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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. I'm Iain 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.
We are more inventive than Leonardo da Vinci at an invention class
and, because we know you love magic,
we've also got a bunch of other great tricks, like this one.
Behold. As I make a bird appear from this handkerchief.
Oh. It's flown away.
Here's the clips.
Fergus is going undercover to cause mayhem
in this class of year fives.
He's drawn the Titanic, it's sinking,
but will he have the class floating?
We're going to teach you a magic trick so you can fool your friends.
Grab a pen or a pencil 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?
And if you want to take part in the interactive illusion,
you need a piece of paper the size of a bank note
and two paperclips.
Do you think you'd be able to tell
if your teacher started doing magic? Do you?
This is Fergus. He's a talented, yet scruffy, young magician.
He loves rabbits, even when they're not in hats.
He's not so good at timekeeping, though.
He's forgotten he's going undercover as a supply teacher.
There you go.
The hidden cameras are set. Is it your school?
Is it your class? Let's find out.
Fergus is about to give year five a lesson
that will make them jump and shout.
The class are expecting a history lesson,
but none of them suspect that we've hidden cameras in their classroom
and they don't realise that Fergus is not a real teacher.
Can he keep it up?
Good morning, class.
My name's Fergus and I'm your supply teacher for the day.
Now, today's lesson, we're going to talk about history.
Who knows anything about boats and ships?
Now, the ship we're talking about today
is one that set sail on her maiden voyage, April 10th 1912.
Left the docks in Southampton, England,
and travelled all the way across the Atlantic,
due to arrive in New York City, America, but sadly never made it.
Anyone know the name of the ship I'm talking about?
Yes, you on the front?
The Titanic. Very good.
It's a very, very famous ship.
The class know Fergus is talking about the Titanic,
but they don't know he's keeping a Titanic-size secret.
Now, obviously, I'm drawing my Titanic in ink.
But what do you think the real Titanic was made of?
-Yes, boy at the back.
It was said to be impossible to sink.
But does anyone know what happened to the Titanic?
Fergus is busy drawing his picture of the Titanic.
He's taking his time as this is no ordinary picture.
It sunk. Very good.
And, last question, does anyone know...
I'll just get some waves on. ..why it sunk?
Ah, let's have the boy at the back in the corner.
It hit an iceberg. Very good.
Now, the Titanic set sail.
-It set sail across treacherous seas.
-Good drawing, Fergus.
Personally, I can only draw breath.
Unknown to the captain of the ship,
the ship sailed a doomed course.
Listen closely to Fergus and keep your eyes on that ship.
It was a dark night.
The temperature was below freezing.
And everything very still and quiet.
The ocean was calm and nothing could be heard
except the occasional lapping of water
against the side of the boat.
Fergus has got the class drawn in with his story.
They're concentrating hard.
That made me jump too. It wasn't magic yet, though.
That's just part of Fergus's fun lesson.
..screamed 6th officer of the ship, James Moody.
He'd spotted an iceberg in the water
and the Titanic was sailing straight towards it.
Some amazing magic coming up. Keep your eyes on the Titanic.
The helmsman, that's the person who steers the ship,
did the best they could to turn. "Hard a-starboard!"
But it was too late. It was as if
the iceberg had appeared from nowhere.
Woah, it's moving. The class has spotted it too.
That's the bit I'm getting to, the iceberg.
The iceberg tore into the bottom of the boat
and it caused the whole thing to sink.
Now, I know there is an iceberg in this story
and I'm glad some of you know about it,
but don't ruin the story for everyone else.
He knows what they're shouting about. He's just pretending.
-So, that iceberg tore into the bottom of the ship
and water rushed on and caused the whole ship to slowly sink.
Now, who's good at drawing in the class?
I want you to draw your very best image of the Titanic.
You think you've figured it out. Check this bit out.
This is where it gets weird.
Your very best drawing that you can.
It's a flat picture with nothing cut out or stuck on.
I'll grab some more paper for you.
There's paper and crayons on your desk.
I'd like you to draw your own drawing as best you can
and I'll be back in a second.
They're passing the picture around. None of them can work it out.
How does a ship like this go...? And then...
Right, thank you very much, class. Everyone take a seat.
Time for Captain Fergus to tell the class his secret.
I see someone drew an iceberg on mine.
-Who did that? Did you draw that?
Oh, that's very good.
I didn't really draw it. I'm not even a teacher.
Because we are filming a new CBBC magic series
and there's a camera just over there, in that box.
And there's a camera in this box
and there's a camera over there and you're all going to be on TV!
ALL SHOUT AND SCREAM
He did it! Fergus had them hook, line and sinker
with his brilliant Titanic trick.
First, he drew the class in with his brilliant story telling.
He'd spotted an iceberg
and the Titanic was sailing straight towards it.
My favourite bit was when he said, "Iceberg ahoy."
Then his drawing started sinking without him even touching it.
And he was just showing it to us
and then the iceberg came out of nowhere.
How did he do that?
Cos it was really weird how he kind of did it.
Fergus pulled it off.
The class had no idea he was a magician.
Would you realise your supply teacher was magic?
That was great, wasn't it?
The problem with the Titanic was the lookout.
He didn't see the iceberg.
He needed eyes on the back of his head.
He should have got one of these.
That's set my head in a spin.
Later, Katherine will also be going undercover as a supply teacher.
She'll send these people's heads in a spin too.
Is this your class?
Now, Katherine's going to teach you
the secret behind a trick you can do at home.
If you fancy yourself as a magician,
here's a trick you can try on your mates.
You'll need a pen or a pencil.
If you haven't got one already, get it now.
Go on, quick, hurry.
In the meantime, Katherine will wait.
You back? Ready? Good.
First, you need to put your hands out in front of you
with the backs touching and hold the pen or pencil between your thumbs.
Do you know how to get your hands so they are palm-to-palm, like this,
without letting go of the pen or pencil?
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 the Interactive Illusion.
This is a trick that you can take part in at home.
So, get nice and close and put down your toast.
Oh. I'm a poet and I didn't even know it. Sorry.
He likes the sound of his own voice and I like the look of his magic.
Listen in to John and get involved.
OK, you should have a couple of paperclips.
I've got mine here.
A piece of paper the size of a banknote or an actual banknote.
And a handsome magician.
OK, take your piece of paper
and fold a third over the top, like this.
And clip it here.
Now, take the other third and fold it underneath.
And place your second paperclip here, like this.
In a second, I'm going to count to three
and when I get to three,
I want you to pull the edges of the paper apart.
But first, I need my comedy magnet.
Remember, when I count to three, pull the edges of the paper apart.
One, two, three, pull.
OK, check out your paperclips. Pick them up.
They've magically linked together.
I love magic with office supplies.
I once said to a shop assistant, "Do you sell stationery?"
She said, "No, I wiggle a bit."
Every week, we'll be bringing you a top five chart
of new magicians on the block.
I've get my comfy chair.
I've got my trusty laptop
and I've got these marshmallows. I like marshmallows.
They make me feel like a giant eating a pillow.
But enough about me. Here's the magicians.
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 5, this time, is Alan from London,
where it's obviously snowing, and Alan means business.
He's got mean card skills
and I just love the way he builds in some awesome hip hop moves.
Check him out.
Great stuff, Alan.
OK. Now, watch closely, the 10 of diamonds.
Pow. The 6 of diamonds. That was quick. I need a rewind.
How does he do it?
That's left my head in a spin.
So, it's only fair that Madeleine from Wakefield is next
with her spinning plates.
This is not magic, but it looks pretty spellbinding.
Up and catch.
Watch this, she does it again.
Mind the ceiling, Maddy.
Right, let's step this up a gear.
She's going for the blue plate as well.
There's a real knack to this and she's got it.
But the best bit is still to come.
Look, the blue plate's spinning on her finger
and she's going for the red one at the same time.
Go on, you can do it. Keep going.
You've nearly got it, I can feel it.
She's got it. That's two plates spinning at once.
Nice one, nice two, even.
And final flip to finish.
Mad skills, Maddy.
Back to some old school magic at 3 with Matthew from Farnham.
During this trick I want you to remember this card.
-It's the 2 of diamonds.
-The 2 of diamonds.
-I just said that.
I want you to hold your hand out in a sandwich manner.
Sorry. Just hold your hand out.
I'll place the 2 of diamonds in your hand. Put the other hand on top.
So, I want you just to remember the 2 of diamonds.
I also want you to remember my card, the joker.
OK, we've got it.
-OK. So, what card have you got?
-2 of diamonds.
-What card have I got?
Watch. See this. I'm not even touching you. Click.
See, I have the 2 of diamonds.
Woah. How did he get the 2 of diamonds from between her hands?
-And you have?
-And where's the joker?
-There it is. Unbelievable trick and that's no joke.
A seriously good trick coming up at 2. It's Samuel from Lancashire.
Look, he's got an unfolded box of cards,
but it looks like it's missing one thing.
Ta-dah. The prints.
You can clearly see that the box is now printed.
-Now, what do they do after they've printed it?
-I know, I know!
They fold it up...
Oh, that's what I was about to say.
..into a rough box shape and see,
it's starting to look a bit like a box now, isn't it?
Yes, it does, yes.
Now, what do they do after they've folded it and glued it?
They put the cards in, they put the cards in!
-They put the cards in.
-See, I told you.
Wow. Where did they come from?
Who's my favourite, though?
I'm not going to tell you yet,
not before I put on my funny chart show voice.
Body popping up to five was Alan.
At four, Madeleine had me in a spin.
Matthew was at three and he was no joker.
See, I have the two of diamonds.
Boxing clever at two was Samuel
and he was nearly my favourite.
But, out of the tons of wannabe wizards,
my top one this time was...
Billy from Selsey.
He's going to randomly find all four aces in his pack of cards.
We've got the two jokers here.
One, two. I'll set them down there.
Remember, the two jokers on their own there.
Now, can you just call stop for me?
-Stop! Oh, they beat me.
The first ace you stopped at was the ace of diamonds.
What are the chances?
I'll try and find the next ace the good old-fashioned way
of it flicking up, jumping out of the deck, the ace of clubs.
Wow. He made another ace literally jump from the pack. He's slick.
The third ace is not on the bottom.
Can you just touch a card that you might think is the third ace?
This time, his assistant's going to point to one.
She wants that one.
That one card there? That was your choice.
I didn't influence you in any way to pick that card,
but you still picked the third ace.
She made a random choice! How's that possible?
The fourth ace is the hardest ace to find. Do you know why?
-Because it's actually not in the deck.
It's actually in between the two jokers.
No way! Yes way. You rule, Billy.
Can't wait until next time for more Wannabe Wizards.
Magic is so diverse.
I've actually been learning what they call manipulation this week.
So watch as I give you
the incredible multiplying snooker balls trick. Here we go.
Hello. Speaking. Yep. Where?
The Lucky Eight Pool Club?
Oh yeah, I was there this morning, actually.
Table four, that's right.
Hmmm. I'm having some technical problems. Here's what's coming up.
Have you worked out the secret to Katherine's challenge?
If you haven't already got a pen or a pencil, go and get one now.
Go on, hurry.
See James baffle these lads and leave them confused,
but can you work out how he does it?
And watch what happens when Katherine goes to 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.
John is at a shopping centre.
Sitting next to him is Sam, Abbie and their mum.
They have no idea what's about to happen.
I've been shopping with my wife. I don't like shopping.
You know what the worst thing about shopping is? I get hungry.
I get hungry, so I've got a good tip for you.
If you ever get hungry when you're shopping, this is what you do.
He's taking his shoe off?! Poo-ey!
Inside your shoe, you keep a £1 coin.
That way you can always buy yourself an apple if you need to get one.
The problem is, sometimes I forget to put a £1 in my shoe, so then...
-I have to keep an apple in my shoe.
-Can I get a rewind?
So then, I have to keep an apple in my shoe.
That way I never get hungry.
It's a great system.
How does he walk with an apple in his shoe?
Sam and Abbie can't believe it.
Look. They're trying to work it out.
I don't know how he could stick an apple in his shoe.
I didn't expect it to happen.
That trick had bite -
and no jokes about apples and pairs of shoes, please.
It's the moment you've been waiting for.
A chance for you to learn how to fool your friends!
Me and Katherine challenge you to get your hands
so they are palm to palm like this,
without letting go of the pen or pencil.
Come on, have you worked it out? How many of you got it?
Maybe you think it's because Katherine's double-jointed. Nah!
Go on, Katherine, show us.
I think we need to see it again slowly.
Without your friends seeing, cross your thumbs, then rotate
your hands in opposite directions until your palms are together.
So secretly cross your thumbs, and then rotate each hand
in the opposite way until your palms are together.
Did you get it? Are you amazing already?
Now you've got something to show off with in the playground.
And ace magician James
is about to show off another one of his tricks at the theme park.
I'm going to show you something with these.
Just see what they are.
-They're for keys.
-They're key rings.
This is Ryland, Milo and Christian.
They're about to see an awesome trick that will melt their minds.
I got them from the gift shop.
We're going to try something bizarre.
Look, what we're going to do is... Let's see,
do you have ever problems getting one of the keys on the key ring?
I don't know about them, but I do. I'm paying close attention.
Look, I've got a magic way of doing it, yeah?
Wow. How did he do that? But there's more.
And if you take these two, what's happened to these two? They link.
Oi, James, my sister's looking for those earrings.
And if you get these two and rub them together, they link.
-Oh, they'll be no use to her now.
-The most difficult is this one,
because it's going to go in between these two. One, two, three.
He's changed the position of those rings like they melted!
Now, as easy as they go together, they actually come apart.
Just give a little blow. One melts straight through, yeah.
You can stick it straight...
Ouch. My brain hurts.
-So, Milo, are you right-handed or left-handed?
With your right hand just reach up and grab this ring here,
-give it a little pull. That's not coming off?
Watch - we blow...and straight off.
James blew it, and he's about to blow the magic - or is he?
I'll tell you how it works. It's an illusion.
If you hold them like this, it looks like they're linked.
But you can see they're not.
There's lots of distance between them.
It's not till you come back and blow, they link.
Wow, that's cool. Let's get a rewind.
There's lots of distance between them...
He was pretending to show them how it was done,
but it was another great trick!
-They are totally stunned.
And again, this one goes just in between...
-It's really weird, isn't it?
That's a really cool trick you can do with one...
Some four-midable magic.
It was bizarre.
I really don't know how he did it because I can't do it and...
-No, it's just amazing.
'They just went through each other and melted together'
and I'm dumbfounded. It's just incredible.
Awesome trick, James.
Let's leave the theme park and head back to school.
This time it's Katherine who's pretending to be a supply teacher
and trying to fool another class.
She's at another school to do an incredible trick.
Is it your school, is it your class and...
will the class realise their supply teacher is magic?
These year four pupils think they're learning about scientific facts,
but Katherine's about to tell them some science fiction.
Can she do the impossible?
The classroom's been rigged with hidden cameras,
and Katherine has got a trick that will catch them unawares.
They have no idea, ha, ha!
Good morning, everybody.
Now, what we're going to be learning about today
is all about security systems. Nearly everyone has a key, don't they,
-to open their front door?
And how about, do any of your parents have those little cards
-to get into their offices where they work?
-And how about the fingerprint ones, the biometric ones?
You've seen that, and they actually read your fingerprint.
This all sounds very futuristic,
and in the near future this class is going to see an amazing trick.
Today, we're going to look at a security system that goes
one step further than this, and it's similar to a fingerprint reader,
but the difference is it doesn't just read a part of your body,
it reads your entire body, reading your DNA.
If it could read my body,
it would say, "Cut down on the crisps, mate," but enough about me.
Today, I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on one of these units,
and I've brought it in.
The lad rubbing his hands can't wait to see this new invention,
-but the only invention here is Katherine's story.
-Here it is.
-This obviously doesn't look like the size of a door,
but as it's a prototype, they've made it smaller,
and if I open it up,
we can see that it's got this solid metal, which is really solid,
and in fact, I'm going to take this out so you can all have a feel.
Katherine's about to do some magic with that metal.
Come on, it must be plastic sprayed silver.
There is no way... It's very hard. There's no way that...
-Go on, mate, give it a bash.
-That's because your DNA...
-Not that hard!
-..hasn't been programmed into it.
-Yeah, it's definitely solid metal.
There's no way you'd get through that, is there? Completely solid.
Now, the metal always slides into a doorframe,
and actually the doorframe is really, really important,
because it's the doorframe that actually reads your data.
Katherine has convinced the class that this door can read her body
and let her through the metal, but how's she going to pull it off?
So if I pull these curtains across, which protects us from the laser...
A laser, walking through metal -
is this a science lesson from the future?
I've gotta see this.
..a really, really clear reading. There we go.
Now, if I switch this on, like that,
because my DNA has been reprogrammed into the system, it should now
read it and allow me to pass all the way through the metal, OK?
Let's see if works.
Surely she can't do it.
Hang on, it looks like she can do it.
I mean, pretty slowly, granted, but she can do it.
It's a grand entrance by Katherine.
Wow, look at that.
Wow, and the metal's still solid, that's incredible!
Let's get a rewind.
How was that possible?
She walked right through the metal, almost as if she melted through it.
Wow, look at that.
There's no way that anyone else can come through it.
Isn't that incredible?
This gizmo sounds fantastic, but actually it's a trick.
-Do you want to know a secret?
Time for Katharine to unlock the secret.
I'm actually not a teacher. I'm a magician.
That was a magic trick, and right at this very moment,
you're all being filmed.
Because if you look in the back, there's the camera,
and another camera there and there,
because you're all going to be on a new CBBC magic show
called Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic.
She did it.
Katherine's walking-through-metal trick has totally fooled the class.
She showed everyone that the metal was solid.
It's hard. There's no way you could get through that.
And then, incredibly, she walked right through the metal.
When she walked through the metal, I was like, "Oh, my gosh!"
OK, this is freaking me out.
Katherine pulled it off.
The class had no idea she was a magician.
We totally got them, and they loved it.
Remember, if you're at school
and you think something magical might be looming on the horizon,
maybe you'll be shouting, "Help, my supply teacher is magic!"
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