David Tennant narrates Gudrun the Viking Princess
Broadcast on CBeebies from 15th January 2018
A thousand years ago in the wild lands of the North lived a special little girl. The trees and animals of the forest were her friends and playmates. Now travel back in time to join her games. Explore the wild with Gudrun the Viking Princess, a new innovative format combining live-action drama and factual entertainment for young children.
This enchanting new series for youngsters is fairytale-like and inspirational. Beautifully filmed in stunning Scottish surroundings, Gudrun the Viking Princess delivers a magical narrative that provides starting points for young children to connect with the wild environment. They learn with Gudrun in a simple, charming and totally captivating way, how to share the land and sea with exciting creatures.
Actor David Tennant provides both narration and an ‘inner voice’ guiding and supporting Gudrun. The specially composed music is a key component with catchy refrains underlying and guiding the story arc.
Gudrun the Viking Princess is a new innovative format combining drama and factual entertainment for young children. The first ten episodes of this enchanting series will be available as a Box Set on BBC iPlayer from Christmas Day 25th December 2017. The series will launch primetime on CBeebies on Monday, 15th January 2018 and the second series of ten episodes are due to air in summer 2018. The series will also be versioned in Gaelic for BBC Alba with transmission to be announced in 2018.
Produced by MaraKids, the children’s division of Maramedia, Scotland’s leading producers of natural history documentaries, the series showcases the stunning scenery and wildlife of Scotland and uses top-end natural history filming techniques with live-action and outstanding wildlife footage.
Gudrun the Viking Princess
Series 1 of 10 x 5mins episodes to launch primetime on CBeebies from 15th January 2018
Series 1 available as a Box Set on BBC iPlayer Christmas Day 25th December 2017
Plus a Gaelic version for BBC Alba launch to be announced 2018