The Sparticle Mystery
The Sparticle Mystery is a returning British science fiction television series written and created by Alison Hume and produced by Sparticles Productions for CBBC. The series follows a group of ten children within modern Britain, where an experiment at a Large Hadron Collider-like facility, named the Sparticle Project, goes wrong, sending all persons aged 15 and over into a parallel dimension at exactly 11:11am. The children travel to the Sparticle Project in attempt to bring back the adults and re-align the two dimensions. The series, which had a budget of £3 million, was filmed in and around Bristol, with the final episode filmed at the ISIS neutron source particle accelerators, near Didcot. Series 2 has been extremely popular with over 2 million hits on BBC iPlayer to date. The programme, which stars Annette Badland as Doomsday Dora/Holodora, has similar themes to both Lord of the Flies and the Gone series, and has many similarities to The Tribe. A second series of The Sparticle Mystery was filmed across Yorkshire in July- September 2012 for broadcast in 2013.
Where to Watch The Sparticle Mystery
Below you'll find every episode from all 3 season of The Sparticle Mystery.
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S01 E01Feb 14, 2011
The Disappearance When a group of children on a school visit to some caves return to the surface, every single person over 15 has disappeared. Opportunistic gangs roam the streets as Sadiq leads his newly-formed tribe to the safety of the City Hotel. After discovering her mum and sister missing, young scientist Kat takes charge of Liam, the boy next door. They too try to gain entry to the City Hotel, but only Liam gets in, leaving Kat to fend for herself.
S01 E02Feb 15, 2011
The Invasion Callum has formed a biker gang and has designs on the City Hotel as the gang's new hang out. He befriends Kat as she might be useful to his success. However, Kat is on her own mission to find out what has caused the disappearance of all the adults and encounters Reese at the City Library. Reese insists she can see the adults and feels she has found an ally in Kat. Meanwhile, inside the hotel, Holly is left wondering where her parents are.
S01 E03Feb 16, 2011
The Message Having won her place in Sadiq's gang, Kat leads a team to the University to find food. Holly is taken hostage by what appears to be the only surviving adult. Reese discovers a message from Doomsday Dora, explaining her heart theory - which also explains the curious survival of the adult who is actually - at heart - a child. The need to generate new sources of fresh food leads Sadiq to free animals from a city farm. This goes very badly until Tia discovers that the cheap perfume she wears is a magnet for the nanny goat.
S01 E04Feb 17, 2011
The Quest Doomsday Dora's message has warned the children they must reunite the two parallel worlds quickly or adults and children will remain separated permanently. The ticking clock has started. The children decide to choose who goes on the road to the Sparticle Project and who stays behind to look after Liam and Frankie by an 'Apprentice'-style challenge to source power for the City Hotel.
S01 E05Feb 21, 2011
The Funfair Jordan, Holly and Ami take being kids way too far, and nearly kill themselves on a runaway waltzer, until Muna, a child caught between the parallel worlds, comes to the rescue. The lack of grid power has led to the failure of the national water supply. Fresh water becomes the latest challenge for the Ranchers, and Frankie goes native in her attempts to find and save the precious resource.
S01 E06Feb 22, 2011
The Big Freeze A postcode given to Reese via Psychic Sarah at the fairground leads the Questers to a simulator where scientists were trained how to run the Sparticle Project. Ami, Jordan and Holly get trapped in the room with the prototype collider's super-cooling systems running, and the temperature is plummeting towards absolute zero. At the City Hotel, a fox has been at the chickens and the children decide to trap it. This is very tricky, but when they finally track down the animal and are set to destroy it, they decide on a better course of action.
S01 E07Feb 23, 2011
The Water Rats While the team are on their way to the Sparticle Project, Ami is captured in the woods by the Water Rats - a group who love life messing around on the river. The Water Rats are at war with the Menaces - and the Questers, persuaded by Ami, decide to help. Will Ami swap the seriousness of the Quest for a kid's life of fun and games? Jeffrey is keen to help out more, but his wheelchair needs more power. Tia and Jeffrey discover a satellite communication system which allows them to send a message into the ether, asking anyone out there for the batteries Jeffrey needs. They arrive back at the hotel to a package - it's from Anita at the university and it comes with a message.
S02 E01Feb 11, 2013
The Stone Head The kids find an important clue to their search for the Quantum Nexus and learn that there's a traitor in their midst.
S02 E02Feb 12, 2013
The Decoder The Sparticles reach the museum where they can decode their message, but a plan by the Featherheads gets in the way.
S02 E03Feb 13, 2013
The White Horse While they're continuing with their quest, the Sparticles come across a crew of circus performers.
S02 E04Feb 14, 2013
The Peace City The Sparticles travel to Peace City, which just might be the Quantum Nexus. Fizzy is bent on capturing the Particles.
S02 E05Feb 15, 2013
The Creature When the Sparticles' travels take them to a mill where a child-eating monster allegedly dwells, they find another clue along the way.