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With Christmas well and truly in the air, today's the show is a bit
of a special one. We have come to Lapland in the far north of Europe.
We are going Christmas mad. But we will not be marvelling in the
Winter Wonderland Apphia, instead we will be going hundreds of metres
underground to one of the largest theme-park dedicated entirely to
Christmas. What are you doing? It's Welcome. We made it below the
surface on to we Christmas trying to get you into the spirit of
Christmas or stopped we will show you how to make these Christmas
jumpers. And I will show you how to make one of these Christmas
crackers. We go behind the scenes of one of this Christmas' most
exciting television dramas. Give us some inside tips about what David
Walliams said to you to try and get into this character? He said, you
really stink! And we're going to be taking you to one of the most
Christmassy places in Europe. at the toys, it's like some to's
grotto. I'm going to take you somewhere pretty special, but it's
very cold. Cool! Look at its little face. Have you written your
Christmas list? It's just a small less. I'd like some shoes, some new
boots, socks, sweets, a pony. can't ask all of that! If you are
looking for a bit of inspiration this Christmas, we have been
testing out some of the tour is predicted to be massive this year.
We were thinking about who we could get involved. We thought about
Hacker. But he would just think about bones and things to G one.
You cheeky Rascle! We did talk about being from the CBBC office,
but he would didn't get any work done. Helen Skelton! The end we
thought Bobby and Will, they played Jake and Danny. I'm not sure about
their moustache us, but they do have the ultimate guide to gadgets
and how you can spend your pocket money at Christmas.
Today we are on the really important mission. Isn't that
right? Yes. We are having a look at some of the season's most
anticipated toys. So sit back and pay attention. It like us to love
toys, you will not want to miss this. Professor Will, are you
ready? The yes, Dr Bobbie. ready? The yes, Dr Bobbie.
combat King of toys. It was huge in the 90s. But they were very simple
back then so what's all the fuss about now? It develops a
personality, based on how you treat it. Tickle it and you make Hearts
appear. How do you feed it? You can download the app and then control
it from there. Like this. The last time around the American Security
Agency banned the Furby because they thought it might repeat top-
secret information. Really? Watch what you are saying. They will have
as! My lips are sealed. For Kyrgyz sake?! Next up is the PlayStation
wonder Book. This is high-tech stuff. As the player touches the
book with the want, they can view their moves on screen through the
PlayStation camera. As you progress through the book you will get extra
enemies. This is an advanced text book for anyone who wants to become
an accomplished with it. - Market Now that I've learned my spells, do
you think I could get a date with Hermione? A not a chance!
original twister was invented way back in 1966. But this is a
complete reinvention. Place the coloured dots on the floor and
lights flash on the console to let you know where to put your feet.
You can connect your own music device and dance the night away.
Yeah, moving on. OK. This augmented reality jigsaw puzzle. It's a super
long name and a 1000 piece jigsaw with a difference. Have your
smartphones ready. You get a sense of accomplishment when you finish a
puzzle. Be mean when I finish it. Teamwork. It's called teamwork. If
you hold your smartphone over the puzzle, you can watch it come to
life. You know, the military are using augmented reality to train
soldiers. To make them better at jigsaw puzzles? That's very odd.
These are collectible characters based on the original online only
pets. I love pets, but I wonder if I could play games of my pet,
decorate its helm and set a secret missions with it. This is a virtual
world where you get to create your own pet. The more games you play,
the more mulched you get. Virtual money. You can use this to buy
items, furniture and anything else for your house. It's a full-time
commitment. That sounds like hard work, Dr. Will we have to take them
for a walk? You don't quite have the hang of this, do you?
Seriously, will we have to walk them? I'm not a big Walker. Dr
Bobbie, do you know what to you are getting me for Christmas? Are of
course I do. Why, have you done your Christmas shopping already?
course I have. I need to go into town. Can I come? No. Merry
Christmas, everyone! Brilliant. If you are going to be
buying things for Christmas, there was definitely one thing missing
off that list. Yes, all that could - a cool kids are wearing them.
Christmas jumper! We are going to show you how you can make your very
own Christmas jumper. The first thing you will need is an old
jumper. You might have won lying around the house, your mum or dad
might not wear a jumper any more. Look what happens every time I do
that. The bells ring. The good go to a charity shop and get a cheap
one. I think we should use this one because we are going to make a
Christmas pudding and that will show up nicely. I've already
created my Template. I've created a circle and then drawn a Witherley
line so we can create the sauce on top of it. You can put cream on it
if you want to. I'm starting that this. I will get brown felt to make
my pudding and cut this out. going to use this, this is some
Holly. The finishing touches to the Christmas pudding. Once the design
is on the paper, cut it out. That's what you stick on to your material.
We've bought this from a craft shop but you can use any material that
is lying around the house. You can be as creative as you like and
recycle as much as you like at the same time. When it comes to putting
things on the jumper, you can cell them on or do what we are doing
today, use fabric glue, which is a lot quicker. I've got my pudding.
Then I need to create some white sauce to pour over the top. I have
some Glitter felt. I'm going to cut out a couple of strips of Holly to
go on top. Rather than using the typical holly berries, I'm going to
use some of these bells to go in the corner instead. I've got the
wiggly line. That's brilliant. I need to create the Christmas
pudding top. Am going to appease those two bits together. My brown
circle and the glittery felt for the top, which is going to be the
source dripping over the top. Now you need to attach them to the
jumper. If you are selling them on, it's a good idea to place a piece
of card between the front and back of the jumper because otherwise you
will stitch them together and not be able to get inside of it. Just
one more piece to go and then we are ready for the topping.
going to stick the top of the Christmas pudding to the base using
this, non-toxic fabrics glue. It's pretty easy to get hold of. You
find in loads of different craft shops and supermarkets and
department stores. It means you can do this really quickly. I want our
Christmas pudding to look 3D. I'm going to use some of this. I'm
going to put some of this behind the Christmas pudding so that it
sticks out like that. That's Then I'm going to lay that over the
top like that. I think the Pavlin looks good because it brings them
to life a little bit. That's what I like about this, the carrot
sticking out. Now the Holly is going on. Give us a splodge here.
Jingling jumpers are definitely the Decorating your Christmas tree is
just one of the things that happens at this time of year. Every
December it is also time for Sports Personality of the Year. We have
got a bit of an exclusive when it comes to Young Sports Personality
of the Year. The top-ten contenders have been announced but our sneak
My name is just have Craig, and a world record holder and I'm the
youngest gold medallist at the 2012 Paralympic Games. To be nominated
is the greatest honour I can think of. It is such a prestigious award.
For me, it sums up the year I've had. Just have Craig, just 15 years
old. He has won gold! He's broken his own world record again! I first
took up swimming at the age of five. It was as a therapy for my cerebral
palsy, to stop it from getting any more severe. I couldn't ask for a
better school to go to because they gave me all the time I need to go
and do my competitions. One of my biggest aims is to maintain my
title and world record in Rio 2016 Games, and continued to be a very
successful athlete that people can hopefully look up to and see as an
I am Rebecca Tunney. I'm the youngest member of Team GB at the
Being nominated for the award is a great achievement. I've always
grown up watching it and thinking about the celebrities on telly.
Being able to be part of it is overwhelming. The biggest highlight
of this year was having been in the Last year it was kind of just a
long shot. I was the baby of everyone so it was just a long shot
Webber Wright got there or not. But I worked as hard as I could. You've
got to have the dedication to come in the gym and do the work you have
to do. But then to keep up with your schoolwork as well, you need
We've got the Europeans next year and in two years we've got the
Commonwealth Games. Then there is Rio in four years' time, but that's
a long way away, you never know I'm just go Jane Applegate, and
Paralympic gold medallist in the It has been a tough year for me, I
had an operation before London, and that has been tough, going through
that, but we still made it.. Jessica-Jane Applegate is swimming
for gold, and she looks like she might just get to the line first.
To secure another gold medal in the pool for Great Britain, and she has
done so. When I got out the pool, my media lady said, you are going
to get a gold post box and I screamed at her. On my average day
I would be up at four, I would train from 5.30 to 7.30M the
evening we start from 4.30 to 7.30. I missed my 16th birth day, I
missed my school prom so my gold medal was per effect as a birthday
present. To be nominated for Young Sports Personality of the Year is
amazing. I know there has been a lot of nomination and to be one of
them, it is really, just made me so happy. You can find out who wins
that and the main Sports Personality of the Year on 16th
December, across the BBC. Now, come with me. Barney and I are inside
one of Europe's biggest Christmas theme park, we have split up
because I am looking for elf school. Somewhere round here, there is a
secret tunnel, which will lead me exactly to where I need to be.
is elf school. Hello. I know this is a busy time for you. But you
have agreed show me how to wrap the perfect present. Can you show me
your tips. I have three tips. First we need to cut the exact right
amount of paper. I have a precut amount of paper. I have a precut
piece here. Not too big, not too small. Could I have some double
sided tape please, because that is one of the very important tips of
every gift wrapper. So double sided tape makes it neat. So it is tip
two. Always use it. We have to fold it very neatly on the sides. Some
double sided tape please. Is that tip three, the folding? Yes, of
course. That is the secret of the elves. So right size paper, double
sided tape, fold it neatly, and you have a perfect present. Excellent.
Don't you just have magic? That would be all too easy, but we do
have magical words. It will help you make a very good present. Let
us have a challenge, because you like a Blue Peter presenter must be
really good at it. I like a race, that is for sure. We are wrapping
books so it is relatively easy. Sort of. We will see. 3, 2, 1, go!
If I don't win. If you don't, you might never be allowed back into
Santa's grotto. Oh no! Now you are putting me under pressure Ta-da! It
is not the neatest, however, maybe if I use the magic words, it might
turn into something better. I think you need to say them like three
times. OK. Barney will appreciate times. OK. Barney will appreciate
it. You are welcome. What is Christmas without Christmas
crackers. It is rubbish. I have snuck into the workshop to show you
snuck into the workshop to show you thousand make your own it is very
simple. You will need wrapping paper, a good quality one that is
nice and thick. You will need A4 card. I have gone for silver and
sparkly. You will need these. These are cracker snaps, that goes in the
centre. When you pull it, that makes the bang sound. You can get
that from a craft shop. You will need scissor, tape, a ruler, some
blue, and you will need a shampoo bottle like this. A tall one that
is round. It is important it is round. Then you will need the
things that go inside, the toys. I have gone for the class ib, sweets,
Toffees, the paper hats you have to have a paper hat. Let us start. You
will need to take the wrapping paper and cut it to size. Then you
need to make the barrel, that holds the presents. To do that, take your
card, and make a mark, half way and cut it right down the middle. That
is the perfect side for the barrel to hold your toys. To make it into
a tube, that is where the bottle comes in. Place it in the middle
and wrap the card round the outside. A good trick is to use double sided
tape and stick it on the top. So when you roll this it will stick to
itself, rather than having to mess about sticking it after. Take your
bottle, roll it gently, making sure both sides meet each other, as you
roll it over, it should stick, and give you your tube. Now, you need
to work out where the centre of the paper is. So about there. You put
your double sided tape across that line. Carefully does it Barney! And
then the same at the top of the paper, like this. Lovely. You put
your tube in place, right down the centre of the paper, and then you
take your cracker snap and feed it through the middle of the tune,
just like that. And simply you stick this down with tape as well.
Like that. Once that is stuck down, you roll your tube backwards and
forwards, so that it sticks. Nice and tidy. And sticks just like that.
That will leave you with a Christmas cracker tube. You need to
put the toys in here, but if you do they will fall through, we have to
make a stop at one end. I will use this stuff. This is brilliant. It
is that stuff you wrap round presents to make them sparkly. Give
yourself enough. You can always trim it. This is where the bottle
comes in handy. Your slide it into one end. You will feel it meet the
tube in the middle. Pull it back out a bit, and test if you have a
big enough gap to tie the string. Once you know you have enough space,
slide your ribbon underneath. Tie it in a bow in that gap. This is
why the wrapping paper needs to be strong. If it wasn't, it would tear,
you don't want that. Now you have create add stop at one end, you can
put your toys in. We will take some Toffees, a paper hat, which also
goes in, and I will use, this is like confetti, it is like a star
confetti, when it is pulled you get an explosion of presents. A novelty
toy. Helen can use that for her hair or something! Once you are
happy your presents are in, do the same thing with the bottle on the
other side. Find the gap. Once you have your space, neckache sure it
is tight again. Just till you think it is about to rip, and put the bow
round the side. There you have it. A finished cracker. All the details
you need are on the Blue Peter you need are on the Blue Peter
website.. Is that for me? Yes. it my pony? These look brilliant.
Would you like to pull one? please. One, two, three. I never
win these. I wish you had put a joke in. But you put in something
for my hair. Knock, knock. Who ease there. Me, I have no jokes left.
What a great ep society sod it has been. We have shown you something
Christmassy to wear and we have shown you how to make crackers.
This time of year is famed for great telly. David Walliams's
children's book has been made into a TV drama on BBC One. So when Mr
Stink was being made we sent Johnny Pitts along to get the inside story.
As a TV presenter I find mims backstage but none are as smelly as
this one! But I suppose it is to be expected. I am backstage at Mr
Stink. It is based on the 2009 best selling book by David Walliams,
about a young girl sheltering a Mely man in her parents' shed
without them finding out very cheeky. Before I get chance to meet
the star, I need to prove my worth and get stuck in with the set
design team. They need help decorating a shed. This is the
first time I have deck rated a shed. Using items that other people would
usually think of as rubbish, the guys will turn this ordinary shed
into a derelict wonder land. This will be on a major BBC show. I feel
there is pressure to get this right. So where do I put it? Where you
feel, anywhere. If we do it on the gold bits, is that all right. Wax
on, wax off! You can even throw it at it. I can throw it. OK. Let
there be magic. Yes, masterpiece. In the time it has taken me to
sprinkle glitter on this branch and myself, the team have transformed
the shed. Claudia, in is amazing. It is not quite finished but it is
nearly there Look at this. To me this looks completely magical. I
have to say I think it is that branch that makes the scene, you
know. Definitely. Now the art department are happy with my work
and the photo shoot is underway I have taken the opportunity to sniff
out a quick chat with some of the stars. Tell us about this guy.
is a bit of a loner, he has been walking the roads of Britain for
many many years and then he comes across Chloe who takes him into her
home for Christmas. Kpwhr such unimaginable kindness. You play
Chloe, she lets a smelly man into her house, why does she do that?
She starts to form a real connection with this character, Mr
Stink, she doesn't want him to get cold or anything, and she wants him
to have a place to stairs she wanted to be with her friends, she
keeps him in the shed. Sorry it is just a shed. But it gets you off
the streets. There is no ensuite but there is a bucket. A buck Celt.
Very la-di-da. -- a bucket. Serpents of Doom. You play Chloe's
mum, you are very competitive. mum has gone batty. She wants to
become the local MP. She is going out campaigning and trying to get
people to vote. Thank you for visiting the website. As Chloe's
dad, what do you make of Mr Stink who comes into your house? I am
sympathetic in way, she is the daughter he is getting a hard time,
because of what is going on with her mum's political ambition.
ban the wearing of leggings in public because they are common.
Most importantly of all, the homeless will be removed from the
streets. Soap dodger, portable wine tasting club, they are a menace to
society. Thank you. I forgot to press record. Ow! Give us some tips
about what David Walliams said to you to get into the character.
put his hand on my shoulder and he said Hugh, you really stink, so I
took it as a compliment. I thought there is a character insight really.
My auntie sent me �5 for a Christmas card. I wanted you to
have it. To buy a blanket or some soap. Thank you but I have no use
for sorpbgs I had a bath last year. Shut the door on your way out. I
hope we are doing David's book justice, if people don't like it,
it is his fault. There you have it. I have been sniffing round
backstage and chatting to the cast about what I think will be the
biggest hit this Wynter. I smell success, among a few other things!
That is going to be brilliant. There is loads of good stuff on the
telly over Christmas. Will be in my Christmas jumper watching it. I
forgot to post my letter to Santa Claus. Forget post boxes, I think
we can do one better, What do you mean? Have a look in there. It is
Santa Claus. Hello Santa. Here is what is happening next week. I have
been a very good boy this year. is one of the most special events
in our calendar, the Blue Peter Christmas show. And we have a