"How" was a British educational television show created by Jack Hargreaves. It was produced from 22 March 1966 – 19 August 1981.
How was originally devised by Hargreaves for an audience of adults returning from the pub. Its aim would be to give facts and demonstrations that could settle arguments or be used aspub tricks. A one-off pilot was broadcast at 11.15pm on 22 March 1966, to viewers in the Southern Television area only.
Following the pilot, Hargreaves felt the show might work better in an afternoon slot, aimed at making facts fun for children. Thus, at 5.25pm on 25 April 1966, Southern began live transmission of the first programme in the series of How, which would continue in a similar format for the next fifteen years. Made in Southern's Southampton studios, it provided answers to questions beginning with the word "How".
Each episode began with the presenters all raising one hand and saying "How" simultaneously (mimicking the stereotypical Native American greeting). Topics commonly covered included science, history, mathematics and simple puzzles. The formula proved so successful that it was soon broadcast to the whole ITV network and given two slots per week.
The show was originally presented by Hargreaves alone. He was joined by Fred Dinenage(1966–1981), Jon Miller (1966–1981), Bunty James (1966–1969 and 1970–1976), Dr Tom Gaskell (1969), Jill Graham (1969–1970) and Marian Davies (1977–1981). Occasional stand-ins for Hargreaves included Barry Bucknell.
The series came to an end in 1981 when Southern Television lost its ITV franchise, but was revived as How 2 in 1990.
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is an upcoming 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures, loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. It is a sequel to 2010's How to Train Your Dragon and 2014's How to Train Your Dragon 2, and is the third and final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. The film is set to be written and directed by Dean DeBlois, and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller, Kristen Wiig and F. Murray Abraham. This will be the first DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by Universal Pictures, whose parent company NBCUniversal acquired DWA in 2016, and since the end of their distribution deal with 20th Century Fox. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is scheduled for a March 1, 2019 release in the United States.
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In December 2010, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced that there would also be a third film in the series: “How To Train Your Dragon is at least three: maybe more, but we know there are at least three chapters to that story.” Dean DeBlois, the writer and director of the second and the third film, said that How to Train Your Dragon 2 is being intentionally designed as the second act of the trilogy: “There are certain characters and situations that come into play in the second film that will become much more crucial to the story by the third.” DeBlois said in an interview that the third part will be released in 2016. Although the series has taken a different path of telling a story of Hiccup and Vikings, Cressida Cowell has revealed that the trilogy and the book series will have similar endings (with “an explanation as to why dragons are no more”). The film is being produced by Bonnie Arnold, and exec-produced by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller and Kristen Wiig are set to return in the third film. Cate Blanchett will also reprise her role as Valka from the second film. On November 14, 2017, it was announced that Kit Harington will reprise his role as Eret and F. Murray Abraham has joined the cast. In the earlier stages of production, DeBlois has stated that Djimon Hounsou would also return as Drago Bludvist, though there has been no recent report of his character's return. On April 17, 2018, DreamWorks announced that the sequel's title has changed to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.