Genie in the House Season 1
S01 E01May 29, 2006
The Clones May 29, 2006 Sophie and Emma have a very important Party to go to, but their father wants them to do chores instead. They wish the housework would be finished, but Adil's attempt at cleaning the kitchen goes wrong. Philip discovers the girls' subterfuge, and punishes the girls by not letting them go out. Emma persuades Sophie to try magic one more time, and they wish for doubles to their place at home while they party. Adil obliges. The clones are eager to do the housework, and Philip is very pleased, if rather bemused, by the girls' apparent change of heart. But, of course, the girls get found out.Written by Isabelle Dubernet and Eric Fuhrer. Directed by Phil Ox. This episode was originally recorded in October, 2004, as a pilot for the series. Apart from obvious differences such as a different set, there were other detailed changes, including alterations to Adil's costume and make-up, between the pilot and the episode as remounted for the series.
S01 E02May 30, 2006
My New Best Friend May 30, 2006 Sophie pretends to be ill but Emma knows she is trying to get a day off school so she Sophie explains she is being bullied at school and Philip doesn't know what to do when it is her geography teacher that's bullying her. So she turns to Adil for help (probably not the best idea she ever had) and Adil makes her teacher be her a new best friend and she won't leave Sophie alone. Meanwhile Emma wants some interesting fish so she asks Adil to make them expert swimmers but Adil says the wish wrong and turns them into expert singers. Adil gets very attached to the fish and names them Do, Ray, and Mi. Things turn to the worst for Sophie when her teacher wants to go on a date with Philip. Luckily Sophie comes up with a solution and gets Adil to redo the wish and gets her teacher to be best friends with Emma's fish.
S01 E03May 31, 2006
Cave Dad May 31, 2006 Max, Philip's boss, is bringing a very important client for dinner, but Philip is stuck for an idea for a revolutionary new soda can design. Emma is doing her homework, and wonders if the Norton family have any famous ancestors. Her father tells her about Isambard Conquest Norton, the famous designer and engineer, so Emma decides to wish for Isambard to be brought back to life to help her with her homework. Adil brings back the wrong Norton ancestor, a cave man. And to make things worse, Philip gets knocked out, so the caveman has to take his place at the very important dinner. Written by Lee Pressman Directed by Steven Bawol.
S01 E04Jun 1, 2006
Say Cheese Jun 1, 2006 Philip has got his laptop out, and is showing Caroline and Emma an image of himself in front of the Mona Lisa, but instead of printing off some copies he manages to delete the picture completely. Sophie has also mistakenly just deleted the only other copy of the picture from the camera. Emma persuades Sophie that they could recreate the picture, with Adil's help, so their father won't find out about Sophie's error. Adil "magics up" the Mona Lisa, and the wall on which it hangs, in the hope of persuading an unsuspecting Philip to pose in front of it. The disappearance of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre causes consternation in Paris, of course, but the girls aren't too concerned, until they need to hide the painting from Caroline. Adil hides the painting where no-one will ever need to look, in the waste disposal, and the painting gets destroyed.Ever resourceful, the girls decide to bring back Leonardo Da Vinci to paint another version of the Mona Lisa. He requires paying, and his services do not come cheap, although he eventually settles for payment in Cheese Puffs, which he thinks are delicious, and Philip's Hawaiian shirt. The painting is recreated, and returned to the Louvre, after Philip has had his photograph taken in front of it. The new painting, however, is not quite the same as the old. With Joseph Long as Leonardo Da Vinci, Carl Proctor, the show's casting director, as the News Reporter and Arnold Widdowson, one of the series' regular writers, as the Police Inspector. Written by Grant Cathro. Directed by Jean-Francois Didelot.
S01 E05Jun 2, 2006
Puppy Love Jun 2, 2006 Philip tries to get the girls to look after Uncle Max's new dog, but Emma is planning on taking Sophie on a blind date. Adil, who has been told to watch the dog, misunderstands Emma instructions on how to treat the dog, and turns the dog not into a 'good boy', but into an ordinary boy, and Sophie thinks the dog turned boy is her blind date. She also thinks he's cute.Philip and Max are appearing on the Shopping Channel, promoting the new Max Baxter Hand Spa. They have instructed Adil to phone in and order twenty five of them to get things going. He takes advantage of the channel's 'special offer', and buys the entire stock.Sophie is rather taken by her new 'boyfriend', who likes his tummy being tickled, but isn't allowed on the sofa. He also likes to go walkies, as long as there are lamp posts on the way. Emma realises what Adil has done, but she can't bring herself to tell Sophie. Meanwhile, it's discovered that the Hand Spas turn everyone's hands green, and they have to be recalled. Except that since he bought up the entire stock, Adil has saved fortuitously saved Max from ruin.Sophie eventually realises that a boyfriend who chases squirrels in the park isn't really her type, and ends their 'relationship.' Adil turns Nev back into a dog, but not necessarily the right dog. With Harry Lloyd as Nev. Written by Grant Cathro. Directed by Phil Ox.
S01 E06Jun 5, 2006
Teacher Adil Jun 5, 2006 Sophie is struggling with her prize acceptance speech, but neither Adil or her father seem interested in helping. Emma is grumpy because she has a boring history lesson with the boring Mr. Hull. Adil gives Emma his version of the story of the French Revolution, which is far more interesting than Mr. Hull's boring version, and Emma rashly wishes that Adil were her teacher and not Mr. Hull. Sophie wishes that her father would listen to every word she utters.At school, Emma is surprised and embarrassed to find that she has a new teacher, while Sophie is embarrassed to find that her father has followed her to school to act on her every word, and she has to take him home to get Adil to reverse the wish. But Adil is back at school, and enthralling Emma's class with his story of the French Revolution, although he has to make his escape when the headmaster finds out he's not a qualified teacher. Emma and Adil return home, only to find a livid Mr. Hull is now the genie, and Adil is no longer "a brilliantly talented genie." Only the dull Mr. Hull can sort things out. With Hannah Tointon as Annabelle Scott, Philip Fox as Mr. Preston, Richard Freeman as Mr. Hull. Written by Arnold Widdowson. Directed by Phil Ox.
S01 E07Jun 6, 2006
Girlband Jun 6, 2006 Emma discovers that there's a talent competition, and asks Sophie to form a girlband with her, convinced they'll win the competition. Sophie, though, is too nervous to get up on stage, and Adil suggests that Emma wishes that Sophie was more confident. Of course, things don't go quite right, and Sophie becomes overconfident. Too confident, in fact, and decides to enter the competition on her own. She also acquires a bodyguard and entourage.Emma has to find a new partner, and she, Caroline and Adil, hold auditions, but Adil gets carried away and turns them all away. Emma is forced to use the protesting Adil, in a dress and wig, as he is the only person who knows the routine and the song.Sophie goes onstage to perform, but Adil's confidence wish wears off just as Sophie is about to sing, and she runs from the stage. Adil, meanwhile, has lost his confidence, and Emma has to go on stage alone. Sophie joins her sister, and Adil manages to overcome his stage fright, and joins in. Adil is revealed as a boy, and they're disqualified. To cap it all, the girls Adil rejected at the audition, who got together to form their own band, win the competition. Written by Bennett Arron. Directed by Phil Ox.
S01 E08Jun 7, 2006
Daddy Cool Jun 7, 2006 Philip is stressed because he's behind with a design for a novelty teapot for a client of Max's. The girls are pestering their dad to let them hold a party, and Adil is driving him nuts by carrying out noisy alterations to the interior of his lamp. The girls wish their father was a little more chilled, and Philip turns into a hippie. The girls are pleased because the party gets the go ahead, and all the guests are impressed with the new laid back Philip.The new Philip can't be bothered with work, so Max's client makes Max fire him, and he can't be bothered to pay the bills, either. The mortgage company forecloses on them, and all the furniture is repossessed. And even worse, he lends Adil his Power Hammer, causing Adil to injure every one of his fingers, rendering him unable to do any magic.Max's client, Mr. Osterman returns to the house to look for his organiser, which he has lost, and spots Adil's lamp. Mr. Osterman thinks it's Philips design for the novelty tea pot, and falls in love with it. Philip gets reinstated, with a large bonus, so the money problems are over, and Adil recovers to reverse the wish. With Johnnie Lyne Pirkis as Mr. Osterman. Written by Grant Cathro. Directed by Emmanuelle Dubergey. Note Mr Osterman is German,Austrian and Mr Osterman is apparently able to speak fluent German. The title of the episode is also a reference to the song by German-based Caribbean band Boney M..
S01 E09Jun 8, 2006
Cuckoo Jun 8, 2006 When Emma rubs the magic lamp, a new genie appears. He says his name is Abdab and he claims to be the rightful resident of the lamp; he reveals that Adil never graduated from genie school, which is why he so often gets his spells wrong. While Emma is happy to have her wishes fulfilled correctly at last, Sophie is doubtful, and tries to help poor Adil get rid of the usurper.
S01 E10Jun 9, 2006
Kidding Around Jun 9, 2006 Sophie is trying to teach Adil to unwish a wish. After an altercation with Philip, Sophie wishes she could see her father when he was nine years old, so Adil obliges, and Philip starts behaving as though he were nine years old.Max arrives, with a Philip designed reading lamp stuck to his head, and the pressure is on to get Adil to unwish Sophie's wish. Adil doesn't get it quite right, the grown-up Philip now appears in the body of a nine-year-old, and has to be kept from Max, who is desperate to get the reading lamp off his head and needs Philip to sort it out.Adil tries to sort out the wish, and turns the young Philip into a very old Philip, which doesn't help matters at all. With Oliver Morris, Adam Morris's son, as Young Philip. Written by Grant Cathro. Directed by Emmanuelle Dubergey.
S01 E11Jun 12, 2006
Rock Me Amadeus Jun 12, 2006 Emma is annoyed because Annabelle Scott has impressed the boys in the Music Class by writing a song, and Emma resolves to do better. Adil is happy because his new flying carpet has arrived, after a wait of seven hundred and twelve years, but Philip tells him to get it out of the house. Before he can do so, though, the rug carries Philip out of the window and away on a white knuckle ride.Emma struggles with her song, and wishes for help. Rather than bring heartthrob Billy Blaze into the room, as Emma had expected, Adil wishes up Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to help her. 'Wolfie' immediately falls for Sophie, and wants her as his muse. He is inspired to write, and Emma impresses the Music teacher when she passes Mozart's music off as her own. She rashly promises another song for the next day, as does Annabelle Scott. Mozart, whose advances have been spurned by Sophie, is heartbroken and refuses to write, until Sophie is forced to be nice to him. Emma takes Mozart's new composition to school, but, while everyone is distracted watching a person flying past the window on a magic carpet, Annabelle steals Emma's tape and passes it off as her own. Emma is mortified, until the music teacher expels Annabelle from the Music Class for copying Mozart's work.Sophie manages to convince a vain Mozart to return to his own time to compose his great music, and Adil finally brings Philip's magic carpet ride to an end. Everything gets back to normal.With Ben Lloyd-Hughes (misspelt as Llyod-Hugues) as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Hannah Tointon as Annabelle Scott. Written by Arnold Widdowson. Directed by Steven Bawol. Note: This is a reference to the 1980s song by Falco.
S01 E12Jun 13, 2006
Maxed Out Jun 13, 2006 Adil is scolded by Philip for using his powers, so when Uncle Max accidentally lets him out of the lamp, he's only too pleased to have a new master. But Max realizes what's happened and wishes to be president of the world. Sophie and Emma decide he's going too far, and an exhausted Adil agrees; they must find a way to trick Max into putting Adil back in the lamp.
S01 E13Jun 14, 2006
Gnome Sweet Gnome Jun 14, 2006 Emma wants to buy an expensive pair of shoes, and decides not to get a job like Sophie has done, she will have a yard sale instead. Philip has been to the Garden Centre, and is smitten by Nanette, who works there. He has bought a garden gnome, not because he likes gnomes, he doesn't, but just to talk to Nanette. Philip left his wallet behind at the Garden Centre, and Nanette phones to say that she'll bring it to his house. Philip wants to impress her by putting the gnome in the front garden, but, unknown to him, Sophie smashes the gnome. Adil must replace it, but Sophie's wish seems not to work. Adil gets the wish wrong, and Philip begins to turn into a garden gnome instead.Nanette duly arrives, and Philip sets out to impress her. Sophie has convinced him that he should wear a hat to cover up his developing gnome ears, although a long white beard is harder to disguise. Adil tries to keep Nanette entertained while Philip attempts to disguise his transformation, but to no avail, and Philip is fully transformed into a garden gnome.Emma's yard sale isn't going well, and she decides she needs more things to sell. Of course, one of them happens to be the garden gnome she finds in the kitchen. Having got fed up with waiting for Philip, Nanette decides to leave, and spots the gnome on Emma's stall. Nanette turns out to something of a garden gnome enthusiast, and buys Philip for thirty pounds. The girls rush to buy him back, but Nanette is revealed as a gnome nutter, who talks to her gnome collection and even knits them clothes. The wish wears off, Philip transforms back into his real self just in time, and realises, also just in time, that Nanette is not for him. With Olivia Caffrey as Nanette. Written by Lee Pressman. Directed by Emmanuelle Dubergey
S01 E14Oct 9, 2006
Do You Want to Dance? Oct 9, 2006 Emma has been practising her classical dancing. Philip performs 'The Hustle', but she is not impressed. Adil performs his Balamkadaar Sand Dance, and no-one is impressed. Sophie has borrowed Dolly, her friend Harold's pet spider, and discovers that Adil is terrified of spiders, and hides whenever he sees one.At dance class, Miss Swift tells Emma and another pupil, Frank, that, because they are the best dancers in class, she has entered them for a TV talent competition. Philip arrives to collect Emma, and meets Miss Swift for the first time. He is enamoured with her, and she with him, so Philip decides to take dancing lessons at Miss Swift's class. Worried that her father will humiliate her, Emma gets Adil to turn Philip's dancing shoes into shoes that can dance of their own accord. At dance class everyone, including Philip, is surprised at how well he can dance, and Miss Swift decides that Philip should be her new dance partner. Meanwhile, Sophie tries to cure Adil of his fear of spiders.Emma receives a phone call from her dancing partner, Frank, who tells her that they have been bumped from the TV competition in favour of Miss Swift and her new dancing partner, Philip. Neither Emma nor Philip are impressed by Miss Swift's ruthless pursuit of stardom, and Philip declines to dance with her. Miss Swift decides to have Frank as her dance partner. Philip and Emma decide to enter the competition as well, after Emma realises that the Dancing Shoes could win it for them. The Dancing Shoes turn out to be as scared of spiders as Adil is, and run away, forcing Philip to perform in ordinary shoes. Needless to say, Emma and Philip's performance of 'The Hustle' wins the show. And Adil gets cured of his arachnophobia. With David McMullen (misspelt as McMullan) as Frank, and Georgia Slowe as Bonnie Swift. Danny Bayne doubles for Adam Morris's legs in some of the dance sequences – he, as Danny B, has since gone on to better things, winning the TV talent show Grease is the Word, an interesting example of life imitating Genie in the House. Written by Grant Cathro. Directed by Emmanuelle Dubergey. Vicky Longley is credited with choreographing the dance sequences.
S01 E15Oct 10, 2006
Control Freak Oct 10, 2006 It is Philip's birthday, but everyone seems to have forgotten. Philip tries dropping hints, but no-one notices, until he tells them. The girls are not impressed, pointing out that he told them not to make a fuss, which Philip seems not to remember. Max, though, has given him tickets for the big match, and off he sets. The girls have a couple of hours to set up the surprise party they had planned for him, when they intend to give him their surprise present, the family's home movies transferred to DVD. They decide to watch the DVD, just to make sure it's okay, but the batteries in the DVD remote are dead, and there are no replacements. The girls are forced to wish for the remote to work, and, of course, Adil messes things up, so that the remote now controls everything it is pointed at, including, or especially, people.Philip, finding that Max has given him tickets for the wrong day, returns, and discovers the surprise party plans, but the girls use the remote to keep him from finding out about it. They also use it to make sure the preparations for the party are finished as quickly as possible. Max and Caroline turn up for the party, and Adil takes them upstairs to teach them the Balamkadaar Sand Movement Extravaganza.The remote begins to malfunction, and Philip gets ejected from the house. He eventually manages to get back home, though, and the party is a big success. Written by Bennett Arron. Directed by Phil Ox.
S01 E16Oct 11, 2006
Living Doll Oct 11, 2006 Philip has told the girls to get rid of their old toys, and Emma rediscovers her favourite dolls, Lindy Lou and Len. Meanwhile, Max has arrives to stay, he has left his wife after a row over Max's ridiculous new wig, and the Nortons have to start organising their life round their new 'guest.' Emma wishes her life was like Lindy Lou's, so that she wouldn't have to do mundane things like take her old toys to the charity shop, and, Adil has to comply. Sophie thinks that Adil has changed Emma into the Lindy Lou doll, and wishes that the doll were brought to life, and so the Lindy Lou doll becomes a real life girl. And Emma returns home in a Lindy Lou outfit, livid with Adil. To make matters worse, Max falls for Lindy Lou.Adil turns the Len doll into a real person. Max realises he has made a mistake, and decides to return to his wife. Lindy Lou falls for Len, and everything is resolved.With Kristal Archer as Lindy Lou. Written by Lee Pressman. Directed by Phil Ox. Note: Lindy Lou and Len are a parody of popular dolls Barbie and her boyfriend Ken.
S01 E17Oct 12, 2006
Game On Oct 12, 2006 17 117 "Game On" 12 October 2006Emma is playing a computer game rather than doing her chores. The game is set in Ancient Egypt, and Adil is scared of Mummies, so he doesn't want to watch. Emma rashly wishes that the Mummy, who she cannot beat, wasn't in the game, so Adil obliges. He wishes the Mummy out of the game and into the Norton House. Thankfully, the Mummy thinks that Adil is his master, because Adil looks like one of the characters in the game, and Emma tells Adil to get the Mummy to do her chores so that she can carry on with her game. Everything goes well, until Caroline arrives. Emma tells her that the Mummy is really Philip, who has fallen off a roof, and rushes to get Adil to sort things out, but Adil isn't interested in Emma's problem, he has discovered that being waited on by a Mummy servant has its attractions. Until, that is, Emma lets slip that Adil isn't really his master, and the Mummy starts chasing him again.Adil sends the Mummy back into the game, but the wish goes wrong, and the Norton living room is transformed into the game. And what's worse, Emma controls Adil with the computer's joystick. But then Emma breaks the joystick, and Adil is left to fight the Mummy on his own. Meanwhile, Sophie has designed a new type of pen, and shows it to her father for his approval, but he thinks he can do better, and produces a huge model of Sophie's design. This turns out to be very lucky for Adil, who, in a surprising plot twist, uses the mock-up monster pen to overcome the Mummy and end the game. Written by Lee Pressman. Directed by Steven Bawol.
S01 E18Oct 16, 2006
Out of Our Minds Oct 16, 2006 Emma wishes her dad could know what it was like to be her, and Philip wishes Emma could understand what life is like for him. Adil obliges, and father and daughter swap bodies. Emma, who looks and talks like Philip, has to deliver a presentation to a client with Uncle Max, and Philip, who has turned into Emma, has a rehearsal for the school play with a boy Emma has a crush on. Embarrassingly, they must practise the love scene from Romeo and Juliet. Note: It should be noted that Robbie Jarvis, who plays the teenage James before this episode was first aired to the public and Mr Ying is apparently able to speak fluent Japanese over the phone.
S01 E19Oct 17, 2006
For You Spies Oct 17, 2006 Emma and Adil have been to the cinema to see a James Bond film. After an argument with Sophie, Emma wishes that her life was more like the film she'd seen. Adil, of course, must fulfill the wish. Emma becomes, not surprisingly, M, and Philip becomes a James Bond-type agent. Max becomes the Q character, providing Philip with some secret weapons: A clown's water-squirting flower and a whoopee cushion.Emma, realising what has happened, needs to find Adil to get him to undo the wish, but Sophie, the baddie and complete with stuffed white cat, has kidnapped Adil and is torturing him by tickling his feet. He is unable to make wishes. Caroline turns out to be a double agent, and kidnaps Philip. Emma must locate Sophie's secret headquarters and free Adil to undo her wish before Sophie can finish her secret weapon, which will make everyone in the world love Maths.Written by Bennett Arron. Directed by Steven Bawol. Note: This is a reference to the Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
S01 E20Oct 18, 2006
Election Oct 18, 2006 When the school library reduces its opening hours, Sophie decides that something must be done about it and Philip suggests she stand for school president. Emma, snubbed as an airhead by Sophie's campaign team, resolves to stand against her. Sophie, of course, stands on a serious platform, while Emma thinks that no homework and better school dinners are more important. The students agree with Emma, and Sophie, fearing that she could lose the election, uses a little magic to improve her chances. Emma finds out, and enlists Adil's help to even things out.Meanwhile, Philip, needing a partner to practice with for the neighbourhood table tennis championships, which he has won five years in a row, teaches Adil's to play. Adil turns out to be a better player, prompting Philip to decide to withdraw from the competition. Adil, though, has an idea...Joining the regular cast for this episode are Jack Blumenau as Ricky, Gregory Foreman as Josh, and Michael Morgan as Alex, members of Sophie's campaign team. Jack Blumenau will appear again later in the series, as Harold in Emma TV. Written by Lee Pressman, and directed By Steven Bawol.
S01 E21Oct 19, 2006
No Time Like the Future Oct 19, 2006 Philip invents a sandwich maker that cuts the crusts off the sandwiches. Emma isn't impressed, though, she's more interested in the last ever episode of her favourite programme, Barbie On The Beach. She's got everything ready in front of the television, and can't wait for the programme to begin. Actually, she's got two and a half hours to wait.Sophie is preparing for a meeting of the Debating Club. Her clothes, of course, must co-ordinate with her subjects, green for envy, and blue for depression. But Sophie thinks Emma has borrowed her blue headband, so sets out, with a reluctant Emma's help, to find it. While searching in the loft they discover Adil, who has come up to the loft to relax. Adil finds a jigsaw, and sets about completing it. Emma gets bored with searching, and wishes it was time for her favourite programme to begin. Adil complies, he did, after all, pass his time travel exam. Or was he late for his time travel exam?The girls return downstairs, and notice changes to the living room. Most of the objects have descriptive labels on them, and there are rope barriers everywhere. The house has moved four hundred years into the future. The microchip in Philip's sandwich maker has mutated to become the Android Emperor – "All hail the Android Emperor" – and robots rule the Earth. All humans are in zoos. And the Norton House has become a museum, in honour of the man who invented the sandwich maker, complete with an Android Philip and an android tour guide who show visiting robots around the house.Fearing they will be put in a zoo, the girls and the real Philip pretend to be androids, but they're soon discovered and are forced to hide in the loft, where they find Adil, who has only just finished his jigsaw. The girls wish to be taken back to the past, and Adil obliges. He sends further back in time than he should have done... With Dallas Campbell as Android Phil and Leah Fletcher as the Android Tour Guide. Written by Bennett Arron. Directed by Jean-Francois Didelot.
S01 E22Oct 23, 2006
Me Me Me Oct 23, 2006 Sophie is fed up with being ignored, so she wishes that people would notice her. Adil overhears, and he must obey. Suddenly, everyone is paying Sophie attention, and she quickly begins to enjoy her new-found fame. Emma, though, soon gets fed up with being known as Sophie's brother, Amy, and decides to tell everyone a few home truths about the now famous Sophie Norton. And Sophie soon gets fed up with being famous, and wishes she was invisible. Adil, of course, fulfils her wish.Meanwhile, Adil discovers the wonderment of Philip's paper shredder, to the detriment of the paperwork on Philip's desk. With Philip Fox as Mr. Preston. Written by Bennett Arron. Directed By Emmanuelle Bebergev.
S01 E23Oct 24, 2006
I Love Adil Oct 24, 2006 Emma has entered a fashion contest, and she has a special dress to design. Annabelle Scott has also entered the competition, and Emma is determined that Annabelle Scott should not win. Adil finds he has a secret admirer who sends him chocolate bunnies, and then a mobile phone. Suddenly deeply in love, Adil lets the girls text the secret admirer to arrange a meeting, and the secret admirer turns out to be Annabelle Scott. But Annabell Scott really has no feelings for Adil, she has other plans.Meanwhile, Philip is bored with his job, and wonders what it would be like to be a stunt man. Sophie wishes her father would cheer up, so Adil decides to let Philip find out what the job is really like. With Hannah Tointon as Annabelle Scott. Written by Grant Cathro. Directed by Emmanuelle Dubergey.
S01 E24Oct 25, 2006
Mummy Dearest Oct 25, 2006 It's Adil's 1500th birthday, the equivalent of 15 human years. Things have already started to go wrong, though, after the girls wished that their father had a magnetic personality, and Philip finds that anything metal is attracted to him, literally. But there's worse to come, for Adil's mother, Jamilla, has decided to attend the birthday celebrations. And even worse, Adil has told his mother that he is a very successful genie to a very rich sultan and his two daughters. The Nortons agree to big Adil up, so that Adil's mother doesn't find out that Adil isn't quite the wonder genie he had told her.A genie's 1500th birthday is traditionally the time he gets married, and Adil's mother has brought his new bride, Dooma. But things don't go quite according to plan, because Sophie and Emma think Adil doesn't want to get married, even though Adil is besotted with Dooma, so the girls hatch a plan. They decide to pretend that Adil was already betrothed to Princess Sophie, and therefore couldn't marry Dooma. Meanwhile, Dooma tells Adil that she is love with another genie, and cannot marry Adil. Everything gets sorted, Adil's mother finds out that Adil is not the world's best genie, and Adil decides that he's too young to marry, anyway. With Guest Stars, Sue Kyd as Jamilla, Adil's mother, and Fiona Wade as Dooma. Written by Lee Pressman. Directed by Phil Ox.
S01 E25Oct 26, 2006
Witch Way Oct 26, 2006 To help Sophie get her homework finished so they can go to a party, Emma wishes her sister could meet the great Medieval feminist Lady Isabella. Sophie and Adil end up back in the 13th century and discover Isabella is too busy doing housework to be a feminist. Believing her to be a wealthy princess, the Duke of Ellington, Isabella's macho cousin, wants to marry Sophie. Meanwhile, Emma must help another tyrant – her father – to clean up on her own.
S01 E26May 7, 2007
Emma TV May 7, 2007 Sophie attends a Homework party at Harold's house. Emma, having decided that the words 'homework' and 'party' should never go together, watches television instead. She thinks she can do better than the interviewer she sees on TV, and mistakenly wishes that she was a television presenter, and Adil obliges. Emma finds she is the 'star' of Emma TV. The Norton living room becomes a television studio, complete with lights, cameras and audience. Her father is the show's director, and Uncle Max is the producer. However, Emma soon find out that being the star of a live television show isn't as easy as it looks, and she's soon floundering. Max replaces Emma with Adil, and he is an instant hit.Meanwhile, Sophie discovers that the homework party at Harold's house isn't exactly a party, as no-one else is invited. During a break, Sophie spots Emma on television, and returns home to help sort out the disaster. Emma tries to unwish her wish, but Adil is becoming bigheaded, and refuses to speak to her. The girls get bundled from the house. They decide that the only way they can get to speak to Adil is to impersonate the Cheesy Girls, guests on his show. They sing a poignant song, and Adil's conscience is stirred.With Jack Blumenau as Harold, Nicholas Penfold as Billy Blaze, and Marie-Francoise Wolf as the TV Presenter. Director Steven Bawol appears as the Floor Manager! Written by Arnold Widdowson. Directed by Steven Bawol. Note: The Cheesy Girls are a parody of pop duo The Cheeky Girls, known for their hit The Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum).