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11/10/2016

Robot Wars Returns For Second Series

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Robot Wars is to return to BBC Two for a second series, it has been confirmed.

The six-part series will once again be hosted by Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon and filming will take place at the purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow. Mentorn Scotland, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been re-commissioned to produce the series.

The returning series has been commissioned by BBC Two Channel Editor Patrick Holland, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Kate Phillips and Alan Tyler BBC Commissioning Editor. Produced by Mentorn Scotland in association with SJP Media, it will be executive produced by Andrew Robertson of Mentorn Scotland and Alan Tyler for the BBC.

Patrick Holland, Channel Editor, BBC Two, said: "Robot Wars is a brilliant BBC Two show, full of passion, specialism and spectacle. I am delighted that Dara and Angela will be once again challenging Britain's finest robot builders to take on the dreaded house robots."

Kate Phillips, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, added: "The return of Robot Wars with Dara and Angela at the helm has proven that BBC Two viewers, like our robot creators, haven't lost their passion for creative wizardry and mechanical warfare. With even more formidable House Robots and very determined teams we can't wait for the battles to begin."

Andrew Robertson, Executive Producer for Mentorn Scotland, commented: "We're delighted that the first series proved such a success and we can't wait to see more amazing teams with the next generation of incredible robots in the arena."

To apply for the show, email [email protected].

www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre

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