CiTV Old Skool Weekend (5th and 6th of January)

Anyone going to be watching this? I'm going to try and catch as much of it as I can.

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
 
This could be good fun. I'd love to see how Mike & Angelo has aged, and also Tomorrow People.

I've said for years that CBBC and CITV should show classics at night for 30 somethings.
 
Whilst CBBC had a few shows that I liked, I probably stood in Camp CITV as a kid. Everything is so fleeting though! I'd want doubles of at least half of those shows. A full day of SMTV is due at some point, surely?!

I'm definitely camping out for the majority of this. Too good to miss! Although, it's missing 'Bernard's Watch'. Bernard used to fuck me off, but the show entranced me. Also, we must remember that CITV got the better imports too - Pokemon and Sabrina! The celebratory look-back show was great too - I never realised that Art Attack was so popular across the globe! Wouldn't have minded an episode of ZZZap! either.

God, I'm singing the theme tune to The Worst Witch. AND I CAN REMEMBER EVERY WORD.
 
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I LOVED THE WORST WITCH. I stanned for Miss Hardbroom so much, she was such a fierce lesbian.
 
The Worst Witch is hilarious. I loved when Nickelodeon UK purchased the rights just because Sabrina had been popular. The New Worst Witch with that cheap recast version of Mrs Hardbroom... honestly.
 
Oh, The New Worst Witch was such a letdown. I actually found the younger cast to be quite likeable but the whole series had a cheap and nasty vibe about it and that new Miss Hardbroom was terrible.

I'm enjoying this weekend so far but it does seem a bit half-hearted. They would have been better making it an evening thing over the course of a week, and having some of the old presenters back.
 
Puddle Lane just happened to be one of the episodes I have on an old VHS.

I'm not so bothered about My Parents Are Aliens as they show it every day anyway.
 
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Wait, where the fuck is:


Pokemon, Wolves, Witches & Giants, Bernard's Watch, As Told By Ginger, Cardcaptors, Cow & Chicken, Dexter's Lab, Grisly Tales, Hey Arnold, Hilltop Hospital, I Am Weasel, Recess, Rugrats, Sabrina, Sailor Moon, Sylvester & Tweety, Tazmania, Totally Spies and Power Rangers?!!
 
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I'll keep an eye out. I'm still pissed that there are none of those iconic 90's cartoons there though. Power Rangers and Pokemon defined my childhood.
 
ITV still show Pokémon but it wouldn't surprise me if some satellite channel had the rights to Power Rangers now.

There really should be regular showings of old programmes on evenings and weekends.
 
I agree, The New Worst Witch was very cheap, tacky and horrible - I think it's because they filmed it in the UK where as the previous series was filmed in Canada.

Yeah, Nickelodeon owns the rights to Power Rangers now. The rest of the shows mentioned by Hags are either owned by Nickelodeon, Disney or Cartoon Network I believe.
 
There are a few late 90s shows that I'm disappointed they aren't airing. Does anyone remember Out of Sight? I think it was a shortlived series, that invisibility spray was fucking cool, though. Also, Whizziwig? And Zzzap! As I got older, I became more of a CBBC viewer, to be honest.

I agree, The New Worst Witch was very cheap, tacky and horrible - I think it's because they filmed it in the UK where as the previous series was filmed in Canada.
I think only a few outdoorsy episodes were filmed in Canada. It was a Canadian co-production so I think they wanted to make use of the production team there but it was primarily filmed in the UK. Such a great show, though. They'd probably never invest in an expensive production like that nowadays which is part of the reason why kids TV is so shit nowadays.
 
No Cardcaptors *cry*, I missed today, but Button Moon and Jungle Run tomorrow, hell yeah!
I loved that! Although, if I'm not mistaken, they kept repeating the same set of episodes after a while and so I gave up on it. The same thing happened with the Dragonball series on Cartoon Network. I got into Digimon for a bit but it felt like I was cheating on Pokemon.
 
I think I might have got confused with The Worst Witch then. I just remember the set for The New Worst Witch looking really cheap - it didn't look like a proper castle anymore.

I adored Cardcaptors, the only anime I really liked other than Pokemon.
 

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