The BEST Episodes of Charlie and Lola

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2022

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.

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I Am Completely Hearing and Also Listening

#1 - I Am Completely Hearing and Also Listening

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

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 9.82
34 votes
It's Raining, It's Boring

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

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 18, 2008

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 9.80
35 votes
Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks

#3 - Never Ever Never Step on the Cracks

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 26, 2007

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 9.78
32 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Anna Starkey, Samantha Hill (II)
But Marv is Absolutely Charlie's Best Friend

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

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 16, 2008

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 9.70
33 votes
But I Don't Really Like This Present

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

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 11, 2007

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 9.65
34 votes
I Can Dance Like a Dancer

#6 - I Can Dance Like a Dancer

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 12, 2007

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 9.65
34 votes
I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates

#7 - I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 6, 2008

Having begged Granny and Grandad for a scooter, Lola suddenly decides that what she really wants is a pair of white, sparkly ice skates. Charlie warns her that they will end up like her yoyo, neglected at the bottom of her cupboard. But Lola is convinced that if she gets them she'll be the best ice skater in the whole school.

star 9.64
33 votes
You Can Be My Friend

#8 - You Can Be My Friend

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 11, 2007

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 9.60
35 votes
My Little Town

#9 - My Little Town

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 22, 2006

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 9.58
36 votes
But I am an Alligator

#10 - But I am an Alligator

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 27, 2006

Lola has a favorite alligator costume that she wants to wear absolutely everywhere. Charlie tells her that she can't wear it all the time, but Lola argues that she can, as it is her favorite and best. Charlie becomes embarrassed when she wears it to the supermarket and then to the playground. He's in for a surprise, however, when she decides to wear it to a school presentation.

star 9.57
35 votes
I Will Not Ever Never Forget You, Nibbles

#11 - I Will Not Ever Never Forget You, Nibbles

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 26, 2007

When Charlie's parents decide that he is responsible enough to have a pet, he gets a mouse named Nibbles. Both he and Lola soon begin having a lot of good times with Nibbles. They teach him many tricks and he proves to be the cleverest pet on "Bring Your Pet to School Day." When Nibbles passes away, Lola seems more broken up about it than Charlie. Charlie helps Lola to see that he's sad too, to cope with the loss and to ultimately celebrate what they both love about Nibbles.

star 9.50
34 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Anna Starkey, Samantha Hill (II)
It Wasn't Me!

#12 - It Wasn't Me!

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 25, 2005

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 9.49
39 votes
But We Always Do It Like This

#13 - But We Always Do It Like This

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2007

When Charlie and Lola visit Granny and Grandpa they always build an extremely special sandcastle on the beach, and they always do it together. This time a little girl, and her whole family, is determined to join in and Lola's not too happy about it.

star 9.43
37 votes
It is Very Special and Extremely Ancient

#14 - It is Very Special and Extremely Ancient

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 4, 2008

Lola and her best friend Lotta find out what a fossil is and are determined to find one. Charlie doesn't think they will. Undeterred, Lola searches her lunchbox, the sandpit and the rockery. They find all sorts of things, but no fossils. Maybe their luck will change at the beach?

star 9.28
36 votes
I am Really, Really, Really Concentrating

#15 - I am Really, Really, Really Concentrating

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 4, 2006

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: Carol Noble, Samantha Hill (II)
I Am Extremely Absolutely Boiling

#16 - I Am Extremely Absolutely Boiling

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 29, 2007

It's extremely hot and Charlie and Lola are trying to stay cool. Lola falls out with Arnold but ends up friends again.

star 9.16
43 votes
I'm Far Too Extremely Busy

#17 - I'm Far Too Extremely Busy

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jan 16, 2006

Charlie wants to play a fun game of cards with Lola. It's a matching game called flip flop. Lola, however, is pretending that she has jobs and is "far too extremely busy." She hurries from one job to another --- writing a letter for mermaids, being a dentist and more. It seems like she doesn't even have time for her friends.

star 9.15
39 votes
Please May I Have Some of Yours?

#18 - Please May I Have Some of Yours?

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 9, 2006

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 9.00
5 votes
Directors: Kitty Taylor
Writers: Olly Smith, Samantha Hill (II)
Boo! Made You Jump

#19 - Boo! Made You Jump

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 21, 2005

Lola looks for a way to scare Charlie.

star 8.94
71 votes
The Most Wonderfullest Picnic in the Whole Wide World

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

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 2, 2005

Charle & Lola go on a picnic.

star 8.83
70 votes
I Am Inventing a Usefullish Invention

#21 - I Am Inventing a Usefullish Invention

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

Charlie and Marv have to come up with an invention for a school project by tomorrow. Lola reckons that she's an extremely good inventor too, and keeps interrupting their efforts with ideas of her own. The boys have got to invent something really fantastic and time is running out. Just as they are beginning to panic, Lola the Inventor stumbles on a brilliant idea!

star 8.82
67 votes
I am Extremely Magic

#22 - I am Extremely Magic

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 6, 2006

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)
I Am Making a Craze

#23 - I Am Making a Craze

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 23, 2008

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 8.60
5 votes
I am Collecting a Collection

#24 - I am Collecting a Collection

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 22, 2006

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!

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 25, 2005

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
56 votes