Complete Control

Client: BBCProduct: TV ProductionLaunched: Ongoing

Project highlights

  • 15 Episodes
  • Mixture of live action and animation

Nick Cope’s Popcast

‘Nick Cope’s Popcast’, is a mixed media childrens entertainment show commissioned by BBC.

 

Popcast is a TV series fronted by accomplished singer/songwriter Nick Cope, where each episode sees Nick, and his friendly dog Norman the Whippet, looking for ideas for a new ‘Popcast’ song as his quirky caravan is transported to a different location. Taking inspiration from his new surroundings, and with the help of ‘The Popcasters’, a team of young children who give Nick ideas and themes to sing about, Nick sits down to write an unforgettable song which is then broadcast to the nation in that episode. 

There’s an easy and homely charm to the show which combines the old fashioned and simple storytelling elements with songs like  ‘Baby’s Done a Poo’, ‘I’m a Little Lizard’ and ‘A Round of Applause for the Dinosaurs’ that once you’ve heard you just can’t get out of your head.

Popcast is a collaboration between Complete Control, Nick Cope and Terrific Television to make a charming, original, witty yet complex mixed media TV series involving music, animation, children and animals!

Complete Control has experience in creating high quality animation for broadcast with our children’s series Nick Copes Popcast. This is a charming mixed media series of blending 2d animation and Live Action footage together into a timeless classic childrens show.

We have currently delivered 35 episodes of Popcast to CBeebies and by 2023 will have delivered 55 episodes – over 6 hours of TV.

Quote from a lovely mum … “I had to send an email to tell you how you have created the most magical programme, which as a family of five, we all completely love!  It’s really tricky to find something on TV that spans all of their ages, but Nick Cope’s Popcast has all three of my children singing along and the combination of Nick’s gentle presenting style, the catchy and meaningful songs, the incredible graphics, Norman… It’s all so brilliant and makes our mornings start on the very best note.  It’s a real gem and I just wanted to pass on our thanks for creating something so special and enjoyable.”


Series 1

Dinosaur
Dinosaur
Nick and Norman get a visit from a giant T-Rex, and Norman does his best dinosaur roar.
Baby
Baby
There’s a smelly pong in the caravan, and Nick and Norman need to get to the bottom of it!
Take a Walk
Take a Walk
Nick and his grandson Remie wave goodbye to the city and say hello to the countryside.
Lizard
Lizard
A scaly little visitor gives Nick and Norman an idea for today’s Popcast Song.
Cloud
Cloud
It’s a rainy day, so Nick and Norman create a Popcast song about a beautiful rainbow.
Bag
Bag
Nick and Norman are at the seaside, and someone has left a plastic bag on the beach.
Robot
Robot
Recycling gives Nick an idea for a Popcast Song about a rusty old robot.
Spider
Spider
Nick and his grandson Remie create a Popcast song about a spider who lives in a bucket.
Penguin
Penguin
Nick creates a Popcast song about a brave penguin called Ruby, who was born with one wing.
Brother
Brother
Nick is looking at family photographs and creates a Popcast song about being a brother.
Hedgehog
Hedgehog
Why did Hugh the hedgehog cross the road? He was looking for wiggly worms, of course!
Bear
Bear
Nick and his grandson Remie sing a Popcast Song about bears in the wintery woods.
Octopus
Octopus
Nick and Norman are going to an animal fancy dress party but what animal will Nick go as?
Forest
Forest
While spending a night in the forest, Nick and Norman find a magical dragon’s egg.

Series 2

I've Lost My Bobble Hat
I've Lost My Bobble Hat
While sorting through his hats, Nick realises his favourite hat is missing. Can today's Popcast song help him find it?
Nigel Had a Long Neck
Nigel Had a Long Neck
Nick and the Popcasters create a song about Nigel the Giraffe, who longs to see the view from the top of Primrose Hill.
Norman Is My Name
Norman Is My Name
After a concert at the music festival, Nick returns to the caravan for a spot of lunch - but what's that funny smell? Is it Norman again?
Valerie the Vampire
Valerie the Vampire
Nick and Norman get some help from a vampire bat called Valerie to write a Popcast song for their spooky party.
Owl's First Flight
Owl's First Flight
The caravan is visited by a little owl learning to fly. The owl and Alva, Nick's granddaughter, give Nick the perfect idea for today's song.
Barbara Had a Brother
Barbara Had a Brother
Nick tells his grandson Remie about Barbara, an old school friend. She used to be big and bad, but only because someone was being big and bad to her.
The Moth and the Sloth
The Moth and the Sloth
After doing some exercise to start the day, Nick and Norman spot a moth and a sloth and realise that sometimes it's fun to take things nice and slow.
Is It Healthy or Not?
Is It Healthy or Not?
It's curry night, and Nick writes a song to help him remember to buy lots of healthy ingredients, but will he remember to buy Norman's dog treats?
Family of Cats
Family of Cats
With help from some kittens, Nick and the Popcasters put on a big concert at the old town hall for two very special mums.
Don't Be Scared of the Dark
Don't Be Scared of the Dark
Norman is scared of the dark and can't get to sleep. Can Nick and the Popcasters find a song to help him snuggle down?

Little Bean
Little Bean
Nick, Remie and Alva are growing bean plants, but Norman's plant isn’t growing. Nick and the Popcasters suggest what Norman needs to do to get his beans back on the scene.
The Old Oak Tree
The Old Oak Tree
Nick and Norman are stuck up a 100-year-old oak tree. Nick discovers Grandpa’s old guitar and remembers playing it many years ago with his mum under the same old oak tree.
Keep On
Keep On
Nick is trying his best to bake a special cake for Grandma’s birthday, but things don’t go to plan. The Popcasters tell him to keep on trying and he’ll get there in the end.
Eva the Beaver
Eva the Beaver
The Popcasters help Nick finish a song for the Popcast songbook about a busy beaver called Eva. As they sing, Eva is busy beavering away with a surprise for Nick.
Pet Dinosaur
Pet Dinosaur
Norman wants to get a pet dinosaur, but Nick and the Popcasters don't think this is a good idea. They try to convince Norman to pick another pet.

Be Nice, Be Kind
Be Nice, Be Kind
Today is Nick's birthday and he is super excited, until a card arrives with an odd message from the T-Rex. We hope it doesn't spoil Nick's special day!
Dear Old Deer
Dear Old Deer
Nick spots a beautiful deer wandering in the forest. Norman thinks it could be a unicorn because it only has one antler.
The Stars Are Hiding
The Stars Are Hiding
Nick and Norman are lost in outer space and need to get back home to Earth. They use the stars and the help of a special friend to show them the way.
The Blackbird and the Bluebird
The Blackbird and the Bluebird
Nick and Norman are identifying the birds singing in the forest and hear a strange sound. It’s their broken cuckoo clock. Can the birds help them fix it by finding the missing key?
Who's at the Door?
Who's at the Door?
Norman gives Nick a very special Christmas present - something that Christmas dreams are made of. But not all is as it seems - or is it?

Series 3

Bees
Bees
Nick and the Popcasters create the perfect song to help a very tired Bee get its buzz back.
I’ve Got a Pizza
I’ve Got a Pizza
Remie and Alva are sharing a Pizza together when they have an idea – a special doggy Pizza for Norman that he can share with his friends.
Stone in My Shoe
Stone in My Shoe
Oh no there’s a stone in Nicks shoe – what is he going to do ? Has Norman been hiding things again?
Bones and Brains
Bones and Brains
Nick has fallen off his skateboard and hurt his wrist and he can’t play his guitar, but the Popcast Planners have a plan.
Charity Store
Charity Store
After helping in the charity store, Nick is given a really special gift he brings home for Norman.
Mouthful of Teeth
Mouthful of Teeth
After a successful trip to the dentist Nick tells Norman all about the tooth fairy.
No Dog Quite Like Norman
No Dog Quite Like Norman
Norman gets interviewed for the Popcast news after winning the special golden paw award.
What We Gonna Do?
What We Gonna Do?
Nick and Norman are bored and stuck indoors on a rainy day, so think of fun things they can do.
My Old Guitar
My Old Guitar
Nick favourite thing by far is his old guitar and creates a Popcast song all about it.
Guinea Pig
Guinea Pig
Nick has his hands full looking after Remie & Alva’s pet guinea pigs, Celia and Amelia.
It’s All Our Planet
It’s All Our Planet
Nick and the Popcasters write a song to help save the old oak tree and all the animals that live within it.
Toads
Toads
It’s getting dark and the toads need a little help from Nick to cross the road to get to the pond.
Hedgehog Picnic
Hedgehog Picnic
Can Hugh save the day with his litter picking song and get the hedgehog picnic back on track - the Popcast Planners think so.
Some Days
Some Days
Norman’s lost his waggy tail, so Nick plans an exciting road trip to cheer him up. They visit lots of old friends on their trip. Norman can’t wait to get to Popcast Bay to meet up with his brothers and sisters.
Birdhouse
Birdhouse
Norman has the perfect idea of what Nick can do with all the tins of paint and pile of wood from the shed.
It Doesn't Matter
It Doesn't Matter
Everything is going wrong in the caravan today as Nick and Norman prepare for the Popcast sports day.
Crochet Doll
Crochet Doll
Nick brings home a doll that has been left out in a “please take” box and cheers her up with a very special song.
Whole Lotta Fun
Whole Lotta Fun
Its the Popavision song contest and Nick has the perfect outfit, but needs an idea for the song, so he asks the Popcast Planners for help.
Old People
Old People
A surprise Popcaster calls up. It’s someone Nick recognises from when he was a young boy at school, who could it be?

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