Old fashioned Knightmare intro credit sequence

History

From conception to its ending, the production of Knightmare had many twists and turns and took place over many years


Knightmare was originally contemplated in 1985 - two years before the first episode was ever broadcast. The show lasted for eight series until 1994. Since then, the show has maintained a high following - sufficient for numerous repeats on Sci-fi and Challenge, a one-off revision for YouTube's Geek Week, numerous pilots for a new show, and a dedicated convention in 2014.

In This Section

A Timeline of Knightmare

Old fashioned Knightmare intro credit sequence

A brief timeline of Knightmare, from 1985 to the present day.

How Knightmare Began

The level one dungeon bomb room.

Part 1 of Tim Child's official history of Knightmare revisits how it all began - from the original idea in 1985 to getting a first series in 1987.

How Knightmare Evolved

Castle Acre Priory

The second part of Tim Child's official history of Knightmare explores the changes that took place over its eight-year run.

Knightmare Awards

Tim Child and Sally Freeman with Jean D'Arcy Award 1988

The Anglia TV awards cabinet, featuring Knightmare's bronze medal from the Youth Category of the New York Film & TV Festival Awards and the Jean D'Arcy award.

Why Knightmare Ended

People sitting in a meeting in a boardroom.

In the final part of Tim Child's official history of Knightmare, he reveals why the show came to an end.