Robot Wars is the ultimate fighting robots competition, in which teams of amateur robot enthusiasts build and battle to the death fighting in a series of rounds in a huge purpose-built bullet-proof arena. Their aim is to win the coveted Robot Wars Champion trophy.
Overseen by hosts Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon and a panel of judges, with commentary from the legendary Jonathan Pearce, 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 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 – but which team will be crowned Robot Wars champions?
Mentorn Media is one of the UK’s most established and respected producers, run by Managing Director Celia Taylor.
Founded in 1985, Mentorn Media has gone on to produce thousands of hours of programming for broadcasters in the UK and internationally.
With production bases in London and Glasgow, the team produces programmes with a focus on entertainment and factual, ranging from long-running current affairs stalwart Question Time and The Big Questions for the BBC, to Robot Wars (BBC2), Traffic Cops (Channel 5) and Inside London’s Fire Brigade (ITV) as well as the award-winning Things Not To Say (BBC3).
Other shows have ranged from Freshers for ITV, Chicken Shop for Channel 4, World’s Scariest… for Channel 5 and international hit show An Idiot Abroad for Sky, which has been sold into more than 200 territories.