The Demon Headmaster is returning to hypnotise children on CBBC 9 months ago

The Demon Headmaster is returning to hypnotise children on CBBC

The show has been gone for over 20 years but it is making a return to CBBC

Classic 90s kid's TV show The Demon Headmaster will return to CBBC, it has been confirmed.

The new 10-programme series will be adapted from a new book written by Gillian Cross, the author of the original run of children's books.

Terrence Hardiman will return to play The Demon Headmaster himself, having originally played the character during its 1996-8 heyday.

Of the new series, the 81-year-old actor told the Radio Times: "I have happy memories of working in The Demon Headmaster in the nineties, and I wish every success to the new production. I expect to be totally hypnotised."

Terrence previously spoke out about his desire to see the character return to TV.

"I have very happy memories of working on The Demon Headmaster. And what fun to play such a megalomaniac!" he told Digital Spy. "[Fans'] most frequent question was, 'How did you do that with your eyes?' I wonder how a new generation will react."

According to the BBC the shows "follows a group of mismatched kids who discover their headmaster is using hypnotism to gain ultimate control of their school. But how can they fight an antagonist who manipulates their every move?"

It will air across CBBC and BBC iPlayer.