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

Knightmare Contestants' Podcast

By David Goldstein

Two Series 8 contestants talk about their Knightmare experience in the podcast Time for Cakes and Ale.


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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