Hancock to star in CBBC drama Feather Boy
Controller Dorothy Prior has commissioned an adaptation of Feather
Boy, the debut novel by Nicky Singer, and winner of the 2002 Blue
Peter Book of the Year.
adaptation will star Sheila Hancock, Lindsey
Coulson, Ronald Pickup, Aaron
Johnson and Thomas Sangster.
Boy is the story of Robert Nobel – a boy who is the butt of
classroom jokes and victim of Niker, the class bully.
Robert visits a local home for the elderly as part of a school project
and meets Edith Sorrell, an old lady with a tragic past, he embarks
on a series of events that will change their lives forever.
debut novel of author Nicky Singer won critical acclaim, and has
been adapted for television by Peter Tabern, winner of an International
Emmy and the BAFTA Children's Writer Award for his adaptation of
Stig of the Dump for CBBC in 2001.
produced for the BBC by Elaine Sperber, Feather Boy goes into production
in London in July.
is being produced for CBBC by Childsplay Television and the writer
and producer is Peter Tabern, the director is Dermot Boyd, and production
designer is Jason Carlin.
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