Key Facts

  • Project status: In Development 
  • Media: Live Action 
  • Author: Simon Mayo
  • Audience: Young Adults
  • Territory: Worldwide
  • Copyrights: Random House Children’s Screen Entertainment
  • Network: TBC
  • Medium: Film/ television, interactive and home entertainment

Itch is the debut novel from BBC radio presenter Simon Mayo. Itch is an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. All-action adventure. 

Itchingham Lofte - known as Itch - is fourteen, and loves science, especially chemistry. He's also an element-hunter: he's collecting all the elements in the periodic table, which has some interesting and rather destructive results in his bedroom. Itch makes a discovery. A new element, never seen before. At first no one believes him - but soon someone hears about the strange new rock and wants it for himself. And Itch and his family are catapulted into a breathless adventure with terrifyingly high stakes...


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