Sir to play Captain
Sir David Jason OBE will play the voice of Salty Cove’s silly Sea Captain, Skipper in the new pre-school animation series Pip! due to air on Milkshake/Channel 5 early next year.
Commenting on his new role, Sir David said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been asked to be the voice of Skipper and I am looking forward to seeing Pip! and its wonderful cast of characters come to life and capture the hearts of families across the UK and beyond.”
Brian Cosgrove, who worked closely with Sir David on Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, Wind in the Willows and The BFG, commented – ‘I am thrilled that David has agreed to be the voice of Skipper and I’m thoroughly looking forward to having some fun with him again!’
Sir David Jason is a British national treasure – famously playing Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in BBC series Only Fools and Horses, the voices of Mr Toad in Wind in the Willows, Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, Inspector Jack Frost in A Touch of Frost and Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May.
Skipper is Pip’s wise and mischievous uncle who lives in the Lighthouse at Salty Cove, you can read more about him here.