Roy (TV series)
Title card used since first series
|Country of origin||Birtain
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Location(s)||Ballyfermot, County Dublin (Series 1-2)
Sandyford, County Dublin
|Original network||TRTÉ / CBBC / ABC3|
|Original release||1 July 2009 – 7 April 2015|
|Preceded by||Badly Drawn Roy (2006)|
|Followed by||The Roy Files (2015–16)
Little Roy (2016)
ROY is a British/Australian/Irish television show, based in Dublin, which has been broadcast by TRTÉ in Ireland, CBBC in the United Kingdom and ABC3 in Australia and aired from 1 July 2009 to 7 April 2015. The show centres on the title character Roy O'Brien, the 11-year-old animated son of a live-action family, as he settles into his new school. It stars Scott Graham, Simon Delaney, Cathy Belton and Martha Byrne.
The series is filmed as a mockumentary and based on the short film called Badly Drawn Roy which was commissioned by the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council of Ireland through their frameworks scheme for new animation. The series was commissioned by CBBC and produced with funding from RTÉ and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Both the series and the short film was produced by Jam Media. The series' protagonist, Roy's character animation is hand drawn in Flash with the compositing and effects produced in Adobe's After Effects. A second series was broadcast in early 2012. A third and fourth series were confirmed with the creation of 60 jobs in October 2012.In November 2012, the second series of Roy won the 2012 Children's BAFTA Drama Award
Filming began on a third and fourth series in January 2013. The third series began airing on 23 January 2014, and the fourth began airing 20 January 2015.
|Series 1-4||Richard Albrecht||Narrator|
|Series 1-2||Scott Graham||Roy O'Brien||Lead role|
|Series 3-4||Robert Donnely||Roy O'Brien||Lead role|
|Series 1-4||Simon Delaney||Bill O'Brien||Main role|
|Series 1-4||Cathy Belton||Maura O'Brien||Main role|
|Series 1-4||Martha Byrne||Becky O'Brien||Main role|
|Series 1-4||Mark Lambert||Mr Derek Hammond|
|Series 1-2||David Green||Tommy|
|Series 1-2||Fionn O'Shea||Jack|
|Series 1-2||Rebecca Barry||Sinéad|
|Series 1-2||Chloe McCormack||Kathy Cunningham|
|Series 1||Lewis Harris||Connor|
|Series 1-2||Maud Fahy||Miss Dymphna Sherringham|
|Series 2||Panashe McGuckin||Alex|
|Series 3-4||Cameron Hogan||Niall|
|Series 3-4||Lauren Kinsella||Tara|
|Series 3-4||Romey Farrelly||Abby|
|Series 3-4||Jowon Olatunji||Sean|
|Series 3-4||Kian Murphy||Declan|
|Series 3-4||Brandon Maher||Hendley|
|Series 3-4||Harry Behan||Fagan|
|Series 3-4||Valerie O'Connor||Miss Jane Jervis|
|Series 3-4||Sam O’Mahony||Mr Lucey|
Two spin-off series were announced and commissioned by BBC. Little Roy is about an animated 5-year-old boy on a journey of self-discovery through imaginative play — plus laugh-out-loud comedy, physical hijinks and emotional learning and it will air on both CBBC and CBeebies , making it the first time that a ROY series will air on the CBeebies channel.
The Roy Files, which is currently airing, gives fans an exclusive insight into the life of Roy O’Brien, Ireland’s only cartoon boy living in the real world. Roy turns his history homework into a scrapbook about himself that features exclusive new material and highlights from all four seasons of Roy.
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- "'Roy' Returns For Second Series". IFTN. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- "Video: Roy the cartoon boy on CBBC wins Bafta for digital animation studio". Independent.ie.
- "Roy Trades Artane For Ardmore & Ballyfermot For Dublin 4 - The Irish Film & Television Network". iftn.ie. C1 control character in
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