A review of Children's ITV in 1990, particularly the autumn months when Knightmare Series 4 was broadcast.

Getting Downs with CITV

In early 1990, Jeanne Downs replaced Jerry Foulkes as presenter of Children's ITV and continued into the autumn with Scally the Dog.

Clive Warren presented the Children's ITV summer mornings show.

There was also an updated set and titles for 1990.

Jeanne introduces Episode 15 over the old title music.

Right now, it's time for Knightmare, and four friends from the New Forest (that's in Hampshire) try their luck against the Dungeon Master.

Competition Time

One of the new Series 4 characters, Gundrada (Samantha Perkins), appeared on CITV to announce the results of a competition.

She scares away Scally after telling him she enjoys cutting off heads - especially dogs'!

After the episode, Gundrada releases Scally once he threatens not to show Knightmare again!

Fortress of Assassins

In 1990, the third Knightmare adventure game book, Fortress of Assassins, was published by Corgi at the price of £2.50.

Several adverts were shown at the end of Knightmare episodes.

See more about 'Fortress of Assassins'.

The end for Jeanne

In April 1991, Central regained production rights for Children's ITV, leading to the departure of Jeanne and Scally the Dog.

Speaking in 1998, Jeanne said that Scally now resides at the MOMI (Museum of the Moving Image) in Birmingham and is owned by someone from Live and Kicking.

It was a really fun time in my life and people still say to me that it was one of the best periods of Children's ITV.

However, we did see Jeanne and Scally again at the CITV Birthday Bash in 2003.


See the TV schedules from Friday 7 September 1990 (the date of the first episode of Series 4).

Knightmare was the last programme of the week on Children's ITV during the 1990 series.

How did CITV look in 1991 during Series 5 of Knightmare?

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