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Art Attack
Image:Art Attack Logo.jpg
Art Attack logo
Genre Art, Children's
Created by Neil Buchanan
Tim Edmunds
Directed by Tim Edmunds
Jeremy Cross
Nick Bigsby
Peter Eyre
Clare Michel
Richard Bradley
Jeremy Swan
Presented by Neil Buchanan
Opening theme Mr Miller & Mr Porter
Ending theme Mr Miller & Mr Porter (Reprise)
Country of origin Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Production
Executive producer(s) J Nigel Pickard
Sandy Ross
Elizabeth Partyka
Adrian Edwards
Neil Buchanan
Tim Edmunds
Producer(s) Tim Edmunds
Helen Dawson
Nic Ayling
Helen Evans
Driana Jones
Louise Lamb
Running time 20 mins
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 19892007
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
Neil Buchanan on the Art Attack

Art Attack was a British children's television series about art. It was one of CITV's longest running children's programmes, running from 1989 until 2007. It was presented throughout by Neil Buchanan. The show involves Buchanan producing three or four works of art, taking the viewer through its production step by step. It was originally fifteen minutes long but this was extended to twenty minutes from series 11. Image File history File links Art_Attack_Logo. ... Neil Buchanan (born October 11, 1961 in Aintree, Merseyside) is an English television presenter & Producer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV but also as ITV Network or Channel 3) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Image File history File links Art_Attack. ... Image File history File links Art_Attack. ... Neil Buchanan (born October 11, 1961 in Aintree, Merseyside) is an English television presenter & Producer. ... Childrens television series are television programmes designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Neil Buchanan (born October 11, 1961 in Aintree, Merseyside) is an English television presenter & Producer. ...


He often introduces a particular segment by showing the finished piece, then the litany "Come have a look at this!!". When a piece involves painting or gluing or anything else that requires time to dry or set, he puts the piece — with a few slops of paint or such over it — to one side and says, "and then you'll have something that looks like this". His works are designed so children can follow his technique and make their own copy of his piece, and they are generally pictures with some quirk added to them, e.g. 'Lolly Lettering' (a type of calligraphy using lolly sticks) and using cardboard squares as paint palette knives to create a painting of a ship. In several episodes he makes something that included lots of torn-up newspaper and papier-mâché (using a solution of PVA glue and water), like the 'Dinosaur Banks'. Papier-mâché around a form such as a balloon to create a pig. ... Polyvinyl acetate or PVA is a rubbery synthetic polymer. ...


Once he has finished explaining his work, he says the famous "Try it yourself" line to the viewers.


One of Art Attack's most famous inclusions is the Big Art Attacks. These are pieces of art done by Buchanan on a huge scale, often on a playing field, tarmac ground and similar. One of his most well-known is a 'picture' of Queen Elizabeth II made up of £250,000 worth of £10 banknotes. In a special Christmas episode of Art Attack, Buchanan arranged for a big art attack on the skyline of New York, having specific apartments turn their lights on and off to pixelate a Christmas scene. Also memorable is 'The Head', an animated stone bust who laughs and recaps the steps needed to produce the last art piece made. Although he follows Neil's instructions, he always makes it hilariously wrong. In series one, The Head was played by Steve Sweeney, in series 2, Andrew O'Connor and from series 3, it was voiced and operated by Francis Wright. It did not appear in series 13 and from series 17 to date. Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The...


The programme was originally a TVS production, devised by two TVS employees, Neil Buchanan and Tim Edmunds. Buchanan and Edmunds met each other at Southern Television in 1978, and worked together on No.73 and Do It. The Art Attack pilot was shot on location at a disused swimming pool in Gillingham, Kent in 1988, and the series began the following year. When TVS lost its franchise, Edmunds and Buchanan produced the programme through their company, The Media Merchants. The Media Merchants produced the show for SMG Productions (Scottish Television). At this time (1992) another ex-TVS employee, Peter Urie set up a production management company, Television Support Services. Television Support Services managed all of the Media Merchants productions. The show was filmed from The Maidstone Studios, Maidstone, Kent. ITV announced the cancellation of the series in July 2007.[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... , Gillingham is a town in Kent, England, forming part of the Medway conurbation; it is a constituent of Medway unitary authority. ... i eat poop alot A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... The Media Merchants Television Company Ltd. ... SMG Productions is the network television production arm of the Scottish media group SMG plc, and incorporates Ginger Productions. ... The Maidstone Studios is a television studio complex based at Vinters Park in Maidstone, Kent UK. It is home to a lot of independent British television programming including quiz shows and popular childrens shows such as CITVs Art Attack. ... Maidstone is the county town of Kent, in southeast England, about 30 miles from London. ...

Contents

Episodes

Main article: List of Art Attack episodes

Trivia

  • Buchanan's Art Attack jumper costs £700 to make as it is made from a special material. This is because of the way TV cameras behave when they pick up red pigment.[2]
  • In Latin America it is retitled "Disney's Art Attack" and is broadcast on "Latin Disney Channel", first with Rui Torres then with Jordi Cruz and Buchanan only appearing in the second part of the show, in the segment where he creates "Big Art Attacks" on the floor.
  • In Taiwan it is dubbed in Mandarin. Buchanan presents the entire show.
  • Art Attack has been repeated on Disney Channel until 2005.
  • In Germany, Art Attack was hosted by Benedikt Weber. While Neil Buchanan's hands were shown drawing or painting, Weber's voice was heard to make the viewers think it is Weber doing all the work. In every episode, there was one section in which Neil Buchanan created a huge work of art alfresco. Weber used to announce the new work by Buchanan, who was called “Neil, unser großer Künstler” (Neil, our great artist) throughout the whole German series, and refers to him. The show hushed the fact that Buchanan in fact was the mastermind behind the scenes and feigned that he was only the mute guy doing the giant artworks outside.

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References

  1. ^ "Art Attack axed after 18 years", Digital Spy, (2007-07-13). Retrieved on 2007-07-13. 
  2. ^ Meet Neil. HitEntertainment.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.

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