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CBeebies commissions first original production for international broadcast

BBC Worldwide Channels has commissioned a new live-action kids series to air on CBeebies channels across the globe.
October 6, 2009

BBC Worldwide Channels has commissioned a new live-action kids series to air on CBeebies channels across the globe.

The live-action Penelope K, By The Way (25 x 12 minutes) from Sydney-based Blink Films was picked from more than 100 submissions, and it will debut on CBeebies Australia in 2010, followed by the UK and then worldwide.

Penelope K follows the title character who runs an Information Station, which doles out all the info you’ve ever wanted to know about anything from rainbows to kangaroo pouches. As a result of Penelope K’s short-term memory, she relies on her friends to help her remember the information.

The series will be produced in association with production partner Freehand.

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