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Alien Invasion

Synopsis
BBC television sitcom for children. In this episode Dani is understudying the part of a witch in Macbeth: The Musical, which means her friends Jack and Sam get the job of ensuring little brother Max does not cause chaos. Dani’s most loyal viewers, the aliens Zang and Zark, have got bored of never getting to meet their heroine and her pals and have decided to teleport down to Earth, where they soon find themselves embroiled in Max’s scheme to win the 10,000 pound reward from the UFO Society.
Series
Dani’s House
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
18 Dec 2009 (Channel: CBBC)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
Des McCarthy
Producer
Jemma Rodgers
Writer
Paul Rose (2)
Cast
Dani HarmerDani (Witch)
Dani HarmerZark
Darragh MortellJack
Harry CulverhouseCo-ordinator Zang
Ian H. WatkinsWitch
James GandhiBen
Jerome DaviesOliver
Klariza ClaytonSam
Sebastian ApplewhiteMax

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
children’s television; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
More information on the series and a list of episodes can be found on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dani’s_House (accessed 1/2009)
General
Surreal sitcom on BBC’s digital children television channel (CBBC) about aspiring actress and musician Dani Harmer who is forever being left in charge of her annoying younger brother Max and his none-too-bright friend Ben. All this is being avidly watched by aliens Zang and Zark,who are hooked on Dani’s show as if it were something from another world.
History
Series 2, Episode 11
The sitcom first aired on BBC1 on 26 September 2008
Awards
UK BAFTA Award nominated
Reviews
Source: CBBC Programme information at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ph91v (accessed 1/2010)

Production Company

Name

The Foundation

Sponsor

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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