Warrick Brownlow-Pike

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Warrick Brownlow-Pike
Born (1985-01-28) 28 January 1985 (age 35)
London
OccupationPuppeteer

Warrick Brownlow-Pike (born 28 January 1985) is a British puppeteer. He is currently best-known for performing the character "Gonger" on the Sesame Street spinoff series The Furchester Hotel, and later, Sesame Street itself.

CBBC presenting[edit]

Warrick was half of the 'Ed and Oucho' presenter duo for CBBC. Ed Petrie and Oucho the talking Cactus presented live afternoon continuity for the CBBC Channel on weekdays, from 15:25 to 19:00 from on 3 September 2007 until January 2010.

In April 2010 he returned to present CBBC continuity performing 'Dodge the Dog', Hacker the Dog's half brother. He is currently presenting live holiday mornings and live afternoons.

Ed Petrie spoke about Oucho on his Twitter social networking page on 16/6/10. "Q: What have u done with Oucho?!! A: Nothing! He's taking it easy, but we have lots of ideas for shows with him. Maybe in 2011." When Warrick was asked on his Twitter on 18/6/10 about if Oucho is back soon he says: "Hopefully! Lets cross all of our fingers, toes and things!"

CBBC shows[edit]

Ed and Oucho's first CBBC programme, Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions debuted on 5 January 2009 at 4:30pm on the CBBC Channel. A second series of the show was filmed in Summer 2009 and premièred at the beginning of 2010

Ed and Oucho had their own Weekend show from 16 May – 9 August 2009 called Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho where they flew a blimp, taking over Weekend Transmission on BBC 2 and CBBC. It ended on Sunday 9 August 2009 so they could start filming Series 2 of Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions.

Oucho T. Cactus[edit]

Oucho T. Cactus is Ed Petrie's puppet companion, operated and voiced by Warrick Brownlow-Pike. Oucho speaks in the language "Cactinian" and his favourite food is bananas. He fears dogs, lawnmowers, water, Basil Brush and Anne Robinson. He has an unashamed love of Dolly Parton. Oucho often dresses up in a blonde wig and mimes to her music. Oucho says he's from Bracknell.

Oucho left CBBC in January 2010, according to CBBC as he was going to be working in another office at the BBC. This was because his puppeteer Warrick Brownlow-Pike was leaving the channel to film for BBC 3, although he returned to puppeteer Dodge T. Dog, temporarily retiring Oucho until further notice.

Ed Petrie and Oucho were briefly reunited on TMi on 26 November 2010, their first appearance together since January.

Ed and Oucho were last seen together on November 2011.

Oucho made a guest appearance on CBBC for New Year's Eve 2011: for the first time, his Cactinian speech was translated via subtitles on screen as a gag where no one can understand what he is saying.

On 11 March 2011, Chris Johnson was asked via his Formspring account if Oucho T. Cactus would be returning. Johnson replied: "Since Oucho's puppeteer, Warrick, is still with us as Dodge, it's likely that the little cactus will keep popping up from time to time. However it seems unlikely he'll return as a presenter. The times, they are a changin!" True to Johnson's word, Oucho continues to appear occasionally in continuity links, six years after he officially left CBBC.

Dodge T. Dog[edit]

Dodge T. Dog is a character operated by Brownlow-Pike. Dodge was first seen on 6 April 2010. Dodge is Hacker T. Dog's half brother.

Dodge started in April 2010 by presenting the afternoons with Iain Stirling, while Hacker T. Dog was away filming series 2 of Scoop. When Hacker returned to the CBBC Office, Ed Petrie left continuity. This left Chris Johnson with no co-host, so Dodge stepped in to present with Chris. Hacker then returned to weekdays with Iain.

Over the 2010 summer holidays, Johnson and Dodge presented the weekday mornings. In late August 2010 Hacker left to film Scoop series 3, Dodge took on the Weekday Afternoons with Iain Stirling.

Chris has presented with London Hughes since the beginning of September 2010 leaving Dodge without a co-host. Dodge presented with Iain Stirling while Hacker the Dog was filming Hacker Time. Dodge will star in Hacker Time.

On 24 March 2011 Dodge left CBBC, according to the BBC he was "Travelling The World", to let Brownlow-Pike film series two of Mongrels. Dodge returned to CBBC on 19 July 2011 and his shift was Holiday Morning with Chris Johnson and London Hughes. Dodge went back to presenting with Johnson after Hughes' departure.

Since 2014, Dodge has been a panelist on The Dog Ate My Homework. He has appeared in five episodes.

In June 2015, Dodge became a part-time presenter for the channel CBeebies whilst continuing to present CBBC full-time. In 2016, Dodge now fully presents CBeebies with the other presenters on the channel and left CBBC permanently.

Bl1nk Bot 3[edit]

On 24 October 2016, a new, unnamed robot was revealed on CBBC.[1][2] On 28 October 2016, his name was announced as Bl1nk Bot 3 (pronounced Blink Bot 3).[3]

Mongrels[edit]

Mongrels is an adult comedy puppet show on BBC Three. Warrick Brownlow-Pike performs Marion the Cat[4] and various other characters including a stud dog, drugged hamster and Laddie a suicidal sheepdog.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance[edit]

Brownlow-Pike puppeteered the conniving Skeksis Chamberlain skekSil in the 2019 Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Additionally, Brownlow-Pike puppeteered a Red-Haired Paladin, Podling Servant #1, Lath'N and Maudra Laesid.

Filmography[edit]

Year Role(s) Title Notes
2007-2008 Additional Puppeteer Space Pirates (2007 TV series) Assistant to Sarah Burgess
2008 Assistant to Dave Chapman (actor) Carrie and David’s Popshop Three Episodes
2007-2011 Oucho the Cactus CBBC presenting in the CBBC Office with Ed Petrie
2008-2009 Oucho the Cactus Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions
2009 Oucho the Cactus Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho
2009-2011 Marion the Cat Mongrels (TV series) puppetry only, voiced by Dan Tetsell
2010-2016 Dodge.T.Dog CBBC presenting in the CBBC Office/ CBBC HQ
2010, 2011, 2012 Assistant Puppeteer Milkshake! presentation assistant to Kevin Clash and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph for Elmo and Abby Cadabby
2011,2016 Dodge.T.Dog, additional puppeteer Hacker Time
2012-present Jobi Get Well Soon with Ranj Singh
2013 Additional Puppeteer That Puppet Game Show
2014-2017 Gonger (series 2 only), additional characters The Furchester Hotel
2014 Baby, Additional Muppets Muppets Most Wanted
2014, 2015 Dodge.T.Dog All Over the Place
2015 Additional Puppeteer Spot Bots
2015-present Dodge.T.Dog CBeebies Presenting in the CBeebies House
2015 Dodge.T.Dog, Oucho the Cactus, Gordon the Gopher Hacker’s 30th Birthday Bash Television special celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of the CBBC brand.
2016 Dodge.T.Dog All Over the Workplace
2017-present Gonger Sesame Street
2019 Chamberlain Skeksis (puppetry only), “Freckles” the Red Haired Paladin, Male Podling Servant, Lath’n, additional characters The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Simon Pegg provided the voice of the Chamberlain Skeksis.
2019 Gonger, additional muppets Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration A television special celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/cbbc-hq-hacker-and-tardis-robot
  2. ^ Warrick [@WarrickBP] (24 October 2016). "I hope you like our new Robot at CBBC! #CBBC #CBBCHQ #robot #puppets #puppeteer #puppetry #puppets" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/cbbc-hq-name-our-robot
  4. ^ "BBC – BBC Three Programmes – Mongrels, Episode 5, Scott Mills". BBC. Retrieved 20 December 2010.

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