BBC's Nicky Price as a dungeoneer faces off against Knightmare creator Tim Child as Lord Fear.

Knightmare on BBC Radio Norfolk

By HobGoblin

Prior to last weekend's extremely successful Knightmare Convention in Norwich, BBC Radio Norfolk's Nicky Price interviewed Knightmare creator Tim Child and former contestant James Knox.


Knightmare Series 4 Team 1. James, an advisor.
James Knox, Series 4 Team 1 (1990)

Tim chats about how the contestants' experience was the adventure of their life - not only because they took on the dungeon but because they got to spend a week away from home in Norwich!

They had to interact with an increasingly complex cast of role-playing actors - actors who couldn't necessarily have the script but knew the plot, knew the tricks and also knew the hints and traps that lay ahead.

Tim Child

Knightmare Series 4 Team 1. The three advisors, James, Helen and Craig.
James with advisors Rachel and Craig

James meanwhile had such a great time filming his quest in the city that he decided to go to university there!

One of the main reasons I fell in love with Norwich was going down to film Knightmare and then I came back to study at the University of East Anglia a few years later.

James Knox

Both Tim and James agree that the team's 'death by overlong spell' was an unlucky way to bow out (though it did give the world a fun new way of delivering the words "too slow" which were never particularly evil before).

Knightmare Series 4 Team 1. Mogdred brings down a sword to end Helen's quest.

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