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Melody is a television series created by BBC and broadcast on CBeebies.

Characters Edit

  • Melody (played by Angharad Rhodes): A 10 year old, visually impaired girl. She has a vivid imagination.
  • Melody's Mother (played by Laura Bacon): Exactly what it says on her name, she encourages her daughter to listen to music, and imagine adventures.
  • Fudge: A stuffed tabby cat, Melody's toy.

Episodes Edit

Season 1 Edit

# Title[17] Composer Piece Original UK air date[17]
1 "Let's Race[18]" Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Dance of the Knights 2 December 2013
Melody imagines two dinosaurs having a race. One is fast and the other is slow.
2 "Muddy Melody[19]" Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man 3 December 2013
Melody imagines she is a jungle explorer who has found a baby elephant playing in the mud.
3 "Red Riding Hood[20]" Camille Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre 4 December 2013
Melody imagines the story of Little Red Riding Hood when she hears some dramatic music.
4 "Fast Little Train[21]" Sergei Prokofiev Finale: Molto vivace, fourth movement, from Symphony No. 1 5 December 2013
Melody imagines a story about a little train who wants to make his journey go faster.
5 "Promises[22]" Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis 6 December 2013
Melody imagines a princess in a castle who breaks her promise to a frog.
6 "The Lost Bee[23]" Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee from Act 3, The Tale of Tsar Saltan 9 December 2013
Melody listens to Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov and goes on a bee adventure.
7 "Melody and the Snowman[24]" Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, from The Nutcracker 10 December 2013
Melody imagines a story of a lonely snowman and a little girl.
8 "Best Friends[25]" Gustav Holst Jupiter, from The Planets 11 December 2013
Melody listens to Jupiter by Holst and imagines the story of friends who are separated.
9 "The Elves and the Shoemaker[26]" John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine 12 December 2013
Melody listens to Short Ride In a Fast Machine composed by John Adams.
10 "Butterfly Ball[27]" Luigi Boccherini Minuet, third movement from String Quintet in E 13 December 2013
Melody imagines that she and Fudge are playing chase through lots of flowers.
11 "Ugly Duckling[28]" Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Scène: Moderato, Lake in the Moonlight, the opening to Act II of Swan Lake 30 December 2013
Melody hears some music from Swan Lake and imagines the story of the ugly duckling.
12 "Coat of Leaves[29]" Antonio Vivaldi Allegro, third movement, from The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 3 in F major (Autumn) 31 December 2013
Melody listens to The Four Seasons - Autumn by Vivaldi, and imagines the seasons changing.
13 "Flying High[30]" Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending 1 January 2014
Melody listens to The Lark Ascending and imagines a world of birds flying high.
14 "Selfish Shellfish[31]" Camille Saint-Saëns Aquarium, from Le carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals) 2 January 2014
Melody listens to watery music and imagines a story about a selfish shellfish.
15 "Tiptoe Troll[32]" Edvard Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt, Suite No.1 3 January 2014
Melody imagines a story about trolls stealing treasure – including the king's crown.
16 "Unlikely Partners[33]" Edward Elgar Adagio, first movement, from Cello Concerto in E minor 6 January 2014
Melody imagines a story a dancing hippo and mouse.
17 "A Royal Stink[34]" George Frideric Handel Ouverture, first movement, from Music for the Royal Fireworks Suite 7 January 2014
Melody asks for royal music, and Mum finds Music for the Royal Fireworks, by Handel.
18 "When the Cat's Away[35]" Johann Strauss the Younger Annen Polka 8 January 2014
Melody accidentally leaves Fudge at Grandma's house.
19 "Boat Ballet[36]" Erik Satie Gymnopédie: 1. Lent et douloureux 9 January 2014
Melody imagines a beautiful boat ballet with dancing swans when she goes to the park.
20 "The White Whale[37]" Edward Elgar Nimrod, from Enigma Variations 10 January 2014
Melody listens to Nimrod by Edward Elgar and imagines some graceful dancing whales.