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399: Musical Storyland for CBeebies and BBC Teach with Jennifer Redmond

Jennifer Redmond – Producer, Digital and Learning at BBC Philharmonic

Jennifer Redmond has worked in the broadcasting industry for over 20 years, across many different BBC brands and content areas including BBC Radios 3 and 4, Blue Peter, Entertainment and Factual, specialising in interactive content and audio production. 

Jen is currently a Producer for the BBC Philharmonic, responsible for Digital and Learning, which involves devising school, family and community concerts and workshops, and producing digital content for BBC platforms. 

Jen was part of the team that produced Musical Storyland for CBeebies and BBC Teach, featuring the musicians of the BBC Philharmonic. The series follows the success of the BBC Philharmonic’s film, The Musical Story of the Gingerbread Man and is the first time an orchestra has been commissioned to make a series of films for network television. 

Jen studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Musical Storyland

Join BBC Teach on a journey through Musical Storyland, where children’s fairy tales and traditional folktales are re-imagined with music performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The stories are narrated by a host of stars; BBC Radio 5 Live presenter, Nihal Arthanayake; international storyteller, Jan Blake; and CBBC and Eastenders actor, Molly Rainford.

There are currently five short films: Three Billy Goats Gruff; Jack and the Beanstalk; Ananse and the Monkeys; the Great Race; and The Little Fir Tree. A further five will be available on Monday 25 March. The films feature an array of guest musicians, including multi-instrumentalist, Sidiki Dembélé;  Guzheng player, Zi Lan Liao; and DeaF trumpeter, Sean Chandler.  

On the BBC Teach website, the classroom videos are accompanied by comprehensive activities and listening guides, exploring musical skills and cross-curricula connections for non-specialist early years and primary-level teachers.


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The Musical Storyland films can be found at or on the CBeebies BBC iPlayer page

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