A painting of Knightmare castle on a hill

Events in 2001

Developments in the world of Knightmare in 2001


2nd February 2001: Now at Knightmare.com

This website has a new, improved design which should be easier to navigate and read.

Please contact us with any feedback you may have on the new design, particularly if you are having any problems viewing the pages.

Also, we are pleased to announce our new easy-to-remember URL: knightmare.com!


16th April 2001: David Learner on X-CEL FM

David Learner (Pickle) is currently presenting the 'Sunday Lunch' show on X-CEL FM which broadcasts to Fenland, Cambridgeshire on 107.1 and 107.5FM. The show focuses on the local theatre and music events/groups, as well as playing 60s-80s and some 90s music.

David also recently signed the Guestbook:

This was extraordinary. They tell me that Knightmare changed lives. Being part of it was one thing and you don't see it when you're that close. But now all these years on and brought up to date by the global village I couldn't possibly have believed there was so much love for this series.

David Learner

Thanks to Debbie Glover for this information, and to David for signing the Guestbook!


11th May 2001: Mark Knight Signs Guestbook

In September, Mark Knight (Lord Fear), signed the Guestbook.

I was amazed to see that Knightmare lives on here on the web and in the hearts of the viewers. I played Lord Fear and was very sad when the show ended. Thank you for running this website, and thanks to all the people who enjoyed the show so much.

Mark Knight

Thanks, Mark, it's great to hear from you!


4th June 2001: Hugo Myatt in Black & White

Hugo Myatt (Treguard) has done some voice work on the new computer game 'Black & White', which is made by Lionhead.

More information on the game can be found at the official Electronic Arts website.

Thanks to Andy Lee for the information.

25th June 2001: John Woodnutt: Mastercard advert

John Woodnutt (Merlin / Mogdred) was recently spotted in a Mastercard advert.

Woodnutt, who played 'Merlin' in Knightmare Series 1-4 (1987-1990), is playing solitaire whilst talking about 'gambling with your money'.

Thanks to Kieran for the information.

25th June 2001: The 100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows: Vote!

Channel 4 are now taking votes for their '100 Greatest Kids' TV Shows' programme, due to be shown at the end of the summer.

Quite rightly, Knightmare is one of the nominees (listed at #47).

Vote for Knightmare and let's see what position it ends up when the programme is shown.


13th July 2001: Extra Actor News

New information is available regarding latest appearances by Knightmare actors. Some of these have already mentioned but are repeated here for convenience.

Jackie Sawiris (Majida) has been in the 1995 video game Krazy Ivan and has been seen in a couple of films as well.

David Learner (Pickle) has been seen in the 1996 video game Realms of the Haunting. He's also been in the video The Making of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well as the original 1981 series of Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Has also been seen as a guest in The Famous Five, shown on CITV in 1996!

Joanne Heywood (Stiletta) has been seen in Heartbeat and Peak Practice.

Cliff Barry (Lissard) has been seen in Jonathan Creek and Dalziel and Pascoe as well as Red Dwarf.

Rayner Bourton (Julius Scaramonger) has been seen in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Iona Kennedy (Sidriss) has been seen in Hope & Glory, The Bill and Barbara.

Clifford Norgate (Hordriss) has been in Doctor Who.

John Woodnutt (Merlin) has been in tons of stuff dating back to 1956, including TV version of Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona and Macbeth and Doctor Who. Has also been seen in the Sweeney alongside John Thaw.

Thanks to Neil Jones for the updates.

13th July 2001: Actor Appearances

A few Knightmare actors have appeared in various TV drama shows in recent weeks.

Hugo Myatt (Treguard) appeared in the new BBC ONE drama series - 'Life as we know it' starring Richard Wilson. He played a Vicar at a funeral service on the episode shown on 22nd July 2001.

Iona Kennedy (Sidriss) appeared on a train in the comedy sitcom 'Barbara' shown on 15th July 2001.

Michael Cule (Brother Mace) appeared as a contestant on the ITV quiz show 'The People Versus' shown on 6th July 2001.

He was the first contestant on that day's show and lasted 10 minutes at which point he ran out of 'flip' questions and took £1,000. His specialist subject was series 1-4 of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. He also said that he is working as a civil servant at the moment.

Thanks to Kieran, Neil Jones, Daniel Pridham and Sidriss for the above information.


15th November 2001: Hugo Myatt in Dick Whittington

This year, Hugo Myatt (Treguard) will be directing AND starring as King Rat in the pantomime Dick Whittington at the Beck Theatre, London. The performance runs from Friday 14th December 2001 until Saturday 12th January 2002.

Also starring will be Elisha Gazdowicz, Ryan Maloney, Tweedy & Alexis, Ruth Carr and Marty Swift.

Thanks to Gemma for the information.

19th November 2001: Nicholas Collett in The Hobbit

Nicholas Collett, who performs for Third Party Productions (run by Tim Child), is to appear in the company's production of The Hobbit this winter.

We mentioned Third Party Productions in 1999: a touring theatre company co-directed by Tim and Sue Child of Broadsword/Televirtual for whom Nicholas Collett ('Buster' in TimeBusters) performs.

Their most recent production was The Changeling.

Nicholas will be appearing as Bombur in a production of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London from 28 November 2001 until 19 January 2002.

19th November 2001: David Learner leaves X-CEL FM

We have been informed that David Learner (Pickle) has left X-CEL FM, where he presented a Sunday afternoon show.

The station was recently taken over by the UKRD group, and as a result the station has been re-named Star 107.9, and the schedule overhauled.

Other Years

Our record of Knightmare-related events, including appearances and cast/crew events are organised by year. You can see the events for any particular year by clicking on the relevant link below.