A review of Children's ITV in 1988, particularly the autumn months when Knightmare Series 2 was broadcast.

New presenter

In 1988, Mark Granger took over the presenting role. Andi Peters (before he went to Children's BBC) stood in for Mark during his holidays.

(Notice a photo of Treguard in the background.)

Competition: Design a Dungeon Room

Children's ITV launched a competition to design a dungeon room for Knightmare. Treguard provided the details.

Treguard: Imagine, if you will, an entirely new chamber for my dungeon, created from your own thoughts, complete with doors and puzzles, and then paint it or sketch it for me.

David Rowe performed a master class on dungeon room design at the 2014 Knightmare Convention.

Interview with first winners

Straight after the episode of the first ever winning team, CITV presenter Mark Granger spoke to dungeoneer Mark Wickson on the phone.

  • Presenter: "Did you think the dungeon was unbeatable."
  • Mark: "Yeah, because no-one before had ever done it, so it was really nerve-racking."
  • Presenter: "Would you fancy having another go?"
  • Mark: "Yeah, I would because no adventure is ever the same."

Knightmare merchandise on CITV

Other highlights of CITV in 1988 include the presenter wearing an original, limited edition Knightmare sweatshirt with the glow-in-the-dark life force symbol.

Matthew Corbett made a studio appearance with Sooty, who said he found Knightmare too scary!


See the TV schedules from Monday 5 September 1988, the date of the first episode of Series 2.

How did CITV look in 1989 during Series 3 of Knightmare?

Further credits:

  • Competition: Adam Battersby
  • Merchandise: Billy Hicks

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