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ITV announces "CITV Old Skool Weekend".

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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.

wintera Sun 16-Dec-12 23:51:01

Oh my god that looks fab! Press gang was my all time favourite. I loved that when it was on.

Art attack? Is it with Neil Buchanan?!

I've been seeing Art Attack on Disney Channel and its shit. I refuse to let my toddler see the mess and sham it has become.

ReindeerOutdoors Sun 16-Dec-12 23:53:12

I forgot about that annoying show 'Mike and Angelo'! Weird trip down memory lane smile

would it be wrong to do nothing but watch tv all weekend and force the dcs to watch too? this was my childhood!

ReindeerOutdoors Sun 16-Dec-12 23:54:11

And t-bag! Loved it!

custardismyhamster Sun 16-Dec-12 23:54:36

Marks place so I can tell parents tomorrow grin

SellotapeInMyHairExtensions Sun 16-Dec-12 23:55:03

Oh I'll be sending the DC to their granny for the weekend so I can watch in peace!

Cheddars Sun 16-Dec-12 23:56:27

Fraggle Rock and Dangermouse for me. smile

super gran, t-bag and knightmare grin

LadyIsabellasHollyWreath Mon 17-Dec-12 00:02:54

Ooh, I'm going to watch the Press Gang episodes with DD - huge Steven Moffat fan but never seen PG - if we both enjoy it I'll shell out for the DVDs.

We have the complete Dangermouse box set - best 25 quid I ever spent, every bit as good as I remember and the DCs love it.

scarlettsmummy2 Mon 17-Dec-12 00:02:56

T bag was my favourite!

SinisterBuggyMonth Mon 17-Dec-12 01:25:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MurderOfGoths Mon 17-Dec-12 01:34:15


I really hope they put all of that on catch up! We don't have a TV license, so that's the only way we can watch it and I so want to see Knightmare again

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 17-Dec-12 01:39:14

What about Bodger and Badger, Funny Bones, The Demon Headmaster and ChuckleVision? sad

Unless that wasn't actually CITV of course...

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 17-Dec-12 01:40:31

DP has just informed me they were BBC... blush

MurderOfGoths Mon 17-Dec-12 01:40:39

Demon Headmaster was BBC wasn't it? Our headmaster at primary school looked identical to the demon headmaster, we were all pretty scared of him

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 17-Dec-12 01:41:32

Yep turned out to be BBC. sad

That would have been bloody scary, I think I probably would have refused to go to school!

MurderOfGoths Mon 17-Dec-12 01:44:03

If we could have got away wit it we would have! grin

Do you remember a show from around the same time, probably also BBC, something about a magical 50p coin that granted wishes?

IvanaNapAfterChristmasDinner Mon 17-Dec-12 01:44:04

That does look amazing- thanks for that!

IvanaNapAfterChristmasDinner Mon 17-Dec-12 01:45:09

The Queens Nose, Murder?
Actress is in Foyles War now iirc

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 17-Dec-12 01:51:00

Couldn't remember it but DP did!

OwllwOOwllwO Mon 17-Dec-12 01:55:38

OMG!!! Button Moon! Fraggle Rock! Looooove it!

If the BBC did this I'd love to watch the whole series of The Animals of Farthing Wood.

TenPercenter Mon 17-Dec-12 02:03:49

I'm so watching all of this <sad>

IvanaNapAfterChristmasDinner Mon 17-Dec-12 02:05:41

Am now singing Bodger and Badger, Schro hmm

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