Rescue Robots

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Anna Williamson


Announcer/commentator: Eddie Matthews


TV Corporation for ITV1, 25 July to 29 August? 2003


A team of friends try to rescue stranded people in a computer game-style show, using robots that would look completely out of place in Robot Wars.

They have to complete a number of challenges in a certain amount of time, carefully designed to go right down to the wire. Large-scale sets in the Thunderbirds mould are used to give a reasonably realistic filmic effect, and three vehicles are controlled by different team members. The kids must work co-operatively to complete the multiple-part objective using microphone headsets to talk to each other. As a result, the games were quite long and as such a trifle boring at times. However, the eye candy of Anna Williamson playing up her officious role to the hilt perks things up.

This didn't get re-commissioned or, sadly, even complete its run because ITV's kids department started to implode around this time.

Web links

Mentorn's programme synopsis and showreel


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