Spend the week with Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is returning to CBeebies to read the Bedtime Story, and this time he’s doing it for a whole week.

The actor first appeared on CBeebies back in 2016 and since then his Bedtime Stories have been requested one million times on BBC iPlayer.

He will read a new story each day starting on Monday 27 April to Friday 1 May, with the date of his sixth, and final, story yet to be confirmed.

The first book will be Hug Me, by Simone Ciraolo, which will air on Monday 27 April at 6.50pm on CBeebies. It is about Felipe the young cactus who really needs a hug but his family just isn’t the touchy-feely kind so he sets off to find a friend of his own – and a hug.

Other stories include: Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston on Tuesday 28 April, about two children on opposite sides of the world who crave friendship. Is it possible to be friends across the miles?

There’s A Tiger In The Garden by Lizzy Stewart is on Wednesday 29 April and is about the power of imagination being able to take you anywhere, even for Nora who doesn’t believe her Grandma when she says she’s seen a tiger in the garden.

Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton is about mustering the courage to try something new and how saying: “Don’t worry, I’m here” can help tentative little crabs discover the brilliant worlds that await when they take the plunge.

Concluding ‘Tom Week’ on Friday 1 May, is The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks.

Filming took place in Hardy’s back garden and followed social distancing parameters.

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