Knightmare in TV listings (1980s and 1990s)

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Knightmare in TV listings (1980s and 1990s)

Post by Drassil » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:01 pm

Creating a new topic following these posts:
I wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:36 pm
Somebody has tweeted the TV listings from 21st December 1990.
Robin wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:56 pm
I haven't seen that many of these tv listings for Knightmare since their original publication. I wonder if this is the first one to name the team members in it?

I recall seeing a TV listings scan on Twitter the other week that named Julie's team from Series 3 (1989). Despite a lot of searching, I cannot find it now so we'll have to discount that.

With thanks to Adrian Dalby again, this scan from Friday 23rd November 1990 names all of Team 6, the Series 4 winners.

The Christmas 1988 issue of Radio Times covers the last episode of Series 2 (Monday 19 December 1988, page 56) but goes for gender and nationality - 'four young lassies from Scotland' - over names.

This October 1988 release may give us an idea of the level of detail which Anglia TV released to the press for possible inclusion in TV listings (from Series 2 onwards if not Series 1), even if all that information didn't make it into print.

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Re: Knightmare in TV listings (1980s and 1990s)

Post by Mashibinbin » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:44 pm

Great stuff, thanks for retreiving that information. It's nice that the teams were, sometimes at least, viewed on equal terms by the media to the bona fida stars of the Dunhelm players Hugo, John, Mark et al.

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Re: Series 4 - Episode 16

Post by s4t8brett » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:13 pm

Possibly the first series, Mashibinbin; I think the TV Times entries listed other team members for series four. Also, we had a photo taken with Treguard and Pickle by a press photographer and she sent it to our local papers, which seemed to be standard routine.

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Re: Knightmare in TV listings (1980s and 1990s)

Post by Drassil » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:15 pm

Here are some more tweets with scans of TV listings that feature Knightmare. Some of these are brilliant as sources of publicity photos we were previously unaware of.

For convenience, I've included the ones I posted about earlier.

TV Times, 12th October 1987: Series 1 Episode 6

TV Times, 5th September 1988: Series 2 Episode 1; photo of Gretel and Folly

Radio Times, 17th October 1988: Series 2 Episode 7; includes article about catacombite

Radio Times, 12th December 1988: Series 2 Episode 15

Radio Times, 19th December 1988: Series 2 Episode 16

TV Times, 8th September 1989: Series 3 Episode 1; photos of Velda and Treguard

TV Times, 15th September 1989: Series 3 Episode 2; photo of Merlin

TV Times, 22nd September 1989: Series 3 Episode 3

TV Times, 29th September 1989: Series 3 Episode 4; photo of Folly being menaced by the Troll (obviously a Series 2 photo)

TV Times, 6th October 1989: Series 3 Episode 5

TV Times, 13th October 1989: Series 3 Episode 6

TV Times, 20th October 1989: Series 3 Episode 7; photo of Mellisandre

TV Times, 27th October 1989: Series 3 Episode 8

TV Times, 3rd November 1989: Series 3 Episode 9

TV Times, 10th November 1989: Series 3 Episode 10

TV Times, 17th November 1989: Series 3 Episode 11; I like the description of Treguard

TV Times, 24th November 1989: Series 3 Episode 12; photo of Hordriss

TV Times, 15th December 1989: Series 3 Episode 15

TV Times, 7th September 1990: Series 4 Episode 1; photo of Treguard and Pickle

TV Times, 14th September 1990: Series 4 Episode 2; spot the typo

TV Times, 21st September 1990: Series 4 Episode 3

TV Times, 28th September 1990: Series 4 Episode 4; photo of Fatilla

TV Times, 5th October 1990: Series 4 Episode 5; long description that refers to Dunswater and the Tower of Time

TV Times, 12th October 1990: Series 4 Episode 6; photo of Motley

TV Times, 19th October 1990: Series 4 Episode 7; photo of Gundrada and Mellisandre; unusually, episode description gives the dungeoneer's full name

TV Times, 26th October 1990: Series 4 Episode 8; refers to 'the annual Knightmare competition'

TV Times, 2nd November 1990: Series 4 Episode 9

TV Times, 9th November 1990: Series 4 Episode 10

TV Times, 16th November 1990: Series 4 Episode 11; note the photo/caption mismatch in the Channel 4 section

TV Times, 23rd November 1990: Series 4 Episode 12

TV Times, 30th November 1990: Series 4 Episode 13

TV Times, 7th December 1990: Series 4 Episode 14

TV Times, 14th December 1990: Series 4 Episode 15

TV Times, 21st December 1990: Series 4 Episode 16

Radio Times, 6th September 1991: Series 5 Episode 1; photo of Pickle

Radio Times, 13th September 1991: Series 5 Episode 2; photo of Hordriss

Radio Times, 20th September 1991; Series 5 Episode 3; no details of episode

Radio Times, 27th September 1991; Series 5 Episode 4; no details of episode

Radio Times, 4th October 1991; Series 5 Episode 5; photo of Lord Fear

Radio Times, 11th October 1991; Series 5 Episode 6

Radio Times, 18th October 1991; Series 5 Episode 7; no details of episode

Radio Times, 25th October 1991; Series 5 Episode 8; photo of Gwendoline with Smirkenorff

Radio Times, 1st November 1991; Series 5 Episode 9; no details of episode

Radio Times, 8th November 1991; Series 5 Episode 10; photo of Skarkill

Radio Times, 29th November 1991; Series 5 Episode 13; photo of Pickle and Elita

Radio Times, 20th December 1991; Series 5 Episode 16

Radio Times, 13th November 1992; Series 6 Episode 10; includes dungeoneer's full name

Radio Times, 9th September 1994: Series 8 Episode 1; photo of Treguard and Majida with description referring to the Brollachan for some reason

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