Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.
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Series cast summary:
Ulrika Jonsson ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 114 episodes, 1992-1999
John Anderson ...  Himself - Referee 114 episodes, 1992-1999
John Sachs ...  Himself - Commentator / ... 111 episodes, 1992-1999
Kim Betts ...  Lightning / ... 111 episodes, 1992-1999
Michael Van Wijk ...  Wolf / ... 110 episodes, 1992-1999
Michael Willson Michael Willson ...  Cobra / ... 104 episodes, 1992-1999
James Crossley James Crossley ...  Hunter / ... 101 episodes, 1993-1999
Bernadette Hunt ...  Falcon / ... 99 episodes, 1993-1999
Michael Lewis ...  Saracen 97 episodes, 1992-1999
Michael Ahearne Michael Ahearne ...  Warrior / ... 87 episodes, 1992-1997
John Fashanu ...  Himself - Host / ... 77 episodes, 1992-1999
Helen O'Reilly ...  Panther / ... 72 episodes, 1992-1997
Suzanne Cox Suzanne Cox ...  Vogue / ... 68 episodes, 1995-1999
Mark Griffin ...  Trojan / ... 66 episodes, 1993-1997
Katherine Staples Katherine Staples ...  Zodiac / ... 66 episodes, 1993-1997
Mark Rhino Smith ...  Rhino / ... 66 episodes, 1995-1999
Judy Simpson Judy Simpson ...  Nightshade 62 episodes, 1993-1997
Diane Youdale Mayhew ...  Jet / ... 61 episodes, 1992-1996
Warren Furman Warren Furman ...  Ace 49 episodes, 1996-1999
Jennifer Stoute Jennifer Stoute ...  Rebel 49 episodes, 1996-1999
Jane Omorogbe Jane Omorogbe ...  Rio 49 episodes, 1996-1999
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Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

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Trivia

Female Gladiator Fox revealed in an interview that she really disliked her Gladiator name as she felt it didn't suit her personality, but liked her theme tune - 'Foxy Lady' by Jimi Hendrix. Ironically Fox kept her Gladiator name when she transferred to the South African team for their penultimate 5th series. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
John Fashanu: Awooga!
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Alternate Versions

For the VHS releases of the first 3 series from Silver Vision, the use of popular music for events and Gladiator entrances was omitted for copyright reasons. The only exceptions were Queen's 'We Will Rock You' for Atlaspheres, and Edwin Starr's 'War' (used as Shadow's signature tune) which remained intact. See more »

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1990's British Saturday Night TV the correct formula!
13 June 2006 | by user-4164See all my reviews

Gladiators was one of quite a few TV programmes that were perfect for Saturday night television in the UK.

Unfortunately, the 1990's are over, and the one surviving programme from this era - 'You've Been Framed' - is the one we all wish was axed before the others.

Jim Davidson's 'Big Break', followed by his 'Generation Game', with 'Noel's House Party', 'Bullseye', the excitement with the intro of the 'National Lottery' in 1994, along with 'Gladiators' were perfect for Saturday nights. They were rubbish at times, repetitive, yes... however the light, chicken Nugent entertainment was perfect for everyone to wind down to after a tough week.

In this era even 'Grandstand' was worth watching! However, looking at Saturday Night TV now is very depressing - on the odd night I'm in I struggle to find decent Saturday Night Entertainment, and often end up watching a DVD.

I'm not saying bring Gladiators back, but this formula was successful for drawing a wide audience.

The mid-1990's was the peak for Saturday night TV as a whole, at the moment it is on a rapid decline.


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