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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!


A really big thank you to you and everyone at Bookmark for doing such a splendid job. I felt I was made truly welcome and everything was very well-arranged and proceeded so smoothly. I can only guess at the massive work done to make this possible. Well done! Please pass on my thanks to the other members of the great Bookmark team. I‘m pleased my event seemed to go well. A great venue and a lovely audience. Lin was a fantastic interviewer, too! I‘d be delighted to come back again any time. Also to take part in the schools programme, if possible.

Ron Butlin

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