Stick man comes to BBC ALBA

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BBC ALBA will screen the Gaelic version of Stick Man this Christmas.

It’s the fourth film from the Oscar nominated and BAFTA award winning team at Magic Light Pictures to be screened on BBC ALBA.

In previous years audiences have delighted in the Gaelic versions of The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom all from the team at Magic Light Pictures and all based on the popular books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Stick Man tells the tale of a happy go lucky father’s epic journey as he strives to make it home to the family tree in time for Christmas.

His heartfelt adventure has us rooting for him and reminds us of the joys of being with the ones we love at Christmas.

Margaret Cameron, Channel Editor BBC ALBA said: “We’re over the moon to have this fantastic film in our Christmas schedule and I’m sure it will become a festive favourite for our audiences.

“We’re hugely grateful for the support of BBC One and Magic Light Pictures and look forward to other collaborations”.

Jim Webster from Solus Productions explained: “What a joy it is to bring to life Stick Man’s fantastic adventure for BBC ALBA’s Christmas schedule.

“We have brought together a terrific cast and we hope the BBC ALBA viewers enjoy watching Bioran as much as we enjoyed re-voicing it.”

Stick Man is produced by Magic Light Pictures and based on the book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Bioran has been re-versioned into Gaelic by the writer Mòrag Stiùbhart.

It features the voices of Cathy MacDonald, Tony Kearney, David Walker, Linda MacLeod and Eòghan MacDonald and is produced by Solus Productions for BBC ALBA.

Bioran will broadcast on BBC ALBA on 25th December at 18:30 with a repeat on 26th December at 16:50 and 31st December at 18:35.