Family, friends and musical fun on CBeebies
Michael Carrington, CBeebies Creative Director, today announced three major new commissions for the BBC's youngest children's brand.
Destined for BBC Two and the CBeebies digital channel, the fun-packed series celebrate community, song and the formative relationships in little ones' lives.
Michael Carrington said: "I'm thrilled that CBeebies is able to attract outstanding talent and expertise to work with us. Young children will be captivated by these three new series which have been created to support their personal development and inspire their creativity and sense of fun."
Carrie & David's Popshop
Made by BBC Scotland, Carrie & David's Popshop is an innovative and interactive music show with a difference presented by Carrie and David Grant of the BBC's Fame Academy.
David and Carrie have a Popshop – the best song shop in the world! Every day, a customer calls into the shop in need of a song and with some help from Riff the dog, CBeebies and the viewers singing along at home, they create and perform a brand new original pop song.
Grandpa In My Pocket
Take one seriously grumpy Grandpa and his imaginative seven-year old grandson, Jason Mason. Give Grandpa a magic shrinking cap and watch him turn into the biggest kid of the lot!
In this witty series, created by Mellie Buse and Jan Page from Adastra Creative, Jason's Grandpa can make himself small enough to hide in all sorts of unlikely places. When he's small he's great fun to be with, but full of mischief.
Grandpa In My Pocket explores the hugely important relationship between grandchildren and grandparents by turning it on its head. Jason and Grandpa's adventures will be fantastical, touching and bizarre – but always hilariously funny.
3rd & Bird!
3rd & Bird! is a charming new animated series all about community. The series will be co-produced by CBeebies Productions and Little Airplane Productions using their own unique style known as "photo-puppetry animation".
Each episode is filled with music and songs and features Samuel Lovebird, an adorable young bird who is learning all about his family, his neighbours and his friends.
The show has been created by Josh Selig – creator of the internationally-successful series The Wonderpets!
All three shows will be shown on CBeebies in 2008.
Notes to Editors
Carrie & David's Popshop is a 30 x 20 live-action entertainment series from BBC Scotland.
The Series Producer is Nigel P Harris and the Executive Producers are Simon Parsons, Head of Children's, BBC Scotland, and Sara Harkins.
Grandpa In My Pocket is a 26 x 15 live-action comedy series from Adastra Creative.
Mellie Buse is joint Producer/Writer and Jan Page is joint Producer/Writer. Sarah Colclough is the Executive Producer for CBeebies.
3rd & Bird! is a 52 x 30 animation series from Little Airplane.
Creator/Executive Producer is Josh Selig. Jennifer Oxley is the Director. The Series Producer is Heather Tilert. Kay Benbow is the Executive Producer for CBeebies.