YouTube reviving classic children’s show ‘Knightmare’

Knightmare for YouTube special

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Classic CITV show ‘Knightmare’ is to return with original cast for a one-off online special as part of the Google-owned site YouTube’s Geek Week.

Original series creator Tim Child will come out of retirement to produce the 30-minute special of the popular children’s favourite, which will headline a week of around 100 YouTube creators sci-fi, fantasy and animation-led content scheduled to run from 4 – 10th August.

The retro series centred on a team of children attempting to navigate a series of challenges and dungeons set in a CGI fantasy castle.

Hugo Myatt will reprise his role as Treguard the Dungeon Master, along with Mark B Knight who played the show’s villain Lord Fear.

Isy Suttie (Peep Show) and Jessie Cave (Harry Potter) will also be joining the cast which will be produced in its original Norwich-based Anglia Television studio.

Tim Child said: “When I got the first contact email I thought it was some weird variant of the classic Nigerian web-scam’. Even now I still can’t believe it.’