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'''''Wizbit''''' is a British children's television series that ran on Children's BBC (now CBBC) from 1986 to 1988. The show, which is set in the fictional town of Puzzleopolis, featured Wizbit, an alien magician, Wooly, his rabbit friend, Paul Daniels, who owned his theater ("Paul's Playhouse"), and a villain named Professor Doom, who, along with his cat Jinx, lived in a castle that flew above Puzzleopolis.
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'''''Wizbit''''' is a British children's television series that ran on Children's BBC (now CBBC) from 1986 to 1988. The show, which is set in the fictional town of Puzzleopolis, featured Wizbit, an alien magician, Wooly, his rabbit friend, Paul Daniels, who owned his theater ("Paul's Playhouse"), and Professor Doom the evil wizard, who, along with his cat Jinx, live in a giant fist-shaped castle called Castle Creep.
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Two episodes from the first season were released on VHS in 1989, titled ''Wizbit and Friends''.[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51H7VvNU6bL.jpg ] In 2007, the second season episode "Punchinello" was released on a DVD via an eBay listing that has now expired.[http://pdet.blogspot.co.uk/2007/04/april-15.html ] In 2010, three iOS applications featuring three episodes from the first two seasons were released, but have been removed afterward.[https://www.iapps4you.com/iphone_ipad_apps/356488_wizbit-volume-1.html] [http://download.cnet.com/Wizbit-Volume-2/3000-31711_4-75174871.html ] [http://download.cnet.com/Wizbit-Volume-3/3000-31711_4-75174873.html ]
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Two episodes from the first season were released on VHS in 1989, titled ''Wizbit and Friends''.[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51H7VvNU6bL.jpg ] In 2007, the second season episode "Punchinello" was released on a DVD via an eBay listing that has now expired. [http://web.archive.org/web/20190313223711/http://pdet.blogspot.com/2007/04/april-15.html ] In 2010, three iOS applications featuring three episodes from the first two seasons were released, but have been removed afterward.[https://www.iapps4you.com/iphone_ipad_apps/356488_wizbit-volume-1.html] [http://download.cnet.com/Wizbit-Volume-2/3000-31711_4-75174871.html ] [http://download.cnet.com/Wizbit-Volume-3/3000-31711_4-75174873.html ]
  
 
The show hasn't had an official release otherwise. However, a handful of episodes from the series along with various clips can be found online.
 
The show hasn't had an official release otherwise. However, a handful of episodes from the series along with various clips can be found online.
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|3||A Game of 'Hanky-Poo'||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3-LCpRl9Tg <span style="color:orange;">Partially Found</span>]''' (low quality)||Released on VHS (''Wizbit and Friends'') and iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 3''), adapted as part of the ''Wizbit Story Book''
 
|3||A Game of 'Hanky-Poo'||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3-LCpRl9Tg <span style="color:orange;">Partially Found</span>]''' (low quality)||Released on VHS (''Wizbit and Friends'') and iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 3''), adapted as part of the ''Wizbit Story Book''
 
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|4||Squidgy Bog Cracks Up||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Adapted as part of the ''Wizbit Story Book''
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|4||Squidgy Bog Cracks Up||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nulrDhFSVd4 <span style="color:orange;">Partially Found</span>]'''||Adapted as part of the ''Wizbit Story Book''
 
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|5||The Super Riddle||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOJo27z8A24 <span style="color:orange;">Partially Found</span>]''' (very loud)||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 1''), adapted as part of the ''Wizbit Story Book''
 
|5||The Super Riddle||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOJo27z8A24 <span style="color:orange;">Partially Found</span>]''' (very loud)||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 1''), adapted as part of the ''Wizbit Story Book''
 
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|6||The Conjuring Contest||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 3''), adapted as part of The Wizbit Annual 1990''
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|6||The Conjuring Contest||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 3''), adapted as part of ''The Wizbit Annual 1990''
 
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|4||The Big Sneeze||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 3'')
 
|4||The Big Sneeze||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 3'')
 
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|5||Freeze-Frame||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 1''), adapted as part of The Wizbit Annual 1990''
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|5||Freeze-Frame||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 1''), adapted as part of ''The Wizbit Annual 1990''
 
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|6||The Dancing Hanky||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Adapted in book form
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|6||The Dancing Hanky||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne3xeFmsgTg <span style="color:orange;">Partially Found</span>]'''||Adapted in book form
 
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|7||The Story of Magic, Part 1||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
|7||The Story of Magic, Part 1||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
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|8||The Story of Magic, Part 2||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
|8||The Story of Magic, Part 2||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
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|9||A Trick of Light||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jQNMm_krhw <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]'''||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 1'')
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|9||A Trick of Light||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jQNMm_krhw <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]'''||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 1''), adapted as part of ''The Wizbit Annual''
 
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|10||Did You Know?||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 2'')
 
|10||Did You Know?||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Released on iOS (''Wizbit: Volume 2'')
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|15||It Can Be Done||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
|15||It Can Be Done||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
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===Series 3 (1987)===
 
===Series 3 (1987)===
 
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! style="background-color:orange" | Episode Title
 
! style="background-color:orange" | Episode Title
 
! style="background-color:orange" | Status
 
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! style="background-color:orange" | Additional Notes
 
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|1||The Christmas That Nearly Never Was, Part 1||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|1||The Christmas That Nearly Never Was, Part 1||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||Lyrics for the featured song "Only Me" appear in ''The Wizbit Annual 1990''
 
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|2||The Christmas That Nearly Never Was, Part 2||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFeXjCMU8YU <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]'''
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|2||The Christmas That Nearly Never Was, Part 2||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFeXjCMU8YU <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]'''||
 
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|3||Treasure||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErbfUyQ9Jik <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]''' (watermarked)
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|3||Treasure||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErbfUyQ9Jik <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]''' (watermarked)||Adapted as part of ''The Wizbit Annual''
 
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|4||Badbit||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm2yzVxKFhw <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]'''
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|4||Badbit||'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm2yzVxKFhw <span style="color:green;">Found</span>]'''||
 
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|5||The King of Puzzleopolis||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|5||The King of Puzzleopolis||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
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|6||''<title unknown>''[http://www.genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/29a36bc5822349e88dc82f1782d71742 ]||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|6||''<title unknown>''[https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/29a36bc5822349e88dc82f1782d71742 ]||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>||
 
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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Latest revision as of 17:29, 16 September 2020

Wizbit Title Card.jpg

Series 1 title card.

Status: Partially Found

Wizbit is a British children's television series that ran on Children's BBC (now CBBC) from 1986 to 1988. The show, which is set in the fictional town of Puzzleopolis, featured Wizbit, an alien magician, Wooly, his rabbit friend, Paul Daniels, who owned his theater ("Paul's Playhouse"), and Professor Doom the evil wizard, who, along with his cat Jinx, live in a giant fist-shaped castle called Castle Creep.

Availability

Two episodes from the first season were released on VHS in 1989, titled Wizbit and Friends.[1] In 2007, the second season episode "Punchinello" was released on a DVD via an eBay listing that has now expired. [2] In 2010, three iOS applications featuring three episodes from the first two seasons were released, but have been removed afterward.[3] [4] [5]

The show hasn't had an official release otherwise. However, a handful of episodes from the series along with various clips can be found online.

Episode List

Series 1 (1985)

# Episode Title Status Additional Notes
1 Enter Wizbit Found (low quality) Released on VHS (Wizbit and Friends), adapted as part of the Wizbit Story Book
2 Nasinamon Island Lost Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 2), adapted as part of the Wizbit Story Book
3 A Game of 'Hanky-Poo' Partially Found (low quality) Released on VHS (Wizbit and Friends) and iOS (Wizbit: Volume 3), adapted as part of the Wizbit Story Book
4 Squidgy Bog Cracks Up Partially Found Adapted as part of the Wizbit Story Book
5 The Super Riddle Partially Found (very loud) Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 1), adapted as part of the Wizbit Story Book
6 The Conjuring Contest Lost Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 3), adapted as part of The Wizbit Annual 1990

Series 2 (1986)

# Episode Title Status Additional Notes
1 The Origami War, Part 1 Lost
2 The Origami War, Part 2 Lost
3 Sticky Stuff Lost Adapted in book form
4 The Big Sneeze Lost Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 3)
5 Freeze-Frame Lost Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 1), adapted as part of The Wizbit Annual 1990
6 The Dancing Hanky Partially Found Adapted in book form
7 The Story of Magic, Part 1 Lost
8 The Story of Magic, Part 2 Lost
9 A Trick of Light Found Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 1), adapted as part of The Wizbit Annual
10 Did You Know? Lost Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 2)
11 Punchinello Lost Released on DVD
12 The Wobblers, Part 1 Lost
13 The Wobblers, Part 2 Lost
14 A Foggy Day in Puzzleopolis Lost Released on iOS (Wizbit: Volume 2)
15 It Can Be Done Lost

Series 3 (1987)

# Episode Title Status Additional Notes
1 The Christmas That Nearly Never Was, Part 1 Lost Lyrics for the featured song "Only Me" appear in The Wizbit Annual 1990
2 The Christmas That Nearly Never Was, Part 2 Found
3 Treasure Found (watermarked) Adapted as part of The Wizbit Annual
4 Badbit Found
5 The King of Puzzleopolis Lost
6 <title unknown>[6] Lost

Gallery

The opening and ending credits.

External Links