Another new CBBC drama series "Paradise Cafe" hit our screens this week, hot on the heels of "Half-Moon Investigations". It looks like being the stronger of the two, with a wonderful blend of comedy, scary ghosts, and an awesome scenic backdrop of an island paradise.
Two excellent young British actors lead the otherwise New Zealand cast.
17 year old Telford heart-throb Pax Baldwin (ex Sylvia Young theatre school, now represented by Bloomfields Management) plays Robbo. Multi-talented Pax starred in The Snow Queen in 2005 and more recently appeared in Disney's As the Bell Rings and The Disney Channel Games. He is also a talented musician and singer, check out his MySpace.
His kid sister, Megan is played by 13 year old rising star Holly Bodimeade (A&J Management). She was the adorable Maddy in CBBC's stand-out drama of last year "Summerhill" , starring along side Jessie Cave (soon to be seen as Lavender Brown in the next Harry Potter film) and Eliot-Otis Brown-Walters (Central Junior Television Workshop), winner of the Kids BAFTA award for Breakthrough Talent in 2008.