Over the past few years Alison & I have been working hard on a Children's TV Series called "Friends and Heroes". It is an animated action-adventure story which introduces stories from the Old and New Testaments to ages 6-10.
After many months of negotiation, we are delighted that the first Series of 13 episodes is to be broadcast on the BBC2 on Tuesday mornings from September to December! The output is largely targeted at schools - and The Stapleford Centre have worked with us to provide free lesson plans and pupil worksheets so that teachers will be able to use these programmes as part of the National Curriculum for all the countries in the British Isles.
We have worked hard to ensure that our programmes are not branded as "religious", so that they are accessible to the widest possible audience - whatever their faith. That said, we are sure that many folk in your church will be eager to help us make the most of this unique opportunity to see a positive representation of Bible Stories on National Television. If this broadcast is successful, the BBC might be prepared show Series Two and Series Three when they are completed in 2008 and 2009.
Would you be able to help us in any way to get the word out please? Perhaps you could include it in your notices on Sunday – the first broadcast is next Tuesday. Any suggestions you can give us will be most gratefully received - and, as you'll see on the website, we already have lots of exciting material ready to go!