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Robert Webb and Isy Suttie reach for High Hoops


Robert Webb and Isy Suttie reach for High Hoops

High Hoops is a ten-episode sitcom for CBBC.

Filmed in Halifax, West Yorkshire, the comedy series tells the story of a charmingly reckless high school basketball player and her chaotic pursuit of success, fame, love and the perfect hook shot.

Starring Peep Show alumni, Robert Webb and Isy Suttie the programme is about a failing school basketball team and the arrival of tall, gaffe-prone but unstoppable Aoife O’Neill. It’s a show about determination, finding your tribe, and being true to yourself. Following Aoife and her family as they move to a new area and a new school. She sees this as an opportunity to change her life. Aoife soon discovers that the only place she really fits in is the school basketball team – only they’re terrible. Can she turn them around?

Written and created by Sinead Fagan a lifelong basketball player and coach, High Hoops is a sharp, witty, and aspirational comedy set in an urban comprehensive. Aoife’s team are the gang you want to be part of. And each episode sees them face a new challenge and edge closer to their hoop dreams.

The show features an amazing new children’s cast including Darci Hull as lead character Aoife and is produced by West Yorkshire based CanCan Productions.

Malory Towers production of the fifth series at The Bottle Yard Studios / BBC

The BBC also announced today Primrose Railway Children another story of finding yourself in a new place. The production is Jacqueline Wilson’s modern reimagining of E Nesbit’s classic The Railway Children while filming has started on Series 6 and 7 of Malory Towers adapted from the iconic novels by Enid Blyton is being filmed in picturesque locations around Devon and Cornwall in South West England and a studio base in Bristol.

Patricia Hidalgo, Director BBC Children’s and Education:

“Our homegrown dramas continue to be enjoyed by children and their families across the UK and beyond, these three titles are not only brilliant entertainment, but they also represent children’s lives and UK culture in unique ways. Promising big laughs, silly jokes, high stakes drama and intrigue, with stories that resonate across generations and across frontiers, bringing families together watching TV.”

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