Grandpa in my Pocket returns for a fourth series with two new young stars.
Sezen Djouma plays Elsie and Harvey Thorn is Josh, who come to stay for
the summer and the now teenage Jason (played by Jay Ruckley) lets them
in on my secret life.
James Bolam, one of the country’s favourite actors, returns as Grandpa but in this series he has new grandchildren in tow. He said of the young cast members:
"I think Harvey is brilliant as Josh and Sezen is absolutely
delightful as Elsie. They were both a little nervous at the start, but
they soon settled in and licked all us adults into shape. They’re both
so natural, and keen, so a real pleasure to work with. They really
"live" the stories. It's been a fantastic experience for them both
working with such an experienced cast and they've learned a lot.
Jason and Jemima are both still in this series too which gives the
whole thing such great continuity. It was lovely to film with Jay (who
plays Jason) again but I got a bit of a shock on the first day when
this teenager walked in! I’d almost forgotten it’s been about three
years since we filmed the last series. But we picked up where we’d left
off really and that was grand. And Josie Cable, who plays Jemima, has really
blossomed too and gives a lovely performance."
Jason is now a teenager, so it’s the turn of cousins Josh and Elsie to
discover the secret of their Grandpa’s magic Shrinking Cap. The family
has moved to a delightful windmill - The Mill on the Marsh - which they
run as a small hotel. As various bizarre guests turn up, Grandpa has
to shrink to save the day. He flies off in Josh’s toy helicopter or on
Elsie’s Mrs Ostrich, creating chaos all over Sunnysands.
The 52 new episodes of Grandpa in my Pocket will return to CBeebies this January, date and time to be confirmed.