Locally filmed pre-school series Lah-Lah’s Adventures starts September 1 on CBeebies
Popular Australian children’s band Lah-Lah will be bringing music and fun to the small screen with locally filmed pre-school series Lah-Lah’s Adventures, co-produced by CBeebies and airing on the channel each weekday at 8am from September 1.
Lah-Lah’s Adventures (26 x 12’) is filmed in Sydney, Australia and features some of Australia’s premier music performers. Created by former Opera Australia performer Tina Harris and her husband Mark, a member of triple-ARIA winning five-piece gypsy band, Monsieur Camembert, the series follows the exploits of lead singer Lah-Lah and band members Buzz and Lola, Squeezy Sneezy, Tom Tom and Mister Saxophone. Combining live action with animated backdrops, the band introduces kids to an inspiring world of music and instruments of all shapes and sizes.
Tina Harris plays Lah-Lah - an inquisitive, clever and quirky character that loves to sing. Lah-Lah and her band resolve every day dilemmas that pre-schoolers face. Their comical antics lead them on an exciting journey across Lah-Lah Land gathering clues and information that will help solve their problems
The series features guest appearances from some of Australia's leading music performers including the country's leading jazz trombonist James Greening, award-winning multi-instrumentalist Richard Maegraith and classical music pianist and toy instrument expert, Sally Whitwell.
Natalie Edgar, Director of Content, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand said: “I’m thrilled that through our CBeebies global channels we’ve been able to bring this delightful and entertaining children’s series to CBeebies where it will have the whole family singing and dancing along.”
Lah-Lah’s Adventures airs at 8am each weekday from September 1 on CBeebies.
Double episodes air each weekend morning at 7.40am from September 6.
The show will also be available to view across Foxtel catch-up platforms.
Stella Projects and Bardel Entertainment co-produced Lah-Lah’s Adventures for the Knowledge Network (Canada), CBeebies global channels and the Seven Network Australia. Created by Tina Harris, Mark Harris and Deb Ryan, the series is filmed in Sydney with the animation produced at Bardel’s studio facilities in Vancouver, Canada. Executive producers are Grahame Grassby for Stella Projects and Delna Bhesania, Frank Saperstein and Leonard Terhoch for Bardel Entertainment.
INTERVEWS: for opportunities to chat with the central character and creators, Tina Harris and Mark Harris, please contact Bryony Willis.
CLIPS: for exclusive sing-along clips please contact Bryony Willis.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
For more information, please contact:
Bryony Willis, Communications Executive at BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand
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