Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.
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Ulrika Jonsson ...  Self - Hostess / ... 114 episodes, 1992-1999
John Anderson ...  Self - Referee 114 episodes, 1992-1999
John Sachs ...  Self - 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 ...  Self - 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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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 »

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[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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When You've Seen One Episode, You've Seen Them All
15 December 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Gladiators was touted as the next big thing when it started in 1991. People said it was going to be big and become more popular than other forms of entertainment such as wrestling. It is now 2002 and Gladiators is a distant memory.

Gladiators was a repetitive and monotonous show which had an intriguing concept but fell short in many areas.

Ulrika Johnson and ex-footballer John Fashanu presented as each week, four contestants (two males, two females) would pit their wits against the Gladiators (such as Wolf and Shadow) in a series of games which were designed to push the contestants to their physical limits. Points from the games would convert into seconds to be used in the final game where the competitors would race each other over a huge assault course in order to try and win a place in the Grand Final.

The series hardly changed-they did bring in different games at times but it was quite boring and repetitive. The Gladiators themselves were not exactly high on charisma (with the exception of a couple) which didn't help the show. You never felt the Gladiators were real people when you watched the show-they were more like robots. You could watch one episode of this but if you watched any others, they were all identical to the one you watched. A few more interviews with the Gladiators and different games each week would have been the answer.

Gladiators has been off the air for awhile and is dead and buried. It ran it's course and I feel that the show did a lot of things wrong and didn't do anything really memorable. Not one I would recommend.


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