Dara O’ Briain and Angela Scanlon present the new series of Robot Wars, with the ever-enthusiastic Jonathan Pearce providing commentary on the battles.
Each week, robots built by members of the public face one another, as well as the invincible House Robots, in the Robot Wars arena. The rebooted show takes place in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, bullet-proof fighting arena.
Overseen by the hosts of the show and a panel of judges, the competitor’s robots battle against each other using powerful weapons including pneumatic hammers, blades, flame throwers and pick axes. Also up against the competitors are the fearsome and charismatic house robots whose purpose is to only ambush and destroy. In each timed round the winning robot is the one which disables its adversary, traps it in a pit or feeds it to the house robots!
In the first explosive episode a brand new spinner has something to prove and a family team pour blood sweat and tears into keeping their Robot Wars dream alive. Competing through brutal group battles and fierce head to heads for a place in the heat final are Aftershock, Nuts 2, Jellyfish, Rapid, Sabretooth, TMHWK, Terrorhurtz, and Crank-E. They must dodge the arena hazards and a menacing new twist, as house robots are unleashed to attack competitors and inflict maximum damage.