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Robot Wars

Series 1 - Episode 3

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Review

These days, most of the contestants in Robot Wars are enormous, indestructible, tank-armoured death machines. So it’s nice to see a little of the old homemade spirit in new challenger Overdozer, a robot that was built in five days from plain old MDF and powers its weapon with a petrol engine.

That said, this plucky underdog faces some tough challenges this week in a series of bouts that are as destructive as they are entertaining. Suffice to say, there’s more than one machine leaving the competition to chants of “You’re going home in a bin bag” from the crowd. Back to the drawing board.

Summary

Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon present more battles in the arena, including a robot designed by a nine-year-old girl, which comes complete with a huge pink axe. Other entrants include a team of students from Falkirk whose robot is made of wood and has a petrol engine, and a family team with an ingenious creation made up of parts sourced from their local scrapyard.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dara O Briain
Presenter Angela Scanlon
Commentator Jonathan Pearce
Judge Noel Sharkey
Judge Lucy Rodgers
Judge Sethu Vijayakumar
Director Nikki Parsons
Director Chris Brogden
Executive Producer Andrew Robertson
Series Producer Matt Wilkinson
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