Follows five characters and what they do in everyday life such as being a painter, a police officer, a teacher, a scientist, and a fitness fanatic.


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Series cast summary:
Julie Wilson Nimmo ...
 Miss Hoolie (130 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mary Riggans ...
 Susie Sweet (81 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kim Tserkezie ...
 Penny Pocket (75 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Archie (74 episodes, 2002-2005)
Rodd Christensen ...
 Spencer (71 episodes, 2002-2005)
Juliet Cadzow ...
 Edie McCredie (70 episodes, 2002-2005)
Andrew Agnew ...
 PC Plum (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Kasia Haddad ...
 Josie Jump #2 (53 episodes, 2002-2005)


Follows five characters and what they do in everyday life such as being a painter, a police officer, a teacher, a scientist, and a fitness fanatic.

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Eventyr på Balamory  »

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The brightly-coloured houses in "Ballamory" were not created especially for the series. In 1960, Bobby McLeod, former provost of Tobermory where it is filmed, decided to introduce the colour scheme to brighten up the buildings of the town. He painted his hotel bright pink and the owners of neighbouring buildings soon followed suit. See more »


Referenced in Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw (2006) See more »

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Delightful kids TV series
7 November 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

"Balamory" has been around on the BBC for only a couple of years now, but is now a cult children's classic with it's ubiquitous catchphrase, "What's the story in Balamory?". After nearly four series, it looks set to be axed now, which is a pity as it's a colourfully friendly blend of music, frolics and fun.

Made for the under-fives, the series is set in the fictional seaside town of "Balamory" (actually Tobermory, Scotland). The show is narrated by nursery teacher Miss Hoolie (Julie Wilson Nimmo), and features colourful and diverse characters such as Archie the Inventor, Edie McRedie the bus driver, PC Plum, Josie Jump, etc. The cast of characters cast a broad net with black, English, Scottish and disabled all included. Appropriately, attention is never actually drawn to these things so the subconscious message to the children is that it is really all right. I don't think this approach is any way too PC - in a still sometimes prejudicial and ignorant society, it's essential.

The music incorporates different styles of performing that vary from the grating and annoying, to some rather brilliant, contemporary sounds.

Well-aimed at a young audience, "Balamory" will renew itself as a stage show that tours Scotland from December 2004.

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