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|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Original release||c. 2005|
Razzledazzle is a BBC television programme for children that airs on the BBC's CBeebies channel. It is an educational show that features Razzledazzle, a little orange CGI character with floppy ears and big eyes, voiced by Bethen Marlow.
The programme is designed to get the viewer to focus upon sound, and, by sliding down magical slides, Razzledazzle visits 4 areas, "Rhyme Time", "Chit Chat", "Bish Bash Bosh!" and "Once Upon a Tale".
"Rhyme Time", presented by Sarah Hope, invites the viewer to recognise an everyday sound, which is then set to a poem and often repeated, allowing for interaction. "Chit Chat" features children involved in activities with their relations, focussing on natural communication skills. "Bish Bash Bosh" involves children acting out simple rhymes which are easily memorable, accentuating rhythm, syllables and rhyme. "Once Upon a Tale", presented alternately by Mina Anwar and Patrick "Wink" Lynch, is designed to create stories using predictive and repeated elements, widening the viewer's vocabulary and allowing for plenty of physicalisation of the narrative.
At the end of the programme, Razzledazzzle and the other presenters perform "The Not So Long Song", composed by Ben Lee Delisle.
Each episode is 20 minutes long, and 10 eps at a time are occasionally aired for approximately four hours during the early morning within the BBC Education slot.
There is a deliberate use of repetition of some of the elements, allowing the viewer to join in with the activities.
There are 20 episodes in the series, aired on BBC2, CBeebies and within BBC Schools' output.
- Royal Television Society Educational Television Awards 2005
- Awarded Best Schools Programme - 0-5 Years (for the episode Drip Drop and Kitty)
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