Robot Wars (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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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Pearce ...
 Himself - Commentator (9 episodes, 1998-2003)
Philippa Forrester ...
 Herself - Presenter / ... (9 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Voice of the Robots (9 episodes, 1998-2003)
 Himself - Presenter (6 episodes, 1998)
 Himself - Host / ... (4 episodes, 1998-2003)


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)  »

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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 »


Referenced in King of the Nerds: Ready, Set, Robot Dodgeball (2014) See more »

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Great fun
20 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They don't make shows like this any more - and that's a great pity. This is a game show where people bring in the robots they have made and fight them while trying to not get killed by the house robots. It's kind of like boxing or pro-wrestling when nobody actually gets hurt so the robots fight violently and then everyone is quite civilized after.

It's entertainment for the whole family. In fact, whole families often run their teams including grandparents and little kids. It's also inspirational to get kids interested in engineering and computers. They have a really funny announcer too.

The USA versions are fun but this is more fun. They have

If you can catch this on reruns, try it. You may well like it.

Oh, my fav's are Razer (of course) and Bigger Brother.

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