The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has launched on January 6, 2018 a new children’s program about the values of different faiths and culture, reports Premier.
The new show, Treasure Champs, caters to children aged four and over and is aired through the corporation’s kids’ network, Cbeebies. The BBC said the show aims to teach children about the “values common to different faiths and cultures such as generosity, empathy and honesty.”
Each episode runs for 15 minutes and explores each value or “treasure” in a fun and engaging format. Two animated characters, Barry and Kari, tell a traditional fable or story from one of the world’s major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
“Championing positive, common values have become increasingly important, both in society and education, and we hope our young viewers will find Treasure Champs to be both informative and inspirational,” said Kay Benbow, Controller CBeebies.
Actors Sanjeev Bhaskar and Shobna Gulati provide the voices behind Treasure Champs’ lead characters, reports Asian Image.
One of the UK’s best loved actors, Bhaskar said, “It is a great pleasure to be part of Treasure Champs, which is educational but actually very warm and good fun too.”
Cbeebies has commissioned 15 episodes each for two seasons for Treasure Champs.
Recently, the BBC announced that it would improve its programming to include more religious-themed shows. This, following the corporation’s study suggesting a wider coverage of religion and ethics.