Robot Wars is a British technological game show that was first broadcast on BBC Two from 20 February 1998 to 23 February 2001, on BBC Choice from 8 October 2001 to 7 February 2003 (later repeated on BBC Two), on Channel 5 from 2 November 2003 to 28 March 2004 before being revived in 2016 and broadcast on BBC Two from 24 July 2016. A celebrity special was shown on BBC One on 27 December 2000. The show was originally presented by Jeremy Clarkson for the first series before Craig Charles took over until the seventh series. Philippa Forrester co-hosted the first three series, the fifth and Extreme 2. The fourth series and Extreme 1 were co-hosted by Julia Reed and the seventh by Jayne Middlemiss. Jonathan Pearce provided commentary for all series. The new presenters for 2016 are Dara Ó Briain

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  • Robot Wars is a British technological game show that was first broadcast on BBC Two from 20 February 1998 to 23 February 2001, on BBC Choice from 8 October 2001 to 7 February 2003 (later repeated on BBC Two), on Channel 5 from 2 November 2003 to 28 March 2004 before being revived in 2016 and broadcast on BBC Two from 24 July 2016. A celebrity special was shown on BBC One on 27 December 2000. The show was originally presented by Jeremy Clarkson for the first series before Craig Charles took over until the seventh series. Philippa Forrester co-hosted the first three series, the fifth and Extreme 2. The fourth series and Extreme 1 were co-hosted by Julia Reed and the seventh by Jayne Middlemiss. Jonathan Pearce provided commentary for all series. The new presenters for 2016 are Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon. Additional series were filmed for specific sectors of the global market, including two series of Robot Wars Extreme Warriors with US competitors for the TNN network (hosted by Mick Foley with Rebecca Grant serving as pit reporter), two of Dutch Robot Wars for distribution in the Netherlands, and a single series for Germany. The fourth series of the UK Robot Wars was shown in the US on TNN as Robot Wars: Grand Champions in 2002, and hosted by Joanie Laurer. The series, centred on the sport of robot combat, involved teams of amateur and professional roboteers operating their own constructed robots to fight against each other in both friendly and tournament matches, whilst also avoiding arena hazards and more powerful "House Robots", which were not bound by the same weight or weapon limits as the contestants. Earlier series included assault and trial courses for competing robots before they were ceased from the first "Extreme" series onwards. Its merchandising was commercially successful, being one of the most popular selling toy ranges in 2002. It included a mini arena, pullback toys and radio-controlled versions of Shunt, Matilda and Sir Killalot. In 2003, the roboteers themselves formed The Fighting Robot Association and with their associated event organizers, carry on participating in competitions for new audiences. In 2013, Roaming Robots purchased the rights to the Robot Wars brand from Robot Wars LLC and now operates their travelling robotic combat show under that name. The use of the name Robot Wars will cease beginning 2017, with the shows being renamed Extreme Robots. With a peak audience of 6 million viewers in the UK during the late 1990s, the format went on to become a worldwide success, showing in 45 countries including the US, Australia, Canada, China, India, Germany and Italy. In March 2003, it was dropped by BBC Two after eight series and Mentorn announced it was making 22 episodes for Channel 5, concluding with the third World Championships broadcast in March 2004. Channel 5 later axed the show after one series due to low ratings. In July 2016 the show returned to BBC Two with a new arena, house robots and presenters. The first episode was well received becoming the top trending topic on Twitter that evening and having 2 million viewers, more than the last episode of the 23rd series of Top Gear in the same 8pm Sunday slot just a few weeks earlier. (en)
  • Robot Wars ist ein Anfang der 1990er Jahre in Großbritannien entstandenes Fernsehformat, bei dem selbständige Teams aus zwei bis drei sogenannten Roboteers mit ferngesteuerten Fahrzeugen in einer geschützten Arena gegeneinander antreten. Das Ziel der Roboter ist es, alle gegnerischen Roboter fahrunfähig zu machen. Als Waffen dienen dabei zum Beispiel mit Pneumatik angetriebene Umwerf-Mechanismen oder schwere, schnell rotierende Scheiben mit Mitnehmern. Für das Publikum entstehen dabei spektakuläre Szenen weshalb sich Robot Wars beim englischen Publikum größter Beliebtheit erfreut. Über 400 Teams mit Robotern gibt es in England, zum Teil auch Schulklassen, die im Rahmen eines Technikpraktikums einen Roboter bauen. (de)
  • Robot Wars è stato uno show televisivo britannico riguardante i combattimenti tra robot radiocomandati amatoriali. Nato come competizione di robot negli USA (1994), il programma è stato poi sviluppato per la televisione in Inghilterra (1998). (it)
  • 《超暴力激鬥》(Robot Wars)是一部英國機械競技電視節目,節目共7季;第1至6季於1998至2003年間由英國廣播公司播映,第7季則由英國第五台播映。臺灣MUCH TV曾於2000年代初期播映中文配音版本,當時節目翻譯作超暴力激鬥。在節目中,各個參賽隊伍需製作各自的機械人,遙控機械人通過各種關卡並進行相互對戰,藉此決定最後的贏家。各季節目間的賽制均略有差異。 (zh)
  • «Битвы роботов» (англ. Robot Wars) — это телевизионные выпуски соревнований между роботами, которые проходили в Великобритании с 1998 по 2004 год. Ранее аналогичное шоу устраивалось в США в 1994—1997 годах. В России «Robot Wars» показывались на русском языке по телеканалу «Rambler» под названием «Битвы роботов». В битвах принимают участие как профессиональные, так и любительские команды, которые создают своих роботов для борьбы друг против друга в официальных соревнованиях и дружественных матчах. Одновременно со сражением с друг другом они должны избегать опасности арены и патрульных роботов, которые превосходят их в весе и вооружению. В конце 2015 года анонсировали перезапуск шоу который состоится летом-осенью в 2016 году (ru)
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  • On the first day, I was in the dressing room and looking in the mirror, and looking down at the arena. And they were pulling the robots into the arena on an invisible twine because nothing was working. And I was thinking: "Oh my God, what have I done with my career?" And you know, within the blink of an eye, it was the most watched show on BBC2.
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  • Robot Wars è stato uno show televisivo britannico riguardante i combattimenti tra robot radiocomandati amatoriali. Nato come competizione di robot negli USA (1994), il programma è stato poi sviluppato per la televisione in Inghilterra (1998). (it)
  • 《超暴力激鬥》(Robot Wars)是一部英國機械競技電視節目,節目共7季;第1至6季於1998至2003年間由英國廣播公司播映,第7季則由英國第五台播映。臺灣MUCH TV曾於2000年代初期播映中文配音版本,當時節目翻譯作超暴力激鬥。在節目中,各個參賽隊伍需製作各自的機械人,遙控機械人通過各種關卡並進行相互對戰,藉此決定最後的贏家。各季節目間的賽制均略有差異。 (zh)
  • Robot Wars is a British technological game show that was first broadcast on BBC Two from 20 February 1998 to 23 February 2001, on BBC Choice from 8 October 2001 to 7 February 2003 (later repeated on BBC Two), on Channel 5 from 2 November 2003 to 28 March 2004 before being revived in 2016 and broadcast on BBC Two from 24 July 2016. A celebrity special was shown on BBC One on 27 December 2000. The show was originally presented by Jeremy Clarkson for the first series before Craig Charles took over until the seventh series. Philippa Forrester co-hosted the first three series, the fifth and Extreme 2. The fourth series and Extreme 1 were co-hosted by Julia Reed and the seventh by Jayne Middlemiss. Jonathan Pearce provided commentary for all series. The new presenters for 2016 are Dara Ó Briain (en)
  • Robot Wars ist ein Anfang der 1990er Jahre in Großbritannien entstandenes Fernsehformat, bei dem selbständige Teams aus zwei bis drei sogenannten Roboteers mit ferngesteuerten Fahrzeugen in einer geschützten Arena gegeneinander antreten. Das Ziel der Roboter ist es, alle gegnerischen Roboter fahrunfähig zu machen. Als Waffen dienen dabei zum Beispiel mit Pneumatik angetriebene Umwerf-Mechanismen oder schwere, schnell rotierende Scheiben mit Mitnehmern. Für das Publikum entstehen dabei spektakuläre Szenen weshalb sich Robot Wars beim englischen Publikum größter Beliebtheit erfreut. (de)
  • «Битвы роботов» (англ. Robot Wars) — это телевизионные выпуски соревнований между роботами, которые проходили в Великобритании с 1998 по 2004 год. Ранее аналогичное шоу устраивалось в США в 1994—1997 годах. В России «Robot Wars» показывались на русском языке по телеканалу «Rambler» под названием «Битвы роботов». В конце 2015 года анонсировали перезапуск шоу который состоится летом-осенью в 2016 году (ru)
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