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Thursday 29 February 2024

New Adventures Await: The Famous Five Returns with Thrilling Episodes

Prepare for excitement and mystery as CBBC's beloved series, The Famous Five, makes a triumphant return in 2024 with two brand new action-packed episodes. Building on the success of its 2023 debut, this reimagining of Enid Blyton's timeless tales promises to captivate audiences once again with daring exploits and riveting mysteries.

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Crafted by the visionary minds of Nicolas Winding Refn (byNWR) and Matthew Read (Moonage Pictures), the upcoming feature-length episodes, each spanning 90 minutes, will plunge viewers into a world of adventure like never before.

Reprising their roles as Aunt Fanny and Uncle Quentin are the talented Ann Akinjirin (Moon Knight) and James Lance (Ted Lasso), alongside new additions Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) and Nora Arnezeder (Army of the Dead) in episode two. The ensemble cast also features rising stars Elliott Rose, Kit Rakusen, Flora Jacoby Richardson, and Diaana Babnicova, accompanied by Kip, the Bearded Collie Cross, in the role of the beloved Timmy the dog.

In episode two, "Peril On The Night Train," viewers will be swept into a cross-country thriller involving Uncle Quentin's groundbreaking invention, the 'Algebra Engine.' With the looming threat of war and the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, the race is on to safeguard this vital technology from falling into enemy hands.

Episode three, "The Eye Of The Sunrise," introduces new faces to the fray, including Jason Flemyng (Snatch) as the enigmatic circus magician, the Great Supremo, and Art Malik (True Lies) as the distinguished Sir Lincoln Aubrey.

Patricia Hildago, Director of BBC Children's and Education, expresses her anticipation for the continuation of this beloved series, highlighting its ability to bring families together and ignite the imaginations of viewers young and old alike.

Commissioned by Sarah Muller, Senior Head of BBC Children's Commissioning 7+, and with Amy Buscombe as the Commissioning Editor, The Famous Five boasts an impressive lineup of executive producers and creators, including Nicolas Winding Refn, Matthew Read, and more.

With episode one already captivating audiences on BBC iPlayer, the anticipation for the upcoming installments is palpable. Episode two is set to premiere on BBC One soon, followed by episode three later in 2024. With international distribution secured and audiences around the globe eagerly awaiting their next adventure with Julian, Dick, Anne, George, and Timmy, The Famous Five continues to reignite the spirit of adventure for generations to come.

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