RIP CITV – a reflection on 10 of CITV’s most iconic shows

Once CBBC’s edgier and more chaotic cousin, CITV took a less educational tone than its cleaner counterpart, combatting charity driven shows like Blue Peter with sketch comedy shows like SM:TV Live.

Although many of CITV's most popular shows will remain available to watch on its new designated corner of ITVX, let us take a look back on the most iconic shows from their 40 years of programming...

Children’s TV show HOW returns with new presenters Vick Hope, Sam Homewood and Frankie Vu

The new series has taken the classic show and adapted it for a new digital generation aimed at the 6-10-year-old age group.

TV and radio presenter Vick Hope has made a name for herself as a backstage presenter for X Factor in 2019 and is a former Capital Breakfast presenter, she has also presented Crufts, The Voice UK, Trending Live and FYI Daily. Hope was also a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 and is also a published author and journalist.

Russell T Davies celebrates his TV career with RTS Wales

Russell T Davies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Credit: Aaron Lowe Photography)

RTS Cymru Wales Chair Judith Winnan made the award at the end of a sold-out event at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to mark the RTS Centre’s 60th anniversary.

The multi-award-winning writer and regenerator of Doctor Who had been discussing his career with Gethin Jones. The TV presenter met Davies when he was working on Blue Peter 15 years ago – and went on to appear in Doctor Who, albeit as a Dalek and Cyberman.