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CBBC have sent these four magicians into your schools.
They are some of the hottest magicians in the country.
Our magicians went undercover
and they pretended to be supply teachers.
We had secret cameras all over your classrooms and watched
while you had the most incredible lessons.
Our magicians fooled whole classes and shocked them
with their spectacular tricks. But did they come to your school?
I never knew we'd be on TV.
Did they trick you?
I'm just so freaked out!
And did you shout...?
Hello. It's me, Ian, and this is Help!
My Supply Teacher Is Magic.
We've fooled hundreds of you guys by swapping regular teachers
with magicians, and we've been secretly filming the results
with special cameras which we've hidden in the classroom.
Oh, yes, we've got more dodges than a Jammie Dodger on the dodgem cars.
We're also showing you loads of other great tricks,
like this one. I call it the Spooky Haunted Hankie.
Watch closely, here we go.
Show some clips.
John is going undercover to cause mayhem in this class of year fives.
Look, he made a solid box pass through solid metal!
-Will he make the Earth move?
The block is still solid.
We'll teach you a magic trick so you can fool your friends.
Grab two £1 coins, a 1p and a glass.
You'll also need to be near a table with a tablecloth on it
so you can join in.
Plus, you've been sending in clips of all your best magic tricks,
and later on I'll be picking my five favourites.
Will you be one of my wannabe wizards?
Could you spot a magician pretending to be a supply teacher?
Could you? Really?
This is John. He's a big character with a load of big tricks.
He's about to go undercover as a supply teacher.
The hidden cameras are set. Is it your school?
Is it your class? Let's find out.
Here's a year five class.
They don't know it yet, but John's about to give them a lesson
that defies the law of physics.
But what will the class make
of their scientifically impossible lesson?
None of the class suspect there are cameras in their classroom
or realise John is not a real teacher, but can he keep it up?
I'm going to teach you a science lesson. Now who likes science?
Excellent. When I was at school,
which was a long, long, long,
long time ago, before cars had been invented,
my favourite science was physics.
What do you think physics was about? Yes?
That's spot on! It was about movement and it was about energy
and it was about forces, and I loved it.
John's already making it sound fun,
but he's about to get experimental with the truth.
They reckon that most physical laws can't be broken,
and I've just discovered recently that it is possible
to break one of the physical laws. You see,
in physics we were taught it was impossible for a solid
to go through another solid.
Yeah, that's because it is. What's he up to?
-Is it possible for me to walk through that wall?
-Can I go through that door?
-Yes, cos it's open.
-But if I shut the door?
Is it possible for a solid thing to go through a solid thing?
I've got some metal sheets here, you can have a look at that one
-and that one. Just sheets of metal. Is that solid?
-It is solid.
We can whack it on the table.
I probably won't get a job at this school,
but I might get the job somewhere else, so it doesn't matter.
The class are loving John's lessons so far,
but there's some solid magic coming up.
I also have a solid block here.
Do you think it's possible for this to go through
that piece of metal?
He sounds very certain, but he's about to have his mind blown.
No. Do you know what I've discovered?
It's possible to pass a solid through a solid
IF you do some simple things.
You have to vibrate the piece of metal at the right frequency.
If it's fast enough,
what happens is it starts to get soft in the middle.
Can you see that?
-If I vibrate that at the right speed, the molecules, they get
further apart and there's more space between them until
eventually this becomes like a liquid
and the metal can pass through it.
John's facts are as wobbly as a piece of metal,
but the class believe every word.
I've got a little tube here that this block
will go all the way through.
To make sure the block can't go through,
I'm going to put these pieces of metal that you looked at
into the tube like that.
They can't wait to see this.
One there and one there. Now my job, using vibration,
is to get that block to go all the way through
-those two metal sheets. Do you think I can do it?
He's changed his tune.
They really want this to work, but how can it?
It's physically impossible.
Physics would say it's impossible.
Look, I'm going to put the block in the top here,
and then I'm going to vibrate this top plate.
As I vibrate it, I have to get the frequency just right.
I build up the speed. It gets faster and faster and faster
until eventually, that block...
Whoa! The block's passing through the solid metal!
How can that happen?
I know. I know. No, no, no, no, no!
The class already love it, but John's not through yet.
It's only through one sheet,
we've got to get it go through the second sheet. Here we go.
I'm watching even closer this time. I'm going to work it out.
Faster, faster, faster, faster! Oh!
I can't work it out,
nor can the class. Let's get a rewind.
Here we go. Just...
Right speed, right, so faster, faster, faster, faster. Oh!
Nah, I still can't figure it out. It's incredible!
The block is still solid.
They've just witnessed the impossible happen
right in front of their eyes.
Time for our phoney physics teacher to let them in on his secret.
Your teachers and your headteacher
and your mums and dads have set you up.
I know. Cos I'm not really a teacher, I'm a magician,
and we're filming a secret magic show for CBBC
called, Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic.
And we've got hidden cameras over here.
We've got a camera at the back there. we've got a camera over here.
He did it!
John's brilliant box trick has totally bamboozled the class.
I thought we were just going to be taught science.
I never knew we were going to be on TV.
First, he proved the metal was solid.
It is solid, we can whack it on the table.
I thought it was never going to work because it's metal.
Then he passed a solid cube through the solid metal!
All the way through. I know. No, no, no, no, no!
The metal went through the metal. I can't believe that.
Just to prove it was no fluke, he did it all over again.
I was actually kind of amazed because I never knew that
someone could actually do that and... Oh, my gosh!
John pulled it off, the class had no idea he was a magician.
Would you realise your supply teacher was magic?
Later on, Fergus will be going undercover as a supply teacher.
He'll make this class's jaws drop to the floor.
Is this your class?
This is Katherine.
She's going to teach you the secret behind a trick you can
use on your mates to blow their minds.
If you fancy yourself as a magician, here's a trick you can try at home.
You'll need two £1 coins, a penny and a glass.
If you haven't got them already, get them now.
You'll also need to be at a table with a tablecloth.
You need to place the coins in a row like this
and place the glass on top of the coins like this.
Do you know how to get the penny out without touching the glass
or the coins? Can you work it out?
Keep watching and you'll find out later in the show.
But right now we have something amazing for you.
This is an interactive illusion.
This is a trick you can take part in at home, so come on,
get close to the screen so you can follow all of the action...
You smell awful! Here's John.
This is John. He's got a big appetite...
for magic, and he's a clever sausage, as you'll soon see.
In this next trick, I'm going to teach you how to produce a sausage.
I know that sounds strange, but follow along and it'll make sense.
Hold your arms out like this in front of you.
Now point your fingers out and turn them inwards just like this.
Perfect. Now just look over the tips of your fingers,
focusing in the distance at me.
Can you see a sausage floating between your fingertips?
You can? That's great.
Now, on the count of three, I want you to flick the sausage at the TV.
You ready? One, two, three.
Wow, I love how you got that to work.
I think I'll have a barbeque!
Last time I saw sausages like that, they were part of Lady Gaga's dress.
Every week, we're bringing you a chart of the magic movers
and shakers we're calling the chart Wannabe Wizards.
I've got my comfy chair.
I've got my trusty laptop,
and I've got my breadsticks,
cos sometimes snacks can have too much flavour. Hit it.
We asked you to send in clips of yourself performing
your best magic tricks.
We received loads of clips from all over the country.
Each week I will be choosing my five favourite wannabe wizards
and showing them to you guys.
Number five this time is Fred from London.
Fred's a card flourisher.
Watch his careful hands and fast fingers.
If I was doing that I'd have dropped the cards all over the place.
To be honest, it's making me a bit dizzy, but I like it.
Look, he can even flip cards into the air and catch them in the deck.
And again. He's working those angles.
Nice double fan, and I'm a big fan.
I'm also a fan of Gemma from Bridgnorth.
She's shuffled the deck...
Check it out, it's the two of hearts.
She hands it to the camera person,
multi-tasking as magician's assistant.
Back it goes into the deck.
Here's the good bit.
Pow! The two of hearts flies out of the deck.
That's not all she can do.
The seven of clubs is on top of the deck, or at least it is now.
A quick rub and, wow, it's changed to the jack of hearts!
Let's get a rewind.
How does she do it?
I still don't know but it's great.
A trick close to my heart
but slightly edged out by Timothy from Staffordshire.
I'm not sure why I like this trick better, it escapes me,
cos he's an escapologist. Do you get it?
Check, and I cannot get out, right?
This is Mum doing final checks on the locks.
Timothy is now locked in the shackles.
Right. So, I cannot get out of this.
I'm now going to use my magical blanket...
..to get out of this.
And, Mum, if you'd like to just put this blanket over my hands
and just hold it so it's like that, right? A bit better.
Go on, Mum, a bit more effort, please.
-So, what I'm going to do is...
Watch this bit coming up, it's classic.
I've got an itch.
Told ya. He scratched his head.
How could do that? His hands are in shackles!
I can't get out.
See? What a joker.
So, if you'd like to put that back over...
He's certainly making his mum work hard.
She'll get him back for that later.
I'm going to try and get out.
It's a very hard trick to do.
He's at it again! He's got his other hand out!
-It's terribly hard.
-I can not actually...
And now it's back in.
You can't escape how good this trick is.
I can actually still not get out.
If you'd like to hold that? I can not get out still.
Put that back over me.
His mum's idea is throwing the blanket at him!
I'm just going to try and escape my way out of this.
Here we go. It's the grand finale!
And I've escaped from these shackles...
-..with my magical blanket.
Where can I get one of those?
And thank you very much.
You're number 3.
At two, it's my man Chris from the Isle Of Man.
I'm going to ask my assistant Joe to take one of these cards at random.
Can you take one of these cards at random, please?
Chris's mate is doing as he's told.
Thank you. Right.
Now, I'm going to ask you when to stop, OK?
Thank you. Great. Can you put the card back in?
We'll cut the deck a couple of times.
The chosen card has gone back in the deck.
And give it a little shuffle.
He's shuffling the pack good and proper.
That card could be anywhere now,
but just wait till you see this bit coming up.
This trick is going to be in your face, literally.
Right, then. I'm going to throw these cards everywhere
and attempt to catch your card, OK?
One, two, three...
Careful, Chris, you nearly hit the camera!
-What was your card?
-The king of diamonds.
Oh. Luckily, I caught the king of diamonds.
Phew! That was close.
You got it right and that's why you're at number two.
Who's my favourite though? I'm not going to tell you yet,
not before I put on my funny chart show voice.
At five, it's card flourisher Fred.
Up at four, it's Gemma's jumping card trick.
Timothy's escaped to number three...
And I've escaped from these shackles.
Letting fly at two was Chris.
And he was nearly my favourite,
but out of the tonnes of wannabe wizards, my top one this time was...
Adam from Ripon and his outrageous rope trick. Watch closely.
I'm going to start this by tying a knot in the two ends like so.
This will leave us with...
See, the rope is tied. Now look. And it's a loopy trick.
I need a pair of fingers, don't worry they do work.
Look, if I cut the rope just like so...
What? He used his fingers as scissors.
Now I'm left with two pieces of rope tied together with a knot.
Now, if I undo these just like so...
We're left with a shorter piece and a longer piece.
Now, the idea of this is to get them looking a similar length...
So remember, he has one long piece and one short piece.
He's pulled the ends together and wraps them round.
They'll look similar.
One long piece, one short piece, or so you think.
Here we go. That's a bit better.
Whoa! Both pieces of rope are now the same length!
If I take the ends like so, I can rub them...
And now it's one rope again.
That's why you're number one this time.
I can't wait until next time for more Wannabe Wizards.
I've had a word with the bosses here at CBBC
and I've arranged to do a classic trick, the Vanishing Elephant.
Ladies and gentlemen, bring in the elephant!
Bring it in, guys.
What? You've... you've lost an elephant?
How can...? It's massive!
Oh, yes, hello, the zoo.
Of course I've still got your elephant.
Can't lose an elephant. He's waving now.
Here's what's coming up.
Have you worked out the secret to Katherine's challenge?
If you haven't already got two £1 coins, a 1p
and a glass, go and get them now,
and stand by a table with a tablecloth on it.
And watch what happens when Fergus goes undercover in another school.
Could it be your class?
Could your supply teacher be magic?
In Undercover Magic, we hide cameras in all sorts of places.
Our magicians play tricks on members of the public who don't know
they're being filmed.
This is Jack.
He's been set up by his mum and has no idea what's about to happen.
Hi there, do you mind if I sit here?
Here comes magician Katherine.
She's got grapes and a nice book to read.
Jack thinks he's having a normal day
out in the park but it's all about to get weird
cos Katherine's about to do an amazing trick.
What on Earth?
I can't believe it! Let's get a rewind.
The grapes are floating out of the punnet and into her mouth.
That was awesome! Jack can't believe it!
Well, the grape just went up in the air without anything happening.
It was quite odd. Quite cool though.
It's the moment you've been waiting for,
a chance for you to learn how to fool your friends.
Me and Katherine challenged you to get the penny out from under
the glass without touching the glass or the coins.
Come on, have you worked it out? How many of you got it?
Maybe you think you blow on it.
You scratch the tablecloth and the coin moves across the cloth
and out from under the glass.
It may take a while so we've sped it up.
Let's get a rewind.
The secret is the tablecloth. Just scratch it and the coin moves
across the cloth and out from under the glass.
You can then do it without touching the coins or the glass.
Now, you've all got something to show off with at home.
And now ace magician James is about to show off another
one of his tricks at the theme park.
This is Ryland, Milo and Christian.
They have no idea they're about to have the time of their lives.
We're going to try something really bizarre with my watch, OK?
This is one of those old-fashioned watches
where you have to set the time using the stem.
Something awesome is about to happen.
If you take the stem out and turn it,
you can make the time be sort of 3:20,
or, I don't know, we could get 12:25,
or you could even get 6:05. OK? Lots of different times.
I'd like you to just turn that stem
as much as you want, then whenever you feel like, just stop.
Ryland's winding the watch to change the time.
-OK? And just push it in so I can't cheat and change the time.
Great. Now, if you could, just remember what that time is.
-Great. And hold your hand out.
So Ryland remembered the time on the watch.
I can't get at that watch. I'm going to try and read your mind.
So you're thinking of a time? OK, keep thinking of that time.
OK, yeah, I think I know what this is. This is...
Are you thinking of 9:10?
-Whoa! How did that happen?
Do you know what's more amazing? No hands.
-Oh, my gosh.
He read his mind and the hands have gone! Let's get a rewind.
Are you thinking of ten past nine?
-Do you know what's even more amazing? No hands.
-It's literally a timeless trick.
It was as if he could actually see through Ryland's hands.
It was incredible.
I didn't give anything away, and then the hands just disappeared.
It was kind of scary.
We're over halfway through the show. In fact, it's exactly...
I think my watch has stopped. We better get on with it.
It's time for our magician Fergus to fool another unsuspecting class.
He's about to go to another school.
He's going undercover as a supply teacher to do an incredible trick.
Will it be your school? Will it be your class? And...
Will the class realise that their supply teacher is magic?
These year five pupils think they're coming in for an average lesson,
but Fergus is way above average, except for his height.
The classroom is ripe with hidden cameras and Fergus
is about to do a mind-bending trick using a time machine.
Uh-huh, you heard me, a time machine.
Good morning, class, my name's Mr Flanagan.
I hope you've had a better day than me.
I broke my mug, my favourite mug and I spilt coffee all down my tie.
A likely story, Fergus, but that broken mug and that dirty tie
are going to be very important to this trick.
Innovation. Now, who here has watched Doctor Who before?
Can you tell me what his TARDIS does?
Exactly. It has the ability to travel through time.
I've got a joke about Doctor Who. Knock knock?
Oh, you've heard it before. Fine.
This is very much what this box is like.
Whoa! Fergus has told the class he has a time machine
and they still believe him?
It's called a High Matter System Time Instigation Module.
That's H.M.S.T.I.M for short,
which also stands for Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic.
But shh, don't tell the class just yet.
Scientists have discovered that it is possible to disrupt
the time continuum.
Fergus has got the class really excited now,
he's using long words and everything.
We now have the ability to move an object either forward in time
or backward in time.
Say for example, if you're eating your lunch
and spill gravy on yourself
or you spill a bit of food,
put them into the Time Instigation Module
and it goes back to before you spilt the food, everything's clean.
How amazing is that?
This invention sounds great for Fergus.
I happen to know he's a really messy eater.
I spilt coffee over the front of my tie.
I'll open up the time machine...
Look, the girl's so excited she can barely watch.
Place my tie onto the middle shelf...
Remember, this isn't really a time machine,
it's a metal box and a clever trick.
Fergus has totally fooled them.
Now, if I set that timer back to three and a half hours,
which is when I bought the tie this morning,
we let that buzzer run down, there should be about five seconds left.
Five, four, three, two, one. You ring out the buzzer.
Keep watching. Will Fergus's tie have gone back in time?
You will see I have a brand new... Oh, we went back a bit too far,
you can see it's still got the label on.
But we've got a brand new tie.
Whoa! It went so far back in time it's just like when he bought it
in the shops. Keep watching, it gets better.
I know that cos Fergus sent me forward in time to watch.
As I told you as well, I was particularly upset
because I broke my favourite mug.
Fergus is about to sent the mug back in time before it was broken.
Well, at least the class thinks so. Shh, it's magic.
Of course, it's very important the handle goes in with it,
onto that middle shelf.
Place the door back on.
And now, I set the time machine back to this morning.
So I do that. Five, four, three, two, one.
Ring out that buzzer and,
hopefully, this time when we open up the time machine,
we'll see we have a brand-new, restored mug.
Whoa! That tea cup puts the tea into time machine
and this class are no mugs, but Fergus is a very convincing teacher.
Imagine governments or secret agents,
say they had a message that had been destroyed
and it was important that that message was deciphered?
The class would love a time machine to go forward to lunch break,
but before that, Fergus has got one last surprise in store for them.
For example, I got given this message yesterday,
but as you can see, it's totally destroyed,
which means I can't read the message that was intended for me.
-Let's try that.
-I'll open up the machine...
Fergus is about to turn these shreds of paper back into a note
with a very important message on it.
So this time I need to go back right to 24 hours
and I need you to count down from ten with me.
Glad he didn't ask them to count back from 24 hours,
we'd have been there all day, literally.
ALL: Five, four, three, two, one.
Ring out the buzzer and now, when we open up the time machine,
there should be a fully formed piece of paper.
The shreds have turned back into a whole piece of paper.
The class are blown away but they're about to get an even bigger shock.
Now let's have a look.
It says, "Dear Class Five,
"the man standing in front of you called Mr Flanagan is not a teacher,
"he can't really make things travel through time, in fact,
"there's no such thing as a time machine.
"He's actually a magician.
"In fact, if you look around the room you're now sitting in,
"you'll see glass cabinets.
"In these glass cabinets are hidden cameras
"because right now, you're all being filmed
"for a brand-new CBBC show called Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic."
He did it!
Fergus' brilliant time travelling trick has totally fooled the class.
First, Fergus sent his dirty tie back in time.
Not only did it come out clean, it was brand-new!
It was quite outstanding how a machine could do that.
Then he sent his broken mug back in time and it was mysteriously fixed.
I thought it was great,
you might even be able to buy it in a shop.
Finally, he sent this shredded paper back in time
to read the secret note.
When the note said he wasn't really a teacher, he was a magician,
I was just shocked.
Fergus pulled it off!
The class had no idea he was a magician.
We totally got them and they loved it!
See you guys later, but until then,
if you're at school and you think some magic's about to happen,
maybe you'll find yourself shouting Help!
My supply teacher is magic!
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