Claude, the animated series based on the Alex T. Smith’s much-loved, best-selling series took Disney Junior by storm in 2018 and now has his sights firmly set on terrestrial TV in the UK. Set your alarms for 9.25am every morning and grab a cuppa to watch Claude on ITVBe.
Claude follows the humorous adventures of the young, enthusiastic beret-clad dog and his faithful sidekick, Sir Bobblysock, voiced by Simon Callow CBE. Each episode is set in the cosmopolitan seaside resort of Pawhaven - home to an eccentric mix of larger-than-life-characters and colourful visitors. Other interstellar voice cast members include Anne Reid MBE, Shane Richie, Jane Horrocks, Su Pollard, Brian Murphy, Tameka Empson and Bhasker Patel plus newcomer, twelve-year-old Alexander Molony who plays the eager eponymous doggy hero.
Hachette Children’s Group have published four Claude TV tie-in titles including two picture books: All About Keith and Anyone for Strawberries? based on episodes from the TV Show.
Colin Williams, Creative Director at Sixteen South, the producers of Claude, said: “We fell in love with Claude from the moment we saw Alex’s amazing books – the humour, design and styling of Claude and his world are one of a kind. We’ve really enjoyed working with Alex to develop the series for children around the world to enjoy and are excited to see Claude come to a new audience on ITVBe and RTÉ Jr this autumn.”
Alex T. Smith added, “I’m absolutely delighted to see the Claude TV show come to ITVBe and RTÉ Jr. It’s been a joy to work with Colin and the team at Sixteen South on this series and I can’t wait for even more viewers to meet Claude on screen and in the new books!”