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Wales, home to miners, mountains and a very big adventure!
-Where are we, Edward?
-I don't know, John.
As Jedward are about to give an unsuspecting group of sightseers...
-What's up, guys?!
..a trip they'll never forget.
They'll compete to see who'll be the best tour guide...
I am ready to teach.
-You've let the team down.
-It's going to be explosive!
-Here we go!
So which twin will get very messy?
And who will let off a whole load of steam?
-Drive this train!
It's Jedward's Big Adventure!
# Come with us, there's so much to discover
# Crazy adventures with me and my brother
# We'll dig up things that'll freak you out #
# It's Jedward's Big Adventure
# We're your tour guides there's so much to do
# A planet out there just for you
# Never know what you find and we'll mess with your mind
# It's hair-raising, trail blazing, totally wild
# Jedward's Big Adventure. #
The United Kingdom, a country rich in history.
Who better to give this knowledge than...
Their challenge is simple: To visit our biggest attractions
-and compete against each other to be the best tour guide.
Each with help from their celebrity friends.
# With a ooh-ooh here and a ooh-ooh there. #
Do I look like a raven?
Now it's time for the boys to find out today's location.
Edward, where are we?
-I don't know, but we've got to find Blaenavon.
-Where could it be?
Push, push, push!
John, we can make it!
Yes! We're the first twins ever in the whole entire world
to ever reach the top of this hill.
-And what a view.
You can see everything from here. I see Britney Spears.
-What? Want to roly-poly down that hill? Race you.
Edward, stop. Come back, OK? We can't roly-poly down the hill
-cos we have to wait for our mission.
-Our mission? Cool.
-Here it is.
-Bagsy reading it first!
-I want to read it.
-I want to read it.
-I'll read it. Let's read it.
-Welcome to the wonderful world of Blaenavon
-"In just 24 hours' time, you will each...
-Have to give a guided tour...
-"To the area...
-To a party of tourists.
-Gives the best tour will be...
-"The winner and receive an amazing money-can't-buy prize."
"But whoever loses will...
"Face a terrible forfeit with a tummy full of something called gruel."
Quick! Let's call for help! Help! HELP!
Edward, Edward! Look!
It's Richard Whisker from Tracey Beaker Returns
and Ceal Spellman from Friday Download!
Yes! It's so awesome to have you guys here.
What do you guys know about the World Heritage Site at Blaenavon?
-It's a world Heritage Site...
-It's in Blaenavon.
Uh, OK, um...
We're going to have to ask the real experts about this.
-You guys relax while we get the facts.
-See you later.
So while Ceal and Richard are left sitting on a Welsh mountaintop...
-How long does it take to find out a few facts?
-I know what you mean!
Jedward have just one day
to discover everything there is to know about Blaenavon.
LIP SYNCHS: Working here was hard.
Today is the twins' only chance to get the all-important facts.
Tomorrow, they'll split
and compete to give the best guided tour,
with help from their celebrity friends!
John will team up with Richard and Edward with Ceal.
-Where are we, Edward?
-I don't know, John.
Let's go find out more about the place.
Right now they must get all the info they need for tomorrow's tour.
Can this man help? I hope so.
-And together we are Jedward!
J to the E to the D to the ward.
-Jedward! What's your name?
-You've got a really cool beard.
-Where are we?
-What is this place?
-Blaenavon is the correct word.
-Why are we here?
What happens here in Blaenavon?
Blaenavon, in many way, was the start of the Industrial Revolution.
200 years ago, there was little here at all,
just a valley with a couple of people in it.
But then three businessmen named Hill, Hopkins and Pratt came along.
They discovered coal, limestone and iron ore,
all vital to the Industrial Revolution.
In 1788, they opened an iron works.
A coal mine and steel works soon followed,
plus an entire town for their workforce to live in.
Thousands of people came to work here from England, Scotland
and even Ireland.
-This is coal.
Whoa! It's really light.
-This is limestone. This is iron ore.
-Whoa! It's so heavy.
So we had coal, limestone and iron ore.
And they were able to put those together and create iron.
-What's it smell like?
-Without iron, we wouldn't have all this today.
There'd be no television, we wouldn't have mobile phones,
hairdryers and so on.
So this rock here is the most important thing ever.
Without this, I wouldn't have a mobile phone,
I wouldn't have anything today.
-I think we should go down the mine.
There's one right behind you.
We've never been in a mine before. Let's go.
So Jedward have discovered their first facts
about the Industrial Revolution.
Tomorrow they'll be the ones guiding the tourists around. Oh, no!
What're we doing?
So it's very important they remember everything they're told.
We look totally cool.
Next up, they're going underground with Ian the miner.
-We have to wear a helmet.
-I'm afraid you have to wear safety equipment.
-What about our hair?
-Sorry about the hair.
-I just have to put the helmet on. Is that OK?
-Really? Wait... Ah! No!
-My hair! I haven't got a sledgehammer.
-Oh, well done. Right. Can I try mine as well?
-It's a magic trick.
-Come on, let's get there.
Ian, how old were you when you starting mining?
I was 18 when I come underground. OK? My grandfather was a miner.
-So it runs through the family.
-It runs through the family, I'm afraid.
# I'm goin' deeper underground. #
-Wow, we're actually here.
This is so cool! We're so far under the world.
-Come on, boys. Walk this way.
This is where coal comes from. Underground, yeah?
-That's the coal!
-That's the coal.
Every job underground was very dangerous.
Before electricity, the men used to use candles,
so if your candle went out, you'd be in total darkness.
Is it OK if we turn our lights out to experience the darkness?
-Turn off all the lights?
-Turn all our lights off.
-But we're scared of the dark.
-Turn your light off, please.
-Did you hear something?
No, it sounded like it came from underground.
-It's so dark!
-John, where are you?
-Edward, where are you?
-I don't know!
Edward, where are you? I can't see anything!
I think you're imagining things. Pass the binoculars.
I need to spot John and Edward. They're taking ages.
-Where are you?
-John, I'm right beside you.
-So what do you think about that then?
Could you imagine now, young boys and girls, five years old,
working 12 hours a day in that situation.
Their job was to sit at the ventilation doors.
It was a tough, lonely, miserable job,
especially if their candles went out.
But it wasn't just children who worked in the mines.
Horses dragged the coal up the mine shaft,
but they didn't just work underground,
they lived underground too.
The only time the horses ever returned to the surface
was during the miners' two weeks' holiday.
-Can you believe that?
So what do you think? You tough enough to work underground?
I think I've realised how lucky we are
and I feel sad for those kids that had to work down here.
So, children worked in the mine, a fact which has shocked Jedward.
Right, boys, back up the mine then. All aboard.
I can't believe kids worked in the mines.
I'm never going to complain about anything ever again.
What is this?!
The things you have to put up with. I asked for milk, no sugar.
Take that back.
Honestly, pop stars today.
Tea break over with and the next stop is a former iron works.
Come on, let's go to the building.
Tomorrow they'll compete to guide tourists around these ruins,
and they'll be expected to know everything
about what it used to be.
What are we doing here? This guy can tell us.
Yes, he can. Meet Ivor, the ironworks man,
ready to give the boys the info.
-What is this place?
-This is one of six furnaces at Blaenavon Ironworks.
Where we're standing right now, there would have been a big pot?
A big pot, the temperature here 200 years ago
would have been 1,500 degrees Celsius.
Iron ore would be roasted in kilns, and then along with the coal
and limestone, it would heat it to over 1,500 degrees Celsius.
The molten metal was carefully poured out of the furnace
and into channels, where it could cool and form pig iron,
so called because the channels like a sow and baby piglets.
-Was it dangerous to work here?
It was a very dangerous place to work.
It would come out white hot, it would be blinding!
Let's go find out more!
The boys have sussed out
that working in the Industrial Revolution was dangerous.
But they'll also need to show their tourists where those workers lived.
-Let's go check it out.
-This is a working-class cottage.
This is the living room.
This is where everybody would have come down.
-There was no running water.
-No Jedward CDs.
-Oh! No Jedward CDs?
These cottages would have between 18 and 19 people living in them.
-Where did everyone sleep in here?
-I can show you.
-So you're saying 19 people stayed in this small house?
Two up, two down. And these beds were never cold.
The ironworks never closed, so as one shift was coming off,
new guys would be getting up, going to work. It's very different
to the bedrooms of today.
There could have been nine people sharing this house.
So you would have to be really smelly to be able to wangle
a room of your own.
Children probably wouldn't have even had their own beds.
They'd have to sleep on the floor instead.
And that didn't mean a nice, warm carpet, it meant a cold, hard floor.
No furniture, and of course, no electricity.
So the boys have been given the low-down on the Victorian home.
John, stop, you're going to break the floor.
Now they need to find out how the workers spent
their hard-earned wages.
It's time for a trip to the Victorian shop.
This is a company shop.
After you've done your four to six weeks work,
-the company will pay you in tokens.
That's called the truck system.
You can only spend them in a shop, you can only buy goods
that the owners think you're going to need.
-And at 30% more than anywhere else.
-So it was a rip off!
-Do they sell hair gel?
-No hair gel.
-They've got gruel.
Gruel? It looks sick, it looks total yuck!
-Everyone liked to eat this back then?
-It's so... Oh, ew!
And there will be lots more gruel to come for the losing tour guide.
The winner will be decided by who gets across
the most correct facts to the tourists.
I need to find out more about this place.
Tomorrow, they will each be given three of today's stories
and a celebrity helper to assist them.
Richard and Ceal are relying on the boys to gather all the info.
-Do you think they'll learn a lot of facts?
-No. It's Jedward!
I'm with you, Ceal! Because there's much more Jedward need to discover
before they're ready to become tour guides.
-Hey, what's up, guys?
-It's John and Edward.
John's recording and I am talking.
Now they need to find out all about canals.
Cool. What is this place?
This is a canal which is used
to take coal and iron from Blaenavon down to Newport
where it can be taken around the world. Canals have a tow path
for the horses to tow the boats along.
Hard work for the horse and for the unlucky person
who had to clean up the tow path behind them!
For the boatsman, it wasn't just a job.
It soon became a way of life.
When the steam train came along, the narrow boats couldn't compete.
And horse-drawn boats died out completely.
We have to learn more about the canal.
This was an easier way of transporting the coal and the iron
and it would've been brought down on a narrow boat.
And they are only 2.1 metres wide.
We'll have to remember that, 2.1 metres.
Could they not have got fish to pull the boat?
No, no, no.
We haven't got fish strong enough in this canal unfortunately!
No, no sharks.
So we've had narrowboats, truck systems, iron ore,
no sharks, lots to remember for tomorrow
and there's still one last story for them to cram in.
The invention of the steam engine.
Evian, these steam engines are so amazing. Who invented these?
There were quite a few people
who tried to put a steam engine onto rails.
There was a competition held in 1829 to find a steam engine
that would pull a train from Liverpool to Manchester.
Five locomotives were entered into the competition.
First to drop out was Cycloped after the horse it used for power
fell through the floor of the engine.
Next out was Perseverance
after it failed to reach ten miles per hour.
Sans Pareil nearly made it all the way. It cracked the cylinder
and had to drop out which left just the Rocket and Novelty.
But damage to a boiler pipe meant even Novelty had to admit defeat.
So it was George Stephenson's Rocket that was pronounced the winner
and in 1830, the first modern railway line
between Liverpool and Manchester opened
with Stephenson's Rocket pulling the train.
# The wheels on the train go round... #
-No, don't, John.
-Evian, OK, it's so cool you telling us
about the history of this train, but can we go inside?
-Yes, you may.
That's where the coal goes in.
Whoa, Edward, we were the best train drivers ever. Beep, beep!
Glad you like it because whoever's crowned tomorrow's winning guide
will be allowed to drive this train for real.
Come on, Ed. Let's go.
And don't forget the loser must pay a gruelling forfeit. Oh, dear!
So that's it. The twins have been told everything they need to know
to guide tourists around Blaenavon. And now comes the hard bit.
Edward, I think we've learned a lot of cool, interesting facts.
All we have to do is remember it.
Well, ME to remember it because you're going down.
Edward, I'm totally going to remember.
I have a mind of, like, an elephant.
If you say so. So with all the facts safely in their brains,
Jedward have finished for the day.
-You'll lose tomorrow.
-No, you'll lose.
-ALARM BELL RINGS, COCKEREL CROWS
-Oh, all right, I'm up, I'm up!
It's 7am on day two and a group of tourists
are in for the surprise of their lives
when they find out who's going to be guiding them around.
I'm not sure who'll be showing us around.
I don't think I'm going to learn anything today.
The power of positive thinking!
The twins are now in competition with each other
to guide the tourists around.
You guys are losers, we are winners.
John is being helped by Richard and Edward is assisted by Ceal.
We'll kick your hair.
Which team will give the best tour?
Who will face a messy forfeit? Time to find out.
-There's the bus, there's the people.
-Tour bus is here.
-What's up, guys?
-John and Edward.
Guys, guess what? We have our celebrity friends,
-Richard Wisker and Ceal Spellman, going to Blaenavon.
-Yes, yes, yes.
-Are you guys ready for a tour? KIDS:
-Buckle up, let's go.
To decide which team will be the winner, the tourists will face
a test at the end of the day
so every fact they deliver really counts.
-Come on, guys, let's go. You guys excited?
First John and Richard
need to explain the origins of the Industrial Revolution
and what key ingredients were needed.
You guys are properly wondering why Blaenavon
was so successful here.
It's because they had all three sources for making iron.
-Tell them, Richard.
-Basically, this is coal.
-What's it called? ALL:
-What's it called? ALL:
-The second source was...
-Really heavy. It's a two-hander.
-What's it called? ALL:
-And what's the last one, Richard?
-I think it's called...
-I'm lime, he's stone, together we are...
Put them together, you get iron. What do you get?
-What do you get? ALL:
-You get iron.
So, John and Richard made the tourists repeat the facts
which they hope could give them an advantage. Clever.
Now it's time for Team Edward to take their first tour.
-We know our facts.
-I'm actually serious.
-We'll be so much better.
-We have to go all-out.
They're going down the mine and must get across the age
of the youngest children who are employed underground.
OK, that's everyone, I am ready to teach.
Come on, everyone. Mind your heads.
Guys, OK, it's really hard work down here.
How would you guys feel working down here? Five years of age.
What type of jobs did the children do?
Good question, and one that any tour guide should be able to answer.
What was it? Wait... Sorry. I'm not really ready.
I don't know, guys! I don't know. No-one ever told me this.
Awkward! Edward's gone blank, can you save the day, Ceal? Say you can.
-You have to remember...
-..adults and the children doing the work.
-Answer the question, Ceal.
-..Down the mine working in conditions...
He doesn't know.
The candles would blow out,
they'd be down here waiting for someone.
Edward changes the subject, phew! And shows the tourists
exactly what it was like to work in the dark.
Everyone, turn the lights off. Three, two, one.
Oh, my God!
-He's a horse!
-Where's Ceal gone?
You don't know?
What you don't know, there were horses down here as well.
Think about it, all the horses now are running around eating hay
but they were down here doing hard work.
I think you guys know everything, let's get out of here.
-Everyone say bye to the coal mine.
-ALL: Bye, coal mine.
Bye, coal mine. So did Team Edward manage to make
the tourists remember anything?
The horse thing was brilliant.
-And a bit funny at the same time.
-It was quite a shock.
-Yeah, it was fabulous.
-I think they learned their facts well.
So that's a thumbs-up from the tourists.
Whoa! Look, it's an old train.
Now Team John are taking them to the ironworks
and it's important they mention how many furnaces were once here.
-This is a furnace. What is it?
OK, and here in the ironworks in Blaenavon there were six of them.
-All right, OK.
-Explain what a furnace is.
Basically, where we're standing right now, there used to be
a huge, massive teapot.
-It was like a massive...
-A huge, massive teapot?!
Is John making this up?
-It was 1,500 degrees.
-Isn't that hot?
-That is really hot.
Me and John will show you how hot and smoky
-and horrible it used to be years ago working in here.
-Put this on.
Hang on, safety goggles? What are they going to do here?
Ahem! Meanwhile, Team Edward have decided
that dressing up is the key to getting facts across.
We are Spellman and Grimes, Victorian estate agents.
-Right you are, old chap.
-Ready to sell the Stack Square cottages
to these tourists.
Good accents, guys. Now, back to Team John.
What exactly are they up to with those safety goggles?
-Are you ready?
-I'm ready, John.
John releases a smoke device to recreate
Victorian working conditions.
Here we go, the smoke's coming for us!
Oh, dear! How on earth will the tourists remember
any of the facts with all that smoke?
Oh, get me out! Urgh!
It's so scary!
Now it's back to Edward and Ceal.
Is that a spot?
Good day, good day.
We are Spellman and Grimes, but I've got to tell you something.
I'm still Edward from Jedward, we're not Victorian estate agents.
They're here to show you the Stack Square cottages.
These cottages have all the amenities,
and facilities that you would ever want.
You have no toilet, no bathroom, no running water.
It's very minimalist, let's check it out.
One detail they must get across
is the system of payment used by workers who once lived here.
So this is the main bedroom, this is where...everyone will sleep.
And if you get a house, you'll also get a job in the ironworks.
But they pay you in tokens, not money.
Then you'll buy all your stuff at our company shop.
-And that's called the truck system. What's it called?
-The truck system.
And we'll charge you 30% more because...we want to.
Would you like to try the beds? That's it, get close together.
-Do you like the straw?
We'll leave you there and see if you get used to it.
Then you can come back and buy the property.
-Peace out, people.
-A faultless performance.
So with only one story left for each team,
the pressure is starting to get to Richard.
Really, really worried right now
because I need you to tell me some facts.
-No, don't be stressing, OK.
-You must tell me some facts now.
All I know is this is a canal, this is a boat. And guess what?
-We've got props, check it out. We've got a horse outfit.
-Don't worry, OK?
-Wicked, let's roll.
-Let's do this.
For John and Richard's final story,
they must show the tourists how canals work
and they're hoping their horse costume will give them the edge.
-This is a canal. What is it, Richard?
-It's a canal.
-What can you tell us about it?
-This is a boat.
-No, no, no, it's called a narrowboat.
Yo, guys, how wide is the boat?
2.1 metres wide.
Are you guys ready for us to pull a boat?
-Right, let's do this, OK?
Yes, that's horse-power.
Right(!) That frankly rubbish horse costume
has left the tourists bemused.
And having watched that mess, Team Edward
are feeling rather confident.
-I think we can do a lot better.
-Yeah, and John's hair's flopped.
-My hair is still standing.
-That's what we do.
And finally the tourists make their way to the railway station
for their last story of the day.
-Are they here? There they are!
Let's hope it's a hair-raising performance! Ha-ha ha-ha!
Attention, everyone. We've got some very important stuff to tell you.
Yes, you are now aboard a revolutionary item
known as the steam train.
-This train is made of steel which...
-Iron. I don't have a clue.
Team Edward must name the locomotive that won the race
to be the first passenger steam train.
And Edward is now going to tell you the names of the trains.
I can't remember.
I was told yesterday,
but I wasn't listening because I was focused on my hair.
-You've let the team down.
-Why weren't you listening?
-John should have been here.
The tourists' faces say it all. And Edward and Cael know it.
I think we messed up there, you know.
Cael, we didn't mess up, I messed up. It wasn't your fault.
You had to relax yesterday and I went and got the facts, OK?
I had to get the facts and tell you the facts,
and that's a thing I forgot so neither of us knew it.
-We go down together.
Their fate is now in the hands of the tourists.
It's time for the big test.
The tourists will be asked one question on each of the stories.
For each correct answer there is a point
for the team that told that story.
There was one question I struggled on a bit with the furnaces.
Here we go! The smoke's coming!
I think the smoke, like, jacked my memory.
Everything, like, before that just went out of the window.
Cael and Edward made more effort.
They dressed up for the part.
We are Spellman and Grimes, notorious estate agents.
They made it fun and enjoyable so it was easy to remember.
THEY CRY OUT
Where's Cael gone?
I remembered more than I thought I was going to remember.
So it looks like it's neck and neck between the teams.
Richard, it's so important for us to win this.
We get to drive the train. Think how cool it would be.
We can drive it, I don't think Edward can drive.
-Cael, I don't want to lose.
-I don't want to lose.
-I don't want to eat the gruel.
-Gruel's not good for you.
It's the moment of truth.
Which team has won the most points
and will get to drive the Victorian steam train?
My heart's racing.
And which team will face the gruel bowls of doom?
To reveal all, it's over to Ian the miner.
With 21 points...
-..it's Edward and Cael.
-John and Richard have scored a total of...
It's a victory for John and Richard, winning by a massive ten points.
As winners, they now take their prize,
a once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive a steam train.
-Come on, Richard, OK? We did it. It's so cool.
-Well done, John.
-Let's drive this train. Woo!
-Let's do it!
-Let's do it, yeah!
While the losers must now face the forfeit -
to eat two huge bowls of Victorian gruel.
-I mean, Oliver Twist ate better food than this.
-No, he didn't.
Amazing! That's so cool!
Stop ruining my jacket!
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