Techno Games

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Techno Games
Genre Robot competition
Presented by Ulrika Jonsson (2000)
Jayne Middlemiss (2001)
Philippa Forrester (2002–03)
Starring Ed Hall (2000–01)
Sophie Blake (2000)
Julia Reed (2001)
Andy Collins (2002)
Simon Scott (2002–03)
Liz Bonnin (2003)
Judges Noel Sharkey
Martin Smith
Voices of Barry Davies
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 35
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) TV21 (2000–01)
Mentorn (2002–03)
Distributor Passion Distribution
Release
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9
Original release 20 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

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