Barry Thorne eavesdropping on Lord Fear with shellphone, Series 7 Quest 7 (1993)

Knightmare Contestants' Podcast

By David Goldstein

Two former Series 8 contestants talk about their Knightmare experience in a new podcast.


Rebecca, co-host of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast, is joined for episode 6 by Rowena, her fellow advisor from the first team of Series 8 (1994).

They discuss what it was like to be involved with Knightmare, from their application and audition through to filming and feedback.

Knightmare Series 8 Team 1. The advisors: Angela, Rebecca and Rowena.
Rebecca (middle) and Rowena (right) on Knightmare

The team's dungeoneer Richard (below) has previously written about his Knightmare experience for Knightmare.com, but Becks and Row add plenty of details.

Knightmare Series 8 Team 1. Richard, the dungeoneer.
Dungeoneer, Richard Howse

Clips from the quest are available on the ITV Children's Classics YouTube channel via this Knightmare Series 8 playlist.

Although the quest wasn't one of Knightmare's longest or most glorious, it does have the distinction of later representing Knightmare in Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe.

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Gallery 1994

A cropped 1994 character shot of Honesty Bartram (Bill Cashmore).

Promotional images and cast photocards from the eighth and final series of Knightmare in 1994.

Bumptious, the Dwarf

Bumptious, the mining dwarf. Played by Tom Karol.

Bumptious the dwarf was found in the mines in Level 2. He was fond of his rule book, and often held an enquiry into how a dungeoneer entered the mines.

Series 4: End of Series

End of Series 4. Merlin creates a wreath of candles to signify Christmas.

The final team of Series 4 is rescued by Treguard as Christmas approaches.

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