You may remember a casting call on Screenterrier back in September last year to find two young newcomers for the leading roles of in Jamillah and Aladdin, a magical new drama series for CBBC .
Here's a first look at the young stars Blossom Campbell (represented by Brown & Mills) as Jamillah, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (represented by Top Talent) as Aladdin, alongside the Genie played by Leroy Osei-Bonsu.
Aladdin hates household chores (he has a lot of them) and, like Jamillah, dreams of having adventures. He has never met a girl like her before and is amazed, and occasionally horrified, by her actions. She is courageous and bold but he often has to use his charm and quick wit to extricate them both from difficult situations. And, of course they can call on Genie when things get really bad. Sadly, his magic skills are a little rusty so he tends to create as many problems as he tries to solve!
In the double opening episode Jamillah arrives in Baghdad for the first time, squashing Aladdin’s eggs in the process. In the confusion, Jamillah knocks the fruit from Mustafa (played by Joe Vaz) the market trader's stall. Mustafa demands either money or more fruit, but Aladdin has neither and is sent to jail. Jamillah and Genie must hatch a plan to try and get him out.
Jamillah and Aladdin will start on Sunday 29th November on CBBC, time to be confirmed.