Roy. Image shows from L to R: Becky (Martha Byrne), Maura (Cathy Belton), Bill (Simon Delaney). Copyright: JAM Media.


CBBC sitcom about a schoolboy. 52 episodes (4 series), 2009 - 2015. Stars Simon Delaney, Cathy Belton, Martha Byrne, David Green and others.

Roy in a school corridor. Copyright: JAM Media.


Animated comedy series for the CBBC channel. Roy thinks he's just like any normal 11 year old... the trouble is he's animated

2009 - 2015
52   (4 series)
Alan Shannon
Simon Delaney, Cathy Belton, Martha Byrne, David Green, Rebecca Barry, Fionn O'Shea, Lewis Harris, Chloe McCormack and others
Mark Hodkinson and Declan De Barra
Alan Shannon, Ian Bevitt, Alan Macmillan, Simon Gibney and Robert Quinn
Mark Cumberton

Roy features a living cartoon trapped in the real world.

This comedy, filmed as a fly-on-the-wall documentary series, combines hand-drawn animation with real-world drama as it follows how one boy struggles to fit in.

Roy thinks he's just like any normal 11 year old. Born into a real world, he is an every-day kid living in an every-day house in an every-day street in a suburb of Dublin and inside he feels just like an ordinary kid. He shares the same hopes, aspirations, friendships and fallings out. The trouble is he's animated!

How do you blend in with the crowd when you can squash and stretch, involuntarily turn blue when you're sad, green when you're jealous, and produce a flock of twittering birds when you get a bump on the head?

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • ROY (Other official name)
  • Badly Drawn Roy (Working title)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 5th August 2009 on CBBC at 4:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 7th April 2015 on CBBC at 5pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 30th October 2017 at 9:55am

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