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From 84- 89 it was Wide awake club, 89 - 90 it was Wac90.
gottago2,808 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Even when I look back at when I used to watch it as a kid, I realise how patronising CBBC could be in contrast to CITV at the time

I've always thought this, even as a child I felt CBBC was incredibly middle class. I do actually think CITV benefitted from coming out of Birmingham. I found it a lot more relatable growing up.
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Brekkie31,391 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I don't really remembering favouring one over the other though do agree with your assessment gottago. The BBC was king of Saturday mornings (until SM:tv came along) but in the week the CBBC shows I remember most are the ones after 5pm, once CITV went off air.

It's easy to get nostalgic about these things, especially considering todays kids have grown up with the channels rather than the strands. It'll be interesting to see what ITV do with Thunderbirds in regards airing it on the main channel - they've given it far too big a marketing push for it to just be a CITV programme.
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VMPhil9,611 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Even when I look back at when I used to watch it as a kid, I realise how patronising CBBC could be in contrast to CITV at the time

I've always thought this, even as a child I felt CBBC was incredibly middle class. I do actually think CITV benefitted from coming out of Birmingham. I found it a lot more relatable growing up.

I loved the CITV of that late 90s/early 00s era. Real shame it was undone so quickly. Looking back at some of the clips now, it's very shouty and over the top, but it seemed much better than CBBC at the time. It was very lucky that they had SMTV Live blow up around the same time too, so they were winning weekdays and weekends (in my mind at least!). Of course a couple years later the CBBC Channel launched and that was the beginning of the end.