Dick and Dom

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Dick and Dom
Medium Television (children's entertainment)
Years active 2000s–present
Members Richard McCourt
Dominic Wood

Dick and Dom are a comedy double act consisting of the presenters Richard "Dick" McCourt and Dominic Wood. They are primarily known for presenting Children's BBC in the 1990s, before moving onto the double BAFTA Award winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, a children's entertainment show that was live during weekend mornings on BBC One, CBBC and later BBC Two. The show ran for five series between 2002 and 2006.

From October 2007 to September 2008, they presented The Sunday Morning Show on BBC Radio 1 from 10:00am to 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 during 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 and Da Dick and Dom Dairies (the best of Da Bungalow).

In early 2011, they presented new shows on CBBC: Dick and Dom's Funny Business and Dick and Dom Go Wild, a nature series.[2] They also began hosting the UK version of Splatalot! on CBBC and made their first film appearances in 'Horrid Henry: The Movie', as hosts for the fictional 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 in which it sees them host their own travelling funfair with games, acts, performers and celebrity appearances. The show had a positive reaction, however in December 2012, it was reported that Ofcom was to investigate the programme after two competitors were seen vomiting 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 the modern world. Each show was dedicated to one genius (starting with Archimedes) and the duo also attempted to recreate their works. A special series titled APPsolute Genius, which focused on video games, aired in 2015. In 2016 Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom was renewed for a fifth series with filming starting in June 2016.

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]

From December 2013 to January 2014, Dick and Dom played the roles of King Arthur and Patsy in the West End revival of Spamalot.[7]

In November 2014, 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]

Butlins tour/ Dick vs Dom tour[edit]

Dick vs Dom (Also known as Dick and Dom LIVE) is a live 60 minute (shorter on U.K tours) stage show that has been on tour since 2013 round all three Butlins. Dick and Dom have visited all three Butlins camps every half term and in the summer holidays with their game show Dick vs Dom, a stage show much like Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, with games in which contestants can win prizes.

They brought Dick Vs Dom to the 2015 BST Hyde Park Festival, they had five 20 minute slots where they did a smaller vision of Dick Vs Dom before introducing the next act onto the stage. The duo have a regular slot at Camp Bestival, where they do Dick vs Dom performing though out the day, however they didn't return to Butlins in 2015 due to Stephen Mulhern touring butlins holiday camps that year. Dick and Dom and Stephen take it in turns touring Butlins holiday camps. On 5 September 2015 Dick vs Dom was due to be at the G Live, Guildford however due to filming commitments this event had to be cancelled.[10]

In 2016 Dick and Dom returned with Dick vs Dom they brought new games to the tour and a new daytime activity event. On 30 May 2016 Dick and Dom took Dick Vs Dom Live to The Geronimo Festival.[11] They also brought Dick Vs Dom to Ampthill Gala Day on July 3 2016.[12] Dick and Dom will be retuning to Camp Bestival 2016 with Dick Vs Dom[13] They will also be taking Dick Vs Dom to the Gloworm Festival 2016 on 20 & 21 August[14] They will also take Dick vs Dom to The Big Feastival in August 2016.

Tour overview[edit]

NOTES:

  • Writing in Red indicates the tour was cancelled
  • Writing in Orange indicates upcoming tour
  • Writing in Green indicates Currently touring
  • Writing in Black indicates the tour has ended
Tours Number of shows Opening Date Closing Date
Butlins 2013 19 February 2013 October 2013
Butlins 2014 19 February 2014 October 2014
Camp Bestival 2015 4 30 July 2015 2 August 2015
BST Hyde Park Festival 2015 5 28 June 2015
G Live, Guildford 20151 1 5 September 2015
Butlins 2016 19 8 April 2016 28 October 2016
The Geronimo Festival 2016 1 30 May 2016
Ampthill Gala Day 2016 1 3 July 2016
Camp Bestival 2016 4 28 July 2016 31 July 2016
Gloworm Festival 2016 2 20 August 2016 21 August 2016
Big Festival 2016 3 26 August 2016 28 August 2016

^1 DUE TO FILMING COMMITMENTS THE DICK VS DOM SHOW HAD TO BE CANCEL. [15]

Games/ Items[edit]

Title Points Description Year
My Bogies Lie Over the Ocean 1 point Song with hand and arm actions for the whole audience to take part in 2013–present
Fresh Punch 1 Point One dad from each team play this game on stage 2015–present
Dick and Dom's Crowd Surfing 1 Point Two life-sized dolls are thrown out into the audience - one for each team - which then has to be passed to the rear of the room and back again before theother team does the same thing. In 2013, blow-up bananas were used instead 2013–present
Bag Lady 1 Point One mum from each teamplays this game on stage. Each mum has an oversized bag place over them and is wearing boxing gloves; the first one to break free in the time limit of 60 seconds wins 2015–present
Joke book 1 point Dick and Dom sit down on the stage where they begin to teach new words to the audience which leads into a song about words they've made up 2015–present
Musical Splatues 1 point Six children join Dick and Dom on stage to play a game much like musical statues but, when the music stops, the first person caught moving will receive a pie in the face and sent out. Usually, a pie fight ensues between the final three contestants, under the ruling that Dick and Dom 'can't figure out who will win'. 2013–present
End of Show Song and Dance N/A Dick and Dom squirt water guns into the audience and play the 'Nellie the Elephant Song' 2013–present
Bean Eating 1 point One father and son from each team go on stage to play this game. The aim of the game is to eat as many baked beans as they can within 30 seconds 2013
Mask of Sorrow Prize In this game, Dick and Dom get one dad up from each team and proceed to ask the father multiple questions. The dad is wearing a mask hiding their mouth and Dick and Dom answer their own questions for him is a humorous voice[16] 2013, 2016–present

Dick and Dom's Practical Joke Academy (2016—)[edit]

A new addition to the Dick vs Dom tour (Exclusive to Butlins only) is the Dick and Dom Practical Joke Academy.[17]

The Academy will include a practical joke to take home as well as an opportunity to meet Dick and Dom and have a photo opportunity with them

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