If your knowledge of children’s television begins and ends with the kind of presenters who dress a lot like the Thirteenth Doctor, get ready to be suddenly interested in children’s television again as Sylvester McCoy will be joining the cast of the UK animated children’s show, Sarah & Duck.
A brand-new batch of episodes of the pre-school favourite will be launched on CBeebies from Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Featuring the voices of Roger Allam (who co-starred with the Twelfth Doctor himself Peter Capaldi in The Thick of It) as the narrator and Lesley Nicol (Downtown Abbey) as Scarf Lady, the hugely popular, BAFTA-winning series follows the animated antics of seven-year-old Sarah and her flappy, feather best friend, Duck.
McCoy will guest star in the space-themed first episode, Comet’s Coming. In this story, Sarah & Duck pay a long-awaited visit to the observatory to view a Comet (McCoy), a slightly scatty celestial object who won’t been seen again for many years. As Sarah & Duck watch on, Comet is reunited with his old friends Venus and Mars but the trouble is, he doesn’t actually remember them. Can Sarah & Duck and the planets help jog his memory?
Series producer Jamie Badminton says:
“Sylvester’s performance as Comet in ‘Comet’s Coming’ provided such a thrill for the animation team to bounce off when animating. McCoy’s playful vocal delivery created such fun on-screen energy and fit perfectly with the unpredictable tone that we strive for in every Sarah & Duck episode.”
Catch Sylvester McCoy in Sarah & Duck on CBeebies from November 14 at 5.15pm.