Transmission: Impossible With Ed And Oucho

Louise Gold featured as a guest-puppeteer performing Babs (the female termite), show broadcast on BBC 2 from 10am to 11:30 am on Saturdays and on CBBC from 10am to 11:30am on Sundays, from 16 May 2009. She was definitely in Episode 5 first broadcast on 30 May 2009, Episode 8 first broadcast on 7 June 2009, Episode 10 first broadcast on 14 June 2009, Episode 12 first broadcast on 21 June 2009, Episode 14 first broadcast on 28 June 2009, Episode 16 first broadcast on 5 July 2009, and, Episode 24 first broadcast on 2 August 2009. The programme is recorded at Pinewood Studios

 

Cast

Ed Petrie – plays Ed

Warrick Brownlow-Pike – puppeteers various characters including: Oucho The Cactus, The Hamster, Bob (the male termite, husband of Babs)

Louise Gold – puppeteers Babs (the female termite, wife of Bob)

 

Production Team

Executive Producer – Pete Davies

Director – Geoff Coward

Music – Dan Weller, and, Ciaran Cahill

Graphics – J J Stereo

Production Designer – Richard Hornsby

Art Director – Sam Osborn

Floor Manager – Mandy Read

Art Supervisor  – Hamish Bond

Make Up – Gill Hoare

Camera Supervisor – Matt Ingram

Cameras – Pat McKeeman, and, David Smith

Camera Assistants – Dave Collier, and, Ingrid Giuseppe

Lighting Director – Dave Evans

Vision Mixer – Chris Whiterod

Sound Supervisor – Guy Rowland

Grams Operator – Richard Stillitto

Sound Assistant - Charlotte John

Vieux Puppet - Andrew Jones

Tape – Chris Waterford

Production Team – Claire McCarthy,  Wilson ?

Production Coordinator – Sarah Scully

Researcher – Peter Young

Assistant Producer– Ruth Mills

Production Manager – Zoe Jones, Dominic Parry

Series Producer - ?

Puppet Builder (Termites and others) – Phil Fletcher

 

Episode Dates

Episode 1, first broadcast on BBC2 on 16 May 2009

Episode 2, first broadcast on CBBC on 17 May 2009

Episode 3, first broadcast on BBC2 on 23 May 2009

Episode 4, first broadcast on CBBC on 24 May 2009

Episode 5, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 30 May 2009 (Louise Gold was definitely performing on this episode, she sang There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This)

Episode 6, first broadcast on CBBC on 31 May 2009

Episode 7, first broadcast on BBC2 on 6 June 2009

Episode 8, first broadcast on CBBC on 7 June 2009  (Louise Gold was definitely performing in this episode, she sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow)

Episode 9, first broadcast on BBC2 on 13 June 2009

Episode 10, first broadcast on CBBC on 14 June 2009 (Louise Gold was definitely performing in this episode, she sang I Want To Break Free)

Episode 11, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 20 June 2009

Episode 12, first broadcast on CBBC on 21 June 2009 (Louise Gold was definitely performing in this episode, and shouting).

Episode 13, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 27 June 2009

Episode 14, first broadcast on CBBC on 28 June 2009 (Louise Gold was definitely performing in this episode, moving performance)

Episode 15, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 4 July 2009

Episode 16, first broadcast on CBBC on 5 July 2009 (Louise Gold definitely performing in this episode, quite domineering)

Episode 17, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 11 July 2009

Episode 18, first broadcast on CBBC on 12 July 2009

Episode 19, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 18 July 2009

Episode 20, first broadcast on CBBC on 19 July 2009

Episode 21, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 25 July 2009

Episode 22, first broadcast on CBBC on 26 July 2009

Episode 23, first broadcast on BBC 2 on 1 August 2009

Episode 24, first broadcast on CBBC on 2 August 2009 (Louise Gold is definitely performing in this episode, quite a feature and 2 songs one from Girls Aloud and then Let’s Face The Music And Dance)

 

 

 

For reviews/accounts of the Termite Sketches please click here.

Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, City Lights, Alexi Sayle’s Merry-Go-Round, A Week In The West End, The Alan Clark Diaries, and, Rita Rudner were all broadcast (usually first broadcast) on BBC 2.

The Production Designer Richard Hornsby was previously the Design Consultant for Comedy Tonight.

It is not known, whether or not the Camera Assistant Dave Collier could possibly have been the child-actor David Collier in Squeak.

Warrick Brownlow-Pike, and, Louise Gold have gone on to puppeteer on That Puppet Game Show, and, The Furchester Hotel.

 

Critics Comments

 

 

 

 

Links about Transmission: Impossible With Ed And Oucho

Official Site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kp4bb

Wikipedia Entry for the show: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission:_Impossible_with_Ed_and_Oucho

 Agency Licensing Campaign (article in The Stage): http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/31022/theatre-stars-back-campaign-for-talent-agency, and Online Petition (which anyone who supports it can sign): http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41085.html , seeing as Ed Petrie is among the performers backing this worthy campaign.

 

 

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