Monday, November 12, 2012

Are You Watching...?

CBBC has started airing its new drama series, by the team behind The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Wizards VS. Aliens is a children's fantasy created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. It centres around two teenage wizards, who must protect the planet after alien creatures arrive to consume its magic.

Commissioned following the death of Elisabeth Sladen, the series utilises much of the behind the scenes crew that worked on the SJA.

I've seen the first two episodes, and despite some minor issues, I think it has the potential to be a great addition to children's drama in Britain.

It's on Monday and Tuesdays on the CBBC Channel, at 5:15pm. I'd expect repeats to follow within the first 7 days of broadcast. Of course, if you're reading this beyond 2012, chances are that the series
is now on a constant repeat cycle on the channel (as is the case with most of its dramas).

Following broadcast, episodes can be seen on the BBC's terrific iPlayer service.

A second series enters production soon, for broadcast in 2013. It will feature 14 episodes - two more than its first.

No news on international broadcasts.
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