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60 new jobs as roy LANDS HIS third TV series

Up to 60 jobs have been created at an Irish animation company after the BBC recommissioned a children's programme.

Twice Bafta-nominated Roy will run on CBBC for a third series.

The show is filmed as a fly on the wall "mockumentary" and follows Roy, an 11-year-old cartoon boy who lives in Ballyfermot, west Dublin, with a real family and real friends.

Created by Jam Media, it features Simon Delaney as Roy's taxi-driver dad, who stars alongside Cathy Belton, Martha Byrne, Scott Graham and Mark Lambert.

John Rice, chief executive of Jam Media, said: "The series and the character of Roy really seems to resonate with viewers in the UK, Ireland and beyond."