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One tower, two towering haircuts
and a very big adventure.
Jedward are about to give
an unsuspecting group of sightseers a tour they'll never forget.
They'll go head-to-head to see
who will be the best tour guide.
But on the way, there'll be a few nasty surprises.
So, who will get their facts straight...
No! Less than two hours.
..and who will be locked in the stocks?
# Come with us There's so much to discover
# A crazy adventure with me and my brother
# We'll dig up things that will freak you out
# This is Jedward's Big Adventure
# Be a tour guide There's so much to do
# There's a whole planet out there and it's just for you
# You never know what you'll find that will mess with your mind
# It's a hair-raising, trail-blazing, totally wild
# Jedward's Big Adventure. #
The United Kingdom.
a place of great beauty, rich in history. So who better
to bestow this knowledge on future generations than...
Oh, my God!
-We used too much dynamite.
The twins have left their megastar lifestyles behind
to try and become the UK's best tour guide.
Their challenge is to visit big attractions
and compete with each other to give the best tour,
each with help from a celebrity friend.
All they have to do now
is find their first location. Easy.
I don't believe it. We're lost again! John...
Edward, our CBBC careers are in ruins
and it's all because we can't find the Tower of London.
John, we're right here. Look.
We made it. I knew we could make it. Yeah!
We're at the Tower. We're at the tower of London. Yeah!
John, this is it. This is our mission.
Dear Jedward, in just 24 hours time,
you'll each give a guided tour around the Tower.
But we don't know anything about it.
At the end of the day, the tourists will be tested
to see which of you has taught them the most.
Whoever's given them the worst tour
will face the stocks and prepare for a drenching?!
To help you in this challenge you'll be assisted
by two celebrities.
Two celebrities who know about the Tower of London?
No, Joe Swash and Brian Dowling.
-It's Joe Swash and Brian Dowling!
It's great to have you guys on the show.
We've got one question what do you know about the Tower of London?
-It's a tower.
-That's right, and I think it's in London.
we're going to ask the experts,
so relax while we go get the facts.
Oh, I like it. Relax while they get the facts. It rhymes.
BOTH: We're at the Tower. We're in the Tower. Yay!
The boys are off to discover all they need to know about the Tower.
For the tour, they'll be separated.
John will be with Brian and Edward with Joe.
Here's the information map. Explore the tower. Look, John. We're here.
Today is their only chance to get the facts before tomorrow
when they compete to give the best guided tour.
If we don't get these facts right, it'll be a disaster.
-Yours will, mine's not. I'm going to win.
-I'm going to win you.
They must find the experts and who better to ask
than one of the Tower's famous Beefeaters,
known as a Yeoman Warder.
What's a Yeoman? Like, yo, man? Yo, yo, yo!
Let me correct you.
I and the Chief Yeoman Warder
of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London.
I'm Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes.
And I'm John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and we're Jedward!
If anyone can tell Jedward about the Tower, the Yeoman Warders can.
They've been protecting it for centuries.
There are 37 of them in total,
including Moira the only female Yeoman, or should that be Yeowoman?
I don't know.
You're called Yeomens,
but why is your nickname Beefeaters? Do you eat loads of beef?
It's simply a nickname.
Some people think it's because beef was once a luxury
only the king could eat
and that he offered down some of his beef to his loyal guards,
possibly as payment or rations.
Edward, stop daydreaming!
-We have to listen.
It takes a Yeoman Warder years to become a Tower expert.
Jedward have just 24 hours. So what other facts can they get
from Chief Yeoman John for their tours tomorrow?
Tell us about the Tower of London. There's loads of towers here.
It's a total of 21 towers that we have here
that make up the Tower of London.
-This is the original White Tower.
In 1078, it was started by William the Conqueror.
William the Conqueror! Did he play conkers?
-You know where you get the string...?
-No, not at all.
He was a Norman king who came over from France.
He wanted to show people how strong he was.
So he ordered the White Tower to be built.
But it wasn't big enough for Richard the Lionheart.
Under his reign, the Tower of London doubled in size.
But that still wasn't big enough for Henry III.
With a load of rebellious barons on his back,
he made the Tower the mightiest castle in the country.
More kings came along and added more towers.
Then Henry VIII made it even grander by adding on some royal chambers.
The Tower was getting bigger and bigger.
Mind you, it wasn't the only one.
By the end of his life, he weighed over 20 stone
and was so fat he had to be winched into bed.
Edward! I was having a vision, OK? Let's go see some more.
So, to recap, one tower plus another two towers and a king
and another king, some more towers, some chambers and living quarters.
Oh! So much to remember for tomorrow.
-There's still more they need to know.
-Even though there's 21 towers,
it's still called the Tower of London.
It should be called the Towers of London.
John and Edward must remember everything they're told
as the winner will be decided when the tourists take a test.
Come on, let's go.
The boys have no idea
which questions the tourists will be asked.
But now they're off to find another Yeoman. He's in the torture chamber.
Oh, this should be interesting.
So what's all this?
Some of the instruments of torture used at the Tower.
-Torture? That sounds so scary!
That's the manacles, where they would hang you up on the wall
and just let your body weight pull you down.
You've got the rack here, where they would stretch you.
-Like an elastic band?
-No, elastic bands go back.
-When you're stretched on that, you don't go back.
-Your shoulder joints would break...
..your knee joints,
and you'd hear the crunch of your bones cracking
as the rack was slowly turning.
Crunch, crunch, crunch.
The prisoner would be put on the rack,
their arms and legs tied to two rollers.
Using a crank, the torturer would slowly stretch the prisoner.
It was agony.
Limbs would be dislocated or broken,
or sometimes even torn off altogether.
Even if the prisoner survives, their limbs were often stretched
and damaged so much they were completely useless.
That was horrible. Who's the most famous person stretched?
-Probably Guy Fawkes.
-Who was Guy Fawkes?
Guy Fawkes was the man who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
We celebrate it every year on November the 5th, Guy Fawkes Night.
-You have all the fireworks.
-That's right. He was brought here.
He was put on the rack. Lasted less than two hours.
Once he was off the rack, of course, execution.
To give you some idea of what it was like to go in the rack,
-that is his signature before he went on the rack.
That's his autograph after he'd been on the rack.
That looks nothing like that. He must have been in so much pain.
The boys are already halfway through their mission to discover
all there is to know about the Tower of London. Tomorrow,
they must bring these stories to life
with the help of their friends Brian Dowling and Joe Swash.
-How do you think they're getting on?
-I don't know.
I think I'm slightly concerned.
Edward, I'm not sure I'll get all the facts right. Torture's crazy.
-I don't know.
I learned that William the Conqueror came here.
-I don't want to be put in the stocks.
-I don't either.
-I'd rather you.
-You're going down.
-You're going down.
-You're going down.
-If you lose, you're going in the stocks!
-I'm not going to lose.
Brian and Joe are relying on the boys to gather all the Tower facts
or they'll also be locked in the stocks.
There's no time to waste!
Focus, boys, you're about to meet another Beefeater.
We're here to find out about the ravens. What are the ravens?
We are amazing ravers. MUSIC PLAYS
MUSIC STOPS ABRUPTLY
-He means ravens. I think he means birds.
-I certainly do.
Yes, these are ravens.
They're basically the largest bird in the crow family,
certainly the most intelligent.
So why are the ravens here?
They're here because of a very, very old and important legend
which states that the kingdom, that's Great Britain,
will fall if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London.
Charles II even made a royal decree
that six ravens must be kept at the tower at all times.
The order has been respected ever since,
even though the ravens can sometimes be trouble.
One of our ravens, Raven George, was sacked
because he kept eating television aerials,
while another, Raven Grog, used to run off and go to the pub.
-Edward, let's go and find out what the ravens eat.
-Yeah, let's go.
Were you daydreaming?
-Look at the size of that bird.
-Whoa! It's like Big Bird.
We've got food for you. Come here and take your lunchbox.
Look, nice hearts.
-John, they're eating hearts, it's crazy.
-The reason for that is they're carnivorous birds.
It means they're meat eaters, they eat meat.
-What's a bird called that eats vegetables?
-A bird, as far as I'm concerned.
For their tours tomorrow,
the stories John and Edward have been told
will be divvied up between them, ravens included.
-Who gets first dibs?
-I bagsy the story on the ravens.
-No, I bags that story.
-Who said you could bagsy it?
-Who said you could?
-Who said you could?
-I want to say it.
-Yeah, but I'm saying it.
Oh, this could go on forever.
Hang on, boys, there's still so much more you need to know.
These animals, for instance. Time to find out from a lady with the info.
This is the lady.
-Say hello to Jedcam.
Rebecca, you're so cool!
I'm to tell you about the animals that lived in the Tower
in what was called the Menagerie. It was like a royal zoo.
We had lions, we had tigers, we had llamas, parrots.
Medieval kings used to give each other
rare and unusual animals as presents.
No-one really knew how to treat them.
A leopard used to steal umbrellas and hats
from anyone stupid enough to get close and would wee on them.
When a monkey tore a boy's leg, they moved the menagerie out of the Tower
and into Regent's Park where it's known today as London Zoo.
-Those animals were so cool.
-I want an imaginary.
-It's a menagerie.
Weeing leopards and violent monkeys?
How will John or Edward tell that story in their tour, I wonder?
Oh, no, not there, that's the Queen's house!
Don't go in there. People have been beheaded for less.
Let's hope the boys don't lose their heads.
Go, Jedward, yeah! Go, Jedward!
That can't happen nowadays, anyway, can it?
Time to meet our last expert. Look out, he's got a massive axe!
So, Yeoman, what is the Traitors' Gate?
What you see is probably the most famous,
or should I say infamous, gate in history. Traitors' Gate.
Seven prisoners came in through this gate
and were beheaded inside the Tower of London.
These people were accused or convicted of treason.
One of which was the famous prisoner, Queen Anne Boleyn.
# Where's your head at? #
Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in 1533, but just three years later,
she fell out of favour and was sent here as his prisoner.
She never left.
Not that she was the last of Henry VIII's wives
to meet a grisly end at the Tower.
In 1542, Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, was executed here as well.
# Where's your head at? #
Agh, don't behead me! Let's get out of here, yo.
The voyage of discovery is over, and it's goodbye experts.
Tomorrow, John and Edward must become the experts themselves
and compete to give some tourists a tour that they'll never forget.
-Question is, can they remember anything at all?
-We have to focus.
We have to think of all the facts we've learnt.
How can we make it come to life? We need to make it all cooler.
-What about the torture thing?
-I hope I get the ravens, I love the ravens.
Edward, Edward, Edward, I'm serious, OK?
I don't think I know all the facts.
It's time for the boys to meet up with Brian and Joe again
and divvy up those stories.
-BOTH: Brian, Joe! It's time to go.
You're going to lose, you're going to lose!
-You're going to lose.
-See you in the stocks, Joe.
-See you in the stocks!
-Let's go, Edward.
John and Brian are our names.
And together we are Jobrian!
You will teach the tourists who the Beefeaters are
and what their real name is.
You have to teach the tourists the origins of the Tower
and who built it and how many towers there are today.
-I know this one.
-Do you know this one?
Teach the tourists about torture and how long it took
before Guy Fawkes gave up. How can we make that interesting?
Teach the tourists about the magnificent ravens.
I was thinking maybe like a raven costume.
You will be teaching the tourists about the animals
that lived at the Tower and the name given to the zoo.
-I think dress up time.
-It's going to be so much fun.
-How many people were beheaded at the Tower?
I don't know which one it was.
-Yeah, Jobrian all the way! Woo!
-We've got our plan, we know what we're doing.
-Your name's Joe.
Your name's Edward.
-Together we are...
-BOTH: Joward. Yeah!
With only a few hours left in the day,
the boys are heading back to Jedward HQ to get ready for tomorrow.
-Edward, I'm going to beat you, OK?
I know way more facts than you.
You couldn't even find the place this morning.
I always knew where we were going.
The Tower of London was so big and you couldn't even see it.
Tomorrow it's competition time and they must both prepare a tour
that has to entertain and inform if they want to win.
-You're going to lose tomorrow.
-No, you're going to lose.
It's 6am and a group of tourists are on their way to the Tower.
They have no idea that Jedward are about to be their guides
in a tour of a lifetime. Meanwhile, back at Jedward HQ,
the boys are waking after a long night of planning.
We're totally ready to go. We're really excited. Edward, let's go.
Today, John and me have to wear different clothes.
John is wearing panda shoes, I'm going to wear a new pair of runners.
I'm excited. I've never been.
I don't know anything about the Tower at all.
I remember everything. The large tower was called the Tower
because there was only one tower and as time went by,
-the towers got more and more people...
I don't remember anything.
I have not got a clue who may be doing the tours today.
I hope it's someone clever. We have to learn.
-I don't know anything.
-I know everything.
I can't remember anything. All I can remember is those ravens
-and they flew around the place. But that's it.
-That's my thing.
-That's my thing.
-I'm meant to be doing...
-What am I doing?
You're not doing ravens, I'm doing ravens.
I'm meant to be talking about... the... What do I talk about?
I'm totally prepared, John.
Last night, I made loads and loads of cool stuff.
It's almost time to face the music. The tourists are only minutes away.
Which team will give the best tour? Which team will face the stocks?
It's showtime. I can't watch.
I don't know what's going to happen. Whenever you work with Jedward,
you've just got to expect the unexpected.
I asked John what he knew about the torture chamber and Guy Fawkes.
He was like, "Yeah, we're going to win. Whoa!"
The fact that I know more about the Tower of London
than John is slightly alarming.
The tourists are in for the surprise of their life.
It's time to meet the tour guides.
Go! JOHN SCREAMS
-Oh, my God!
Hi, guys, what's going on?
-What up, guys?
BOTH: And together we are Jedward! High-fives all round!
Oh, oh, yeah, yeah!
Jedward. I thought they weren't real. And they are.
Our special friends are here with us. Brian Dowling and Joe Swash.
Make some noise.
It's going to be great. I don't know what will happen. Might be crazy.
I think it'll be memorable
but whether it's the facts we need to remember
is probably a different matter.
-All right, guys, let's go. Come on.
It's time for the boys to put all their plans into action.
They each have three stories to tell.
Don't forget, the team who don't deliver the correct info
will face the dreaded stocks.
John and Brian are up first
with the tale of the Tower's famous Beefeaters.
They must make the tourists remember the Beefeaters' other name.
You guys are probably wondering right now in your brains
who this guy is in his amazing uniform.
He is a Beefeater, AKA, also known as,
a Yeoman Warder. This is what it stands for.
Yeoman Warders are Her Majesty's Royal Palace of the Sovereign's...
-OK, Yeoman Warders means... Um...
-Oh, dear. John is confused.
So are the tourists and so I!
It's important the boys get the info across
in a way the tourists will remember.
Yeoman Warder for short. That's a lot easier.
We'll go with Yeoman Warder, OK? BRIAN LAUGHS
John and Brian have left the tourists proper confused
which means Edward and Joe have a chance to do better.
They're tackling the story
of how many towers there are at the Tower of London.
It's important to mention the number.
To explain, the boys have decided to show them
which kings built which towers.
And it all started with William the Conqueror.
FRENCH ACCENT: Hey, hey, oui, oui, oui.
My name is Mr Conqueror. You have all been conquered.
What I need now is a lovely tower.
But it wasn't big enough for Richard the Lionheart.
It wasn't big enough for Richard the Lionheart!
You've got no chance, give me ten minutes.
Richard the Lionheart, where are you?!
This story could take some time.
King after king after king after king,
and still no mention of towers, until finally...
Edward III came and built the final tower, the Cradle Tower,
which made a final of 21 towers. The Tower of London.
That's it! Yes!
Nice one, fellas. But could all the props and costumes
have made the tourists miss the key fact?
John and Brian are hoping so. After all the confusion with the Yeoman,
they need to step up their game.
They've planned a rib-tickling story about Guy Fawkes
they hope the tourists won't forget.
The one detail they must get across is how long he lasted on the rack.
Argh! We've got the most famous instrument of torture, the rack.
And the most famous person to be stretched on this was Guy Fawkes.
He lasted less than two hours. How long?
ALL: Two hours.
No. Less than two hours. This was his autograph before he came in.
And then after, this is what his autograph looked like.
He was like, "I can't sign it.
These are Jedward tickle sticks. We'll tickle you so much
you're not going to be able to write your name.
-OK, three, two, one. Write your name now.
-OK, there we go, there we go, let's have a look.
-Yes! Think about it.
-Guy Fawkes lasted less than two hours. You lasted...
-Give it up for Letitia, everybody!
Torture the tourists! What a great way to get them to remember.
John and Brian are back in the game.
I'm not going to forget the guys being tickled,
-that was very funny.
It's Edward and Joe's turn again with the legend of the ravens.
-Now you're complete. You're a raven.
-I actually feel like a raven.
Let's go, Edward.
The boys need to impress and get across to the tourists
how many ravens are kept at the Tower at all times.
-Raven, where are you?
-Raven, I can hear you, but I can't see you.
OK, as you guys are probably wondering,
Joe's dressed up as a raven because ravens are so important here.
There are six ravens here and it all goes back to an old legend.
If there aren't six ravens, the White Tower will turn to dust.
Push me, push me, I need a push.
Joe's crazy ravens has got everyone in stitches
but will they recall the crucial info later when they're tested?
Raven, I got this suit specially made.
You're not meant to be attacking me. I'm Edward from Jedward.
So not cool.
Whatever Edward and Joe can do, team Jobrian can do better.
-Make the noise of your animal.
You're a tiger, make a roar.
They're making everyone dress up for the story of the zoo.
Many animals lived at the Tower.
The boys must explain the zoo's special name
if they stand a chance of winning.
MIMICS ELEPHANT'S CALL
The Menagerie was basically a place where all the animals went.
Here in the Tower of London,
they used to have every single type of animal.
They had elephants, they had zebras they had bears,
-they had lions, they had polar bears.
-Now we're all dressed as animals, let's do a song.
-I love a song!
BOTH: # With an ooh-ooh here And an ooh-ooh there
# Here an ooh, there an ooh Everywhere an ooh-ooh
# There was king who had a tower E-i-e-i-oh! #
-I have an idea.
-Let's chase the animals back into the wild.
Did they mention the name of the zoo?
With all that singing and dancing, will the tourists remember?
-That was all a bit crazy.
-Too much singing and dancing.
I don't know if I took any of that information in right then.
Edward and Joe have decided up the ante.
Yes, that's right, it's time for Edward to put on a dress.
There she is. The boys are heading to Traitors' Gate
and they must get across
how many prisoners were beheaded at the Tower.
This is Traitors' Gate. Traitor, traitor.
All the prisoners were brought through this gate
and there were seven people beheaded.
The most famous person that was beheaded was Queen Anne Boleyn,
which I am today, but she wasn't a guy, she was a girl.
This is really unusual for me. I never wear dresses.
I'm ready for our performance, Edward. Let's do this.
Traitors, traitors, come through! EDWARD SHRIEKS
-Calm down, calm down, I'm not going to cut your head off with an axe.
I'm going to cut it off with a sword.
EDWARD SCREAMS Come here, you. Come here!
Edward has impressed with his dress-wearing skills,
but is it enough to make the tourists remember
and keep Joward out of the stocks?
The teams have played kings and queens, monkeys and ravens, danced,
sang and tickled their way through a tremendous tour of the Tower.
-How well do they think they've done?
-Out of ten, we definitely got a ten.
-I would safely say we could get offered a new job here today.
Edward is a fountain of knowledge. He knew everything.
It's time to test the tourists.
The tourists will be asked one question on each of the stories.
"How many ravens need to be kept at the Tower?"
I know they keep one spare.
For each correct answer,
there's a point for the team who told that story.
-And the team with the most points wins...
-"What are the Beefeaters called?"
-The yeovile or something?
..while the losers will be locked in the stocks,
face a giant catapult, and the ultimate drenching.
-Think we've done it?
-I hope we've won.
If not, it could be the end of our careers.
It could be the end of Jedward, but the start of Joward.
-Losing to Joe Swash? Please.
-Like, come on.
We definitely have to win this.
The test is over. The scores are in.
It's time to reveal the winner.
Ladies and gentlemen, here I have the final results.
With a score of 20 points,
-John and Brian.
-BOTH: Yeah! Yes, Yes!
-We're winners, we'll definitely win this.
-Double 10, 20, 20.
And Joe and Edward have a score of...
-Why did we lose?
-It's all to do with the name.
Many of them said Yeoman Warriors.
-How could you guys get that wrong? We told you! Pay attention!
Open your ears.
Losers John and Brian have been locked in the stocks.
The ancient catapult is being primed and loaded.
The boys are only moments away from their fate.
I was there just to make it look pretty. You did all the talking.
-It's your fault.
-How is it my fault? You were giving the talk.
You should have made sure they knew
it was Yeoman Warder, not Yeoman Warier.
-I just wanted to dress up as a monkey.
-Oh, me too.
Meanwhile, Edward and Joe are eyeing up their target.
-It's time for a drenching.
-ALL: Three, two, one...
Oooh! You lucky little sausage, Brian!
-Brian and John...
-My hair! My hair!
Oh, you missed, John!
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