Merlin the magician

Series 1

Knightmare Series 1 was formed of 8 episodes. It was shown on Monday afternoons from 7 September – 26 October 1987.


Key facts

New characters

In This Section

Children's ITV - 1987

Children's ITV 1987 studio

A review of Children's ITV in 1987, particularly the autumn months when Knightmare Series 1 was broadcast.

Series 1 Quest 1

Series 1 Quest 1 receives a warning from Treguard in the Corridor of the Catacombs

Team 1: David, James, Lucian and David from Bedfordshire.

Series 1 Quest 2

Series 1 Quest 2 arrive at a Bomb Room.

Team 2: Maeve, Christina, David and Lee from Lancashire.

Series 1 Quest 3

Series 1 Quest 3 receive help from Casper the Key at the Moving Keyhole

Team 3: Simon, Simon, Jonathan and Steven from Yorkshire.

Series 1 Quest 4

Series 1 Quest 4. Danny lands in the serpent's stomach.

Team 4: Danny, Nigel, Tom and Mark from Portsmouth.

Series 1 Quest 5

Series 1 Quest 5. Helen is watched by a suspicious Giant as she enters his lair.

Team 5: Helen, Anthony, Jon-Paul and Claire from Mid Glamorgan.

Series 1 Quest 6

Series 1 Quest 6. Richard examines a bottle labelled Sniff in the Level 3 clue room.

Team 6: Richard, Jonathan, Paul and Edward from West Yorkshire.

Series 1: Characters

Merlin the magician

How many characters do you remember from the first series of Knightmare? See the first character list from 1987.

Series 1: Dungeon

The level one dungeon shield room.

The original Knightmare dungeon is formed of authentic handpainted artwork by David Rowe with added graphics and effects.

Series 1: Teams

Series 1 Quest 6. Richard examines a bottle labelled Sniff in the Level 3 clue room.

Series 1 featured six teams across eight episodes, with no winning quests.

Trailer for Knightmare Series 1

TV trailer for Knightmare before Series 1

How was Knightmare advertised before its first episode? Here is a chance to find out.