Knightmare Series 8. Treguard holds an hourglass as he debates whether to begin a final quest.

Outtakes and Unseen Footage

By Nicholas Lam

A showreel of outtakes and unseen backstage footage from Series 8 put to 'Slow Hand' by the Pointer Sisters.

See below for the video and a couple of our favourite screenshots (with annotations). Enjoy!

Let me just get this straight. They're sacking 170 people and they're replacing them with 2,000 freelancers? That makes perfect sense. They think we live in a fantasy land? Woah, dickheads.

Mark Knight

Outtakes and additional footage: Mark Knight (Lord Fear) leads a chorus of Jingle Bells with the Opposition cast.
"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way..."

Outtakes and additional footage: crew member appears to pet Smirkneorff the Dragon.
Who's a good boy?

Outtakes and additional footage: crew pointing at each other in the 'Play Your Cards Right' puzzle.
More inappropriate touching...

Outtakes and additional footage: crew on screen helping to set the perspective for the Tower of Linghorm.
Setting the perspective for a Miretrog appearance

Outtakes and additional footage: Joanne Heywood in costume as Stiletta while crew members prepare a clue table.
Catching Stiletta off-guard

Outtakes and additional footage: crew member on screen helps with the alignment of the Corridor of Blades.
More than one way to lose your head in the Corridor of Blades.

Outtakes and additional footage: A dungeoneer flees through the wall of the Corridor of Blades.
Blade runner - final dungeoneer Oliver runs through the wall

Outtakes and additional footage: Mark Knight and Cliff Barry get amends to their costume.
The Opposition taking life very seriously

Outtakes and additional footage: Hugo Myatt (Treguard) and Jackie Sawiris (Majida) sharing a joke in the antechamber set.
The Powers that Be taking life not so seriously

Outtakes and additional footage: winning dungeoneer Dunstan is given a demonstration by the crew.
A rare sight of dungeoneer continuity shots. Dunstan is ordered to flex.

Outtakes and additional footage: Nathan (Series 8, Team 3) is shown how to fall to stage his death sequence.
Dungeoneer Nathan recreates his fall (shows how Simon's infamous 'side-step left' was done)

The Knightmare crew receive certificates after filming ends.
After filming ends, the crew dress up and are awarded leftover certificates!

Also note the blue 'magic pool', which enables the post-production team to use a full view of the game over the advisors' shoulders. This actually contained a monitor for the team to watch the action. Alan Boyd (Series 8 Winner) saw pencils at the bottom where advisors had dropped them!

Outtakes and additional footage: Snapper-Jack (Bill Cashmore) practices a kidnap with Knightmare creator Tim Child.
Snapper Jack captures his only fool of the season. Oh, wait...

Thanks to Broadsword Television!

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