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The BBC have teased a first look at its reinvention of Sir Quentin Blake’s timeless British classic books, in a full animated series, narrated by Adrian Lester.

The first look reveals an exclusive snippet of Jack and Nancy, a tale of fun, friendship and adventure. Families across the UK will be able to watch the first two specials, Jack and Nancy and Zagazoo, as a festive treat this December.

All episodes of Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures will be narrated by Adrian Lester, with local Welsh talent leading voice roles in Jack and Nancy and Simon Pegg leading the voice role in Zagazoo.

The landmark animated box set of hand-picked specials is based on six iconic best-selling books (Jack and Nancy, Zagazoo, Loveykins, Snuff, Angel Pavement and Mrs Armitage on Wheels) by one of Britain’s most illustrious and well-loved authors, Sir Quentin Blake.

Created with traditional hand-drawn animation techniques to capture the timeless nature of Quentin Blake’s stories, Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures will add to BBC’s long-established tradition of animated specials.

Simon Pegg will also lead voice roles in Snuff and Angel Pavement, with Alison Steadman starring as the voice of the indomitable Mrs Armitage and Nina Sosanya bringing Angela Bowling to life in Loveykins.

Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures was commissioned by BBC Children’s and produced by Eagle Eye Drama in a co-production with Creative Conspiracy and in association with animation studios Spicy Acorn, Tchack and Kong.


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