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Airmageddon
Genre Game show
Comedy (series 2)
Created by Steve Carsey
Presented by
  • Will Best
  • Rachel Stringer
Narrated by
  • Colin Bryce (series 1)
  • Jim Howick (series 2)
Composer(s) Dobs Vye
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 22 (inc. 4 specials)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Steve Carsey
  • Ken Faier
  • Asaph Fipke
  • Richard Rowe
  • Hugh Lawton
Producer(s) Andrew Norgate
Editor(s)
  • Ylva Garnert (series 1)
  • Scott Edwards (series 2)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Conceive Media in association with DHX Media
Release
Original network
  • CBBC (UK)
  • Family Channel (Canada)
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Original release 20 February (2016-02-20) – 18 December 2016 (2016-12-18)
Chronology
Related shows Robot Wars

Airmageddon is a British-Canadian children's technological game show that aired on CBBC from 20 February to 18 December 2016 and is hosted by Will Best and Rachel Stringer. The show involves teams of children using radio-controlled drones. The show was also the first outing of successful child actor Rohith Manikonda.

Format

Airmageddon follows a similar format to the Gauntlet/Trial/Arena format of the first and second series of Robot Wars. The show followed eight heats, two semi-finals and a grand final.

Resident drones

Air Marshall

The referee of the Airena, he announces the start of a challenge and makes sure that things are kept in order.

P.I.G. (Personalised Interactive Gyrocopter)

A pig-shaped drone who demonstrates how each challenge is done. He'll also oversee challenges if the Air Marshall is out of action.

G.U.A.R.D. (Giant Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance Drone)

A large drone built for defensive purposes and is mentioned to not be the smartest.

W.A.SP (Weaponised Assault Ship)

A wasp-shaped drone armed with a spark gun stinger.

B.U.G.s (Basic Unmanned Gyrocopter)

A trio of bug-shaped drones introduced for the second series to serve as distractive obstacles in the second round.

Challenges

Round 1

Airsault Course

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Round 2

The Drop

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Barrage Balloons

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Paintball Precision

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Slalom

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Wall Buster (Semi-finals)

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Bubble Burst (Grand final)

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Laps

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Bottle Bash

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Balloon Cutters

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Round 3

Dogfight

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Transmissions

Series

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 20 February 2016 16 April 2016 11
2 14 August 2016 23 October 2016 11

Specials

Date aired Title
23 April 2016 The Best of Series 1
19 June 2016 Father's Day Special
30 October 2016 The Best of Series 2
18 December 2016 Christmas Special
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