Knightmare on BBC Four

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Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Drassil » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:01 pm

A recent episode of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe - specifically, Episode 4 of Series 3, shown on 26/02/07 on BBC4 - featured a brief segment about Knightmare, with footage from Series 8, as part of a potted history of "warped on-screen reality".

Thank you to LordF for alerting me to this.

"In 1986, groundbreaking kids' show Knightmare used a combination of bluescreen trickery and CGI to create a deadly interactive world in which children were burnt alive."
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Drassil » Sat May 26, 2007 4:49 pm

I think it's a sad indication of the acute fading of the KM fan community that that piece of news elicited no forum interest whatsoever. Nevertheless, I have more news, even bigger news in fact, in a similar vein.

Children's TV On Trial: The 1980s
BBC Four, Wednesday 30th May, 21:00-22:00. Repeats: Thursday 31st May, 00:00-01:00, 03:00-04:00
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/features/c ... s-tv.shtml

I spoke to a researcher for this programme back in April, and was told that Knightmare will be covered. In this 20th anniversary year, we could be about to witness a big step towards Knightmare getting the recognition it deserves, and I for one am excited.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Mashibinbin » Sun May 27, 2007 12:17 am

Good knews indeed but will have to hope for youtube snatches again.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Kieran » Sun May 27, 2007 2:45 pm

This is good news. Despite perhaps not gaining too much interest on the forum, at least it shows people outside of this community can still make an effort to show an interest in the show.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by TheBrollachan » Wed May 30, 2007 9:01 pm

Looks like Knightmare has got a reasonable mention. I happened to tune in just as it was being show, as I was setting my video recorder for the overnight screening of the show.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Eyeshield » Wed May 30, 2007 9:07 pm

This was the most comprehensive segment about Knightmare that I've seen within one of these children's TV nostalgia shows. The interviews with Tim Child and Hugo Myatt were very pleasing, but the stupid announcer said at the beginning of the segment that the show was presented by "Dungeon Master Hugo Wyatt"! Bloody BBC! It was strange how most of the clips came from series 8, and then they snuck a tiny bit of series 4 in at the very end (Alistair getting cut in half). Overall, though, an excellent viewing experience.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Kawaii_Catgirl » Wed May 30, 2007 9:28 pm

My reaction was "WHOA, Hugo lost the beard!" He looks a lot younger now because of it, though. Nice coverage, though - just when you think they've forgotten all about it, it sneaks in at the very end!

*slaps the voice-over guy for his "Wyatt" flub*
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by TheBrollachan » Thu May 31, 2007 6:27 pm

Flash appears to be disabled thought the button shows. Anyhow the footage can be found by clicking here. I've encoded it into Flash so it should be accessable to most, whilst possibly making it a little harder for some to web-snatch.

Apologies to Illusion for rather dragging my feet on updating bits for him. Hopefully I'll get it sorted soonish. :)
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Naitch » Thu May 31, 2007 6:33 pm

Wasn't it great to see Tim Child and Hugo Myatt?

I loved the 'Oooh Nasty' at the end!

Hugo was also pictured in the Sunday Mirror.

Normally I wouldn't read the 'Red Tops' (I'm more of a Times man)

Still I heard on the radio thatt hey had a 'Where are they now' feature and Hugo was in it.

I hope Knightmare gets the recognition it should!
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Fury » Thu May 31, 2007 6:58 pm

That was quite utterly fabulous.

Thanks, Brollachan, for giving those of us without digital a chance to see this.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Malefact » Thu May 31, 2007 7:44 pm

Now that a few people at the BBC have turned their attention to Knightmare, maybe now might be a good time to send a few (polite, naturally) emails or letters to them, encouraging them to consider commissioning a new series. With the huge success of the Doctor Who relaunch, anything is possible - the precedent has already been set.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by sozboz » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:56 am

I've missed virtually all of this season of programmes on BBC4 and they looked so interesting :(
Oh well, sure to be repeated sometime and thanks to the Brollachan for putting up that clip. Hugo Myatt looks so different!
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Kieran » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:28 am

Ah most fantastic to see. That kind of exposure can only be good. The 'Wyatt' reference was a touch out of place however the rest was well done.

As Malefact said, if an old show can be dusted off from apparently and complete death, and still be successful in today's society, then Knightmare may still have a chance.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Mashibinbin » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:19 am

Many thanks for that, I enjoyed seeing it and the series as a whole would be good fodder, not of the Goblin, variety for a DVD release on its own I reckon.

Hugo looked younger than his time on the show and in Debz's interview and particularly enjoyed his catchphrase.

I can only assume the 'Wyatt' reference was some sort of in-joke we'll likely never know about.

As for a comeback, sure let's give 'pester power'; it can stimulate interest at the very least.
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Re:Knightmare on BBC Four

Post by Becxsmagic » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:22 pm

Nice to see KM getting recognition on TV again, and thanks to Brollachan for letting us see it. I enjoyed the interviews with Tim Child and Hugo Myatt, nice to hear the "Ooh, nasty" once again.
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