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Basil Brush opens new Swap Shop

Entertainment Rights character to star in brand new live series on Saturday mornings.
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The BBC has commissioned a brand new series of Basil's Swap Shop, which will air live in the key Saturday morning slot from January 5th.

The agreement between the BBC and The Foundation - which is part of the RDF Media Group - builds on the success of the sixth series of The Basil Brush Show which aired this autumn on CBBC and BBC1.

The new studio-based live entertainment show, a revival of the classic Noel Edmonds 1970s Multi-coloured Swap Shop, will be hosted by Basil Brush alongside Barney Harwood, best known for CBBC's Prank Patrol.

The Swap Shop formula has been given a makeover for the 21st century, with a mix of interactive and comedy-based entertainment, jokes, sketches, music and games. Children will be able to play along live and online.

From December 26th, the Swap Shop will be open at bbc.co.uk/cbbc where children will be able to leave details of their swap and have the chance to be featured on the show.

Anne Gilchrist, creative director of CBBC, said: "Basil Brush is a well known and loved household name to CBBC viewers and is the ideal candidate to bring Swap Shop to a whole new generation of children.

"The digital element will enhance children's viewing experience as it not only allows kids to watch but to participate in the show first hand."


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