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Project name: BBC - CBeebies - 'Number 1 Newton Avenue'

  • Request type: Casting Call
  • Project type: Television
  • Casting for: Lead
  • Pay / incentives: In line with BBC Equity
  • Union: Equity UK
  • Production dates: 20th September to November 8th (approx. 7 days of filming in total)
  • Production location: Glasgow
  • Gender: Either Gender / No preference
  • Disability: Any Disability
  • Veteran status: Doesn't Matter
  • Role / Character: Parent
  • Role / Project description: Number 1 Newton Avenue is a live-action and animation series set at a fictitious tenement building called 'Number 1 Newton Avenue' and in each episode, we meet some of the families that live there. The show is being made to help pre-school children with their maths skills. We are filming 26 x 7 minute episodes, each one focusing on a different aspect of maths. Over the course of the series, we will meet 4 key children with their accompanying adult, as they solve every-day problems using maths skills. The show will have a variety of characters, cultures and relationships portrayed, which will fully represent a multi-cultural, inner city, tenement community.

    The filming will take place in Glasgow and we're scheduled to begin shooting on Sunday 20th September, until mid-November. There will be approximately 7 record dates for each adult cast member during this period.

    We are currently in the casting process and looking for male and female actors who have children who are ideally 5 years old (or playing age of 5). We are looking specifically for cast members who fit the following character brief:

    A disabled parent (mum or dad) or family relative with a 4 to 6 year old child.

    Character outline:

    Main Adult - really enjoys the outdoors with their child.

    Main Child - a boy/girl who loves the outdoors and is nature loving.

    This duo love adventures together, they always find something fun to explore and do either outside or find a way to bring nature indoors to them.
  • Submission deadline date: Thursday 6th August (ideally)
  • Submission instructions: If you fit the role, send a short description of yourself and your child with link to your video to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Do not submit child info if you are not the parent or legal guardian.

Casting / Agency Contact Details

  • Thomas Outteridge
  • BBC
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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