Meees

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Meees (Welsh for Baaas, as in the sound of bleating sheep) is a Welsh-language children's television show from Wales. It is about a family of multicultural opera-singing sheep, played by performers in sheep costumes. It is shown on S4C, the Welsh equivalent of Channel 4. 52 episodes over two series of the 15-minute show have been made.

Characters[edit]

The family run their own recycling plant from their home at Acropolis Cottage, and are headed by Costaaas, a male sheep from Greece, who is married to Baaalwen, a black Welsh ewe,(played by Tamsin Heatley) whom he supposedly met in a Milanese choir. The couple live with their daughter Meeegan, her partner Meeelvyn, and their twins called Jaaason and Meeedea (named after the Greek mythological figures Jason and Medea, who also feature in opera). The characters in the series all have names which include an "eee" or "aaa", to reflect the sounds made by sheep.

Show history[edit]

The show was first broadcast in 2005, and later in that year went on to win a Bafta Cymru for the Best New Media TV or Film Related.[1]

In April 2006 the rights to air the show were purchased by Al Jazeera, the Arabic news network, after Sheikha Mozah, the wife of the Emir of Qatar and channel founder supposedly "fell in love with" them. In Arabic iit is known as 'آل ماااع'[2]

An English-language version of the show is now in the planning stages, in part written by former The Housemartins guitarist Stan Cullimore.[3]

Staff[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.s4c.co.uk/abouts4c/press/e_apr06.shtml
  2. ^ Sherwin, Adam (2006-04-03). "A family of Welsh sheep the new stars of alJazeera". The Times (London). Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Pop star writes for singing sheep". BBC Wales. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 

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