Friday, July 29, 2016

Jamillah and Aladdin returns for second series!

Magical drama, Jamillah and Aladdin, returns to CBeebies this August for a second series.

This modern retelling of the Middle Eastern Aladdin tale, stars Blossom Campbell as Jamillah, Aladdin is played by Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (who recently starred in BBC’s drama series Dickensian as the Artful Dodger) and the Genie by Leroy Osei-Bonsu.

Jamillah, a feisty young girl seeking adventure, lives with her family in modern day London where she discovers a dusty old lamp in the attic and makes a wish. A Genie appears and, with the help of his magic, the two travel back in time to Ancient Baghdad, where Jamillah meets Aladdin, a boy the same age as her, who always seems to be getting himself into trouble.

The second series sees the friendship between the three protagonists blossom, with more exciting adventures in store.  In the opening episode of the second series, the grieving Sultan decides to ban fun, and so Jamillah, with the help of her comrade Aladdin, tries to bring happiness and harmony back to Baghdad by the seemingly simple act of making the Sultan smile. But as the pair find, this is not an easy challenge...

The series is produced by Emma Stuart, the directors are Catharine Cooke and Jaco Smit, and the Head Writer is Kathy Waugh. The series was filmed on location in South Africa and consists of 26 x 15 minute episodes, which will be shown on CBeebies from August 2016.

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