Episode 9 Help! My School Trip Is Magic


Episode 9

Undercover magicians surprise kids with magic tricks. John poses as a soprano at the Royal Academy of Music to perform magic that is off the scale.


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It's term time again

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and our four magicians have left school

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on a brand-new mission.

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But do you think you'd recognise them

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if they were outside the classroom?

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Do you?

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Now's your chance

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cos they're going deeper undercover

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with new disguises, ambitious costumes

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and even taller tales.

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# La-la-la-laaa! #

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This time we're taking unsuspecting kids out of school,

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piling them on coaches

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and sending them on school trips.

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They're off to visit some amazing locations

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where they'll witness incredible magic.

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I was like, "Oh, my gosh!"

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And once again, we're hiding secret cameras in every corner,

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so you don't miss a trick on any school trip.

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The magic is bigger than ever.

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Wow!

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It might be term time, but school's out.

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I can't believe our teachers did that.

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How long will it take before the classes shout...

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Hello. It's me, Iain, and welcome to Help! My School Trip is Magic.

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Our magicians are no longer supply teachers.

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They're now faking it as staff in some popular attractions.

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And because we know you know them,

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we've disguised them even more.

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We've secretly filmed the results with special hidden cameras.

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We have a school trip planned to a music academy today.

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Music can be magical.

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I've even got my magical invisible violin with me. Right.

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HE PLAYS VIOLIN OUT OF TUNE

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Oh, I just dropped it.

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VIOLIN FALLING

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Here...

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VIOLIN STILL FALLING

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Here's what's coming up in today's show.

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VIOLIN LANDS AND BREAKS

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HE SINGS HIGH PITCHED NOTE

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John is the voice,

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but he doesn't turn chairs round,

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he turns heads with some smashing magic.

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'Oh, bellissimo, magnifico.'

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You've been sending in clips of all your best magic tricks.

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And later on I'll be picking my favourite.

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It's our Wannabe Wizards.

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As sure as eggs is eggs,

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John will reveal the secret in Tricks Of The Trade.

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And James is dressed as a courtier at the castle,

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but will this trip be caught out with his spooky tricks?

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HE PLAYS VIOLIN OUT OF TUNE

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Do you think you'd be able to tell if your school trip was magic?

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Do you?

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CAT SHRIEKS

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CAT MEOWS

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We're about to have a ball thanks to magician John.

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And what goes up must come down.

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In size at least.

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It's a big trick with a small golf ball.

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And there's a big golfing expectation for Year Five.

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They think they're getting on board for a normal school trip.

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However, their parents and teachers know differently,

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they're on a magical mystery tour to...

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The Royal Academy of Music.

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Famous former pupils include Sir Elton John, Katherine Jenkins

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and Gareth Malone from The Choir.

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Here they teach over 20 musical disciplines ranging from piano

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to strings to vocal studies.

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So, our magicians can play their tricks, string the kids along

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and hit the high note,

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we're giving them a musical make over.

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John's an Italian tenor,

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or should I say ten euros. Ha-ha.

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And rollover Beethoven, here's Fergus.

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Rolling down the road is the bus.

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The unsuspecting kids are on their way

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to experience a magical masterpiece.

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# Mi-a-la-la-laaa... #

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Sounds more like Fergus and John

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will be creating a piece of music called Mayhem.

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# La-laaaaaaaaaa! #

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They better practice more as the class have arrived downstairs

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completely unaware that Fergus is musically mixed up.

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I just want to make sure I hit all the right beats.

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All the right beats, beats, beats...

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THEY BEATBOX BADLY

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That's going to take some, eh, beating.

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Meanwhile, the pupils are looking around the academy museum,

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which includes the Stradivari violin

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once played to Queen Marie Antoinette.

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Our magicians are revved up for this one.

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Come on, guys, no need to be 'violin-t'.

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Their concerted efforts were worthwhile,

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they're ready for the performance of their life,

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as here comes their toughest audience yet.

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-IN ITALIAN ACCENT:

-A good morning, boys and a girls.

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How are you? You good?

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STUDENTS: Yeah.

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That's good. My name is Dino.

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Dino Whatimean.

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Dino Whatimean?

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They don't know yet, mate.

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Today, I going to talk to you about music.

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You like-a music?

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STUDENTS: Yeah.

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Music, it come from the heart.

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It's beautiful. You want to dance,

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you want to sing, you want to move.

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I love the music.

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That guy definitely loves the 'muu-sic'.

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How many people play a musical instrument? Who plays?

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Oh, good, let's see what you play.

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John plays a fool and likes to blow his own trumpet.

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-What do you play?

-Piano.

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The piano, we got lots of pianos here.

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This is a piano gallery.

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We got lots of pianos here, but do you know what,

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we all got an instrument.

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Every one of you bambinos, you've got an instrument.

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What's your instrument? You tell me. What is it?

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STUDENTS: Voice.

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Your voice.

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We can all sing.

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Some better than others.

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You know, in my hometown,

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we have a myth that the tenors of Campobasso,

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they could use their voice

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to break the glass.

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You get what we call a resonant frequency.

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Say that for me. Say resonant frequency.

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STUDENTS: Resonant frequency.

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They're copying his dodgy accent.

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You got a resonant frequency of the glass,

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and the glass, it vibrates.

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If I played a bit more,

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it vibrate, it vibrate, it smash.

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Now, I think we can do that today with your voices. Can we do that?

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STUDENTS: No. Yes.

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You won't need opera glasses to see this.

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Listen, I got a beautiful glass here. Do you know what this is?

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A beautiful glass?

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This is a Venetian glass,

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you listen to the beautiful sound of the Venetian.

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That beautiful, yeah, that D minor.

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They've noted it.

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Beautiful, beautiful glass, we're going to try

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and break the glass with our voices.

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Here, I'll tell you what I'm going to do.

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I'm going to cover up the glass for your safety,

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but more important...

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for my-a safety, yes?

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We're going to cover up the glass with this beautiful, little cover

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like this, so that we don't get glass all over the shop-a.

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His Italian impression hit a bum note then.

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Here's what we're going to do.

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We going to get a C minor, three octaves above middle C,

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it's very difficult, very difficult, but you can do it.

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OK, we have a little warm up.

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We're going to sing the note, OK.

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Just do this with me, you sing after me, are you ready?

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Remember to watch the glass for some class magic.

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# La-la-la-laaa! #

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# La-la-la-laaa! #

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Oh, you... I going to cry, I going to cry, that beautiful.

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I'm filling up, too.

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That beautiful. We do it again.

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# La-la-la-laaa! #

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# La-la-la-laaa! #

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Very good. We're going to go a little bit higher.

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# La-la-la-laaa! #

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'This trick's going to be off the scale.'

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That's very good. OK, I think we're ready for the note.

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This is the note we're going to hit.

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HE SINGS NOTE BADLY

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Not quite sure John got that?

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Can you hit that note?

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STUDENTS SING NOTE

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That's a little bit low.

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You've got to lift it up a little. Lift it up, lift... whoa, whoa.

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Wait, bambino, bambino, whoa, whoa, whoa.

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We're going to go like this.

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HE SINGS HIGH-PITCHED NOTE

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-STUDENTS REPEAT NOTE

-That's good, OK.

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I'm going to count you down. I'm going to count one, two, three,

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you're going to sing the note. We're going to lift the volume,

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get louder and louder and louder.

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The frequency vibrate the glass and break.

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-Here we go, you ready?

-We're ready.

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Take in a big deep breath.

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Uno...

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duo...

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quattro...

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Tres amusing.

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STUDENTS SING

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And more. And more.

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And more. And more. Argh.

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Wow, the glass exploded

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and so did my mind.

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You break the glass.

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Let's get a rewind.

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STUDENTS SING

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And more. And more. And more. And more.

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Argh.

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They hit the high note

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and the glass, it broke.

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Bellissimo, magnifico.

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They can't believe their eyes or their ears.

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It's beautiful. I want to throw you roses.

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John told them about the resonance frequency.

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It vibrate, it vibrate and smash.

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The class reached the note and it was a major highlight

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when it made the glass go, BOOM.

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Some supreme magic led by the great soprano.

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Encore I hear you say?

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You're in luck.

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Fergus bangs his magical drum with a trick that takes some beating.

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Can I hear you make a 'duff'?

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STUDENTS REPEAT

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Now John is going to set you a magical challenge

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in Tricks Of Trade.

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If you fancy yourself as a magician,

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here's a trick you can try

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on your family at breakfast.

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John is going to show you

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how to stand an egg

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on its end like this.

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Did you actually do that one John?

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Can you remember how?

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Keep watching and you'll find out how to do it later in the show.

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Provided that John gets his stuff together.

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It will be awesome, we promise.

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Back to the music academy in time for a second verse.

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John's magic was beyond compare,

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but can Fergus better his operetta?

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It's time for Eine kleine nachtmagic.

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So, my name is Trevor Cleff.

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Trevor Cleff?

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Sounds like treble clef.

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But the class don't know the musical score yet.

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I'm in charge here at the academy of all instrumental design.

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I replicate things, I fix things, I do all of those things.

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So, isn't it wonderful the things that we have around us today?

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You'll have seen downstairs, we have a Stradivari violin,

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dates back, it's like 300 years old.

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This particular piano here is from the 1600s,

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so that is 500 years old.

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Isn't that incredible?

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And a true fact.

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Now, one of the things I specialise in is drums

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and the design of drums,

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so who here has played the drums?

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Lots of you, very good.

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Now obviously the drums are very, very noisy instruments.

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Don't bang on about it, mate.

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But what we're going to do is talk about the design.

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So, we have here a drumhead

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and here we have the plinth.

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The plinth is the thing that the drumhead sits on,

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so it's nice and stable.

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Keep your eyes on that drum,

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cos it's so magic, it'll knock your high hat off.

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Now, often you have padding in the drum

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and what that does is it reverberates the sound,

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so it makes it echo. So, you get a really good, solid noise.

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We also have drum skins.

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They go on the front and the back of the drum.

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And we're going to do that now

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with some assistance from Dino, so over you come, Dino.

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Dino is Bach...

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I mean, back.

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So, I'll place this one here, this drum skin, on the front,

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and Dino will place that one on to the back.

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There's nothing inside that drumhead or underneath it.

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They're placing the skins carefully on the drum.

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It's already starting to look a bit more like a drum, yes?

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STUDENTS: Yes.

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Shall we see if it sounds a bit more like a drum, yes?

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STUDENTS: Yes.

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They don't mind a bit of noise.

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Oh, that doesn't sound much like a drum does, it?

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Normally you get more of a 'duff'. Can I hear you make a 'duff'?

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STUDENTS IMITATE

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Put a couple of those together

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and you could have 'duff duff' bit from the end of EastEnders.

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Now, if you have a smaller drum like a drum with a thinner skin

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and even more timbering you get like a...a 'ka-ch'.

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-Can you do a 'ka-ch'?

-STUDENTS REPEAT

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Good, and then you might have a cymbal, like a high hat,

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like a 'ti-ti-ti-ti'.

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So, can I get a 'duff-ch-ti-duff-ch-ti'?

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STUDENTS REPEAT

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That's right. Now, these drums will all go together.

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Normally, drums aren't played on their own

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because they're so noisy and loud,

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so they'll be part of a bigger band or something like that.

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Some loud magic coming up.

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Watch the drum.

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Dino? Do you know when the drum was first invented?

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Yes, the first drum it was, it was in a...

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KNOCKING

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-What was that?

-Did anyone else hear that?

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STUDENTS: Yes.

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Where did it come from?

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MORE KNOCKING

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It's sounds like the drum, but that was empty, wasn't it?

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This drum is playing itself.

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It's playing a trick on them.

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It's playing itself, that's...

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OH!!

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BOOM, a banging trick. It's Catherine.

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Where did she come from?

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She certainly a good stick.

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It's Catherine.

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And I'm Fergus.

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Yeah, I'm John.

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They're about to build to the big crescendo.

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-John is not actually Italian...

-I'm not.

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but he does love to eat a lot of pizza.

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Gives a new meaning to Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

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And in fact we are...

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magicians.

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You've all been set up by your teacher, by your schools,

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by your parents. There's camera, there's a camera there,

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there's a camera there, and you're going to be on

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Help! My School trip is Magic.

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High-five.

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A chorus of approval,

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but what chord did it strike with the school trippers?

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It was a really excellent trick.

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John's soprano sorcery totally smashed it.

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I couldn't believe when the glass broke.

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I didn't know that it was going happen.

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It was time to drum up support for the next trick.

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When they slid the two sides,

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there was no way that they could kind of get in.

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There was definitely no space inside that bass drum.

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When the lady came out from the drum

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I actually knew their faces,

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cos I've watched it on TV.

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And now you're on TV, too.

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I've never seen anything like it except for cartoons.

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This Mozart-ful magic hit the school trip

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like a bolt from the Blue Danube.

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It was as pitch perfect as this shout...

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-CHILDREN SHOUT:

-Help! My school trip is magic!

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Still to come.

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John shows you how to make boiled eggs stand like soldiers.

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Have you worked it out yet?

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And James is at the castle

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to make them jump with his cabinet of horrors.

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Will they realise their school trip is magic?

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It really spooked me out.

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But first, we asked you to send in clips

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of yourself performing your best magic tricks.

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We received loads of clips from all over the country.

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Each week, I'll be choosing our favourite Wannabe Wizard

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and showing them to you guys.

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My Wannabe Wizard this time is Jacob from Newtown Powys,

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with two tricks for the price of one.

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Hi, my name is Jacob

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and I'm going to do a few magic tricks for you.

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My first magic trick is going to change

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one ace and three threes into four aces.

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Wow. Sounds complicated.

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Here is one ace...

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and three threes.

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One ace, three threes. Righto

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Now, I'm going to change them into four aces.

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But how?

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Oh.

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Abracadabra.

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Now as if by magic,

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which it is,

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they've changed into four aces.

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Blow me down.

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My second trick is going to be with the magic goblet.

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OK. That can make balls disappear and reappear.

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Gotcha.

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First, I'm going to put this ball in my pocket.

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It's definitely not in the goblet.

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Where is the ball? In my pocket or in the goblet?

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It's in your pocket, mate.

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-You think in my pocket?

-Yes.

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I can tell you...

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-you're wrong.

-Wow.

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Now where is the ball? In my pocket or in the goblet?

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-Duh, in the goblet.

-Think it's in the goblet?

-Yeah.

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And I can tell you...

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you're wrong.

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Not again.

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Where did it go?

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It was in my pocket.

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How did it get in there?

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I hope you've enjoyed my magic show.

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Too right. We have.

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And thanks for watching.

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You're welcome.

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Here's card jester James.

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Some might say he's not playing

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with a full deck.

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There's certainly not much on top.

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I don't mean his shiny head.

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With that, he's the heir to a magical crown.

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This is Year Four mounting their mighty stead

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for a school trip into the past.

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And not so long ago they were set up by their teachers and parents,

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but this trip is not simply educational.

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It's not just historical...

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it's magical.

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It's a trip to...

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Leeds Castle, deep in the Kent countryside.

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It's been a Norman stronghold,

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a Medieval palace,

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a Jacobean country house

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and a Georgian mansion.

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And in more recent times, it's been home to James...

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well, for about an hour.

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We've put him in this courtly costume,

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and he's already clearly feeling the part.

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Today, I've been getting into character

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by skipping gracefully up the corridors

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and trying to talk as grand as possible.

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Which I think has gone remarkably well.

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This lot will be the judge of that.

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They don't know it yet,

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but this castle is going to give them the creeps.

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CREEPY LAUGH

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The castle we're in today is very old,

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so we're going to play on that with the tricks,

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and make it may be a little bit spooky,

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and there might be some frights along the way.

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Good job the coaches aren't here yet.

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Oh! That made me jump.

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And James better jump to it

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and get to our room right with all the old-y hidden cameras.

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While the kids feel the history of these hollowed halls,

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it's time for James to get his story straight.

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I didn't know they did the running man in Tudor times.

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Here comes the class now,

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and they're going to meet

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our king of conjuring with some tales

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that'll blow their minds and chill their spines.

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-Good afternoon.

-STUDENTS: Good afternoon.

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Wonderful. My name is Lou Scannon

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and I'm dressed as a courtier from the Tudor times.

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He said his name was Loose Cannon,

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but it shot way over their heads fortunately.

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I'm here to tell you about the most famous Tudor ever to live,

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in fact one of the most kings of our country.

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I'm here to tell you about King Henry VIII.

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There he is.

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Not literally.

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Feast your eyes upon Henry's splendour.

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Wow, if he's impressed with that,

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wait till he gets a load of the magic.

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Now, who can tell me how many wives Henry VIII had?

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Yes, at the back.

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-Six.

-Six. That's right, Henry VIII had a lot of wives.

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None of the class have a sixth sense about James's real identity.

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In fact, even though this castle predates Henry by 400 years,

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it was renovated by Henry for his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

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And I'm pleased to tell you that today

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we have several artefacts to show you

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from the time of Catherine of Aragon.

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In fact, this, believe it or not,

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was Catherine's personal jewellery box.

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It wasn't. But this is where the magic fibbing begins.

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Given to her as a gift by King Henry himself.

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They're with him so far.

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And you can see it has a little drawer at the front

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with some jewellery in,

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and on top, this is the most miraculous find,

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is a small ring box.

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And inside the ring box

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is what we believe to be the actual engagement ring

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of Catherine of Aragon to King Henry.

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They believe it really belongs to the former queen.

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This is very, very old.

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Now, just going to pop that back in the box.

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The ring is back inside the historical box.

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Here at the castle we're very, very proud to have...

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Something's caught their attention.

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The box has sprung open on its own.

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They don't know what to make of this.

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Yes, OK, OK, OK, OK, calm down, calm down.

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He wants the class to keep a lid on it. Ha!

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Sorry.

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It's very strange. Erm, where was I?

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James knew it would open up, and is acting up.

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That's right, Catherine of Aragon.

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That's right, that's right. We were talking about Catherine.

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We're very pleased to have such a large collection

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of Catherine's possessions here.

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They're watching that box.

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Including the jewellery box and several...

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It popped open again. This is creepy.

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This isn't funny. I...I don't quite know what's happening.

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The ring is still intact and...

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-It did just move, didn't it?

-STUDENTS: Yeah.

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The class are moved, too...

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to nervous giggles.

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-It wasn't just my imagination?

-STUDENTS: No.

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It's very strange.

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Some strange things happen when you're at the castle.

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If we could just keep our eye...

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-Oh!

-Whoa, the box jumped out,

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but James hasn't been caught out yet.

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Maybe, some things are best left untouched,

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and we'll quickly put this away.

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He claimed the ring belonged to Tudor queen

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and trippers couldn't believe what they'd seen.

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The wooden box popped open twice,

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and then the class were spooked out

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when the ring box pinged out.

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Later on, will the trippers be scared witless

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when they witness this...?

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-She was one of the...

-Oh.

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Now it's time for John to reveal the secret in Tricks Of The Trade.

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John will show you how to get an egg to stand up on its end

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just like this one he allegedly did earlier.

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Can you work it out?

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Do you use double-sided sticky tape?

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Well, you could do,

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but John can't find the end.

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Do you flatten the egg?

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Not unless you've got a change of clothes.

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Here's the secret...

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You need to use a small amount of salt.

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Pour out a small pile of salt

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and balance the egg in the middle of it.

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The egg should stand upright.

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Now, blow away the loose salt around the egg,

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it will leave just a couple of grains of salt

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propping up the egg

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and make it look it's standing up by itself.

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Now, you're ready to show your family

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and fry their brains.

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It's back to the castle for some more magic of moats.

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I mean, notes.

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Conjuring courtier James is about to bring some history to life,

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but will he scare the class out of theirs?

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If I could show you this beautiful cabinet here,

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which was a possession of Catherine of Aragon,

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and kept in her bedroom next to her bed.

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She had a big, four-poster bed with grand curtains.

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-Most likely.

-Like this.

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And inside are kept some of her possessions

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that might have been found in the bedroom in the 1500s.

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-Not really.

-Here we have a bell.

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HE RINGS BELL

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Not lunchtime yet, though.

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Which Catherine might have summoned upon her ladies-in-waiting

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and gone, "Please, please come help me,

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"I would like my breakfast."

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And ring the bell like so.

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We also have this.

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Who can tell me what this is? Yes.

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Tambourine.

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It's a tambourine, that's right.

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And it would have been used by the court jesters

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who maybe would have done a dance and a song for the king and queen.

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That's very, very old, indeed.

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And we have this,

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which is a goblet full of jewels.

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You can see many jewels in the goblet, which is very, very old,

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and a very, very valuable thing.

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Remember these objects.

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And last but certainly not least,

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a wonderful picture of Catherine herself.

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Isn't she looking splendid?

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Beautiful lady Catherine.

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Looks more like princess Leia from Star Wars.

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Now, let's just pop that back in there.

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And if we close up the curtains...

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Note, nothing funny going on at the back.

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Now, in addition to this,

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another interesting thing happened here at the castle

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all those years ago.

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-You see, it is while Henry was married to C...

-BELL RINGS

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What just happened?

0:24:070:24:09

The bell just fell over.

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That's very strange. Erm...

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Most certainly is. Must have been a draft.

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Anyway, what was I saying? That's right.

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It was while he was married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon,

0:24:270:24:30

-that the king met his second wife at...

-TAMBOURINE JINGLES

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What? The tambourine feel out of the cabinet.

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What on earth?

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There's no-one in there.

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And it's not a spooky coincidence.

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That is very strange, isn't it?

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Strange magic.

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Maybe, we should just put that back and carry on.

0:24:510:24:53

Ah, yes. Every...everything's fine, everything's fine.

0:24:530:24:56

James is enjoying the charade, and it's not over yet.

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He met his second wife Ann Boleyn

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as he was married to Catherine of Aragon here at the castle.

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-In fact, she was one of the...

-THUD

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Oh.

0:25:050:25:07

Nervous laughter and hands over mouths,

0:25:070:25:09

this dastardly trick is definitely working.

0:25:090:25:12

They've spotted something untoward.

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It's behind you.

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That's alleviated the tension.

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The picture's changed.

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That's not Catherine of Aragon at all.

0:25:250:25:28

It's now a very strange looking man, indeed.

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Putting it mildly, that's John.

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Now, such things can go unexplained,

0:25:350:25:37

as you imagine, this castle is very old.

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However, I do have an explanation for the happenings today.

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Would you like to know the explanation to the wondrous events?

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STUDENTS: Yeah.

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You see this is not Catherine.

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They know that much.

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His name...

0:25:530:25:55

is John.

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The truth will out.

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And you see, my name is not Lou.

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My name is actually James,

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and I'm a magician.

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And you've all been set up by your teachers and your parents

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and, you're being filmed on cameras there, and there,

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and there for CBBC's

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Help! My School trip is Magic.

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CHILDREN SCREAM

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Wow, that magic featured a strange presence from the past,

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but how did the class remember it?

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It was really amazing.

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James displayed a cabinet full of items

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apparently belonging to Catherine of Aragon,

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and the bell fell all on its own.

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When he showed us all the stuff, I was like, "Nobody's in there."

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Then it was just really creepy

0:26:440:26:45

because, erm, the tambourine fell and all the jewels fell out,

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and I was like, "What's happening?"

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It's like the cabinet was alive. How was it happening?

0:26:500:26:53

He was one of the...

0:26:530:26:55

It really spooked me out,

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cos..cos he wasn't touching anything.

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The portrait of Catherine changed to a mugshot of magician John...

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Now a very strange looking man, indeed.

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I thought like I was dreaming,

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cos I knew that possibly couldn't be real.

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It was real all right. Really magic.

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They didn't see it coming and they couldn't work it out.

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-CHILDREN SHOUT:

-Help! My School Trip is Magic.

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See you later, but until then, if you're on a school trip

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and you think something magic's going on,

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maybe you'll find yourselves shouting,

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"Help! My school trip is magic!"

0:27:310:27:35

John poses as a soprano at the Royal Academy of Music to perform magic that is off the scale. Also James is a courtly conjuror at the castle, and he spooks the school trip with his cabinet of horrors!


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