Pinocchio

Episodes

SeriesFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20050102 (BBC7)
20050103 (BBC7)
20050827 (BBC7)
20050828 (BBC7)
20060813 (BBC7)
20060814 (BBC7)
20070826 (BBC7)

Pinocchio has no heart but he has a voice. He tells his story of how he attempts to become a little boy.

Pinocchio has no heart but he does have a voice. He tells the story of how he attempts to become a little boy.

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Carlo Collodi's classic tale of a wooden puppet who wants to be a boy dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

When Geppetto's wooden puppet miraculously comes to life, Geppetto names him Pinocchio and imagines a bright future together. Pinocchio must understand what it is to be a boy and the first step is school. But danger and folly lurk around every corner and it is hard for Pinocchio to find the right path. The world is full of temptation, contradiction and fear. Will Pinocchio find his way to becoming a real boy?

Original Music by Olly Fox

Sound Design by Steve Brooke

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Following the success of the award winning The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the same creative team come together to bring Pinocchio to life for a new generation. A filmic musical score by Olly Fox supports a magical sound world of dark forests, a marionette theatre, the land of play, the sea, the sky, inside a shark's belly. A world peopled by amazing characters: the tyrannical puppet master with a heart; the cruel tricksters Fox and Cat; the Fairy with Blue Hair; and the children turned donkey. This is a story full of jeopardy about a child's growing independence and awareness. Pinocchio's loneliness is heartbreaking as he travels through the world trying to understand what it means to be human.