Thursday, December 20, 2012

CITV celebrates 30th birthday with ‘Old Skool’ weekend

ITV’s children’s brand CITV celebrates its 30th birthday in 2013. To mark the occasion, ITV1 will air a documentary on 29th December 2012 charting the history of the brand, and the CITV channel will be holding an action packed ‘Old Skool’ weekend on 5th and 6th January 2013.

From 9:25am to 6pm on the 5th and 6th January 2013, CITV will be broadcasting a selection of its iconic shows including Fun House, Press Gang, Knightmare, The Raggy Dolls, Count Duckula, Art Attack and Children's Ward. Additional episodes will also be available to view and rent online at for an exclusive period giving viewers the chance to re-live their favourite childhood programmes.

Jamila Metran, Head of Programming, CITV said: “We are very proud of CITV’s heritage, and look forward to bringing back all the old favourites for this one-off, not to be missed event and show the kids what their parents watched when they were young!”

Children’s Ward launched not only the acting careers of many Coronation Street actors (Jane Danson, Alan Hansell, Tina O’Brien, Steven Arnold and Vicky Binns), but was also key to the launch of the writing careers of Kay Mellor, Russell T Davies and Paul Abbott.

Press Gang was a drama that gave us the likes of Julia Sawalaha, Dexter Fletcher, Lucy Benjamin and launched the writing career of Steven Moffat. Over 5 years it had some of the hardest hitting storylines on CITV.

CITV's ‘Old Skool’ weekend takes place on 5th and 6th January 2013. 

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