stevewilde73 wrote:I also remember when channel 5 picked up the knight rider re-runs in the mid 90's and showed
those awful short versions that made no sense at all! They used to call it 'big hair day' and
kids would draw pics and send them in of...basically stick men with big hair lol...
It wasn't the mid 90's though. Channel 5 first opened in March 1997, and seasons 1-3, plus the season 4 opener
were shown on Saturday mornings, as part of the "Milkshake" programming strand. The presenter (who, IIRC,
previously hosted links on Nickelodeon in the UK ... his name I don't recall) often referred to "Michael Knight
and his big hair!". At the time they were showing the full length syndicated episodes, with minor edits.
As I recall, Channel 5 showed the shorter episodes, in an afternoon or teatime slot. These were the same cut
down, heavily edited versions of the episodes that ITV showed in the late 1980's in an early Monday evening
slot after the regional news as a cheap filler slotted in before The Krypton Factor came on at 7pm.