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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 16:03 UK time, Thursday, 29 October 2009

Be honest, what is Halloween without a pumpkin? Nothing. Nada. Zip. *insert another word for 'nothing' here* So we here at BH Blog Towers have created this handy picture guide to get you making your very own Being Human pumpkin. Good luck!

Step1 - The easiest step... Get a pumpkin.


Step 2 - Cut a hole in the top with a knife. BE CAREFUL! Fingerless gloves don't really work if you chop off your fingers.


Step 3 - Scoop out the insides of the pumpkin and get rid... eurgh.


Step 4 - Print off the Being Human name...


Step 5 - Stick it to your pumpkin. It doesn't look too impressive at this stage, but it gets better...


Step 6 - Using a compass, cocktail stick, or other pointy instrument, carefully poke holes around the edges of your design...


Step 7 - Use a knife or specialist pumpkin carving tool (we found ours in the supermarket) to join the dots...


Step 8 - Add light and... voila! You are a pumpkin-carving god!



  • Comment number 1.

    Ace!!! And I THINK I'm the first to comment! yay!

  • Comment number 2.

    Wooooh!.....and I'm the first to comment?...that's a first in itself!

    Soooo BHTeam....not just pretty faces then...clever bods as well!

    All looks preeeeety tricky to me but no doubt there will soon be twitpics amany showing variations on the theme from the bloggers...

    ...let the fun begin...!

  • Comment number 3.

    he he.... nope, I was, Brown.,. which is a first!!

    I've gotta do a pumpkin but wasn't planning on doing the being human logo tho

  • Comment number 4.

    *hyperventilates* Well it certainly beats my usual pumkin design. Hmm.... is that Adain's fingerless-gloved hand in that picture there?

  • Comment number 5.

    Wow, didn't think it would be so simple!! YAYNESS! Thankyou BH Prods!!! *huggles* I've not got the time to do this but you've done brilliantly!

    Hee, hiya Lyssa, hiya Brown, hey Beatric!! Hows things folks?

    Soo, what do you good folks think of SyFy's new idea of remaking BH with an US spin? Personally, I don't see the point but meh! :S
    :D KC

  • Comment number 6.

    (5) BH with a US spin? Nah, I think they'd just spoil it. It's such an British commedy, and how would they cast it?

  • Comment number 7.

    Ahh, jealous much. Friend has met said AT. Grr. Why?

  • Comment number 8.

    As a nice environmentally-friendly and healthy alternative, don't throw away the seeds but roast them - nummy if you like pumpkin seeds!

    Apparently British pumpkins are much harder to carve than American ones too...


  • Comment number 9.

    Hi all....already got a G&T on the go and I've only been in 5 mins....you can tell it has NOT been a good day..however, my probs are little ones compared with some so I will not complain.

    Well....another little vid....thanks BH PROD TEAM...I shall try this but not yet...it looks great though...artistic bunch you are!

    Beatrice: Your pal has met the wonderful one?? Where and how? and what was he like *lost ability to type and uses small letters*?

  • Comment number 10.

    Dear BH Team,
    You are dafter than us.

  • Comment number 11.

    (9) I don't know! And she didn't even seem all that hyped up about it either, it was just an off-the-topic comment "Oh, yeah, I've met Mitchell..." (she didn't even know his real name. Oh woe.) I don't think she realises what a jealousness-maker it is. She can say that sort of stuff to me (I don't care who it is; I'd swoon at the chance to meet the person who makes the coffee), but keep going on like that and she'll end up in a gutter somewhere! Eek. Must get more info for Aidan-adicts like yourself (I'm assuming you're on the AT list rather than the RT or AP list?)where and how and why and all the rest.

  • Comment number 12.

    (10) How is the BH team daft? They are PERFECTION (ok, maybe AT's comment about using jumper dye on the last vid wasn't the brightest idea, but I'm sure we can put that down to the excess of sweets....)

  • Comment number 13.

    Back again and 2 more G&T's (small ones) and a nibble to eat (sadly, not Aidan) later....

    VF: Hello m'dear....first time I posted today at (9)....wonder what Beatrice's pal said to Him/what he said to her and so on....we must find out more about this....mind you, her buddy didn't seem all that concerned....what a waste of a meeting...you and I on the other hand, we'd know what to do wouldn't we hehe

    Beatrice: Hun, you must find out more....I implore you....torture her, anything, just get the info about what was said and how she met him and more importantly, her impressions of him....could be that she doesn't go for brunettes but prefers blondes lol

  • Comment number 14.

    No, they are daft......I mean who wears fingerless gloves to make a pumpkin lantern for goodness sake

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi anglo...and then me four mins later......how spooky is that, although I suppose it's becoming normal.

  • Comment number 16.

    Anglo (13): But I won't see her again for ages! Wait, something called facebook *searches for friend*. No,it's not the brunette thing; she's about 13 yrs old and I believe her crush-space is all taken up by J.Barrowman and John Sergeant (don't ask, I never did understand that myself). I will GRILL her for you (yes for you, specially, you have not to fear that I will keep the precious information all to myself). However, I am unsure whether she meant that she MET him or she SAW him, which is most likely as her dad's house is a stone's throw away from the pinkie on Totterdown.... She never was very specific about these things.

  • Comment number 17.

    Beatrice: Only 13, luckily a little too innocent to realise what she's missing hehe....any info gratefully received...thanks hun.

    VF: Well surprise surprise lol....fancy meeting you on here...now, would this be a good time to recall a certain handsome young chap who's recently come to our attention....can't recall his name....Aidan someone....good actor, in a few things recently on TV, has no aversion to, er, taking his "kit" off....no idea what he means Vampy...have you?

  • Comment number 18.

    anglo (17): Oh no, innocent no.... she just has bad taste. No good on the facebook front, there are too many with her name and no description or photo, so I can't tell which one's her. I will get more info ASAP. And as I said, I'm doing it all for those of you on the AT list (I gave up my place. As I said on a previous page, I seem to have the same potential for a girly crush as a slab of granite.)
    VF (14): They're wearing fingerless gloves for the asthetics. Maybe it was cold over there. No, they probably took them off to actually carve the thing, as those hands look rather un-Aidan-ish (although you never know....)

  • Comment number 19.

    anglo (17)...not sure who you mean but if it is who I am thinking of then I have no aversion to him getting his kit of either....none whatsoever......

  • Comment number 20.

    Beatrice (18)....nah, didn't think they were Aidan's hands either...can't see him doing that somehow....not until he has children (if he ever does)...can you imagine how gorgeous at least one of them would possibly be?

    VF (19)..yes, you know who it is...I remember you mentioning him some time ago when we were describing....ulp....things....the stuff that weirdly doesn't necessarily get you a visit from the M people but which is a bit explicit anyway...

    We'll think of you when the others take photos and stuff....Eagle wants to use my PC when she's here so she might be able to upload them from here to keep us die-hard fans entertained rather than wait until Monday or Tuesday when you'll have all expired through over-exertion/desperation hehe

  • Comment number 21.

    VF: (15) When were we ever normal? Do we want to be normal? No, just us and we like it that way....and we like the vampire any which way hehe

  • Comment number 22.

    I think we are normal in a loving a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf sort of way.....may not be back tonight....damn machine again

  • Comment number 23.

    I've always wondered how to do the carving part properly. i did try once but it was a disaster and i nearly lost a thumb in the process.

    In relation to the owner of the gloves, don't think its Aid as his gloves are black and his fingers are broader too - when you see them in full frame! not that i'm obsessed at all just observent!

  • Comment number 24.

    Hmmm, is it just me or do those hands look suspiciously female?

  • Comment number 25.

    (23) You buy a 'specialist pumpkin knife' from your local hardware store/supermarket. It makes it a lot easier to carve, and they're a lot less dangerous finger-wise.

  • Comment number 26.

    Wow I'm late into the game!

    yay for pumpkins. Though I'm not really into them that much myself. Too much effort. lol

  • Comment number 27.

    yeah see i didn't know that 5 years ago when i last tried, i just picked up an average knife and started hacking away. Suprising how stress relieving it was lol.

    I agree those hands do look a bit female - well manicured at least!

  • Comment number 28.

    Realised i have been so rude! Thank you BH Production for the tips and keeping up the halloween theme this week - you do spoil us! xx

  • Comment number 29.

    Ciera (26): Though you have to admit that a BH pumpkin is well worth the effort! (And yes you were quite late; you're usually nearly 1st to the crime scene!)

  • Comment number 30.

    Told you they used a stencil anglo :-P

    2 hours to russell howard time :-)

    I really want a pumpkin now...

  • Comment number 31.

    Eagle: It's brilliant isn't it....love that pumpkin lol

    We can buy pumpkins cheap on Sunday and have a go at hacking them to death on Sunday afternoon when we're at the flat...they'll be going cheap by then cos no-one will want them hehe you can take yours home (if we get a small one) if we shove it in the fridge until it's time for you to head back, keep it fresh...give it a name or something....George the pumpkin!

  • Comment number 32.

    Beatrice (29), Yeah I was curled up watching tv and then I went out. So I missed all the fun. lol

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi Everyone!
    Am late on here tonight!
    Thanks BH prod team for showing us how to do the pumpkin! However,I won't be attempting it as I'll probsbly chop my fingers off or something....will see if other half will do it instead!

    Only 1 more day in work until Nottingham! Yay *jumping up and down like a crazy person*

    Back later

  • Comment number 34.

    Haha we could make a george and a mitchell :-P dont much fancy a 3 hour train ride with a rotting vegetable though lol might donate it to your bin :-P

  • Comment number 35.

    BeingHumanProduction - totally unrelated but any chance we could have some info on the US version of the show? Is it going to be made by our guys? Same production company? Written by Toby? Not sure how these things work. And also - how come they get 13 episodes and we only get 6/8 :-( oh well quality not quantity I suppose :-P

    Anyway yeah just a bit of info maybe? What do our guys think about it? Good idea?

  • Comment number 36.

    Eagle: We could keep 'George' 24hrs in the fridge, it'd be fine and won't start to rot for 24 hrs you can show your nan the mad, insane things you get up to when she's not around to see it well the ones you can tell her about anyway lol...we could give him fangs

    Joooos: Hi there, also hi to Cieria and Racey and Beatrice (again)...am all of a dither, less than 2 days left...god I feel like a schoolgirl again!

    BH PROD: Thanks a lot for these Halloween treats btw....you spoil us rotten...just keep Aido off that chocolate, we don't want him too high on Saturday.... was that just for the cameras?...I'd be impressed at the rate he was eating it if he really doesn't like the stuff!

  • Comment number 37.

    Eagle: (35)...lol....can you imagine the state of us if we had to sit through 13 weeks of BH??? We'd be undead ourselves....exhausted with thinking too much about....certain things....and blogging....tweeting endlessly....jeez I'd get the sack because I certainly wouldn't be of a fit mind to work that's for sure...I figure we can just about cope with 8 epi's....thirteen....god what would we be like at the end? lol

  • Comment number 38.

    Actually scratch that - we can ask on Saturday :-)

    By the way I had a bit of an incident with some fake blood earlier - got it all over my hadns they have now swollen up like god knows what think if I want fake blood I'd best make some Aidan stylie (I'm pretty sure anything Aidan stylie would be...actually never mind I dont want VF having a heart attack) but yeah not good :-S why must I be allergic to things its really not attractive - so nobody get any on my on saturday for gods sake lol

  • Comment number 39.

    BHP - Dont listen to Anglo get Aidan high as a kite for Saturday he'll be a right laugh lol - theres a bar at that place just leave him with me for an hour or so I'll sort him out lol [anglo get your mind out of the gutter]

  • Comment number 40.

    Eagle: That's a pity about the fake blood

    What's all this about you sorting Aidan out (39)??? You can leave that to me!

    Anglo, Hi, I feel like a schoolgirl again too! It feels like Saturday is Christmas day and I can't wait to open my presents...I just hope I'm not disappointed!

  • Comment number 41.

    Oh please lol me and Aidan are in the same boat - we both have to spend the day with you nutters think we'll need a drink lol :-D

  • Comment number 42.

    Poor poor Aidan is going to be running for his life !!!!

  • Comment number 43.

    We can't help being nutters; Aidan does that to us! He is gorgeous though (just thought I'd say that, incase I haven't mentioned it before!)

  • Comment number 44.

    Haha from me or from you? :-)

  • Comment number 45.

    Well it can't be from me... I'm gonna be all the way down here, lol...

  • Comment number 46.

    Can I just say, just in case anyone from BH team, cast or crew is reading this, that I am VERY well behaved and you won't even know I'm there on Saturday...no need to worry about (42). He'll be fine!

    Oh, Hi again Sweet!

  • Comment number 47.

    He is indeed - it's a long time since I've been in the same room as a nice looking bloke...just hope I appreciate it enough - something tells me I might be a bit distracted by Russell :-P and our twitter ladies of course.

    Any news on whether you're coming along Mr P?

  • Comment number 48.

    (45) lol down where exactly?

  • Comment number 49.

    Hi again Joooos..

    Eagle... I hope that (48) was not a dirty minded question!!!! (not that I'd mind being "down there".... he he ... soooo gonna get modded)

    Down here in sunny South East... well... not so sunny... dark... gloomy...

  • Comment number 50.

    hey all i don't no have 4 days off come back and all these new videos
    you do spoil us bh team but thank you!

    I'm still all jealous but i hope you all have a great time on Saturday

    and i might just try doing this pumpkin idea haven't got a printer but I'm sure i can do something like it on my own

  • Comment number 51.

    Russell is gorgeous too. I reckon he'll look even more so in the flesh! If Aidan looks even more gorgeous, then god help us, we'll all be needing paramedic attention lol. St. John's ambulance had better be on standby!

  • Comment number 52.

    Would I...seriously though I thought you were coming? (To Nottingham - oh for the love of god somebody drag my mind out of the gutter - see this is why I don't get myself into the same room as nice men the mind does tend to wander...)

    Course we wont get modded - perfectly innocent conversation if the mods dont think so then maybe its them who have the dirty minds...

    On the upside at least I'm getting it out of my system now ready for Saturday lol

  • Comment number 53.

    Sweet (49). I wouldn't mind either!

  • Comment number 54.

    Oi don't you start on Russell too lol

  • Comment number 55.

    Hi Katy (50)...have fun with the pumpkin!

  • Comment number 56.

    thanks joooos ill try but if i end up cutting by hand off im sooo blaming the team

  • Comment number 57.

    49 and 53 - and you wonder why Aidan seemed a little jolly in the last video? If 2 people made that offer within about ten minutes...like I said single tall dark gorgeous irishman + groupies lol you do the maths :-P

    On second thoughts I think I'll stay well away from him on Saturday lol if Lenora/Sinead really do read this and relay the information I may well get a slap lol

  • Comment number 58.

    Eagle: Is it not allowed to love both Russell and Aidan (at the same time!). Does it have to be one or the other? That's a bit mean lol! I'm hedging my bets!

    So, who else loves both Aidan and Russell, in a sexy kinda way?

  • Comment number 59.

    lol now theres an image

  • Comment number 60.

    (49)...down there? Excuse me, I think you'll find VF and I got, well, down most places with the vampire several vids ago (in our heads)...hehe...you should have seen some of our previous convo's...positively obscene..great stuff...and we both think the same things at the same time...can you imagine what would happen if we both posted our thoughts at the same time?? lol

    We fancy the vampire like hell if you pardon the pun...top to bottom...now there's a thought....Russell is gorgeous too but Aidan....oh brother, you don't want to go there...although perhaps VF, C, Brown and I do...you really don't want to get inside our heads where he's concerned, never know what you might find lol

    And on that note, bloggers, I am going to bed...sweet lovely sexy Aidan/Russ dreamy things to you all hehe

  • Comment number 61.

    Nope... can't afford it at the mo... I'll be going to Housebroken to meet up the blog fans but not to get inside if that makes sense (£78 and the Beautiful One isn't even there!!)

    And sorry... Russel is a sweet guy but nope... I like my men Dark and Handsome and with dark eyes that suck you in!!

  • Comment number 62.

    Good luck with the pumpkin katy make sure you take a pic for us :-D

  • Comment number 63.

    Night night anglo

  • Comment number 64.

    Need I remind all of you to be good on Saturday? *shakes head* Dear dear, the conversation topic! Well it's only to be expected I suppose. Don't get to off your heads (on sweets, biscuits, Aidan himself, or other) and DON'T terrorise anybody. Still, I am more than a little bit jealous....

  • Comment number 65.

    Lyssa maybe mentioning sucking in any context isn't the best idea given the mood tonight lol

    Right I'm going to turn this off and get drink ready for Russell Howard in 5 minutes - wish me luck everyone cross fingers for me yeah? :-D

  • Comment number 66.

    Hmm. I should be going. Nighty all. Over and out.

  • Comment number 67.

    Eagle, good luck with your biscuit man. Think I'll be watching it tomorrow cos need to sleep now!

    Just been watching a couple of bits from the Clinic again, but need to stop now...not good for the old blood pressure, what with that and a certain word Eagle and Sweet keep mentioning!

    Night night all

  • Comment number 68.

    Congrats Eagle:...just seen it ...wow you must be thrilled!

  • Comment number 69.

    I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D

    Brown thrilled about sums it up :-D so happy! I think I won anyway lol it was on the telly and I got a credit?! How amazing?!

  • Comment number 70.

    he he!!! Eagle... can't help it... dirty mind and all that.

    Well done on the Pic! totally brill!! do you actually win anything apart from it coming on the telly and you ebing in the credits? lol!

  • Comment number 71.

    If I have actually won then I win a copy of the script for the first ever episode signed by the gorgeous Mr Howard himself (my other favourite Russell :-D) bt not sure yet :-( the goodnews blog team aren't about tonight :-(

  • Comment number 72.

    I've officially won the signed script :-D yay! Oh morning everyone sorry bit excited :-P

  • Comment number 73.

    Wow quiet on here today! Just quick thing - who is coming tomorrow? Can we have a final head count so we know whos coming and when and who we need to wait for :-)

  • Comment number 74.

    I will be in Nottingha.!!!The train gets in 1.34 I think. see you all there, I am walking to the Broadway complex, 10 mins they reckon.


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