One of the courtyards in which a blocker appeared during Series 5 (1991).

Blockers

By Keith McDonald

A series of areas were used for blockers - advancing walls that demanded a password.


The guards of the early series that demanded passwords were replaced with CGI automated blockers.

These walls advanced towards dungeoneers and morphed into a face. If teams provided the correct password, the wall would vanish.

An alternative blocker room, as seen in Series 5 of Knightmare (1991).

If teams provided the wrong password, the wall would advance further and swallow the dungeoneer.

Blocker rooms were a common fixture in the first two levels in Series 5. They were less frequent in Series 6 as the Dreadnort was introduced to fulfil a similar role.

Series 5, Quest 2. Richard encounters a Blocker - a wall that advances to block the way forward.

The real-life locations for these areas included the west wall at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, and Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire.

You Might Also Like...

Hugo Myatt Appears in Knightmare Live

Hugo Myatt in rehearsals with Paul Flannery for Knightmare Live (2016). Picture credit: Jackie Vance.

Knightmare's Hugo Myatt made a dramatic appearance in Knightmare Live this weekend, marking the end of the Udderbelly Festival.

Treguard, the Dungeon Master

Treguard the Dungeon Master, in Series 1 (1987). Played by Hugo Myatt.

Treguard the Dungeon Master was the host of Knightmare. He presided over the gameplay from an antechamber in Knightmare Castle.

Building a Dungeon Room

A sketch of a new dungeon room by artist David Rowe at the Knightmare Convention 2014

During this design masterclass, Knightmare artist David Rowe live-sketched a dungeon room while creator Tim Child explained the technical side of the graphics.

See Also