The Old Man in the Boat

A fictional comedy series introducing kids to philosophical thinking.

10x 10mins, by Message Heard Media, first aired 17th July 2021

With fictional characters, atmospheric audio elements and witty dialogue, this series will provide an entertaining introduction to big ideas — like freedom, intelligence and religion — to a younger audience.

With an emphasis on creative performance and sound-design, the show will have a purposefully simple setting – the titular Old Man having conversations with the objects around him as he fishes from his boat, allowing for a moment of calm, reflection and entertainment for listeners, and their parents.