The BEST Episodes of Charlie and Lola

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2019

Network: CBeebies

I have this little sister, Lola. She is small and very funny. Charlie & Lola is fun series targeted at preschool audiences about a boy named Charlie and his sister, Lola. Featuring a unique "collage" animation style and catchy background themes, the show follows the pair as Charlie helps out his often rather independent-minded sister, Lola. Lola can be rather firm-minded when it comes to things like not wanting to go to bed, or doing things on her own, but Charlie doesn't mind too much --- he knows how to come up with a creative solution to help Lola see a different point of view. Viewers can accompany the two as they travel to fantastic worlds using their amazing imaginations. Charlie & Lola is based on a series of books by Lauren Child, who works on the show as an associate producer.

I am Really, Really, Really Concentrating

#1 - I am Really, Really, Really Concentrating

Season 2 - Episode 14

It's Sports Day at Charlie and Lolas' school and there are various activities being held. Each student is allowed to choose one activity to participate in. Charlie, Marv and Lotta all quickly find activities they're good at, but Lola struggles to find an activity. Lola eventually chooses the egg-and-spoon race and succeeds at in a unique way.

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Samantha Hill (II), Carol Noble
I Am Completely Hearing and Also Listening

#2 - I Am Completely Hearing and Also Listening

Season 3 - Episode 11

Lola thinks that she's good at listening. However, her not listening leads to problems at home and at school. When Arnold Wolf invites everybody to his house for a Batcat party, Lola doesn't listen to the instructions, and Charlie and Lola miss the party. Lola has to become a good listener.

star 9.14
7 votes
It's Raining, It's Boring

#3 - It's Raining, It's Boring

Season 3 - Episode 16

Charlie and Lola are having a day-trip to Marv's, but Lola is sure that it will be spoiled when it starts raining. She wanted to play in the park with Marv's dog, Sizzles, but it now seems that they're stuck inside playing rainy-day games. When Marv finds a box marked with promises of curing boredom with fun games, it looks like their luck may have changed.

star 9.13
8 votes
I've Got Nobody to Play With

#4 - I've Got Nobody to Play With

Season 3 - Episode 26

Playing Piggy in the Middle is fun, but you need other people. Charlie is going out and Lotta has a cold. So Lola has no one to play with - until she remembers her imaginary friend Soren Lorenson.

star 9.00
3 votes
Boo! Made You Jump

#5 - Boo! Made You Jump

Season 1 - Episode 11

Lola looks for a way to scare Charlie.

star 8.76
17 votes
Please May I Have Some of Yours?

#6 - Please May I Have Some of Yours?

Season 2 - Episode 19

Lola and Charlie are going to the zoo. Lola has a known problem with saving things for later and manages to eat her lunch before lunchtime and use up for photos before she gets to photograph what she really wants. When Lola starts borrowing Charlie's things, Charlie is patient. When Charlie is left without what he wants because of Lola's borrowing, Lola realizes that her not saving things is inconsiderate of others.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Olly Smith, Samantha Hill (II)
I Am Making a Craze

#7 - I Am Making a Craze

Season 3 - Episode 21

Everyone is hooley hooping - Charlie, Marv, Lotta - in fact, the whole school is hooley hooping, and Lola has had enough. She decides to make up a new craze, but soon realises it's not as easy as you might think. Until she hits on 'Cuppy Catch-Ball'.

star 8.75
4 votes
I am Extremely Magic

#8 - I am Extremely Magic

Season 2 - Episode 3

Charlie has a new magic kit and dazzles Lola with his tricks. Lola asks him to teach her magic, but Charlie says that he can't --- it wouldn't be magic if he could. Lola thinks that if Charlie is magic, that must mean that she is too. With the help of her imaginary friend, Soren Lorensen, she does her best to do tricks, but comes up empty. She's ready to give up, but Charlie has some ideas to help.

star 8.71
7 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Anna Starkey, Samantha Hill (II)
Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks

#9 - Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks

Season 2 - Episode 24

When it comes to superstitions, Lola doesn't seem to completely understand the idea that sometimes people just spin tall tales that aren't really true. She's convinced that potatoes will grow if she doesn't wash behind her ears, and that there are vicious animals waiting to grab her should she step on a crack in the sidewalk. Amused at first by his sister's behavior, Charlie begins to realize that some of these tales are causing his sister genuine fear. He talks with her to help her understand that she shouldn't believe everything she hears.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Anna Starkey, Samantha Hill (II)
I am Collecting a Collection

#10 - I am Collecting a Collection

Season 2 - Episode 6

Charlie has been making a collection of plastic dinosaur figures from cereal and Lola decides that she wants to start a collection too. However, she finds that it's harder than it seems. Her idea of collecting water is dismissed as "boring," and she tries collecting leaves, but it's nowhere near autumn. Nevertheless, she gathers a set of objects that don't seem to be a collection, but in fact have their own special way of going together.

star 8.56
9 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Dave Ingham
I am Hurrying I'm Almost Nearly Ready!

#11 - I am Hurrying I'm Almost Nearly Ready!

Season 1 - Episode 10

Lola for some reason isn't hurrying up to get ready for school, although she says she is. Lola wants some time to color in her coloring book, feed her goldfish, and do countless other things, forcing Charlie to wait. With time getting tight, Charlie intervenes so that Lola can really hurry up and make it to school.

star 8.50
2 votes
Look After Your Planet

#12 - Look After Your Planet

Season 2 - Episode 25

When Lola sees the room of Marv's brother Marty, who never throws anything away, she resolves to get rid of all of her old stuff. Charlie encourages the project, but tells her that she should recycle it instead. Later, they receive a comic called Look After Your Planet that offers a prize of a tree to plant if you're able to collect enough stuff to recycle. Charlie and Lola do their best, but find that they need some help.

star 8.43
7 votes
But Where Completely Are We?

#13 - But Where Completely Are We?

Season 3 - Episode 22

Charlie and Lola's parents let them go 'camping' in the garden. Charlie is kitted up like a real explorer, and is all excited by the prospect of wild animals, survival and living off the land, but Lola isn't so sure.

star 8.40
5 votes
It Wasn't Me!

#14 - It Wasn't Me!

Season 1 - Episode 13

Charlie always has imaginative solutions for helping his sister see things in a new way, but he has a real challenge on his hands when Lola refuses to admit to breaking his toy rocket.

star 8.33
12 votes
My Little Town

#15 - My Little Town

Season 1 - Episode 26

Charlie and Lola receive a toy set from their grandparents called My Little Town, although Lola wants Charlie to think of it as "Our Little Town." It has markers, towers and more for construction. Charlie gets to work building a town with things like cars and airplanes, while Lola just wants to draw flowers and later a zoo. Charlie, however, is rather unwilling to share supplies and Lola ends up with just a couple of stubby crayons and nothing to cover her zoo animals from the rain. With Charlie unwilling to share, the game is beginning to seem no fun.

star 8.33
9 votes
I Slightly Want to Go Home

#16 - I Slightly Want to Go Home

Season 3 - Episode 3

Lola is going to Lotta's house for her first ever sleepover, and it couldn't be more exciting. But, little by little, Lola realises everything is a bit different from her normal bedtime. Lotta brushes her teeth after bath time, not before! Even a midnight feast can't cheer her up. When it's finally time to put the light out, Lola admits that she wants to go home.

star 8.33
18 votes
But Marv is Absolutely Charlie's Best Friend

#17 - But Marv is Absolutely Charlie's Best Friend

Season 3 - Episode 20

Lola is distraught when she sees Charlie and Marv playfighting. To make things worse, someone called Jack is claiming to be Marv's new best friend. Lola and Lotta hatch a plan to get them back together - involving pirates!

star 8.33
6 votes
Help I Really Mean It

#18 - Help I Really Mean It

Season 3 - Episode 14

Granny and Grandpa's cat, Caspar, has come to stay with Charlie and Lola. Lola loves looking after Caspar but keeps calling for Charlie's help. Lola and Lotta think that it's quite fun calling for Charlie and watching him come running. Fun, that is, until Caspar gets stuck up in the sky and Lola and Lotta really need Charlie's help.

star 8.33
6 votes
But I Don't Really Like This Present

#19 - But I Don't Really Like This Present

Season 3 - Episode 12

Lola doesn't like the hat that Lotta gives her. It's itchy and it has 'dangly bits'. Even Soren Lorenson, Lola's imaginary friend, thinks it wouldn't be too bad if she lost the hat by accident. It's only when she really does lose it that Lola realizes her friendship with Lotta is more important.

star 8.29
7 votes
I Can Dance Like a Dancer

#20 - I Can Dance Like a Dancer

Season 3 - Episode 13

Lola is sure that she is a good dancer. But some dancing is a bit too swirly, ballet is too floaty, while tap dancing is too shuffly and not tappy enough. Just when she thinks she will never ever be any good, Lola finds a way of combining all the different dances and coming up with one big special dance all of her own - Lola dancing.

star 8.29
7 votes
The Most Wonderfullest Picnic in the Whole Wide World

#21 - The Most Wonderfullest Picnic in the Whole Wide World

Season 1 - Episode 12

Charle & Lola go on a picnic.

star 8.25
16 votes
You Can Be My Friend

#22 - You Can Be My Friend

Season 2 - Episode 21

When Marv comes over to go on a trip with Charlie, he brings his little brother, Morten. Morten is about the same age as Lola and she's convinced he will want to play with her and become her new "friend down the stairs." Morten, however, seems to ignore all Lola's attempts to play with him and doesn't say a word. Lola begins to think Morten doesn't like her, but finds that sometimes it takes a while for some people to come out of their shell.

star 8.25
8 votes
How Many More Minutes?

#23 - How Many More Minutes?

Season 2 - Episode 5

When Charlie and Lolas' Mom has a dentist appointment, they find themselves in a waiting room and rather bored. Everything they try to keep themselves entertained seems to irritate the lady at the desk. However, they use their imaginations to have a fun adventure.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Anna Starkey, Samantha Hill (II)
What Can I Wear for Halloween?

#24 - What Can I Wear for Halloween?

Season 3 - Episode 19

Charlie, Lola, Lotta and Marv have been growing a pumpkin all year for the Halloween party. Lola can't decide what to wear, and the boy from downstairs shatters the pumpkin: the party is ruined!

star 8.14
7 votes
I Can Train Your Dog

#25 - I Can Train Your Dog

Season 3 - Episode 5

Marv's mum says Sizzles really is a very naughty dog, but Lola knows this isn't true. Sizzles just needs some practice! Charlie and Lola take Sizzles back to their flat and set about training him. Things aren't going well until they discover that Sizzles will do anything for a sausage. Which is fine until Morten, Marv's little brother, eats Sizzles's sausage by accident!

star 8.13
16 votes