Construction Site (TV series)

Construction Site is a British live action children’s television series created by The Jim Henson Company in 1999, featuring a group of seven anthropomorphic construction vehicles. It was originally produced for and shown on CITV starting on September 10, 1999. In 2003, it was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA for the Best Pre-School Live Action. Two, 13-episode seasons were produced. Episodes are packaged as 52 x 10’ or 13 x 26’. The show is similar in concept to Bob the Builder and Jack and the Sodor Construction Company (a spin-off of Thomas & Friends), albeit without any human characters and in a more realistic, less toylike visual style. The show had a range of video releases by Universal Australia.

This article is about the children’s television series. For a location where construction is carried out, see Construction.
Construction Site
Genre Children’s television series
Developed by CITV
Starring Brian Herring
Mark Jefferis
Mak Wilson
Steven Kynman
Susan Beattie
Charlotte Bellamy
Wim Booth
Angie Greaves
Opening theme That’s What They Do
Ending theme That’s What They Do (different version)
Composer Ed Welch
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer Angus Fletcher
Producer Sue Taylor
Running time 10 mins
Production company The Jim Henson Company
Release
Original network ITV Network (CITV)
Original release September 10, 1999 (1999-09-10) 
2003 (2003)
Chronology
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The main characters consist of a range of different construction equipment. They are as follows:

There were also mentioned/visiting characters:

  • Flatty the Flatbed
  • Skatch the Dumper
  • Big Rig the Large Dump truck
  • Dumper the Jumper Truck
  • Big Rig the “Supertruck”
  • Kevin the Crane
  • Truckzilla the Monster Truck

There are also other vehicles and machines:

  • The Low Loader
  • The Tall Crane
  • The Conveyor Belt
  • The Wrecking Ball Crane
  1. “Who’s the Boss” – Carrie thinks she’d make just as good a boss as Bozer and when he gives her the chance she’s determined to prove it.
  2. “Cool Fuel” – The machines must clear an old dumpsite to make way for a new car park in just one day.
  3. “What I Do Best” – When Diggs starts treating everyday jobs on the construction site as a competition, Bozer decides to introduce a real contest—the Machine Challenge
  4. “Carnival Capers” – On Maxine’s mileage day, Bozer enlists the help of the others to organize a party to celebrate.
  5. “Big Bozer Is Watching” – Scooch is terrified to work on top of a tall building after spilling salt earlier in the day, as he believes it’s bad luck.
  6. “Big Rig” – Lug scoffs when he sees the new machines pretending to be a superhero named Big Rig, but he might need some of those powers.
  7. “Listening Troubles” – When Bozer tells Diggs that he’s full of good ideas he thinks he’ll share them with Scooch and Carrie—but Carrie has her own ideas, and they bicker.
  8. “The Way of the Bodger” – Diggs learns the merits of doing a job properly after he does mediocre work to save time.
  9. “Look What I’ve Got” – Diggs is proud of his shiny new attachment. But when Bozer tells him it’s needed on an important job, Diggs realizes that he doesn’t know what it does.
  10. “Tread Carefully” – Diggs wears some new, fashionable treads, but his quest for fashion leaves Scooch in a tight spot.
  11. “A Good Mixer” – The new machines have a lot of bricks to move, so many in fact that Diggs thinks they could use a little help from Maxine.
  12. “Almost Famous” – When Diggs, Carrie and Scooch dig a trench in the wrong place they think they’ve struck oil and dream of riches.
  13. “Sunk” – When the younger machines accidentally knock a load of oil drums into the dock they are too scared to own up to their mistake.
  14. “What’s the Plan” – Diggs and Scooch thing they’re saving Bozer some time by digging a pond, but they put it in the wrong place.
  15. “Idle Time” – When there’s cement mix to be moved and Carrie’s feeling fired up, nothing can stop her—nothing except a dead battery that is.
  16. “A Riveting Story” – Carrie chooses to horse around when the machines are clearing out an old dock, and has to be rescued by Carl.
  17. “There’s No Place Like Home” – Preoccupied because he misses his birth site, Carl almost drops a pipe on Diggs, leading the others to try and cheer him up.
  18. “Truckmate” – Diggs is jealous when Scooch chooses to work with Carrie instead of him, so Diggs impersonates Carrie to win back his friend.
  19. “Grown Up for a Day” – When Diggs saves Carl from a nasty accident, the older machines decide it’s time he started hanging out with them.
  20. “Mid-Mileage Crisis” – After reflecting on his carefree youth, Lug decides that he’s not ready for old age and joins Diggs and Scooch for some ‘top gear’ fun.
  21. “Loud and Clear” – Scooch’s voice is too quiet to stop Lug from crashing, and Scooch worries that the older truck will never forgive him.
  22. “Junkyard” – Diggs frightens Carrie and Schooch on a junkyard run with tales of a scary monster named “Truckzilla.”
  23. “From Start to Finish” – Diggs, Carrie and Scooch are tired of the old machines always telling them what to do, and want to prove to Bozer they can work on their own
  24. “Out with the Old” – Bozer tells the machines that it’s “out with the old and in with the new,” to Carl and Lug’s chagrin.
  25. “Feeling Flat” – Scooch wants to find something he can do that Diggs can’t. But when he tries to max out his load all he ends up with is a flat tire.
  26. “One Roll at the Time” – Diggs discovers Bozer is scared of water, but in an effort to help Bozer conquer his fear, Diggs ends up in trouble.

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