Independent production company 7 Wonder has announced it has been commissioned to produce a new 25-part series for CBeebies, marking the indie’s first commission for the channel.
Commissioned by controller Kay Benbow, Do You Know? will take younger viewers on a journey to explore how everyday things around them work and are made. Hosted by technology vlogger Maddie Moate (pictured), each episode will see her embrace preschoolers’ inquisitive thirst for knowledge and explore topics that children are excited about learning.
Set firmly in reality, the series will also help children see, explore and learn about objects and familiar places like never before, and parents are likely to pick up some intriguing facts. Clever graphics will be employed to explain the technical process in simple terms and the latest camera technology will amp up the “wow factor” to reveal fascinating details and give children a unique window into the world.
Julia Bond, executive producer at CBeebies, says: “We’re thrilled to be in production on this exciting new series. Do You Know? explores the workings of everyday objects all around us. By looking at how things work and how things are made, our audience will get an understanding of the world around them from a new perspective.”
Sarah Trigg, executive producer at 7 Wonder, adds: “There is nothing out there really that is set so firmly in the real world and unpacking so much surprising detail for this age group. We are always seeking to broaden our creative output into new sectors, and this, our first commission with CBeebies, is a direct reflection of that ambition as our first venture into kids TV.”
The series will be overseen by Bond. For 7 Wonder, Trigg is executive producer and Romily Menzies is series producer.
7 Wonder is backed by Seven Network Australia.
Source: 7 Wonder