Sparks is a weekly half-hour fantasy/drama children's program set in a mythical North Carolina town. The stories revolve around a mysterious time machine that sends the cast of characters into the past and the future to resolve conflicts. Sparks is targeted to children 7 years of age and older. An Iris award winner in 1991, Sparks also received several Parents' Choice Awards and the Service to Children Television Award from the National Association of Broadcasters. Sparks was locally produced by WRAL-TV from 1985-1990.