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Mark Cheetham

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:14 pm
by MarkCheetham75
Evening all.
Well after lurking around this site under a different user name, its time to reveal myself (Oo-er!)

After signing the guestbook and entering chat in recent weeks, I can say I am Mark Cheetham, who appeared on the programme back in 1987 as an advisor in Dan's team (Team 4.)

It was certainly a shock to see this again and quite a shock to know that there were that many of you who still cared about the show. I must be honest at the time, we didn't think much would become of Knightmare (This was still the first season remember) and so thought that after a brief bit of publicity back in the 1980s (We appeared in "The News" the local paper down in Pompey) we would fade in to obscurity: how wrong we were!

I now live up in Shipley, West Yorks (Closer to our predecessors on the show, Simon and Co from Heckmondwyke) but still go back to Portsmouth every few months to see family. Still in loose contact with Dan and Tom, although I haven't seen Nigel since 1995. Its nice to know that a snap decision we made as twelve year olds back in 1987 (Whether to go left or right) still causes so much mocking. We knew as soon as we finished filming the room that we had made the wrong decision.

Re:Mark Cheetham

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:34 pm
by Fidjit
Seriously,
G'day mate! Names Fidjit, or you can call me Glenn, hope you are a regular visitor here, it gets quite lonely every now and again. Then again I haven't been on this for a while

Re:Mark Cheetham

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:04 pm
by TomDread
Fade into obscurity? You were on one of the greatest CITV shows ever made!! With 8 series made you should be recognised you were on the show, especially with people watching the Challenge series 1 repeats.

Your quest was much better than some teams in the series. It just went dodgy in the room with Folly- Never could understand that guy.

I've a question Mark- were you or teammates shown any painted rooms that were never shown in the series? The last episode made you think if they had edited anything out.

Re:Mark Cheetham

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:18 pm
by Malefact
Hello there! Nice to see you around. I think perhaps the reason why your team's demise is discussed so much is because up until that point you were doing really well (I think yours was the only team ever to get no less than three spells out of Merlin) and looked a strong contender for winning.

Re:Mark Cheetham

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:33 pm
by MarkCheetham75
Dread-Yes, looking back it does seem as if the final quest was edited, but our quest panned out exactly as it was shown, with no "extra" rooms. The only thing we had to film again was our introduction in Treguard's chamber, as we were all, especially Danny, very nervous before the quest got going(The night before Danny was so nervous that we were considering putting another member of the team in as dungeoneer, but they told us that the team had to be as listed, and Dan was listed as Dungeoneer.) We filmed it about 5 times and so when Tom stuttered his name, it was left in as they didnt want to film it again!

Malefact-Like I say, we got calmer as the quest went on, with our start being quite slow. We were just determined to enjoy it, but not rush ourselves, hence our approach of thinking long and hard about everything (Including me hacking the other three off by debating about that fish for quite a while!)

Re:Mark Cheetham

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:00 pm
by TomDread
You and team must've enjoyed being on- i noticed when Casper that talking key kept saying "Danny- well done!" i saw that you were laughing so much you couldn't contain yourself! Shows that Knightmare at that time did have entertaining technology.

Re:Mark Cheetham

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:05 pm
by dontyoulikemypie
Good to see you on here Mark, you're still part of the legend! Only 8 series, 69 teams, so 276 kids on the show and you were one, I'm still jealous my mates couldn't book their holidays at different times and let us go on the show!