George Ezra and Tom Hardy read CBeebies Bedtime Stories through smart speakers

George Ezra and Tom Hardy read CBeebies Bedtime Stories through smart speakers

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George Ezra on CBeebies Bedtime Stories (Credit: BBC/Pete Dadds)
George Ezra on CBeebies Bedtime Stories (Credit: BBC/Pete Dadds)

From this week, families can now listen to familiar voices read bedtime stories on Amazon smart speakers.

The announcement follows the launch of BBC Kids skill on Amazon Echo devices earlier this year.

By simply saying “Open CBeebies”, parents and children are able access a selection of bedtime stories with a variety of adventures to enjoy.

“I'm proud that we have created a Jackanory for the digital age,” said Mukul Devichand, Executive Editor, BBC Voice & AI. "The experience is both traditional and futuristic, all at once. These are delightful audio stories, delivered without a screen, but can be selected by children using their voice - with child-friendly Voice navigation that we have developed.”

He added, "we are experimenting in how to bring the best of the BBC's public service to the new medium of Voice AI, and you'll see much more in the coming year for adults and children."

Reading these stories are famous voices including musician George Ezra and actors Tom Hardy (Taboo), Maureen Lipman (Coronation Street) and Sharon D Clarke (Informer).

Bear on my Chair

Tom Hardy regales listeners with a tale written by Ross Collins about an angry little mouse and his attempts to move a pesky bear from his chair.

Under the Same Sky


George Ezra on CBeebies Bedtime Stories (Credit: BBC/Pete Dadds)

George Ezra brings his distinctive voice to Cbeebies Bedtime Stories to tell Britta Teckentrup’s story about the hopes and dreams that everyone experiences under the same sky.

Grandma’s House


Maureen Lipman on CBeebies Bedtime Stories (Credit: BBC)

Maureen Lipman takes a break from Corrie’s cobbles to read a mysterious story by Alice Melvin following a little girl visiting her Grandma's house. However, not all is as it seems when she gets there her Grandma is missing.

Rusty the Squeaky


Sharon D Clarke on CBeebies Bedtime Stories (Credit: BBC)

Sharon D Clarke swaps the aliens of Doctor Who for a squeaking robot named Rusty.

Neil Clark’s sci-fi story is set on Planet Robotone, where Rusty is isolated from his fellow robot kind as he has the unique feature of squeaking.

However, with help of his friends, Rusty discovers it’s good to be different.

This selection of stories joins a host of others previously launched this winter, including Pink Lion read by actor Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who), Dog Loves Books read by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, Hugless Douglas read by actor Mark Bonnar (Humans) and Lion Practice read by Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill.

New Bedtime Stories are now available on the BBC Kids skill on Amazon smart speakers.

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From this week, families can now listen to familiar voices read bedtime stories on Amazon smart speakers.