19 CITV Programmes Every '90s Kid Rushed Home For

The perfect end to a day at primary school.

  1. 1

    Bernard's Watch

    With his watch that could stop time, Bernard was living the dream – though it was annoying that he behaved so well with his powers!

  2. 2

    My Parents Are Aliens

    Definitely the show that put it all in perspective for us as we started to grow up a little and call our parents embarrassing.

  3. 3

    Jungle Run

    Jungle Run made kids as work as a team to reach a trophy and get prizes – although it always did seem a bit cruel when they were shut in and told they hadn't won anything after enduring all those challenges.

  4. 4


    Finally! A trading cards franchise aimed at young girls - it helped that Sakura had the best costumes too!

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    From the annoyingly catchy theme tune to the card game which quickly got banned from school playgrounds across the country, Pokemon was everything!

  6. 6

    Horrid Henry

    Henry was a horrible kid, and the message was clearly to not behave like him, but that didn't stop us from avidly watching him and wishing we had the guts.

  7. 7

    Dexter's Lab

    Dexter gave everyone their first taste of what it would be like to master science - such a shame secondary school science turned out to be nothing like it!

  8. 8

    Girls In Love

    Jacqueline Wilson's books were a major childhood staple and when they were made into a TV show, young girls across the country rushed to see Ellie, Magda and Nadine in person.

  9. 9

    Watership Down

    Veering between cute and terrifying, Watership Down will stay with us forever.

  10. 10

    The Worst Witch

    Before Pottermania seized the world, there was Mildred Hubble as the Worst Witch, and she gave us a first taste of loving magical boarding schools that stayed with us for the rest of our lives.

  11. 11

    Scooby-Doo Mysteries

    At about 4.15 every day after school you could hear kids across the country howling Scooby-dooby-dooooooooooooo!

  12. 12

    Hey Arnold

    Kids in the '00s knew Helga, Gerald and Arnold as well as their own friends, it was on so often.

  13. 13


    Digimon. Digital monsters. Digimon are the CHAMPIONS.

  14. 14

    The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

    It was always too hard to pick a favourite character from the Hundred Acre Wood - they were all too lovable!

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    Somehow, recess always seemed much more fun than playtime.

  16. 16

    Rosie And Jim

    Rosie and Jim were lovable - if a bit terrifying now - puppets who lived on a barge.

  17. 17

    Sonic X

    The games came out way before '90s kids' time, but that doesn't mean Sonic's legend didn't live on in his shortlived TV show.

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    Another one that had trading cards and games to go along with, we all remember and love Yu-Gi-Oh and the franchise that the programme was a huge part of.

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    Sooty & Co

    Sooty and Sweep were always making mischief, but they're staples of every UK childhood no matter how much trouble they got into.

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