Transcript: It's Time to Make a Rocket
Green text reads: JoJo and Gran Gran.
An animated blue front door opens, and a cartoon man and a woman smile. JoJo runs outside and greets Gran Gran.
Singing, JOJO AND GRAN GRAN. TAKE MY HAND AND COME WITH ME
JoJo and Gran Gran walk off hand in hand on a city sidewalk. A person walking a dog waves before being pulled away by the dog.
Singing, ON A JOURNEY THROUGH OUR STREETS WE'LL SAY HELLO TO EVERYBODY THAT WE MEET.
It is raining and JoJo and Gran Gran hold umbrellas and wear raincoats. JoJo jumps in a puddle.
Singing, THROUGH THE YEAR, AS SEASONS CHANGE EXPLORING EVERY DAY TAKE OUR TIME TO STOP AND PLAY.
It is springtime and there are pink blossoms on trees in a park. Butterflies fly up toward the sun. JoJo does a cartwheel on green grass. She rolls down a hill, holding the panda. Gran Gran rolls down after her.
Singing, AND WHEN THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOM TURN TO SUMMER SUN JOJO LIKES TO GET OUTSIDE GRAN GRAN ALWAYS MAKES IT FUN.
JoJo tosses autumn leaves in the air. It snows and a person on the sidewalk makes a snowman. Gran Gran and JoJo walk by in coats and scarves.
Singing, WHEN THE AUTUMN RAINFALL TURNS TO WINTER SNOW I KNOW A SPECIAL PLACE, A PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO.
It is warmer weather and JoJo wears a light jacket and a backpack. She takes Gran Gran’s hand. Gran Gran opens a front gate to JoJo’s home.
Singing, TAKE MY HAND, WE'RE HEADING HOME WITH JOJO AND GRAN GRAN
JoJo and Gran Gran smile.
A title reads: JoJo & Gran Gran.
White text on a night sky reads: It’s time to Make a Rocket. Written by Rose Johnson & Camille Ucan.
JoJo narrates, IT’S TIME TO MAKE A ROCKET!
Gran Gran narrates, IT WAS A COLD WINTER EVENING, THE TREES WERE BARE AND THE AIR WAS FROSTY, AND JOJO AND GRAN GRAN, THAT'S ME, WERE GETTING READY FOR A SPECIAL SLEEPOVER!
JoJo wears pyjamas and sits on Gran Gran’s lap. They look at a book. JoJo holds her stuffed panda.
Gran Gran reads, "CAPTAIN CHLOE EXPLORED SPACE! STARS SPARKLED ALL AROUND HER AND ASTEROIDS WHIZZED BY!"
JoJo says, WHOA! ONLY CAPTAIN CHLOE COULD EXPLORE SPACE, PANDA!
Gran Gran says, ACTUALLY, OTHER PEOPLE HAVE EXPLORED SPACE TOO, JOJO. THEY'RE CALLED ASTRONAUTS!
Gran Gran holds at tablet. A picture on the screen shows a person in an astronaut suit.
JoJo asks, WHO'S THAT?!
Gran Gran says, THAT ASTRONAUT IS CALLED MAE C. JEMISON, SHE WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN TO EXPLORE SPACE.
JoJo says, WOW!
Gran Gran swipes to another picture.
Gran Gran says, AND THIS ASTRONAUT WAS THE FIRST TO STAND ON THE MOON. HE'S CALLED NEIL ARMSTRONG.
JoJo asks, HE STOOD ON THE MOON?!
Gran Gran says, YES, ALONG TIME AGO, WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE.
JoJo asks, HOW DID HE GET TO THE MOON?!
JoJo says, DID HE FLY IN AN AIRPLANE?
JoJo stretches her arms out and pretends to fly around the living room.
Gran Gran says, NO, NOT AN AIRPLANE, JOJO. HE USED A SPEEDY ROCKET!
(Imitating a rocket)
Gran Gran picks JoJo up and “flies” her through the air.
JoJo cries, WHEE!
(Making whooshing noises)
Gran Gran puts JoJo down.
Gran Gran says, AND I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT HE SAID WHEN HE LANDED.
Gran Gran says in an American accent, "ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND!"
JoJo says, BEING AN ASTRONAUT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN, GRAN GRAN. I'D LIKE TO VISIT THE MOON TOO!
JoJo looks out a window at the full moon.
Two live action children sit side by side. One has short black hair and wears a blue shirt. The other has long black hair and wears a pink hoodie.
The child with short black hair says, ASTRONAUTS MIGHT GO TO SPACE TO DISCOVER SOME ROCKS OR MAYBE DISCOVER DIFFERENT PLANETS OR WORLDS.
A child with long brown hair says, IF I WAS GOING TO SPACE, I WOULD CHOOSE A HIGHLY POWERED ROCKET.
A child with short curly black hair says, ASTRONAUTS, THEY TAKE A ROCKET TO SPACE AND THEY FLOAT AROUND SPACE.
The child with long black hair says, ASTRONAUTS GO TO SPACE TO WORK.
The child with short black hair says, TO BE AN ASTRONAUT YOU HAVE TO TRAIN AND BE A VERY STRONG PERSON.
A child in a blue sweater says, YOU CAN SEE PLANETS AND ALIENS.
A child with short blonde hair asks, DID YOU SEE AN ALIEN?
The child in a blue sweater says, NO, BUT I THOUGHT...
The blonde-haired child asks, ARE ALIENS REAL?
The child in a blue sweater says, MAYBE.
The blonde-haired child says, I DON'T... THEY'RE NOT.
JoJo sits at a kitchen table, looking at the tablet.
JoJo asks, GRAN GRAN?
Gran Gran says, MM-HM?
JoJo asks, PANDA THINKS WE SHOULD EXPLORE SPACE FOR OUR SLEEPOVER TONIGHT, JUST LIKE THESE ASTRONAUTS.
Gran Gran says, IS THAT RIGHT, PANDA?
JoJo makes Panda nod.
JoJo says, I'D LIKE PANDA TO BE THE FIRST PANDA ON THE MOON!
Gran Gran says, OH, OKAY. BUT THE MOON IS REALLY FAR AWAY IN SPACE, SO IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET THERE. WHAT MIGHT WE ASTRONAUTS NEED?
JoJo flips through pictures of astronauts.
JoJo says, HMM. ASTRONAUT HELMETS!
JoJo puts a helmet made out of a box on Panda. She and Gran Gran wear bicycle helmets.
JoJo says, ASTRONAUT HELMETS READY! LET'S GO TO THE MOON! GRAN GRAN, HOW CAN WE GO TO THE MOON IF WE DON'T HAVE A SPEEDY ROCKET!
Gran Gran says, OH, JOJO. I THINK IT'S TIME FOR A GRAN GRAN PLAN. WE CAN BUILD OUR OWN SPEEDY ROCKET!
Gran Gran pushes a table into the living room. JoJo pushes a laundry basket with Panda in it. Gran Gran stacks couch cushions on the table. The laundry basket is put on the cushions with a pointed party hat on top.
Gran Gran says, HMM...
Both say, SPEEDY ROCKET READY!
Gran Gran and JoJo sit under the table.
JoJo says, THREE. TWO. ONE! HOLD ON TIGHT, PANDA!
Both shout, BLAST OFF!
Gran Gran says, WHOOSH!
JoJo says, WHOA! IT'S VERY BUMPY, PANDA!
Gran Gran says, WE'RE ENTERING SPACE!
Gran Gran turns on a nightlight. It projects stars around the room.
JoJo says, WOW, LOOK AT THE SPARKLING STARS, PANDA! WHEE! IT'S VERY DARK IN SPACE, GRAN GRAN. IS IT TIME TO LAND ON THE MOON YET?
Gran Gran says, NOT YET, JOJO. THE MOON IS REALLY FAR AWAY, REMEMBER. IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET THERE.
A clock on the wall moves.
JoJo says, WE'VE BEEN IN SPACE FOR A LONG TIME NOW, GRAN GRAN. HOW MUCH LONGER TILL WE REACH THE MOON?
Gran Gran says, OOH... I STILL THINK IT'S A LOT OF SLEEPS, JOJO.
JoJo says, WHOA, OKAY!
JoJo says, SLEEP, WAKE UP, SLEEP, WAKE UP, SLEEP, WAKE UP....
Gran Gran says, AND WE'RE HERE, WE MADE IT!
JoJo crawls out from under the table.
JoJo says, WHOO-HOO!
Gran Gran says, BEFORE WE LAND, WE NEED TO GET INTO OUR LANDING-CRAFT.
JoJo puts Panda in a small box.
JoJo says, LET'S LAND ON THE MOON!
Gran Gran opens a bedroom door.
(“2001: Space Odyssey” theme music plays)
JoJo runs with Panda to a bed.
Gran Gran says, THERE, I CAN SEE IT! THE MOON! ONE SMALL STEP FOR PANDA. ONE GIANT LEAP FOR JOJO!
JoJo jumps on the bed.
Gran Gran says, HOORAY! CONGRATULATIONS, YOU TWO! PANDA IS THE VERY FIRST PANDA ON THE MOON!
JoJo says, WHOO-HOO! NOW WHAT DO WE DO, GRAN GRAN?
Gran Gran says, WE EXPLORE, OF COURSE!
Gran Gran and JoJo walk around the bedroom. The lights are dimmed and Gran Gran turns a flashlight on and off.
Gran Gran says, JUMP THE MOON CRATER, JOJO! GET A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SATELLITE, PANDA!
JoJo chases Gran Gran with a soccer ball.
JoJo shouts, WHOOSH! IT'S AN ASTEROID, GRAN GRAN! RUN!
Gran Gran and JoJo take off their helmets and lie on the bed.
JoJo says, GRAN GRAN, ONE DAY I'D LIKE TO BE A REAL ASTRONAUT AND EXPLORE THE MOON IN A REAL SPEEDY ROCKET!
Gran Gran says, AND YOU CAN, JOJO!
JoJo puts her head on a pillow and closes her eyes. Gran Gran kisses her cheek.
The lights in the bedroom are turned off.
Live-action children are outside. A child with short black hair, wearing a blue hoodie, grabs a soccer ball.
The child in the blue hoodie narrates, WE'RE GOING ON A SPACE ADVENTURE--
An adult says, OH, HI, SEAN.
Sean runs into a playroom, carrying the ball. Two other children and an adult with a light beard work on crafts at a table.
Sean says, --TO THE MOON. WE'RE MAKING EVERYTHING WE NEED.
The adult says, FANTASTIC, WHAT PLANET ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE?
Sean says, JUPITER.
Sean wraps blue tissue paper around the ball.
A child in a yellow and white shirt says, WE'RE MAKING OUR OWN SPACE SUITS. AND A SPACE ROCKET.
Sean says, I'M MAKING PLANETS.
The adult asks, WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE, EVIE?
Evie says, I'M PACKING SOME SNACKS BECAUSE, I MEAN, IT'S A LONG LONG JOURNEY TO THE MOON.
The adult says, THAT IS A GREAT IDEA.
Evie puts raisins in small boxes.
Sean says, LET'S TURN THE GARDEN INTO SPACE, LET'S GO!
All say, GO!
The children go into a backyard. They put on jackets.
Sean hangs planets from a clothesline. Stars cut out of white paper are scattered over grass.
Sean narrates, THE MOON IS A LONG, LONG WAY AWAY.
A child with curly dark brown hair wears an orange astronaut suit and headphones.
The child with curly hair says, THIS IS MISSION CONTROL. ASTRONAUTS, CAN YOU HEAR ME?
Sean and Evie are outside wearing astronaut suits. They walk while carrying a painted cardboard rocket.
Evie says, LOUD AND CLEAR.
The child with curly hair says, PREPARE FOR LAUNCH. FIVE...
Sean and Evie shout, FOUR!
The child with curly hair says, THREE.
Sean and Evie say, TWO.
The child with curly hair says, ONE.
Sean and Evie shout, BLAST OFF!
Sean narrates, IT TAKES A LONG, LONG TIME TO GET TO THE MOON.
Sean and Evie walk around the yard in the rocket.
The child with curly hair says, ASTRONAUTS, YOU ARE HALFWAY TO THE MOON.
Evie says, IT'S TIME TO HAVE A SNACK.
Evie and Sean eat raisins.
The child with curly hair says, PREPARE FOR ARRIVAL ON THE MOON.
Sean says, WE'RE HERE! LET'S EXPLORE THE MOON.
Sean and Evie bounce on a mini-trampoline.
Sean narrates, WE'RE GOING FOR A WALK ON THE MOON.
The child with curly hair says, ASTRONAUTS, MISSION COMPLETE.
Sean narrates, IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET TO THE MOON.
Evie narrates, BUT IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!
It is daytime at Gran Gran’s house. She and JoJo sit on a couch with the book.
Gran Gran reads, "EVENTUALLY, CAPTAIN CHLOE LANDED ON THE MOON, WHERE SHE FOUND--"
Both say, THE TREASURE!
JoJo says, THAT'S MY FAVOURITE CAPTAIN CHLOE STORY, GRAN GRAN.
Gran Gran asks, WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE IT HOME TO READ WITH MUMMY?
JoJo says, NOPE!
Gran Gran asks, OH?
JoJo says, I'M GOING TO TELL HER ABOUT OUR TRIP TO THE MOON INSTEAD!
Gran Gran says, AWW.
JoJo says, I LOVE YOU, GRAN GRAN.
Gran Gran says, I LOVE YOU TOO, JOJO.
End credits read: JoJo, Taiya Samuel.
Gran Gran, Cathy Tyson.
Developed by In House Productions Unscripted Development.
Based on Characters Created by Laura Henry-Allain.
Series Producer Tom Cousins.
Producers Charlotte Bushell, Adam Carter
BBC Children’s Productions.
Copyright BBC Children’s Productions Ltd. 2020
Distributed by BBC Studios.
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