Oli Hyatt

Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas

Oli Hyatt, a former young businessman of the year, is co-founder of BAFTA award-winning animation studio Blue Zoo. He is also the Director of Alphablocks Limited, the company behind the popular CBeebies phonics shows, Alphablocks and Numberblocks. He is also the chair of Animation UK and was awarded an MBE for his services to the animation industry.

He co-authored his debut children’s book, Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas with Anna Rainbow. 

In this episode, Oli talks to Nikki Gamble about why this story is so important to him.



About Antigua de Fortune of the High Seas
A magical, thrilling pirate adventure: fun, fantastical and totally unputdownable! Tiggy has always had the ocean in her blood – and lately, she’s been dreaming of mermaids – but she’s a high-born girl on the Isle of Fortune, forced to wear dresses, attend balls and (worst of all) comb her wild curls. But then the Pirate King strikes, wielding deadly turquoise magic, and Tiggy’s younger brother is stolen – along with every boy on the island. Tiggy knows it is time to claim her destiny, take to the high seas and rescue the boys of Fortune …

A spellbinding, hugely exciting pirate adventure: fun, feminist, classic in feel and totally unputdownable. 

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