Grandpa in My Pocket
When Grandpa (James Bolam) puts on his magic shrinking cap, he becomes small enough to hide in Jason's pocket - or his backpack, or lunch box or pencil case - and creates comic mayhem that Jason has to sort out. When Grandpa (James Bolam) puts on his magic shrinking cap, he becomes small enough to hide in Jason's pocket - or his backpack, or lunch box or pencil case - and creates comic mayhem that Jason has to sort out.
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In it to Win It
May 19, 2013
The Masons have borrowed a table football and are having lots of fun playing together in the garden. But then teenager Cousin Alvin arrives - he has gone all sporty and over-competitive. Convinced that you can only enjoy a game if you win it, Alvin challenges the family to a number of games and exercises. The more Alvin wins, the more objectionable he becomes. So Grandpa shrinks and sets out to teach Alvin that you don't have to win to have fun. But Grandpa's plans don't entirely work - Grandpa is able to make Alvin lose but the teenager doesn't enjoy it one bit. Eventually, Grandpa gets Jason to suggest another game of table football, only this time Jason has an extra member on his team! Jason easily beats Alvin, thanks to Grandpa's incredible football skills - Alvin is so impressed by his young cousin that he can't complain about losing. And at last Alvin starts to have fun...
Miss Smiley's Strawberry Surprise
April 7, 2013
Jason and Jemima go to Miss Smiley's Fun Kitchen club to learn how to cook some of her delicious recipes, including Suck-Up Spaghetti and Strawberry Surprise. However, Floyd is also in the class and is soon up to mischief. Little does he know that Grandpa is keeping an eye on him! As Floyd attempts to sabotage the food, Grandpa follows him about and ends up hiding in a bowl of spaghetti. Jason quickly steps in to make sure Grandpa is not discovered. Floyd is spoiling everybody's fun and Miss Smiley is virtually in tears. It falls to a Strawberry Surprise by the name of Sidney (Grandpa of course!) to tell Floyd that his behaviour is unacceptable. Floyd finally apologises and starts joining in properly - but of course nobody believes that he's been talking to a Strawberry Surprise! They think it's just Floyd up to his usual tricks.
Making the Most of Max
March 10, 2013
Grandpa is very excited because his other grandson, Max (Jason's little cousin) is coming to visit. Max is heavily into the Stone Age so Grandpa helps him make Stone Age world out of modelling clay. Max even makes a model Cave Man and Jemima adds a hairy wig and beard. But unfortunately, Grandpa accidentally sits on the Cave Man and squashes him flat. Anxious not to upset Max, Grandpa shrinks and dressed up as the Cave Man himself. Max can't tell the difference and plays with his new toy all afternoon - he just misses Grandpa who he believes has gone for a nap. When Dad suggests that Max take his Cave Man home, Jason engineers an escape and makes a new model Cave Man as a replacement. At last Grandpa can unshrink and enjoy the rest of the day playing with his favourite grandsons.
A Very Needy Speedy Edie
April 8, 2012
Mr Liker Biker is looking after the Bike Shop when a very important customer turns up - supreme cycling champion Speedy Edie! She's about to embark on a round-the-world cycling race and has a huge long list of requirements. However, her speedy shopping style sends Mr Liker Biker into a spin so Grandpa shrinks and flies off to help out. Between them, Grandpa and Jason help Speedy Edie with her shopping but she still isn't satisfied with the speed of the service. Grandpa has to find a way to slow her down, and he does - by pretending to be the voice on a relaxation tape. The only problem is that Speedy Edie slows down so much she virtually stops. She ends up camping in the Masons' garden with no immediate plans to leave!
The Perfect Little Litter Picker
March 4, 2012
When Mr Whoops hurts his back picking up litter on Sunnysands beach Grandpa decides that he needs a Litter Picker. And who better to invent one than Mr Mentor. Jason and Jemima go off to the Lighthouse to help Mr Mentor with his invention - Grandpa is unable to climb all the lighthouse stairs so shrinks and flies in through the window instead. Mr Mentor is having trouble finding something to turn into a perfect little Litter Picker, but Grandpa is full of bright ideas. He suggests to Jason that they adapt a rather extraordinary metal bird - it'll make the perfect little Litter Picker. Mr Mentor thinks this is a "wonderbubble" idea. But as soon as Mr Whoops gets his hands on the invention he has a little accident and it breaks. Grandpa sneaks inside the Litter Picker and fixes the problem before using his magic to fly the Litter Picker out of the lighthouse and off to the beach. The Little Litter Picker is a triumph, all thanks to Grandpa!
No More Dolls for Dora
May 28, 2011
Jason's friend Dora is having a birthday party and Jason wants to buy her a special present. He knows Dora is very fond of dolls, but he wants to get her something different for a change. Eager to help out, Grandpa shrinks and makes his way to Mr Whoops' Toy Shop. But before Jason can make his purchase, who should arrive but Dora's Auntie, the ever-demanding Lady Prigsbottom! No matter what Mr Whoops suggests as a birthday gift, Lady Prigsbottom makes some objection to it. Before long the shop is in chaos and Lady Prigsbottom is covered in wiggly worm jelly sweets and poster paint. Grandpa steps in to save the day, dressing up as a little Victorian doll in a beautiful dolls' house. Lady Prigsbottom is enchanted and immediately buys the dolls' house for Dora - including Grandpa! Now Jason has to rescue Grandpa, but he can only do so by buying dolls for Dora after all.
Bubbles and Squeak
May 21, 2011
Grandpa, Jason and Jemima are making a "wild and scary" animal park out of some animal figures when Bubbles the babysitter turns up. She has brought her new kitten called Squeak to show them. Unfortunately Floyd turns up as well and is soon making mischief. He claims that he has several wild and scary pets and tries to scare Bubbles with them. Of course, these animals are only made of plastic but they still make Bubbles jump. Grandpa decides it's time Floyd had a taste of his own medicine so he shrinks and hides. He attempts to be a hissing cat and a scuttling creature under a giant shell but Floyd refuses to be scared by them. Finally, Grandpa dives into the garden pond with Jason's toy shark. At last he's found something that Floyd is frightened of. A truce is declared - at least, until the next time!
Jemima's New Best Friend
May 14, 2011
There's a new girl at Jemima's school - Tiffany Jayne Grottington Pump - and Jemima is desperate for her to be her best friend. Jemima invites Tiffany around to play and urges Jason and Grandpa to behave themselves. Tiffany turns out to be very spoilt and does nothing but boss Jemima about. Grandpa can't bear it a moment longer so on goes the Shrinking Cap. Tiffany is pretending to be a Fairy Princess and treats poor Jemima as her maid. However, with Jason's help, Grandpa convinces Tiffany that she has turned Jemima into a mouse. Tiffany is mortified and apologises for being such a bossy boots. Jemima is "returned" and can't understand why Tiffany has suddenly changed her tune. The girls start to play happily together - another triumph of Grandpa and Jason's teamwork.
A Day for a Play at Miss Smiley's Cafe
May 7, 2011
Jason, Jemima and their friend Izzie are putting on a Captain Dumbletwit play to be performed at Miss Smiley's Café. All is going well until Floyd turns up and takes over, ousting Grandpa from the role of Captain Dumbletwit's arch rival - the dreadful, the dastardly, Diabolical Dave. Grandpa decides to shrink so that he can keep an eye on Floyd. When the players arrive at the café to perform, Floyd throws a tantrum and refuses to take part. But Grandpa is determined that the show must go on - he flies to the Bike Shop and commandeers the services of Mr Liker Biker by pretending to be a talking teddy bear. The play is a huge success - Floyd finally apologises and gets to join in the finale song. And even Grandpa gets to secretly join in too!
Trying to Play with Shy Shanay
April 30, 2011
Jemima is looking forward to looking after a little boy called Shanay but when he arrives he's far too shy to play with anything and he's certainly too shy to meet Grandpa! So Grandpa puts on his shrinking cap and attempts to bring Shanay out of his shell. Jason sets up a farm set for Shanay to play with and Grandpa hides in the barn, making animal noises. Shanay is enchanted but then lifts up the barn, revealing Grandpa. Grandpa is trapped, but luckily Shanay thinks he's the farmer and starts to play with him. The Farmer is so small and so friendly that soon Shanay is gabbling away excitedly, his shyness completely cured. Of course nobody except Jason has any idea how or why Shanay has changed!
Taking Floyd for a Ride
April 23, 2011
Floyd, the boy next door, is a big spoilt show off. He has just got a brand new bike and wastes no time showing it off to Jason. The boys decide to go on a bike ride around Sunnysands but just as they're about to leave, the chain falls off Floyd's bike. To his horror Mum offers Floyd a tatty old bike to ride instead. Within seconds Floyd has fallen off the old bike and is claiming that he has hurt his leg. Suspecting that Floyd is faking, Grandpa shrinks so that he can hide and keep an eye on his antics. Sure enough, Floyd isn't hurt at all. Grandpa goes to increasingly bizarre lengths to get Floyd on his feet and running about in front of the others - eventually climbing into a sandwich and chasing Floyd around the garden. Floyd is exposed as a cheat and apologises to Mum and Jason. He doesn't care what bike he rides now - he just wants to get out of the house!
No Two Rings the Same
April 16, 2011
Mr Mentor the Inventor has invented some Brillioso Bicycle Bells - not only do they look "spectopular" they all have their own distinctive ring. Mr Liker Biker can't wait to buy one so he rushes to Dad's Bike Shop where he starts trying them all out. Dad can't concentrate on his bell orders and is getting in a muddle. Grandpa shrinks and flies off to the bike shop to help out, leaving Jason at home. Grandpa distracts Mr Liker Biker with other items, but has to jump in a bell bag to avoid being seen. Mr Liker Biker finally buys his bell and walks out of the shop with it, not knowing that Grandpa is also in the bag. He returns to the house to show Jason and Jemima his new purchase. Fearing discovery, Grandpa makes his own special bell sound that only Jason realises is a cry for help and is rescued just in time.
A Carrot Called Christopher and Other Odd Vegetables
April 9, 2011
Mum's latest hobby is growing oddly-shaped vegetables and before long the vegetables have taken over the house and garden. Mum has grown very attached to her "babies" so when she leaves to go to her Gardening Club she asks Jason and Grandpa to take special care of them. Unfortunately, trouble appears in the shape of Great Aunt Loretta who wants to use the vegetables to make an Odd Vegetable Stew for Mr Mentor. Determined to stop Loretta, Grandpa shrinks and plays a number of tricks on his sister to make her believe that the vegetables have a life of their own. Great Aunt Loretta is finally chased around the garden by a cavorting carrot and ends up in the pond! And thanks to Grandpa, Mum's vegetables live to fight another day.
Mr. Mentor's Custard Puff Plopper
April 2, 2011
Mr Mentor the Inventor is going to a meeting of the "Most Remarkabubble Inventors in the Universe" so he asks Dad to look after his Custard Puff Plopper while he's away. The invention is not behaving itself! Dad, Jemima and Jason rush off to the lighthouse and of course Grandpa wants to come too. Unable to climb the lighthouse stairs, he shrinks and flies there instead. Grandpa is sure he can fix it and climbs inside the Custard Puff Plopper, but his attempts are thwarted by the arrival of Great Aunt Loretta. Grandpa has to make his escape via a hole in the floorboards but is then mistaken for a mouse. Jason uses all his powers of distraction to rescue Grandpa who finally fixes the machine, but not before he gets squirted into Great Aunt Loretta's custard puff! Jason rescues him just in time. Mr Mentor thinks Dad has mended the Custard Puff Plopper, but of course Jason knows the real "remarkabubble inventor" is - Grandpa!.
Captain Dumbletwit's Toughest Mission Yet!
March 26, 2011
Grandpa's childhood friend Granddad Gilbert comes to visit with his granddaughter Martha. They haven't seen each other for many years. But when Gilbert turns up he's a huge disappointment to Grandpa - as he's grown older he's lost his imagination and forgotten how to have fun. Dressed in his Captain Dumbletwit costume, Grandpa shrinks and sets out on a mission to give Granddad Gilbert back his imagination. But it's a very tough mission to accomplish! Grandpa has to resort to increasingly daring methods to grab his old friend's attention - culminating in flying Jason's Captain Dumbletwit spaceship around the room and even climbing onto the palm of Gilbert's hand! Granddad Gilbert is finally enchanted by the miniature space hero and is ready to have fun with the grandchildren - but by now poor Grandpa is worn out!Grandpa's childhood friend Granddad Gilbert comes to visit with his granddaughter Martha. They haven't seen each other for many years. But when Gilbert turns up he's a huge disappointment to Grandpa - as he's grown older he's lost his imagination and forgotten how to have fun. Dressed in his Captain Dumbletwit costume, Grandpa shrinks and sets out on a mission to give Granddad Gilbert back his imagination. But it's a very tough mission to accomplish! Grandpa has to resort to increasingly daring methods to grab his old friend's attention - culminating in flying Jason's Captain Dumbletwit spaceship around the room and even climbing onto the palm of Gilbert's hand! Granddad Gilbert is finally enchanted by the miniature space hero and is ready to have fun with the grandchildren - but by now poor Grandpa is worn out!
Captain Dumbletwit's Spaceship Cake
July 30, 2009
It's Grandpa's birthday and Mum has made him a fabulous cake in the shape of Captain Dumbletwit's spaceship. Great Aunt Loretta wants to cut the cake straight away, but Grandpa has disappeared. Only Jason knows that Grandpa has big birthday plans!
Grandpa's Busy Bee Day
July 28, 2009
Jason is off school with a sore throat, so Grandpa is looking after him. Great Aunt Loretta turns up with some bizarre remedies and sends Jason up to bed, away from Grandpa. How can Grandpa persuade his sister to let Jason come back downstairs again?
Nothing Stops Grandpa
July 23, 2009
The Mason family are going on a bike ride around Sunnysands. Grandpa wants to come too, so he shrinks and hides in Jason's backpack. When they get to the beach, Jason tries to fly his new kite, but there's no wind. Can Grandpa help?
Magic in the Air
July 21, 2009
Jason and Jemima have joined a new weekend art club. Grandpa wants to join in the fun so he shrinks and sneaks into the class. But the teacher, Mrs. Pointy Pencil, isn't making the art club fun at all. Grandpa decides to liven things up.
A Saturday full of Surprises
July 16, 2009
Grandpa is looking forward to spending Saturday playing with Jason but is thwarted when his sister Loretta turns up. Great Aunt Loretta is in a very grumpy mood, so Grandpa shrinks and tries to make her laugh. But he finds it's not that easy!
Something to Treasure Forever
July 14, 2009
Dad gives Mum a beautiful necklace for their wedding anniversary but she loses it. Grandpa needs to shrink so he can find it for her, but Great Aunt Loretta has decided it's time he got rid of that tatty old cap...
Sweet Dreams for Cousin Alvin
July 9, 2009
Jason's cousin Alvin has come to stay. He's turned into a terrible teenager, spending all his time either sleeping or eating Grandpa's sweets. Grandpa puts on his Shrinking Cap and tries to change the boy's ways. Alvin can't believe his eyes!
Getting Aunt Loretta Better
July 7, 2009
Great Aunt Loretta is feeling ill and it looks like she won't make it to Rick the Rocking Raver's concert. Determined to get her out of the house, Grandpa shrinks and embarks on a series of surprising cures.
A Tuneful Toot on a Trumpet
July 2, 2009
Mum is learning to play the trumpet and her practising is rather painful on the ears. So when she's asked to perform at Miss Smiley's cafÃ© for the Young at Heart Club, Grandpa realizes she's going to need some help...
Mr. Marvelloso's Magic Show
June 30, 2009
Jemima is having a birthday party, with food, games and a magic show from the amazing Mr. Marvelloso. Unfortunately, the magician turns out to be not-so "marvelloso" and upsets the birthday girl. Time for a bit of Grandpa magic instead!
Shake up and Shape Up
June 25, 2009
It's Shake up and Shape Up week in Sunnysands and everyone is exercising. Accident-prone Mr Whoops decides to buy a bike. Grandpa thinks this is a terrible idea and sets out to persuade Mr Whoops that there are other ways to get fit!
Trouble for Bubbles
June 23, 2009
The delightful Bubbles the Babysitter arrives to take care of Jason and his friend Josh. Everyone's having a great time until spoilt boy-next-door Troy turns up and starts causing trouble for Bubbles. It's Grandpa to the rescue!
Toy for a Boy Called Troy
June 18, 2009
Miss Smiley takes Jason and spoilt boy-next-door Troy to Mr Whoops' toy shop to buy a treat. Grandpa wants to teach Troy some manners so he shrinks and hides in Jason's pocket. Let loose in the shop, Grandpa puts his daring plan into action!
A Garden Full of Beasts
June 16, 2009
Great Aunt Loretta decides the garden needs tidying up and calls for Mr Hackit the Gardener. But Grandpa and Jason like the garden just as it is. Mr Hackit has to be stopped before it's too late!
The Day the Baby Came to Stay
June 11, 2009
Mum is looking after a friend's baby and Grandpa accidentally wakes him up. When Baby Boris won't stop crying, Grandpa decides he needs a new toy to play with. On goes the Shrinking Cap!
Chaos in the Cafe
June 9, 2009
Accident-prone Mr Whoops is looking after the café while Miss Smiley is away. Grandpa shrinks and flies off to help out, just as a rather difficult customer arrives. Lady Prigsbottom! Will Grandpa help her see to the funny side of Mr Whoops' slapstick antics?
The Wonderful World of Mr. Whoops
June 4, 2009
Mr Whoops invites Jason, Jemima and their friends to a day out on the beach. Grandpa puts on his Shrinking Cap and tries to join in the fun. Mr Whoops has lots of little accidents and everything starts to go wrong. Grandpa and Jason team up to save the day.
Miss Smiley's Summer Show
June 2, 2009
Jason wants Grandpa to come and watch him perform at Miss Smiley's Summer Show. But Grandpa's not well and Mum has told him to stay at home. Will Grandpa follow Mum's advice or will he find a way to help Jason through his special song?
A Fabulous Family Photo
May 28, 2009
Mum is going to take a family photo and everyone needs to look their best. Great Aunt Loretta calls Miss Snip the Dog Groomer to smarten up Beowulf. But Grandpa is having none of it!
The Most Spendiferous Saandcastle in Sunnysands
May 26, 2009
Jason and Grandpa build a beautiful castle for the Sunnysands Sandcastle Competition. When spoilt boy Troy turns up and tries to take over, Grandpa's determines to stop him. Troy gets some big surprises.
Mr. Krumpgrumble's Visit
May 21, 2009
Mr Krumpgrumble, the Taste Tester from the Town Hall comes to inspect Miss Smiley's Café. Grandpa tries to lend a helping hand but ends up being a pest! How can he make sure the café is awarded the Five Gold Stars it deserves?
Princess Purpelovna's Plan
May 19, 2009
Sunnysands has a special visitor - the famous celebrity film star Princess Purpelovna. Grandpa is horrified to discover that she has big plans to change Sunnysands. The purple Princess must be stopped!
The Robot to Beat All Robots
May 14, 2009
Jason has been saving up to buy a fantastic robot from Mr Whoops' toy shop but Troy the spoilt boy next-door gets there first. Grandpa puts on his Shrinking Cap and sets out to teach Troy a lesson...
Liker Biker's Big Mountain Mission
May 12, 2009
Mr Liker Biker is planning to cycle up Mistymoor Mountain to raise funds for the Young at Heart Club, but he's more interested in choosing new kit than riding a bike. Grandpa's got to get him to the top of that mountain - but how?
How to Handle a Hamster
May 7, 2009
Jason's sister Jemima looks after the school hamster for the weekend and discovers that it has a taste for adventure. Jason and Jemima don't want Dad to know that the hamster's in trouble. What a good job Grandpa can shrink and get into tiny places!
Beowulf the Brilliant
May 5, 2009
Grandpa's awful sister Great Aunt Loretta threatens to take his dog Beowulf to the Dogs' Home. Horrified, Grandpa shrinks and sets out on a mission to make her love "Wulfy," but only makes matters worse.
Horatio Heave Ho!
A man calling himself Horatio Heave Ho has just bought the beach hut opposite. He wants to be a real pirate like his ancient ancestor Grumpybeard. As a gesture of friendship Mum invites Horatio Heave Ho to a pirate party, with pirate food, pirate songs and pirate costumes. But what Horatio Heave Ho really wants is treasure! Only then will he be a real pirate. Armed with an old treasure map, Horatio Heave Ho starts to dig up Sunnysands beach and asks Jason, Jemima, Mum and Dad to help him. But the piratey fun stops when Horatio becomes convinced that the treasure is buried right underneath the family's beach hut. Grandpa has to stop him! So he shrinks and poses as Captain Teenytoes who visits Horatio and persuades him that he already has lots of treasure - his friends!
Great Aunt Loretta's Not-so-Great Plan
When Mum and Dad go off to a wedding Great Aunt Loretta calls in a so-called expert to help redecorate the sitting room - the one and only Roger Splodger. Knowing Great Aunt Loretta's terrible taste, Grandpa sets out to thwart her plans. He puts on the Shrinking Cap and hides on the shelves, but is suddenly found by Roger. Grandpa quickly freezes and is mistaken for a "funny-looking" ornament. While Great Aunt Loretta mixes paste, Roger starts cutting lengths of revolting wallpaper. Desperate to keep Roger from his task, Grandpa keeps making "weird things happen", finally spooking Roger who is convinced that the misbehaving ornament has come alive. Jason explains that the house is trying to tell him that it doesn't want to be re-decorated. Roger Splodger has had enough and runs away, much to Great Aunt Loretta's annoyance. Of course, when Mum and Dad return everything is back to normal and they have no idea that Grandpa saved the day!
Mr. Whoops' Toy of the Week
Jason and Jemima go to Mr Whoops' toyshop to choose his Toy of the Week. Grandpa wants to come too, so he shrinks and hides in Jason's backpack. But when they arrive at the toyshop who should be there, but Floyd? He is making Mr Whoops run around fetching this and that, and having many little accidents in the process. Then Jemima finds a cute little clown puppet and Mr Whoops brings out a beautiful puppet theatre. Floyd starts interfering as usual, so Grandpa attempts to occupy him with a "talking" dog pencil case. The plan works, but not for long - Floyd is soon interfering again. When Jemima tangles the strings of her puppet, Grandpa has an idea. With Jason's help he dresses up in the clown costume and takes the puppet's place. Jason and Jemima perform a wonderful puppet show, with Grandpa dancing on the end of Jemima's strings. Floyd can't help but be impressed. The clever clown puppet is voted Toy of the Week and put in the shop window. It's Jason to Grandpa's rescue again!
A Song for Miss Smiley
Mr Whoops has bought a musical box for Miss Smiley and he's even made up a song to sing to her. However, he's feeling nervous so he comes to practise in front of Jason and Grandpa. It's then he discovers that he's mislaid the key to the musical box, and without the key the music won't play. Mr Whoops needs some help so it's a good job Grandpa can shrink and get into tiny places! They all go the toyshop where Grandpa finds the key, but then Mr Whoops realises he's left the musical box at the Masons' house. Back home they go - but this time, Mr Whoops accidentally drops the key down the plughole of the kitchen sink! It's Grandpa to the rescue again. Off they go to the café but Mr Whoops manages to lose the key again, this time in a bowl of trifle. Grandpa dives in and retrieves it just in time for Mr Whoops to sing his beautiful song. And it makes Miss Smiley so happy she almost cries!
Mr. Scoffbucket the Goat
Mum and Dad are going away for the weekend, leaving Great Aunt Loretta in charge - much to Grandpa's irritation. And if that wasn't bad enough, Mum has forgotten that she'd promised to look after her friend's goat - Mr Scoffbucket. Great Aunt Loretta isn't at all keen on goats but still insists that she deals with it and won't let Grandpa help out. Fearing the worst, Grandpa shrinks and tries to help secretly. But Mr Scoffbucket proves harder to look after than he'd bargained for - butting Great Aunt Loretta in the bottom and eating her pants off the washing line! When he breaks free from his tether and runs into the house, Grandpa decides to fly off to get help from a friend - Mr Liker Biker! Luckily, Mr Liker Biker is very good with goats and saves everything from being chewed to pieces.
Miss Smiley's Dancing Tea
Bubbles the babysitter has come round to teach everyone how to Flamenco dance because Miss Smiley is holding a "dancing tea" at her café. But Great Aunt Loretta arrives and tries to take over. Grandpa isn't having this, so on goes the cap! Off they go to Miss Smiley's café, but despite Grandpa's efforts, Great Aunt Loretta won't stop interfering with rehearsals and she even changes Jemima's dancing dolls display. It's time for the Dancing Tea to begin so Grandpa has to take drastic action. He dresses up as one of the Dancing Dolls and puts them all back in their proper place, hoping this will distract Great Aunt Loretta. But his plan doesn't work. What Loretta really needs is a dancing partner to occupy her. Grandpa and Jason contact Mr Whoops who immediately obliges and sweeps Great Aunt Loretta off her feet with the tango. Now everyone can dance, including Grandpa!
A Sunnysands Tick Tock Shock
Great Aunt Loretta has decided to make a clock for Mr Mentor's clock competition. Grandpa is keen that she should win because the prize is a holiday and he'd like a break from his annoying sister! But making things out of paper, glue and paint is not Great Aunt Loretta's forte - her clock is a disaster and she won't let Grandpa help. So there's no alternative but to put on the Shrinking Cap and help without her knowing! Believing her clock complete, Great Aunt Loretta goes to Miss Smiley's Café for the competition judging but when she gets there she loses confidence - all the other clocks are just too good. But while she's hiding in the toilets, Grandpa uses his magic to turn her clock into the best in show. Mr Mentor is suitably impressed and awards Great Aunt Loretta first prize. Now she can go on the holiday and guess who she wants to take with her - Grandpa of course!
Wulfy's Day with Mr. Whoops
Mr Whoops wants a dog and Mum suggests that he tries looking after Wulfy for a day to see how he likes it. Mum says that he's such a clever dog, he almost tells you what he wants! Grandpa is not at all sure that this is a good idea, so he puts on his Shrinking Cap and rushes off to the toyshop. Although Wulfy is very well behaved, Mr Whoops keeps having lots of little accidents and doesn't know what to do with his temporary pet. So Grandpa hides behind Wulfy and tells Mr Whoops what to do. Mr Whoops is amazed - it seems Mum was right, Wulfy really does say what he wants! Mr Whoops takes Wulfy on a walk to the beach and Grandpa follows, flying on the tail of a kite. At the beach, Mr Whoops has yet another little accident so Grandpa sends Wulfy to get help. So instead of Mr Whoops looking after Wulfy, Wulfy looks after Mr Whoops!
Grandpa's Greatest Escape Ever
Great Aunt Loretta is planning an invention with Mr Mentor. Grandpa decides that he needs to help and tries to make his way to the lighthouse, hiding in Great Aunt Loretta's bag. Jason feels that he should be there too in case Grandpa gets into trouble and persuades Dad to take him to the lighthouse on the way to the beach. But Great Aunt Loretta stops off at Mr Whoops' toyshop first - Grandpa has to make a quick escape and ends up in a jar of lemon bonbons. And before he can escape from the bonbons, he's poured into some sweet boxes and bought by Miss Smiley. Jason eventually tracks Grandpa down to the café where he manages to rescue him just in time. They finally make it back to the lighthouse where Grandpa adds a touch of his special magic to make Mr Mentor and Great Aunt Loretta's new invention work - he hides in their miniature hot air balloon and makes his greatest escape out of the lighthouse window!
Big Elf Little Elf
Mum is making everyone fancy dress costumes for the Sunnysands Fancy Dress party. The theme is Fairytales so Grandpa and Jason are going dressed as Big Elf and Little Elf. But there's lots of do and Great Aunt Loretta (dressed as a fairy) decides that Mum needs some help. She invites her friend Mrs Maridadi the Dressmaker over. Mrs Maridadi pours scorn on all Mum's efforts and transforms Grandpa's Shrinking Cap into an elf's flower petal cap. Now she wants him to try it on! With Jason's help, Grandpa retrieves his precious magic cap and quickly shrinks - Mrs Maridadi is lured into the garden where Grandpa presents himself as a real elf from fairyland. He tells a rather shocked Mrs Maridadi that all Mum's costumes are fantastic and fairytale-like and should not be interfered with. An enchanted Mrs Maridadi finally leaves them in peace and the whole family goes off to the party looking divine.
Captain Shipshape and a Fish called Bryan
When a big cruise ship breaks down in Sunnysands, Mum invites the Captain to come to stay. He arrives with his pet goldfish Bryan, to whom he is utterly devoted. Captain Shipshape turns out to be extremely bossy and insists that the family - including Great Aunt Loretta - perform various exhausting tasks on the stroke of every hour. But Grandpa has a brilliant plan to get rid of the bossy Captain and his fish! He shrinks and hides in Captain Shipshape's clock, speeding up the time until it's time for the captain's nap. Once he's got Captain Shipshape and Bryan on their own, Grandpa performs a trick that makes the Captain believe that it's his fish's wish that they go back to their ship. Mission accomplished!