Lime Pictures – formerly Mersey Television – has been commissioned to produce children’s drama Rocket’s Island for CBBC.
The thirteen part drama is currently filming in North Wales and will transmit on CBBC next year. The series features a host of well-known faces including former Heartbeat star, Mark Jordon, The Thin Blue Line actress, Mina Anwar as well as, Lime say, an outstanding child cast.
Rocket’s Island is a wonderful adventure series with a character and a storyline for everyone. It’s a series which will make the audience laugh, cry and delight in our characters’ exploits. Lime Pictures are proud to be collaborating with creator Nick Leather to produce this series for CBBC. – Rebecca Hodgson, head of drama for Lime Pictures
Set on the fictional island of Dirgelmor, the series follows the magical adventures of school boy, Rocket Boulsworth (Joe Gallucci) and his friends. Their curiosity leads them into sometimes dangerous but always exciting situations as they strive to discover the truth behind the legends.
Rocket lives with his sister, Alli (Helen Daniels) mum, Sarah (Natasha Joseph) and dad, Peter (Mark Jordon) at The Knot farm. Far from ordinary the family take on a range of foster kids, all of whom have a lot to gain from the healing power of the island and the joy of adventure.
Rocket’s Island is an original drama from Lime Pictures and will be executive produced by Rebecca Hodgson for Lime and Sue Nott for CBBC.
Welsh Government funding ensured that filming took place at various locations in North Wales and that a significant percentage of the budget was spent in the region. The Wales Screen Commission, part of the Welsh Government’s creative industries team, worked with Lime Pictures to find suitable locations and ensured that local skills, talent and services were used as much as possible.
I am delighted that Welsh Government support helped bring this major international children’s drama series production to Wales. It will help raise the profile of Wales as a great location for similar productions and helps to highlight the support available for TV production in Wales as well as the range of highly talented individuals working in the sector. – Economy Minister, Edwina Hart