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Dot To Dot Productions To Produce 'Footy Pups'

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Dot to Dot Productions is to produce Footy Pups, a 30 x 15' live action and animated series for CBeebies dedicated to teaching children aged 3-6 basic sports skills.

The show will be hosted by one of England's most capped footballers, Arsenal's Rachel Yankey, and the show's mission is "to put the fun back into kids' football and celebrate a game that's all about passing, thinking, developing skills and playing as a team."

In each episode, a group of children learn a different skill, taught to them by the host and a five-aside team of cartoon dogs called the 'Footy Pups'.

Footy Pups is Series Produced by Jo Killingley from Dot To Dot Productions and was devised by its Head of Development, Alan Robinson. It has been commissioned by Controller of CBeebies, Kay Benbow, and will be Executive Produced for the BBC by Catherine McAllister. It is scheduled to air in Spring 2015.

Alan Robinson said: "Through the Footy Pups' adventures and Rachel's simple, fun practice drills and games, young players and viewers alike will learn skills for all sports and for life: imagination, co-ordination, concentration and team-work."

Kay Benbow adds: "As a passionate football fan myself, it's great to be inspiring the next generation of players by bringing Footy Pups to CBeebies. Rachel is a brilliant coach and presenter and I know our audience will love following the adventures of the Footy Pups while learning football skills at the same time."


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