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These articles relate to the UK television game show Robot Wars, including the upcoming series, pages on robots, presenters, battles, episodes and teams, as well as the Dutch, American and German counterparts. It also contains information on pages deemed relevant in terminology and the Robotic Combat sport.

This wiki only covers Robot Wars and as such does not provide detailed information or images from BattleBots, Robotica, The Robot Fighting League or other such competitions. Robot Wars Live Events are summarised on relevant pages, though live-specific articles are not covered.

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Roadblock vs Killertron

Heat A of Robot Wars: The First Wars was the first of six heats which determined the Grand Finalists of Robot Wars: The First Wars. The episode featuring Heat A was originally broadcast on February 20, 1998 on BBC Two. This heat was the pilot of Robot Wars.

As such, this episode was the first appearance of Jeremy Clarkson and Philippa Forrester as hosts, Jonathan Pearce as commentator and judges Noel Sharkey, Eric Dickinson and Adam Harper.

The original four House Robots also made their début, with Shunt, Matilda, Sergeant Bash and Dead Metal introduced at the start of the episode respectively. It was also the first episode to include a run of The Gauntlet and The Trial.


Did you know...

  • ...that of the four heat finalists that lost to the Series 4 Grand Finalists, only Raizer Blade did not reach the top eight in a subsequent war?
  • ...that of the twelve semi-finalists of Series 3 to return for Series 4, only four robots performed at least as well, whilst only Wild Thing improved on its performance?
  • ...that of Firestorm's four wins over Panic Attack, it was able to achieve knockouts in Extreme but relied on judges' decisions whenever they met in the main competition?

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RWars Series 1 Heat A Part 1

RWars Series 1 Heat A Part 1


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