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Roy

Roy is an Irish television show, based in Dublin, which has been shown on TRTÉ in Ireland, CBBC in the United Kingdom and ABC3 in Australia and aired from 1 July 2009 to 4 October 2013. The show centres around the title character Roy O'Brien, the 11-year-old animated son of a real family, as he settles into his new school.

The series is filmed as a mockumentry 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 composting 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 new episodes in January 2013, and the first of the new series begin airing in January 2014

ROY
Title card used since first series
Genre Comedy

Drama
Live-action/Animation

Starring Simon Delaney

Cathy Belton
Martha Byrne
Mark Lambert
Terry Klassen

Voices of Scott Graham (Series 1–2)

Robert Donnely (Series 3–4)
Richard Albrecht

Country of origin Republic of Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52
Production
Producer(s) Jam Media

RTÉ

Location(s) Ballyfermot, County Dublin(Series 1-2)

Sandyford, County Dublin
(Series 3-4)

Running time 22mins
Distributor RTÉ

BBC
ABC

Release
Original network TRTÉ / CBBC
Original release 1 July 2009 – 7 April 2015
Chronology
Preceded by Badly Drawn Roy (2006)
Followed by The Roy Files (2015–16)

Little Roy (2016)

External links
Website

ROY is an Irish-British animated children's television series in Dublin, which was broadcast by TRTÉ in Ireland, CBBC in the United Kingdom and ABC3 in Australia and aired from 1 July 2009 to 1 April 2015.[1] 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 Beltonand 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.[2] A third and fourth series were confirmed with the creation of 60 jobs in October 2012.[citation needed]In November 2012, the second series of Roy won the 2012 Children's BAFTA Drama Award[3]

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.[4]

Contents Edit

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  • 1. Main cast
  • 2. Episodes
    • 2.1Series 1 (2009)
    • 2.2Series 2 (2012)
    • 2.3Series 3 (2014)
    • 2.4Series 4 (2015)
  • 3.Spin-off series
  • 4.References
  • 5.External links

Main cast Edit

Series Actor Role Notes 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

Episodes Edit

Series Episodes Start date End date 1 13 5 August 2009 28 October 2009
2 13 9 January 2012 27 March 2012
3 13 23 January 2014 17 April 2014
4 13 20 January 2015 7 April 2015

Series 1 (2009)[edit] Edit

Overall In series Title Original airdate 1 1 New Boy 5 August 2009
2 2 Growing Pains 12 August 2009
3 3 Sick 19 August 2009
4 4 Charity Case 26 August 2009
5 5 A Matter of Principal 2 September 2009
6 6 Roy Band 9 September 2009
7 7 On the Run 16 September 2009
8 8 Roy and Me 23 September 2009
9 9 Roy Goes to the Movies 30 September 2009
10 10 Roy Pulls a Face 7 October 2009
11 11 Testing, Testing 14 October 2009
12 12 Halo Goodbye 21 October 2009
13 13 School Inspection 28 October 2009

Series 2 (2012)[edit] Edit

Overall In series Title Original airdate 14 1 Foot Fat Fit 9 January 2012
15 2 Roy the Rover 16 January 2012
16 3 Big Head 23 January 2012
17 4 Spot On 30 January 2012
18 5 Death in the Family 6 February 2012
19 6 Pint-Sized Roy 13 February 2012
20 7 A Crushing Blow 20 February 2012
21 8 Magical Roy 27 February 2012
22 9 Invisible Roy 5 March 2012
23 10 DIY Roy 12 March 2012
24 11 The Good, the Bad and the Roy 19 March 2012
25 12 Uncle Troy 26 March 2012
26 13 Roy's Review 27 March 2012

Series 3 (2014)[edit] Edit

Overall In series Title Original airdate 27 1 Roy On Film 23 January 2014
28 2 50ft Roy 30 January 2014
29 3 Roy's Bad Hair Day 6 February 2014
30 4 Roy's Quest 13 February 2014
31 5 Snookered 20 February 2014
32 6 Supersize Roy 27 February 2014
33 7 The Roy Trap 6 March 2014
34 8 Mocking is Catching 13 March 2014
35 9 Be Careful What You Wish For 20 March 2014
36 10 Konnichi Roy 27 March 2014
37 11 I'm a Big Roy Now 3 April 2014
38 12 Roy's First Kiss 10 April 2014
39 13 Freaky Froyday 17 April 2014

Series 4 (2015)[edit] Edit

Overall In series Title Original airdate 40 1 Roy 2.0 20 January 2015
28 2 Bubble Trouble 27 January 2015
29 3 Stupid Cupid 3 February 2015
30 4 Roy's Terrible Twos 10 February 2015
31 5 Too Cool For School 17 February 2015
32 6 Karma Chameleon 24 February 2015
33 7 Going Ape 3 March 2015
34 8 Blush Hour 10 March 2015
35 9 And the Winner Is... 17 March 2015
36 10 Fright of a Lifetime 24 March 2015
37 11 Roy Junior 31 March 2015
38 12 Buddy 7 April 2015
39 13 Roy, Roy, CGI Boy