Mister Maker – Wikipedia

English children’s television series

Mister Maker
Genre Children’s
Arts & Crafts
Created by Phil Gallagher
Written by (Script by)
Nic Ayling
Driana Jones
Phil Gallagher
Directed by James Morgan
Helen Scott
Peter Eyre, Jessie Brown
Starring Phil Gallagher
Voices of Jessie Brown
Narrated by Phil Gallagher
Opening theme Make it Mister Maker
Ending theme Make it Mister Maker (Instrumental)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 60
Executive producer El Macho
Producers Series Producer:
Driana Jones
Programme Associate:
Nic Ayling
Production location Maidstone
Running time 19 mins
Production companies RDF Television (series 1)
The Foundation (series 2-3)
Distributor RDF Television
Original network CBeebies
Picture format 576i (16:9)
Original release 17 September 2007 (2007-09-17) –
25 December 2009 (2009-12-25)
Followed by Mister Maker Comes to Town
Related shows Justin’s House

Mister Maker is a British children’s television series commissioned by Michael Carrington at the BBC for CBeebies.[1] The series launched in 2007[2] and also airs on BBC One and BBC Two. In the United States and Latin America the series airs on the Discovery Familia network, dubbed in Spanish and in Portuguese in Brazil.[3] In Canada, the series airs on Treehouse TV and TVOKids. To date three series have been commissioned from The Foundation (part of RDF Media).[2][4] It also airs in Australia on ABC2. The series comprises a mixture of animation and real time content. A total of 4 spin-offs were produced, Mister Maker Comes to Town, Mister Maker Around the World, Mister Maker’s Arty Party, and Mister Maker at Home, which aired from 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2020, respectively. “Mister Maker” is portrayed by Phil Gallagher.

Episode format[edit]

Every episode has the following sequence:

  • Creative Idea – Art or craft.
  • The Shapes Dance – The Shapes dance leading to one of them presenting a puzzle.
  • Minute Make It Time – Timed 1-minute art or craft.
  • The Colour Kids – They make a picture using their clothes.
  • Frame-It! – Calm time to make usually a nice relaxing picture to put in a frame.
  • Random Picture – Either a messy picture or pictures made by objects.
  • Another Creative Idea – Another art or craft.
  • Time To Go – Tocky the bird tells you it’s the end of the show.
  • Mister Maker exits the studio – appears in white room seen in intro.
  • Black Bar within 6 minutes 20 seconds – Put away studio back in its box.

The show ends with Tocky telling Mister Maker to go and then shows Mister Maker how to put all this stuff back into the art box.


  • Tocky the Bird: “Time to go, time to go”
  • Mister Maker: “Oh, that’s it for now. My making time’s over. But yours is just beginning! See you soon! It’s time to put all this stuff back in its box!”
Number By DVD Name Date
1 Mister Maker: Let’s Make It 25 November 2008
2 Mister Maker: I Have An Idea! 25 November 2008
3 Mister Maker: Get Making 25 November 2008
4 Mister Maker: Let’s Make More 25 November 2008
5 Mister Maker: Watch And Make Mister Maker: Hands Wing Work 25 November 2008
6 Mister Maker: Yes We Art, Art We 27 September 2009
7 Mister Maker: Make Art 12 September 2010
8 Mister Maker: Day of Art 30 July 2011

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • BAFTA: Nominated for Best Presenter (Phil Gallagher/Mister Maker)[5]

Live shows[edit]

  • Mister Maker Live (2014-2015)
  • Mister Maker And The Shapes Live (2014-2017)
  • Mister Maker Hide and Seek Party (2018)
  • Mister Maker Returns (2018-2019)
  • Mister Maker And Rebecca Keatley (2020-2021)
  • Make it Mister Maker (2020-2021)
  • Mister Maker At The Marlowe (2021)
  • Mister Maker Club (2021)


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