31/10/2011 Blue Peter


31/10/2011

In a Halloween special, Barney undergoes a makeover to see whether he can scare the visitors to the Blackpool Dungeon. Plus, the cast of Young Dracula make their favourite treat.


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On today's show: I get scared. Welcome Barney. And attempts to be

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scary. Have I got what it takes to Hello. Happy Hallowe'en! Welcome to

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a Blue Peter Hallowe'en Special with all things scary. I am a bit

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freaked out by myself! Argh! Very funny! I'm putting that down.

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not just scary things on the face, it is scary things on the body.

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There is a scary challenge coming up. Stay tuned... Can we talk about

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something cute? Have a look at this something cute? Have a look at this

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pumpkin. Can you tell what shape it is? What does it look like? It has

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a big circle in the middle. Two on either side. I know! All right,

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clever clogs. Have a look at this picture. Yes, that's Mickey Mouse.

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This pumpkin is a Mickey Mouse- shaped pumpkin. Genius. These are

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being grown by "the Pumpkin King". David Bowman grows these in

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Lincolnshire. There is no special trick to it. You take a pumpkin

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that's grown in between May and July and once it is this size, it

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gets stuck into this Mickey Mouse mould. As it continues to grow, it

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takes on the shape of the mould and you have your Mickey Mouse-shaped

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pumpkins! The possibilities are endless. You could do all sorts of

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things. It is not all about pumpkins. Helen, what is your

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biggest fear? Everybody knows that I hate rats. You don't like rats?

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It is not that I don't like them, some people have them as pets, but

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I genuinely feel sick when I see them. Then you will hate this! This

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is what is known as the rat coffin! It's an ordinary coffin. One of us

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will lie in it and then it will be filled with rats. I don't like that.

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Snakes, spiders, I'm fine. Rats... I don't know why rats have a bad

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press. Maybe this will help. Think of all the places you wouldn't want

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to be. Dirty sewers, bins, rubbish dumps? This is where you will find

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rats. Is this why we fear them? Or is it because they carry diseases.

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Back in 1348 they spread the black death which wiped out a third of

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the UK's population. Or is it because their teeth are strong

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enough to eat through a human bone. Despite this, they are not all bad.

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They are intelligent. They can be trained to do complex tasks. They

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have an amazing sense of smell. Some people find rats cute and

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lovable and keep them as pets. People keep rats as pets because

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they offer more interaction than some other small animals. They are

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very trainable. To get a rat to do a task or a little trick, you need

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to associate that with food and you can train them very easily.

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Intelligent they may be, but they still fill us with fear. With an

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estimated 60 million rats in Britain, they are here to stay,

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whether we like it or not. HA-HA-HA! Are you all right with

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them? I don't mind. There is only one fair way to decide who gets to

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go in the coffin and that is with a spooky, harrowing Hallowe'en quiz

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hosted by our quizmaster, Ore! Hello, friends. Love what they have

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done with my face?! This is great. Here we go. This quiz is split into

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two sections - Hallowe'en Fact and Hallowe'en Fiction. Helping me keep

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the scores today is someone who has been given a single day's release

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from London's Dungeon. Quincy! You have something stuck in your teeth.

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Whoever has the least points faces the rat coffin! CLAP OF THUNDER

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Bring it on! Barney, take your position over at gravestone one. It

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is time to get on with Round One - Hallowe'en Fact. I love how Helen

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has picked up Barney for support. You will need it! Helen, black and

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orange are associated with Hallowe'en. Black is a symbol of

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darkness. What does the orange symbolise? The sun? Good go, but it

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is wrong! Strength and endurance. Endurance? That's what the card

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says! Barney, is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? That is easy!

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it! Vegetable. It's a fruit! That was easy! We are in deadlock. Which

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festival is the most profitable for shops in the UK? Valentine's Day.

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Wrong answer. People in the Isle of Man celebrate Hoptunay. They carry

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what hollowed vegetable? A good game. Parsnip. It's a turnip. Quick

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one. Sowonphobiab is a fear of what? Pigs. No. How much this year

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will people spend on Hallowe'en? �3 million or �315 million? �3 million.

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�315 million! Let's hold the quiz there. What is the score? Barney

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has a horrifying zero! Helen has a scary zero! Terrifying. You both

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are still in with a chance of facing the rat coffin. CLAP OF

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THUNDER Let's talk about something else for a second. This year we are

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asking you to bake to support our appeal and lots of people have been

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getting involved including the cast of Young Dracula. Have a look at

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Whatever you do, don't start flapping. You can relax. I'm one of

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you. Nice to see you too, dad. Vlad cannot only create some sweet

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treats, he can turn himself into a bat but let's look at the sweet

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What is that delicious smell? Hello, Vlad? It is very late. Young men

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need their sleep. I'm making some Hallowe'en cakes for my Blue Peter

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bake sale later. What are you making? Chocolate crispy spider

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cakes. Spiders! Fancy giving me a hand? To be honest, baking and me,

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we don't mix. Remember, last time I tried to make a cake... It was

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awful. Well, this is simple. So simple a breather... Shall I show

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you? Go on, then. Well, really easy. You need rice pop cereal, bar of

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chocolate and bits to decorate. Well, that does sound simple.

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Perhaps I could manage that. I will go and wash my hands. Right. Shall

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we get started? Yes. You need to get small chunks of chocolate, put

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them in a bowl over a pan of boiling water. A bain-marie?

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what? A bain-marie. Wait for the chocolate to melt... I better do

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that. When it is melted, we get the rice cereal and mix it with the

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chocolate. There is one over there. Very clever. You can mix it with a

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spoon or if you want, you can get in there with your fingers. Right-

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oh! It is just chocolate and rice cereal. I know. Ooh! Lovely.

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when we have got our mixture, we want to spoon some out - not too

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much - and fill the base half-way. Right. Then next take some

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strawberry laces and these will be the legs. We put those on like that.

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Like spiders' legs. Very creative. I'm quite proud of this. Then on

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top of that, you put another splodge of ricey chocolatey mix.

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For the eyes, you can use sweets... We will put these on as eyes. Then

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they should stick. And then use a bit of black icing to put on the

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eyes. Look at that. Very smart. Would we call it simple? Yes.

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does look delicious. I have to say, I'm very impressed. Thank you.

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don't suppose I could pinch a little one? You can't eat one. They

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are for charity. Give me 30p. 30p. There we go. Thank you. Oh...

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Good? Delicious. I got a leg! Very well done, Vlad.

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I second that, very well done, Vlad. If you want to see Young Dracula,

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you are in luck. It is on the CBBC Channel at 5.15pm.

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Hopefully, that inspired you to hold a bake sale. Head over to the

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website for more details. Don't do that until after the show! CLAP OF

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THUNDER It is time to carry on with your test of Hallowe'en knowledge.

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What is the ghoulish scores? So far, Barney has a horrible zero! And

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Helen has a terrifying zero! Very terrifying. The stakes are high.

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Whoever loses will face the Ultimate Hallowe'en Horror - the

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coffin of rats! CLAP OF THUNDER the rat coffin. This is the second

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round. It is a round about myths and legends. It is Hallowe'en

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Fiction. Helen, biting her fingers. Question one, what is the real name

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of the bride in Tim Burton's film of the same name? Bridezilla?

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is the answer. A big fat zero. Barney, which famous wife of King

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Henry VIII is said to haunt Hever Castle in Kent? I know this. It's

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Ann Boleyn. That isst right answer! -- that is the right answer! Which

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moor in Cornwall is home to a mythical beast? Bodmin. That is the

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right answer. Barney, what sort of animal is said to haunt the church

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at the Tower of London? Which type of animal is said to haunt the

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church at the Tower of London? horse? A cat. One more question for

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the both of you. Which decade was the Count Dracula Society was

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founded in the United States? '60s? That is the right answer.

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This really is scary. Last question to you, Barney. Which Lancashire

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village is said to be haunted by a group of witches? Pendle! Pendle is

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the right answer! BUZZER SOUNDS Tie-breaker question. Both of you,

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last year David Finkle set a new record by carving a face into a

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pumpkin, but how many seconds did he do it in? Seven. No, 17. Got to

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take your first answer. 231. The real answer is 20.1. Barney wins.

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Your fates have been sealed. Loser! You will need that boiler suit and

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the goggles. Come on, Helen. Time to face the rat coffin. See you

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later. CLAP OF THUNDER Whilst Helen gets herself prepared, it is time

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to find ow how scary I could be -- out how scary I could be at the

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Blackpool Dungeons. Blackpool Tower is one of the UK's most impressive

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landmarks. Underneath it is one of Blackpool's scariest attractions,

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the Blackpool Tower Dungeon. This gruesome place is the setting for

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today's challenge. I'm a little scared of the dark. This place has

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got lots of dark. So we haven't started yet and I'm already

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terrified. Can you hear those noises? Real dungeons were

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underground prisons built in medieval castles. Boo! Welcome,

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Barney. Welcome to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon. Barney, hi. I'm Brad.

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Nice to meet you. Let's start at the beginning, what do you do here?

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It is all actor led. We take visitors on a tour through

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Blackpool's darkest history. We will train you up to be a dungeon

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creature, a little bit like our black jester. The best noises are

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to hear from the audience - they are a good laugh and a good scream.

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Let's get started and get away from him. First, Brad insisted that I

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experienced the pitch-black dungeon myself. I was going to have to take

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on an acting role as a scary monk. Terrified. That will be the monk!

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There's the Viking. It is so weird. Even though you know it is a show,

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it doesn't take long before you do get scared. Right on cue! Farewell.

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See you. Barney. You made it out. Just. Thank you very much. I think.

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Now that I have seen what I have to do, it's changed my challenge a bit.

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The monk has got lines, some of them are Latin and he has cue

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points he has to hit. I have half an hour to get it right. I better

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get started. The hologram monk talks. I'm sat still. The bigger

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your gesture is, the more people you will scare. Five seconds of

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quiet. Cue. I frightened myself a bit! Hundreds are dead. Thousands

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are dying in Kirkham. You wicked people. The last thing we are going

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to do is we are going to get you to do a Viking jump scare be imposing,

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be loud and as scary as you possibly can. Let's go. What have I

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let myself in for? So with my scary acting well on its way, bring on

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the make-up! HA-HA-HA! It's show time. There are thousands dying in

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Kirkham! You convince yourself you have forgotten the lines - I have

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no idea what the third line is. Peasants... I have forgotten it!

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Well, I'm on. Too late now. OK, first test, can I stay still enough

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so that no-one spots me? Go right in. Get nice and close. I think I

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have been spotted! Leaving the Saxons to toil on this land...

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ha, there's my scream! As I look deep into your eyes, I see pain, I

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see confusion, I see stupidity. And The best bit about this job is the

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scare. I have to say, that is the most enjoyable thing I have done

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for a while. Next one! That's the first bit done. I have got to

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change into my Viking costume now and then I will scare everyone in

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the hall of mirrors. I'm backstage, the public will be the other side

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of them. When they come closer, I have a button which turns the

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lights on and the scary Viking noise and they can see me through

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the mirrors. Very cool. They are on their way. They are not looking!

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Argh! Got ya! My work here is done. His characters were spot on. Some

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of the jump scares he did got real good reactions. He got some great

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laughs as well. Very impressed. That was my day at the Blackpool

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Tower Dungeon. So I have been scared, and I have been scary. I

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think I'm going to have nightmares tonight. Next time I come I will

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bring someone to hide behind. I need a lie down. Having said that,

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I think what Helen is about to do is ten times as scary. Into the rat

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coffin you get. Why did I say seven? Why?! Now, to confirm what

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is happening, Helen is getting into a coffin with a glass lid. Then we

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will empty some rats into the coffin. Mark, over here, does this

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every day. The rats are going in? Argh! Mark, let's talk through

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these rats. These are Norway rats. Their primary weapon is their teeth.

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They can chew clear through metal, wood, untreated concrete... They

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can chew through metal! You are doing really well. Not much longer

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to go. 12 rats in there. They are running up my leg! They are awful!

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We have agreed a word if Helen wants to come out. She can say the

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word and we will get her out. If she wants to bang the lid, it is OK,

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you are doing fine. This is brilliant TV. LAUGHTER Let's talk

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about what you can see on tomorrow's show. 30 seconds more.

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Tomorrow, you can find out what you can eat by foraging through the

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forest and woodlands of our lovely country.

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We have got some comic book royalty in the studio. If you have ever

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wanted to work for a comic book, you will be finding out tomorrow

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how you can do that. Not too much longer - if you want to see the

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pumpkins that David has designed, you can see them at Disneyland

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In a Halloween special, Barney undergoes a gruesome makeover to see whether he can scare the young visitors to the Blackpool Dungeon. Plus, the cast of Young Dracula show the Blue Peter team how to make their favourite treat - creepy, crawly, crispy spiders!


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