UK broadcaster ITV will this weekend dedicate its daytime schedule to its library of classic children’s TV shows to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CITV.
The programming block, which begins tomorrow morning, will see old shows such as Rainbow, Dangermouse and Art Attack return to CITV for one weekend only.
“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,” said Jamila Metran, CITV’s head of programming.
The programming block will also feature series conceived by UK writers who have gone on to find success worldwide. For example, Children’s Ward was directed by Shameless creator Paul Abbot and written by Russell T Davies, who went on to revive Dr Who for the BBC.