CITV Birthday Bash (2003)

Knightmare on CITV Birthday (2003)

By Nicholas Lam

Children's ITV celebrated its 20th anniversary in January 2003 with a special commemorative programme.


Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). A scene from the programme titles.

On 3 January 2003, Children's ITV celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special programme featuring former presenters and characters, such as Jeanne Downs, Scally the dog, Roland Rat and Matthew Kelly.

There was a look back at old shows and presentation over its 20-year history.

Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). A graphic signalling the 1980s era of Children's ITV.

A segment dedicated to the 80s featured the following shows:

The Knightmare clip was around 40 seconds long.

"The coolest show of the 80s"

Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). Former CITV presenter Jeanne Downs and Scally the Dog.

The first shot is Jeanne and Scally introducing Knightmare in 1990, followed by various scenes from the first episode in 1987.

Knightmare on CITV's Birthday Bash (2003). Treguard sends the first dungeoneer on his way in 1987.

CiTV presenters Michael and Leah comment.

Knightmare on CITV Birthday (2003). CITV presenters Michael and Leah with a crowd of children.

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Gallery 1988

Cropped 1987 publicity shot of Treguard (Hugo Myatt).

Promotional images and signed photocards from the second series of Knightmare in 1988.

Outtakes and Unseen Footage

Knightmare Series 8. Treguard holds an hourglass as he debates whether to begin a final quest.

A showreel of outtakes and unseen backstage footage from Series 8 put to 'Slow Hand' by the Pointer Sisters.

Knightmare Needs You!

Treguard holding helmet of justice

Knightmare Needs...You! A brief note from Knightmare fan, Chris Ballard, on the importance of the convention.

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