Cherry Campbell has delighted viewers in her role as Katie Morag.
Already multi-award winning, including a few BAFTAS, the Cbeebies TV series Katie Morag has scooped another – this time from across the Atlantic – as it was announced yesterday (Tuesday, April 26th) as a recipient of a 2016 Peabody 30 Award.
The American-based Peabody Awards were established in the 1940s as a radio equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize, and have since grown steadily to recognise excellence in a wide range of electronic media.
Only around 25 awards are presented each year from over 1,000 global entries, and to win a Peabody, a programme must receive the unanimous approval of all sixteen Peabody Board members.
Announcing winners on the award website, members said of the Katie Morag TV series: “Mairi Hedderwick's popular books about a feisty, wee, red-headed girl (the splendid Cherry Campbell) and the Scottish island community she's growing up in are exquisitely realised in this series.
“Timeless, perhaps old fashioned, but never precious or blindly idyllic, Katie Morag deals honestly and gracefully with death, loss, rivalry and other serious themes.”
And Katie Morag TV series creators, Don Coutts and Lindy Cameron of production company Move On Up, are delighted with the latest award, writing on their website: “A Peabody award is one for Excellence, Excellence across the board. And I couldn't feel anymore pride in our team than I do now.
“From the runners, the cast, the camera assistants, the chaperones, the extras, the sparks, the chippies, the colourists...you get the picture – EVERYONE involved in Katie Morag should please stand up and take a bow.”
They added: “And we wholly and humbly thank the Peabody judges for this honour, and we wonder if they perhaps saw in our wee shows the love and care that all of us as a team poured into them and said yes, in some ways that is indeed, perhaps, some kind of excellence.”