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League of Super Evil – one of BBC’s finest productions

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CBBC is known to have some of the finest shows for kids aired on television for the world to see. The League of Super Evil is definitely one of them. While those who haven’t watched the show yet might think it is some reality show or an adventure trying to find the evil, let me just disappoint you by saying it is anything but that. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is anything less interesting.

The League of Super Evil is an animated show aired by CBBC. It hails all the way from Canada and is seen by viewers all over the world. The story of the League of Super Evil or “L.O.S.E.” as it is popularly known as, revolves around a clan of villains who have planned to take over their community or district in Metro town and eventually grow and take over the world with time too.

tv cartoon series, cbbc iplayer, iplayer cbbc,It in very interesting to know that their plan incorporated a variety of pranks for instance gluing a penny to the sidewalk. Most citizens in the show are seen living in suburban houses but The League of Super Evil has a hidden evil den. The series show that this particular league is frequently at odds with other villains in the show for instance Skullossus and also attempts to avoid getting killed by the superheroes in the Metro town.

The series has three seasons so far. The first began in the year 2009, last one ended in the year 2012 and it has been famous since the beginning. All three seasons have been hits and people are asking for more. Back in 2009, it even got premiered at Cartoon Network United States and thus catered to a very vast audience and viewers. Its ratings have always been on the top and the show has been very competitive with others making sure that its viewership only increases with time.

The league of super evil has intrigued children and young adults of all ages so much so that they wait for this show anxiously and are glued to their television screens while it is being aired. Its popularity became even more prominent when the show went on a full year hiatus in 2011 after the second season got aired.

cbbc bbc iplayer, cartoon for kids, tv programmes for children,When we say that the show is seen all over the world, we actually mean it. It is aired on Nickelodeon not only in Canada but also in countries where nobody would expect it to air for instance Spain, Netherlands and even Portugal. The League of Super Evils also airs on Cartoon Network, which is available in most of the countries in India, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia and United States. The CBBC airs The League of Super Evil in United Kingdom, Canal Plus – in France. This speaks a lot about the popularity and the viewership of the show. If it is being watched in India as well as in France, it really is something to watch out for. The viewership is not only immense but diverse also.

Fun and Excitement through Dennis and Gnasher

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Dennis and Gnasher is a television series that is based on comic strips of “The Beano”. The series is meant for children in the age group of 5 to 10 years. The story is all about the adventures undertaken by the boy, Dennis and the dog, Gnasher.  52 episodes were aired on CBBC channel in between September, 2009 and March, 2010. The second series is going to be telecast in autumn, 2013. The characters that are present in the story include Dennis, Gnasher, Curly, Pie-Face, Mum, Dad and Bea (Dennis’ little sister).

Fun and excitement in every way

You can have great fun from the show where 2 of the UK’s top comic stars, Dennis & Gnasher are involved. The pals living in Beanotown would like to have as much fun as possible. The characters are specialized in questioning the rules all the time. They jump and cross lines so that the viewers will get great entertainment.  You can have unstoppable fun by becoming yourself a 10 year old kid by watching the show. Dennis and Gnasher are the cause for excitement. Dennis will invent new kinds of gadgets so that the life becomes very exciting.

Out of the box

childrens cbbc, children programmes, kids programmes,As you watch the fun filled Dennis and Gnasher television series, you will get great fun and excitement. It is true that Dennis and Gnasher are not role models for your kids. Clean and tidy approach is not liked by Dennis. Hence, they will not take a bath and they will not play silently. New games are invented to enjoy the game as per their likings regardless of the rules and boundaries.

About Gnasher

Gnasher who is of Abyssinian Wire-Haired Tripe Hound is the best buddy of Dennis. Together they explore the world in their own ways. Gnasher has great gnashing teeth which will certainly intimidate anyone in the town. Gnasher is obedient and will be willing to help and accomplish inventions by Dennis.

Other characters

gnasher and dennis, gnasher dennis, cbbc cartoon,Baby Bea is so cute. Bea’s greatest weapon is her nappy which is very deadly. It is quite unimaginable to dare to smell the nappy as it is aptly named as a stink bomb. You will understand from Bea that children can not only be heard and seen but also cannot be smelled.

Curly is another faithful accomplice of Dennis. He plays various kinds of musical instruments. Even there is danger surrounding Dennis, he manages in a smart way and will support Dennis in all kinds of ventures. Curly is a drummer and the Dennis team is the most popular band in the Beanotown.

children tv programmes, cbbc tv,Pie-Face is another favorite pal of Dennis. It is very difficult to figure out the best snack of Pie-Face. He plays guitar and is one of the key members of Dennis bandwagon. He is trustworthy pal and will stick with Dennis in all kinds of ventures. He is found to be eating all the time. Dad would like to enjoy a quiet life at home and mum is a hard working person. Dennis and Gnasher are certainly enjoyed by young and old.

Scooby Doo – One of the Famous Cartoon Characters of All Times

scooby doo cartoons, scooby doo characters, scooby doo shaggyScooby-Doo is is probably the world’s most famous Great Dane and one of the most famous dogs of all times. He is the main character of the Scooby-Doo animated television series created by American animation company Hanna – Barbera. The first series were captured in 40 episodes, 3 seasons and ran on ABC from 1976 to 1978, marking the first Scooby appearance on the TV network. Since 1980 all three seasons’ episodes have been rerun under the title “The Scooby-Doo Show”. Also in 2002 the Scooby–Doo movie was released. The storyline of the movie is interesting and exciting. After two years being separately Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby finally meets each other again. They discover an amusement park that affects its visitors in a very strange way. Friends realize that this time they cannot solve the situation without help from each other.

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Scooby – Doo is the pet and companion of Shaggy, cowardly slacker more interested in snacks than taking risk on adventures and solving mysteries. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are inseparable friends. Looking through the eyes of the child, they’re just foolish cowards, who somehow always save the day and remain the best friends. Probably it is because of their good friends, Velma, Daphne and Fred, who encourage them to go after the costumed villains, usually with Scooby Snacks or other dog treat. Also maybe Scooby’s inherent loyalty and courage does often force him to take more heroic steps.

Watching Scooby-Doo as an adult you’ll wonder if the van driving, spacey talk and continual snacking are lifestyle style of the same people who inspired “Pineapple Express”.

The story of this character’s name is quite strange and interesting too. Fred Silverman, the head of children’s programming at CBS, came up with the character’s name from the syllables “doo-be-doo-be-doo” in Frahnk Sinatra’s song “Strangers in the Night”.

Scooby-Doo is seven yescooby doo mystery, original scooby doo,scooby-dooars old, or forty-nine “dog years” old. He is brown from head to toe with several black spots on his body. Scooby is generally a quadruped, but sometimes shows bipedal “human” abilities. He has a black nose and wears a diamond shaped-tagged blue collar with an “SD” initials. Also Scooby-Doo has a prehensile tail and can use it to swing from or press buttons.

Character’s creator Iwao Takamoto explained how Scooby-Doo was created. Before he designed the character, he first talked to a Great Dane breeder, who described to him the main characteristics of a pedigree dogs. Takamoto then drew Scooby as the opposite of this. He said that he decided to go the opposite way and gave the character a hunch back, bowed legs, small chin. Even the color was picked wrong.

scooby dooby doo, scooby doo show,scooby doo 2As it was mentioned in the beginning of this article Scooby-Doo has a speech impediment: he pronounces most words as if they begin with an “R”. Luckily the most other characters of the same series are able to understand him very well. Scooby keeps his sentences short, usually using charades for everything longer than three or four words. His famous phrase, usually howled at the end of every single episode, is “Scooby-Dooby-Doo!” or “Rooby-Rooby-Roo!”.

“How to be Epic@ Everything” Entertaining Series for Children and Young People

Meet new series for children and young people from CBBC “How to be Epic@ Everything”. Would you like to know how to survive shark attack, snake bite, lightning storm, and zombie attack or even how to survive on Mars? Or maybe, you would like to become epic at “more regular” skills and situations – to know how to play a rock guitar, drums or bagpipes, spin a basketball, make a tap dance, do a magic trick, make an ice cream, groom a horse, milk a cow or skim a stone? No problem – a line of experts will explain and even show you how to handle quite extreme, crazy situations or help you with the random things and skills you are interested in. These series proves that learning can be interesting, fun and exciting.

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In all series situations are handled with humor but treated very seriously. What are the experts who are ready to help? Here are a few of them (in alphabetical order):

Aaron Craze is a celebrity chef who often appears on the TV series related to cooking. He also presents CBBC shows „Junior Bake Off“ and „Pet School“.

The Blowfish, heavy metal marine biologist, the son of a veterinary surgeon, understands the value and beauty of animals from the young age. Now Blowfish devotes himself to teaching the marvel of wildlife and the importance of conservation of species to kids and young people.

Ben Hanlin. He is a young magician, who has spent the last decade performing close-up & stage magic at various events. Also he has made a series “Breaking Magic” for Discovery Channel and is a presenter on CBBC.

Charlie Higson, the successful author, actor, comedian and writer for TV and radio. He is the author of phenomenally successful Young Bond series and bestselling zombie-adventure series for teenagers.

Fran Scott has a Masters and First Class Degree in Neuroscience. Annoyed by the constant over-complication of science Fran uses her knowledge to convert science for the masses by making it not only jargon-free, easy to understand and accurate, but also bringing entertainment and excitement to the subject.

John Adrian Pienaar is BBC Radio 5 Live’s Chief Political Correspondent.

Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiology researcher at University College London investigating the possibility of microbial life surviving on the surface of Mars. In year 2007 he published a popular science book introducing astrobiology, “Life in the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide”.

Noel Sharkey is professor of artificial intelligence and robots, and also the professor of public engagement, at the University of Sheffield.

Paul ‘Chalky’ White with his 24 years military experience is an expert in all areas of survival training. Chalky has been recognized for his skills and was assigned for SERE mentoring. He is a specialist responsible for training military survival instructors. Paul ‘Chalky’ White has conducted environmental survival training in moderate, onshore, desert, mountainous and extremely cold weather regions.

Phil Manning, Dr. heads the Paleontology Research Group in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (SEAES) at the University of Manchester.

Ricky Boleto is TV presenter and journalist on CBBC Newsround.

It is obvious that with the help from such a great team of experts you will be able to become Epic@ Everything.




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

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.