The Sparticle Mystery

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The Sparticle Mystery
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Genre Children's
Sci-Fi
Drama
Teen Drama
Adventure
Starring Karim Zeroual
Emily Sanderson
Grace Mandeville
Karene Peter (Series 2-)
Abbie Hayes
Gerran Howell
Gia Lodge O'Meally (Series 3-)
Adam Scotland (Series 3-)
Stephanie Dale (Series 3-)
Oliver Dillon
Composer(s) Sheridan Tongue
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 36(4 still to air)
Production
Running time 28 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBBC
BBC HD
Original airing 14 February 2011 (2011-02-14)
External links
Website

The Sparticle Mystery is a returning British science fiction television series written and created by Alison Hume and produced by Sparticles Productions [1] for CBBC. The series follows a group of ten children within modern Britain, where an experiment at a Large Hadron Collider-like facility, named the Sparticle Project, goes wrong, sending all persons aged 15 and over into a parallel dimension at exactly 11:11am. The children travel to the Sparticle Project in attempt to bring back the adults and re-align the two dimensions.

The series, which had a budget of £3 million,[2] was filmed in and around Bristol,[3] with the final episode filmed at the ISIS neutron source particle accelerators, near Didcot. Series 2 has been extremely popular with over 2 million hits on BBC iPlayer to date.[4] In general, the series has received mixed to positive reception, with a score of 6.8 on IMDb.

The programme, which stars Annette Badland as Doomsday Dora/Holodora, has similar themes to both Lord of the Flies and the Gone series, and has many similarities to The Tribe; however, it is noted for its difference in that the children desire to bring back the adults. A second series of The Sparticle Mystery was filmed across Yorkshire in July- September 2012 for broadcast in 2013.[5] A third series was filmed from July to late November 2014, and the first episode was broadcast on 5 January 2015. The third series is due to end on 13 April.

Synopsis[edit]

The Sparticle Mystery follows a group of 11 children left to fend for themselves within modern day Earth after a science experiment at 'The Sparticle Project' goes wrong, resulting in all those of age 15 and over disappearing into a parallel universe, at precisely 11:11 a.m.

Initially, the world becomes their exciting playground. With adults' rules, law and order all removed, the youngsters have great fun fulfilling many wishes, including raiding sweetshops etc. However, as the world's resources start to dwindle and daily survival gets harder, the youngsters resolve to bring the adults back by venturing to the top secret 'Sparticle Project'. They are aided in their quest by a number of clues left before the disappearance by a woman named 'Doomsday' Dora, a scientist who worked on the Sparticle Project. Along the way they have many adventures and learn important life skills.

Early in episode one we discover that in this 'post-disappearance' world, opportunistic gangs soon come to inhabit the streets. This prompts the lead male character Sadiq to usher his newly formed tribe to safety in the City Hotel. After discovering her Mum and older sister missing, a scientifically minded young girl called Kat takes charge of Liam, the small boy next door. They too try to gain entry to the City Hotel, but only Liam gets in, leaving Kat to initially fend for herself, before Sadiq caves in and allows her entry. One of the tribe, a young girl called Reese, soon starts to experience strange events, which eventually turn out to be the manifestation of her own latent psychic powers.

Kat and Reese quickly deduce that the Sparticle Project is behind the adults' disappearance. The 'Sparticles' tribe then split in two: the 'Ranchers', Tia and Jeffrey (who has Cerebral Palsy), who stay at City Hotel with the two younger kids, Liam and Frankie, and the 'Questers', (Sadiq, Kat, Jordan, Ami, Holly and Reese), who go in search of the Sparticle Project. Also featured is Callum, a tough streetwise young teen, whom at first appears to be the Sparticles' enemy, but later joins their side.

In the second series the team continue to attempt to bring back the adults by locating the Quantum Nexus. It quickly becomes a race between The Sparticles (Excluding Kat, Ami, Jordan and Holly) and Fizzy's deputy Serena, who is joined by Holly. After following clues relating to The "Artos" tribe, The Sparticles are joined by Serena, who was secretly a double agent, in stopping Fizzy, Ernesto, Holly and Reese destroying the Quantum Nexus. However, Reese interferes and the adults - as teenagers - arrive in their dimension.

In the third season, the world becomes taken over by the newly arrived Queen Kylie, who locks the remaining Sparticles (Sadiq, Reese, Serena, Holly and Frankie). Kylie's brother Erimon releases the Sparticles but is unable to recapture them, and the Sparticles (joined by the sensitive Aris, Holly's teen mother Kim and Ernesto) embark on a mission to rid the world of the Teen Parents and send them home to the 1980s.

Cast and crew[edit]

Top (left to right)-Holly, Ami, Liam, Bottom(left to right)-Reese, Kat, Sadiq, Tia, Frankie, Jordan, Jeffrey

The main characters within The Sparticle Mystery are all children of different ages and ethnic groups, many of whom were new to acting. Included in the main cast are: 16-year-old Megan Jones (from Sylvia Youngs) as Tia; 8-year-old Oliver Bell as Liam; Wesley Nelson (who has cerebral palsy, and previously starred in the film 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' as Ian Dury) as Jeffrey; Karim Zeroual (also from Sylvia Youngs, and who previously starred in the West End musical 'The Lion King' as Young Simba) as Sadiq. Due to the age of the actors there are large changes in the cast between series. Given the premise of the show, the adult cast was minimal, but notable are Annette Badland as 'Doomsday' Dora, and Larissa Wilson as Anita.

Series 1[edit]

Actor Character Series Duration First Appearance Last Appearance Episode Count
Abigail Hardingham Kat 1 1x01-1x13 The Disappearance The Sparticle Project 13
Karim Zeroual Sadiq 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Megan Jones Tia 1-2 1x01-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 22
Wesley Nelson Jeffrey 1-2 1x01-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 23
Emily Sanderson Reese 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Grace Mandeville Holly 1- 1x02- The Invasion N/A 30-
Zachary Middleton Ami 1 1x01-1x13 The Disappearance The Sparticle Project 13
Iestyn Darmanin Jordan 1 1x01-1x13 The Disappearance The Sparticle Project 13
Abbie Hayes Frankie 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Oliver Bell Liam 1-2 1x01-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 23
Jerome Holder Callum 1-2 1x01-1x02, 1x04, 1x08-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 15
Oliver Dillon Fizzy 1- 1x11, 2x01- The Hot Zone N/A 15-
Gerran Howell Ernesto 1- 1x08, 2x04, 2x08- The Unsuitables N/A 14-
Maia Tamrakar Muna 1-2 1x05-1x13, 2x08-2x10 The Funfair The Quantum Nexus 05
Annette Badland Doomsday Dora 1 1x03-1x13 The Message The Sparticle Project 04
Larissa Wilson Anita 1 1x03, 1x08 The Message The Unsuitables 02

Series 2[edit]

Actor Character Series Duration First Appearance Last Appearance Episode Count
Karim Zeroual Sadiq 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Megan Jones Tia 1-2 1x01-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 22
Wesley Nelson Jeffrey 1-2 1x01-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 23
Jerome Holder Callum 1-2 1x01-1x02, 1x04, 1x08-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 15
Emily Sanderson Reese 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Grace Mandeville Holly 1- 1x02- The Invasion N/A 30-
Abbie Hayes Frankie 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Oliver Bell Liam 1-2 1x01-2x10 The Disappearance The Quantum Nexus 23
Karene Peter Serena 2- 2x01- The Stone Head N/A 19-
Oliver Dillon Fizzy 1- 1x11, 2x01- The Hot Zone N/A 15-
Lee Worswick Rocky 2 2x02-2x07 The Decoder The Traders 06
Gerran Howell Ernesto 1- 1x08, 2x04, 2x08- The Unsuitables N/A 14-
Connor Ryan Fury 2 2x01-2x08 The Stone Head The Stone of Artos 05
Maia Tamrakar Muna 1-2 1x05-1x13, 2x08-2x10 The Funfair The Quantum Nexus 05
Annette Badland Holo Dora 2- 2x10, 3x04, 3x07- The Quantum Nexus N/A 05-
Finton Flynn Huen 2 2x04-2x06 Peace City The Sword and the Stone 03

Series 3[edit]

Actor Character Series Duration First Appearance Last Appearance Episode Count
Karim Zeroual Sadiq 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Karene Peter Serena 2- 2x01- The Stone Head N/A 19-
Emily Sanderson Reese 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Grace Mandeville Holly 1- 1x02- The Invasion N/A 30-
Abbie Hayes Frankie 1- 1x01- The Disappearance N/A 31-
Gerran Howell Ernesto 1- 1x08, 2x04, 2x08- The Unsuitables N/A 14-
Adam Scotland Aris 3- 3x01- The Neuroscrambler N/A 08-
Stephanie Dale Kim 3- 3x01- The Neuroscrambler N/A 08-
Gia Lodge O'Meally Kylie 3- 3x01- The Neuroscrambler N/A 08-
Ernest Kingsley Junior Orion 3- 3x03- The Trading Post N/A 06-
Jessica Bell Dora 3- 3x01- The Neuroscrambler N/A 08-
Kit Garner Erimon 3- 3x01- The Neuroscrambler N/A 07-
Oliver Dillon Fizzy 1- 1x11, 2x01- The Hot Zone N/A 15-
Ross McCormack Bryan 3- 3x01- The Neuroscrambler N/A 08-
Annette Badland Holo Dora 2- 2×10, 3x04, 3x07- The Quantum Nexus N/A 05-
Ciaran McCourt Rat 3 3x02-3x05 The Bounty Hunters The Teen Father 03
Niomi Liberante Jenna 3 3x02-3x03 The Bounty Hunters The Trading Post 02

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 14 February 2011 6 March 2011
2 10 11 February 2013 22 February 2013
3 13 5 January 2015 TBA

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Episode Original title Written By Original airdate
1 "The Disappearance" Alison Hume 14 February 2011 (2011-02-14)

When a group of children return to the surface of a day out trip they won, every single person over 15 has disappeared. Meanwhile Kat and her mum and sister argue. She turns around and find out that they,too,are gone. The kids who'd been in the cave - Ami, Sadiq, Reese, Jordan and Callum - take a car to see what is going on but while going to the police station, Callum decides to leave. Sadiq calls for him and Callum almost hits Sadiq with a brick on purpose. They leave the car and enter a supermarket at Ami's request. Kat finds her nextdoor neighbour, Liam, trapped in his room because his mother grounded him for 5 minutes. She lets him out and they find an ice-cream van. After she gives Liam an ice-cream, they head to the supermarket. Just before Sadiq puts his hand in the till, Kat appears and confronts him.

Note: First Appearance of Kat, Sadiq, Tia, Jeffrey, Reece, Ami, Jordan, Frankie, Liam and Callum.
2 "The Invasion" Alison Hume 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15)

Callum's new gang intend to take over the City Hotel, using Kat to gain access. Meanwhile, Reese visits the library to learn more about the Sparticle Project, and sees 'ghosts' of the adults there.

Note: First Appearance of Holly.
3 "The Message" Alison Hume 16 February 2011 (2011-02-16)

While visiting the university to find food, Reese discovers a message from Doomsday Dora explaining how the adults disappeared and urging the children to help them return. Meanwhile, Holly is held hostage by the only remaining adult.

Note: Guest Appearance of Doomsday Dora and Anita.

Note: Callum is absent for this episode
4 "The Quest" Debbie Moon 17 February 2011 (2011-02-17)

Doomsday Dora's message has warned the children they must reunite the two parallel worlds quickly or adults and children will remain separated permanently. The children decide to choose who goes on the road to the Sparticle Project and who stays behind to look after Liam and Frankie by an 'Apprentice'-style challenge to source power for the City Hotel.

Note: Guest Appearance of Doomsday Dora
5 "The Funfair" Alison Hume 21 February 2011 (2011-02-21)

Jordan, Holly and Ami take being kids way too far, and nearly kill themselves on a runaway waltzer, until Muna (a child caught between the parallel worlds) comes to the rescue. The lack of grid power has led to the failure of the national water supply. Fresh water becomes the latest challenge for the Ranchers, and Frankie goes native in her attempts to find and save the precious resource.

Note: Guest Appearance of Muna and Doomsday Dora

Note: Callum is absent for this episode
6 "The Big Freeze" Debbie Moon 22 February 2011 (2011-02-22)

A postcode given to Reese via Psychic Sarah at the fairground leads the Questers to a simulator where scientists were trained how to run the Sparticle Project. Ami, Jordan and Holly get trapped in the room with the prototype collider's super-cooling systems running and the temperature plummeting towards absolute zero. At the City Hotel, a fox has been at the chickens and the children decide to trap it. This is very tricky, but when they finally track down the animal and are set to destroy it, they decide on a better course of action.

Note: Callum is absent for this episode
7 "The Water Rats" Alison Hume 23 February 2011 (2011-02-23)

While the team are on their way to the Sparticle Project, Ami is captured in the woods by the Water Rats - a group who love life messing around on the river. The Water Rats are at war with the Menaces - and the Questers, persuaded by Ami, decide to help. Will Ami swap the seriousness of the Quest for a kid's life of fun and games? Jeffrey is keen to help out more, but his wheelchair needs more power. Tia and Jeffrey discover a satellite communication system which allows them to send a message into the ether, asking anyone out there for the batteries Jeffrey needs. They arrive back at the hotel to a package − it is from Anita at the university and it comes with a message.

Note: Callum is absent for this episode
8 "The Unsuitables" Alison Hume 24 February 2011 (2011-02-24)

The Questers are intrigued by Head Boy Jeremy and his posh boarding school. However, they are soon locked out and Jordan has left the tribe to become a true public school believer. Camped outside the school, ex-pupils Ernesto and his rebel gang recruit the Sparticles to overthrow Jeremy's regime and rescue the Unsuitables - the 'less-than-perfects' who do the dirty work for Jeremy and his cadets. The Ranchers at the City Hotel work out how to bypass the first door at the Sparticle Project. Working with Anita at the university, they come up with an ingenious solution, but now they need to get the key to the Questers out on the road.

Note: Guest Appearance of Ernesto and Anita( last appearance)
9 "The Harvest" Jonny Kurzman 28 February 2011 (2011-02-28)

The Questers on their way to the Sparticle Project discover a bucolic village run on communal principals. Reese 'sees' Muna again and with the help of Tamsin, one of the village kids, Kat figures out that the wormhole events are occurring at points where leylines intersect. Some of the Questers, however, have been caught red-handed stealing food and are made to stand trial in the children's court where the issue is whether stealing to survive is justified. Jeffrey is proud of his abundant garden, but when a few hungry girls turn up at the hotel, he finds himself at war.

Note: Guest Appearance of Muna

Note: Callum is absent in this episode
10 "The Fallout" Jonny Kurzman 1 March 2011 (2011-03-01)

The Ranchers have invited a tribe of seriously idle girls into their hotel. As they take advantage, the Ranchers are forced to fight back − but who will be turfed out of their home? Holly is anxious when she realizes the journey to the Sparticle Project is coming to its conclusion. She leaves her fellow Questers trapped in an underground nuclear bunker, but there is another force at work. A computer which thinks there has been a nuclear war competes against the ingenuity of the children in a battle of wits.

Note: Callum is absent in this episode
11 "The Hot Zone" Holly Bale from Minehead UK 2 March 2011 (2011-03-02)

The Questers discover an alarming new threat. Without the adults, and the automatic cooling systems, the world's nuclear power plants are melting down and threaten to destroy the earth. The Questers have to get a message to the adults - but how? Callum arrives to collect the key to the Sparticle Project from the Ranchers, only to discover them homeless. Tia and Jeffrey don't trust Callum after past encounters. But the key has been lost and sold, and Callum is the only hope to getting it back and to reuniting them with their friends.

Note: Guest Appearance of Fizzy.
12 "The Emergency" Megan V Jones 3 March 2011 (2011-03-03)
Ami lapses into a diabetic coma and the Questers rush him to hospital to find some insulin. Switching a generator on in the hospital may just have cost one baby his life. The kids running the hospital need fuel to run the generators to keep the babies alive. Aware of the ticking clock to get to the Project but desperate to put things right, the Questers undertake a dangerous mission as a solution. They have to distract a German shepherd dog who is guarding a yard full of petrol lorries. Meanwhile, it is Tia's fifteenth birthday. Will she be transported to join the adults in a parallel dimension?
13 "The Sparticle Project" Alison Hume 6 March 2011 (2011-03-06)

The Questers and Ranchers are reunited at Black Tor Mine where the adults were separated from the children by the machine of the Sparticle Project. But another tribe - the Mystic Moles, who are the children of the scientists working there - won't let anyone through the doors. Callum arrives with the dictaphone. The Sparticles face a series of challenges before they get to their greatest obstacle. Although they are successful reuniting the worlds, they are still unstable. Elsewhere, Reese and Holly came across a electricity leak. Reese and Muna use their powers to hold the electricity in place. But the reunitation process takes to long and destroys Muna. Reese tries to hold the electricity in place on her own, despite Holly's protest. In the control room, Kat, Sadiq and the adults watch the event while Liam, Frankie, Ami, Jordan, Jeffrey and Dora attempt to hold the Luminite in place. Kat tries to convince her dad to shut down the Sparticle Project and save Reese. The adults attempt to stop him, but he shuts down the project, saving Reese. This disrupts the realignment process and the two world split again. Doomsday Dora tells the Questers to travel to the Quantum Nexus (hinting a second series). Just before Kat's dad disappears, he gives her a code to shut down the world's nuclear power plants. Sadiq comforts her about the failed realignment. The Sparticles regroup and Liam suggests the group should journey to the Quantum Nexus and attempt to bring the adults back again.

Note: Final Appearance of Kat, Jordan and Ami.

Note: Guest Appearance of Muna, Doomsday Dora and Professor Henry Barker.

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

Episode Original title Written By Original airdate
1 "The Stone Head" Alison Hume 11 February 2013 (2013-02-11)

After a year of searching for the Quantum Nexus, most of the tribe has split up. Jordan and Ami have gone to France, Kat is sorting out the nuclear power plants but everyone else reunites when they realize the key from Doomsday Dora fits into a stone head. But the head is in a stadium owned by Fizzy and there is also the matter that there is a traitor within their tribe. Reese is captured and the dims threaten to feed her to the lion if the Sparticles lose the fight. The lion is revealed to be a hoax and Holly is revealed to be the traitor, accepting a bag of Fizzys for doing a job for Fizzy. She vows to find the Quantum Nexus first and destroy it to determine the adults never return. She and Serena take off and the Sparticles take the Stone Head back to the Spartivan and set off on a race to the Quantum Nexus.

Note: First Appearance of Serena and Fury and first main appearance of Fizzy.
2 "The Decoder" Joe Williams 12 February 2013 (2013-02-12)

The Sparticles and Holly and Serena arrive at the museum where the stone head belongs and plan to decode the message on the Stone Head, but the Sparticles get caught up in a plan with another tribe, the Featherheads to raid the museum in order to get gold to melt down to turn into Fizzys to use to buy fuel. Holly and Serena break into the museum and use the decoder to translate the message on the Stone Head, which was written on a piece of paper that they stole from Reese. While Jeffery and a member of the Featherhead work on a machine turning waste into fuel, the remaining Featherheads rob the gold from the museum, including the Decoder. Reese attempts to get it back but is caught in the diggers bucket and is nearly killed. The Sparticles chase the digger down the road but it gets stuck and Reese drops the Decoder. The digger destroys the Decoder and Rocky drops the bucket and lets Reese out. Before they leave, Reese reveals that before it was destroyed, she saw the message decoded. They leave, and Rocky's brother finds a note stating that he has stowed away with the Sparticles to get their mum back.

Note: First Appearance of Rocky.

Note: Fizzy and Fury are absent in this episode.
3 "The White Horse" Dan Berlinka 13 February 2013 (2013-02-13)

The Sparticles and Holly and Serena bump into a circus tribe while searching for the white horse. For Serena, will it be a happy reunion with her sister?

Note Tia, Callum and Fizzy are absent in this episode.
4 "The Peace City" Alison Hume 14 February 2013 (2013-02-14)

The Sparticles, Holly and Serena all go to Peace City on their way to the River Artos. As Reese is being pulled through as she tells Sadiq, "Peace City might be the Quantum Nexus." Holly and Serena lose the sword (which is taken by Rocky in disguise). Fizzy puts up wanted posters for the Sparticles. Reese meets another person who has special powers named Huen. Tensions rise as Ernesto and Callum arrive. As Holly and Serena exit, Holly spots the sword and shows Serena it hadn't dissolved in the acid bath. She grabs it and they decide to head off for Water Mint Mill.

Note: First Appearance of Huen and guest appearance of Ernesto.
5 "The Creature" Alison Hume 15 February 2013 (2013-02-15)

The Sparticles travel to an abandoned mill where a supposed creature has been eating children. There, Tia and Jeffrey's relationship comes under strain and Rocky shows his true colors as he snatches the necklace Tia gave to Jeffery and throws it in the River blaming Jeffery for the incident. The Sparticles get their next clue, which leads them closer to the Quantum Nexus.

Note: Callum, Fizzy and Fury are absent in this episode.
6 "The Sword and the Stone" Dan Berlinka 18 February 2013 (2013-02-18)

The Sparticles find the stone which opens the Quantum Nexus but Jeffrey gets poisoned by itcyflax flower so therefore the Sparticles go to a castle to get a treatment but Holly messed up their car so Holly and Serena have to give them a ride to a castle that has the cure but the Sparticles and Holly and Serena soon get caught up in duels when they lose their sword.

Note: Final Appearance of Huen.

Note: Fizzy and Fury are absent in this episode.
7 "The Traders" Joe Williams 19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)

A tribe of Traders lock up the Sparticles and accuse them of stealing their shipment which was to be given to Fizzy. They soon discover that the shipment was chocolate and that Fizzy is going to make an army using these. Serena and Holly are then captured and put into a room as the Traders thought they were Sparticles. After an escape planned by Frankie, Liam and Reese, they tried to rescue the others but were unfortunately captured again but Frankie and Liam escaped and found the balaclava and shipment and they discover that it's Skinny as he was 'sick' of taking orders from his boss. He is then arrested by Callum for breaking one of the rules but soon freed to help the Sparticles. Rocky stayed behind to help the Sparticles rather than Callum. Fizzy turns up and the chocolate is melted and Rocky tells to stay off the Quantum Nexus and the Sparticles to get chocolate and biscuits and it was agreed except of Fizzy who was frustrated. The Sparticles get the treasures back and are going to try and find the Stone of Artos.

Note: Final Appearance of Rocky.
8 "The Stone of Artos" Alison Hume 20 February 2013 (2013-02-20)

The Treasure Hunt is coming together with the discovery of another vital clue in the race to the Quantum Nexus, but the return of Ernesto leads to questions - exactly whose side is the Rebel on? Later on, Reese sees Muna and it is revealed that Muna came back in limbo at the Sparticle Mystery. Muna also tells Reese that it is dangerous to realign the 2 worlds as there are many more dimensions that could destroy them. Later on, it is discovered that Sadiq tells the other Sparticles that Serena is a double agent.

Note: First main appearance of Ernesto and guest appearance of Muna

Note: Final Appearance of Fury.
9 "The Silver Forest" Alison Hume 21 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
A trail is laid for the Treasure Hunt, but the two competing teams start falling apart. Loyalties become strained and old rivals become new friends. Holly understood the last letter of the last episode and is teamed up with Serena. Holly soon discovers that Serena is on the Sparticles side rather than hers. Holly leaves her hurt by the riverside (Serena was hurt after a cut from the sword) and teams up with Ernesto and Fizzy and is soon joined by Reese to destroy the Quantum Nexus.They now make a group called The Freedom 4. The Sparticles soon find Serena using the tennis balls to guide them and discover the others are already ahead in the Quantum Nexus. Jeffrey stays behind to help Serena and the others go ahead and discover the Quantum Nexus. Callum stays behind for Jeffrey and Serena.
10 "The Quantum Nexus" Alison Hume 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)

The Sparticles reach the Quantum Nexus at last and the race is on to see if they can bring back the adults or stay in the world of Emperor Fizzy for ever. A curious old friend looks set to help. Dora had set up a hologram version of her self called 'HoloDora', whom she believes to be Dora's daughter and when the children are detected by 'HoloDora', she change to help them to bring back the dimension with the parents. Reese attempts to modify the magnetics of the Quantum Nexus in order to damage the machine due to her worries of connect the wrong dimensions. Reese fails to do this, as she does not know the two dimensions are connected. The wrong dimension is set to come to Earth, which results in the adults - now teenagers - arriving.

Note: Final Appearance of Callum, Tia, Jeffery, Liam.

Note: Guest Appearance of HoloDora and Muna( last appearance)

Series 3 (2015)[edit]

Episode Original title Written By Original airdate
1 "The Neuroscrambler [6]" TBA 5 January 2015 (2015-01-05)

After bringing the teenage versions of their parents to their dimension, the remaining Sparticles are locked up by the monstrous Queen Kylie. During a rescue mission, Reese teams up another sensitive named Aris, and they manage to send one of the teen parents home and escape with Holly's teen mother Kim. While heading to the resistance HQ, Reese created a plan to send Kylie home so the Sparticles head back to the Citadel to rescue Aris.

Note: First Appearance of Aris, Kim, Queen Kylie, Dora, Erimon and Bryan.
2 "The Bounty Hunters [6]" TBA 12 January 2015 (2015-01-12)

Dora's Neuroscrambler machine goes wrong, causing Aris to lose his memory. Meanwhile, a resistance member Jenna snitches on the Sparticles via a Truthline and joins the bounty hunters Fizzy and Bryan. They kidnap Frankie while she's away from the others but Ernesto leads them to an abandoned factory, where the Sparticles manage to rescue Frankie and slow down the bounty hunters but also manage to get Ernesto fired from the resistance. Meanwhile, Dora helps Aris escape after wiping his memory and Kim discovers she is Holly's teen Mother.

Note: First Appearance of Rat and Jenna.
3 "The Trading Post" TBA 19 January 2015 (2015-01-19)

The Sparticles, on the run from the Bounty Hunters, stop in at a trading post only to find a layline and another sensitive. Sadiq, Holly, Frankie and Kim are locked up while looking for the boy, Orion, but are soon rescued by Reese and Aris before the Bounty Hunters find them. Orion shows Reese and Aris a book which relates to their dreams and the laylines. After Serena gets Ernesto accidentally tied up and turned into a trap, the rest of the Sparticles are trapped but are rescued by Orion who sends Jenna home, taking Fizzy and Bryan's relationship down a notch. The Sparticles escape but leave Orion and his friend behind to be mind-wiped.

Note: First Appearance of Orion and last appearance of Jenna.

Note: Rat is absent in this episode.
4 "The Comet" TBA 26 January 2015 (2015-01-26)

Reese uses her 'powers' and the help of Holodora to work out the secret to ridding the world of Queen Kylie and the Teen Parents. Reese finds out that the 'Red Dragon' comet is going to pass by in September and that it's made of luminite. Meanwhile, Ernesto and Serena are attempting to earn Rat's trust again by going through rather straining military exercises, Fizzy and Bryan make a breakthrough with finding the Sparticles and Dora finds out how to get Orion to connect with Reese.

Note:First regular appearance of Holo Dora (voice only.)

Note:Guest appearance of Yarah
5 "The Teen Father" TBA 2 February 2015 (2015-02-02)

Ernesto and Serena join forces with the resistance to infiltrate the Citadel and attempt to rescue Orion, but are actually on a rescue mission for the toys Kylie locked away. At the resistance HQ, the two meet Rat's child - which will eventually grow up to be Ernesto! Meanwhile, Kylie is impatient to learn the Sparticles plan, she has Dora trick Orian to connect to Reese and she accidentally tipping them off about the Resistance's plan and their own.

Note: Final Appearance of Rat.

Note: HoloDora is absent in this episode.
6 "The Wild Things" TBA 9 February 2015 (2015-02-09)

When Frankie's rabbit goes missing, the Sparticles find themselves locked up by a 'friend' of Kylie's named Lady Lucy. Frankie escapes and befriends her servant Robyn, who reveals that she is the real Lady Lucy and the imposter stole her identity. Serena and Ernesto arrive at the forest in time to rescue everyone and discover the real Lady Lucy is a sensitive. Meanwhile at the Citadel, Kylie wipes Orion's mind and discovers the Sparticle's plan. Orion explains the plan about the "special places" Reese spoke about to be several points across the country mirroring the Orion consolation where the sensitives are going to stand.

Note: Fizzy, Bryan and HoloDora are absent in this episode

Note: Guest appearance of Lady Lucy and Robyn.
7 "The Zone" TBA 16 February 2015 (2015-02-16)

The Sparticles head to a 'Quantum Anomaly' known as 'The Zone' to visit a sensitive with healing powers so he can make Holly recover from a mysterious illness. The sensitive, known as Jason, reveals that Holly is pregnant and in perfect health, much to Ernesto's shock and delight. Meanwhile the bounty hunters chase Reese and Aris into a Quantum Fracture where the two find themselves in the adult dimension, and manage to download HoloDora onto a tablet and return home to continue on with the mission.

Note: Queen Kylie, Orion, Dora and Erimon are absent in this episode.

Note: Guest Appearance of Jason and Jethro
8 "The Fisher Girls" TBA 23 February 2015 (2015-02-23)

Queen Boudicca's daughter wants to help the Sparticles fight against Queen Kylie but she urgently needs to return to her own dimension to fight the Romans. Serena, Reese and HoloDora send Bua home, to Sadiq's dismay, of losing their fifth sensitive, ad to Aris' annoyance that Reese did not allow him to help send Bua home. Serena and Ernesto take Fizzy and Byran's jeep (which the Fisher tribe stole the keys for) and part ways which they go to the citadel to rescue Orion, while Sadiq and the others search for the sixth sensitive.

Note: Erimon is absent in this episode.

Note: Guest Appearance of Bua.

Note: Frankie give her rabbit, Roger, to the Fisher Tribe making it his final appearance
9 "The Raid" TBA 2 March 2015 (2015-03-02)

Ernesto and Serena stage a daring raid on Kylie's Citadel, where Dora's discoveries have assisted Queen Kylie in her plans for world domination.

Note: Sadiq, Reece, Holly, Frankie, Aris and Kim are absent in this episode. This is the first episode in the entire series in which Sadiq, Reece and Frankie do not appear.
10 "The Haunting" TBA 9 March 2015 (2015-03-09)
In a haunted house where a ghost buster is busy disproving the existence of a ghost, why are the Sparticles disappearing one by one?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sparticles Productions
  2. ^ "NEW BLOG! ALISON HUME \ The Sparticle Mystery interview". script-consultant.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2014. We had the license fee plus a bit more from our distributor Cake – about three million pounds. 
  3. ^ "'The Sparticle Mystery, CBBC'". broadcastnow.co.uk. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Sparticle Mystery Series 2 Reaches 2 Million iPlayer Views". facebook.com. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ ScreenTerrier: CBBC returning series
  6. ^ a b The Sparticle Mystery Series 3 Episode 1.

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