Calling all Gaelic-speaking puppeteers: CBBC ALBA needs you! 

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CBBC ALBA is looking for someone who would like to start a career in TV puppetry, for a new children’s puppet series called Meaban’s Moo.

The producers are looking for Gaelic speaking performer who is interested in honing and developing their on-camera puppetry skills to help with making the programmes.

‘Meaban and Moo, a highland cow and a puffin, are best friends. Quite the odd couple!’

BBC ALBA explained. ‘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.

‘This concept is simple, fun, silly and fast paced. The audience will come away having learned something, whilst not knowing that they were being taught anything in the first place. The repetition will help cement the words in the audience’s mind.’

The successful candidate would be working with Colin Purves, who has been a principle puppeteer in many films, including the Jurassic Park ‘World’ franchise and the last five Star Wars movies, as well as 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.

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!’

If you are interested please send: a video introduction of yourself, including your name and age; a one minute approx. video of a puppet (or your hand) singing or lip synching to a nursery rhyme or song; a short written piece about your experiences or interest in puppetry. Email sarah.mackinnon01@bbc.co.uk by 30 July 2021.