Fun Kids launches children’s radio drama Badger and the Blitz

Fun Kids is launching a new drama series Badger and the Blitz both on-air and as a podcast.

The series is set against the backdrop of children dealing with the Second World War and is based on real events. It’s about a boy’s life and survival in war-torn Britain and a four-legged friend who never loses hope.

12-year-old Devon Francis stars as Jack Chippett. Having recently completed a run in the hit stage production of ‘School of Rock’ this will be his first broadcast drama role.

The narrator is Kerry Godliman, who is known best for her roles in the Netflix series After Life, Channel 4’s Taskmaster and Live at the Apollo as well as being the seaside private detective in TV series Whitstable Pearl.

Kerry says: “When I first heard the story of Badger and the Blitz, I knew I wanted to be involved. I’m sure the heart-warming story of Jack and Badger set against the real-life events of WW2 will entertain and enthral in equal measure.”

Badger and the Blitz has been funded by a grant from the Audio Content Fund. It’s a ROXO production and the series was conceived, written and produced by Richard Turley and Darren Francis.

It can be heard on Fun Kids every Friday at 4.30pm from 28th April, as well as being available as a podcast.