Merlin the magician

Series 1: Characters

By Keith McDonald

How many characters do you remember from the first series of Knightmare? See the first character list from 1987.


Treguard, the Dungeon Master

Treguard oversaw the rules of the game and sometimes offered guidance to the teams.

Treguard the Dungeon Master, played by Hugo Myatt. As seen in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Wall Monsters

Olgarth and Granitas guarded the Level 1 clue room and rewarded teams for correct answers to riddles.

Olgarth and Granitas were identical wall monsters seen in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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The Giant

The giant occupied a ledge in Level 1 and was not particularly fond of intruders.

The giant, played by Edmund Dehn in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Lillith

A challenging and uncompromising sorceress found by the Serpent's Mouth in Level 1.

Lillith, a sorceress played by Mary Miller in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Folly, the Jester

Folly the Jester advised in riddles and was a source of amusement and bafflement.

Folly the Jester, as played by Alec Westwood in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Cedric, the Mad Monk

Cedric was an intimidating presence who interrogated dungeoneers at the start of Level 2.

Cedric the Mad Monk, as played by Lawrence Werber in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Merlin

The magician of legend could be summoned using a range of magical apparatus in his library.

Merlin the Magician, played by John Woodnutt, as seen in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Gumboil

A cavalier guard who usually demanded a password. Teams sometimes had to resort to magic.

Gumboil the Knight, played by Edmund Dehn in Series 1 of Knightmare (1988).

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Gibbet

This sullen Celtic guard was handy with his fists and guarded the wellway to Level 3.

Gibbet, the celtic guard, played by Alec Westwood in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Casper the Key

Casper was a large talking key that could help teams navigate the perils of Level 2.

Casper, the talking key, as seen in Series 1 of Knightmare (1987).

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Series Credits

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Series 1 Quest 6. Richard examines a bottle labelled Sniff in the Level 3 clue room.

Series 1 featured six teams across eight episodes, with no winning quests.

Monk Room

Series 2, Team 4. Mark and team encounter Cedric in Level 2.

This small cavern was the standard entrance to Level 2 in the early seasons. It was normally guarded by Cedric the Mad Monk.

Merlin, the Wizard

Merlin the magician

The magician of legend. Merlin was eccentric and excitable, and his magic was essential to most of the winning quests in the early years of Knightmare.

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