The VILLAGE of Staithes is being showcased in its summer glory on a BBC children’s television programme.
Last year, a film crew arrived in the village to shoot scenes for a brand new series for CBeebies starring veteran actor Bernard Cribbins called Old Jack’s Boat.
Shot in the old part of Staithes, the series features Old Jack, a retired fisherman who tells tall stories from his time at sea from inside his old fishing boat, The Rainbow.
Using a mix of live action and animation, Old Jack is able to wander along the seabed, visit tropical islands and fly high in the air on balloons.
His faithful dog, Salty, always accompanies him as he wanders through the streets of Staithes meeting his friends along the way.
The story always begins the same - with ‘Once upon a twinkly time, the rainbow set off from Staithes, waved goodbye to Whitby and disappeared over the horizon.’
And at the end of each programme, he and Salty leave the boat and walks back through the village’s cobbled streets.
The 25 episode series began on Monday and is on at 5.40pm daily on the CBeebies channel.
On Tuesday Bernard Cribbins was interviewed speaking about the show and Staithes on BBC1’s The One Show.