Yesterday we made the exciting journey down to Barkestone Woods, Lincolnshire, as we had the pleasure of hosting the official press tour for the 10th anniversary of Noisily Festival, welcoming a host of journalists and bloggers from across the UK, and giving them a glimpse into the festival’s soul. Sundae has worked closely with the […]
Autumn at Sundae was filled with campaigns for three incredible children’s TV shows, something that is so close to our hearts as it has been a key part of our work from day dot.
Speaking of dots, we have had the absolute pleasure of delivering press for the announcement of two shows for our good friends at Dot To Dot Productions; the hotly anticipated second series’ of CiTV comedy art and craft show for 6-12 years olds Makeaway Takeaway, and CBeebies cookery programme for pre-schoolers Big Cook, Little Cook.
Coined ‘the new Art Attack’, and presented by comedian Bec Hill, Makeaway Takeaway is bursting with unique makes, top tips and inspirational art ideas; Bec experiments with recycled materials and uses her hilarious funny bones to make us laugh every step of the way.
Big Cook, Little Cook, presented by Big Cook Jen (Ibinabo Jack) and Little Cook Small (Courtney Bowman), combines slapstick humour, with an infectious enthusiasm for creative cooking. Its unique blend of mischief and know-how, a tasty treat for a modern pre-school audience.
We placed previews for Big Cook, Little Cook in trade titles Telly Mix and C21 Media, while for Makeaway Takeaway we placed in depth interview features for Bec Hill in British Comedy Guide covering her journey as a comedian, as well as one for creator and executive producer Jo Killingley alongside Bec in Broadcast Magazine discussing the importance of art and creativity in children’s television, and the invaluable support provided by the BFI’s Young Audience Content fund.
We also looked after the communications campaign for the new series of The World According to Grandpa, the multi-award winning children’s series by Manchester’s Saffron Cherry Productions and Grandpa Productions, starring Don Warrington and Sally Lindsay, as it returned to Channel 5’s Milkshake!.
Made in Manchester, the mixed media series, written by Chris Heath, is a truly inclusive show featuring a diverse team both in front and behind the camera, featuring live action stars in a 2D animated world, as well as music by North West composer Tayo Akinbode, is filmed at Vectar Studios Stockport and illustrated and animated by Flix Facilities at MediaCityUK.
The show is made with the support of the BFI’s Young Audience Content Fund. S4C also re-commissioned Byd Tad-cu, the Welsh language version of the show starring Danny Grehan and made in co-production with partners Boom Cymru.
Following the placement of an interview with series producer Rima Sen on I Love Manchester, Don Warrington was obviously a huge focus for The World According to Grandpa and we achieved a lovely interview piece for him in the Guardian, while we also put an emphasis on the importance of diversity, inclusivity and representation within children’s television which saw the team at The British Blacklist invite him onto their podcast for a brilliant conversation on the topic.
Children’s television is a massive passion of ours here at Sundae, and we feel so lucky to work on such important shows.