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A look at Children's ITV in 1993, particularly the Autumn when Knightmare was shown.

Children's ITV - 1993

In late 1992, a single Controller of Children's Programmes was appointed at ITV, replacing the old committee system responsible for scheduling. This was Dawn Airey from Central TV. She decided to abandon presenters and replace the CITV presentation with trailers and voiceovers, incorporating characters and animation from CITV programmes as demonstrated here using the opening titles for Knightmare:

The presentation always referred to the service as CITV, although 'Children's' was still present in the logo. The voiceover man was Steven Ryde, hired from the Central TV Junior Television Workshop.

From 1991, there had been an increasing emphasis on trailing programmes:

This year's address card after some episodes of Knightmare, inviting viewers to write in for more information or to appear on the show!

At the end of series 7, episode 13 there was again a card mentioning the latest Knightmare book - The Dragon's Lair. Hmm, note the similarities! Thanks to Billy Hicks for this picture.

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