CBBC unveils new shows while BBC1 plots Mr Stink

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Children's BBC has commissioned two new factual entertainment shows, Officially Amazing from indie Lion Scotland and, from CBBC Productions, How To Be Awesome At Everything.

Officially Amazing (13x30), from the team behind Horrible Histories, is a show designed to reveal the most fascinating record facts from around the world. Fast paced and funny, Officially Amazing will feature world record information brought to life with live action, animation and song. Dougie Napier is series producer with Lion’s Joff Powell, Richard Bradley and Simon Welton as executive producers and Kez Magrie as executive producer for CBBC.

How To Be Awesome At Everything (10x15) is developed and produced by the in-house team at CBBC Productions. The show will be a one-stop shop for all the facts on how to do more cool stuff - whether it’s how to juggle, outswim a great white shark, or survive in outer space. The series was devised for CBBC by Bill Hobbins and the in-house team. Series producer is Rob Jenkinson and executive producer is Annette Williams.

In a separate development, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) is to play the title role of Mr Stink in BBC1’s adaptation of David Walliams’ popular children’s novel.

Mr Stink is being produced by BBC In-house Comedy Productions in association with David Walliams and his production company DEW Productions. It will be directed by Declan Lowney (Little Britain, Alan Partridge, Father Ted).

It was adapted for television by David Walliams with Simon Nye. The executive producer is Mark Freeland, Head of BBC In-house Comedy and the producer is Jo Sargent (Miranda). Filming gets underway this weekend with transmission set for later this year.

Full information on the productions mentioned above can be found on Production Intelligence, the online database of advance productions from The Knowledge:

Production Intelligence