After what's been a fairly grim start to 2016, finally, a sliver of hope.
As the great Craig Charles once declared:
Your Dad might hit the ceiling when he hears the football scores, he’ll do himself a mischief, watching Robot Wars!
Well, you best be warning your fathers, because legendary game show (although it was more than a game - let's be clear about that) Robot Wars is returning to BBC Two later this year, with six all-new, hour-long episodes.
Not that you need reminding, but Robot Wars featured contestants - often father-and-son teams - who spent months constructing robots with the sole goal of emerging victorious in a mechanical fight to death in front of a live studio audience.
Presenter Craig Charles is yet to confirm his return to the show, which originally aired from 1998 to 2004, but fan favourite robots Sir Killalot, Shunt and Matilda are rumoured to have signed on the dotted line for the biggest British comeback since Take That.
A spokesperson for the BBC said,
The new series includes a raft of technological advances since the show first aired over a decade ago, and viewers can expect to see more innovative fighting machines as teams of amateur roboteers battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.
The show will be recorded in a new purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, allowing viewers to get even closer to the action, with state-of-the-art cameras capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment in incredible detail.
And according to reports, that arena in Glasgow will be bullet-proof, just like every public arena in Glasgow should be.
It’s the show that Alice Cooper ignores; he can’t do heavy metal like Robot Wars!