Grey’s Anatomy Star Tapped for BBC Special


Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy) has joined the cast of the upcoming CBBC special The Primrose Railway Children.

The 90-minute title, produced by BBC Studios Kids & Family Productions, is based on Jacqueline Wilson’s novel of the same name, which is a modern reimagining of E. Nesbit’s classic The Railway Children. The story is adapted for the screen by Tom Bidwell (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Irregulars).

McKidd will play father Rob Robinson, alongside Nina Toussaint-White (Bodyguard, Witness Number 3), who will play his wife Sarah. The three children will be played by Ava McCarthy, Ida Brooke and Tylan Bailey.

McKidd said: “Reading Tom’s brilliant script was a real joy. It captures the spirit and emotion of the original The Railway Children, a film that I loved as a child, so it was an easy decision to come back and film this in Scotland. I’m always so proud and happy to come home and work with the brilliant crews and talents that Scotland overflows with. I can’t wait to step into the character of Rob and retell this reimagined British classic story alongside such an exciting cast. It will be a cinematic treat for the family.”

Tali Walters, creative director at BBC Studios Kids & Family productions, added: “BBC Studios Kids & Family productions has enjoyed a close and creative relationship with Jacqueline Wilson for many years and are thrilled to work with Tom Bidwell to bring another of her stories to the screen with such an exciting cast, including Kevin and Nina, alongside tremendously exciting new youth talent. We are proud to be making this dramatic and ambitious production in Scotland with all it offers in terms of locations and talent and very much looking forward to sharing it with families across the U.K. and around the world.”