Strange Hill High

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Strange Hill High
Genre Animated series, Mystery fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci fi
Created by Yoshimi & Katoi
Written by
  • Josh Weinstein
  • Jason Hazeley
  • Joel Morris
  • Mark Oswin
  • James Griffiths
  • Andrew Burrell
  • Bede Blake
  • Ben Teasdale
  • Emma Kennedy
  • Reid Harrison
  • Kirstie Falkous
  • Stuart Kenworthy
Directed by Geoff Walker & Chris Tichbourne
Starring
Composer(s) Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Phil Chalk and Andrew Burrell
Running time 22 mins.
Production company(s) Factory
FremantleMedia Enterprises
CBBC
Release
Original network CBBC
Original release 8 May 2013 (2013-05-08) – 15 December 2014 (2014-12-15)
External links
Website
Production website

Strange Hill High is a children's puppet-animated series for CBBC.

Premise[edit]

Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) writes the series,[1] created using an animation technique combining puppets, Japanese vinyl toys and digital effects. Strange Hill High follows students Mitchell Tanner, Becky Butters and Templeton as they explore their extraordinary school, uncovering absurd and outrageous occurrences as they go.

The show is a co-production between CBBC, FremantleMedia and Factory.

Cast[edit]

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2013)[edit]

# Title Written by Original air date
1 "King Mitchell" Mark Oswin and James Griffiths 8 May 2013 (2013-05-08)
2 "99 Cool Things to do with a Time Machine" Ben Teasdale 15 May 2013 (2013-05-15)
3 "The Lost and Found Boy" Josh Weinstein 22 May 2013 (2013-05-22)
4 "Snoozical" Reid Harrison 29 May 2013 (2013-05-29)
5 "Big Mouth Strikes Again" Mark Oswin and James Griffiths 5 June 2013 (2013-06-05)
6 "The Most Boring Book In The World" Ben Teasdale 12 June 2013 (2013-06-12)
7 "Read All About It" Stuart Kenworthy 19 June 2013 (2013-06-19)
8 "Health & Safety" Emma Kennedy 26 June 2013 (2013-06-26)
9 "The Ghost Writers of Strange Hill High" Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris 3 July 2013 (2013-07-03)
10 "Teacher's Pets" Mark Oswin and James Griffiths 10 July 2013 (2013-07-10)
11 "Lucky Becky" Kirstie Falkous 17 July 2013 (2013-07-17)
12 "Becky vs Bocky" Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris 24 July 2013 (2013-07-24)
13 "End Of Terminator" Josh Weinstein 31 July 2013 (2013-07-31)

Series 2 (2014)[edit]

# Title Written by Original air date
1 "The Curse of the Were-Teacher" Josh Weinstein 29 April 2014 (2014-04-29)
2 "Invasion of the Templetons" Andrew Burrell 6 May 2014 (2014-05-06)
3 "The 101% Solution" Mark Oswin and James Griffiths 13 May 2014 (2014-05-13)
4 "Little School of Horrors" Bede Blake 20 May 2014 (2014-05-20)
5 "Big Templeton is Watching You!" Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris 27 May 2014 (2014-05-27)
6 "Crushing Embarrassment" Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris 3 June 2014 (2014-06-03)
7 "Mitchell Who?" Mark Oswin and James Griffiths 10 June 2014 (2014-06-10)
8 "Innercrombie" Andrew Burrell 17 June 2014 (2014-06-17)
9 "Ken Kong" Stuart Kenworthy 24 June 2014 (2014-06-24)
10 "Mitchell Junior" Emma Kennedy 1 July 2014 (2014-07-01)
11 "The MCDXX Men" Mark Oswin and James Griffiths 8 July 2014 (2014-07-08)
12 "The Snide Piper" Ben Bailey-Smith 15 July 2014 (2014-07-15)
13 "A Strange Hill Christmas" Josh Weinstein 15 December 2014 (2014-12-15)

Ratings[edit]

Episode ratings from BARB.[2]

Episode No. Airdate Viewers CBBC Weekly Ranking
1 8 May 2013 Under 244,000 Outside Top 10
2 15 May 2013 298,000 8
3 22 May 2013 360,000 3
4 29 May 2013 317,000 6
5 5 June 2013 Under 205,000 Outside Top 10
6 12 June 2013 Under 248,000 Outside Top 10
7 19 June 2013 224,000 10
8 26 June 2013 283,000 4
9 3 July 2013 Under 198,000 Outside Top 10
10 10 July 2013 294,000 2
11 17 July 2013 Under 262,000 Outside Top 10
12 24 July 2013 Under 212,000 Outside Top 10
13 31 July 2013 278,000 6

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
67th British Academy Film Awards[3] Best Animated Series Nominated
Kidscreen Awards[3] Best Animated Series Won
British Academy Children's Awards[4] Animation Nominated

See also[edit]

  • Grange Hill – unrelated 1978–2008 British television children's drama series that also takes place at a school
  • Strange Hill – unrelated British comic strip that also takes place at a school

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein launches British TV show". BBC. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Weekly top 10 programmes - BARB". www.barb.co.uk. 
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 February 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Children's in 2014". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 23 November 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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