Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
Genre Fantasy
Created by Mark Baker & Neville Astley
Directed by Mark Baker
Neville Astley
Phillip Hall (2012)
Joris van Hulzen (2012)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 104 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Phil Davies
Running time 52 x 11 minutes
Distributor E1 Entertainment
Original network (United Kingdom) : Nickelodeon
First shown in United Kingdom
Original release April 2009 (2009-04) – present
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Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom is a British animated television series aimed at pre-school children originally broadcast on Nickelodeon UK.

It is broadcast across Nickelodeon's 43 international channels throughout Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

The show is created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker, and produced by Phil Davies at Astley Baker Davies (the company responsible for Peppa Pig). Many of the actors who lend their vocal skills to characters in Peppa Pig also work on Little Kingdom. These include John Sparkes, Sarah Ann Kennedy, David Rintoul and David Graham. The music is produced by Julian Nott, who is noted for his "Wallace and Gromit" scores.


The show is set in a Little Kingdom, which is ruled by King and Queen Thistle, who live in the Little Castle. The Little Kingdom has a population of Elves who live in The Great Elf Tree, an oak tree set with windows and laid out like an apartment block. The Elves run a factory under the Great Elf Tree where they make toys and wands in the wand factory and also run the Elf Farm and a windmill. The Kingdom also has a population of Fairy Princesses, who live in the fairy village in houses made out of toadstools. Others that live in the Kingdom are the Dwarves, Mrs. Witch and Mr. Gnome.


Written language

Most of the text seen the episodes is in Lorem ipsum, a dummy text used in the printing industry and based on Latin. However, English text does occasionally appear. There are also some examples of a runic script (loosely based on Futhorc) that appear in the dwarf mine and in secret tunnels beneath the little castle.[2]

Voice cast

CharacterVoiceMagic Gender
Ben ElfPreston NymanMale Elf
Princess HollySian TaylorFemale Fairy
Gaston the LadybirdTaig McNabMale Ladybird
Nanny PlumSarah Ann KennedyFemale Fairy
King ThistleIan Puleston-DaviesMale Fairy
Queen ThistleSara CroweFemale Fairy
Mrs ElfJudy FlynnFemale Elf
Mr ElfJohn SparkesMale Elf
Wise Old ElfDavid GrahamMale Elf
VioletLucy MossFemale Fairy
StrawberryZara SiddiqiFemale Fairy



  1. Buchanan, Kirsty (2 December 2012). "Boris Johnson has new role in Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom". Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. "Ben and Holly Journey to the Center of the Earth". YouTube. Retrieved June 28, 2016.

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