A KIDS’ TV show filmed among the picturesque waterways and countryside around Rugby is up for a major award.
Chico Chugg has been nominated in the Best Fictional Programme category of the Royal Television Society’s Midlands Awards.
The live-action programme for pre-school children follows the adventures of the titular narrowboat-dwelling Jack Russell dog.
His owners, Crick canal-dwellers Mike and Janet Roberts, are the brains behind the series.
Janet wrote a series of books based on Chico’s exploits, while Mike – who was a pop star in the 80s with the Coventry band King, and was also a member of Dexys Midnight Runners – penned and performed all the music for the series, and voices the titular canine.
Their Rugby-based TV company Chugg Productions Ltd picked up the nomination for the show’s second series – with producer Anita Ramdharry having won the Royal Television Society award as Best New Talent for her work on series one.