Award-Winning TV Show Returns With Another 20 Episodes
The Media & Entertainment team at leading law firm Irwin Mitchell has advised Grandpa Productions Limited on the second series of the hit children’s’ show, The World According to Grandpa.
The second series of the award-winning show will start on 15th October on Milkshake! Channel 5.
Created and written by Chris Heath, the show features 2D animation with each episode prompted by a question posed by one of the four grandchildren to grandpa played in the Milkshake! Channel 5 programme by esteemed actor Don Warrington. Sally Lindsay, provides the voice of the other lead character, Halifax the rabbit.
S4C also re-commissioned a second series of Byd Tad-cu, the Welsh language version of the show starring Danny Grehan and made in co-production with partners Boom Cymru.
The first series of The World According To Grandpa won the Broadcast award for best pre-school programme earlier this year, as well as the Voice of the Listeners and Viewers Award for best children’s programme. It has just been nominated for best Live Action Kids’ programme for the Content Innovation Awards 2022 as well as a nomination for the RTS North West award for best pre-school kids’ programme.
The show, which is made with the support of the BFI’s Young Audience Content Fund, continues Manchester’s rich heritage for children’s television production.
As the appointed production lawyers, Irwin Mitchell advised on all production and production finance agreements including the negotiation and drafting of the broadcaster agreements with Channel 5 and S4C; and the production finance agreement with the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Young Audiences Content Fund.
The Irwin Mitchell team was led by partner and media & entertainment sector lead, Laura Harper. Other members of the team included Suzanne Thompson, Claire Jowett, Kieran Shields and Irem Tarasek.
“The World According To Grandpa is such a charming, funny and heart-warming series and we’re thrilled and extremely proud to have supported Grandpa Productions on the second series.
“The first series attracted and engaged both pre-schoolers and families by seamlessly merging entertainment and education. At the heart of this is its innovative production, superb writing and great acting. This powerful combination has already led to a string of awards and I have no doubt the show will continue to be a huge success.” Laura Harper, Partner and media & entertainment sector lead
“The first series attracted and engaged both pre-schoolers and families by seamlessly merging entertainment and education. At the heart of this is its innovative production, superb writing and great acting. This powerful combination has already led to a string of awards and I have no doubt the show will continue to be a huge success.”
Caroline Roberts-Cherry, executive producer, said: “We are delighted to bring Grandpa back to entertain and educate for another twenty episodes. Engaging young audiences with silly stories and then sowing the seeds for them to learn the real answers to their questions is a privilege and a pleasure.”
In addition to advising Grandpa Productions on the first two series of The World According To Grandpa, IrwinMitchell advised Saffron Cherry Productions in relation to its co-production of the six-part drama, The Madame Blanc Mysteries, written by Sally Lindsay and Sue Vincent.