Robot Wars Revealed (partially found BBC Choice spin-off of robot combat gameshow; 1998)
Robot Wars Revealed was a spin-off series of the BBC robot combat gameshow Robot Wars, which aired on BBC Choice in 1998. Hosted by Philippa Forrester, the show presented a behind-the-scenes look at Series 2, such as broadcasting the competitors' video diaries, to the setting up of trials and battles.
At the time Robot Wars Revealed was first broadcasted, BBC Choice was a fledgling television channel, created to entice British people to buy digital set-top boxes. However, few were purchased during this time period, meaning that very few people were able to watch and henceforth record the show. Also, no home media of Robot Wars Revealed has ever been released. Because of this, much of Robot Wars Revealed is now lost, with the spin-off series cast into relative obscurity since then.
Out of a total of around fourteen episodes, only two have resurfaced. On the Feburary 20th, 2017, Simon Harrison of the King Buxton team was able to find a VHS recording of the episode focusing on Heat I, which was eventually uploaded to YouTube three days later. On March 18th, 2018, John Denny of Team 13 uploaded the epsiode concerning Heat G.
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- 1995 Robot Wars UK Open (partially found rejected robot combat TV show pilot; 1995)
- BattleBots (found game show; 2000-2002)
- BattleBots Collegiate Championship (partially lost unaired spinoff of robot combat TV show; 2009)
- Mechanoids (partially found BBC game show; 2003)
- Robot Wars (lost MTV pilot of British robot combat gameshow; 2000)
- Robot Wars (lost near death footage of Jeremy Clarkson from robot combat gameshow; 1998)
- Robot Wars (lost work on unfinished cartoon series based on robot combat gameshow; existence unconfirmed; 2002-2004)
- Robot Wars (partially found unaired or partially aired battles of BBC gameshow; 1998-2017)
- Robot Wars (partially found uncut battles from BBC robot combat gameshow; 1998-2017)
- Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 (lost original BBC Choice version of robot combat battle; 2001)
- Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat gameshow; 2001)
- Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 2 (partially found behind-the-scenes footage of TNN robot combat gameshow; 2002)
- Robot Wars: Series 3 (lost HSE documentation concerning behind-the-scenes accidents; 1999)
- Robot Wars: Series 8 (lost unaired pilot of BBC gameshow; 2016)
- Robot Wars: The Kick-Off (lost BNN robot combat special; 2001)
- Robotica (found TLC robot combat game show; 2001-2003)
- Robots Revenge (lost Discovery robot combat documentary series; 2001)
- Why Hypno-Disc can't work in an office (found testing video of Robot Wars competitor; 2000, 2007)