Voiced by the irrepressible Justin Fletcher, the third series of ITV's pre-school hit Olly the Little White Van is now being broadcast. I must admit we don't usually watch CITV so were unaware of this progarmme, but having been sent a sample DVD to review, Lara has become a big fan.
The theme tune is so catchy, and we all find ourselves singing or humming along to:
“Olly the little white van, helps his friends as much as he can
Olly the little white van, always around to give a helping hand..”
Olly is a really charming little character, always dashing about to help his friends, and performing good deeds. He doesn't always get things right, but he tries his best, and is very thoughtful and considerate. This conveys a lovely and important message to his pint-sized fans, but never comes over as either schmaltzy or patronising.