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'Knightmare': '80s retro TV series returns for one-off YouTube special

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British cult children's TV show Knightmare will make a return next month on YouTube.

Between August 4-10, more than 100 YouTube creators will be unveiling new videos, series premieres and collaborations as part of the video network's 'Geek Week'.

According to a press release issued today (July 24), it will feature "the best of superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi".

Hugo Myatt as Treguard in Knightmare

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Hugo Myatt as Treguard in Knightmare



In a one-off special, '80s retro TV show Knightmare will screen a brand new episode. It will be produced by the original creator Tim Child.

The episode will feature Isy Suttie and Harry Potter star Jessie Cave, and it will be filmed in the original Norwich studio.

Additionally, each day throughout the week, Red Dwarf's Kryten will give a rundown of the best YouTube Geek Week videos to watch. Plus, viewers will be able to find Top 10 'geeky YouTube' playlists from UK faces like Rachel Riley, Jamie Oliver and Brian Blessed.

Commenting on the event, a spokesperson for the website said: "With more than half of our top 20 non-music channels dedicated to geek culture, YouTube has become a top destination for fans everywhere to create, share and watch geek content.

"We're excited to shine a spotlight on this global community during Geek Week and debut all-new videos and series created by some of our most popular channel partners."

The week of programming will also include 'Blockbuster Sunday', a celebration of characters that have "shaped geek culture", and 'Gaming Thursday', which will enable gamers to watch playthroughs, reviews and demos of new games.

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