Bernard Cribbins returns to children’s television in a brand new series for CBeebies, the BBC channel for children up to six years old.
He stars as Old Jack, a retired fisherman who tells tall stories from inside his old fishing boat, The Rainbow. Using a mix of live action and animation, Old Jack is able to wander along the seabed, visit tropical islands and fly high in the air on balloons.
His faithful dog, Salty, always accompanies him as he wanders through the streets of Staithes, North Yorkshire, meeting his friends along the way.
Old Jack’s Boat runs daily at 5.40pm from Monday 21 January (a nice nod to The Wombles, which launched in the 5.40pm slot on BBC1 almost 40 years ago).