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Old 03-01-2007, 18:15   #41
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{though the girl who plays Kelsey was pretty terrible).
I thought she was pretty good but I hate all that 'talk to the hand' attitude.

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Which is a shame really as slotting in K9 to the show would make it irresistable for the kids.
There's a rights issue concerning K9 unfortunately so they had no choice.
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I wasn't so much offended by the character, so much as the performance of the actress, who wasn't anywhere near as good as the girl who played Maria.
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Just a little up for this.

This is rumored to be the key flagship show in CBBC (this covers the childrens shows shown on BBC1 weekdays & the CBBC digi channel) re-vamp that happens when the kids go back to school in September. BBC CBBC Press release.

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New programming and a new look for BBC Children's channel

The BBC today confirmed plans for a complete rebrand of the children's channel CBBC.

The new look, to be unveiled at the end of the summer, will incorporate a new identity and logos designed to attract a wider audience of boys and girls aged six to 12-years-old.

It will be supported by a multi-platform launch campaign that will see trails across the BBC and an innovative interactive campaign that will reach the target audience via online communities.

The rebrand will be supported by a series of new programme commissions that will be revealed at a season launch, to be hosted by CBBC Creative Director Anne Gilchrist, next month.

Programmes already confirmed for the autumn include real-life adventure series Escape From Scorpion Island, Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures and new online environment Adventure Rock.

Speaking about the rebrand, Anne Gilchrist said: "We are operating in arguably the most competitive market in broadcast. It is important that every part of our output evolves and innovates to keep pace with our audience.

"We are working towards a service which is platform neutral. Our audience does not draw the traditional distinctions between platforms and neither should we."

Charlotte Fuller, Head Of Marketing and Presentation, BBC Children's, added: "There's some incredibly strong content coming through over the next year.

"Our marketing challenge is to link the new content and the already popular content such as Tracey Beaker, Shaun The Sheep and Raven back to CBBC to encourage a re-appraisal of the brand.

"The new campaign will reflect the DNA of the channel, that is engaging, innovative and infectious.
Filming has now finished & the following episode tittles have been released:
1> TBA (written by Gareth Roberts)
2> Eye of the Gorgon
3> Warriors of the Kudlak (written by Phil Gladwin)
4> Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane (written by Gareth Roberts)
5> The Lost Boy. (written by by Phil Ford)

All of them will be 2-parters with a run time of 25-30mins each.
Unlike the new Doctor Who each part will not have a different name but will be know as 'part 1" or "part 2", so thats 10 episodes.

The reason they have yet to release the name of the first story is that it contains a big spoiler in the tittle.
Episodes one and two are set in a school and are rumored to feature Slitheen. Filming has been taking place at Cardiff High School, which is dubbing as Park Vale Comprehensive.

Episodes three and four are rumoured to be set in an old person's home and involve a mysterious group of nuns.

Episodes seven and eight revolve around Sarah Jane's childhood Pre-Doctor and the story are said to be darker than the rest of the series.

The character of Kelsey, has been dropped from the series following her solo appearence in the pilot episode Invasion of the Bane, & has been replaced by a character called Clyde (played by Daniel Anthony), a 14-year-old who attends Maria and Luke's school. Producer Matthew Bouch commented on the casting of Daniel Anthony as Clyde Langerl.
"We auditioned far and wide for the final member of Sarah Jane's team, and Daniel just walked it at his audition. He's thrown himself into it, and is already an expert at running away from monsters!"


The offical BBC website for this is also updated (but no info on any of the episodes yet):
The Sarah Jane Adventures

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Old 26-07-2007, 07:04   #46
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The reason they have yet to release the name of the first story is that it contains a big spoiler in the tittle.
What's the point of that then? They're going to have to release the name of the story before its broadcast, so if the title contains a big spoiler its going to be spoilt pre-broadcast anyway!
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I would think they are saving it to a week or two before the show to give it maximum publicity then.
If as expected the first story is about the Slitheen then Im sure they will use them to full effect to promote the show.
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it's aimed at 6 to 12 yr olds? I thought the pilot was quite good.

btw what the heck does "reflect the DNA of the channel" mean?
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The character of Kelsey, has been dropped from the series following her solo appearence in the pilot episode Invasion of the Bane, & has been replaced by a character called Clyde (played by Daniel Anthony),
Kelsey was sacked for acting like a princess, being rude to the prodution team and bullying her fellow child actors.
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Kelsey was sacked for acting like a princess, being rude to the prodution team and bullying her fellow child actors.
Blimey & I thought it was just down to her crap 'acting'
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Episode one is called K-9?

Is the robodog in it?

My kids will be happy this series is going ahead.

EDIT- Oh, just read the thread. There a 'rights' issue with K9 then.

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I'm looking forward to this more than series 3 of Who.
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I'm looking forward to this more than series 3 of Who.


Good job it's already been and gone then.
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Good job it's already been and gone then.
Er, series 4 I mean.
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Oh no, not another crap spin-off. As if Touchwood isn't bad enough.
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"..logos, branding , competition, marketing challenges, branding..."

Yeah, sounds like the talk of a non-commercial channel to me...


All the Beeb have to do is make good programs, or at the very least, varied programs that aren't likely to appear on commercial stations.
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most of us know that the other CBBC show returning around that time will show us what quality is all about. I can see this turning into Torchwood for kids
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I have to say as a parent of two kids in the CBBC age ranges (7 & 9), there has been a marked improvement in homegrown shows for them (MI High, Roman Mysteries, etc)

Ok these shows will not entertain the average adult, but what they are doing is hitting there target audience head on & getting them to watch things over than cheap cartoons imported from abroad, and they should not be knocked for trying to (IMO succeeding) to do this.
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Shaun the Sheep a cheap import?

I'll take that show (and its quality) anyday over this - ok it's meant for kids but we all know its going to be crap deep down.
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Shaun the Sheep a cheap import?

I'll take that show (and its quality) anyday over this - ok it's meant for kids but we all know its going to be crap deep down.
Shaun the Sheep is not even an import, let alone a cheap one!

It is a CBBC show, & the only reason why I did not name check it above is that I was mention children's drama shows.

I was really comparing CBBC to some of the stuff on Jetex, Nick, Cartoon network & even ITV.

Should also point out Im not saying the CBBC shows I mention are classics that all adults will enjoy, just that they are the sort of programs that my/your kids will enjoy, they are good enough to watch with your kids & talk about afterwards, & you are fine with your kids watching them.

Sarah Jane Adventures could well be "crap" to adults (as you say "it's meant for kids"), but if the kids like it & watch it then it would have done its job.
If adults also watch & enjoy it then its just a bonus for the show.

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