Knightmare Series 8 Opposition cast. Lord Fear throws a fireball as part of the opening sequence.

Series 8: Characters

By Keith McDonald

The Series 8 characters included a new warrior thief, a sorceress with eyes on Lord Fear's estate, and a new red dragon.


Treguard, the Dungeon Master

Treguard is very engaged during the final series and works more cooperatively with the genie.

Treguard the Dungeon Master, played by Hugo Myatt. As seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Majida, the Genie

Now in her second season, Majida is eager to assist and is fully behind the players from the start.

Majida the Genie, played by Jackie Sawiris in Series 7 of Knightmare (1993).

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Lord Fear

Lord Fear returns in a futuristic tower called Marblehead. He engages in a mix of lighter and darker plots this year.

Lord Fear, the Leader of the Opposition, as played by Mark Knight in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Lissard

Lissard earns Lord Fear's trust to take forward his own schemes and carry them out from their headquarters.

Lissard, Lord Fear's minion, played by Cliff Barry in Series 8 of Knightmare.

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Stiletta, the Warrior Thief

Stiletta was proficient with knives and in cracking codes. She raids Lord Fear's palaces for valuables.

Stiletta, the Warrior Thief played by Joanne Heywood in Series 8 of Knightmare.

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Maldame

Dubbed the 'Iron Maiden', the sanctimonious Maldame let nothing get in her way – not least Lord Fear.

Maldame, the 'Iron Maiden', was played by Iona Kennedy in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Honesty Bartram

A dealer in second-hand charms and potions. Bartram would sell just about anything for gold or silver.

Honesty Bartram the trader, played by Bill Cashmore in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Snapper-Jack, the Fool Taker

Snapper-Jack becomes the new knowledge test. Teams had to get two of his riddles correct to survive.

Snapper-Jack, the Fool Taker played by Bill Cashmore in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Sylvester Hands

In his fourth year, Sly remains a target for Fear's frustration. He has little chance against the superior Stiletta.

Sylvester Hands, a beggar played by Paul Valentine. As seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Hordriss the Confuser

The veteran mage shows considerable power but is easily fooled by traps. Plays an epic role in the final episode.

Hordriss the Confuser, played by Clifford Norgate, as seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Sidriss (the Confused)

Sidriss again proved to be a liability and vulnerable to Opposition schemes. She almost falls to Snapper-Jack.

Sidriss the Confused, played by Iona Kennedy. As seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Raptor

Lord Fear's captain roamed with Miremen in Series 8 - though they are more of a threat without him.

Raptor, the brigand, as played by Cliff Barry in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Brother Strange

This mysterious travelling friar exchanged information for new proverbs to add to his collection.

Brother Strange, a proverbial monk played by Cliff Barry in Series 7 of Knightmare (1993).

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Motley, the Jester

The long-serving jester returned after a year's absence to be a cheerful - if limited - source of help.

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

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Rothberry the Apothecary

Rothberry returned to provide comic relief with his homemade wares, which included a flying potion.

Rothberry the Apothecary, played by Mark Knight. As seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Smirkenorff the Dragon

Smirkenorff did not fly dungeoneers this year. Teams might encounter him asleep in a lair in Level 1.

Smirkneorff the Dragon, voiced by Clifford Norgate. As seen in Series 6 of Knightmare (1992).

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Bhal-Shebah

A red dragon with two personalities. It was later mindwiped and renamed Firestorm of Marblehead.

The dragon, Bhal-Shebah, as seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).

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Series Credits

View the 1994 gallery for Series 8 cast photographs.

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The inn, The Crazed Heifer, as shown in Series 4 (1990).

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The scorpion with its snapping tail and additional floor tiles removed from Series 3 of Knightmare.

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