Hitchin teenager to star in new BBC children adventure mystery World’s End

Jade Johnson during filming.

Jade Johnson during filming. - Credit: Archant

A talented teenager from Hitchin is set to become a fixture on BBC children’s TV this spring.

Jade Johnson, second from right, as Cat in CBeebies drama World's End.

Jade Johnson, second from right, as Cat in CBeebies drama World's End. - Credit: Archant

Rising star Jade Johnson, a pupil at Hitchin Girls’ School, will appear on our screens from the end of the month in a BBC children’s series adventure mystery called World’s End, about a group of youngsters who find themselves in a remote castle.

Jade, 18, said: “I play Cat Sharpe, a girl whose parents disappeared when she was four.

“She is really feisty and can be rude – but mostly she is determined to find out what has brought them to World’s End and if it has anything to do with her parents.

“It was great fun and I was absolutely delighted to be part of the show. We filmed over the summer last year in Manchester and in Bamburgh.

“The show airs on Monday, March 30, on CBBC and is on every weekday evening for seven weeks.

“There’s a chance there could be further series – but it’s to be confirmed so fingers crossed!”

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A BBC spokesman said: “In World’s End, a group of children from very different backgrounds find themselves in a remote castle and at the start of a rollercoaster adventure full of mystery which will see them hurtling towards the World’s End.

“Fast-paced and full of fun, World’s End will see life and death decisions slam up against the everyday dilemmas faced by the kids in an explosive drama.”

Hitchin’s Adam Astill who worked with Jade on the show, and who has also appeared in top BBC shows such as Casualty added: “She’s a very talented young lady, extremely professional and a joy to work with.”

Head of CBBC Productions Helen Bullough added; “World’s End is a credit to everyone involved with our in-house drama development and production.”

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