Very proud to announce -Titch and Ted are Educating the Nation!

Tuesday 15th September 2015

Titch and Ted

Titch and Ted Do Maths starring the legendary clowning genius and actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson (Robbie Rotten, Lazy Town) is now on line on BBC Bitesize and been broadcast on BBC 2. Its three half hour adventure stories with heart that teach KS2 kids everything they need to know about Maths. Each episode can be divided up into 6 Bitesize chunks that can be used as teaching aids in the classroom.

As the director and co-writer I am really proud of this project and how it came out. Alongside Stefan shines the incredible talents of ten year old star of the Lion King, Ella Marshall-Pinder as Titch. We were also lucky enough to have on board great Guy Coombes who gives ad brilliantly funny and daft performance as poor Mr Pie, and marvellous musical comedy of the brilliant Vikki Stone the object of Mr Pie’s affections.

IN look, I wanted to go for a unique style of hand drawn sets with a live action cartoon feel and I think the result was great and works brilliantly with our cast’s great performances and especially with Stefan’s clowning.

OneTwoFour headed up by creative director Alex Moore brought me onboard to write and direct and the production was guided masterfully by the marvellous Exec Producer, Ryan Reddick.  Here OneTwoFour describe the project brilliantly on their website in a case study.

We are the Moment – OneTwoFour Titch and Ted Case Study

And here you can see them in all their techniclour, heart warming and educational glory on the BBC Website.

Titch and Ted Do Maths

Titch and Ted Do Geometry

Titch and Ted Do Measurements

Titch and Ted Do Fractions

 

 

 

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The Muckers – CBBC commission for Big Face TV

Monday 24th August 2015

CBBC have have commissioned BigfaceTV to devise and produce six comic songs with The Muckers (See below). This is a lovely and deserved outcome for The Muckers.
And thank you to the brilliant people at Topical for their support in taking this project on independently after a great time working for them on The Muckers pilot episode and Cheryl Taylor at CBBC who always encourages and fosters talent on all sides of the camera. Delighted and excited. These songs and videos are already shaping up to be excellent.

Click here to see The Pasty Song from The Mucker’s pilot

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Bet-monkey.com Commercials I directed for Irresistible Films

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Bet Monkey – Welcome To Bet-monkey.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqQXBrzzWkY

Bet Monkey – Boxing Betting Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTEa12CRDxQ

Bet Monkey – Slot Jockey Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olkEsfKr-rU

Bet Monkey – Football Betting Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lthXmmYdStY

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Lovely Article about my CBBC pilot “The Muckers”…

Thursday 11th December 2014

…I made through Topical Television, with four brilliant Cornish farming kids this summer.

http://thevelvetonion.com/2014/12/08/ooh-arrr-john-hopkins-tells-us-about-the-muckers/

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John joins Irresistible Films roster as Ads Director

Thursday 11th December 2014

I’ve just very successfully finished directing my first series of comedy ads for Irresistible Films. Clients and brilliant team at Irresistible all loving the films. More to come in the new year and links to ads when they are officially launched.

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The Muckers CBBC PIlot

Sunday 21st September 2014

Just finished Directing and editing a broadcast CBBC comedy pilot called The Muckers. I’m immensely proud of it. Its a kind of hybrid sketch show and ob doc comedy starring Brother and Sister Lorna Oatey, 14, Sam Oatey, 15, their Cousin Thomas Oatey 17, anther best mate Matt Rawlinson 15 who in the holiday work on their family farm and others around Cornwall. It was a joy working with them and all at the brilliant Topical Production.

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Another BBC sitcom pilot script commissioned City Trader – Toxic

Wednesday 24th October 2012

More exciting news – I’m very excited to announce I have another sitcom pilot script commissioned at the BBC – a spin off from our For the Win sketch show pilot based on the charcter of the city trader played by Thom Nelstrop – the project has a working title of “Toxic” its created by and to be written by me (john Hopkins) and the brilliant double act Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphillon.

To meet Ed the City Trader check out this clip

 

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A new sitcom script green-lit by BBC

Saturday 22nd September 2012

I’m excited to announce that Nowhere Fast, a sitcom I created and have been writing with the talented Steve Harris and Chris Banks has now been green lit by BBC VIsion Comedy for BBC Three. Its the beginning of what I hope will be a big fast fun and unforgettable comedy series starring the incredibly funny Tom Davis. I will be getting it going in-house at the BBC.

 

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MORE EWAN AND THINGY

Monday 17th September 2012

Big Face is currently in discussion to make more “Ewan and Thingys” (our hit spoof of The Long Way Round/Down for Comedy Central) Watch this space!

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