- Barney Harwood
Barney Harwood (born
7 November 1979in Blackpool, United Kingdom) is a BAFTA-winning English television presenter, known for his work with CBBC.
Harwood is represented by Manchester-based agency Urban Talent, which is owned by
Take Thatcreator Nigel Martin-Smith.
For CBBC, he most recently presented "
Prank Patrol" and was a voice-over commentator for "The Smokehouse", while on BBC Two, he co-presented " Basil's Swap Shop" (a re-make of " Multi-Coloured Swap Shop"), alongside Basil Brush. [citeweb|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7154363.stm|title=Basil Brush brings back Swap Shop|work= BBC News|date= 2007-12-20|accessdate=2007-12-20 ]
Previous work for CBBC included gameshow "Crush" in 2004, "Sport Relief Gets Sub'd!", a Sport Relief 2006 show and as co-presenter of "Smile", which aired each Sunday on BBC Two until
26 August 2007and saw him win a Children's BAFTAfor best presenter. [citeweb|url=http://www.bafta.org/awards/childrens/previous-nominations-and-winners,53,BA.html|title=Children's BAFTA Awards 2007] He also co-hosted the " Doctor Who" tie-in programme " Totally Doctor Who" until it was scrapped after series 3 in 2007. Harwood was also the Control Voice in an episode of the "Doctor Who" spin off animated series" The Infinite Quest". As an extra, he appeared in the "Doctor Who" episode " Love & Monsters", which was first transmitted on 17 June 2006.
In July 2007, Harwood fronted "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", a daily reality series following a group of children learning magic at a
Harry Potter-style boarding school.citeweb|title=BBC to seek 'real' Harry Potter|work= BBC News|date= 2007-01-25|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6299837.stm|accessdate=2007-07-13] ." Bear Behaving Badly", a 26-part sitcom starring Barney and Nev the bearfrom "Smile", was broadcast on BBC Onebetween September and October 2007. [citeweb|url=http://www.darrallmacqueen.com/flash/index.htm|title=News Flash|work=Darrall Macqueen|accessdate=2007-07-10 ] In February 2008, Barney was the celebrity in Hider in the House.
In addition to his television work, he presents
BBC Radio 4children's magazine programme " Go 4 It" and co-presents " Big Toe Books" (previously " The Big Toe Radio Show"), for BBC 7.
Harwood can play the guitar and piano and is also the keyboardist in The MüVs. As a singer/songwriter he composed the theme music to "Bear Behaving Badly". citeweb|url=http://www.urbantalent.tv/actor_profile/cv.asp?id=61|title=Barney Harwood|work=Urban Talent|accessdate=2007-10-23 ]
pantomime, he played Idle Jack in " Dick Whittington" at The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke, between November 2005 and January 2006.
From December 2007 to January 2008, Harwood appeared at The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells as Buttons in "
Cinderella". [ [http://www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk/section.asp?catid=785&docid=3986 Harwood as Buttons] ]
In April 2008, he appeared in a musical version of
Beauty and the Beastas Jangles the court jesterat the Central Theatre in Chatham, Kentciteweb|url=http://www.kentonline.co.uk/aroundkent/news.asp?village=16380&article_id=424071|title=Children's presenter Swaps to musical|work=Kent Online|accessdate=2008-02-25 ] .
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* [http://www.urbantalent.tv/actor_profile/cv.asp?id=61 Urban Talent: Barney Harwood]
* [http://newsarchive.awardspace.com/barney_harwood.html Barney answers questions]
* [http://www.myspace.com/themuvs The MüVs]
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