THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Past guestbook entries between December 1999 - April 2000

 

I was actually searching for any information on the "Castle of Adventure" series that was on ITV in about 1989 - and I came across this site. I'm very glad I did, this is fantastic and a worthy tribute to such a great show. Reading through the other entries I was delighted to realise that there are many of us at University who were brought up on great shows like this. It was fantastic and I remember trying to play it with my friends where we would leave poison traps (cushions) and swaps (carpet tiles) around a room and then blindfold someone.

It was truly terrifying too, I remember always having to leave the room, particularly when the spider came on. The whole idea that we can see the terrible things happening to them but they can't really is quite chilling when you think back to it, but it was a tremendous show and I'll be sending a link to this site to my friends who also remember it too... We were discussing it just the other day and saying how whenever there was a table with items laid out, you always had to go for the useless one... there might be a sword, a machine gun, a tank or whatever, but they'd reach a door and Treguard would go "ahhhh, if only you'd taken the chalk..."

Great stuff... I'm gonna order me a mug!

Tom Bell, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Mon, 29 Nov 99

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I just had to have my rant on the updated Guestbook. BRING BACK KNIGHTMARE. DO IT NOW. BRING BACK KNIGHTMARE! I hope if anyone with any control over CITV reads this, they'll be instantly hypnotised into doing it! Anyone got any Series 2 eps that they'd like to trade? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. could be the e-mail address that really enhances your video collection (OK, it's mine. But I have many episodes! Oh yes!)

Andrew Buckley, Keighley
Tue, 30 Nov 99

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Nick, is Sadiki "Sickboy" Harris here, speaking to you from beyond the deepest depths of hell where my A-Level grades put me! Just remebered about your site and it all came back, the craziness of our class was incomprehendable, too much to say no time to say it in. Looking at this site i remeber the good ol'days and i wanna say thanks to all of the people there, Harroon, Ryan, Victor, Mubushar, Alex, Jon, Felix (who wasn't in our class but he was still one of use) Simon, Steven, You and who can forget the person who was responsible for putting the madness together the right and honourable Mrs Christine Tacchi because if she didn't exist then we wouldn't. Most of our jokes were aimed at her.

So all that's left to say is see ya 'round - maybe not in the common room of ADT College but definitely the common room of Life? You'll see me b4 i see you Trust me? It's Sadiki. Later

P.S The site is still one of the be stand if you here from the lads tell them i said "EN HOUSEN ?"

Sadiki Harris
Wed, 1 Dec 99

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I have a Bring Back Knightmare petition: for copies of the petition email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you just want to sign mine, still email me. Thanks

Sophie, England
Wed, 1 Dec 99

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Congratulations on an excellent site and I wish you luck with the campaign - keep it up, we'll break them soon!!

Phil, Manchester
Thu, 2 Dec 99

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Wicked programme! Wicked site!

Gareth Postans, Hereford
Thu, 2 Dec 99

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I loved Knightmare I watch every episode of it and its a shame it has finished.

Darren, Manchester
Mon, 6 Dec 99

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Wow. Oh my god. I loved Knightmare from the first time I seen it, and in its 8-series history, only missed 3 programmes. Thank you for making my day!

Steve Adams, Dundee
Tue, 7 Dec 99

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Hey man. I love your page. This show meant a lot to me when I was younger, right until the very end. I never saw much of the first series though (I was about six at the time, and my ability to pay attention/remember broadcast dates was a little underdeveloped).

Keep it up man. I sincerely hope they bring the show back one day...

Edward,
Sun, 19 Dec 99

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Wow... this is amazing to see. I was the spellcaster in the first team that ever won Knightmare (Mark, our Dungeoneer, who's still a good mate of mine, pointed this site out to me.)And there was me thinking everyone had forgotten... I agree with the other comments- it was a great series (even more fun to play than to watch!) and should be reinstated forthwith.

Congratulations on the site- it must have taken a lot of effort, and it's very good! Cheers, Dan.

Dan Allen, Oxfordshire
Wed, 22 Dec 99

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Ah how I like to visit this site with a tear of nostalgia in my eye... *Sigh* It's a great site man and I have spent quite a few hours sitting here with me hand over my mouth going "YEAH!!!! YEAH I REMEMBER THAT!!!!!!!" Ahhh, t'was an ace TV show.

Merry deathcat Squad
Sun, 26 Dec 99

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This is well and truly brilliant site - I was sitting here for ages going through all the amazing clips and pictures you have. I was very impressed with the very detailed Series Guide and History.

At last a website about one of my favourite shows of all time!

Adam, UK
Sat, 1 Jan 99

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Very good site. I used to love Knightmare as a kid. Any news on the show being back on TV? New or Repeats?

Ian Symes, Birmingham, UK
Wed, 5 Jan 2000

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BRING BACK KNIGHTMARE!!!!!!! that is all i have to say (i am STILL in shock)

Rob
Sat, 8 Jan 00

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I miss Knightmare it had an atmosphere which I think if they ever did bring it back would be missing because it would have to be something the kids of today wanted to see. However I wouldn't say no to a repeat run, could laugh at Pickle all over again then. Great website keep up the good work!

George
Sun, 9 Jan 00

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Dear people who have created this marvellous site. I would just like to say that Knightmare was probably one of the best childrens programmes of all time, that along with Button Moon and the Wuzzles. I want to just voice my opinion that i think this show should be put back on the TV to educate young children of today.

If you think, they have been deprived of good childrens TV, look what they have had to grow up with, Teletubbies, Wizadora and Tots TV, not to mention that crap they put on, Johnny Bravo, Cat Dog, i am baboon, and Cow and chicken. What are these children going to grow up thinking? That their dog is going to sprout a cat from its arse and that their 'moma is HOT!!' Please, please, please, if there is anything that you can do to get Knightmare a new series, then please try it, I beg you. I am now 18 years of age and i think that it is a national treasure.

Thankyou for taking the time to read my guestbook signing,

Yours Sincerely

Sheena, Aylesbury
Wed, 12 Jan 00

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I was Nicholas's best friend during Primary School days, and to think of him making the best Web-Page is amazing!

London
Fri, 14 Jan 00

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Knightmare was the best show on kids telly. Now all kids get is crap like kipper the dog or mopatop shop! If they cant make a new series, why cant they rerun the old shows just to show kids what afternoon tv was really like and that we didnt have to be brainwashed with tellytubbies and such like? The classics are the best, knightmare was a classic.

Love and moshing

Sarah, Lincoln
Wed, 19 Jan 00

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I watched Knightmare from when it very first started and I have never seen a better kids show before or since. If any one from Anglia is reading this GIVE US A NEW "KNIGHTMARE" FOR A NEW MILLENIUM!!

John Boland, Banbury
Wed, 19 Jan 00

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Was this or was it not the best kids' programme way better than that crap they try to palm of on the unsuspecting victoms nowadays.

Sue, Surrey
Sun, 23 Jan 00

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I have a younger brother so I often see just what poop Childrens TV has become. The quality has declined SOOOOOO much! Bring Back Knightmare and increase the quality of Children's programmes, kids don't know what they are missing!!!!!!

The Knightmare
Mon, 24 Jan 00

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Knightmare was a quality program. I watched it from the very first series when I was six and continued to the very end. I am now 18 and at university where I have found this top notch site. It has brought back many memories of happy childhood viewing. I must agree that kids TV is rubbish today and that an updated Knightnmare should be made.

Jonathan Bradshaw, University of Warwick
Thu, 27 Jan 00

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OK bring back KNIGHTMARE. I was wrong before, who cares what the kids of today think about knightmare? It was what helped me hold out all those stormy Friday afternoon games lessons under the facist rule of sadistic games teachers. Bring back Knightmare, Pickle must prance again! A new task could be kill the sadistic games teacher (all these years and the hates as strong as ever-watch out games teachers the 'weedy kid' never forgets). Sorry got carried away!

George
Thu, 27 Jan 00

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Wow! I **loved** this programme so much! It was the best! Kim Clarke told me about this site and I'm so grateful cos I've missed my 'Knightmare' fix! Marvellous.

-x-

Jo Finlay, Kent
Fri, 28 Jan 00

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WOW! I loved this program when i was a kid!

Great site that brought back tons of memories! Cheers,

J, Exeter
Mon, 7 Feb 00

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Great site, very informative and a great tribute to what was probably the best children's TV show ever.

Looking forward to the Bring Back Knightmare campaign when it starts again - I support it 100%, and anybody who's seen it will agree with me that it should be brought back.

Neil Jones, Dudley (West Midlands), UK
Mon, 7 Feb 00

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Great site... Lucky to log in here actually. I was the first contestant for series 8... It was great, I wasn't supposed to be the Dungeoneer, but due to production decisions I ended up donning the helmet and crashing into portculis' and walls. It was great fun, and I'd have loved to have gone back now that I'm an actor to play it from the other side as one of the characters. Oh well, life goes on!

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Bracknell, UK [See Richard's testimony]
Wed, 9 Feb 00

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I was reminded of Knightmare a few days ago and since then every so often I remember something else about it... I used to love all of the features, from the wonderful theme tune to the beautiful sets...the eerie sound effects and the scary puzzles. The Dwarf Corridors (?) have made me permantly claustrophobic! Oh, if only I hadn't scrubbed my old tapes... Thanks for this great site. Just make sure you keep it up! We need more people like you!

Nicholas Blake
Sat, 12 Feb 00

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This is such a brilliant website! It reminds me of being little and watching it after school with my mum on the sofa!!

Lucy
Sun, 13 Feb 00

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Hi, I'm at University now, but Knightmare was my favourite show. I came so close to being on it with my friends, but we were unsuccessful because one of us was under 12! I think the show should definitely come back. With the quality of computer graphics nowadays, just think how brilliant it would be! I loved the theme music too! I used to watch the show on the sci-fi channel on cable, but now it is not on anymore. Bring it back! We need to campaign for a comeback! Anyway, what a great website!

Victoria, Newcastle
Thu, 17 Feb 00

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I enjoyed Knightmare. Hurray, I was here!

Jayne
Sun, 20 Feb 00

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I need help! Can anyone send me a rom of the Knightmare computer game (Amiga or Atari) - I used to own it but my ST and software was stolen - please help!

Tom Worrall
Thu, 24 Feb 00

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I think The Forbidden Gate is tremendously excellent. It is the best book i have read. I like the way the author describes the scene. It just makes you want to read on.

andrew ralph
Fri, 25 Feb 00

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Knightmare, although sadly missed on our television screens is still re-enacted every friday afternoon in my biology class. Anyone wishing to participate in these fabulous, teacher consuming, A-level failing diversions should be at Hinchley Wood School, Surrey, on fridays, 1.35 pm. SPELLCASTING "D-I-S-E-C-T-I-O-N" Keep up the good work lads. (And Ladies)

Jim Paul, Esher
Sat, 26 Feb 00

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I luv knightmare me. It was champion, definitely Premier League! We recently recreated our own episode of Knightmare using our own version of a dragon, my mate's Nova. I was the questor and stuck my head through the sunroof with a cycle helmet on my head. Unforntuanly her majesty's constabularly were not too keen on this novel use of a sunroof and my apparent disrespect for my safety on the Queen's highway. We were cautioned and warned to stop arseing about otherwise we would face a night in a cell. when i tried to explain that we were recreating Knightmare, they appeared bemused and despite my friends attempts to warn them of the goblins that lurked underneath bridges, they were not impressed. Alas I FAILED IN MY QUEST FOR THE SWORD OF TRUTH AND was lucky to return to my bed that night to dream of more exciting quests directed by my team under the close supervision of Treguard.

Mr T
Wed, 1 Mar 00

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Hi, this is a great site, many thanks to one Paul Duffy for recommending this fascinating archive of everything Knightmare.

Patrick Hamilton, Manchester
Wed, 1 Mar 00

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Knightmare will always live in my heart for eternity. My friend Marcy was rather disturbed by it, but he too loves it to bits.

Young Nicky, Old Bedians Society Who Love Knightmare and Jamie and the Magic Torch
Thu, 2 Mar 00

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When I visited this site I gave up Christianity because, to be sure, I had found a new God.

Rob Meagher, Leeds
Thu, 2 Mar 00

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Knightmare, what can I say?

Love it for the v. clever double meaning of night/knight.

Not so sure about mare- with a not so subtle Britney-esque nod towards female inferiority and submissiveness. Also makes me think of Daniel Woods, as with many things associating women and animals. Knightmare, may it never be forgotten.

laura chappell, Upper Bowdon
Sun, 5 Mar 00

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Hello there, urm i used to watch this with me bro very good yeah!!!

emma, Walderslade
Mon, 6 Mar 00

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This is truly fabulous, dreams like these only come true once in a life time. This site is a Royal Treat, I only wish I could have been part of the program.

"Spell Casting... DISMISS"

Simon Le Bon
Wed, 8 Mar 00

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Hi I love Knightmare.

I was actually on the show in '89 but I fell down a ravine.

Losing scarred me for life and I haven't spoken to my guiders since. Bastards!!!

barry wishbone
Wed, 8 Mar 00

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Fantastic site. The best one I've ever been to. It may have been taken off the air but thanks to you the spirit lives on! Bring it back!

Mark Whitby, Cheshire
Wed, 8 Mar 00

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What a cool web page!!! I used to watch Knightmare when i was a kid, it brought back a few memories!!!

Suzanne, UK
Sat, 11 Mar 00

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Watched this when i was younger. Thought the program was brill and should come back to British TV.

Hambeano, Belfast
Mon, 13 Mar 00

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This programme kicked ass!!!!!! PLEASEEEEEE try and bring it back. It was the coolest thing on TV for the years it was on. 16-45 on a Thursday (or was it Friday?) Seeing this site brought back loads of childhood memories!!

Michael Derry, Wales
Tue, 14 Mar 00

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My friend and I were just trying to find our own names on the internet (a bit of an ego-trip, but we're bored, humour us!). No luck for him, but i discover a twelve year old incarnation of myself in your online copy of The Quest reviewing the board game. David Learner is a family friend, which is how I got the lucky job of reviewing it all of 8 years ago. Thanks for putting my review online and making sure that no-one forgets Knightmare.

Ossian Hawkes, Liverpool
Wed, 15 Mar 00

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Memoirs of a Knightmare lover:

Hello dear Knightmare dreamers...The program may be gone, but it truly lives on in the heart of the fans.

In the 90's I watched it with eagerness and anticipation, my sofa a haven to my friends and brother. The last episode left me breathless, and we wept a little for weeks after, reminiscing over the dungeon depths. Truly a unique show, that deserves another series!

For the preservation of dungeoneers,

Robert Brown
Wed, 15 Mar 00

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This is the funniest thing ever.

I remember it well, and although I must admit ot being a bit scared. I must also say that immediately afterwords, my brother and I would turn off the light in the lounge and put cushion covers over our heads, then direct one another to the secret and magical chalice or some such thing, that was usually a magazine rack!

Brilliant. More!

Laura, London
Wed, 15 Mar 00

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Knightmare was, without doubt, the best Childrens T.V. programme of its time, and compared to today's programmes it is highy superior.

Well done Tim Child!

Joseph Clift, Loughborough
Wed, 15 Mar 00

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I agree with Joe. Bring it back NOW.

Bob, Loughborough
Thu, 16 Mar 00

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Knightmare was bloody amazing. I watch it now on my videos that I used to record when I was younger. It sends shivers down my spine. Its bloody amazing. The best part was The Catacombite. I remember the day as it got a team, and all things went quiet, apart from the pumping of a heart, and a digitally rendered eyeball flew toward the screen against a streaming bloodlike red background. I watched every episode and cried if I missed one.

I am now 18 and I don't think it's sad at all. If the show could be brought back that would be mint. I saw Treguard, Hugo Myatt, on an educational program on BBC2 about Romans which made pots. He rides vintage motorbikes now, I seen him round Chesterfield, where I live, a lot. Haven't spoken to him before though, his beard intimidates me.

Mark Taylor, Chesterfield
Fri, 17 Mar 00

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This is a very good site with lots of excellent information on it. We at Sandbach School remember Knightmare and also wist to have it back on our screens,and even if this does not happen we can always create out own new series. Watching our own creations over and over again.

Bring Back Knightmare!

Steven Pressland, Cheshire
Sun, 19 Mar 00

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WOOOOOW!! A Knightmare website! What a bloody program. Great website too, plz,

Plz keep the work up. Long live Knightmare...

Jake, Exeter
Mon, 20 Mar 00

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Well what can I say Knightmare was wicked and I wan't to watch it again. All I really want to say is that the webmaster of this website should put vidoes on this site which are better quality then the ones at the moment. If anyone wants to sell any Knightmare videos. E-mail me please.

Ads,
Tue, 21 Mar 00

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I was really upset when they stopped showing Knightmare. I loved it, and I always wanted to be the kid in the helmet. Listening to the theme tune really brings back memories. I wish I was still little - but who doesn't?

Sarah, London
Fri, 24 Mar 00

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Well... I'm shocked! Knightmare was definitely the best TV show around at the time - kids nowadays don't know what they've missed! Oh, to be a kid again...

Caroline, Burnley, Lancashire
Sat, 25 Mar 00

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This brings back memorys... I'm 15 now and used to watch Knightmare quite often, although it is kinda vague because I was so young. As far as I can tell I only have one episode remaining on tape from the various ones I recorded but the ending is cut off of it. Pity - it was one of my favourite shows. I remember one episode, it was something about a giant being sent via tunnel to the main chamber, a descision on whether to save Knightmare or complete the quest and eventually the eye sheild getting mixed up with the one they were aiming to get? Or something like that.

Wayne, Birmingham [That's right, Wayne. It was the End of Series 7!]
Sat, 25 Mar 00

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Knightmare meant a lot to me, since it started in 1987, and I had also begun to collect the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. Both products of the same genre went hand in hand. To see a computer generated interactive roleplay on my TV screen was beyond belief. I never missed a show if I could help it. I absolutely adored the key characters, especially the eccentric, enjoyable Treguard, and the impatient Brother Mace, who challenged the Dungeoneer's path with three riddles. It was a black day indeed when Knightmare was taken off-air. Yet, hopefully, this is only a slight reprieve.

Come on, Tim! Let's open up those dusty catacombs, use your Broadsword in a quest to thwart a resurgence of menace and evil. By now, computer graphics must be more than capable to support Knightmare - The Return. Improved VR is the vital key to unlocking those catacombs once more. If they still show gameshows like 'The Crystal Maze', 'Fort Boyard', etc, then Knightmare surely has a chance to begin again.

As for the adult viewing, I'd like to say my sister-in-law, then in her thirties, enjoyed Knightmare immensely. Great concept, superb effort by actors and crew, well-designed and colourful, with a natural sense of humour. Even the theme music is included in my appraisal! Knightmare is an ancient culture thought forgotten by most, yet continues to stir. In the darkness, it awaits its moment... Oh, and I loved it when a certain team actually beat the challenge for the first time. Tregard was jumping for joy. Brilliant stuff! Bring it back Anglia!

Robert Douglas, Northamptonshire
Wed, 29 Mar 00

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I got so far as the auditions at Manchester BBC which was quite an adventure in itself. This site brought back some fond memories.

Troy Cartwright, Co. Durham, UK
Thu, 30 Mar 00

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I'm 15 now and wish Knightmare could be brought back as I would still watch it. The greatest children's programme ever. My favourite room was where the playing cards came out of the wall and you had to navigate across them.

timothy jones
Thu, 30 Mar 00

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Brilliant site - I've even signed up for the BBK Campaign. Really detailed, and fun too - great sounds + videos

Paulio
Fri, 31 Mar 00

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Hello,

Greetings from me, Mark Wickson, the first winning dungeoneer. I've just got on the internet, and think the site is great (Nice to see that someone remembers us!).

E-mail me if you'd like to. Bye!

Mark Wickson [See our interview with Mark]
Fri, 31 Mar 00

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Oh my god, this is the best sight ever! I loved this programme (and still do). Keep up the excellent work, and here's to the 7th series!! Cheers

tracey, Swansea
Sun, 2 Apr 00

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You know what, I really didn't mean series 7! My brain is fried, too much of this excellent website... I'm not ignorant, honest, just tired and for some reason I have the number 7 stuck in my mind....

Anyway, BRING BACK KNIGHTMARE

PS, I've found a mistake! You know the guys in series 3 from Addingston? it's actually Uddingston... Just a wee glitch in an otherwise very informative and addictive website :)

tracey, Swansea
Sun, 2 Apr 00

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EXCELLENT!!!! WHAT CAN I SAY OTHER THAN THANK YOU FOR HAVING ALL THIS STUFF FOR US TO SEE.

Jonathan Mantle
Thu, 6 Apr 00

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It's a shame that Knightmare had passed on and this site does the great show justice. Perhaps the younger generation could make a similar show as a one off?

Luke Pierce, Sussex
Tue, 11 Apr 00

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Hi Everyone

I guess we must all thank this brilliant creator of this magnificent website. It is nice to know there is someone who can bring us all back the good memories of KNIGHTMARE. THANK YOU

I too wish that it will be back after all latest technology can improve the graphics as long as it doesn't make it into some crap sci-fi thing. My fave part of the quest was the part where you gave the dragon a gift and it would give you a ride. Anyway , everybody tell people to sign the petition to return Knightmare

See ya!

Shaheen Mufti, London
Fri, 14 Apr 00

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