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11 Reasons Why CBBC's Raven Needs A Comeback

And don't you dare change anything.

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1. That catchphrase

Sort and sweet and easily etched into the memory, this was a classic phrase that fit seamlessly into everyday usage.
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Sort and sweet and easily etched into the memory, this was a classic phrase that fit seamlessly into everyday usage.

2. The contestants' names

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Some of us naive viewers thought they were their real names, and we still feel foolish about it.

3. The costumes

Kitted from head to toe in medieval attire adorned with a colourful symbol, these garments were worth the TV licence fee alone.
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Kitted from head to toe in medieval attire adorned with a colourful symbol, these garments were worth the TV licence fee alone.

4. The obvious Game of Thrones parallels

The costumes are similar. The settings are similar. Heck, even Raven looks similar to Jon Snow - cloak and all. A new series could definitely ride that Game of Thrones hype and seduce this huge fanbase.
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The costumes are similar. The settings are similar. Heck, even Raven looks similar to Jon Snow - cloak and all. A new series could definitely ride that Game of Thrones hype and seduce this huge fanbase.

5. The cutting edge special effects

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They were before their time and still cause experts in the field to marvel at their realism.

6. The terrifying baddies

Distant cousins of the dementors, these cloaked figures were silent and deadly. Catching contestants in challenges and making them disappear, these dark figures would reappear themselves in many a child's nightmare.
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Distant cousins of the dementors, these cloaked figures were silent and deadly. Catching contestants in challenges and making them disappear, these dark figures would reappear themselves in many a child's nightmare.

7. Its teaching ability

The whole process taught children to scrimp and save to ensure a prosperous future, collecting gold rings to win a life. Basic economic skills, really. Plus one of the challenges definitely involved spelling a word by stepping on lettered stones.

The whole process taught children to scrimp and save to ensure a prosperous future, collecting gold rings to win a life. Basic economic skills, really.

Plus one of the challenges definitely involved spelling a word by stepping on lettered stones.

8. The low budget, environmentally friendly set

Trees, stones and feathers were pretty much the only materials used throughout the series - all sustainable sources and decomposable. An admirable effort and very unlikely to drain the bank balance, the BBC really has no excuses for a revival.

9. The intensity of it all

Raven narrated the series with harsh truths while each of the challenges were taken oh so seriously. It was edge of your seat stuff for teatime viewing.
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Raven narrated the series with harsh truths while each of the challenges were taken oh so seriously. It was edge of your seat stuff for teatime viewing.

10. The Way of the Warrior

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It was the epic battle that concluded every episode, with only 4 contestants ever having completed it to tell the tale. With swinging blades, fast-moving shields and falling logs, it was a violent spectacle - but we all wanted to take it on ourselves.

11. And of course, Mr Raven himself

The rich Scottish accent. The feathered cloak. The perfectly-groomed beard. And a staff full of mysterious powers.There's definitely some adult roleplay potential here. Just me? Cool.
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The rich Scottish accent. The feathered cloak. The perfectly-groomed beard. And a staff full of mysterious powers.

There's definitely some adult roleplay potential here. Just me? Cool.

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