Fun House, Sooty and My Parents Are Aliens... Fraggle Rock, How 2, Press Gang and Knightmare... Rainbow, Children's Ward and Woof! CITV is showing them all (and more) this weekend - but which one is best?
This weekend CITV is celebrating its 30th birthday by doing something quite special, dedicating the channel to Britain’s favourite pastime…nostalgia.
That’s right, it’s time to pull out the Panini sticker album, whack on a Pop Tart and shout “You’ve Been Tangoed” because for two whole days you’re invited to enter a total immersion childhood environment.
A world where big-haired Pat Sharp presents Fun House, “a real whacky show where anything will go”, and Virtual Reality is pushed to its very early 90s limits in the digital quest for crap prizes that is Knightmare. A place where no one blinks an eye at a boy turning into a dog (and then a naked boy again) in Woof! and the idea of two creepy ragdolls like Rosie and Jim not only living on a barge together – but being televised – is acceptable.
Yes, the past was a strange time, but we loved it. Animated ducks became minor European royalty, and the elderly were given superpowers. For some reason we gave the time of day to a talking Hippo called George and his friend Zippy, and forget Ibiza, Button Moon was everyone’s favourite holiday destination.
But with such a choice collection of televisual treats to choose from, could one CITV show really be better than all the others? Well, that is a decision that we want you to try and make.
Below, you’ll find the schedule for this weekend’s programmes (you’re welcome), and a poll inviting you to nail your colours to the mast in this essential scientific poll. Please note you are voting on the best show on TV this weekend (we know that some classics are not being screened for rights reasons – feel free to mention them in the comments).
Who will emerge victorious to be awarded a £5 record token and a can of Tab Clear… that, as they say… is up to you…
CITV is Sky channel 621, Freeview 72 and Freesat 734
Saturday 5 January
09:25 Mike & Angelo 09:50 Super Gran 10:15 Wizadora 10:30 T-Bag 10:50 Engie Benjy 11:05 The Raggy Dolls 11:15 Puddle Lane 11:35 Count Duckula 12:00 The Sooty Show 12:25 Art Attack 12:40 The Big Bang 13:00 Finders Keepers 13:30 Fun House 14:00 Knightmare 14:30 Fraggle Rock 15:00 The Worst Witch 15:30 Woof! 16:00 Dramarama 16:30 Press Gang 17:00 The Tomorrow People 17:30 Children’s Ward
Sunday 6 January
09:25 Mike & Angelo 09:50 Spatz 10:10 Huxley Pig 10:30 Rainbow 10:50 Button Moon 11:05 The Riddlers 11:15 Rosie & Jim 11:35 Dangermouse 12:00 Sooty & Co 12:25 How 2 12:40 Finger Tips 13:00 Jungle Run 13:30 Fun House 14:00 Knightmare 14:30 Fraggle Rock 15:00 My Parents are Aliens 15:30 Woof! 16:00 Dramarama 16:30 Press Gang 17:00 The Tomorrow People 17:30 Children’s Ward