A painting of Knightmare castle on a hill

Events in 2005

Developments in the world of Knightmare in 2005


5th June 2005: Magdalen Street Studios Closing

Knightmare was filmed at Anglia TV's Magdalen Street Studios in Norwich. It was announced last month that these studios are to close due to overcapacity as a result of an OFCOM decision to allow ITV regions to reduce the amount of local non-news programming.

More details are available on the Knightmare Discussion Forum.

You can see archive pictures of the studios in action in Knightmare winner Ray Lockton's account

5th June 2005: ITV's 50 Greatest Shows

ITV is preparing for a three hour special programme in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. This show will be a countdown of its 50 greatest shows, and viewers will decide the order by voting for our top shows.

Knightmare is not one of the top fifty shows on ITV's list, but viewers have the opportunity to nominate one other show in addition to selecting from a top five list. Knightmare could be nominated

Discuss this further in the Knightmare Discussion Forum.


11th July 2005: Knightmare Back on Challenge

Knightmare is now being shown on Challenge TV again in the same slot as previously - Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8-9am in double bills.

Series 1 Episode 1 started on 9th July 2005 so you still have a chance to catch Series 1 episodes next weekend.


5th November 2005: The Bring Back Knightmare Campaign

The Bring Back Knightmare Campaign (BBK) is a long running campaign to get Knightmare back on TV. In recent times it has taken a back seat as Challenge started showing repeats and Knightmare VR was in development.

There are still a number of ways you can get involved.

Firstly you can visit the bringbackknightmare.co.uk site to read about the campaign and sign the petition, as well as a new message about the future of the campaign.

You can also discuss ideas on the Bring Back Knightmare subforum.

Other Years

Our record of Knightmare-related events, including appearances and cast/crew events are organised by year. You can see the events for any particular year by clicking on the relevant link below.