Tournament

(Broadcast: https://www.walltowall.co.uk/program/tournament_71.aspx)
(I don't know why WallToWall think they have 3 episodes, but only one was broadcast. Maybe the US got a different cut, or maybe it's just an error on that site.)
 
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Wall to Wall for Channel 4 and Discovery (USA), 2005 (3 episodes in 1 series)
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Wall to Wall for Channel 4 and Discovery (USA), 19 February 2005
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Current revision as of 07:02, 14 September 2021

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Host

Mark Halliley (voiceover)

Co-hosts

Mike Loades

Broadcast

Wall to Wall for Channel 4 and Discovery (USA), 19 February 2005

Synopsis

In a kind of sequel to Chariot Race, this one-off featured four competitors - two British, two American - training for and taking part in what was claimed to be the first authentic medieval-style jousting tournament held on British soil in 400 years (though murmurs of dissent on various internet forums suggest that medieval-style jousting was not in fact the lost art implied by the programme after all).

Mike Loades (from Time Commanders) was the historical expert, trainer and judge for the contest, and at first glance it's not obvious why he didn't just present the thing as well. That's until you realise that this had been sitting on the shelf at Channel 4 for the best part of two years, and that it had actually been made in 2003, before Loades' appearances on Time Commanders, and before his series The Weapons That Made Britain. Mark Haliley's narration didn't really hit the right tone for us, but didn't detract from an interesting one-off curio.

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