A locally produced children’s series will get its TV debut this week.

Tiga Talk!, will premeire on APTN on Wednesday morning at 8:30 local time.

The show targets 2-5 year-old children, combining live action with a magic puppet world, and uses music and other imaginitive situations to explore sounds and language.

Its lead character, Tiga, is a plush wolf-pup toy when adults are around, but he comes alive as a puppet when he’s alone with children.

The show was filmed on BC’s west coast, as well as in Northern BC, including locations at the Blueberry and Saulteau first nations, and the NENAS preschool program in Fort St. John.

Fort St. John’s Irene Green produces and directs the show, as well as appearing on camera in the role of Kokum the grandmother. Green says her appearance on camera came only after some discussions with co-star Hilary Pryor. [asset|aid=641|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=98e7652eba22841c77b85058dfdf43f5-Irene-1_1_Pub.mp3]

Tiga Talk! is scheduled for 6 episodes, with negotiations for more currently underway.

For more info on the show, check out http://www.maystreet.ca/prjcts_Tiga.html