Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New CBBC sci-fi drama starts January

The highly-anticipated new CBBC sci-fi drama Eve starts on Monday 5th January on CBBC starring Poppy Lee Friar, Eubha Akilade and Oliver Woollford.

The thirteen episode series combines sci-fi mystery adventure with a fish-out-of-water comedy-of-manners as life changes beyond recognition for the Clarke family when Eve, the world's first fully sentient ‘artificial person’, comes to live under their roof.

Eve (Poppy Lee Friar) is the first of her kind who, on the surface, seems perfectly human. But scratch beneath that surface and you find a robot capable of amazing feats - if she manages to navigate her way through the perils of teenage life first.

In episode one, maverick scientist Mary Douglas, played by Jane Asher, is being thrown out of her own scientific institute, Calimov Systems, by Katherine Calvin (Rhona Croker) who’s staging a hostile takeover.

Mary orders Nick Clarke, played by Ben Cartwright, to destroy her top-secret Project Eternity prototype, Eve. But just as he’s about to disconnect Eve, Nick is stopped by his teenage son Will (Oliver Woollford).

Will reconnects Eve, bringing her to life and persuades his dad to take her back to their home where they’ll need to keep Eve’s existence a secret to protect her.

But hiding Eve proves harder than expected. First Will’s best friend Lily Watson (Eubha Akilade) works out the truth, then his teacher Mr Bevan (David Ireland) turns up looking for him and ends up locked in the cellar by Eve.

It will take all Eve, Will and Lily’s ingenuity to sort things out. Meanwhile, at Calimov Systems, Katherine is desperately trying to unlock the mystery of Project Eternity.

Eve is made by Leopard Drama.

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