Little J and Big Cuz - Series 2


When you’re Little J’s age, the world is full of wonder. Is that - gasp - kangaroo tracks? Look - it’s a Dad emu on his nest! And woo hoo - it’s Old Dog’s birthday -
and he’s two hundred and one!

In each episode, Little J and Big Cuz find out more about their world and themselves - in the backyard, the classroom or on Country. Tucked up in bed at the
end of another wondrous day, the two kids resolve their squabbles and share a chuckle while Old Dog sighs with contentment - his pack is all safe and sound, thanks to him!

Episode 1
Desert Camp
Big Cuz invites Ms Chen camping, but will Little J’s antics wreck the trip? Big Cuz learns that her teacher has never seen kangaroos or emus up close. She’s delighted when Ms Chen accepts the invitation to go camping out bush. But will giggling Little J ever stop scaring all the animals away?
Episode 2
Little J's Play
Little J loves putting on his play, until the cast mutinies… Little J and his friends are putting on a play for school assembly. But soon the cast mutinies - Little J’s so bossy! As Big Cuz watches Little J rehearse playing all the roles, she knows embarrassment looms… unless they can entice the cast back.
Episode 3
After the Storm
Thunder, lightning and no sign of Old Dog - luckily Uncle Mick can join Little J’s search party. Little J and Big Cuz are worried when Old Dog goes missing after a big storm. Surely with Uncle Mick in their search party they’ll find him. Meanwhile, cheeky Old Dog is safe and sound - causing havoc in Big Cuz’s bed!
Episode 4
Road Trip
Little J finds an imaginative solution when Ally misses her Dad at her first-ever sleepover. Little J has a big plan for Ally’s first sleepover, but Ally refuses to join the fun. She’s pining for her Dad, who’s far away on an emergency call out. Will Little J’s pretend road trip to see her Dad cheer Ally up?
Episode 5
Pilot Bird
Little J can’t wait to teach B Boy all about mutton birding - but B Boy is terrified. It’s a big adventure going to Mutton Bird Island, and Little J can’t wait to show B Boy the rookery with Uncle Mick. After B Boy sees a snake he’s way too scared… until Little J takes him under his wing.
Episode 6
Footy Mad
The Big Match looms - but footy mad Little J is out with an injury. It’s the School Footy Match this week! Big Cuz reluctantly agrees to be the commentator, while Little J boasts he’ll kick twenty goals. He’s devastated when he breaks his arm at practice - now he can’t play! But maybe Big Cuz can make him a radio star.
Episode 7
Housework turns into a slapstick disaster when Little J and Big Cuz take over. Nanna is unwell so Little J and Big Cuz eagerly take over running the house - their way! Fun ways to do housework soon descend into slapstick chaos.
Episode 8
School Sleepover
Little J is anxious about the school sleepover, while Big Cuz smuggles in her beloved teddy. The School Sleepover is exciting…and challenging. Little J’s scared of the dark and Big Cuz still sleeps with her teddy. Can they get through the night with some help from their friends?
Episode 9
Picnic Day
Little J is determined to win the tin roller race at the school picnic. Tin rollers are the latest school craze, and the school picnic race will be Little J’s chance to prove his roller is the fastest. Meanwhile Big Cuz struggles to understand why Mirra doesn’t like picnics. Can Big Cuz change Mirra’s mind?
Episode 10
Goodbye Swooper
When no one can make Swooper the magpie better, Little J struggles to say goodbye. Little J, Big Cuz and Levi find old magpie Swooper lying on the ground. Little J’s hopeful they can make him better, but sadly he dies. Nanna encourages the kids to give him a good send off, once Little J accepts that Swooper’s gone.
Episode 11
Bush Medicine
Big Cuz leads the school’s weaving excursion - and it’s mayhem! Big Cuz is excited - Nanna’s taking the class out bush to gather pandanus for weaving. But Nanna is called in to work so Big Cuz takes over, with comically chaotic results. Old Dog chews the first aid kit and Levi cuts his hand - but Big Cuz shines at bush medicine.
Episode 12
Big Bruz
Levi is heartbroken when Little J’s imaginary friend takes his place. Little J is jealous - Big Cuz is going away to a science fair without him. Enter imaginary Big Bruz - best friend ever! But soon Levi is heartbroken, isn’t he Little J’s best friend?
Episode 13
Finding Home
Little J and Levi build the best cubby ever - unaware they are messing up a lawman’s camp. Little J and Levi squabble over a ‘pile of junk’ in the bush - should they build a fortress or pirate ship cubby? They compromise and love their creation - until Big Cuz tells them what they thought was a ‘pile of junk’ was a senior lawman’s camp. Maybe they can set things right.


2020 Australian Writers Guild Awards
Winner: Erica Glynn, Episode 10: 'Goodbye Swooper'
Most Outstanding Script: Children’s Television – ‘P’ Classification (Preschool – Under 5 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed

2020 Australian Writers Guild Awards
Nominee: Beck Cole, Episode 13: 'Finding Home'
Most Outstanding Script: Children’s Television – ‘P’ Classification (Preschool – Under 5 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed

2020 Australian Writers Guild Awards
Nominee: Dot West, Episode 1: 'Desert Camp'
Most Outstanding Script: Children’s Television – ‘P’ Classification (Preschool – Under 5 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed

2020 NHK Japan Prize
Nominee: ‘Best Work in the Pre-School Category’

2020 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award
Nominee: Best Children's Program

2020 Prix Jeunesse International
Nominee: Up to 6 Years Fiction

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