Yodelling in Switzerland All Over the Place


Yodelling in Switzerland

Series about unusual places in Europe. Featuring a visit to Belgium's comic book museum, a stork village in Croatia and a doll hospital in Italy.


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I'm hitting the high notes, the low notes,

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and the odd bum note.

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But I promise you, it's yodel-ightful!

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So keep watching!

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I need ear plugs!

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Luckily I can drown out your singing with some top European adventures.

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Naomi gets in a flap...

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Chris travels back in time...

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Now, that really is cutting edge!

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..Michelle blows her own trumpet...

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Sam and Mark aren't as super as they think...

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Ooooooh(!)

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Iain finds a frightening doll...

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And Johny gets a job as an...

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Old sea captain or something.

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# All over the place

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# All over the place

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# North, south, east, west On a bizarre quest

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# Me and my mates, all over the place!

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# It's true what you've heard, everything is absurd

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# Whatever we do is strange but true!

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# All over the place

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# All over the place

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# There's stuff to do in Europe that is totally ace

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-# And it turns up...

-# ..all over the place! #

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Did you know the world record

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for eating Brussels sprouts in a minute is 31?!

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What a gas!

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-Oh, come on, Johny, you look good!

-Seriously?

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Cos I feel like I look like an old sea captain or something.

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Not just any old sea captain, Captain Haddock,

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the most famous sea captain ever.

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If I'm Captain Haddock, why aren't you dressed up?

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I am dressed up.

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I'm Tintin, the budding reporter.

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I've just got a slightly less elaborate costume.

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If you say so.

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But why are we dressed up as comic book characters anyway?

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Because we're at the Belgian Comic Strip Center!

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This place is full of over 50,000 comics.

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What a doodle-tastic museum!

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If you spent 15 minutes reading each one,

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it'd take a whopping 521 days to get through them all.

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That's almost two years!

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Wow, that's a lot of comics.

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Who could guide us through this comic book maze?

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I'm Willem!

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Wow, what a comic hero entrance!

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Why do Belgians love comic books so much?

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We have three official languages

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and this makes it very complicated to communicate.

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So we rather prefer images than text and words to communicate.

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So when did the first Belgian comic strip start?

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The first comic hero in Belgium is still one of the most famous,

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it's Tintin. He started in 1929.

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-Do you know Tintin?

-Oh, yes, I know him!

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Is he the most famous Belgian comic character?

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I think that the Smurfs are even more popular.

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The Americans made an amazing cartoon of them.

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By the way, every comic character has its own catchphrase.

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So what is our characters' catchphrases, then?

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Johny, do you know nothing?

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You're Captain Haddock so yours is...

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And I'm Tintin so mine is...

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OK, Mr Know-It-All. Name some other famous comic book catchphrases.

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Not so fast!

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It's game time!

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Willem will give you the names

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of three famous Belgian comic characters

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and you need to find them.

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When you do, he'll tell you their catchphrases.

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Find all three and you'll win a treat.

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OK, the first comic character I want you to find is Marsupilami.

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OK. Come on, Snowy!

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Oh, I forgot, he's in quarantine.

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Is this Marsupilami?

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Correct. And his catchphrase is "Houbar!"

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James shot to comic fame in 1952

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and he has his own TV show and computer game.

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The next one is Gaston Lagaffe.

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Is this Gaston Lagaffe?

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Correct! And his catchphrase is "M'enfin."

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Gaston Lagaffe's a household name in Belgium and France

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but he's never been translated into English.

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The final one is the Smurfs.

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Nice cactus, mate!

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Here's one! A Smurf!

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Correct, and the Smurfs' catchphrase is "Have a Smurfy day!"

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The Smurfs are older than they look.

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They've been around since 1958

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when they first appeared in a Belgian comic.

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Since then, they've become so popular

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they've made two Hollywood movies.

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Well done, chaps.

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You've won a comic drawing lesson with resident doodler Dennis.

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What's the difference between the American

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and European style of drawing comic books?

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American.

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European.

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If we are going to draw, which style would you like to do?

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-How about a mix of both?

-Good idea!

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-Have you thought of a character?

-Yes, I've got something in mind.

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You?

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Yeah, I've got something up my sleeve.

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Let's get to work, then.

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Hey, let's see what you've done.

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Behold Tutu Man,

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the man with the magical tutu,

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who can...fight crime!

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-That is so lame.

-What do you mean, lame?!

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Let's see yours, then.

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I've got Captain Rubber Ring and his sidekick Armband Boy.

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They specialise in solving seaside-based crimes.

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And you said mine were lame? They look like right idiots.

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-Mine's better than yours.

-Mine's clearly better than yours.

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-Mine's much better than yours.

-I drew two, you drew one.

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Help, help, I'm a woman trapped on a ledge!

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A woman trapped on a ledge!

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This looks like a job for...

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Pink Tutu Man!

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Not so fast, Pink Tutu Man, I am Rubber Ring Man.

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And I'm his inflatable sidekick, Armband Boy.

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This is a job for superheroes, not ballet dancers.

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THEY LAUGH

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Stop that! That's annoying.

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I will have you know that ballet dancing

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is one of the most physically demanding activities there is.

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-So I am super.

-OK, OK, calm down.

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Don't go all Incredible Hulk on us.

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Yeah, hey, what do you do,

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get angry, turn pink and burst into Swan Lake?!

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You might think I am a weakling but during one ballet,

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I'll use more energy than I would

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if I was playing two entire football matches.

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Oooooh(!)

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What are your superpowers, then?

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Hello, I'm wearing a rubber ring!

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-That's because he can't swim.

-Don't tell him that!

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The point is I can inflate rubber rings faster than anybody else,

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-because I breathe 20,000...

-Times a day?

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Oh, yeah, big whoop(!)

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You haven't got super breath.

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Everybody breathes 20,000 times a day.

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-That's it.

-Let's get him!

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-Oh, somebody has got hold of my hands!

-Me too!

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Oh, no, it's Invisible Girl!

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Pesky Invisible Girl!

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And she saved the woman from the ledge.

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Let's face it, we are pretty useless superheroes.

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PHONE RINGS

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What's that?

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A group of ballet dancers have fallen into the swimming pool

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and they can't swim?!

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This really does sound like a job for Pink Tutu Man.

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-Rubber Ring Man.

-And Armband Boy!

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Wait a minute, did they fall in the deep end?

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If they did, we'll just play on the slides.

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THEY CHEER

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The German Grimm brothers published fairy tales

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like Cinderella and Snow White over 200 years ago.

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Oh, I can't tell you what a relief it is when you're in Berlin,

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you've lost your passport and you find one of these, a photo booth.

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What?!

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Chris, this is supposed to be serious. This is serious!

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So is the art of photobombing.

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Besides, you want one of those in colour

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if you're getting a new passport photo.

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And there's plenty of photo booths in Berlin.

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20 more, to be precise.

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In the days before insta-snap-foto-face-tweet-grams,

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photo booths were one of the only ways to get an instant photo.

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For years, they were mainly used for passports and stuff,

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but now, in Berlin, they're the height of fashion

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with hipsters who love old-school, retro technology!

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Ed and Chris, you have 52 seconds to find out

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as much as you can about the photo booths in Berlin.

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Ed, you have Christian,

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who knows all about why tourists come to see the photo booths.

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Chris, you have Imogen, who is an expert on photography on film.

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Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner.

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Drei, zwei, eins...Gehen!

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Hi, how are you doing? So, how did the photos get on the paper?

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Well, the paper has a light-sensitive emulsion

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on the surface of it

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and when the light hits you and reflects back on to the paper,

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inside the photoautomat,

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that is the basis of a photograph.

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Why has it come back into fashion?

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Because it is a selfie, it is a kind of a selfie.

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Why do they come out in a strip?

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Well, it's based on a, I don't know, camera.

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And so they come out on the same size as a film strip.

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What do people do with these photos?

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They bring them home and show them to Mummy and Daddy.

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The guy inside the photo booth, what does he do between customers?

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-Does he get bored?

-No, there's no guy inside the machine!

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-No man inside the machine!

-It is automatic.

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Tell me the strangest thing

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you've heard about happening in one of these.

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-Oh, 40 people inside.

-40 people?!

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You could never fit 40 people inside one of those!

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Which is your favourite of all the photo booths?

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-My favourite photo is this one, Chris.

-This one here?!

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-This one right here.

-BUZZER SOUNDS

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And the person who found out the most facts is...

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Chris!

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-Yes!!!

-What? How?!

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I found out loads of facts!

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-Well, mine were clearly more interesting.

-Aw-w.

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Well, much as I would like to hang around here

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soaking up the ambience of this photo booth,

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it's a black and white one and that's no good for me.

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I need colour photos for my passport photo. Come on!

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Oh! Can you see anyone waiting for their photos?

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No, it's just us.

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That's a bit weird.

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-Yeah, there's no such thing as a perfect passport photo.

-Exactly!

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Oh, come on, guys!

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It's your chance to show the world how photogenic you are.

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Ed and Chris, get to your photo booths.

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'Hello, your passport photo should show you facing forward,

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'looking at the camera.'

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'Your passport photo should contain no other people or objects.'

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'Your lovely face must not be obscured.'

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'Your pretty eyes should not be covered by hair or sunglasses.'

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Is this thing working?

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'And...make sure your seat is functioning properly!'

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I don't think they're gonna give you a new passport with that photo, Ed!

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Hooray! Well done, Chris.

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Anyway, at least it's easier now

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than it was for the early photographers.

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Yeah, I suppose so.

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Say cheese!

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Cheese!

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A bit longer.

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Cheeeese.

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Yeah, that's great,

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but you need to say it for ten seconds.

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Cheeeeeee...

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No, no, no, ten seconds?

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That's ages.

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Not really. The first photograph took eight hours,

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so just count yourself lucky

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we've got one of these cutting-edge, state-of-the-art bad boy cameras.

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This one can take a photo in just ten seconds!

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Mwah!

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So, say cheese.

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Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese...

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Three, two, one. Great!

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That's it.

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There you go, all done.

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Finally, thank you...

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-Where is my lovely red hair?

-It's black and white, isn't it?

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Colour photography is not going to be invented for another 56 years.

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And why is it printed on this glass plate?

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That's what the picture goes on to, glass.

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Next you'll ask me to digitally remove the bags under your eyes,

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or the spot on the end of your nose!

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How does that work?

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Well, I don't know, do I? It's the 1850s.

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It'll be 130 years before that's possible.

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Look, I'll see you later.

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CRASH!

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Now, that really is cutting edge.

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Croatia would fit inside the UK over four times.

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Though I don't think the Croatians would be too happy if we moved it.

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# It might seem crazy what you're about to see

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# In Cigoc houses don't have chimneys

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# This might be hard to get into your head

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# But they've got a stork nests up there instead

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# And they are flappy

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# Flap along if you spot a stork up on a roof

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# That's where they make their nests

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# I swear that is the truth

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# You can bring a telescope if you want a better view

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# And see up real close just what storks get up to

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# There are stork nests as far as I can see

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# Man and nature living in harmony

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# 200 have made this their home

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# They outnumber the humans 2-1

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# And they are flappy

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# Flap along if you spot a stork up on a roof

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# That's where they make their nests

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# I swear that is the truth

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# They spend the summer here, they turn up in the spring

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# Then they fly to Africa, it's what's called migrating

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# They don't make bird sounds, so to speak

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# Communicate by rattling their beaks

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# A symbol of luck from the ancient Greeks

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# But maybe not if you're a chimney sweep

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# Depending on how high they fly

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# Locals can tell if it will rain or shine

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# They live in pairs and protect their eggs

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# Like me, they've got lovely long legs

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# Flap along if you spot a stork up on a roof

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# That's where they make their nests

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# I swear that is the truth

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# You've got to say that Cigoc is certainly picturesque

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# If I was a stork myself, it's where I'd build my nest. #

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Shame I'm not.

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HE YELLS

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Dormice are a delicacy in some regions of Italy.

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Mmm...urgh!

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Oh, Janet, my lovely antique doll that I have had since I was a baby,

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I have always wanted to show you Rome

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and its beautiful winding streets.

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Oh, don't look at those scary dolls, you sensitive thing!

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Ah!

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Got her.

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Iain, you saved her!

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Oh, come here, Janet, give us a hug!

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POING!

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That didn't sound too healthy.

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Oh, no, I've broken her arm.

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Is there a doll doctor in the house? I mean...street!

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There's one in there.

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-You've saved her again!

-Come with me.

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If your doll needs fixing, then Federico is the man to see.

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This place might look a little scary,

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but people all over the world come here for dolly first aid.

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And with doll parts from the 1850s through to 1960s,

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Ed's broken Janet might just make it.

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Can you help Janet?

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-TRANSLATION:

-Sure, let's do it. Let's do it.

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-Oh, that made me feel better.

-He definitely can.

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So what is this place? A sort of hospital for dolls?

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Yes, it's a hospital for dolls

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but we do also repair ceramics and chinaware.

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Those ones in the window don't look very healthy.

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No, they are not healthy.

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We can't repair them, but we let them stay with us.

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Oh, no, Janet's going to end up like them!

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No. We'll repair her.

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He knows what he's doing, man. Don't worry!

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This is just like an episode of Casualty.

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CASUALTY THEME MUSIC PLAYS

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Status check, Dr Stirling?

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Resting heart rate is absolutely normal.

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What about her temperature?

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-Not got one. She's a doll.

-Good, good.

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-Oh, dear, look at this arm. It's come clean off.

-Prognosis?

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Limbus danglius.

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It's the worst case of dangly arm syndrome I've ever seen.

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-We're going to have to operate.

-What tools do you need?

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Scalpel, retractor?

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Elastico.

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Oh, he's just going to fix it with some elastic.

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BEEPING

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Absolutely ground-breaking techniques.

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The old joining the arms together with elastic trick.

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We should have thought of that.

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Some of the best doll mending I've seen in my entire career.

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-As good as new!

-Wow.

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Well, that was the longest half hour of my entire life.

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LONG BEEP

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Wait! Her heart rate's dropping!

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Quick, mouth-to-mouth!

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-BEEPING STOPS

-It's my watch - the battery's low.

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Oh.

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Well, that was embarrassing.

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Speaking of which, welcome to...

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Let's meet our contestant, Mr Iain.

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Hello. Pleasure to meet you.

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I'm going to ask you questions about famous dollies

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and you have to answer them.

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Let's get embarrassing!

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Behold...Barbie.

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She's the most successful selling doll ever made.

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But what is Barbie's favourite colour?

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Pink. It is pink. 100% pink. Pink, pink, pink.

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You are 100% wrong, Iain, it is not.

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If you said a shade of pink called PMS 219

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then you would have been right.

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But you didn't, so you're wrong!

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Barbie's been dating Ken for over 40 years.

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And dolls have been found dating back to between 2,000 and 3,000 BC.

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Bet they look a bit old.

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Ah, Mr Potato Head, my old nem-sis.

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Nemesis.

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Sorry, I don't speak Italian.

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The first Mr Potato Head's body really was a spud.

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But where would I have found his arms, legs and face?

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Erm...France?

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Oh, that answer's very bad.

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They were in fact first found in cereal packets.

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Sorry, Iain, you are a loser on...

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And you are an embarrassment.

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But don't worry, nobody leaves here empty-handed.

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I have got some friends together and here they are!

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I mean...it is.

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Your very own Frankendolly.

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SCREAMING

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There are places in Switzerland

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called Misery, Egg and Apples!

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Where on earth is Ed?

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Does he not know we've got a main event to take part in?

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I know, I'll give him a call.

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Of course, no reception in these beautiful Swiss Alps!

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-# Yodelay-hee-hoo! #

-Is that... Is that Ed?

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-Ed?

-# Yodelay-yodelay-hee... #

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It'd Ed! What is he wearing? Something must be wrong.

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That is not right. He doesn't look well.

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Maybe he has got a fever of something.

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Must have been something he's eaten. Dodgy cheese fondue.

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Yeah, I need to go and check he's all right. Ed, I am coming!

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Ed's actually not ill, he's yodelling.

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Or at least trying to.

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# Yodelay-hee! #

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That's because we're at Jodlerfest!

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Yodelling began as a way to communicate over long distances

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in mountain regions of Switzerland and Austria.

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It uses a combination of vowel sounds, long intervals

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and high pitched singing to create a kind of lovely gibberish sing-song!

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OFF-PITCH: # Yad-lil-ay-lil-oo. #

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I think Ed needs a bit of practice.

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Today, Ed and Michelle are joined by over 10,000 yodellers

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and later will compete in a yodel-off.

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What is going on here today?

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There's people walking around with big horns and silly hats on,

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waving big flags going, "Yadil-ay-hoo-hoo."

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Well, it is the 29th Swiss yodelling festival here in Davos

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and it is all about flag-waving, alphorn playing

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and yodelling, of course.

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-Jodlerfest.

-That sounds good.

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So is there any chance we can have a go and get stuck in,

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-practise being Swiss?

-Yeah, of course.

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Just walk around, talk to people and they will show you how it is done.

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Brilliant, let's go then.

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Maybe we'll get a go on someone's horn.

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Oh, I don't think you could miss them, Ed.

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These giant alphorns are around 3.5 metres long.

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That's over twice your height.

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Originally farmers played these to call the cows from the pastures

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and into the barn at milking time.

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I bet Ed will be udderly confused!

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-This, what is this?

-Alphorn.

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That's the horn!

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Oh, that's amazing!

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The alphorn fits together in two main pieces

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and is played by pursing the lips and blowing,

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a bit like a giant wooden trumpet.

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SHE PLAYS THE HORN

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Let's see how Ed gets on.

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HE TRIES AND FAILS

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Oh, no! This is terrible!

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Oh, dear, Ed's gone the same colour as his T-shirt!

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Can Michelle do any better?

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I think your head is going to explode!

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This is really difficult!

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-SHE SUCCEEDS

-Ja!

-Oh!

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What?! You've done this before!

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You haven't done this before, have you?

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I've got one of these at home, yeah.

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Of course I haven't!

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How are you doing that?

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Wow - that actually sounds a bit like music! Bravo, Michelle.

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I actually think I was pretty good at that.

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Don't start blowing your own trumpet too soon, Michelle.

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We've still got the yodelling to come,

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and I think I am going to be really...

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# Yodelay-ya-loo-ya-good Yay-hee-ooo-good. #

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OK!

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I'll be honest, Ed,

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that sounded like someone with a sore stomach.

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So before the main event, you need some expert help

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and a change into traditional Swiss costume of course.

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So, Sissi, what is yodelling, is it singing or speaking?

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-TRANSLATION:

-It's singing from the bottom of your heart, darling.

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It's from your belly, down-to-earth simple singing.

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How do we make our voice go up and down like that?

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The HOOO-ooo.

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That's sliding between pitches using your throat.

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That happens here,

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where the vocal cords are.

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They touch each other very fast when you do this...

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# Yo-OO-oh-OO-oh-OO. #

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And higher.

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# Yo-OO-oh-OO-oh-AH. #

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THEY TRY AND COPY HER

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-# HEEEEEEEEEEEE

-# Oh-OOOOO. #

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No, guys! Listen to Sissi.

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No, always keep it steady. Not like this.

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# Yo-OO-oh-OO-oh-OO. #

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I was just about to tell Ed to put a cork in it...

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but seemingly this helps with the shape of the mouth for yodelling!

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The time has come.

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Ed and Michelle will have to sing a yodel solo each

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with the crowd deciding the winner.

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Luckily they will have some help from Sissi

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and the local children's yodel choir.

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There's still some time for last minute training from the pros.

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# Lo-LO-la

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# Yo-lo-LOOOOOOOO. #

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But I think it's too little too late for Ed!

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The crowds are gathering and the children are ready.

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Will it be a yo or a no from the Swiss yodelling fans?

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Michelle is first up - time for her big solo.

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THEY ALL SING TOGETHER

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# Yo-lo-LOOO

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# Lo-lo-lo-lo

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# Yo-lo-lo-looo-LOO

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# YO-LO-LOO

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# Loo-loo-LOO...

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THE OTHERS JOIN IN

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She looks relieved.

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Ed's looking nervous...

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PAUSE IN SINGING

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# Yo...

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Oops, too soon! This is the part the children sing, Ed.

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CHILDREN ALL SING TOGETHER

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Will Sissi be impressed with Ed's yodel?

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Ready, Eddie?

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# Yo-lo-OOO-AH-OH-oo-OH

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# AH-OH-OH-oo-OH-ah-OH

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# AH-oh-OH...

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THE OTHERS JOIN IN Why are you laughing?!

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No wonder they're laughing, Ed!

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Now it's all down to the crowd to decide the winner.

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Clap for Ed.

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SMATTERING OF APPLAUSE

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Clap for Michelle.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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The winner from All Over the Place

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is Michelle!

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CHEERING

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# YODEL-OODEL-OOO! #

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I honestly don't know how that has happened.

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Oh, well. Looks like I am the LO-loo-lo-LOO-lo-loser!

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You've been watching All Over the Place: Europe!

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Ed Petrie and his CBBC mates go on an adventure to find the most unusual and amazing places in Europe. They get animated on a visit to Belgium's comic book museum, take lots of photo booth selfies in Germany, get into a bit of a flap when they visit a stork village in Croatia, encounter some weird toys at a doll hospital in Italy and test their vocal cords in a yodelling competition in Switzerland.

Ed is joined on this bonkers road trip by Michelle Ackerley, Chris Johnson, Sam and Mark, Johny Pitts, Iain Stirling and Naomi Wilkinson - there is stuff to do in Europe that is totally ace and it turns up all over the place!


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