Hacker T. Dog

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Hacker T. Dog
HackerTDog.jpg
Hacker on CBBC.
Born Hacker the Dog
(2005-10-27) 27 October 2005 (age 8)
Wigan
Nationality English
Occupation Presenter
Years active 2009—Present
Employer BBC / CBBC, CBeebies (guest appearance)
Television Hacker Time (2011—13) (Hiatus)
Scoop (2010—)
Family Dodge T Dog (half-brother)
Mrs. T Dog (Mother)
Website
Website

Hacker T. Dog otherwise known as Hacker the Dog (born 27 October 2005) is one of the presenters of British children's television service CBBC.[1] He is a puppet dog from Wigan.[2] and is the half brother of Dodge T. Dog. They started on weekends in May 2009, and did weekdays from July 2009.[3] Both puppets are modelled on the Border Terrier breed of dogs. Hacker is normally portrayed as being in the CBBC Office with his best friend Iain Stirling and other presenters such as Chris Johnson. He also has his own show called Hacker Time and also stars in Scoop alongside Shaun Williamson with Iain Stirling as Digby Digworth and newspaper boy respectively. More recently, Hacker appeared as the titular character in Tracy Barker Returns, a special series broadcast before Tracy Beaker shows. It starred Hacker as Tracy Barker, a checkout girl. It parodies Tracy Beaker series.[4] Hacker has made a few guest appearances on CBeebies mainly during the Christmas period.

Personal life[edit]

Hacker is very fond of TV presenter Sue Barker and mentions her often in the CBBC Office.[5][6] In 2009 Hacker was the mascot for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship.[7][8][9][10]

Phil Fletcher[edit]

Phil Fletcher is a four time BAFTA Award nominated British puppeteer and puppet maker. Phil is Hacker’s puppeteer. He has puppeteered him since 2009, when Hacker first began presenting. Before then he was operated by Andy Heath. Before Hacker appeared on CBBC, Fletcher made puppets for CBBC presentations and shows, including Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions and Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho. Hacker the Dog, Dodge, Dunceton the Brain and Oucho the Cactus are all puppets designed and built by Neil Sterenberg. Fletcher is also the founder of comedy puppet show company, The Gluvets, where he is assisted by Carl Chadd. The puppet shows tour around the UK at parties, festivals and other events.

Discography[edit]

Music Singles
Year Title
2012 Moves Like Hacker T

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards Database - The BAFTA site". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wigan News :: wiganworld". 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "CBBC - CBBC Stars". BBC. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  4. ^ "BBC - CBBC - Hacker Time". 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "BBC Sport - Hacker's The Dog's Wimbledon quest". London: BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "BBC SPORT | Tennis | On the hunt for Sue Barker". BBC News (London: BBC). Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wimbledon japes from CBBC's Hacker the dog - Liverpool Daily Post". 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "BBC Sport - Tennis - Hacker & Dodge come to Wimbledon". London: BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "BBC Sport - Tennis - Wimbledon day 11 as it happened". BBC News (London: BBC). Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Today at Wimbledon - Dave Cheeseman | Cameraman & Picture Editor". davecheeseman.com. 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.