ITV announces "CITV Old Skool Weekend".

(126 Posts)
Cozy9 Sun 16-Dec-12 23:48:24

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.

hippoCritt Tue 08-Jan-13 21:54:08

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.

Bonbonchance Mon 07-Jan-13 23:44:25

Moondial!!!! Loved that!!!

i wonder if they did it to "test the waters" and see how popular it would be keeps fingers crossed grin

DrCoconut Mon 07-Jan-13 20:34:25

We need a retro kids tv channel. With material from all channels. They could show moondial and I could record it rather than pay the hideous DVD price.

DrCoconut Mon 07-Jan-13 20:28:43

Dramarama was awesome back then, loved it. I remember an episode called torches end about a boy who reads under the bed covers with a torch and discovers that if you crawl down to the end of the bed there is a tunnel of duvet that leads away to an adventure. Another one about a boy who becomes trapped in an old film after trespassing in the shed where it was stored. Looking back some of them have a slight moral theme - the kids who get into scrapes have usually been a pain or disobedient in some way.

I'm going to find the box set of Tomorrow People. Dd was engrossed.
I forgot all about Kristian Schmidd. I had my first major crush on him when I was 10 smile
I'd forgotten about Spatz as well.
Hope they show some more of these.

KenDoddsDadsDog Chile Sun 06-Jan-13 16:12:40

I didn't realise the girl in Woof is now pretty well regarded - was in the Secret of Crickly Hall recently.

im watching woof too. i remember this episode. brilliant programme. love the grandpa grin

they really need to have a retro channel

KenDoddsDadsDog Chile Sun 06-Jan-13 15:19:48

Waiting with 3 year old DD for Woof . Hoping I will be allowed to follow on with Dramarama

i married the biggest geek! im being forced to watch nightmare. dh is sat here laughing away and every now and then i get "i would have loved to have been on this"

hmm

NewAndSparklyMe Sat 05-Jan-13 22:24:32

How did i never realise it was a couple of characters stood in a sandpit?!!!
grin
Oh to be young again when everything was magical, even sandpits smile

Oh yes thats a fair point but really?!! Really?!! How did i never realise it was a couple of characters stood in a sandpit?!!!

NewAndSparklyMe Sat 05-Jan-13 21:41:53

I watched T-Bag, as I used to love that show! I always used to be jealous of the way she managed to just click her fingers and appear wherever it was she wanted to go.
However much I practised, it never bloody worked for me. angry grin
Oh, and you're not SUPPOSED to notice the dodgy scenery when you're small. That's the fantastic thing about being a kid - you just don't notice how crap it all really is, just the sheer brilliance of the programme and stories!
It's only when you get your crap boring adult brain that you start to pick holes in everything. grin

We had it on all day so i saw it all but a lot wasnt actually "watched" iyswim. Was so weird, your mind picks out key parts of a programme when your remembering it but when it comes on you go "ohhhh yesssss i remember this!"

But did anyone catch t- bag? I just did not remember it being filmed infront of such dire scenery backdrops.

ILikeWhisperingToo Sat 05-Jan-13 18:27:15

ARgh here too - only remembered when I saw this thread - missed Count Duckula sad Did catch Geoff Capes in Sooty though! And looking forward to How2 tomorrow loser grin

Oh well. There's still Fraggle rock I suppose.

just read previous posts mother i feel your pain sad

been waiting for this and then forgot! now i've missed supergran sad

My phone won't even let me shout properly.Arrrrgh not Armagh.

TheSilveryTinsellyPussycat Sat 05-Jan-13 13:00:44

Baby David grin Great idea. Pitch it to someone!

Armagh. I forgot about this and now I've missed supergran. sad

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 05-Jan-13 12:35:51

We have just sat and watched super gran, DD is laughing away smile

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 05-Jan-13 00:21:31

Thank you!

SinisterBuggyMonth Sat 05-Jan-13 00:12:53

Just set the recording for this, but really I should be tapping this on VHS.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a channel for retro kids tv all the time, running Grange Hill from the beginning. I've even got the name of the channel - "Baby David"

DillyTante Tue 01-Jan-13 17:58:02

I'm sooo excited!

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