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'''''Robot Wars Revealed''''' was a spin-off series of the BBC 2 robot combat gameshow ''Robot Wars''. Broadcast on BBC Choice from 1998 to 2000, it provided a behind-the-scenes look at Series 2 of the show.
 
'''''Robot Wars Revealed''''' was a spin-off series of the BBC 2 robot combat gameshow ''Robot Wars''. Broadcast on BBC Choice from 1998 to 2000, it provided a behind-the-scenes look at Series 2 of the show.
  
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==Availability==
 
==Availability==
Because of the low viewership, combined with a lack of any home media release, much of ''Robot Wars Revealed'' is now lost and remains relatively obscure among even hardcore ''Robot Wars'' fans. Out of a total of around fifteen possible episodes listed by Genome,<ref name="episodelist"/> only two have resurfaced. On 20th February, 2017, Simon Harrison of the King Buxton team was able to find a VHS recording of the Heat I episode, which was uploaded to YouTube three days later. On 18th March, 2018, John Denny of Team 13 uploaded the Heat G episode. Based on the tape's label, the episode was broadcast in November 1999.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnofficialRobotWars/posts/763235733956194 ''Unofficial Robot Wars'' Facebook post where John Denny revealed he had a copy of the Heat G ''Robot Wars Revealed'' episode.] Retrieved 12 Nov '21</ref>
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Because of the low viewership, combined with a lack of any home media release, much of ''Robot Wars Revealed'' remained relatively obscure among even hardcore ''Robot Wars'' fans. Out of a total of around fifteen possible episodes listed by Genome,<ref name="episodelist"/> only two resurfaced prior to May 2022. On 20th February, 2017, Simon Harrison of the King Buxton team was able to find a VHS recording of the Heat I episode, which was uploaded to YouTube three days later. On 18th March, 2018, John Denny of Team 13 uploaded the Heat G episode. Based on the tape's label, the episode was broadcast in November 1999.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnofficialRobotWars/posts/763235733956194 ''Unofficial Robot Wars'' Facebook post where John Denny revealed he had a copy of the Heat G ''Robot Wars Revealed'' episode.] Retrieved 12 Nov '21</ref>
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On 6th May 2022, free streaming platform Mech+ announced that it had obtained all episodes of ''Robot Wars Revealed'', publicly releasing the episodes later that evening.<ref>[https://twitter.com/Mech_Plus/status/1522515634852179968? Mech+ announcing it will be releasing all episodes of ''Robot Wars Revealed''.] Retrieved 6 May '22</ref>
  
 
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*[[Plunderbirds: Talk Robots (partially found unfinished robot combat mockumentary film; 2019)]]
 
*[[Plunderbirds: Talk Robots (partially found unfinished robot combat mockumentary film; 2019)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (found cameos of robot combat-themed BBC 2 ident; 1999-2000)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (found cameos of robot combat-themed BBC 2 ident; 1999-2000)]]
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*[[Robot Wars (lost footage and HSE documentation of behind-the-scenes accidents of BBC robot combat game show; 1998-1999)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (lost near-death footage of Jeremy Clarkson from robot combat game show; 1998)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (lost near-death footage of Jeremy Clarkson from robot combat game show; 1998)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (lost work on unfinished cartoon series based on robot combat game show; existence unconfirmed; 2002-2004)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (lost work on unfinished cartoon series based on robot combat game show; existence unconfirmed; 2002-2004)]]
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*[[Robot Wars (partially found footage of robot combat show qualifying auditions and battles; 1998-2003)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (partially found unaired or partially aired battles of BBC robot combat game show; 1998-2017)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (partially found unaired or partially aired battles of BBC robot combat game show; 1998-2017)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (partially found uncut battles from BBC robot combat game show; 1998-2017)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (partially found uncut battles from BBC robot combat game show; 1998-2017)]]
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*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat game show; 2001)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat game show; 2001)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 2 (partially found behind-the-scenes footage of TNN robot combat game show; 2002)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 2 (partially found behind-the-scenes footage of TNN robot combat game show; 2002)]]
*[[Robot Wars: Series 2 (lost footage of behind-the-scenes accident from robot combat game show; 1998)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Series 3 (lost HSE documentation concerning behind-the-scenes accidents of BBC robot combat game show; 1999)]]
 
 
*[[Robot Wars: Series 8 (lost unaired pilot of BBC robot combat game show; 2016)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Series 8 (lost unaired pilot of BBC robot combat game show; 2016)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: The Kick-Off (lost BNN robot combat special; 2001)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: The Kick-Off (lost BNN robot combat special; 2001)]]
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==External Link==
 
==External Link==
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*[https://www.mech-plus.com/ ''Mech+'', where all the episodes can be accessed from.]
 
*[https://robotwars.fandom.com/wiki/Robot_Wars_Revealed ''Robot Wars Wiki'' article for ''Robot Wars Revealed''.]
 
*[https://robotwars.fandom.com/wiki/Robot_Wars_Revealed ''Robot Wars Wiki'' article for ''Robot Wars Revealed''.]
  
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Latest revision as of 18:11, 6 May 2022

RobotWarsRevealed.jpg

Title card.

Status: Found

Date found: 6 May 2022

Found by: Mech+

Robot Wars Revealed was a spin-off series of the BBC 2 robot combat gameshow Robot Wars. Broadcast on BBC Choice from 1998 to 2000, it provided a behind-the-scenes look at Series 2 of the show.

Background[edit | edit source]

Hosted by Robot Wars pit reporter Philippa Forrester, the show presented a behind-the-scenes take of Series 2, also known as The Second Wars. It would document the teams as they progressed through the events, provided their video diaries on how they created their machines, as well as showing how the production crew set up trials like Joust. Additionally, battles would shown in a more raw format, containing music but no commentary from Jonathan Pearce.

According to the Genome archive of Radio Times issues, episodes were broadcast from 1999 to 2000.[1] Additionally, two other episodes were said to have been listed in 1998 based on a Robot Wars Wiki discussion, but have since been removed by Genome.[2] During this time period, BBC Choice was a relatively new television channel, created to entice people in the United Kingdom to buy digital set-top boxes.[3][4] However, few were purchased during this time period, meaning that Robot Wars Revealed likely received low viewership.[5]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Because of the low viewership, combined with a lack of any home media release, much of Robot Wars Revealed remained relatively obscure among even hardcore Robot Wars fans. Out of a total of around fifteen possible episodes listed by Genome,[1] only two resurfaced prior to May 2022. On 20th February, 2017, Simon Harrison of the King Buxton team was able to find a VHS recording of the Heat I episode, which was uploaded to YouTube three days later. On 18th March, 2018, John Denny of Team 13 uploaded the Heat G episode. Based on the tape's label, the episode was broadcast in November 1999.[6]

On 6th May 2022, free streaming platform Mech+ announced that it had obtained all episodes of Robot Wars Revealed, publicly releasing the episodes later that evening.[7]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Heat G
Heat I


See Also[edit | edit source]

External Link[edit | edit source]

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