Warrior Challenge

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Warrior Challenge
Warrior Challenge Logo.jpg
series logo, taken from website
Genre Reality television
Directed by Mike Ibeji
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4
Original network PBS
Original release May 6, 2003 – 2003
External links
Website www.pbs.org/wnet/warriorchallenge/

Warrior Challenge was a 2003 PBS reality television series. The show, produced by WNET in association with Channel 5 in Britain, premiered May 6, 2003 and lasted four episodes.[1]

The show involved volunteer American and British military personnel and public workers competing in historically accurate simulations of military life in the given time period. Along the way, the competitors vied in challenges. Unlike reality shows on commercial networks, there was no winner of the show; thus, no prizes were awarded.

While the show appeared to be a response to the reality craze that Survivor created, the show's executive producer Beth Hoppe claimed that the show's objective was to "show what modern people do when they're faced with these historic challenges."[1]

List of episodes[edit]

The following is a list of Warrior Challenge episodes:[2]

  1. "Romans"
  2. "Knights"
  3. "Vikings"
  4. "Gladiators"

Related programmes[edit]

The series followed from social history documentaries on UK television based on historical reconstructions, including the 2001 series Timewatch: Roman Soldiers to be. and Surviving the Iron Age, a 2001 update of the original 1978 experiment in Iron Age living Living in the Past.


  1. ^ a b Holston, Noel. "PBS' 'Warrior' Mentality / Public TV Uses 'Hands-on History' to Battle for Ratings". Newsday (Long Island, NY). pp. B.27. 
  2. ^ Walker, Dave (2003-05-05). "Armor Y'all; Former New Orleanian Becomes an Ancient Warrior for PBS Show". The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA). pp. Living, p. 1. 

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