Series 5, Powers that Be. Pickle (David Learner), and Treguard (Hugo Myatt).

Series 4: Characters

By Keith McDonald

Series 4 saw a small number of new characters, including a new elvish assistant for Treguard.


Treguard, the Dungeon Master

The Dungeon Master continues to oversee the gameplay. He now has an assistant to supervise as well as the teams.

Treguard the Dungeon Master, played by Hugo Myatt. As seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Pickle, the Elf

Pickle was Treguard's first assistant. Always eager to help, so he sometimes needs reminding of the dungeon rules.

Pickle the Wood Elf, played in David Learner, as seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Weeping Doors

These spellbound doors were locked with lies and could only be opened with the truth.

Doorkis, one of the Weeping Doors seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Hordriss the Confuser

The warlock was becoming an authority in the dungeon. He regularly agreed pacts for the team to be redeemed in Level 3.

Hordriss the Confuser, played by Clifford Norgate, as seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Motley, the Jester

A returning friendly face often seen with Mellisandre and entertaining at the tavern.

Motley the Jester, as played by Paul Valentine in Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).

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Mellisandre, the Maid

The returning maid continues to help dungeoneers and get herself into danger.

Mellisandre the Maid, played by Zoe Loftin in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990)

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Fatilla the Hun

A guard found around Level 1, usually wanting an item for safe passage, but also easily bribed.

Fatilla the Hun, played by Michael Cule in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Gundrada, the Sword Mistress

Renegade warrior with a large broadsword who threatens to cut off heads and frightens off goblins.

Gundrada the Sword Mistress, played by Samantha Perkins in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Merlin

Merlin's powers were waning by Series 4. He was often locked in stocks or providing cryptic problems.

Merlin the Magician, as played by John Woodnutt in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Brother Mace

An entertaining tavern monk. Mace speaks Latin (with varied success) and swears by strong drink and insobriety.

Brother Mace, a tavern monk played by Michael Cule in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Mogdred

The returning principal opponent and alter-ego of Merlin appeared in Level 3 to thwart teams' progress.

Mogdred, the alter-ego of Merlin, as played by John Woodnutt in Series 2 of Knightmare (1988).

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Malice

The fluctuating sorceress Malice could be a friend or foe, depending on what she could gain from a dungeoneer's progress.

Malice the Sorceress, played by Samantha Perkins in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Oakley, the Tree Troll

This wary tree troll kept predators at bay and tested teams' knowledge about the natural world.

Oakley the Tree Troll, voiced by Clifford Norgate, as seen in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Mistress Goody

This witch used her magical broom to sweep a chamber used by Hordriss and Malice.

Mistress Goody, a witch played by Erin Geraghty in Series 4 of Knightmare (1990).

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Boatman

The boatman silently ferried the dungeoneer across the Dunswater after demanding silver or gold.

The boatman, played by Paul Valentine, in Series 4 of Knightmare.

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Goblins

These orc-like creatures patrolled the dungeon, particularly the fortresses and forest areas.

Goblins, as shown on Series 3 of Knightmare (1989).

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Series Credits

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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.

Series 4: Teams

Series 4 (1990). Treguard prepares the first dungeoneer for gameplay in the antechamber.

Series 4 featured 8 teams across 16 episodes, with one winning quest.

Merlin, the Wizard

Merlin the magician

The magician of legend. Merlin was eccentric and excitable, and his magic was essential to most of the winning quests in the early years of Knightmare.

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