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NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES HOUSE OF ANUBIS SPECIAL, TOUCHSTONE OF RA,
PREMIERING FRIDAY 14th JUNE AT 5 P.M. ON NICKELODEON

London – 21st May 2013 - Nickelodeon’s BAFTA-nominated, hit live-action mystery series House of Anubis returns with a thrilling 90-minute special, The Touchstone of Ra, premiering Friday 14th June at 5 p.m. on Nickelodeon. Following the much-anticipated third season finale of House of Anubis, The Touchstone of Ra catches up with the students of Anubis house on the eve of their graduation as they encounter a new group of underclassmen and a mysterious stone that leads them on a quest to save the world from evil. 

In the Touchstone of Ra, the residents of Anubis House are nearing the end of their final term when their celebratory mood is cut short after a group of underclassman unexpectedly move into Anubis house, and a trip to an Egyptian museum leaves the group with a strange stone in hand. The Sibunas are confronted with their greatest challenge yet as they set out to decipher the secrets behind the touchstone of the ancient Egyptian god, Ra. As the power of the stone begins to cause chaos, it’s up to leader Eddie Miller (Burkely Duffield) and the Sibunas to solve the mystery before it’s too late.  As the mystery unfolds, the Sibunas learn that not everyone is as they seem, and there’s only one among them who can save them from the powers of the stone.  

The special will feature Anubis favourites Eddie (Burkely Duffield), KT (Alexandra Shipp), Fabian (Brad Kavanagh), Alfie (Alex Sawyer), Patricia (Jade Ramsey), Mara (Tasie Lawrence), Jerome (Eugene Simon), Joy (Klariza Clayton), Willow (Louisa Connolly-Burnham) and will introduce newcomers Sophia (Claudia Jessie), Dexter (Jake Davis), Erin (Kae Alexander) and Cassie (Roxy Fitzgerald). 

Season three of House of Anubis is currently the number-one rated show on Nickelodeon. The hit series has seen more than 4 million viewers, including 1.9 million kids, tune in since the series first launched in 2011.*

Produced by Lime Pictures with Studio 100, the leading global family entertainment company, House of Anubis is the first-ever Nickelodeon U.S. live-action show produced in the UK.  The show also airs on other Nickelodeon channels around the world.

Nickelodeon has been bringing audiences in the UK and Ireland hit international and locally-produced kids’ content since 1993. Reaching 14 million homes, Nickelodeon offers a schedule packed with innovative, playful and heartfelt programming featuring top shows such as House of Anubis, SpongeBob SquarePants and iCarly. Viewers can also catch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on www.nick.co.uk Nickelodeon is on Sky 604, Virgin 712, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 315.

Lime Pictures is a BAFTA award-winning independent production company, emerging as one of Britain’s most exciting and dynamic indies.  Lime has built its success in recent years on three distinct genres; children’s, youth drama and the pioneering reality drama.  The company's most recent credits include; the cultural phenomenon that is The Only Way is Essex (ITV2), the hit show Geordie Shore (MTV), flagship youth drama Hollyoaks (C4), and the brilliant comedy Fresh Meat.  In the Children’s field, they are responsible for the campaigning drama Combat Kids and the mysterious drama Rocket’s Island for the BBC and Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis with Studio 100.

Studio 100 was founded in 1996 by Gert Verhulst and Hans Bourlon in Belgium and has grown into a unique international family entertainment company with a sound reputation.  Its mission is to provide integrated overall concepts of high quality, and creative family and children’s entertainment all over the world, in a highly imaginative, safe and accessible way.

The integration of various media forms is one of the most remarkable features of the company.  The foundation of Studio 100 is content, from the more classic audio and video and including books, magazines, interactive websites, newspaper columns, home entertainment, feature films, live entertainment (theatre and musicals), as well as content support such merchandising, licensing and distribution all the way to theme parks.  It is this pallet of complementary activities combined with a clear long-term local and international vision that drives Studio 100’s successes.
For further information, please visit the company’s websites:
www.studio100.tv
www.studio100animation.com

*Source: BARB, all homes, K4-15, Nickelodeon inc +1,Jan- 7 May 13, M-Su, 6am-10pm

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