Wizbit (partially found British children's TV series; 1986-1988)

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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 a villain named Professor Doom, who, along with his cat Jinx, lived in a castle that flew above Puzzleopolis.

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 Lost 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 Lost 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)
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)
4 Badbit Found
5 The King of Puzzleopolis Lost
6 <title unknown>[6] Lost

Gallery

The opening and ending credits.

External Links