The Adventures of Captain Bobo

Fun, nautical, team-building stories for children aged 4-8, told in English and Gaelic. A celebration of Britain’s coastal communities, featuring vessels of all shapes and sizes.

10x 10min, by Belle Media, first aired 24th September 2020

The Adventures of Captain Bobo are more than just uplifting comic tales, they are a celebration of all that is best in Britain’s coastal communities. Based on a real captain, and an iconic ship, the stories take us from the far North West of Scotland, right into the heart of London, via Liverpool, Llandudno, the Bristol Channel and the Solent. Broadcast in English and also in Gaelic a series of 10 x 10 minute episodes with stories that connect communities.

The characters and storylines are (loosely) inspired by the real-life adventures of one of Scotland’s best-known captains, and by an iconic ship, PS Waverley – “the world’s last ocean-going paddle steamer”.

Each episode is a self-contained adventure. Funny, with engaging characters, and a twist or two along the way. Contemporary, yet also reflecting a time when coastal communities relied on the sea. The stories take us on a journey around the UK, from the remote Scottish lochs to the very heart of London, paralleling the voyage of the real ship as it tours the UK’s coastal waters.

An English sample of Captain Bobo's adventures
The same clip, from the Gaelic version
Hear the adventures, in the Story Quest podcast
Belle Media
Fun Kids, Cuillin FM,  Two Lochs Radio, Lochbroom FM, Isles FM, and Purbeck Coast FM