Sir Hugh de Wittless. Played by Mark Knight.

Sir Hugh de Wittless

By Keith McDonald

Sir Hugh de Wittless is a hapless do-gooding knight who is spellbound to rescue people - whether or not they need rescuing.


Sir Hugh wore a red cloak and rode a real white horse called Neddy.

He was cursed by Hordriss the Confuser to rescue anyone he meets, whether or not they want or need to be rescued.

Sir Hugh is dim but well intended. Pickle describes him as 'the knight of the lost brain cell'. Treguard calls him a 'well-meaning hazard'.

Sir Hugh de Wittless, as played by Mark Knight in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

What would mummy have done?

Though some dungeoneers didn't need rescuing, others certainly did.

Sir Hugh comes to the aid of dungeoneers who are in trouble from Skarkill and Sylvester Hands. He also walks off with Gwendoline the Greenwarden on one occasion.

When tested with conflicting stories, Sir Hugh's logic is what his mother would have done.

Eeny meeny, miny mo, if it smells good, let it go.

Sir Hugh

Sylvester Hands tries to trick him into taking away the dungeoneer. Sir Hugh decides to sniff them both to determine the truth.

He swiftly carries off the odious Sly Hands.

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