I Dream

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I Dream
Genre Sitcom
Musical
Teen drama
Children
Created by Simon Fuller
Developed by Simon Fuller
Pual Dornan
Starring S Club 8
Christopher Lloyd
Matt Di Angelo
Lorna Want
Rachel Hyde-Harvey
George Wood
Helen Kurup
Opening theme "Dreaming"
by Calvin Goldspink and Frankie Sandford
Country of origin United Kingdom (filmed in Spain)
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Simon Fuller
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBBC
Original run 22 September 2004[1] – 15 December 2004

I Dream is a British children's musical television comedy programme aimed at and mostly about teenagers, which aired in 2004 (see 2004 in television). It was set at an esteemed performing arts college near Barcelona, Spain, and focuses on 13 teenagers who are invited to enrol at the college, Avalon Heights, over the summer. All eight members of the pop group S Club 8 star in the show alongside five other young actors and actresses and Hollywood film actor Christopher Lloyd.

I Dream has the members of S Club 8 playing supposedly exaggerated versions of themselves, albeit with identical names to their real life counterparts. Each episode of the show includes several (usually two or more) songs and dance numbers involving both members and non-members of the band. Cast member George Wood called the show "a modern day Fame".[2]

The lead production company was 19 Television, a subsidiary of the corporation 19 Management, which is owned by the show's executive producer, Simon Fuller. The first episode of I Dream aired on Wednesday 22 September 2004 on BBC One. From the week of 23 November episodes were aired on Thursday instead of Wednesday, and the thirteenth and final episode aired on 16 December and featured Laila Rouass. Reruns of the show in the UK were broadcast on the CBBC Channel.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

  1. "Why Me?" - 22 September 2004
  2. "Just for the Record" - 29 September 2004
  3. "Hold the Front Page" - 6 October 2004
  4. "Lifestyle" - 13 October 2004
  5. "Radio, Radio!" - 20 October 2004
  6. "Charity Record" - 27 October 2004
  7. "Oliver" - 3 November 2004
  8. "Together" - 10 November 2004
  9. "Jay's Pirate Video" - 17 November 2004
  10. "Rap-unzel" - 24 November 2004
  11. "Living it Easy" - 1 December 2004
  12. "Families" - 8 December 2004
  13. "Toone in Love" - 15 December 2004

Songs[edit]

  1. "Welcome to Avalon Heights" (Prof. Toone's version), "Why Me?" (Felix, Ollie, Amy, Natalie and Khush), "Why Me?" (Ollie's version)
  2. "Beautiful Thing" (Calvin and Jay), "Can I Trust You?" (Felix and Amy)
  3. "Waste Your Time on Me" (Natalie), "Take Me as I Am" (Khush)
  4. "Make a Change" (Prof. Toone, Frankie and Calvin), "I'm Here" (Ollie)
  5. "I'm Not Coming with You" (Khush), "Goodbye Radio" (Felix)
  6. "You're a Star" (Natalie), "Don't Steal Our Sunshine" (Frankie and Calvin)
  7. "Sunshine" (Ollie), "Been There" (Calvin)
  8. "Show Me the Stage" (Calvin, Aaron and Jay), "Our Life" (Stacey, Amy and Natalie)
  9. "I Dream" (Amy), "Back Off" (Jay)
  10. "Open Up My Heart" (Felix and Amy)
  11. "Here Comes Summer" (Calvin), "All of the Above" (Felix)
  12. "Higher" (Ollie), "Say It's Alright" (Ollie)
  13. "Be My Lollie" (Prof. Toone and Lollie Das), "I Want You" (Prof. Toone and I Dreamers), "I Want You Around" (Felix and Amy)
  • Opening Theme: "Dreaming" (Frankie and Calvin)

Note: Rochelle Wiseman, Daisy Evans and Hannah Richings did not have a solo in any of the show's songs.

Theme tune and soundtrack[edit]

The show's theme tune, "Dreaming", was performed by band members Frankie and Calvin and was released as a single on 15 November 2004. It reached number nineteen on the UK Singles Chart,[3] and was billed as 'I Dream featuring Frankie & Calvin'. On 29 November 2004 an official I Dream soundtrack album titled Welcome to Avalon Heights was released and entered the UK Albums Chart at number 133 in its first week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S Club 8 to star in new CBBC show". CBBC Newsround Online. 3 September 2004. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "I Dream". Designer Magazine. 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2006.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 265. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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