the BBC animation: 2D
52 x 13 minutes
Super secret agents Victor Volt and Anita
Knight take on evil in all its dastardly
forms in this high-kicking, karate-chopping, gadget-busting,
series from Collingwood O'Hare. Victor and
Anita work for U.Z.Z., an underground
organisation run by possibly-mad scientist
Professor Professor and an operations
chief whose name really is Changed Daily.
Together they must thwart the
twisted machinations of T.H.E.M., a loose
conglomerate of bad guys and
ne-erdowells lead by bad girl extraordinaire, Doctor
Doctor. Evil takes
on inumerable guises, from bogie balls to
Commando Babies but somehow
some way, they'll be stopped in their tracks
by our heroes, just in the
nick of time...
"The Secret Show" takes its cue
from those classic ITC spy series of the
sixties. It's "Mission:Impossible"
meets "Austen Powers", "Danger Man" and
"The Avengers" and a bit of
"Monty Python" to boot. The show is positively
overflowing with enthusiasm, effervescent
humour, enraged enemies, and
fluffy pink bunny rabbits. It also features
some super secret voices
on its soundtrack, including ex-Eastender
Mike Reid as Mr Atom, Tom
Baker as Robert Baron, Felicity Kendall
as Lucy Woo and Penelope
Keith as Nana Poo-Poo.
And then there's Stephen Fry. He came
on board the pilot episode, voicing
that luckiest of bad guys Lucky Leo.
This was produced in August 2004
and used to sell the show at Cartoon
FORUM and MIPCOM. Whereupon
the BBC boarded and commissioned 52
episodes for broadcast
from Autumn 2006. Lucky
old Leo subsequently got a second bite
at the cherry, because his titular episode
was revamped to kickstart
the second series!
What a lucky fellow. And what luck for
us, because "The Secret Show"
is a karate kick up the backside for kids
Evil comes in inumerable forms. Here
are a few of them:
Doctor Doctor The diabolical leader of the Bad Guys...
The Impostors Creatures capable of replicating humans
as "hardcopy holograms"...
Martian Gravity Thieves Planetary thiecves capable of stealing
Controler of an unstoppable army of
He's hell-bent on the downfall of our
agents, thanks to a mind-bomb...
The Floaty Heads
Aliens bent on sieving the world (yes, "sieving")...
A man with a super-secret plan...
His hypno-powers are mind-bending...
A super-stomping superhero...
A super-intelligent pig...
Underground monsters who can suck your
The smallest man in the world...
A culinary villain, with grand guignol
on his mind...
2007 Children's BAFTA
- Best Animation
2007 Children's BAFTA - Interactive
(for the show's web site)
The Secret Thing Secret
Who Stole Switzerland? Super-Vic
Bogie Ball (aka Booger Ball) The
Thing That Goes Ping
Wedgie Attack! The
Trousers of Doom
Commando Babies What's
in The Box?
Bad Hair Day Return
of the Killer Toothbrush
And That's For Helsinki! Reptogator
The Ball of Spong Mr
Destination Sun When
Good Food Goes Bad
The Secret Room Flick
Alien Attack! Giant
Brain of Terror!
Mirror Mirror You're
Dr Hypno Returns Again! A
Lucky Leo The
Wobble Men from Dimension 10
Zombie Attack Mission
to Monkey Nut Island
Imposting the Impostors A
Hairy Scary World
Victor of the Future The
Monument Racers Secret
Impostor Attack! The
Z-Ray Goggles of Power
Secret Spider The
Rise of the Floaty-Heads Planet
Catch the Birdman The
It's a Hamster World The
Villain Nobody Took Seriously
The Fluffy Bunnython Secret
The series premiered on BBC1 as part of the
Saturday morning magazine show "TMi"
on 16th September 2006...
Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment Ltd
production for the BBC
created by Tony Collingwood
Collingwood, Andrea Tran
Zaslove, Lee Pressman,
Hibbert, Ken Pontac,
Segall, Ben Townsend,
Hawkins, Dave Ingham,
Beaumont & Paul Larson,
David Stafford, Paddy Granleese, Alex
Williams, Ken Segall
additional "Lucky Leo"
Daley, Christian Chessell,
prod man: David
sound des: Alex
Blazdell, Simon Lipowicz
Stephen Fry (Lucky Leo)
A BAFTA-winning promo site designed
by the folks at Complete
Control. Zap the bunnies and open
the first level of its oh-so
secret delights.... Collingwood
The official studio site for all
the info on the creators...