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Jedward’s Big Adventure… A Reality Show with a Twist

Reality shows have carved a niche in the entertainment industry. They are soaring in popularity with each passing day. There was a time when these same shows were not received well among the audiences because they were accustomed to scripted dramas with their intricate plots and premises, cast of popular actors and interesting story line.

However, it soon became monotonous and repetitive. People began to look for something new and innovative. This is how reality shows garnered popularity. They went beyond the artificiality and gave people a glimpse of real life.

Today, there are dozens of reality shows on varied themes- cooking, dance, singing, travel and adventure and Jedward’s Big Adventure is one of them. We call it a reality show with a twist.

About Jedward’s Big Adventure

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Jedward’s Big Adventure is a reality travel show and is better known as a children’s television programme. The programme is shown on CBBC. It is hosted by the Irish Twins Jedward. This travel show differs in its premise.

The twins travel to different UNESCO historical sites in and around the United Kingdom.

Each of them is paired with a celebrity guest. They travel together to different destinations where they are expected to learn as much as possible about the site. This is followed by the real challenge – their task then is to act as a tour guide leading and guiding a group of real tourists touring the respective historical site.

It is challenge and they two are pitted against each other. Each has to try to win over the other using stunts, costumes and props. There are exciting prizes for the winner and gruesome forfeits for the losers.

The show was first introduced in 2011. The first series was aired on CBBC in Feb 2012. The second series was filmed in September 2012 and was aired in early 2013. The episodes are approx. 30 minutes long.

The World Heritage Sites Mapped by Jedward’s Big Adventure 

Series 1: 6 January 2012- 10 January 2012
1. Tower of London
2. Blaenavon
3. Jurassic Coast
4. Edinburgh
5. Hadrian’s Wall

Series 2: 7 January 2013 – 11 January 2013

1.Thames
2. Duxford
3. Greenwich
4. Cheddar George
5. Orkney

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The Jedward Twins
John and Edward Grimes are identical twins native to Ireland. Jedward is their stage name. The duo is known for their refined sense of pop music. They have recorded three albums and nine singles together. Speaking about their stint on television, they are known for their roles in Celebrity Big Brother 8 and the X Factor. They have gained popularity as the host of children’s series such as OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory and Jedward’s Big Adventure. The Jedward twins are known for their magnetic personality.

What we liked about the show?

The charismatic duo makes the program truly entertaining. However, the program is also highly informative. And, the Jedward twins remarked the same. As an audience, we too get an opportunity, though not in person, to tour the different places and learn the facts and figures of the historical places in the United Kingdom. Thus, the show serves a dual purpose- entertainment and education.

Pet Squad best cartoon for kids

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Pet Squad is comedy animation series which follows the adventures of Dodge the dog, Sheeba the cat and Bingo the guinea pig. After an explosive incident with Professor Eureka’s ‘Superiser’, all pets in P-Town were gifted with superpowers. Dodge, Sheeba and Bingo, the loyal and loving pets of the Professor Eureka, are transformed into superheroes. Their mission is to fight against crimes and to protect P-Town from the crazy, evil and criminally genius Mother Goose and her Duck henchmen. Mother Goose wants to destroy P-Town in order to make way for the construction of Gooseland.

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Thrilling life and adventures of Pet Squad are captured in 52 episodes in length of 13 minutes each. The series are very popular among 6-11 years old children. All episodes are very interesting and adventurous. Starting with episode 1, “Crime Crackers”, adventures of Dodge, Sheeba and Bingo become real, exciting and involving. In episode 1 Pet Squad lose their popularity when Dodge, appears

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on P-Town news stealing dinosaur bones from the museum. Even greatest heroes can become very unpopular due to their inappropriate actions or misunderstandings. Pet Squad is not an exception. But they don’t know that their greatest enemy, Mother Goose, has hired Posey the Parrot to pose as the Pet Squad. It was Posey the Parrot who was posing as super dog Dodge while stealing dinosaur bones from the museum. Will the real Pet Squad clear their good name? Let’s hope they did it and P-Town is under their protection again.

 

Bear Behaving Badly… Will Tickle the Funny bone In You

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Ever managed to watch an episode of Bear Behaving Badly? If not, you’ve missed out on a lot my friend.

All of us are stuck in the daily grind of life. We struggle to inch ahead of the others, to make sufficient money that ensures a decent and comfortable life. There are times when life becomes so monotonous that even doing the things you enjoy otherwise bore you to the core.

 In such situations taking off into aworld of fantasy can be a great reliever. A light hearted comedy helps take your mind of things and elevates your mood. The TV series Bear Behaving Badly belongs to this genre. With its simple yet enriching plot it is a perfect mood booster.

 Bear Behaving Badly: An Introduction

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The trailer of the series uploaded on YouTube gained immense popularity receiving 1,000,000 hits. This was followed by a set of 26 episodes were specially made for BBC in 2007 and a second series of 26 episodes in 2008. They were broadcast on BBC One. Taking into consideration the popularity of the show, there initiated a repeat telecast of the show on BBC Two in an early morning slot. The last two series (3 and 4) were filmed with 13 episodes each and were now telecast on CBBC. The show came to an end on 21st December 2010 and since then no new episode has been filmed.

 The Story Line

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Bear Behaving Badly: Character Sketch

Here’s a short sketch of the characters in this program.

  • Barney: Barney Harwood is a television presenter for BBC. He owns the flat in which he lives. He is not very intelligent yet fun.
  • Nev: He is a cute little blue bear. He loves ice cream and insists in having his cuddly toy, the Snuggly Ducky Duck Duck and other plastic ducks when he has a bath. He is sympathetic, but does not get along with the caretaker Frank.
  • Crazy Keith: He is an immigrant (an illegal one) from Brisbane and lives below the floor boards of Barney Harwood’s flat. He is Nev’s very good friend and the brainchild behind all the foolish and crazy schemes.
  • Beatrice: She is a college student and lives next door to Mr. Prank. Barney seems to be romantically interested in her, but it is not a very steady relationship.
  • Andy Prank: He is the caretaker of the apartment block and a unique character in himself. He also owns a successful ice cream business and is allergic to blue bears.
  • The other characters are Postie (the local post-woman), Barbara (Barney’s Aunt), Melanie (Barney’s cousin) and Rupert (Barney’s Uncle).

What we like about the Bear Behaving Badly?

 cbbc bear behaving badly, watch tv show for free, british television comedy, barney watch, bear behaving badly game,Bear Behaving Badly is a simple entertaining program. It makes use of harmless humor and while trying to arouse laughter does not exaggerate situations and events. Thus, it retains its essence. Bear Behaving Badly has been described as a children’s television program, but it can be enjoyed by elders too.

“Shaun The Sheep” The CBBC Cartoon That Makes a Day More Cheerful

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What could be better than starting, continuing or finishing day with the smile? It is even more important for little kids. “Shaun the sheep” is that cartoon which certainly makes every kid to joy and smile. It is about funny sheep named Shaun and it has a light sense of humor. All the characters and the atmosphere of animation create a lot of positive emotions. It is short serial animated show that attracts children with every episode and every new story. This cartoon is for small children four to seven year old age group but certainly suitable for all.

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Shaun is the main character in the cartoon- little, cute sheep. He is very friendly and amicable animal which is the leader in the farm. He is leading all the farm animals. Shaun can be described as a special sheep- unless there are more sheep he is the only one that widely known. He is smart and lovely but every time gets all the farm residents into the trouble. Despite everything what happens there cartoon always has a happy end.

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To sum up it can be said that “Shaun the sheep” is very popular because of its exclusiveness. There are not a lot speechless but interesting and still funny cartoons that creates such a good emotions for everyone after watching it. Even if the series are short it convey whole story and teach kids about ways how to get out of troubles. The most important point is that each episode leaves some space for kids to think and find the way by themselves how it was possible to avoid the trouble.

CBBC iPlayer and What to Expect?

CBBC iplayer is an exciting addition to the BBC website as it offers viewers to watch their favorite BBC programs directly from the website. This means that now viewers won’t miss any of their favorite programs even if they miss the same when aired on the BBC television channel. The iPlayer can be accessed directly from the BBC website and it gives people the option to choose from the list of programs to watch at convenient times. Moreover, there is also an option to download programs directly to the computer to view them later.

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The CBBC iPlayer allows viewers to watch exactly what they want to want to watch. The programs can be viewed easily via video streaming option or one can download the same on the computer to watch it later.

Once the program to view has been selected, click on the play button on the player to start watching. It is important to download the Flash Player plugin, in case the web browser is unable to stream the video package. However, if it is a new computer with updated software installed in it, then playing the videos should not be a problem. To help the viewers, BBC has a dedicated help page for the iPlayer to solve all the problems related to the video player.

CBBC iPlayer allows viewers to download and play videos on their computer. This means that people can download their favorite programs directly from the BBC website and play the same even if they are not connected to the Internet. One needs to download a specific software file provided on the webpage which allows the programs to be selected and downloaded. The software can be programmed specifically to download the video files overnight.

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CBBC iPlayer has the option of HD video streaming of selected programs. However, to play the true high definition videos, faster Internet connection and latest graphics card is required. Without meeting these requirements, it would be difficult to stream HD video versions on a computer. One can find all the information related to the HD video streaming on the help page.

CBBC iPlayer is now available on latest mobile phones. BBC has started offering various iPlayer versions specifically for mobile phones. To start enjoying video streaming on mobile phones, people need to check their mobile operator contracts, costs and bandwidth.