CBeebies’ Controller Kay Benbow has commissioned two series of a brand new show - Treasure Champs (30x15’) - from Manchester-based children’s independent Three Arrows Media.
Aimed at older preschoolers, the mixed media show will explore the values common to different faiths and cultures such as generosity, empathy and honesty.
The series will be Executive Produced by Michael Towner for CBeebies and by Jon Hancock (Mr Bloom’s Nursery, Swashbuckle) and David Hallam (Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge, Mister Maker’s Arty Party) for Three Arrows Media. The two series are set for transmission on CBeebies in 2018.
Treasure Champs will follow the adventures of two animated characters, who explore a different value – or ‘treasure’ – in each episode. Using a combination of vibrant faith stories, silly songs and heart-warming real-life examples featuring children, these comedic characters will introduce the value to the audience in a fun and relatable way.
“At the heart of the series is the idea that we are ‘different but the same’. We want to emphasise the positive values that unite us all and hopefully encourage kids to want to be Treasure Champs regardless of their background or beliefs.” says David Hallam. Jon Hancock continues - “These concepts can often be quite difficult for young children to grasp so we’re aiming to make the shows simple, entertaining and above all fun.”
Kay Benbow, Controller CBeebies’ adds: “We are thrilled to be working with Three Arrows on this lively new series. Championing positive, common values has become increasingly important, both in society and education, and we hope our young viewers will find Treasure Champs to be both informative and inspirational.”
Formed by Jon Hancock and David Hallam in December 2015, Three Arrows Media is the first Children’s Independent company to have been set up in Manchester since the development of MediaCityUK in 2007 and aims to create engaging and entertaining content for children and families around the world.
For further information:
Fiona Williams, 07734 113624