Baby Jake heads to the Middle East

Darrall Macqueen pre-school show is snapped up by Al Jazeera Children's Channel.
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Al Jazeera Children's Channel has picked up pre-school show Baby Jake, in deal which sees the Darrall Macqueen series debut in the Middle East.

The broadcaster has picked up both series one and two of the show, after BBC Worldwide brokered the deal.

Baby Jake mixes live action and 2D photographic animation and focuses on an imaginary world where the character sings, dances and baby talks with his animal friends Pengy Quin, Sydney the Monkey, Nibbles the Rabbit and the Hamsternauts.

"We are thrilled that series one and two of Baby Jake have been picked up by Al Jazeera Children's Channel," said Billy Macqueen, joint MD and executive producer of Baby Jake at Darrall Macqueen. "The show's celebration of the warmth and fun of family life has connected with pre-school children and parents globally.

"We hope the gentle storytelling and fresh visual style of the series will allow the magic of Baby Jake to keep on travelling around the world."

Nathan Waddington, children's genre manager, sales and distribution at BBC Worldwide, added: "Baby Jake continues to surprise and enchant families all over the world, so we are delighted Al Jazeera Children's Channel has acquired both seasons of this funny and heartwarming series."

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