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Balamory 

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 Julie Wilson Nimmo ...  Miss Hoolie 129 episodes, 2002-2005
Mary Riggans Mary Riggans ...  Susie Sweet 80 episodes, 2002-2005
Miles Jupp ...  Archie 74 episodes, 2002-2005
Kim Tserkezie Kim Tserkezie ...  Penny Pocket 74 episodes, 2002-2005
Rodd Christensen Rodd Christensen ...  Spencer 71 episodes, 2002-2005
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ...  Edie McCredie 70 episodes, 2002-2005
Andrew Agnew Andrew Agnew ...  PC Plum 64 episodes, 2002-2005
Kasia Haddad Kasia Haddad ...  Josie Jump #2 53 episodes, 2002-2005
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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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Family | Sport

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eventyr på Balamory See more »

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The outside or the streets of Balamory is filmed in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. See more »

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Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #2.2 (2005) See more »

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Delightful kids TV series
7 November 2004 | by alainenglishSee 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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