CBeebies Orders Live-Action Show Happy Tent Tales


CBeebies has commissioned Happy Tent Tales, a live-action series for young viewers between the ages of 3 and 6, from Ivy House Productions.

Presented by Karina O’Malley, Happy Tent Tales features a collection of stories from around the globe based on traditional folktales. The 20×7.5-minute program is being produced in association with Nickwilson.tv and Flying Elephant. It is due to debut this spring.

Jessica Symons, founder of Ivy House and producer/director of the show, said: “Happy Tent Tales is an original and immersive storytelling series that has its roots in the folktale tradition. We are passionate about making excellent content for young audiences and with this series set out to delight children with captivating stories, enchanting music and enjoyable movements, presented with genuine warmth and charm by Karina O’Malley. CBeebies champions live-action programming that engages and stimulates their young audience, so it’s the perfect home for Happy Tent Tales.”

Julia Bond, CBeebies’ commissioning exec for Scotland & N.I., added: “We are delighted to welcome Happy Tent Tales to the CBeebies family. Like CBeebies, the series champions storytelling and the captivating and engaging tales encourage listening and involvement, while also providing a fascinating mix of cultural influences with stories sourced from all over the world.”