Creator: Mícheál Ó Domhnaill, Writer: Patricia Forde, Production Company: Fibin Media, Produced for TG4 and commissioned by BAI, Ireland, Language: Irish, Puppet Animation/Live Action, 26 x 15’, 2014, Rights: World
Gutterbugs (Saol Faoi Shráid) is aimed at 3-6 year-olds and follows the adventures of brother and sister duo, Ribín & Glibín, aliens from the centre of the earth. When their tunnelling machine crashes, they find themselves in a new underground world where they find a new home with a group of insect characters who have formed a rock band; Cicí, Rocco & Dris. Ribín and Glibín find out all that they can about this new world that they now inhabit and they learn a lot from their friends above the street, young children from around Ireland help them to problem solve in each episode.
With originally composed songs and lots of old Irish tales and stories intermingled throughout the storylines, this series is bound to capture the imagination of its young viewers.
Winner of Celtic Media Award ‘Best Children’s Programme’ 2017.
Nominated for an IFTA in the Children’s Category in 2015.