Snapper-Jack, the Fool Taker. Played by Bill Cashmore.

The Quest 4.1: With Snapper-Jack

By Keith McDonald

No, he's not a biscuit - in fact he's decidedly more terrifying than that. An interview with new fool-taker Snapper-Jack.


Snapper-Jack is a new addition to the Dungeon dimensions. He works for no-one but is decidedly bad. Jack doesn't suffer fools gladly - in fact he nabs them with his net. Scared? You will be, because in Snapper-Jack's opinion, there's no fool like a dungeoneer!

Image of Snapper-Jack in The Quest, the Official Knightmare newsletter. Volume 4, Issue 1.

Snapper-Jack, do you enjoy catching dungeoneers?

I enjoy catching fools of any kind, but avoiding dragons is my greater aim.

Why do you hate dragons?

Because I lost my arm when I was mauled (not for the first time) by a dragon. Then to my horror my arm grew back as Snapper - a vicious, impatient snapdragon. It is a constant battle to keep him under control but at least he helps me in the catching of fools.

What happens to these fools once you've caught them?

I keep them, and usually when I'm not looking, Snapper eats them.

Who's the biggest fool in the dungeon?

Erm... Sidriss. Although Motley, Sly and Lissard all come a close second.

Sidriss the Confused, played by Iona Kennedy. As seen in Series 8 of Knightmare (1994).
Sidriss the Confused

With your fear, how will you cope with Smirkenorff?

I shall avoid Smirkenorff at all costs - fortunately I hear he is asleep a great deal of time. I hope never to come across him.

Finally, Jack, what will your relationship be with Lord Fear?

Lord Fear is power-crazed, although I respect his desire to rid the dungeon of dungeoneers. I believe Lord Fear and I could work together, but my suspicion is that he may be a fool underneath all that bravado. His assistant Lissard is certainly a fool - and deserves napping!

Snipper; Snapper; here comes Jack... Fool around and he'll be back!

A 1994 character shot of Snapper Jack (Bill Cashmore).

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