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Critters TV is in production!

Meet the native wild animals of Ireland as you’ve never seen them before - at home, with their feet up, watching wildlife documentaries on TV.

"Foxes, badgers, squirrels and otters,

Seals and sharks and frogs.

Hedgehogs, rabbits, bats and hares,

And owls that sit on logs..."

Yes, our new series Critters TV is in full production and due for broadcast on RTÉjr in late 2019. We are very excited about how this show is shaping up, and can't wait to share it with the world!

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In other news, Aidan & Colm are delighted to announce that they have recently signed with London-based creative talent agency Kitson Press Associates. We're thrilled to be working with Jean and her team!


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 co-creator and longtime collaborator Ian Benjamin Kenny.

    We're currently in the joyous throes of production, and expect Critters TV to be hitting RTÉjr screens in late 2019.

    Critters TV is produced in association with Crossing The Line Films and Daily Madness Productions, with support from RTÉjr, BAI, and Screen Ireland.

  • 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 will be reaching the airwaves in Spring 2019.

  • 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 Screen Ireland.

  • 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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Contact Us

For service writing, bible development, showrunning, and script editing queries, please contact our writing agent Jean Kitson @ Kitson Press Associates.

Or get in touch with us directly by emailing turnipandduck@gmail.com.