A review of Children's ITV in 1988, particularly the autumn months when Knightmare Series 2 was broadcast.
In 1988, Mark Granger took over the presenting role. Andi Peters (before he went to Children's BBC) stood in for Mark during his holidays.
We also saw Mark wearing an original, limited edition Knightmare sweatshirt with the glow-in-the-dark life force symbol.
Also in 1988, Matthew Corbett made a studio appearance with Sooty, who said he found Knightmare too scary!
Competition: Design a Dungeon Room
Children's ITV launched a competition to design a dungeon room for Knightmare. Treguard provided the details.
Imagine, if you will, an entirely new chamber for my dungeon, created from your own thoughts, complete with doors and puzzles, and then paint it or sketch it for me.
Treguard (Hugo Myatt) appeared on Children's ITV on Monday 14th November 1988 to announce the six winners, who were to receive the Knightmare sweatshirt and the (first) Knightmare book. Treguard faded away to return to Knightmare Castle for that day's episode.
David Rowe performed a master class on dungeon room design at the 2014 Knightmare Convention.
Interview with first winners
Straight after the episode of the first ever winning team, the CITV presenter spoke to dungeoneer Mark Wickson on the telephone.
- Presenter: "Did you think the dungeon was unbeatable."
- Mark: "Yeah, because no-one before had ever done it, so it was really nerve-racking."
- Presenter: "Would you fancy having another go?"
- Mark: "Yeah, I would because no adventure is ever the same."
See the TV schedules from Monday 5 September 1988, the date of the first episode of Series 2.
- Competition: Adam Battersby
- Merchandise: Billy Hicks