White Knuckle Tour


I worked for ITV from 1999 to 2009.  I almost always worked on live programmes, everything from news and sport, to general elections.

Just about the most fun I had was with Children's ITV. At the time, CITV broadcast on the main ITV national channel from 1530 to 1715 weekdays. Now of course, itís got a digital channel all for itself.

During the summer CITV went on tour around theme parks. In between programmes there would be live links, with a performance from a pop band, or the presenters riding on a roller coaster.

I worked on these programmes for two seasons, and Iíve not had so much fun before or since. It was a great challenge, setting up stages and microwave links. It was a real team effort.

Anyhow, all good things come to an end. CITV dropped live continuity, and a few years later, CITV itself left the main ITV channel.

Here are some of my pictures from behind the scenes.



Click here to meet the CITV team

2001 Tour Dates

3rd August    Drayton Manor

10th August   Alton Towers

17th August   Oakwood Park

24th August   Chessington

31st August   Thorpe Park

Click here for the CITV website