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Creeped Out: unmissable new horror anthology on Cbbc

Louisa Mellor Oct 31, 2017

A chat with the creators of Creeped Out, an eerie new thirteen-part collection of stories destined to be loved by geeks of all ages…

“The family who lose their mouths in The Twilight Zone.”

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“Oh! The candy-striper vampire one in Are You Afraid Of The Dark? And the clown, The Ghastly Grinner!”

“The magician one in Amazing Stories. Definitely.”

“There’s one about a pool and this horrible, fleshy skeleton came out of it and grabbed these kids. Still now, if you Google it, it’s one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever seen, I can’t believe it was ever on telly.”

“The Never-Ending Story had something called The Nothing, that was really nothing, literally and figuratively. It stuck with me and freaked me out as a kid, the idea that things were disappearing and nothing was in its place.
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Bafta Elevate unveils 15 female directors

Bafta Elevate unveils 15 female directors
Participants revealed for year-long initiative.

Bafta has named the 15 female directors taking part in its inaugural career development programme for under-represented groups in film and TV.

Launched in February, Elevate will initially focus on helping women progress their directing careers in high-end television and film. According to 2016 data from Directors UK, only 13.6% of working directors between 2004 and 2014 were female.

The group of 15 was selected from 250 applicants, and reflect a range of experience levels and backgrounds.

Participants include My Brother the Devil director Sally El Hosaini, who co-directed Channel 4 and Sundance TV’s Babylon; Wolfblood and Dates director Sarah Walker; Tina Gharavi, founder of media production company Bridge + Tunnel; and Vanessa Caswill, a lead director on BBC3’s Thirteen.

Full list of Bafta Elevate directors:Alicia DuffyAmanda BlueCathy BradyChristiana Ebohon-GreenDawn ShadforthDelyth ThomasEmma SullivanKate SaxonLindy HeymannLisa ClarkeRebecca JohnsonSally El HosainiSarah WalkerTina GharaviVanessa Caswill

The year-long initiative will include panel discussions, masterclasses and workshops, These will build
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Wolfblood series 5: full trailer; start date confirmed

Louisa Mellor Feb 21, 2017

The brilliant Wolfblood returns to Cbbc on Monday the 27th of February. Here's the first full trailer for the new episodes...

Welcome back to Cbbc's terrific supernatural fantasy series Wolfblood; series five is very nearly upon us.

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A new ten-episode run is due to start on Monday the 27th of February at 4:30pm with one episode airing per week. According to creator Debbie Moon's blog, start times will vary so it's worth checking the schedules from week to week.

Here's Moon's synopsis for the new series:

With the secret no longer a secret, the world has changed for Jana, Matei, Selina, Tj and Imara. Suddenly they’re the most visible wolfbloods on the planet, and everyone has
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Hereford to Unleash Supernatural Horror Film ‘Tormented’ (Exclusive)

Hereford to Unleash Supernatural Horror Film ‘Tormented’ (Exclusive)
U.K. production company Hereford Films has added supernatural horror film “Tormented” to its slate, the first in a series of America-set genre movies from the company.

Written and directed by Adam Stephen Kelly (“Done In,” “Kill Kane”), “Tormented” centers “on teenager Ashley Loren, who — in the aftermath of a tragic car accident — is haunted by nightmares of her dead sister, and must uncover her town’s dark past in the hope of vanquishing the malevolent spirit that terrorizes her from beyond the grave,” according to a statement.

Hereford Films CEO Jonathan Sothcott commented: “The glut of horror films released weekly to home entertainment platforms makes standing out from the crowd a particular challenge, and over-saturation of inferior product is going to be an increasing problem but our model for these genre films at Hereford mixes the best elements of Hammer and Blumhouse: unashamedly populist, high-concept and modestly budgeted horror
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Wolfblood series 5: behind-the-scenes clip

Louisa Mellor Jan 20, 2017

Supernatural Cbbc drama Wolfblood will return for series 5, and you can have a sneak peek here...

Cbbc's Wolfblood pack, start celebrating: the ace supernatural drama will return for series 5. Here's a behind-the-scenes clip to whet your appetite...

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Wolfblood creator Debbie Moon confirmed the renewal news on Twitter back in June 2016. Filming  began on series five in the autumn, with an early 2017 air date expected.

Series four signified a step-change for the series, which moved its story out of Stoneybridge and Bradlington High to follow Jana's move to the big city and continuing relationship with Wolfblood multinational, Segolia. Joined by Katrina, Jana built a new pack, which brought with it new mystery and, of course, new menace.

Consistently delivering exciting, imaginative adventures with a sound moral take on relationships, responsibility
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Wolfblood series 4: new setting, same brilliant show

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Wolfblood series 4 has changed everything and nothing. Underneath what's new, it's the same ace show with the same positive message…

Wolfblood series 4 hits the ground running... literally. First episode Captivity introduces its new urban setting and action-spy genre with a slickly directed nocturnal street chase that’s more Alias than Eolas. No longer a stranger to technology, formerly wild Wolfblood Jana has a headset and a mission. She’s the best agent in the business, and her prey doesn’t stand a chance.

In a fun twist, said prey turns out not to be a villain but Tj, the errant teenage son of Jana’s boss at swish multinational Segolia. He’s soon sniffed out and found mucking about in Katrina’s newly opened Kafe (a franchise don’t-you-know).

On their way home to mum, Jana and Tj cross paths with a couple of young Wolfbloods in
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Wolfblood series 4 starts Tue 8th March; new trailer

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Cbbc's terrific supernatural drama, Wolfblood, returns on Tuesday the 8th of March for its fourth series...

After three excellent series set in the rural, one-cafe town of Stonybridge, Wolfblood is making an ambitious move to the city for series four.

The fourth run of Debbie Moon's Cbbc supernatural drama sees formerly wild Wolfblood Jana (Leona Vaughn) out of school and working for multinational company, Segolia. She's joined by a new raft of characters including boss Imara, her son Tj, Matei, Selina and Emilia. Read the official synopsis, here.

It's not all change though, as series regulars Katrina and Mr Jeffries have also upped sticks to live in the big, bad city.

A new cast, a new location, new threats and plenty of new Wolfblood action are the order of the day by the looks of this exciting trailer...

Wolfblood returns to Cbbc on Tuesday the 8th of March.
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First look at Wolfblood Series Four

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Here's a first look at award-winning Cbbc show Wolfblood which returns for a fourth series on Tuesday 4th March, with a new urban backdrop. Jana, played by Leona Vaughan is back with new characters Tj, played by Louis Payne, Matei, played by Jack Brett Anderson and Emilia, played by Sydney Wade.

Former wild wolfblood Jana (Leona Vaughan) takes centre stage, having left the security and seclusion of rural Stoneybridge and moved into the city where she forms a new pack.

The wolfbloods who play a pivotal role in her adventures include corporate boss Imara (Michelle Gayle), her son Tj (Louis Payne), Matei (Jack Brett Anderson), his sister Emilia (Sydney Wade), and martial arts enthusiast Selina (Rukku Nahar). Familiar returning characters include Katrina (Gabrielle Green), who has opened a new Kafe in town, Kay (Shorelle Hepkin) and their old teacher Mr Jeffries (Mark Fleischmann).

In a world of CCTV, social networks,
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Video: Please help us battle loneliness this Christmas

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Can you help us spread a video, to let people on the wrong side of fortune know that others are on their side?

We're keenly aware that, whilst our Geeks Vs Loneliness columns on this site reach a good number of people, that there are many more people out there. People who may be having a tough time, or on the wrong side of fortune.

We're thus trying something a bit different to try and reach as many people as we can. With the help of some amazing people, who have donated their time for free, we've put together this short video. Let's show you that first, before we ask a favour of you...

Bluntly, we need your help. Can you help spread the word of this video for us? We're not, to be clear, trying to get website hits - the separate YouTube URL is below
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Friday’s best TV: Tfi Friday, Captain Webb, Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Tfi hosts Alan Partridge; Captain Webb sets out to swim the Channel and Queen revisit the birth of Bohemian Rhapsody. Plus: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel plonks ageing thesps in Rajasthan

Knockabout laughs from the charismatic Sam and Mark, a double act who know how to hold a kids’ TV show together. Their Christmas extravaganza features crooners the Overtones, Leona Vaughan (Wolfblood), Akai Osei (4 O’Clock Club) and Amy-Leigh Hickman (The Dumping Ground). If you’re not in your early teens, those names may mean little to you, so all you need to know is that Sam and Mark bring the chuckles in a style reminiscent of Ant and Dec’s Sm:tv. Hannah Verdier

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Watch Award Winning Short Beneath Water

Having completed a very lengthy festival run, Charlie Manton's award winning short film Beneath Water is now available for viewing online and is very much worth your time. Starring Call The Widwife and Wolfblood's Louisa Connolly-Burnham, this is one of those cases where you feel almost obligated to bring up the director's age as part of the story - Manton was only 19 when he made it - while also being somewhat reluctant to do so because, well, a good film's a good film and this is a good film no matter the age of its creator.On the first year anniversary of a traumatic life changing event, 16 year old Daisy attempts to get through to her increasingly withdrawn mother. Is her only solace beneath...

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First BAFTA nomination for Nowhere Boys

Matchbox Pictures. Nowhere Boys has scored its first nomination for the British Academy Children.s Awards presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The ABC3 teen drama created by Tony Ayres and produced by Beth Frey is in the running for the international award along with Cartoon Network's Clarence and Adventure Time and Disney Xd's Gravity Falls. BBC2/Lion TV.s gruesomely entertaining history show Horrible Histories leads the nominations with nods for comedy and writing for the Magna Carta episode and for Jessica Ransom's portrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots. Peppa Pig received its ninth nomination for pre-school: animation and its fourth in the writer category.

The nominees for best feature are Big Hero 6, Inside Out, Paddington and Shaun the Sheep: The Movie. The awards will be handed out at the Roundhouse, London, on November 22, hosted by actor/comedian/screenwriter Doc Brown. Earlier
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Horrible Histories, Professor Branestawm lead BAFTA Children's nominations

Horrible Histories could be heading to success at this year's British Academy Children's Awards after being nominated in three categories.

The programme leads the nominations with nods in the Comedy and Writing categories, while Jessica Ransom is also nominated in the performer category for her turn as Mary, Queen of Scots.

Elsewhere, The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm is nominated in the Comedy category, while star Harry Hill is also a contender.

Meanwhile, Peppa Pig is up for awards in the Preschool: Animation and Writer categories, while Operation Ouch! is in the running for a Factual award.

Operation Ouch! hosts Drs Alexander and Chris van Tulleken are nominated for Presenter awards, as are Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes of Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up.

Harriet's Army has nominations for Drama and Writer, while The Dumping Ground, Wolfblood and Katie Morag are all up for Drama awards.

All At Sea
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Win Friday Download The Movie (Up All Night)

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To celebrate the release of the action-packed comedy adventure Friday Download The Movie (Up All Night), yours to own on DVD from 19th October 2015, we have 5 copies to give away courtesy of Great Point Media and Spirit Entertainment.

It’s summer and the Friday Download gang Dionne Bromfield, Richard Wisker, Shannon Flynn, George Sear and Bobby Lockwood, pack their bags and hit the road for a trip of a lifetime but things don’t quite go to plan.

A mysterious power, beyond their control, plays havoc with their sat nav, the van gets totalled and soon they’re knocking on the door of Hill House, a creepy old mansion in the middle of nowhere where they encounter brother and sister Caleb (Tyger Drew Honey – Outnumbered) and Clara (Louisa Connolly-BurnhamWolfblood), who invite them to stay the night while they get their van repaired. But the strange pair
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Cbbc's Wolfblood series 4 synopsis & casting news

Leona Vaughan's Jana will be centre-stage in Wolfblood series 4 as the series moves from Stoneybridge to the city...

Update: Here's a link to Wolfblood creator Debbie Moon's blog on series 4 casting and more.

The supermoon couldn't have come at a more apt time. Cbbc's superb Wolfblood (here are our love letters to series one, two, and three if you needed catching up) is currently filming its fourth series in Newcastle and Gateshead.

It's all-change for the new series, according to the latest press bumf, which tells us that Wolfblood will be moving out of rural Stoneybridge and to the city.

There's been a shake-up in personnel too, as formerly wild Wolfblood Jana (Leona Vaughan) takes centre stage and forms an urban pack comprising a new gang. New Wolfblood characters include corporate boss Imara (Michelle Gayle), her son Tj (Louis Payne), Matei (Jack Brett Anderson), Emilia (Sydney Wade) and
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All 27 stars of Skins: Whatever happened to E4's teen tearaways?

Here's one of those 'This'll make you feel old' factoids - it's two years since the last ever episode of Skins aired.

E4's groundbreaking hormone-fest wrapped up on August 5, 2013 - with an older Cook (Jack O'Connell) heading off into an uncertain future at the close of 'Rise (Part Two)'.

Cook was but one of 27 major characters featured on Skins across three 'Generations' - in a total of 61 episodes, split into seven series. But where are the teen tearaways of Roundview College now?

Generation One

1. Nicholas Hoult

Hoult played Tony Stonem - the pre-eminent bad boy of Skins - across its first two series. Later badly hurt in a traffic accident and forced to rely on others, Tony had mellowed by his final episodes.

Now aged 25, Hoult has become a bona-fide Hollywood star with roles in this year's Mad Max: Fury Road and the much-anticipated book adaptations Dark Places and Kill Your Friends.
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Monday’s best TV

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Primary school pupils get a taste of an election in Vote for Me, while two families get a taste of a different kind in How the Other Half Eat. Plus: David Attenborough and others share memories in Ve Day: Remembering Victory, and mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin recalls the day a stranger saved his life

What happens when you give Year 6 pupils in a London primary school the chance to run for headteacher? Stacey Dooley sets the candidates thinking about their manifestos, though they go all wibbly after a visit from Wolfblood’s teen idol Bobby Lockwood. It’s soon back to business, however, as 30 candidates are whittled down to three, who will compete for votes throughout the week. Popular policies are chicken on the lunch menu and hot chocolate for all, as the children get a taste of how an election works. Hannah Verdier

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Cbbc's Wolfblood renewed for series 4

Wolfblood creator Debbie Moon has confirmed that series 4 has been ordered by Cbbc...

Great news, cariads. This is the Tweet from Wolfblood creator Debbie Moon that we've been waiting to read since series three concluded last October:

"I can now confirm that a fourth season of #wolfblood has been commissioned!"

After what's felt like a very long wait (the series three renewal news came immediately after the series two finale), Wolfblood is returning to Cbbc. We hope you'll join us in a howl of excitement.

Now, stop howling. People are looking.

Moon followed up the message with clarification that as yet, she has no information on cast, filming, transmission dates or anything else, but will pass it all on as soon as it's confirmed. (If you're not already doing so, it's well worth following the show's creator on Twitter here, and regularly visiting her screenwriting blog, here.)

Update: From Debbie Moon's blog,
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Lego Movie wins Children’s Bafta

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Lego Movie wins Children’s Bafta
Awards also included the youngest-ever winner of a Bafta.

The Lego Movie won Best Feature Film at the Bafta Children’s Awards in London last night (Nov 23).

The Warner Bros. film, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, beat competition from Disney’s Frozen and Maleficent as well as Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2.

However, Frozen took the top film prize in the Bafta Kids’ vote, based on more than 200,000 votes from children aged 7-14.

The ceremony, held at London’s Roundhouse, also saw nine-year-old Cherry Campbell become the youngest Bafta winner ever, winning Best Performer for her title role in kids drama series Katie Morag.

The show, about a feisty young girl who lives on a Scottish island with her family, also won the award for Best Drama.

Campbell was seven when she started making Katie Morag, based on the books of Mairi Hedderwick.

For the first time, Cartoon Network
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Warner Bros.’ ‘Lego Movie’ Takes BAFTA Kids’ Award

London — Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie” won the kids’ feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards Sunday, fighting off competition from “Maleficent,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Frozen.”

Cartoon Network won the kids’ channel of the year prize, while its show “Adventure Time” took the award for international program.

Kindle Entertainment was named independent production company of the year, and was part of the team behind online mystery-drama “Dixi,” which nabbed the BAFTA for original interactive show. Disney Animated won for adapted interactive show. The vidgames category was won by Nintendo’s racing title “Mario Kart 8.”

Katie Morag,” which is produced by Move on Up, won the BAFTA for drama, and the show’s 9 year-old lead Cherry Campbell took home the performer prize. Debbie Moon won the writer’s prize for “Wolfblood.”

Love Productions’ “Junior Bake Off” excelled in the entertainment category. Maverick Television’s “Operation Ouch!
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