Roly Mo is a cheerful, kind and wise mole with a passion for books, stories, games and activities that entertain as well as educate.  In particular this show inspires young viewers to discover the magic of reading.

Bursting with excitement and keen to learn, Little Bo explores the big wide world with the help of her Uncle Roly Mo’s never ending collection of books, which are stored in his library; he has a story or rhyme or song for every occasion and is a friendly and reassuring guide to his niece.

Joining in the fun are the boisterous and loveable snoots Yugo and Migo, the stripy blue tree frog Rockit and Ribble the baby bird.

Delightful and warm-hearted, lively and curious, the Roly Mo crew are sure to win their place in the hearts of all young viewers.

Roly Mo10015 mins
Storytime with Roly Mo302 mins
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    Roly Mo

    Roly Mo, the storytelling mole, is warm hearted and wise with a jolly sense of humour! Roly is a good listener, offering guidance, advice and an endless supply of wonderful stories to his friends Yugo and Migo, and his favourite niece Little Bo.

    But there's more to Roly than meets the eye! He's a very elegant mole with a vast array of hats which he wears according to his mood and situation! And did you know that Roly is a highly talented banjo player? This very accomplished mole, is also an expert at cooking, painting, gardening, star gazing through his own Rolyscope, and knitting. Roly is also very fond of a good nap but with the boisterous Yugo and Migo around, this is often impossible!

    At the end of a busy day he likes nothing better than to relax with a copy of the Daily Mole, a Moly Munchie or two and Moo his favourite toy!

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    Little Bo

    Roly Mo's niece Little Bo is a typical six year old mole - curious, capable, independent and with an infectious sense of humour.

    Little Bo loves to learn but when she's not sure of things she'll turn to her Uncle Roly for advice and kind words. She likes songs and rhymes and is learning to read simple stories for herself, something she likes to do with her Uncle Roly.

    Little Bo is proud of her pony tail and has an endless collection of hair bows and hats and she loves her floral backpack which contains her precious Busy Book, an exciting source of games and activities.

    Little Bo's best friend is her cuddly toy Floppy, a pink cloth baby mole.

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    Rockit the irrepressible blue tree frog, bounces into Roly Mo's underground home in search of fun with his friends and some of Roly's very good Apple Crumble Cake!

    With his great self confidence, outlandish suggestions and solutions to problems, this natural comedian is a great favourite with Yugo and Migo, who admire him greatly and look forward to his occasional visits with eager anticipation.

    With his active imagination and ambitious plans Rockit adds excitement and laughter to the friends' games making them even more chaotic than normal!

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    Yugo + Migo

    Roly Mo's mischievous houseguests, Yugo and Migo are very rare creatures called snoots! They arrived for tea with Roly one day and never left!

    They are a classic comedy double act and whenever they are around chaos ensues. Inseparable friends and non-identical twins, they love finishing each others rhymes. They are very different characters though. Yugo loves to remember things and Migo loves to pretend to forget things! Yugo loves the rain and Migo hates getting wet but he does love to snootle in the sunshine.

    Whatever their differences, they both love to join in Little Bo's songs and games.

    Yugo is very fond of Snudge, his favourite toy which is really just a misshapen blob of material. Migo loves his Bibby, a rather grubby bib which goes everywhere with him.

Roly Mo's Burrow

Executive Producer

  • Mike Watts

Series Producer

  • Lucinda Whiteley


  • Helen Sheppard

Special Sequences Director

  • Julian Kemp


  • Helen Sheppard
  • Bob Harvey
  • Alistair Clark

Executive Producer BBC

  • Kay Benbow

Head of Production

  • Murray Peterson

Production Manager

  • Helen Kelsey


  • Simon Buckley
  • Neil Sterenberg
  • Iestyn Evans
  • Robert Skidmore

Additional Puppeteers

  • Don Austen
  • Michael Bayliss
  • Richard Coombes
  • Brian Herring
  • Mark Jefferis
  • Steve Kynman
  • Mark Mander
  • Olly Taylor

Voice Artists

  • Wayne Forester
  • Tamsin Heatley
  • Philip Pope
  • Duncan Wisbey

Title Song Lyrics

  • Mike Watts

Title Song Music

  • Philip Pope

Title Song Vocals

  • Paul K Joyce

Song Lyrics

  • Philip Pope
  • Toby Rushton
  • Mike Watts
  • Lucinda Whiteley
  • Judy Whitfield

Songs Composed By

  • Philip Pope
  • Mike Clowes
  • Keith Hopwood
  • Kick Production

Additional Music

  • Mike Clowes

Musical Director

  • Philip Pope

Additional Music Supervision

  • Ben Pope


  • Lucinda Whiteley
  • Mike Watts
  • Toby Rushton
  • Alan Macdonald
  • Jimmy Hibbert

Additional Material

  • Richard Bird
  • Wayne Forester
  • Bob Harvey
  • Christine Secombe

Short Story Writers

  • Nicky Barton
  • Richard Bird
  • Aidan Cook
  • Sarah Hayes
  • Edward Lear
  • Lucy Murphy
  • Rachel Murrell
  • Jan Page
  • Clare Palmier
  • Toby Rushton
  • Christine Secombe
  • Yasmin Sidhwa
  • Andrew Viner
  • Lucinda Whiteley
  • Judy Whitfield

Short Story Animation

  • Leo Nielsen
  • Neil Fitzgibbon
  • Andy Wagner
  • Simon Batten
  • Chris Gunningham

Puppet Makers

  • Neal Scanlan Studio
  • The Neil Sterenberg Company

Puppet Maintenance

  • Robert SKidmore
  • Tobin Petit

Puppet Co-ordinator

  • Simon Buckley

Character Designs

  • Sarah Hayes
  • Jake Lunt
  • Richard Goleszowski

Animation Producer

  • Lucy Murphy

Animation Consultant

  • Marion Edwards

Short Story Animation

  • King Rollo Films

Short Story Music

  • Lester Barnes

Busy Books Written by

  • Nuria McGlinchey
  • Catherine Kirkwood
  • Lucinda Whiteley

Busy Book Animation

  • Adrian Cowell
  • Ben O'Brien
  • Jason George
  • Kevin Frostick
  • Gareth Axford
  • Joe Mulligan

Busy Book Music

  • Mike Clowes

Additional graphics

  • Gareth Axford
  • Jake Lunt
  • Pocket Laboratories
  • David Tasker


  • Chris Baines
  • Simon Collins
  • John Freeman
  • Rhian Ap-Gruffydd

Education Consultant

  • Su Hurrell


  • Mo Holden

Art Department

  • Jane Temple
  • Jon Wingrove
  • Sam Harley
  • Neil Damman

Art Department Assistants

  • Caroline Charlton
  • Raphael Colucci
  • Amelia Davies
  • Julia Fallon
  • Manni Morris
  • Beth Pell
  • Emma Petrie
  • Carmel Said
  • Gary Smith


  • Simon Alderdice
  • Pete Dale
  • Dick Crane
  • Richard Fern
  • Olly Poole
  • Andy Siddal
  • Peter Sides
  • Matt Try

Technical Assistant

  • Ben Reason

Studio Sound

  • Tim Brott

Sound Recording

  • James Beard
  • Gregor Reid

Additional Sound

  • Wal Walters
  • William O'Reilly

Sound Recording Facilities

  • Mark Angelo
  • Unique Facilities

Camera Operator

  • Neil Purcell
  • Cathy Becque

Lighting Camera

  • John E. Walker

Equipment Hire

  • AFL

Studio Facilities

  • Park Royal Studios
  • Animation Facilities
  • Pocket Laboratories
  • King Rollo Films


  • Trudy's Kitchen

Production Secretary

  • Sonia McGlinchey

Studio Assistant

  • James Stewart

Production Team

  • Sarah Baron
  • Anthony Butler
  • Jill Crouch
  • Sandra Foran
  • Libby Lake
  • Christina Takkides

Stage Manager

  • Liz Summers

Voice Coach

  • Jo Cameron Brown


  • Simon Cruse
  • Jim Lownie
  • Will Peverett
  • Dubbing Mixers
  • Matt Ramsay
  • Adrian Smith

Post Production

  • Platform
  • Editworks
  • JCA

Post Production Supervisor

  • Julia Reason

Script Supervisors

  • Alison Garland
  • Katie Harlow
  • Jenny Bowman

Production Accountant

  • Anne Davin


  • Peter Coles

Editorial Assistant

  • Nuria McGlinchey

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