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What the world needs now... is Empathy!

We're delighted to be writing on a new show called Saturday Club which aims to help kids explore empathy and emotions.

Produced by Dog Ears (Puffin Rock) with Robin Davey (Hey Duggee) working as Creative Lead, we think Saturday Club is gonna be just brilliant!

Saturday Club is slated to arrive on Hopster in early 2019.


Turnip & Duck is an award-winning, Dublin-based production company producing a variety of work across TV, radio and digital platforms. Bringing together the producing and writing talents of Colm Tobin and Aidan O'Donovan, the company was established in 2016 to develop and produce original IP, with a particular focus on animation and off-kilter comedy for kids.

As well as our own projects, Turnip & Duck offers services to the wider animation and production sector in Ireland and beyond. Our expertise is in comedy writing, development, producing and VO directing but we love all sorts of collaborations! Give us a shout!

New Work

New projects we're working on.

  • Critters.TV

    15 x 11' wildlife comedy

    We're very excited about our new series Critters.TV which we're producing with our longtime collaborator, Ian Benjamin Kenny, in association with Crossing The Line Productions.

    We're currently writing scripts, with full production starting later this year. Expect Critters.TV to be hitting your screens in 2019!

    With support from RTÉ, BAI, and IFB.

  • 30 Acres

    New Radio Podcast Series

    Back in February we spent a week recording with the most talented, creative cast & crew down in the wilds of Wicklow for our new four part comedy series.

    Written and produced for RTÉ Radio One in close collaboration with the incredible Doc On One team, 30 Acres should be reaching the airwaves in December 2018.

  • Atom Town

    Chemistry for Kids!

    Welcome to Atom Town, a colourful high-rise community based on the Periodic Table, where our lovable cast of characters - The Elements - go about their day-to-day lives and try to get along together, even if they're all very, very different!

    Created by Turnip & Duck Atom Town is being co-developed with the talented folks at Treehouse Republic, with development support from the IFB.

  • Brain Freeze High

    26 x 11' science-based comedy

    STEM-based comedy series focusing on Media Litercy, Brain Freeze High follows the adventures of an elite group of eight year olds chosen to attend the most high-flying school in the known universe!

    Brain Freeze High is a mixed media project (puppets & 2D animation) co-produced with our friends at Kite Entertainment, and was pitched to an enthusiastic audience of broadcasters and producers at Cartoon Forum 2017!

    Brain Freeze High development is co-funded by the Creative Europe Media programme of the European Union.

Previous Productions

Some of our past work.

  • Zoot & Friends

    2' 2D Animated Short

    Introducing children under 7 to the fundamental principals of computer coding, through the problem-solving antics of a cheerful, task-oriented young robot named Zoot.

    Zoot & Friends was created with Adam Kavanagh and Gareth Lyons, as part of RTÉ’s Animated Shorts Scheme 2017.

  • Brain Freeze

    44 x 4' mixed media kids TV show

    Award-winning science-based children's series produced for CBBC & RTÉ, and distributed worldwide by Aardman Distribution. Dr. Knowles & Professor McCork answer big scientifc questions, while Colin the Floor Manager and Ms. Hucklebuck keep the show on the road.

    6 time nominee at the Irish Animation Awards, and winner of the 2015 Kids Choice Award for Best Animated Series.

    Watch episodes and behind the scenes videos here.

  • Surviving Ireland: Digital Detox

    Radio Comedy Special

    Holly & Declan are a young couple addicted to technology, and in particular their smartphones. Colm Tobin follows them to a digital detox centre on the island of Carnananánachán where they undergo a bizarre, back-to-basics detox programme that tests their relationship to its limit.

    GOLD MEDAL winner for BEST WRITING at the 2017 New York Festivals - World's Best Radio Programs. JOINT THIRD PRIZE plus SECOND PRIZE audience award at the 2018 UK Radio Drama Festival.

    Listen here and find out more info.

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