TV played a huge part in our young lives. Certain programmes had us glued to the screen, but which ones made the biggest impact? You know you're a child of the 90s when you watched these TV programmes…

1. Gladiators

90s TV: Gladiators

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This defining gameshow of the 90s ensured we tuned into ITV every Saturday night. Contenders took on the strong, powerful Gladiotors in physical challenges, in the hope of beating the show’s stars. We’ve never forgotten the dreaded Eliminator course! All the boys loved Jet and we were terrified of Wolf!

 

2. Sabrina the Teenage Witch

90's TV: Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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We loved this comedy series when it hit our screens in the 90s. Sabrina, played by Melissa Joan Hart, was a teenage half-witch who lived with her 600-year-old aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Then there was her talking cat, Salem – and, of course, who could forget her hunky boyfriend, Nate? Swoon!

 

3. Byker Grove

90s TV: BBC Autumn Byker Grove

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This long-running BBC1 drama set in Newcastle always had us gripped. The programme was set in an out-of-school youth club and saw a host of British stars pass through its doors, including Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Jill Halfpenny, Donna Air and Charlie Hunnam.

 

4. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
90s TV: Fresh Prince of Bel Air

The Fresh Prince was arguably Will Smith’s big TV break. The show centered around a fictional character who was taken in by his wealthy aunt and uncle in Bel Air, Los Angeles, after getting in a fight. We loved his cousin Carlton’s dancing. And who doesn’t know all the words to the theme tune?!

 

5. My So-Called Life

90s TV: My So-Called Life

This brilliant programme was sadly axed after just one series, but we loved watching the trials and tribulations of teenager Angela Chase and her friends. With a star-studded cast, including Claire Danes and Jared Leto, we adored her love interest Jordan Catalano, and wanted to be Angela!

 

6. Friends

90s TV: the Friends cast

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We think we could recite all 238 episodes of this timeless sit-com! Who didn’t want Ross and Rachel to be together? And let’s not forget what happened between Monica and Chandler in London! With amazing guest-stars and brilliant comedic timing, we always made sure we tuned in to F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

 

7. SMTV Live

90s TV: SMTV Live - DEELEY, Donnelly AND MCPARTLIN

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This classic Saturday-morning TV show got us out of bed at the weekend. The presenters’ comedy sketches made us laugh and they aired all our favourite cartoons. What a winner!

 

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

90s TV: Buffy series 6

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This dark, riveting, series never failed to have us gripped. The show centered around Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character Buffy, who was chosen by fate to fight evil forces. With a strong supporting cast, we couldn’t help but fall for Angel – the vampire with a heart.

 

9. Dawson’s Creek

90s TV: Dawsons Creek

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We tuned in each week to watch Dawson and his group of friends overcome their teenage problems through high school and then college. We loved Pacey’s cheeky character and his heart of gold. Were we the only ones who needed a dictionary to understand what they were saying, though?!

 

10. Saved By The Bell

90s TV: Jimmy Fallon Reunites 'Saved by the Bell Cast'

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This classic American TV show was set in a high school and followed the lives of its students and principal, Mr Belding. While the show was light-hearted, it also touched on serious issues, too. Which characters did you adore? We fancied preppy Zack and jock AC Slater!

 

11. The Queen’s Nose

90s TV: The Queens Nose Screen shot 2015-02-23 at 13.15.20Oh, how we wished rubbing the Queen’s nose on a 50p piece really did make wishes come true! Based on Dick King Smith’s book, we enjoyed watching Harmony Parker battle with her vain sister Melody, and loved that she pictured her family and friends as animals.

 

Which 90s TV programmes do you miss?