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Chartjackers Episode 1 of 10

YouTube legends Johnny, Jimmy, Charlie and Alex have got just ten weeks to crowd-source a number one single for Children In Need. Our Chartjackers have no money, no music industry experience, and are not allowed to write, record or perform the single themselves. Every aspect - from title to lyrics, from musicians to producers - must be blagged from the BBC Switch audience and the wider internet community. Four ordinary lads from the UK achieving the extraordinary through the power of the internet.

Online, Jimmy, Johnny, Charlie and Alex have over 200,000 subscribers between them. Their videos, rarely filmed outside of their respective bedrooms, frequently rack up hundreds of thousands of views. But outside of the online community, our lads are total novices and music industry virgins. They do not have any funds to draw on to pay for their vision, and must sell an estimated 25,000 singles to achieve their dream of a number one single. Can they do it?

5 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Sep 2009 12:55
BBC Two except Yorkshire

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