CBeebies Bedtime Hour is running a week of stories especially for the Hindu festival of Diwali from 8th to 12th November. The stories will be read by Rani Singh, children’s presenter and author and former EastEnders actress.

CBeebies producer Diana Hinshelwood says: “The Diwali festival is steeped in tradition, which in turn provides a rich source of stories that are filled with magic and colour. “The stories will have particular resonance for our Hindu viewers and will also introduce other children to wonderful stories from a different culture.”

Bedtime Hour is on CBeebies daily between 6.00 and 7.00pm.