Dick and Dom

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Dick (right) and Dom

Dick and Dom are a comic double act consisting of the presenters Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood. They are primarily known for presenting the double BAFTA Award winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, a children's entertainment show that was live during weekend mornings on BBC1, CBBC and later BBC2. The show ran for 5 series between 2002 and 2006 and was a massive hit. They also known for presenting a wide range of other children's and family television shows. Their current show is Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom which currently has 2 series.

From October 2007 to September 2008 they presented The Sunday Morning Show on BBC Radio 1 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Also between 2007 and 2008 they presented Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old? for two series on SKY 1.

Diddy Dick and Dom Originally a pre-recorded section in Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow sees them playing themselves as miniaturised puppets. They now have a 30-minute show called Diddy Movies, with 2 series so far.[1] They also starred in two shows on CBBC in 2009, The Legend of Dick and Dom for 3 series and Da Dick and Dom Dairies (sic) (the Best of Da Bungalow)

In early 2011 they started new shows on CBBC: Dick and Dom's Funny Business, Dick and Dom Go Wild, a nature series[2] Also in 2011 they began hosting the UK version of Splatalot! on CBBC and made their first film appearances in 'Horrid Henry: The Movie', as hosts for the game show '2Cool4School'. They also both provide the voices of B1 and B2 in the ABC revived series, Bananas in Pyjamas.

On September 2012, Dick and Dom's Hoopla[3] started on the CBBC Channel; A comedy show where it sees them host their own travelling funfair with games, acts, performers and celebrity appearances. The show had a positive reaction and however in December 2012, it was reported that Ofcom was to investigate the programme after two competitors were seen retching into a bucket after playing a game. [4]

In January 2013 the first episode of Dick and Dom's newest series titled Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom[5] was shown. An educational show that showed geniuses' work throughout the ages and how it has affected our modern day world. Each show was dedicated to one genius (starting with Archimedes) and the duo also attempted to recreate their works. The show continued with Series 2 in January 2014. A special series titled APPsolute Genius which focused on video games also aired in 2014.

In February 2013, Dick and Dom were confirmed to be the new voice presenters of the UK version of Takeshi's Castle on Challenge.[6]

In December/Jan 2013, Dick and Dom played the roles of King Arthur and Patsy in the West End revival of Spamalot.[7]

In November 2014, The Dick and Dom won the 2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA Award for Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom [8] Series 2 of Diddy Movies also won the 2014 Children's Comedy award[9]

List of "Dick and Dom" shows, TV and radio appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diddy Dick and Dom at the CBBC , BBC website. Accessed April 2011
  2. ^ Dick and Dom Go Wild at the CBBC , BBC website.
  3. ^ Dick and Dom's Hoopla at the CBBC , BBC website. Accessed November 2012
  4. ^ Ofcom to investigate BBC over eating contest on Dick and Dom's Hoopla at The Guardian. Accessed December 2012
  5. ^ [1] at the CBBC , BBC website. Accessed February 2013
  6. ^ Dick and Dom Takeshi's Castle Announcement Dick and Dom's official Twitter account.
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ "2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 Children's Comedy BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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