The BBC’s Old Jack’s Boat starring Bernard Cribbins and Frema Agyeman (Doctor Who) and scored by Paul Honey has won a Bafta for Best Pre School Live Action series.
(November 2014) Bernard Cribbins stars as Old Jack, a retired fisherman who tells tall stories from his time at sea from inside his old fishing boat, The Rainbow. Using a mix of live action and animation produced by Flix Facilities, Old Jack is able to wander along the seabed, visit tropical islands and fly high in the air on balloons.
The score for the first two series as well as the 2013 Christmas Day BBC special was written by The Composerworks’ Paul Honey and performed by The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The series is made out of the BBC’s northern England MediaCityUK hub.