Gretel the Maid. Played by Audrey Jenkinson.

Gretel, the Maid

By Keith McDonald

Gretel was the first dungeon maid. She influenced the story of several quests and was successfully rescued by one of the winning teams.


Gretel was a regular presence throughout Series 2. She dressed in a long white gown and ran around with high energy and a perky voice.

Do you think I'm pretty?

Gretel

Gretel gave out small clues and spells and helped to mediate the danger from unpredictable characters, such as Mildread.

This made her vulnerable to capture. One team's quest objective was to rescue her at the end of the dungeon.

She was also caught by Ariadne, causing another team to use a FREE spell that doomed themselves.

Gretel the Maid, played by Audrey Jenkinson in Series 2 of Knightmare (1988).

Beauty and the Beast

Gretel was an archetypal Disney princess in the making. Alongside her giggles, she could also be moody.

She was obsessed with being pretty. She pestered Mildred the Witch into making a beauty spell while asking a dungeoneer for beauty tips.

Mildread remarks, "It's not beauty she needs - it's a brain!"

One dungeoneer says he cannot tell if she is pretty because he cannot see her through the helmet. She argues that he should be able to tell from her voice.

But this fixation was not about attracting advances. Unlike the future camaraderie between Motley the Jester and Mellisandre the Maid, Gretel was not particularly keen on Folly. At one point, she rejects his advances.

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Series 1 Quest 4. Danny lands in the serpent's stomach.

Team 4: Danny, Nigel, Tom and Mark from Portsmouth.

Kitchen

The Kitchen, with animated fire, as shown in Knightmare Series 2.

The kitchen was a good opportunity to meet characters and collect food or information during the early series of Knightmare.

Series 2: Characters

The full cast from Knightmare Series 2 (1988).

There were several returning characters in Series 2, and some that were new to the dungeon.

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