FightBox

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FightBox
GenreGame show
Presented byTrevor Nelson
Lisa Snowdon
Voices ofPaul Dickenson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes20
Production
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Ricochet
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Productions UK
Release
Original networkBBC Three
Picture format16:9
Original release13 October (2003-10-13) –
10 November 2003 (2003-11-10)

FightBox is a game show that aired on BBC Three from 13 October to 10 November 2003 and is hosted by Lisa Snowdon and Trevor Nelson with Paul Dickenson as commentator.

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Contestants design their fighters and submit them to the BBC. Out of hundreds of submissions, only sixty were chosen to appear on the programme.

As well as battling each other, the fighters would face one of six "Sentients", warriors who had won previous (unseen) tournaments and achieved this honour; the Sentients were: Banshee, Big George, Kodiak, Nail, Pearl and Vesuvius. Although immortal, they did have certain weaknesses which a fighter could use against them. After winning the first series, competitor warrior Kill Frenzy, created by Usman Arshad, achieved sentience and joined the current six; these seven Sentients featured in the video game mentioned below.

Six Games were played during the show these were: Conquest, Demolition, Duel, Helix, Panic and Revolution. Another game was Showdown, a straight one on one battle to determine the winner of each tournament.

Even though the show only lasted one season, a video game for the PlayStation 2, PC and Game Boy Advance was made, developed by the BBC's internal development division Gamezlab.

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