CBBC commissions Officially Amazing and Awesome new shows

Officially Amazing and How To Be Awesome At Everything are both exciting and fun entertainment shows for all the family, with a factual slant. “No-one, not even your mum and dad, will be able to guess what’s coming next, as the curious facts and amazing stories in the shows are so weird and wonderful the entire family will be gripped.” Joe Godwin, Director, BBC Children’s
Date: 28.09.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.07
Category: CBBC
CBBC has commissioned two fascinating and fun new factual entertainment shows, Officially Amazing (13x30) from Lion Scotland and, from CBBC Productions, How To Be Awesome At Everything.

Officially Amazing, from the team behind the incredibly popular Horrible Histories, is a show on a mission to reveal the most fascinating record facts from around the world and beyond.

Fast paced and funny, Officially Amazing is jam packed full of jaw dropping world record information all brought to life with live action, animation and song. This will all be wrapped in comedy to deliver a funny and informative factual multi-item show.

The team of presenters from around the world will go one step further and investigate the world of records to find out how and why people, objects and animals can defy our wildest imagination and achieve the unthinkable.

As well as delving deep into the Guinness World Records archives, each show will follow a huge Guinness World Records title attempt. Viewers will meet the people behind the record, and follow them from preparation and training through to the drama of the attempt itself. Will it be Officially Amazing or Officially Agonising?

Dougie Napier will be 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 is a 10x15-minute show developed and produced by the in-house team at CBBC Productions. The exciting, energetic show is 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 How To Be Awesome At Everything has all the answers. Each episode has a number of quick, unpredictable, lessons in ‘awesome’ from familiar CBBC faces and a host of celebrity experts.

Each episode will be edited down to 2-3 minute shorts so CBBC viewers can have a short blast at being ‘awesome’ between their favourite shows.

The series was devised for CBBC by Bill Hobbins and the in-house team. Series producer is Rob Jenkinson (12 Again), executive producer is Annette Williams (12 Again, Hero Squad, Hoopla) and Head of CBBC Productions is Helen Bullough.