The Sorcerer's Apprentice (TV series)

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Genre Children's
Presented by

Barney Harwood

Ortis Deley
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 31
Executive producer(s) Barney Harwood
Production company(s) Twenty Twenty
Original network CBBC
Original release 2007 – 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a children's television programme that aired on BBC One. It was hosted by Barney Harwood,[1] and saw 14 lucky scholars picked from auditions taking place across the UK. The successful applicants were then taken to magic school, where they were given 18 days of training by professional magicians. The programme ran for 21 episodes in July 2007.[2] It was broadcast to co-ordinate with the release of the final Harry Potter book, and the fifth film.

The Sorcerer was Max Somerset, and the two teachers were Sophie Evans and Tariq Knight. David Penn was a regular on The Sorcerer's Apprentice Extra, a follow-up programme broadcast the following day on BBC Two. He also starred in the second series.

Series 2, which had a completely new look and followed 12 new children, started filming in August 2008 and began broadcasting on 25 January 2009 on BBC Two. Max Somerset returned as the Sorcerer along with the magic teachers Tariq Knight aka Mr Knight and Sophie Evans aka Miss Evans. Ortis Deley hosted for this 10 part series. Series 3 also finished filming in 2008.

Series 3 finished filming in 2008 and last aired in 2010.


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