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Mysti
Genre Children's
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 30
Production
Running time 60 minutes (Series 1)
20 minutes (Series 2)
Release
Original network CBBC Channel (Series 1)
BBC Two (Series 2)
Picture format 16:9
Original release 17 April 2004 (2004-04-17) – 16 December 2005 (2005-12-16)

Mysti (The Mysti Show for Series 1) is a British children's television programme, produced by Mystical Productions for the BBC from 17 April 2004 to 16 December 2005. It initially took the format of an hour-long programme combining magazine and narrative elements, but was subsequently reformed into a series of 20-minute, all-narrative programmes.

Format

Series 1

The Mysti Show was broadcast on Saturday mornings on CBBC Channel at 10am. It was also simulcasted on BBC One and later moved to BBC Two.

The hour-long shows were a mix of drama and entertainment, featuring 40 minutes of magazine and feature content wrapped around two 10-minute segments of narrative drama. The feature content included a gameshow element, titled The Battle of Elbubb.

The characters within the narrative segments included Mysti (Laura Aikman) who is half-human and half-fairy, and her friends Rick (Oliver Mason), Ella (Eva Alexander), Ollie (Ashley Campbell) and Abby (Yasmin Paige). Other characters also appeared frequently, such as Professor Dust (David Sterne) and Tatiana (Tricia George), fairies Snowdrop (Amy Pemberton) and Peaceblossom (Danielle Tabor), and diner owner Mr. K (Richard James).

Mysti, Rick, Ella and Ollie would also appear, in character, as the presenters of the magazine segments of the show. Professor Dust hosted The Battle of Elbubb.

Many well known faces appeared as guests on the show, including Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Kirsten Dunst, McFly and Jamelia.

The hour-long episodes were repeated on CBBC Channel for a time; following the broadcast of the second series (see below), the first-series episodes were reedited into a similar format, 20-minute narrative drama episodes; the magazine content from the hour-long episodes has not been rebroadcast since the re-edit.

Series 2

The show was renamed to just Mysti, ditching the entertainment section and running just as a 20-minute drama.

In the story, the characters have grown up and are in the 6th form. Mysti is banished from the heath, and her previous fairy magic is taken away; however, she gets new powers that the Fairies have not seen before.

Ollie is not featured in the second series, and the only Fairies are Dust, Saber, Tatiana and Peri. The other Fairies from the first series are not seen.

Transmissions

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 17 April 2004 4 September 2004 21
2 6 December 2005 16 December 2005 9
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