CBeebies has made the popular school book series featuring beloved character Biff, Chip and Kipper into a TV show.
The BBC made the announcement on the CBeebies Facebook page attracting a mixed reaction from parents who were delighted and equally many who said they 'can't bear to watch'.
Based on the well-loved characters from the Oxford Reading Tree Books, the series will tell the fun adventures of twins Biff (Tilly Kaye) and Chip (George Robinson) alongside their inquisitive little brother Kipper (Freddie James) and pet dog Floppy.
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Taking inspiration from the famous books, Biff & Chip will include storylines written exclusively for the show and will see the characters making up games, solving problems, creating make-believe worlds in their homes, playing in the park and having fun with their best friends Wilf (Inathi Rozani) and Wilma Page (Dorothy Peters-Lowe).
Each episode in this family comedy will follow the kids' adventures and their wild imaginations as they create new worlds that young children and their grown-ups will love watching them explore.
Joining the kids will be their parents Mr Robinson (Jack Wilkinson) and Mrs Robinson (Kellie Shirley) alongside next-door neighbours Mr Page (Des Yankson) and Mrs Page (Shauna Shim). Melanie Walters (Gavin and Stacey) also joins the cast as the fun-loving, energetic and at times mischievous Gran.
The series has been filmed in the North West at various locations across Warrington and Urmston.
But some parents were not happy at the prospect of now enduring the TV show.
One mum said: "Oh dear me no. The books were so bad I can't even bear to watch this. sorry CBeebies, big mistake! Just happy my son's school have dropped them so I don't have to go through The Magic Key hell for a 3rd time!"
A second added: "Oh CBeebies, what have we parents done to deserve this?"
A third parent commented: "Was a year plus of Covid and homeschooling, not enough torture? I thought you were on our side CBeebies?"
Another mum wrote: "These books are horrendous. No one wants to see this - kids included!"
A teacher even commented with a laughing emoji: ""Noooooo!" said all the Primary school teachers in the country! After 22 years of teaching children to read with these books, I will definitely be steering clear of CBeebies!!"
Finally, another parent said: "I've had to go through these books several times over 20 years. I'm done. They could be used as a torture device."
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But some parents were happy about the news.
One mum commented: "Ooh this is fab. We have literally read them all. Magic Key series would be good too for older children!"
Another wrote: "This is brilliant. My son is reading these now and has improved so much in his reading."
And finally, one mum said: "My 6-year-old is going to love this. He's currently reading the books and it will be amazing seeing their adventures come to life."
CBeebies Biff & Chip is produced by BBC Children's In-House Productions with Sue Nott as Executive Producer. CBeebies Biff & Chip will be broadcast this autumn on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer.