Having begged Granny and Grandpa for a scooter, Lola suddenly decides that she now wants a pair of real, actual ice-skates. Everyone is dubious. Charlie reminds her she felt the same about her old yo-yo and Dad warns her that he doesn't want to find the ice-skates in the bottom of her cupboard. But Lola is adamant she needs actual ice-skates because they are sparkly and white, and when she gets them, she will be the best ice-skaterer in the whole school. But it's not quite that simple.
Lola and Lotta have got a pretend shop that sells completely everything. They're having great fun until they accidentally sell Charlie's swimming goggles to Morten, their only customer. "Well get them back," insists Charlie. "We can't," bemoans Lola, "He did proper paying, with banana chips!" Charlie is not amused and wants his goggles back immediately. Morten, on the other hand, doesn't want to swap the goggles for anything.
Will Lola ever be sleepy enough to go to bed, Charlie wonders? She drinks pink milk with tigers, cleans her teeth with a lion, shoos whales down the plughole and has a pyjama party with some dancing dogs. When at last, Charlie manages to get his little sister to feel sleepy, there's a surprise waiting for him in his bed.
Lola and Lotta are best best friends. They do everything together. Then a new girl arrives at school and Lotta seems rather taken with her. Lola starts to feel left out. Inconsolable that Lotta may not like her anymore Charlie and Marv come to the rescue, and Lola realises that of course Lotta is still definitely her best friend. Phew! For one brief moment it looked like life may never be the same again!
Lola and her friend Lotta know everything there is to know about dogs. So they are really pleased when Marv lets them look after Sizzles in the park. They stroke him, they pat him, they groom him. It is all going well - until Sizzles disappears. And when they find him, there isn't just one Sizzles, but two! How will they tell them apart?
Lola is convinced she's the luckiest person in the whole wide world, especially when Granny and Grandpa send her and Charlie the money to go and see the new 'Bat Cat' film. 'Bat Cat' is her favourite! Then things start to go wrong and Lola's luck runs out. Or has it?
Charlie has promised Marv that he'll play football with him but poor Lola has a very nasty cold and is stuck in bed. She begs Charlie to stay with her. Charlie tries all sorts of ways of making her feel better but a butterfly chase Flutterby Mountain finally does the trick. Will Charlie ever make it to his football match?
Charlie and Lola's well-rehearsed circus act for Granny and Grandpa is put in jeopardy when poor Charlie breaks his arm playing football with Marv. Lola and Soren Lorensen try to nurse him back to health and cheer him up. But will Lola find anything for poor "broken" Charlie to do in the circus?
Granny and Grandpa's house is by the sea where there are pony rides and lovely things to eat, a big dressing-up box and Caspar the Cat. But Lola is worried that Soren Lorenson, her imaginary friend, might miss her while she is away. Charlie solves that problem. Then she says she cannot go away because Mum and Dad might miss her. Charlie comes up with another solution. But Lola still doesn't want to go to Granny and Grandpa's. Why? Ohhh, it is because she might miss Mum and Dad. Can Charlie put her little troubled mind to rest?
Lola is in a superstitious mood. There are so many unlucky things you can do. Charlie plays along with this but Lola's imagination gets carried away. If you step on the cracks, do bears really jump out at you?
Lola promises to play beads on Friday with her friend from school, but then Marv invites her to his special space party on the very same day! She loves beads and she did promise, but there is going to be games and cake and everything at Marv's house! What is Lola going to do?!
Charlie and Lola love Charlie's pet mouse, Nibbles. They even take him to school where he shows off his clever tricks. But mice don't live for very long and when Nibbles dies, Lola doesn't think she could have another.
Life is just not fair when you are always the smaller one. You can't go to bed late, you can't get your own pink milk and you can't go on the Super Dooper Loop the Looper ride at the fair. Lola does everything she can to make herself taller: imagining she's a sunflower, a skyscraper and even the tallest mountain in the world. Charlie tries to point out all the advantages of being small, and they even swap places. But Lola remains unconvinced. Only the sight and noise of the really scary Loop the Looper makes her change her mind.
Lola finds a toy rabbit near school and is very worried about it. Charlie puts it on the school wall in case its owner comes back to look for it. But when the rabbit is still there after school, Lola insists that they take it home. Charlie is determined they should find the rabbit's owner and sets about doing just that. But Lola gets more and more attached to it, and the rabbit makes friends with her favourite toy, Foxy. How will she ever be able to hand the rabbit over if its owner turns up?
Charlie and Marv go swimming, Lola decides to play 'Spies' with her imaginary friend Soren Lorenson. The two intrepid detectives spy a removal van outside the flats and they become convinced that a big Ogre is moving in next door! Then they change their minds, it's not an Ogre, it's a Wolf! Or perhaps a whole family of hungry wolves!! When Charlie comes home, he says that's impossible, wolves can't possibly be moving in next door! He decides to sort things out once and for all. But who will answer the door?
Lola likes all sorts of creepy crawlies - she is just not keen on spiders. Charlie tries to show Lola that spiders are not bad at all, in fact they are really quite clever. He shows her that spiders can walk upside down, and build fantastic webs that are bouncy like trampolines. Soon Lola gets very attached to a little spider they have found in the house and, before we know it, she has given him a name, made him his own house, found him a friend and is throwing a spider tea party.
Long car journeys and rainy days can be pretty boring, but a dentist's waiting room, where there is absolutely nothing to do, is definitely the most boring place of all. The lady at the desk seems determined to ruin any fun that Charlie and Lola start to have. But even she can't stop Charlie and Lola from turning a dull old water-cooler, fish tank and tooth poster into an epic pirate adventure on the high seas!
Lola has to keep Charlie's birthday surprise a big secret. And it's really, really hard to keep secrets. To stop Lola from telling him, Charlie decides to try to guess the surprise by coming up with the most extraordinary suggestions. Through this he discovers it is old and big and scary. But nothing could ever have prepared Charlie for the best birthday surprise ever.
Sharing the My Little Town play set that Granny and Grandpa gave them proves a bit of a challenge for Charlie and Lola. Lola wants big flowers and a zoo house. Charlie wants an airport with a control tower and a runway.
It's Save An Animal week at school, and Lola and Lotta are horrified to learn that all sorts of lovely animals are in danger! Which one should they save? Finally, they all agree on the panda and decide to raise money by getting sponsored to do difficult things. Charlie is going to balance an apple on his head for as long as he can, Marv is going to stand on one leg, Lotta is going to skip and Lola hop. Everything is going to plan and then Lola wakes up with spots all over her face and Mum says she has to stay in bed. How will she save a panda now?
Charlie wants Lola to hurry or they will be late for school. But there are so many exciting things to do on the way that Lola keeps getting distracted. There's colouring, and dancing with clouds, playing hopscotch on musical pavements and giggling with hysterical hedgehogs. Charlie has to come up with a cunning ruse to get his little sister to hurry up. You wouldn't want to miss Dragon Day at school, would you?
Lola isn't scared of the dark. She just wants the bedroom door open, the window blind up and the light on - that's all! Well perhaps she is a little scared of the dark. Charlie tries to rid his sister of her fear of the dark.
You cannot have a picnic without swirly tennis and boildy eggs and, of course, sunshine. Lola, Lotta, Charlie and Marv are really excited because they have all of those things. But just as the fun is about to begin, the storm clouds gather. Luckily, Charlie knows how the desert people have picnics indoors and a potential disaster turns into the most wonderfullest picnic ever.
When her adoring father leaves for war, Sara Crewe goes to a strict New York boarding school and endures the harsh treatment of the stern headmistress. Based on the children's classic by Frances Hodgson Burner.
It is time for Charlie and Lola to get their hair cut. But something is bothering Lola and she does not want to tell us what it is. She just wants to keep her hair completely the way it is. Lola wants her hair long, so that she can sit on it and look like a princess. Then Charlie wonders if she is scared. Absolutely not! She's not scared of the snippy scissors, of hairdressers, of anything.
Snow is on the way and Lola is bursting with excitement. Lola just loves snow. After she finally gets to sleep, she wakes up the next morning to find that everything has gone completely white! Charlie, Lola, Marv, Sizzles and Lotta have a wonderful time in the park. They make snow angels, and have snow races, and Lotta and Lola even make a snow dog. Snow really is the best thing ever! Until it melts. Charlie helps a very disappointed Lola see that snow is even more special because it is not there all of the time.
Lola's favourite red shiny shoes no longer fit, and Dad insists that she gets a new pair of shoes. Lola is not having any of it; her old red, shiny shoes are her favourite and she is definitely not going to change them, not ever.
Charlie is Magic. Lola knows this for a fact. He has a new magic set and he can make coins appear from behind her ears! Lola wants to be magic too. She practices and practises and practises, but the magic just doesn't seem to work and she cannot make her magic white rabbit disappear. Then suddenly something magic really happens!
It's ever so easy for Charlie to make Lola jump. But what Lola wants more than anything is to make Charlie jump. This proves quite tricky. Lola tries everything. She asks her best friend Lotta and Marv to help her make Charlie jump. They try hiding, ghosts and really really scary stories. Soon Charlie, too, is longing to jump. Will nothing work?
A surprise school trip is planned and as Charlie, Marv and Lotta speculate about where it might be. Lola starts to worry that she might get lost. Bright clothes and whistles come into play in an attempt to avoid getting lost.
Charlie and Lola love Charlie's pet mouse, Nibbles. They even take him to school where he shows off his tricks. But mice don't live very long and when Nibbles dies, Lola doesn't think she could ever have a pet mouse again.
Outside the weather is boiling hot. Lola, Charlie and Arnold Wolf try to cool down with fanning, panting and then ice creams. But Arnold takes a rather big bite of Lola's ice-cream and the whole thing plops to the ground.
Lola and Lotta are practising their song for the school concert that evening. Then Lola gets a fit of the hiccups. Everyone tries to help Lola get rid of her hiccups, but will they go before the big performance?
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)