A children’s drama series filmed on the Island in August this year will be broadcast on CBBC on December 4th, 5th and 6th screening at 6.15pm each evening with repeats on BBC1 At 4pm on December 18th, 19th and 20th. Rocket’s Island, previously known as ‘The Knot’ features a host of well-known faces including Debra Stephenson, Mark Moraghan and Kelle Bryan as well as some break through talent.
With a story set in the heart of the Isle of Man, Rocket’s Island centres on a farm called The Knot, a special place where raw and rugged nature plays host to a stream of kids with complex lives, all fostered by Peter (Anthony Flanagan) and Sarah Boulsworth (Debra Stephenson) and their kids, Rocket aged 11 (Joseph Gallucci) and Alli aged 14 (Helen Smith). Filmed largely in the west of the Island, Rocket’s Island showcases the beauty of the Island perfectly and involved a considerable number of local people, both in front of and behind the camera, during production.
Laurence Skelly, political member of the Isle of Man Government with responsibility for the continuing development of the Island’s film industry said, “It’s was a genuine pleasure working with the BBC (again) and with Lime Pictures onRocket’s Island during the Summer. It’s a wonderful story, set on the Isle of Man, and it gives us an excellent opportunity to show the off the unique beauty of the Island on television screens all across the UK and beyond. I’m sure the series will be something that all of us here on the Island will be proud of.”