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Running between 1987 and 1994 on ITV, Knightmare was a bizarre mix of early computer-generation and hand-drawn fantasy animation based in a world of dungeons and dragons. The main lure of the show was not the prospect of watching young kids waddling around for 30 minutes with a silly mask (the infamous helmet of justice) blinding them from danger, but rather the dominating and mysterious figure of Treguard of Dunshelm, played by experienced thesp Hugo Myatt.

Treguard's job was to assist the kids (known as dungeoneers) as they trapsed through levels of dodgy bluescreen animation, warning them of the dangers that lay ahead. A neutral figure in the battle between "The Powers That Be" and the young kids, you were never sure whether he was good or evil. With his rather wet/wimpish assistant Pickle The Elf and his glorious catchphrase "ooh nasty!", Treguard was the sort of bonkers character that could only have been created during the '80s, when broadcasters were pumping silly money into children's TV.

Click along our gallery for a trip down memory lane with Knightmare's Treguard:

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