Joe, a boy from ordinary Earth, has been summoned by the wizard Randalf and his apprentice Newt, fights evil, confronts The Horned Baron, battles with Doctor Cuddles… geez, what is this? Sounds like Lord of the Rings! Close, actually – it’s Muddle Earth, a new CBBC series that recently premiered, based on Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell’s novel. The digitally animated series is a tongue-in-cheek not to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books (and later movies) taking many of the familiar aspects and turning them on their side. The series is directed by Vincent James and Tim Harper, and features the voice talents of Sir David Jason as Randalf. The second season is already in production, and should begin airing this September.