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Digital channel CITV steps back in time during the weekend of the 5th and 6th January 2013. From 9:25am through to 6pm on both days, the channel will showcase some of the best children's programming from the heyday of CITV. Of note is the absence of anything since 2006 - the year the CITV channel was born, but also the year when ITV largely abandoned children's programming.
Here's what you can expect:
Saturday 5th January 2013
9:25am Mike and Angelo (1990) 9:50 Super Gran (second episode, 1985) 10:15 Wizadora (last episode, 1998) 10:30 T-Bag (1987) 10:50 Engie Benjy (s3, ep1, 2004) 11:05 The Raggy Dolls (1994) 11:15 Puddle Lane (1986) 11:35 Count Duckula (1991) 12:00noon The Sooty Show (1986) 12:25pm Art Attack (1992) 12:40 The Big Bang (1997) 1:00 Finders Keepers (1991) 1:30 Fun House (1994) 2:00 Knightmare (1993) 2:30 Fraggle Rock (1983) 3:00 The Worst Witch (1998) 3:30 Woof! [Eric] (first episode, 1989) 4:00 Dramarama: Blackbird Singing In The Dead of Night (1988) 4:30 Press Gang (first episode) 5:00 The Tomorrow People (1992) 5:30 Children's Ward (2000)
Sunday 6th January 2013
9:25am Mike and Angelo 9:50 Spatz (1992) 10:10 Huxley Pig 10:30 Rainbow (1984) 10:50 Button Moon (1985) 11:05 The Riddlers 11:15 Rosie and Jim (first episode, 1990) 11:35 Dangermouse (1986) 12:00noon Sooty & Co (1993) 12:25pm How 2 (1995) 12:40 Fingertips (2002) 1:00 Jungle Run (2001) 1:30 Fun House (1995) 2:00 Knightmare (1993) 2:30 Fraggle Rock (1983) 3:00 My Parents are Aliens (2005) 3:30 Woof [Rex] (1993) 4:00 Dramarama: Back to Front (1989) 4:30 Press Gang (last episode) 5:00 The Tomorrow People (1992) 5:30 Children's Ward (unknown)
Looks amazing. And shows how far kids TV has fallen in this country.
Some dramarama episodes are on you tube, gutted to not be able to watch the rest of children's ward. I don't think there are children's dramas currently who feature issues and emotions are there? Only Tracy beaker and that is painful to watch. Also on Sunday's episode of children's ward the doctor gave a boy a kiss as he left the ward, if that happened today they would be a daily mail headline.