CINEMANIACS (8 x 30’), is a factual entertainment series aimed at 6 to 12-year-old film fans. It explores all aspects of making and watching movies, celebrating movie culture with a series of left-field reports and strands such as Michael Sheen; Super Actor, where the award-winning actor is challenged by a young audience, and DIY Blockbuster, featuring, amongst others, director Ron Howard and British actor Sir Ian McKellen.  Industry talent from in front of and behind the camera share their own behind-the-scenes stories, inside information and advice on getting started and getting on; Secrets of Movie Making reveal how to achieve home-made Hollywood-style special effects, Rock Hard Quiz sees young contestants put to the test on their favourite films and Top Tips offers practical advice and encouragement for viewers to get involved and to share their own short films.

If you want to send in a video of your own to CINEMANIACS then head to the CBBC website or  you can find out more at iWonder, and you'll find loads of clips and trailers on CBBC YouTube.

CINEMINIS (10 x 15'), A shorter version of the fast moving, funny, irreverent and inspiring show about films and film-making. Presented by Oli White, CINEMANIACS celebrates movie culture with strands such as Michael Sheen; Super Actor, Random Red Carpet and DIY Blockbuster.


Executive Producer and Writer

  • Lucinda Whiteley

Series Producer and Director

  • Julian Kemp

Associate Producer

  • Michael Sheen


  • Oli White

Executive Producer for Novel Entertainment

  • Mike Watts

Executive Producer for CBBC

  • Hugh Lawton


  • Paul King


  • Anthony Jeffs


  • Madeleine Young/ Christina Fava/ Tim Duck

Edit Producer

  • Piers Shorrock

Series Edit Producer

  • Romily Menzies

Line Producer

  • Keri Atkins

Offline Editors

  • Andy Richards/ Tim Fielding


  • Jack Jones

Online Editor

  • Luke Dabbs

Dubbing Mixer/ Incidental Music

  • Guy Rowland

Title Song

  • Philip Pope

Titles Performed By

  • The Television Workshop/ TCC2: Thame Children's Choir

Production Coordinator

  • Louise Weston

Motion Graphics Designer

  • Tim Gardner

Live Sound

  • Umbilical Brothers/ Sue Elliott-Nicholls/ Wayne Forester

Production Team

  • Matthew Spencer-Davies/ Claire Barry/ Daisy Oldershaw/ Andrew Park/ Oscar Oldershaw/ Gemma Perlin

Film Consultant

  • Justin Johnson


  • Brian Eley/ Orchard Post

Titles Designer

  • Kit Line