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ITV to celebrate 30 years of CITV by airing forgotten childhood classics during 'Old Skool' weekend

CITV will re-air classics such as Fun House and Art Attack

To mark the 30th birthday of ITV children’s brand CITV in 2013 on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 January the CITV channel will be hosting a special ‘Old Skool’ weekend; ITV1 is also set to broadcast a one-off documentary on Saturday 29 December charting the history of the brand.

The ‘Old Skool’ weekend will feature a selection of iconic CITV shows including Fun House, Press Gang, Knightmare, The Raggy Dolls, Count Duckula, Art Attack and Children’s Ward. Additional episodes will also be made available via the ITV Player allowing viewers the chance to re-live their favourite childhood programmes.

Head of programming at CITV, Jamila Metran, commented: “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!”

From its launch on 3 January 1983 CITV has played host to the likes of Roland Rat, Timmy Mallet and Basil Brush. In March 2006 the CITV channel was released offering a wide mix of programming aimed at primary school age children.

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