Robot Wars Special 2017: The World Series

Robot Wars Special 2017: The World Series

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Review

If there were a sort of Champions League for fighting robots, this would be it. After a ridiculously dramatic final ended the last series, the standout stars - human and metallic - pit themselves against the best of Europe.

That means Apollo (monochrome wedge with a flipper), Sabretooth (yellow spinner), Terrorhurtz (an axe on wheels) and Gabriel 2 (flimsy-looking mace bot) are trading blows with a Rest of the World team led by the most successful Irish robot to compete on the show, Diotoir. It's not clear if the latter will still have its famously flammable polka-dot fur covering, but let's hope so.

Summary

Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon present the first of two special episodes in which four champion robots from past series battle it out against a team of rivals from other countries. The UK team comprises Apollo, Sabretooth, Terrorhurtz and Gabriel 2, while the rest of the world is represented by Diotoir from the Republic of Ireland, TMWHK from the Netherlands, Cobra from Belgium and Rabid M8 from Portugal.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dara O Briain
Presenter Angela Scanlon
Commentator Jonathan Pearce
Director Stephen Stewart
Executive Producer Andrew Robertson
Series Producer Kirsten Highet
Series Producer Henry Imbert
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