Knightmare's original opening title sequence, which lasted for five of its eight series, was created by animation company Siriol.
Knightmare Titles, Series 1-5
The original Knightmare titles were created by Siriol. In the closing titles, they are credited as by Tom Bailey and David Edwards. The Knightmare logos were designed by Robert Harris.
The titles for Series 4 and 5 were adjusted to fit in with new theme music. The animation of the figure trapped behind bars was removed for shorter opening titles.
Knightmare Titles, Series 6-8
The new title sequence was designed by The Travelling Matte Company - Tim Varlow and Robert Harris - and animated by Gabriel Edwards.
Bill Allison, a former Siriol employee, sent us some original sketches from the 1980s along with some animated clips.
Siriol began in Wales in the early 1980s specialising in children's animation, and had many successful ventures, including SuperTed.
Around the time Knightmare went international, in 1989, Siriol did too. It collaborated with animation studios in France, Germany and Belgium to form EVA Entertainment. This new group set up co-productions with major European broadcasters.
The company and its assets have passed ownership several times since an initial takeover in 1998. In 2010, Calon TV, the company that absorbed Siriol, entered liquidation. Robin Lyons, one of Siriol's original founders, formed Mount Stuart Media, which remains an active company.