• New Knightmare Episode

    New Knightmare Episode

    After nearly 20 years of waiting, Knightmare returned for a special one-off episode as part of YouTube's 2013 Geek Week. Be sure to watch it, pass it along to your friends, and let the world know that we're ready for a new series.
  • Knightmare Pilot

    Knightmare Pilot

    After scouting the web for Knightmare references, Billy Hicks was lucky enough to come across the website of Richard Bonehill, a professional swordsman. Richard had played a character in the pilot episode of Knightmare, and incredibly, the script to the original pilot episode was available to buy. Billy snapped up the script and is here to share both his story and the script in all its detail.
  • Uncovered Uncovered

    The transfer to the new site required an excavation of all the deepest corners of the Knightmare online kingdom. What's more, the amount of hidden material that has been uncovered has been astonishing. Keith McDonald shares a few favourite finds, and spells a few hopes for the future of the site.
  • AegisQuest


    AegisQuest is a live-action RPG in which a group of advisors guide a blind quester through a dungeon of riddles, puzzles and traps in a Dungeons & Dragons style adventure. Despite being unrelated to Knightmare, it has a few similarities with the show we all know and love, and is well worth watching. The team behind AegisQuest has released a short pilot episode of their production.
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Welcome Watchers!

Welcome to, the home of the award-winning children's adventure game show, Knightmare. Knightmare was shown from 1987 to 1994 on CITV in the UK and was produced by broadsword television ltd. On this site you will find detailed guides, clips, and pictures from the show as well as interviews with the cast and crew, fan creations, copies of the magazines, and a history of the show written by its creator, Tim Child. The site has been mentioned on talkSPORT, Xfm, Cult Times, Micro Mart,, The Guardian,, and Retro Gamer Magazine!

If you're new to Knightmare, we suggest beginning with the Introduction, which explains all about the show and how it worked.  If you like what you see, please consider signing the Guestbook and mention us to your friends. You may also wish to consider joining the mailing list to receive site updates.

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Knightmare's incredible dungeons were created by the use of a chromakey (blue screen) studio, thus allowing a dungeoneer to walk around a virtual environment. The photo (shown above) shows a live feed on Stilleta on the chromakey set along with the translated virtual environment.

This site features a number of interviews and descriptions of how the chromakey setup worked. You may be interested to read a history of Knightmare in which Tim Child describes how David Rowe created the dungeons and the team mapped them on to blue screen. There are a number of screenshots and behind-the-scenes photos of the chromakey experiments carried out in the Anglia studios. Finally, you might want also want to read spacehog's description of the studio setup which provides a number of details as to how the studio would organised, lit and run.

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