Production is now underway at The Bottle Yard Studios on all-new episodes of the award-winning Andy’s Aquatic Adventures, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit.
Filming began on the 15 new episodes shortly after the brand-new series launched on CBeebies on 10th February, following a three month shoot at the Studios last year. Filming also took place at Portishead Lido and The Eden Project in Cornwall.
Series Producer Mark Jones says: “The BBC Studios Natural History Unit are back at The Bottle Yard Studios until mid-May. Once again we’re using the full width of the impressive 80 foot greenscreen backdrop to showcase some of the best animal behaviour from our super landmark series, Blue Planet 2. To achieve some of the water-based sequences, we’ll be constructing our own green screen pool in one of the Tank House studios in order to simulate Andy floating on the surface of the water. He’ll dance with sea otters, swim with walruses and even paddle down the Mississippi in his inflatable dingy searching for baby alligators – all from the safety of our Bristol studio.”
Andy’s Aquatic Adventures is a continuation of the highly popular strand which comprises Andy’s Wild Adventures, the BAFTA nominated Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures, Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures and Andy’s Safari Adventures. Earlier this month the production team celebrated when the previous instalment, Andy’s Safari Adventures, was named Best Pre-School Children’s TV Programme at the 2020 Broadcast Awards. Andy’s Safari Adventures is also in the running for the Best Children’s Award at the 2020 Royal Television West of England Awards taking place next month.
In Andy’s Aquatic Adventures, Andy uses his high-tech gizmo to once again shrink down to the size of any animal he meets, getting closer than ever before to wildlife from around the planet – this time taking his adventures underwater.
Andy’s Aquatic Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in the UK and BBC Sales & Distribution for the international CBeebies channels.
It is available to watch now on CBeebies daily at 4.05pm and on BBC iPlayer.