Lift Off! - Series 2


Lift Off! is an innovative program - based on current theories of child development - that educates, while it entertains.

The focus of each episode is a live-action storyline about a group of young children, who share a world of fun and imagination. Their stories reflect the joys (and occasional sorrows) of growing up, and show us the wonder of new experiences. Interspersed throughout the live-action storyline is a variety of short animation, puppetry and documentary segments.

Lift Off! stimulates children on many levels, giving them songs, stories, word games, play and fantasy in each episode. It features a cast of funny and enchanting characters, such as EC - the magical rag doll, who is a confidante to the children; Rocky - the frilled neck lizard explorer; Lotis – an intelligent elevator; and Mr Fish – the building caretaker, obsessed with rules and regulations. Lift Off! never underestimates the young child’s capacity to think, imagine, understand, question and learn.

Episode 1
Brand New - Part 1 
The Pontis arrive, just in time for Marco to help Nipper to learn to rollerblade. 
Episode 2
Brand New - Part 2 
Friendships are tested, when Aku & Marco start rival gangs. 
Episode 3
Under Pressure - Part 1
Terry the Tortoise helps Nipper come out of his shell to deliver his talk to the class.
Episode 4
Under Pressure - Part 2
Kim would do anything to be Princess in the school play, even trade EC. 
Episode 5
What’s Missing? - Part 1
Max's luck has run out, so he returns for his lucky charm - but, Mr Fish is in the way.
Episode 6
What’s Missing? - Part 2
Aku misses her mum and takes it out on her dad. 
Episode 7
My World - Part 1
When Gran does canteen duty at school, Poss is convinced her world will fall apart. 
Episode 8
My World - Part 2
Annie & Raph sneak off, and find themselves in 'Italy'. 
Episode 9
Would I Lie? - Part 1
Marco and Aku realise little lies can grow out of control. 
Episode 10
Would I Lie? - Part 2
Raph goes to great lengths (and heights!) to prove he can keep a secret. 
Episode 11
Give and Take - Part 1
Cousin Pirili arrives, in time to help Aku solve her pumpkin problems. 
Episode 12
Give and Take - Part 2
Aunt Joyce's exhibition is almost ruined, when Pirili hides one of her paintings. 
Episode 13
Far Out - Part 1
Raph wants to catch an eclipse, while Marco wants to miss the dentist. 
Episode 14
Far Out - Part 2
Annie finds the cow that jumps over the moon, so Kim and Aku build a rocket to send it back. 
Episode 15
Out of This World - Part 1
Aku's goldfish, Herbie, is gone (but not forgotten), when he returns to haunt the plumbing.
Episode 16
Out of This World - Part 2
The contents of a mysterious crate send imaginations running wild. 
Episode 17
Shape I’m In - Part 1
Nipper's worried about Gran's health, until he spends a day trying to keep up with her. 
Episode 18
Shape I’m In - Part 2
Nipper pretends to be sick to get a day off school, and Poss isn't happy about it. 
Episode 19
Heroes - Part 1
Marco faces his fear of lightning, when he has to babysit Raph and Mr Fish. 
Episode 20
Heroes - Part 2
Nipper is jealous of Marco, because Marco's dad is a firefighter. 
Episode 21
In Your Shoes - Part 1
Nipper and Poss become adults for the day, when they swap places with Ted and Jenny. 
Episode 22
In Your Shoes - Part 2
Poss thinks Kim's new running shoes are the reason she wins races. 
Episode 23
We’re Not Alone - Part 1
When Marco and Aku fight over EC, Marco makes his own doll. 
Episode 24
We’re Not Alone - Part 2
Poss finds a message in a bottle, that leads her to the hospital. 
Episode 25
From Where I Stand - Part 1
Aku and Nipper won't let Annie into their new cubby, until Annie learns how to be a pussycat without biting for real. 
Episode 26
From Where I Stand - Part 2
Mr Fish learns what it is like to be a child again, with a little help from EC.

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