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-And I'm Joe.
-And this is The Dengineers.
The show that puts you in charge of building your very own dream den.
Dens for adventure...
It's a secret door!
..hanging out with your friends and family...
..and dens built to fulfil your dreams.
It's amazing. Thank you so much.
Whatever your idea, The Dengineers team are here to transform your
inspiration into amazing spaces.
-Built especially for you.
-THIS DEN IS DONE!
We're in Warwickshire to CONJURE up a massive TRICK
-to surprise today's Dengineer.
Trick? What you on about?
I'll tell you what, Joe, I'll spell it out for you.
-It's a witchcraft and wizardry den.
Of course! Let's meet today's Dengineer.
Today's Dengineer is nine-year-old Kiran from Coventry.
I need The Dengineers' help to make a witchcraft and wizardry den for me
to let my imagination go wild.
And it's not just Kiran who loves all things magic.
Isn't that right, Mum?
I must admit, I'm quite a fan of witchcraft and wizardry,
and I think I've handed on the obsession that I had
as a child to Kiran now.
Kiran and his mum Nicola are really close, and she relies on him a lot.
Nicola has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or EDS,
which means she sometimes finds it hard to walk and gets tired easily.
I care for my mum whenever I can by doing the washing-up,
walking the dog and making cups of tea.
And it's not as easy as it looks.
And there's someone else who relies on Kiran, his best mate....
I'd love a den where me and my dog, Pudding, could go and hang out.
Since I've been unwell, we had to move to Coventry
to be closer to family.
But he didn't complain at all and he settled in really quickly.
Kiran always puts me first so it would be really nice to have a space
where he could put himself first for a change.
And don't just take mum's word for it.
Her best friend, Yvonne, lived with the family for six years before
moving to Australia...
..and knows exactly how much Kiran helps out.
I think Kiran really deserves his own den because he's really kind and
he's super helpful to his mam.
Please, Dengineers, I'd love a space where I could escape
to the world of witchcraft and wizardry. I need your help.
Don't you worry, Kiran.
Our help is exactly what you're going to get.
You just don't know it yet.
But he's about to find out because Kiran's on his way to this wizard
and witch museum.
What Kiran doesn't know is that this place has been
taken over by The Dengineers.
And even the museum owner, Dave, is in on it.
Kiran thinks he's here on a tour but we've got other ideas.
And with The Dengineers team in place, the surprise begins.
Are you ready?
Then, come with me. Let's have a bit of an adventure.
As Mum sits down for a rest,
Kiran and his stepdad, Simon, head upstairs to take a look around.
Here we go.
He's literally right there.
So, we'll start in this room, and this room is the witch's cottage.
We'll have to sneak past.
Is everyone ready? Ready?
And, look, you can see the broomsticks.
Have a look around. Cauldron.
Blow at the cauldron, you'll see all the smoke.
I can't believe we got away with that.
So, here we go, let's have a look through here.
As the tour continues, we get ourselves into position.
There's one more display for Kiran to see...
-Hello, Kiran's mum.
..because we are transforming ourselves into two of the weirdest
wizards the world has ever seen.
Where's my wand? Quick, quick. Get one, get a wand.
-This is it.
-Are you feeling brave?
Excellent, you go first through there.
So, you might have guessed. We're not actually wizards.
My name is Lauren and this is Joe.
-And we are from CBBC's The Dengineers.
We have heard, Kiran,
that you want to make your own witchcraft and wizardry den.
-Is that right?
-We're going to do it.
How do you feel?
A little bit gobsmacked, I think.
we have got a den to build and we need to get moving quickly.
-I could do that magic clicky thing.
-Oh, can you?
Oh, it worked earlier, I promise.
-It hasn't worked, so let's walk, shall we?
-Let's do that.
When Lauren and Joe told me I was getting
my witchcraft and wizardry den, I was astonished.
I've seen some amazing and magical things in this museum,
but nothing quite as surprising as this.
I've never seen him so happy. It's amazing.
He's a really smart kid,
so I thought he might have an idea why we were coming here.
But, yeah, it looks like we managed to pull the wool over his eyes.
Our first port of call is The Dengineers mobile HQ
packed with the latest tech to get this den off the ground.
Kiran, welcome to The Dengineers mobile HQ.
Now, Kiran, through the power of technology,
we are going to take all of those ideas in your head,
get them onto this big old computer and work out
what you need for your den.
-Let's do this, then.
Got it. Why is an owl important?
Because owls are most wizards' pets.
Have you got any pets like an owl?
I haven't got any like an owl, but I've got a dog.
-Shall we get him up on the screen?
-Would Pudding be allowed in your den?
So, maybe we could factor in a little space for Pudding, maybe.
-What else, Kiran?
Can you see anything else that you'd quite like in there?
I've got potions there.
Oh, that looks good.
Making potions, brilliant.
What should it look like?
It should look really old and dusty and crooked.
-Yeah. Great idea.
-What else do you like?
-I like the wand.
Can't do magic without your wand.
-What about the colours?
-I like the green one...
..and the red one because potions are all sorts of colours.
-That's going to look brilliant.
-I'd like that cauldron.
You can't have a witchcraft and wizardry den without a cauldron.
-Well, Kiran, it's all going on.
I think we've got a den fit for a wizard.
I think it's going to be a pretty COOL DEN.
Like cauldron, isn't it?
-Literally the worst thing I've ever heard.
-Shall we go and make a den?
-Come on, let's get out of here.
-That's it, go on, WAND-er off!
Kiran's mood board is a witches and wizards dream world filled with
potions, spell books, owls and cauldrons.
A mystical space that will allow Kiran's imagination to run wild.
And we've got just the designer to do the job.
It's Sege, and if anyone can work their magic
to create an amazing den, it's him.
He's got the power to make the impossible possible.
Sege, what have you got planned?
Loads planned, Kiran, loads.
Now, I've seen the mood board and you've got some fantastic ideas.
I'm planning on this sort of spooky,
rickety old witches/wizards house,
maybe a crooked and rickety roof as well to go with it.
-And maybe somewhere to make your spells.
-How about that?
-With a cauldron, maybe?
-Do you know what a hocus-pocus floor is?
-Go on, Sege, tell us.
-I can't tell you. No.
What do you mean, a hocus-pocus floor?
I know what a hocus-pocus floor is.
You can't say the words, "Hocus-pocus floor" and not tell us.
-I'm not telling you.
-Why's he doing that?
-It's my secret.
Kiran, where would you like it to go, mate?
-I'd like it to go down there.
-All right. Sege, what do you reckon?
I think that'll look really, really good.
Something else that's very important is Pudding the dog.
We need to have an area for Pudding to come and enjoy the den.
I've got that in hand. I've got a nice little surprise for Pudding.
-Tell us more, come on!
-I can't do that, can't do that,
-not until the time.
-I've got some fantastic ideas.
-I think you're going to love it.
-Kiran, are you up for all that?
-Does that sound good, mate?
Kiran's happy. That means we're happy.
Fantastic. That means I'm happy.
Sege has designed a space that would fit right into a fantasy world.
The outside of the den will be built to look like a rickety old house,
perfect for the finest witch or wizard.
Inside, there'll be an area for mixing potions,
a space to write spells and a mysterious hocus-pocus floor
that only Sege could conjure up.
I hope Kiran really liked my design ideas,
because I'm very excited about getting started on this.
I think Sege is the right man for the job because he's the den wizard
and I'm really excited.
Sege has decided to build the den in this part of the garden
but before we do anything, we need to clear the space.
We've got an awful lot of trampoline there, Si.
Direct us, Mo. Nice one.
It looks like Simon could be stuck there for a while.
OK, so that's everything done, apart from Pudding's done a whoopsie,
which we should probably clear up.
Can I borrow your magic wand?
All right, everybody say the magic word, hocus POO-cus.
With everything cleared, it's time for Mum and Simon to also disappear.
Well, I must say, the garden is looking loads better, guys.
Thanks very much for your help, but unfortunately,
it's time for you two to get your marching orders.
-Off you go.
Sorry, Pudding as well.
-Oh, can Pudding stay?
-It's the last time we'll see our garden like this.
It's a bit scary, isn't it, really, leaving Kiran in charge?
-Kiran could be a bad influence.
And he can be very persuasive.
Day One, and the Dengineers have arrived in town.
The garden may be cleared,
but this plot of land is in need of some serious groundworks,
and nothing's going to stop Dengineers Jamie and Kiran
-getting their hands dirty.
-Apart from the gloves they're wearing!
Very funny, Joe.
Let's get this grass up.
The ground may be tough,
but the Dengineers are tougher, and the base soon takes shape.
Right, Kiran, the only thing we need to do now is use
-this big thing, here. It's a compactor. Are you ready?
Before the sun sets,
there's just enough time to set up the Dengineers' village.
The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun,
for tomorrow, we build a den.
It's been amazing hanging out with the Dengineers.
I can't imagine what the den is going to look like
when it's finished.
It's Day Two, and it's a bit too quiet.
There is a serious lack of Dengineers onsite.
I don't know where Sege is.
He said he'd be here first thing and he's not here,
and there's not much we can do without him.
-Sege, are you invisible?
Oh. What are you doing down there?
Well, mate, I think we've got our first problem of the day, here.
-Look at the driveway.
This isn't an illusion. Kiran's driveway really is that steep.
-What about that, then?
It's going to take all the Dengineers' strength and
power to get the den into that garden.
I'm feeling excited because parts of the den have arrived.
I can't wait.
With the den unloaded, electricians Ross and Tom arrive to
take power from the house out to the garden.
It means a lot of drilling, and Kiran is on hand to help out.
Nice work, Kiran.
While the Dengineers crack on, I catch up with Mum and stepdad
Simon to find out more about Kiran and why he needs this den.
Well, Mum and Dad, I'm afraid to say no amount of magic,
no potions are going to help you now because that den is on its way to
being built. How are you feeling?
Yeah, we've passed the stage of being nervous about
what's being built and more now nervous about Kiran walking around
with power tools.
You know, we've got an eye on him. Tell us about Kiran as a kid,
what kind of a kid is he?
He makes friends really easy.
Yeah, he's a really giving child, very generous in his nature.
For you, what does it mean to have a kid who you can rely on,
someone like Kiran?
One of the things that happens quite often is I'll have a fall
or I'll slip, and knowing that he doesn't panic and he knows what
to do in that situation, or that he's not going to complain if I say,
"I'm in pain today, I need some alone time."
It's just, yeah, it's invaluable.
What about you guys, how excited are you feeling?
I can't wait to see what it's like.
-Is he going to let you in, do you think?
-Well, he won't know.
Ah, he'll know.
-I've got a feeling he'll find out.
Back at the build, and Sege's mysterious floor
is already causing problems.
We're really held up.
It was bad enough getting everything up the hill,
but now the lights are taking a lot longer than we'd anticipated.
Are you done? Of course they're not, not done.
Sege's ambitious design requires Ross, the electrician,
to install a complicated circuit of lights.
He's working as fast as he can but, until it's done,
all other work has to stop.
Right, we're done. Stop the clock.
Seriously, are you done?
-Amazing. That's lunch. It's not.
Go on, build the den. What are you doing?
Ross, you hero, but we're already halfway through Day Two and only
now can the den start to come together.
So with the Dengineers laying the base and erecting the sides,
this build is well underway.
We're just starting to put the walls up,
you can see all the great colour...
-Can you hear something?
-This is heavy! Help!
What are you doing behind there, squashed?
-Yeah, you're always struggling.
It's because you don't know how to do a day's work,
-that's your problem.
-Why's he got to be so cruel?
-I know, see ya, got to go.
He's only joking, Joe.
The Dengineers always stick together, and with Sege's help,
the den starts to take shape.
In fact, everyone's involved, even Pudding's getting in on the theme.
Nice outfit, Puds, and Sege has a special reward for all your efforts.
Kiran, do you think that Pudding is as excited as you are
-about our new den?
-I think so too.
-Do you see this old cooking pot?
I think we should turn that into a dog bed for him.
First up, Sege and Kiran sand the lid, ready to paint it,
before adding a gold rim around the lid.
I accidentally got it all up there.
I'm sure we can get over that.
After a few more touches, the lid is done.
So I think that looks really, really cool now, don't you?
It looks like a cauldron.
And, of course, a wizard's best friend needs to be comfy.
I've got a wooden base, OK...
..another piece of foam that I'm going to stick on
-to the wooden base. OK?
-With the yellow thing?
Yeah. Then we'll cover it with this,
which will make him really comfortable and then we'll staple
that all together and it should make a wonderful cushion.
The next time Kiran sees Pudding's upcycled bed will be in the den.
But until then, it's back to work.
Day Two hasn't been easy so far, and the build is about to get
even more technical.
As you can see, all around me, there is a lot of bits and pieces
and parts of the roof that have got to go up.
So there's a lot of work. I'm a bit worried because the weather seems to
be closing in on us and it's looking a bit grey,
so a lot to do in a short space of time.
We must beat the weather.
With the rain about to fall, it's a race against time to get it done.
Coming to the end of Day Two, and it's been a good day,
but I've been really, really impressed with young Kiran.
He's been helping with the floor, helping with the walls.
He's been screwing things down. He's been a real Dengineer.
With day about to turn into night,
the Dengineers just manage to finish the first stage of the roof.
Day Three has barely begun and the Dengineers are already cracking on.
That's a den, and it needs finishing.
Everything's working against us. It's very wet.
We've still got the roof to finish.
We've still got the floor to finish and the lights.
Even though Kiran can't see his den,
we've still got a lot of work for him to do,
so we've got to fit that in somehow as well.
Loads and loads for us to get on with.
With the rain holding off, work immediately starts on the roof.
I kind of feel excited and a bit annoyed I can't see my den today,
but I know Sege will look after it.
While the Dengineers get on, Sege has an important job for Kiran -
filling up this old book with spells.
Oh, I like the sound of that one.
There's no time for laughing, Sege.
The roof may almost be up, but the hocus pocus floor and the rest of
the inside still needs a lot of work.
-The den's looking great, it's brilliant,
I just wondered what else you've got in store for the inside?
Well, Joe, we've got loads of stuff in store for the inside and we're
even going to get potions in there as well.
-Like that one?
-Yeah, a bit like that.
We're using something that is very,
very useful in the construction industry.
-It's called dry ice.
-I'm going to show you something.
Look what happens when you put it in there.
-Look at that.
-Look at the atmosphere that gives off.
How's that for a bit of smoke?
Dry ice isn't like the normal ice you put into drinks, you know.
This is a solid form of carbon dioxide and it has a surface
temperature of minus 78 degrees Celsius.
Minus 78? That's chilly.
-That's cold, isn't it?
-So, how does it work, then?
Well, you see, Joe, normally when substances heat up,
they transform from a solid and then a liquid before turning into a gas.
Think about a regular ice cube melting.
It goes from a solid, turning into water before evaporating.
But because dry ice is so cold, it heats up really quickly when it
comes into contact with other materials
and misses out the liquid state in the middle and turns straight
into gas, and this is called sublimation.
It's got other uses as well.
This process means it can also be used, you see, for
maintaining buildings and structures,
and I'm going to show you how it works.
-But you've to put these on first.
-Stand back and watch my mate, Ian.
Take it away, Ian.
-Loud, weren't it?
-Yeah. What is it?
That's dry-ice blasting and it's great for restoring wood
and cleaning brickwork and stonework.
Because it's so cold, when dry ice is fired at high speeds,
heat is transferred very quickly from the surface it hits,
to the dry ice, removing any layer of dirt it comes into contact with.
Wow! Wood and metal needs to be maintained because, if it's not,
it will fall down or decay?
Well, after all that, I need to chill out!
But Sege and Joe aren't the only ones who get to play with potions
because I'm taking Kiran to a place full of sorcery.
So Kiran, for your den day out,
I wanted to bring you somewhere amazing,
somewhere extra special and somewhere that you
are never going to forget.
So guess what, I brought you to school.
But I go to school every day.
Ah, yes, but not a school like this one because this is actually the set
of CBBC's The Worst Witch.
-Shall we go and have a look?
CBBC's The Worst Witch is the incredible story of Mildred Hubble
and her classmates who attend a special school for magic.
Based on the books by Jill Murphy, the show is into its second series,
and Kiran and I have got exclusive VIP access to the set.
But before we can go anywhere, Kiran has to look the part.
That is make-up done, what's next?
I think you're booked in for costume next.
Oh, come on then, let's go, Kiran.
And just like magic, it's time to have a proper look around.
Eurgh, that's horrible.
Right behind us, they are actually filming a scene.
How does it feel that you're getting
-an exclusive look before anyone else?
It's really exciting, isn't it?
And the magic doesn't end there.
I'm a little bit scared right now because we are joined
by Miss Hardbroom.
I am Miss Hardbroom, Deputy Headmistress.
And you are?
Mildred, Mildred Hubble.
Kiran, I mean, dare you ask a question?
-Can you give me three top tips at being a wizard?
You must work very, very hard.
If your heart is not in it, you will never be a fine wizard.
And finally, you need very long, very dark fingernails.
She is terrifying. I think I need to get out of here.
-Shall we leave her be, Kiran?
-Quick, let's get out of the here.
Bye, Miss Hardbroom. Bye.
Today, I've had the best day.
I've been able to hang out with the cast and I've picked up enough magic
to take back to the den.
Nice one, Kiran.
I hope you can cast a spell to freeze time because we've got so
much left to do.
Oh, yeah, just like that. It's amazing.
But spells don't last forever.
We've still got a lot to do,
so I'm not quite sure whether we're going to be ready on time tomorrow.
I'm still not sure, even this late in the day.
Fingers crossed, we'll make it.
It's the final day of the den build, and in just a few hours' time,
Kiran is going to get to see his den for the very first time.
Now, if only there was a way that a paintbrush would just magically
appear, so I could do finishing touches.
Oh, it's magic.
Lauren, I'm scared of heights.
I'm sorry, I really don't like it up here.
Oh, Joe, you've ruined this for me now!
Oh, no, don't be... Oops!
The Dengineers have got it all to do.
Kiran's up early preparing some mystical treats ahead of the reveal
and down at the den, there's some final finishing touches required.
I've got something I wanted to give to Kiran in the den.
This is a magic wand that I've had for my whole life.
-Is that all right?
-Amazing, does it still work?
-I don't know.
I hope it does because we've still got a lot to put in here yet.
-Shall we have a look?
-Yeah, give it a go.
And it looks as if we finished the den just in time because,
along with the rain,
Kiran's family and friends have arrived for the big reveal.
And those wizardry snacks are going down a treat.
-I'm really nervous, are you nervous?
-I'm nervous, yeah.
His imagination is so wild and suddenly there's these people here
who can make those things a reality.
I'm so excited, I've been waiting for this moment for so long.
It's going to be magical!
The Dengineers have no more tricks left up their sleeves.
Kiran's witchcraft and wizardry den is complete.
All that's left is to reveal the finished den
for the very first time.
-Three, two, one...
Sege and the Dengineers have transformed this space from a patch
of old grass to a fantasy world fit for the finest of wizards.
Kiran wanted a den which would allow him to have a break
from looking after his mum and escape to the magical world
of witchcraft and wizardry.
Complete with his own very owls and even a broomstick to fly on.
What about this, Kiran? Your very own ride.
Oh, I like that! Wow.
-Come on, jump on.
-It's a broomstick.
You can fly on your own broomstick.
So you've got a nose on the front door, there,
a beard and the whole roof is actually one big hat.
-Are you happy?
How about you, Mum and Dad, what do you think?
-It's so cool.
There was no way we could ever have imagined this, at all.
And the magic continues inside.
A table to conjure up potions,
a place to sit and write spells and an upcycled cauldron for a wizard's
Don't forget up here as well,
we've got our little trip, fun day out to go and see The Worst Witch.
-Terrified of Miss Hardbroom.
I don't look scared.
And a signed The Worst Witch drawing from all of the cast.
They've signed it for you.
How cool is that?
-It's so good, isn't it?
Not forgetting Sege's mysterious hocus pocus floor.
Have you noticed down here, there are little lights underneath?
-So when it's a bit darker in here,
it all glows to give it a spooky glow.
-Indeed. It's so good, isn't it?
I've got something that I want to give you.
I have had this magic wand for about 20 years,
and I want to give it to you.
-It's VERY heavy and it's the only one in the whole world.
You've got to promise you'll look after it for me, though,
-is that all right?
Kiran's made himself at home, but what do his mates and family think?
You know The Worst Witch? Everyone signed that.
Everyone from The Worst Witch.
Look! It's Pudding's little bed! It's amazing, Sege.
-What do you think?
-I love it, I love it. Thank you.
-Thank you very much.
-All right, my pleasure, my pleasure.
All of that just came from his little head. It's unbelievable.
I just think it's absolutely magical.
I'm definitely going to be sneaking in there when he's not around.
The Dengineers have waved their wands and worked their magic to make
a den fit for a wizard and his dog.
Thank you, Sege and the Dengineers. You're amazing.
Which means there's only one final thing left to do...
-THIS DEN IS DONE!