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Even Baddies Wear Helmets

A podcast about children's TV and the grown-ups who make it happen.

Kids' telly is jam-packed with some of the brightest ideas in the business. But how does it actually make its way onto our screens? Join Billie Collins as she deep-dives into the weird and wonderful world of children's t
7/5/2021

Stabilisers: Directing Animation with Ed Foster

Season 1.5, Ep. 1
Welcome back to Even Baddies Wear Helmets! The podcast all about kids telly, and the wonderful grown-ups who make it happen.Before we crack on with a full second series, we’re releasing a couple of bonus episodes! We’re calling this mini-series “Stabilisers.” Think of it as the gateway between the Series 1 tricycle and the Series 2 big-kid bike.So! Our first bonus ep is all about DIRECTING ANIMATION. Animation directors oversee the whole kit and caboodle of their shows. From the seedling idea to the signed off series, they have a lot of plates to spin.Our guest is Ed Foster. Ed is an NFTS graduate known for his work on preschool animation Little Princess (Channel 5), and for being the creator and director of The Rubbish World of Dave Spud (CITV).The Rubbish World of Dave Spud follows the eponymous Dave alongside his loving family and misfit mates, as they get into all sorts of scrapes and mishaps in Grimsby. The voice cast features the likes of Johnny Vegas, Gina Yashere and Jane Horrocks, and the show is soundtracked by Basement Jaxx.It’s a joy to be back, and if you enjoy the episode, we’d be chuffed if you could give it a share and tell your mates! THE TEAMHosted by Billie Collins Website: https://billiecollins.co.uk Twitter: @_BillieCollins Produced by Clodagh Chapman Website: https://clodaghchapman.co.uk Twitter/Insta: @CloChpmn Music by Finlay Stafford Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finlaystafford/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finlaystafford Logo designed by Lucy Tiller Insta: @lucyjaneillustrates Twitter: @lucyjtiller For more content, go to evenbaddieswearhelmets.co.uk or follow us on our socials at @EvenBaddiesPod.
4/5/2021

Episode 8: Sitcom with Anthony Q. Farrell

Season 1, Ep. 8
The time has come... Episode 8 is here - the FINAL episode of series 1 of Even Baddies Wear Helmets, the podcast all about children’s TV and the big kids who make it happen. And we’re going out with a bang!This episode is all about SITCOM - writing the funnies, the antics, the gaffs and the mishaps. Our guest is the marvellous Anthony Q. Farrell, whose CV boasts an impressive range of credits, from The Office to Nickelodeon’s Thundermans. Anthony is the creator and showrunner of The Secret Life of Boys, an original sitcom produced by Zodiak Kids for CBBC and ABC (Australia). The series follows a young Australian girl, Ginger, who goes to the UK to spend the summer with her cousins - a group of unruly, messy and loveable boys. The first series aired in 2015, and the fifth and final series in January 2021. Anthony is also showrunner on two upcoming interlinked sitcoms - The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker (marblemedia and Beachwood Canyon Productions.)In our series finale, we talk about family and the challenges of showrunning two series at once, and ask the all-important question: What Would Kermit Do?THE TEAMHosted by Billie Collins Website: https://billiecollins.co.uk Twitter: @_BillieCollins Produced by Clodagh Chapman Website: https://clodaghchapman.co.uk Twitter/Insta: @CloChpmn Music by Finlay Stafford Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finlaystafford/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finlaystafford Logo designed by Lucy Tiller Insta: @lucyjaneillustrates Twitter: @lucyjtiller For more content, go to evenbaddieswearhelmets.co.uk or follow us on our socials at @EvenBaddiesPod.
3/29/2021

Episode 7: Teen Drama with Holly Phillips

Season 1, Ep. 7
It’s here - the penultimate episode of series 1! And it’s all about the awkward years - from first crushes to volcanic fall-outs, we’re talking TEEN DRAMA.The teen audience can be one of the hardest to get right - how do you stay relevant without being cringeworthy? How do you handle issues sensitively without patronising anyone? We’re here to find out.Our guest this week is Holly Phillips. Holly is best known for creating and showrunning the teen series Get Even for BBC iPlayer and Netflix. Based on the novels by Gretchen McNeil, it follows a group of teenage girls at an elite private school who band together to get revenge on bullies. But things take a turn for the worse when they are accused of murdering one of their previous targets…Holly is also lead writer and creator of The Athena for Sky, and has written for teen shows such as Dance Academy 2, Nearly Famous (E4) and Sugar Rush (Channel 4). Her children’s credits include So Awkward, Millie Inbetween and 4 O’Clock Club (all CBBC).In this episode, we talk about first times, thrillers, and Dawson’s Creek. Strap in, the teens have arrived! THE TEAM Hosted by Billie Collins Website: https://billiecollins.co.uk Twitter: @_BillieCollins Produced by Clodagh Chapman Website: https://clodaghchapman.co.uk Twitter/Insta: @CloChpmn Music by Finlay Stafford Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finlaystafford/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finlaystafford Logo designed by Lucy Tiller Insta: @lucyjaneillustrates Twitter: @lucyjtiller For more content, go to evenbaddieswearhelmets.co.uk or follow us on our socials at @EvenBaddiesPod.