Techno Games

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Techno Games
GenreRobot competition
Presented byUlrika Jonsson (2000)
Jayne Middlemiss (2001)
Philippa Forrester (2002–03)
StarringEd Hall (2000–01)
Sophie Blake (2000)
Julia Reed (2001)
Simon Scott (2002–03)
Andy Collins (2002)
Liz Bonnin (2003)
JudgesNoel Sharkey
Martin Smith
Voices ofBarry Davies
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes35
Production
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)TV21 (2000–01)
Mentorn (2002–03)
DistributorPassion Distribution
Release
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9
Original release20 March 2000 (2000-03-20) – 28 March 2003 (2003-03-28)

Techno Games is a robot competition television programme that aired on BBC Two from 20 March 2000 to 28 March 2003. It is a spin-off from the hugely successful Robot Wars.

Format[edit]

Schools, colleges, individuals and technology clubs competed to break world records, win medals and the grand series prize. For most events lifelike movement was required, so, for example, in the swimming event propellers were banned in favour of legs, paddles, flippers and fins.

Events[edit]

Not all the events appeared in all of the series.

  • Assault Course
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Micromouse (Wall following)
  • Micromouse (Maze solving)
  • Relay Cars
  • Rocket Cars and Funny Cars
  • Shot Putt
  • Solar Challenge Cars
  • Tug-of-War
  • Rocketry (Spot landing and Egg Protection)
  • Rope Climbing (Natural movement-arms and legs)
  • Rope Climbing (Artificial movement-wheels and rollers)
  • Sprint (Two, three, four, six and eight legged walkers)
  • Sumo
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Outdoor Events (Penalty kick, Shot Put)

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 20 March 2000[1] 24 March 2000[2] 5
2 5 March 2001[3] 16 March 2001[4] 10
3 18 March 2002[5] 29 March 2002[6] 10
4 17 March 2003[7] 28 March 2003[8] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 20 March 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 24 March 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 5 March 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 16 March 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 18 March 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 29 March 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 17 March 2003". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Techno Games - BBC Two England - 28 March 2003". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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