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Summerhill (TV Series)
''Summerhill'' is a British children's television drama about the famously radical Summerhill School. written by Alison Hume and directed by Jon East. It was first broadcast on the CBBC Channel in January 2008 and was subsequently nominated for three children's British Academy Television Awards, BAFTA awards: Best Drama, Best Writer (for Alison Hume) and Breakthrough Talent (for Eliot Otis Brown Walters). It won the awards for writer & breakthrough nominations. The show launched the careers of a number of young actors, most notably Jessie Cave who went on to star as 'Lavender Brown' in ''Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'', and also Olly Alexander, Eliot Otis Brown Walters, and Holly Bodimeade. The series was also shown on BBC One, and as a feature-length film on BBC Four. Cast * Eliot Otis Brown Walters as Ryan * Holly Bodimeade as Maddy * Jessie Cave as Stella * Olly Alexander as Ned * Sam Hoare (actor), Sam Hoare as Phil Episodes Awards and nominations References Ex ...
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Children's Television
Children's television series are television programs designed for children, normally scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon when children are awake. They can sometimes run during the early evening, allowing younger children to watch them after school. The purpose of these shows is mainly to entertain or educate. History Children's television is nearly as old as television itself. The BBC's ''Children's Hour'', broadcast in the UK in 1946, is generally credited with being the first TV programme specifically for children. Television for children tended to originate from similar programs on radio; the BBC's '' Children's Hour'' was launched in 1922, and BBC School Radio began broadcasting in 1924. In the US in the early 1930s, adventure serials such as ''Little Orphan Annie (radio), Little Orphan Annie'' began to emerge, becoming a staple of children's afternoon radio listening. History in the United States Early children's shows included ''Kukla, Fran and Ollie'' ...
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Holly Bodimeade
Holly Bodimeade (born 26 July 1995) is an English actress. Early life Born in Chichester, West Sussex, Bodimeade was a pupil at Stonar School in Wiltshire. Career Bodimeade starred in her first lead role as Maddy in the BAFTA-nominated BBC TV drama ''Summerhill (TV series), Summerhill'', about the radical school of the same name. She went on to appear as Megan in two seasons of the CBBC TV series "Paradise Café (TV series), Paradise Cafe" filmed in New Zealand and the Cook Islands. She has also played lead roles in two ''BBC Radio 4'' drama productions. Filmography Television Film Radio References External links

* 1995 births Living people English child actresses People educated at Stonar School English radio actresses English television actresses National Youth Theatre members {{england-actor-stub ...
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