The Secret Show is an animated action-comedy TV series created by Tony Collingwood. It first debuted on September 16th, 2006 in the United Kingdom on CBBC, it was later aired in U.S. on Janurary 20th, 2007 on Nicktoons Network until November 28th, 2010. It ran for two seasons and 52 episodes in total.
The show stars two secret agents, Anita Knight and Victor Volt as they try to save the world from the latest threats to civilization. They work for the secret organization, U.Z.Z, run by their commanding agent, whose name is routinely "changed daily" for reasons of security, always to an unusual or ridiculous phrase. U.Z.Z stands for Umbo Zim Zom which is phonetic Aztec for Defenders of the World. U.Z.Z also comprises Professor Professor, whose inventions and scientific background frequently save the day; Unit Commander Agent Ray who often runs missions behind the scenes; and a large team of standard agents.
They frequently counter threats from their main enemy, T.H.E.M. - The Horrible Evil Menace. T.H.E.M is headed up by the evil antagonist in the series, Doctor Doctor, who is intent on taking over the world, and has her own crack team of agents who wear billiard ball-style helmets. However, some episodes do feature a different set of enemies, such as the alien Floaty Heads or Changed Daily's nanny as a child, who has world domination plans of her own.
The show never starts as "The Secret Show", but rather as "The Fluffy Bunny Show", which features Sweet Little Granny in a rocking chair, with a banjo and six fluffy, pink bunnies. As she begins to sing the intro for her show, agents for U.Z.Z. appear, headed by Agent Ray, and commandeer the show, always using a different method of dispatch. The Secret Show then begins, much to Sweet Little Granny's dismay. The bunnies, however, frequently appear throughout the show in unexpected places.
Production and Awards Edit
In 2007, The Secret Show won two Children's BAFTA Awards, one for the show itself (as Best Animated Show) and one for its web site (in the Best Interactive category).
- BBC & Nicktoons Onboard for Collingwood O’Hare’s The Secret Show, Animation World Network Headline News, 8 August 2006.
- Uncovering the Mysteries of The Secret Show, Joe Strike, Animation World Magazine, 22 October 2007.