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Robot Wars 

Knockout competition between deadly robots designed and controlled by contestants. There's chainsaws, spikes, and lots of flying metal.
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Pearce ...  Himself - Commentator / ... 40 episodes, 1998-2017
Noel Sharkey Noel Sharkey ...  Himself - Judge 21 episodes, 1999-2017
Dara O Briain ...  Himself - Presenter 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Angela Scanlon Angela Scanlon ...  Herself - Presenter / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Lucy Rogers Lucy Rogers ...  Herself - Judge 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Sethu Vijayakumar Sethu Vijayakumar ...  Himself - Judge 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Craig Charles ...  Himself - Host / ... 20 episodes, 1998-2004
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Knockout competition between deadly robots designed and controlled by contestants. There's chainsaws, spikes, and lots of flying metal.

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2 January 1998 (UK) See more »

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Битвы роботов See more »

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The voiceover at the start of each show and the top and tail of each round ("Roboteers, stand by!" and "3, 2, 1, ACTIVATE!" for example) are all provided by director Stuart McDonald. See more »

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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Halloween (2001) See more »

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Astonishing!

When I was about 5 or 6 my dad told me about a TV show he'd seen that he thought I might enjoy. So we sat down to watch Robot Wars; it was love at first sight and it's remained my favorite TV show ever since.

The show presents some amazingly designed machines and we get to see them all destroy each other in some truly spectacular battles. In addition to the contestant robots, there are also the legendary house robots. All Hail Sir Killalot!

I was absolutely gutted when Robot Wars was taken off the air but those 12 years were worth the wait to see the brand new series.

It was quite different to the original series but I don't think that was necessarily a bad thing. It would definitely have not been the same without the watchful eye of judge Noel Sharkey or the enthusiastic commentary of Jonathan Pearce. If you have an interest in engineering, then Robot Wars is definitely a show you would enjoy.

Sadly this programme has once again been pulled from our screens but we can only hope that it'll return again one day......


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