Animated kids' comedy-mystery series set in a school where the secretive, strange and mysterious is the norm
- 2013 (CBBC)
- 13 (1 series)
- Emma Kennedy, Doc Brown, Richard Ayoade, John Thomson, Caroline Aherne, Jonathan Keeble, Marc Silk, Melissa Sinden
- Kat Van Henderson, Josh Weinstein, Ben Teasdale, Mark Oswin, James Griffiths, Reid Harrison, Stuart Kenworthy, Emma Kennedy, Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris, Kirstie Falkous
- British Broadcasting Corporation
& Factory Transmedia
Welcome to Strange Hill High, an all-but forgotten inner-city school where extraordinary is normal.
Mitchell Tanner is the new kid at school. His mum is a single parent and he is really hoping for an ordinary life and to not get in any trouble after a couple of false starts... the only problem is, Strange Hill High is far from normal, and 'ordinary' is definitely not on the cards!
Teaming up with over-confident under-achiever Becky Butters and class nerd Templeton, the three intrepid 13-year olds set out to investigate the strange, mysterious, and often other-worldly occurrences at their school.
With a plethora of secrets and mysteries, the show follows the trio as they explore the bizarre high school, investigating the peculiar occurrences that seem to only happen at Strange Hill High - and always with absurd and outrageous results!
Created for CBBC using an all new innovative production technique combining puppets, Japanese vinyl toys and digital effects, Strange Hill High combines everyday classroom antics with fantastical and mysterious goings on.
Our Review: We rather love this kids' show. Packed with wit, and as much subtle parent-pleasing humour as it is with child-friendly silliness, not to mention a legion of brilliantly unhinged and inventive ideas, the first series was a joy to watch. One or two episodes were a little slower than others, but there's such a sense of fun and good humour to the series that we can't really complain.