A TV project is coming up which will create an opportunity for Gaelic speakers


A SCOTTISH TV channel has a new project coming up for a children’s puppet series called Meaban’s Moo.

The show will be on BBC ALBA which means that a new opportunity has come up because the producers are looking for Gaelic speaking performer.

Meaban and Moo, a highland cow and a puffin, are best friends.

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Photo by BBC ALBA. This concept is simple, fun, silly and fast paced.

They live in a fisherman’s shed by the bay and love it when their friend Linda pops by to set them their daily task.

The audience will come away having learned something, whilst not knowing that they were being taught anything in the first place.

The programme makers hope to find someone who would like to start a career in television puppetry. 

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Photo by BBC ALBA. The repetition will help cement the words in the audience’s mind.

They would be working with Warrick Brownlow-Pike who has worked on some of BBC Children’s most successful puppet shows including ‘The Furchester Hotel’, ‘Hackertime’, and ‘Get Well Soon’.

He has also been performing Dodge the Dog on CBBC and in the Cbeebies House since 2010. 

And Colin Purves who has been a principle puppeteer in many films, including the Jurassic Park “World” franchise and the last five Star Wars movies.

Sarah MacKinnon from CBBC ALBA, said: “We’re really excited to have been given the go ahead for this new puppet series and hope to start filming in September.

“We are hoping to find someone who would like to start a career in television puppetry.

“If you have worked in theatre with puppets, have been teaching yourself at home or are just interested in puppetry then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!”