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Dick and Dom (originally Richard and Dominic[1]) are a British comedy double act consisting of the presenters Richard "Dick" McCourt and Dominic "Dom" Wood. They are primarily known for presenting 'the broom cupboard' presentation links on Children's BBC in the 1990s and early 2000s, before moving onto the double BAFTA Award winning Dick and Dom in da Bungalow, a children's entertainment show that was live during weekend mornings on BBC One, CBBC and later BBC Two. The show ran for five series between 2002 and 2006.

Dick and Dom
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Dick & Dom
MediumTelevision, Radio, Live performance, Acting
NationalityBritish
Years active1996–present
GenresComedy
MembersRichard McCourt
Dominic Wood

From October 2007 to September 2008, they presented The Sunday Morning Show on BBC Radio 1 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Also between 2007 and 2008, they presented Are You Smarter than a 10 Year Old? for two series on Sky 1.

They also starred in other big hits on CBBC, in 2009 the BAFTA Award nominated, The Legend of Dick and Dom and Da Dick and Dom Dairies (the best of Da Bungalow). Diddy Dick and Dom, originally a pre-recorded section during Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, saw them playing themselves as miniaturised puppets. From 2011 – 2018 they had two spin off series called Diddy Movies, with 2 series and Diddy TV with 4 series.[2] In 2019 it was announced that Diddy Dick and Dom will have their own Podcast for BBC Sounds called Diddy Pod.

In 2011, they presented Dick & Dom Go Wild, a nature series.[3] They also began hosting the UK version of Splatalot! on CBBC and made their first film appearances in 'Horrid Henry: The Movie', as hosts for the fictional game show 2Cool4School. They also both provided the voices of B1 and B2 in the ABC revived series, Bananas in Pyjamas.

In September 2012, Dick and Dom's Hoopla[4] started on the CBBC Channel, a comedy show in which they hosted their own travelling funfair with games, acts, performers and celebrity appearances. The show had a positive reaction, but was decommissioned after one series.

In 2013 they released a series of successful children's books, Dick & Dom's slightly naughty but very silly words, Dick & Dom's Big Fat and very silly joke book, Dick & Dom's Whoopee book of pranks, Dick & Dom's Christmas Jokes Nuts and Stuffing and Dick v Dom Joke Battle.

In January 2013, the first episode of Dick and Dom's newest series titled Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom[5] was shown. An educational programme that showed geniuses' work throughout the ages and how it has affected the modern world. Each show was dedicated to one genius (starting with Archimedes) and the duo also attempted to recreate their works. A special series titled APPsolute Genius, which focused on video games, aired in 2015. In 2016 Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom was renewed for a fifth series with filming starting in June 2016. Absolute Genius 'Monster Builds' was the fifth and final series.

In November 2014, Dick and Dom won the 2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA Award for Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom[6] Series 2 of Diddy Movies also won the 2014 Children's Comedy award.[7]

From December 2013 to January 2014, Dick and Dom played the roles of King Arthur and Patsy in the West End revival of Spamalot to rave reviews.[8] In 2015 they starred in the World's Biggest Panto alongside Paul O'Grady and Bradley Walsh at the Arena Birmingham

In 2016, the pair voiced the roles of Unhygienix and Fulliautomatix, the constantly-bickering fishmonger and blacksmith of the indomitable Gaulish village, in the British release of the 2014 CGI animated film Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods,

2019 has seen Dick and Dom move into broadcasting for the Millennial generation launching their own Podcast Cash from Chaos. The live gameshow was recorded at a Comedy club and pits the audience against them to try and win their show fee. The first six episodes aired in May and June 2019.

List of "Dick and Dom" TV, Radio, Voice over, Film, PodcastsEdit

Theatre/Festival/DJ gigsEdit

Since 2005 they have been doing DJ sets at Students' unions in Universities all over the UK.

Dick vs Dom (Also known as Dick and Dom LIVE) is a live 60-minute gameshow which involves the whole audience. The stage show originated at Butlins where they headlined with Dick vs Dom in 2014 and 2016. The show has also toured UK theatres and Family Festivals.

In 2016 it was announced via Dick and Dom's official Twitter account that Dick vs Dom will go on its first full UK tour in 2017[9] The tour began on 10 April 2017 and ended on 29 October 2017, running for 22 shows.[10]

On 19 September 2017 it was confirmed that 'Dick & Dom's Circus Showdown' a new show to Butlins would launch in May and October half terms 2018.[11]

They have appeared at many festivals including Camp Bestival, The Big Festival, CarFest, The Great Wonderfest, Jimmy's Festival, Chalfest, Wychwood, Standon Calling, Hay Festival and BST in Hyde Park. At festivals they either perform Dick vs Dom, host the main stage or DJ either in the Silent Disco or on the main stage with their new spin off show Dick vs Dom DJ Battle.

In 2018 they took Dick vs Dom to the Edinburgh Festival as part of Underbelly and received five-star reviews.

In May 2019 they performed Dick vs Dom at the Eden Project in Cornwall. They are embarking on a 2019 tour with P&O Cruises.

Also in 2019 they launched their new festival show Dick vs Dom DJ Battle.

Tour overviewEdit

Tours Number of shows Opening Date Closing Date
Butlins 2014 65 February 2014 October 2014
Festival shows UK1 N/A 30 July 2011 – present Present
Butlins 20162 38 8 April 2016 28 October 2016
Dick vs Dom 2017 UK tour[10] 22 10 April 2017 29 October 2017
Butlins 2018 17 May 2018 October 2018
Edinburgh 2018 12 1 August 2018 12 August 2018
Eden Project 2019 7 25 May 2019 1 June 2019
P&O Cruise 2019 6 7 April 2019 20 August 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CBBC 30th anniversary: Hacker's Birthday Bash". BBC Media Centre. British Broadcasting Corporation. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ Diddy Dick and Dom at the CBBC, BBC website. Accessed April 2011
  3. ^ Dick and Dom Go Wild at the CBBC, BBC website.
  4. ^ Dick and Dom's Hoopla at the CBBC, BBC website. Accessed November 2012
  5. ^ [1] at the CBBC, BBC website. Accessed February 2013
  6. ^ "2014 Children's Presenter BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  7. ^ "2014 Children's Comedy BAFTA". BAFTA. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  8. ^ [2].
  9. ^ "Dick and Dom on Twitter".
  10. ^ a b "Dick and Dom Live! Tour dates". Never Mind The Blogs. It's Dick and Dom!.
  11. ^ "Butlin's Official Instagram on Instagram: "We are so excited to announce that Dick and Dom will be returning to our resorts in #Butlins2018! With a long history of laughter at…"". Instagram.

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