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katie Aardman Staff Posted: Oct 14th 2010

Back in September 2009 we told you that Wallace & Gromit were embarking on a brand new adventure, to boldly go where they’ve never gone before – into the world of television presenting! We're exciting to tell you that we can now reveal more...

To celebrate Wallace and Gromit’s debut as TV presenters, BBC One are unveiling a website and nationwide series of regional roadshows, that hope to get Britain inventing.


Explore the Website!
An entire Wallace and Gromit World of Invention has opened up online! Explore the new website to find a fantastic new game in Wallace’s workshop, a set of Wallace’s very own Hands On Inventors Kits, brand new competition for budding inventors, and more information about the Wallace and Gromit regional roadshows!

Cracking Competition - Your Chance to be in an Aardman Production!
From their self-built basement television studio in 62 West Wallaby Street, Wallace & Gromit are trying to track down Britain’s best amateur invention by asking enthusiastic kids and crackpot inventors to invent their very best contraption. The winner - chosen by a panel of judges led by Nick Park - will be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have themselves or their invention immortalised in a future Aardman production!

Anyone can enter – individuals, teams of friends or even entire school classes. Entrants need to record a short video (maximum three minutes) of their creation, and upload it onto the BBC’s Wallace and Gromit website.

To enter your own cracking creation, visit

The TV Show
Having inspired us all to try our hand at a spot of inventing, in November Wallace and Gromit unveil their favourite inventions from around the world. In their grand presenting debut (for which they’ve created their very own presenting studio in the basement of 62 West Wallaby Street), the pair introduce films about inventors from Bristol to Brazil. Wallace and Gromit discover the real life cracking-contraptions that have shaped our world, from gadgets that help around the home to the mind-boggling world of space travel and much more in between. And with the help of BBC One presenter Jem Stansfield (recent inventor of vacuum powered gloves and the nifty coffee-powered car), they discover just how crackers inventors really can be.

The six-part series (6x30 minutes) goes out on BBC One in early November (with simultaneous transmission on BBC One HD). Look out for tranmission dates coming soon!


World of Invention Roadshows
Inspired by Wallace’s love of inventing, the BBC have teamed up with Aardman Animations to give budding inventors the opportunity to step into the world of Wallace and Gromit in an exciting new roadshow.

The road shows will offer something for everyone and will be free to attend. On the day a designated area of the shopping centre will be transformed into a life size replica of Wallace’s television studio. With the help of experienced facilitators, budding inventors will have a chance to build their very own version of Wallace’s brand new ‘Run-About Steam Chair’ whilst others can make their own creations using the clay stations. There will also be the opportunity to see a display of original animation sets and characters from the BBC One series, Wallace and Gromit’s World of Inventions.

The tour will visit six UK shopping centres throughout November and December 2010 and will be open to the public over consecutive weekends:

6th – 7th November: Cabot Circus, Bristol
13th – 14th November: Bluewater, Kent
20th – 21st November: Silverburn, South Glasgow
27th – 28th November: thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes
4th – 5th December: Trafford Centre, Manchester
11th – 12th December: Westfield, Derby

Watch this space for more information on transmission dates coming soon!

abra Posted: Oct 14th 2010

WOW!! I wish the competition was international. Oh well cannot wait for the show!!

jordan Posted: Oct 14th 2010

once again this is really cool, im really enjoying it , shame the Roadshow isnt around yorkshire or north east :( looks like you guys had fun in those videos even if it was 5:00am!

katie Aardman Staff Posted: Oct 14th 2010

Glad you're excited Jordan, hope it was worth the wait
Yeah, we had great fun helping build the contraption - I felt very honoured to be asked to flick the dominoes over at the start!

Gromit lad Posted: Oct 14th 2010

Gonna try my most effort to see as much as possible. Being in the U.s. the internet either or dvd viewings could help, right??? Does UK broadcast here or is it all just opposite and such and such...
Anyways... The site has been shaped up and some links have disappeared and GOODIES and World of Invention chat thread.
Things are looking up! Whats gonna happen now??? Just wait Gromit lad......just wait....

lad has problems at writing too long of suggestions............ :) .......

ajmole Posted: Oct 15th 2010

Will this be on BBC America? *please say yes*

skalouis Posted: Oct 16th 2010

can't wait till it on air I love&

Fionah Posted: Oct 17th 2010

Will Peter Sallis be providing the voice for Wallace?

katie Aardman Staff Posted: Oct 27th 2010

Fionah - yes he will!

We've also had confirmation that World of Invention will start airing from Webdnesday, 3rd November at 7:30 on BBC One!

abra Posted: Oct 29th 2010

How long would the episode take, 15 or 30 minutes?

kldceltic Posted: Oct 29th 2010

30 minutes maybe:O

katie Aardman Staff Posted: Nov 1st 2010

abra - each episode will run from 7:30 til 8:00pm, so it will be a 30 minutes slot!

ajmole Posted: Nov 8th 2010

So, how does bringing it to USA sound?

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