Bright Sparks

A positive word of encouragement can help change anyone’s destiny.

Bright Sparks is an all-new series of interstitials in the RTÉJr schedule, featuring nine friendly and unique characters, each of whom have their own special skillsets and intelligences that they use to solve problems, help others, have fun and save the day.

The basis of this electrifying new series is simple: a positive word of encouragement can help change anyone’s destiny. We all have unique gifts and strengths which we apply in order to solve problems, untangle conundrums and help others. Bright Sparks celebrates this.

Each of the nine different characters represents and embodies a different kind of intelligence. These nine intelligences, as defined by Harvard Professor Howard Gardner, are: nature smart, music smart, number/reasoning smart, life smart, people smart, body smart, word smart, picture smart and self smart.

Featuring: Wild Guy (John Sharpson); Dr. Tunes (Gomolemo Tsagae); Milly Meter;  Mrs. Owlington (puppeteer Doireann Ní Chorragáin); Síofra (Hayley McQuillan), Clara (Clara Murray); robot AlphaSéamus (puppeter Ray Cuddihy), and three little kittens Me, Myself & I.

Bright Sparks is a joint venture between Macalla and television. Written and directed by Peter Murphy and Tom Johnson. Produced by Cúán Mac Conghail and Mary Murphy. Additional writers include Anne Learmont and Doireann Ní Chorragáin.

Now showing regularly throughout the RTÉjr schedule!