Wednesday 22 February 2012

Dippy heads for Time and Space

Mark Williams, the voice of Dippy and her friends in Funky Valley, is currently filming for the new series of Doctor Who.

Best known as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, Mark has featured in films such as 101 Dalmatians, The Borrowers and Shakespeare in Love. On TV he was a regular on The Fast Show and has starred in George Gently, Frankenstein's Wedding, Miss Marple, New tricks and Being Human.

Funky Valley was created by Grizzly Tales directors Simon & Sara Bor for Channel 5 and ITV Global Entertainment.

Sunday 12 February 2012

Simon's Head

There's a new blog by, Grizzly Tales co-director / producer, Simon Bor.

Read about his camel coat at or his visit to a Jacqueline Wilson signing.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Grizzly Tales praised by panel

“Great storytelling made with love” 

According to the Broadcast website Grizzly Tales was praised by the judging panel at last week's Broadcast Awards.

The judges described the show as “exceptional” and having “a brave, raw and original approach”.

“It is unusual for children’s TV to produce such daring, funny and outrageous storytelling. And that deserves to be celebrated.”

“the author(Jamie Rix)’s spirit shines right through it”.

Subscribers to the magazine can read the full Grizzly Tales article HERE. Non subscribers can find the article reproduced on the NickAlive Blog 

Friday 3 February 2012

Broadcast Award for Grizzly Tales- Updated

The latest series of Grizzly Tales has won the Broadcast Award for Best Children's programme. Full details of awards winners can be found HERE  It beat off stiff competition from other programmes including  BAFTA winners "Sarah Jane Adventures" and "The Amazing World of Gumball".

Author and co-producer Jamie Rix has added his thoughts to the win on his website.

The story is reported by NickAlive, Digital-Spy, Screen International. BBC NEWS, Broadcast, FromTheNorth, Entertainment Focus, 

The programme was previously nominated for a BAFTA in 2011.