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Katie Morag coming on Cbeebies!

2nd Jul 2013

Filming has already started on Mairi Hedderwick's Katie Morag books, which have been specially adapted for television.

Children everywhere will be thrilled to know that they will soon be able to follow the adventures of feisty, red-haired Katie Morag on television. Starting in autumn this year, twenty-six episodes will be screened on the Cbeebies channel, with seven-year-old Cherry Campbell from Glasgow in the lead role. 

Auditions for the part of Katie Morag were held in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stornoway, with hundreds of young hopefuls entering. The series is currently being filmed on Lewis in the Western Isles, which is standing in as the fictional island of Struay. Mairi Hedderwick has spoken of feeling 'very emotional' at watching scenes from her books unfolding before her eyes.

Mairi will be talking at a special BOOKMARK event for children, The Making of Katie Morag, on 19th October.  Children, put the date in your diaries now!


Congratulations to all the Bookmark organisers and volunteersw who made it such a wonderful event.  It was a huge privilege to be included in your Muriel Spark celebration.  The whole festival atmosphere was so welcoming - and what a fabulous audience!

Olga Wojtas, author

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