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Up and down the country, parents are getting married
in normal, traditional ceremonies...
Normal weddings are quite boring.
But fear not, Britain, because we're fighting back!
Open your eyes!
Kids have set themselves the challenge of a lifetime...
Quiet on set!
To organise their parents' wedding...
Bring it on.
..and to make it a day that no-one will ever forget.
Will they manage it?
I'm quite nervous to plan it.
Will Mum and Dad like it?
It could all go completely wrong.
And will they finally say I do?
We're going to rock this wedding!
This is Marrying Mum & Dad.
On today's show, we have a wedding planning pair...
..desperate to conjure up some mischief on the big day.
We decided that we're not going to be nice.
That's really high.
But will the kids' hocus-pocus planning work like a charm?
Or will it spell danger?
And will the wedding end up being cursed?
This is Marrying Mum & Dad,
where you take control of one of the most important days
of your parents' lives - their wedding.
Yes, that's right, parents,
you're taking a back-seat.
So, buckle up, you're in for a bumpy ride.
Today we're heading to West Yorkshire...
..with a brother and sister
who are ready to enchant their idea of a great wedding
on their unsuspecting mum...
..and her bride-to-be.
This is ten-year-old Harry...
I think it's better that we arrange a wedding
because I feel like it's about time that they got married.
..and his sister, Lily.
A normal wedding is just where you walk an aisle,
say something and then kiss -
but this wedding will be so funny,
we won't be able to stop laughing till the end.
It seems this couple will need a good sense of humour
for their big day.
-But who are they?
-We have Mum, Nicola...
The children, they really believe in marriage, don't they?
But Lily keeps saying that we need to be scared,
we need to be very scared.
..and her partner, Claire.
Lily, she likes everything
to be exactly her way and how she's imagined it.
Oh, he's so cute!
Harry, he's got lots and lots of really good ideas,
sometimes completely off the wall.
So, we could end up with anything.
Well, let's find out what these two have planned for the big day.
With a wing of a bat and a drop of double cream...
..Harry and Lily, let us into your theme.
We promise if you tell us, our lips will be sealed.
If not, I'll make Naomi drink orange peel.
Hubble bubble, Mum and Claire in trouble.
Because our theme is...
BOTH: ..Witches and Wizards!
Witches and Wizards, now there's a theme to conjure with.
I'm thinking long pointy noses, long pointy hats,
I'm not getting very far with this.
I wish there was someone with some witchy and wizardy expertise
who could give me a helping hand.
Where did you spring from?
Well, you wanted some help, didn't you?
And as a former student of Hogwarts,
I happen to know quite a bit about witches and wizards.
-Yeah, but how did you...?
-Come on, Ed!
No time to stand about gawping.
If we want to help out Harry and Lily, we better get cracking.
Afshan Azad is wizarding royalty,
having starred in the mag-tastic Harry Potter movies
where she played the role of Padma Patil.
Don't you look...dashing?
At Hogwarts, she learned all the coolest spells and potions.
So, she's the perfect person to help Harry and Lily
plan their magical wedding.
Our young planners have already been hard at work
planning a spellbinding wedding for Mum and Claire.
-Maybe a cauldron?
But now it's time for something truly wonderful.
It's the Marrying Mum & Dad mobile HQ!
A truly magical place for people to witch-craft their plans,
and best of all...
It puts a hex on any nosey parents.
So, in other words, Mum and Claire...
BOTH: ..keep out!
Let's get in the Plan Van!
So, now we're all settled in, it's time to get down to business.
So, Witches & Wizards - what a brilliant theme!
I can't believe we haven't done this one before.
Why do you want to do it?
Because it's something that everyone likes in the family.
So, it's something that unites all of you?
-You got any Harry Potter fans in the house?
Really, everyone in the house is.
Is there anyone in the family
who's a particularly big witches and wizards fan?
Mummy like witches and Claire likes a wizard.
Right. So, that's good. When you got your own Harry,
-you're off to a flying start, aren't you?
First on Harry and Lily's to-do list of this spellbinding wedding
is the transport...
No, wait, no. I've got one.
And for this, they've really set their sights high.
So, what kind of transport do you have
to get people to a Witches & Wizards wedding?
As if I didn't know the answer.
They're going to fly in on broomsticks.
I thought so. Brilliant!
We're going to put Mum on a zip line,
because Mum is afraid of heights.
That's pretty bad if you're scared of heights, isn't it?
-Being suspended from a wire and propelled through the air.
That's easy for you to say, Ed -
but how are Mum and Claire feeling about their big day?
Whatever the kids come up with will be brilliant.
But don't get me wrong,
we're a little bit terrified at the same time!
I wonder if they'll still be laughing
when they're faced with this?
A 12-metre-high climb,
followed by a terrifying 230m zip line
before they're back on solid ground.
-Bit high, isn't it?
-You still want to send her up one of those?
But this cheeky pair aren't done yet, as they have a crafty plan.
I thought that Ed could do it, because he's up for anything.
You want to send me up a wet tree?
-Such a glamorous job being a TV presenter.
Stop trying to stall, Ed - remember, the kids are in charge.
I can't see Mum having any problems with this at all!
I'm sure this is how every bride wants to look on her wedding day.
-Go on, Ed!
It's not very nice, looking over the edge of this!
Ed's not liking it up there,
and I'm worried this could definitely spell trouble for Mum.
My worst nightmare for a wedding would be heights.
That would be really scary, I don't like heights very much.
Well, there's no going back for Mum - or Ed -
with this petrifying transport.
-Zoom on the broom!
Watch me fly!
Go, Ed! Go, Ed!
-Ooh, I feel like Daniel Radcliffe.
Harry Potter, eat your heart out - Ed's flying down this.
I dropped my broom, I dropped my broom!
That'll be so good.
I can't imagine a more stylish way to arrive at a wedding.
Well, I'm sure Mum could...
With that crash landing, that's the transport all zipped up.
Back in the Plan Van,
Harry and Lily have turned their attention
to Mum and Claire's wedding day outfits.
Mummy really like witches,
and she wears them on Halloween and parties and stuff.
Oh, so if you dress her up as a witch on her wedding day,
she won't think it's a horrible thing to be - she'll quite enjoy it.
Except from she's going to get dressed as a wizard.
Yeah, because we're mixing them up.
Oh, so you're going Mum as is a wizard?
-And Claire's going to wear a witch dress.
-Oh! Claire's going to be the witch.
Claire's going to wear a dress but she doesn't like dresses.
If your mum's going to be a wizard, will you make her wear a beard?
-We're going to have a...
She's going to wear a beard on her wedding day?!
She's going to have a really long one that goes down to her feet.
How do you think she's going to feel about that?
-We need some professional help.
And, as if by magic,
Afshan and our planners appear at York College,
which specialises in make-up and prosthetics for film and television.
First up, they get to see some of their work.
When I first saw all the witches and wizards,
I was really shocked because they were really fantastic
and they looked so real.
After seeing the models up close...
Sharp pointy nose and pointy chin.
-Yeah, that's cool.
..Harry and Lily now get to choose
which bewitching look they want for Claire.
Which witch should we have Claire looking like?
That one with the pointy nose and the pointy chin.
So, it's into the make-up chair for Afshan,
as our planners get their noses to the grindstone to create the look.
Are you starting to feel witchy yet?
Yeah, look at my nose.
Do I not look like a witch yet?
-You do a bit.
Jeff doing a good job, making me into a witch?
-Yeah - only I got one word to describe you.
I think Afshan looked really horrible and ugly,
which is how we want Claire to look.
The prosthetics are starting to have the desired effect on Afshan.
But is looking ugly Claire's idea of wedding bliss?
-The kids would have anything up their sleeves.
Bit anxious about what's coming.
What bride wouldn't want to look like this?
Claire is going to love this.
With Harry and Lily on the nose with Claire's outfit,
next, they get stuck in to Mum's wizardy beard.
Let's have a look...
..and just hold that at the back.
-What do you think?
-Do think Mum's going to like this?
-Is it wizardy, Lily?
Yeah, much more white and much more big, like a wizard.
That's that sorted, then - wizardy beard it is.
That spooky look's in the bag.
With transport and outfit sorted,
this Witches & Wizards wedding is in need of a spooktacular venue.
You like the look of this one?
And Harry and Lily have found what could be the perfect scary spot.
Let's be quick - my broomstick's on a meter.
This huge barn looks really empty at the minute,
but with their imaginations bubbling,
Harry and Lily have got a plan
on how to turn it into a spooky witch's cavern.
What do you think you could do to make it more witchy?
-There could be...
-We could put, like, pictures of wizards,
-witches and wizards on the top roof.
We could have lots of pumpkins on the floor, like...
That's good, witches love pumpkins.
With really scary faces.
We could do a cauldron with, like,
some smoke coming out of it.
-So, smoky cauldrons.
Slime?! Oh, yes.
-On the walls, dripping down.
-Oh, that's good, yeah.
Underneath the slime, we could have jars full of potions.
So, lots of bubbling potions and cauldrons.
-You've got so many ideas, I think this is going to look great.
I don't know about the wedding plans,
but this place is already giving me the creeps.
Yeah, that stag's been looking at me funny.
-Whoa, quick, get out of there!
That's the venue
well and truly spooked.
Back to the Plan Van,
and Afshan gets to grips with the kids ideas for the gruesome grub.
So, what ideas do you have for your cake?
It's going to be like a witch's potion.
So, is it a cake or is it a witches' brew?
A witches' brew.
And it's going to have lots of, like, gory stuff in it,
-Gummy worms, chocolate rats.
ED: Eurgh. It sounds disgusting.
And chocolate spiders, and all sorts of gruesome stuff in it.
So, there's a lot of chocolate in that.
-I was never any good at potions at Hogwarts -
however, I'm a huge chocolate fan,
and I know just the person to help us make this witches' brew.
So, Afshan's cast a spell and called upon master chocolatier Sophie...
..who's going to show Harry and Lily how to make gory eyeballs
for the witches' brew.
So, they're going to be all gooey in the centre,
and then we'll decorate them so that when you bite into them
they kind of, like, squeeze out chocolate.
-Oooh, how good is that?
-How's that sound?
Our planners get going concocting the eyeballs...
You want them big eyeballs or small eyeballs?
- Big. - Big? OK.
..to make sure they're suitably spooky for the magical potion.
How gooey is this?
A few final touches...
-This is going to look very scary.
ED: With the eyeballs finished,
Harry and Lily have got their eye on the all-important taste test.
What do you think, when they're all in the witches' brew?
Yeah, it'd look really good.
It's going to look so cool.
I want to eat them all.
I think the witches' brew would go down really good
and taste really, really nice.
Like the eyeballs did.
Do you think Mum and Claire are going to get spooked out?
That's them ready for the witches' brew.
Who wouldn't want to eat eyeballs on their wedding day?
The final part of the wedding to be arranged is the entertainment.
And for this, Harry and Lily intend to leave nothing on the field.
How are we going to entertain all these witches and wizards?
We're going to have a witch and wizard sports day.
Oh, OK. Like you would at, er...
witches and wizards' school.
-Sports day with a difference.
-So, what's the difference going to be?
Like, broomstick racing.
Broomstick racing! Oh, that's good.
Yeah, there'll be plenty of broomsticks around, won't there?
-Yeah. Maybe we could have fireball dodging.
Sounds dangerous, I love it.
We don't want to make it all joyful.
It certainly sounds like it won't be,
as far as your Claire and your mum are concerned.
Goodness gracious, great balls of fire,
that's entertainment...magicked up.
So, that's it! Harry and Lily have cast all their planning spells.
From warty noses...
You're looking really witchy at the moment.
..a witches' brew...
..and even flying broomsticks!
I feel like Daniel Radcliffe!
This wedding's going to be one truly magical happening.
I'm extremely excited and I'm also excited to see their faces
when they go on the zip line.
As the day creeps closer, how's Mum feeling?
A little bit nervous.
But she still managed to fit in a bit of pampering.
Mum is having her nails done for the wedding
because she thinks it's going to look beautiful.
I am going to look beautiful!
Not sure the kids are going for that classic beauty look, Mum...
with a full-on beard.
The big day has finally arrived.
And with only a few hours to go until Mum and Claire tie the knot,
Harry and Lily's chosen venue has been transformed
into their very own Chamber of Secrets.
-I mean, the last time we came, it were just boring,
and now it's looking cool in here.
Time for the guided tour.
Here's your dining area.
Perfect for a spot of potions.
The utility room.
Good job we're here - need to tidy this place up a bit,
-there's leaves everywhere.
-Oi, put that down!
That's my ride home.
-And at a secret location nearby,
our muddled Muggles have no idea what they're being turned into.
Obviously just a little bit nervous...
as to what we're going to look like.
I'm assuming I'm having a beard.
I can't think of anybody except Father Christmas with a beard.
I don't know!
Let's hope you won't be saying, "No, no, no,"
when you see yourself in the mirror.
The only thing they've said is, "Be afraid."
I'm thinking I'm not going to look like me!
With a bit of hocus-pocus,
the effects and costume team have worked their magic
on Mum and Claire.
But although they look the part, we still look very unspooktacular.
We are underdressed, aren't we?
-Well, we can soon sort that out.
What do you think? Like it?
Now everyone's in their outfits,
it's time for Mum and Claire
to finally see what they'll be wearing for their wedding...
But will they be spun over or completely spooked out?
Are you finally ready to see what you're wearing?
OK, well, on the count of three...
ALL: Three, two, one...
Open your eyes!
You look ace!
Love your beard.
So, what do you guys think?
So, can you guess the theme?
I think we're all mermaids?
But look around you. What are there a lot of standing here?
-We got magical people.
-Lots of magical people.
Harry, Lily, do you want to tell them?
Witches & Wizards.
Well, Mum and Claire might look the part,
but before they can get married,
they need to prove their wizarding prowess
with a series of tests.
It's time for Afshan and me to reveal our true identity.
Who am I?
Yes, Professor Wafflewart,
the world's most absent-minded wizard,
and head of the Spell It Right School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Yes. And this is our qualified flying instructor, Miss, um...
Hardlanding! I never forget a face.
There's only one way for a true witch or wizardess
to arrive at their wedding.
It's actually up there.
It looks pretty scary!
Time for our witch and wizardess
to impress Miss Hardlanding and Professor Wafflewart
with their broomstick skills
while travelling down this zip line.
And for Mum, this challenge will mean coming face-to-face
with her biggest fear.
Heights. That would be really scary, I don't like heights very much.
Well, let's hope Mum's taken her potion of courage,
because there's no levitation spell to get to the top.
That's really high!
They've got to do it the hard way - a massive climb.
-Actually really nervous for you.
Best of wizarding luck to you.
See you on the other side.
OK, girls, start climbing.
Mum's putting her best foot forward
and isn't letting her fear of heights get the better of her.
Oh, I can't, it's too high!
And after some words of encouragement from Harry and Lily...
-You're nearly there.
-Don't look down, just look up.
And look at where you want to go.
She starts flying up the wall!
Come on, Nicola, you're not far.
A few final steps and Claire's done it -
with Nicola just behind her!
-Well, they might have conquered that terrifying climb,
but it's not over yet...
What goes up, must come down.
Yes, really, Claire.
Only a small matter of Harry and Lily's hair-raising zip wire descent
to deal with now.
-Zoom on the broom! Zoom on the broom!
-Zoom on the broom!
-Three, two, one...
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
No, it's a flying witch!
Zoom on the broom! Zoom on the broom!
Not the most graceful of landings, but she's made it!
-You did it!
-How do you feel?
It's nice to be on firm ground.
Where is your broomstick?
-I lost it, sorry.
-How's Mum up there?
Little bit nervous.
Can Nicola conjure up enough courage to face this descent?
-This is the bit I don't like.
-You'll be fine, honestly.
So, just step there, with your back towards the pole.
Remember, this is one mum who's terrified of heights.
But if she wants to get married, our wizardess has to fly down that line.
Three, two, one.
Go, go, go!
ALL: Zoom on the broom!
She's done it! Well done, Mum!
Zoom on the broom! Zoom on the broom!
Zoom on the broom! Zoom on the broom!
The zip wire was amazing.
There's no way in any other situation I would have done that.
We both did it,
and I think I'm really proud of us both for doing it!
You've done it! ALL CHEER
Well, you've demonstrated you can fly,
but we wouldn't be much of a school for witches and wizards
if there weren't a few other skills you had to master
before you could get married.
With the first part of the wizarding test complete...
To the playing fields everyone!
Next, Miss Hardlanding has conjured up an assault course
with a difference.
But Professor Wafflewart has arranged for a rival teacher
from a neighbouring school to cast her eye over proceedings.
Much to Miss Hardlanding's annoyance.
I think I've set up the perfect sporting event
to showcase what our marvellous students are capable of.
-But it seems all Miss Drill is interested in
is boasting about her own pupils.
As you know, at Cackles Academy,
we take sporting prowess very seriously,
and our pupils receive the very best tuition.
If her head was any bigger, I think she'd need a new witch's hat.
Our young would-be witches and wizards
need to transport their precious dragon's egg
safely across the finishing line.
But this is a course a difference!
Not only will they be riding broomsticks...
They'll have to dodge flaming fireballs.
Now, remember, witches and wizards,
I'm interested in your poise as a flyer.
I'm looking for flexibility,
deportment and a good basic grasp of basic broomstick-handling skills.
The competitors are at the starting line.
Game faces are on.
-And they're off!
First thing they have to navigate is the fireballs.
Oh, those fireballs have got a bit of a sting to them, haven't they?
They really have!
Trying to remember my fire extinguishing spell.
Don't worry, Professor, I've got you covered.
Having safely dodged the flames, next is a broomstick 180...
..which is a very advanced move.
And wizardy-looking women.
The final leg sees another onslaught of fireballs,
while trying to keep those dragon eggs intact.
Come on, witches!
-And now it's a race to the finish!
While maintaining their witchy poise and grace.
Cloak of invisibility!
So, that's race complete!
But what has Miss Drill made of it all?
And who has she deemed the winners?
Miss Hardlanding, your pupils don't brush up too badly at all -
and I must admit, it makes a refreshing change
to be looking out for the best witch or wizard rather than the worst.
You all did splendidly.
I'm delighted to announce,
for overall poise and grace on the broomstick,
the joint winners are Mum and Claire.
Should we get these two...
Oh, what's it called? When two people...ceremony...
and they...big building...
Married, yes. Should we get these two married?
ALL CHEER Yes. Yes.
I see a magical ceremony appearing before our very eyes.
And the time has come for Mum and Claire to get married.
All of Harry and Lily's hocus-pocus planning
has been for this spellbinding moment.
Nicola, I love everything about you,
and I look forward to spending the rest of my life
loving and caring for you and our family.
As a family, we will create a home filled with fun,
laughter and adventures.
I promise to be honest and caring and grow old by your side
as your wife and best friend.
It's with great pleasure I now declare you wife and wife.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Now Mum and Claire are wizardess and wife,
there's just enough time for our coven of witches and wizards
to conjure up the special brew.
Eyeball of newt and jellied rat...
Oops, I've forgotten my candy bat.
Spiders and humble fly.
It's enough to make Mary Berry cry.
-For a charm of powerful trouble,
chocolate broth, boil and bubble!
Now all we need is one witchy cackle from all of us and we're good to go.
And after those final incantations, it's ready for the guests.
Just like your wedding, it's not average.
Thank you! It's not average.
Take couple of things each to put in your potion.
Two things each.
- Two things each? - Yes, so there's enough.
The magical potion's going down an absolute treat!
They've even won over their rival, Miss Drill.
Very, very fragrant.
And it tastes delicious!
And it's not just the dessert with a difference
that's worked like a charm...
It's just something we'll always remember, isn't it?
Probably one of the most special days of my life.
Harry and Lily have truly witchcrafted
an enchanted extravaganza.
We definitely pulled this wedding off cos it was absolutely brilliant.
Oh, how amazing!
-Cake with a difference.
I'm so, so proud of them.
To pull it off has been amazing.
-The stuff that we've done today
-is going to stick with us all for the rest of our lives.
I couldn't have imagined a better wedding.
BOTH: This wedding was spellbinding!
Hats off to Harry and Lily for the perfect spot of planning.
It was wonderful.
Although I have to say, my favourite part was the potion.
Er, I'd be a bit easy with that, Professor - that's powerful stuff.
Remember? Strictly one jar per person?
Oh, yes. How absent-minded of me.
I did warn you!
D-Do something - turn me to normal.
I'm sorry, Professor, I'm afraid you've caught me on the hop.