that i took everywhere i went

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  10. I had a teddy from birth that now sleeps in my sons bed :)

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  11. rebecca beesley21 August 2012 22:31

    loved my hello kitty and a weird looking bear my mum made for me!

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  12. I had a soft teddy called BOB

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  13. My yellow teddy that we still have today.

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  14. I had a octopus called Olly ragged but well loved!

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  15. My teddy. He was called Teddy. I'm creativc like that.

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  16. I had a pink teddy which one of my mams friends made for me before I was born....My dad still has it in a box somewhere packed away for safe keeping :)

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  17. Audra Weathers24 August 2012 19:54

    I had a blue stuffed hippo that I loved!

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  18. Other than Farsy the rag, I also had a monkey called Monkey. He was awesome. So wish I'd kept him for Dexter x

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  19. I had a cute ET plush toy :)

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  20. I have still got the teddy that my Nan and Granddad bought me when I was born, he is almost 41yrs old but still loved as much now as he was then :) x

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  21. I had a clown thing I called tossles, it wasn't a scary clown haha. I still have him somewhere.

    Got him from my godmother when i was christened

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  22. I had two favourites as a child - I had a small white teddy bear at home called sam (that now belongs to my daughter) and a brown boy teddy bear called sweetie pie at my Nans (that now belongs to my son!). I loved them so much, both were a comfort to me!

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  23. i had a brown teddy bear with a yellow nose.

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  24. i had a plush toadstool called fergus. odd i know!

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  25. I had a bunny rabbit called bunny

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  26. A teddy that my mum made for me

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  27. I have a selection of special bears now to everyone else they would mean nothing but to me they mean the world. They are those free bears you get from the hospitals. My little boy was a poorly baby with visits and stays every other week in hospital some self driven but most by ambulance with flashing lights. I have about 15 and cherish each and everyone as each was a time I may not have brought my baby boy back home. I have one particular favorite and that's the one with the mask they showed my little boy what was going to happen with this teddy when he was scared so he would be more at ease and it did work. So to many those free donated bears mean nothing but my free bears mean everything and they all sit proudly on my sons shelf in his bedroom oneday he will know what they are for but for now I'll let him play doctors and nurses with them all xxx

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  28. I have a selection of special bears now to everyone else they would mean nothing but to me they mean the world. They are those free bears you get from the hospitals. My little boy was a poorly baby with visits and stays every other week in hospital some self driven but most by ambulance with flashing lights. I have about 15 and cherish each and everyone as each was a time I may not have brought my baby boy back home. I have one particular favorite and that's the one with the mask they showed my little boy what was going to happen with this teddy when he was scared so he would be more at ease and it did work. So to many those free donated bears mean nothing but my free bears mean everything and they all sit proudly on my sons shelf in his bedroom oneday he will know what they are for but for now I'll let him play doctors and nurses with them all xxx

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  29. A scraggy homemade knitted green dog with wonky eyes called Bono. Loved him!

    Sam @happyhomebird

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  30. bertie bassett - the liquorice allsorts man

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  31. I had a stuffed ET, loved him to bits!

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  32. My grandma made me a really long thin teddy (bigger than me!) used to love him o much but he got damaged and I think my mum threw him out :(

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  33. a pink and white dog called poochie

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  34. a fluffy german shepherd called bruce :)

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  35. I had a stuffed seahorse that used to come everywhere with me

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  36. My Nan made me a Pootle Flump (remember them?) lol, as i loved the show. I loved my Pootle, he came everywhere with me, i remember being very upset (although much older) when he finally fell apart! xx

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  37. I had a little rory the tiger teddy :)

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  38. I had a pink teddy, still got it :)

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