How the new Robot Wars is shaping up: an eye-witness account

After an absence of more than a decade from our screens, Robot Wars is back. Long-time fan Niki Boyle was there to watch the filming of the new series in Glasgow – and it was as exciting as you’d expect. ACTIVATE! 

There were three great things about watching Robot Wars as a geeky teenage boy. First and foremost, it was presented by Craig Charles (the less said about ‘bad boy’ Jeremy Clarkson’s initial stint, the better), who was already a figurehead among nerds for his role in Red Dwarf.

We already idolised Lister as someone who could travel through space while being unashamedly gross and juvenile – having him rant, rave and deliver self-consciously cringeworthy poetry in the (semi-)real world was glorious… [read the rest on


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