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 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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