CITV Birthday Bash (2003)

Knightmare on CITV Birthday (2003)

By Nicholas Lam

Children's ITV celebrated its 20th anniversary in January 2003 with a special commemorative programme.


Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). A scene from the programme titles.

On 3 January 2003, Children's ITV celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special programme featuring former presenters and characters, such as Jeanne Downs, Scally the dog, Roland Rat and Matthew Kelly.

There was a look back at old shows and presentation over its 20-year history.

Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). A graphic signalling the 1980s era of Children's ITV.

A segment dedicated to the 80s featured the following shows:

The Knightmare clip was around 40 seconds long.

"The coolest show of the 80s"

Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). Former CITV presenter Jeanne Downs and Scally the Dog.

The first shot is Jeanne and Scally introducing Knightmare in 1990, followed by various scenes from the first episode in 1987.

Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). Treguard sends the first dungeoneer on his way in 1987.

CiTV presenters Michael and Leah comment.

Knightmare on CITV Birthday (2003). CITV presenters Michael and Leah with a crowd of children.

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Castle Entrance

A dungeoneer at the Castle Entrance (Bodiam Castle) used in Series 5 (1991).

Knightmare's move to real-world locations and the introduction of Smirkenorff the Dragon provided the context for several castle entrances.

Knightmare Interviews

Hand holding a microphone

Early in 2002, Debbie Glover interviewed Tim Child (creator of Knightmare), Hugo Myatt (Treguard) and David Learner (Pickle).

Series 8: Winners

The Crown in the quest chamber in Marblehead during Knightmare Series 8 (1994).

There was one winning team in Series 8 of Knightmare. Team 6 retrieved the Crown in the final episode.

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