30 Years of CITV

30 Years of CITV
Radio Times
Review by:
Emma Sturgess

There’s a world of difference between good and bad kids’ TV, and even if the allegiance of your youth was to The Other Side, there’s no denying that CiTV has been home to some crackers. Along with the starlets who became stars when they moved to programmes like Coronation Street, there’s an awful lot of behind-the-scenes talent to be celebrated. Children’s Ward, for example, was created by Paul Abbot and Kay Mellor and scripted by writers including Russell T Davies. Press Gang — which inspired many journalists of a certain age — was Sherlock and Who genius Steven Moffat’s first work for television. And then, of course, there was Art Attack, Knightmare and SMTV Live. Igglepiggle who?

About this programme

Vernon Kay narrates the story of the children's programme strand, originally shown to celebrate its 30th anniversary, looking back at popular shows such as Dangermouse, Art Attack and Knightmare. With contributors from the former stars of CITV including Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton, Stephen Mulhern, Michael Underwood, Christopher Biggins and Matthew Kelly.

Cast and crew

Cast

Narrator
Vernon Kay
Contributor
Anthony McPartlin
Contributor
Declan Donnelly
Contributor
Holly Willoughby
Contributor
Fearne Cotton
Contributor
Stephen Mulhern
Contributor
Michael Underwood
Contributor
Christopher Biggins
Contributor
Matthew Kelly

Crew

Director
Ali Lynch
Executive Producer
Mark Robinson
Producer
Ali Lynch
Categories
Documentary

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