Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars

Robot Wars: Battle of the Stars

ADVERTISEMENT

Review

If you’re already a fan of this show, you need no encouragement to revisit the bulletproof Robot Wars arena. But if you didn’t catch the series earlier this year, put that right now because it’s terrific TV, a Gladiators for go-karts — armoured, remote-control go-karts with angle grinders on and pale men with glasses twiddling the controls. (It is generally men, I’m afraid.)

The machines are manic, but the rivalry between teams is meek and mild. Hopefully, the celebrity teams involved tonight and tomorrow will keep to the spirit. The Brownlee brothers, Suzi Perry and DJ Scott Mills are among the hopefuls. Altogether: “3… 2… 1… activate!”

Summary

Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon present the first of two festive specials in which four celebrity teams design their dream robot with the help of an experienced engineer, then battle it out in the arena - where all the same rules apply for the celebrities as they face off against each other and the imposing house robots. Who will become the Celebrity Robot Wars champions?

Cast & Crew

Presenter Dara O Briain
Presenter Angela Scanlon
Executive Producer Andrew Robertson
Series Producer Kirsten Highet
Series Producer Henry Imbert
Entertainment