"There’s a lot about the world that I don’t understand. Like, how come bellybutton fluff’s always the same colour as your socks? And why is dyslexia such a hard word to spell? And why is it only short people who want to become jockeys? And if birds can fly south for the winter, why don’t they just stay there?! Then there’s the people who moan that Robot Wars is nothing but just wanton destruction. I don't get it; that’s the whole point! Oh well, for those of us who can’t get enough total carnage, let’s meet another eight hulking great lumps of metal, ready to slug it out for a place in our series semi-finals. Now that, I do understand!"
— Craig Charles' introduction

Heat G of Robot Wars: The Third Wars was the seventh of sixteen heats which determined the Semi-Finalists of Robot Wars: The Third Wars. The episode featuring Heat G was originally broadcast on January 21, 2000 on BBC Two. The broadcast managed to attract 5.94 million viewers, an increase of 2.09 million viewers when compared with the previous episode. According to BARB, this meant it ranked second in the top thirty highest rated BBC 2 broadcasts during 17-23 January, behind only Gormenghast.

Competing Robots


Bulldog Breed
Bulldog Breed
Weight 78.7kg
Dimensions 0.62 x 1.67 x 0.82m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 2 x Wheelchair Motors
Weapons 2 x Circular Saw Blades
Notes Can Pull a Car & Passengers
From: Staffordshire
Team Members: Tony Somerfield, Chris Butler, Toni Bond
Weight 80.9kg
Dimensions 0.64 x 1.14 x 0.68m
Clearance 0.05m
Power 2 x Hydraulic Motors
Weapons Spikes on the Front
Notes Cost £1,000
From: Suffolk
Team Members: Tom Moye, Leon Moye, Melanie Moye
Kater killer
Kater Killer
Weight 75.2kg
Dimensions 0.59 x 0.89 x 0.72m
Clearance 0.01m
Power Wheelchair Motors
Weapons Pneumatic Ram
Notes Body Shell is Aluminium
From: Guildford
Team Members: Keith Williams, Geoff Hill
Weight 78.4kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 0.90 x 0.66m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 4 x 24V Wheelchair Motors
Weapons Ram Lifting Spike
Notes Cost £1,250
From: Chippenham
Team Members: Dave Peters, Andrew Forrester, Daniel Forrester
Steg1 official image
Weight 78.1kg
Dimensions 0.50 x 1.20 x 0.71m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 2 x 750W Electric Motors
Weapons Pneumatic Lifting Tail
Notes Cost £1,500
From: Southampton
Team Members: Dan King, Peter Rowe, Rob Heasman


Haardvark series 3
Weight 80.2kg
Dimensions 0.62 x 1.67 x 0.82m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 2 x 175W Scooter Motors
Weapons Hardened Steel Lifting Forks, Circular Saw
Notes Cost £1,648.19
From: Staffordshire & West Midlands
Team Members: Owen Barwick, Steve Farley, Mike Evans (as a cardboard cutout)
Napalm official image series 3
Weight 82.6kg
Dimensions 0.78 x 1.80 x 0.97m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 2 x Electric Drive Motors
Weapons Twin Spikes
Notes Cost £5,000
From: Kent
Team Members: David Crosby, Clare Greenaway, Vikki Allgood
ORAC's Revenge
Orac's Revenge
Weight 74.3kg
Dimensions 0.69 x 1.02 x 0.86m
Clearance 0.01m
Power 3 x EMD Golf Trolley Motors
Weapons Axe & Interchangable Weapons
Notes Shell is 4mm Thick Durall
From: London
Team Members: Peter Reynolds, Barry Davis, Pete Stanmore

Round 1

Bulldog Breed vs Robopig

Heat G

Robopig shunts Bulldog Breed into the CPZ

Robopig vs bulldogbreed

Bulldog Breed's blades throws Robopig upwards

Bulldog Breed did not move at the start of the battle; when it did, Robopig pushed it backwards towards the arena wall.

"Bit of a slow start by the old Bulldog... hasn't got out of his kennel yet."
— Jonathan Pearce

Bulldog Breed managed to get a grip on Robopig with its saw blades before stopping again, and Robopig pushed it into Shunt, who axed through the top multiple times. Bulldog Breed eventually started to amble away, but slowed once more, which allowed Robopig to push it back in towards Shunt. Shunt lifted Bulldog Breed up with the scoop before axing it repeatedly.

Shunt Bulldog Breed

Shunt's axe penetrates the top of Bulldog Breed

Bulldog Breed Shunt Series3

Bulldog Breed reverses into Shunt's CPZ and suffers further punishment

"Tony Somerfield, Chris Butler and Toni Bond have got to get the team working, they have got to get Bulldog Breed out of that area. Taking dreadful punishment."
— Jonathan Pearce as Shunt pierces through the top of Bulldog Breed once more

This signalled the end of Bulldog Breed, and the House Robots closed in for the kill, ripping Bulldog Breed apart.

"Bulldog Breed absolutely ripped apart"
— Jonathan Pearce as cease is called

Winner: Robopig

Kater Killer vs Napalm

Napalm vs kater killer

Kater Killer and Napalm clash

Katerkiller vs napalm

Kater Killer impales Napalm as it pushes Kater Killer back

Both robots edged towards the centre of the arena, with Napalm meeting Kater Killer side on. Neither robot could move each other until Kater Killer got in behind and tried to push Napalm, but Napalm pushed back and nearly forced Kater Killer into the pit. Kater Killer managed to angle away just before the they reached the pit.

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Kater Killer narrowly avoids the Pit

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Kater Killer jabs Napalm from the side

"Just gingerly moving away from the brink of the abyss."
— Jonathan Pearce as Kater Killer survives Napalm's attempted pitting

Both robots ponderously moved around, sizing each other up, before Kater Killer attacked Napalm broadside on. Again, Kater Killer struggled to push Napalm, who dug in. Cease was called with the two robots still locked together. The judges declared Napalm as the winner.

Winner: Napalm

Henry vs Haardvark

Henry Haardvark arena floor

Henry embeds itself into the arena floor

Haardvark edged towards Henry, who was spinning around in circles at first, before attacking Haardvark head on.

"They look the favourites though, don't they? The more penetrating, with that circular saw blade."
— Jonathan Pearce on Haardvark
Henry vs Haardvark

Henry is sliced into by Haardvark

Haardvark's circular saw came into play, but caused little problems for Henry, whose front spike had now got wedged on the arena floor; Matilda set it free and Henry accelerated away, but the front spike dug into the arena floor once more. Shunt released Henry this time, which allowed it to retreat once more. Haardvark continued to chase Henry, who was spinning rather dangerously near the edge of the pit. Henry then reversed and slammed into the arena wall, which allowed Haardvark to bring its Dead Metal-esque saw arm into play, causing a bit of damage to the top of Henry.

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Haardvark comes to a stop in the remaining seconds

"Oh, good control - Henry slams into the arena wall..."
— Jonathan Pearce, less than impressed by Henry's driving

Henry got away again, and started to show some aggression by ramming into Haardvark. It looked like this would go to the judges, but then, with only a few seconds left, Haardvark broke down and Henry came in with a final slam. The fight went to the judges, but Henry was given the win due to still being mobile. The judges decision was not seen or referenced when the show was aired.

Winner: Henry

Orac's Revenge vs Steg-O-Saw-Us

Steg-O-Saw-Us Oracs Revenge 1

Steg-O-Saw-Us shunts Orac's Revenge into the arena wall

Orac's Revenge was the first to attack, axing the top of Steg-O-Saw-Us, but caused no damage. Steg-O-Saw-Us then attacked Orac's Revenge head on and slammed it into the arena wall.

"Look at that power from Steg-O-Saw-Us. That was tremendous stuff."
— Jonathan Pearce

Orac's Revenge continued to axe away at Steg-O-Saw-Us, but still caused little harm to the dinosaur. Steg-O-Saw-Us slammed it against another arena wall while Orac's Revenge carried on axing, to little effect.


Steg-O-Saw-Us pits Orac's Revenge.

"Look at this power once more from Steg-O-Saw-Us. Slamming against the arena wall, this is impressive stuff, here. And I thought Steg-O-Saw-Us was the underdog going into this battle."
— Jonathan Pearce

Steg-O-Saw-Us attempted to charge into Orac's Revenge again, but missed it this time and then failed to lift up Orac's Revenge with its lifting tail while it reversed. Steg-O-Saw-Us repositioned itself for another head on charge at Orac's Revenge, and pushed it into the pit.

Dead Metal Sir Killalot Orac's Revenge

The pitted Orac's Revenge is attacked by the House Robots

"Power, precision, great control. And that's what Robot Wars is all about."
— Jonathan Pearce praises the Steg-O-Saw-Us performance.

The House Robots came in and caused damage to Orac's Revenge, even though it was already out.

Winner: Steg-O-Saw-Us

Round 2

Henry vs Steg-O-Saw-Us

Steg-O-Saw-Us Henry

Steg-O-Saw-Us bumps into Henry

Henry did not move at the start of the fight, which allowed Steg-O-Saw-Us to nudge Henry. It finally got going, but drove near Dead Metal's CPZ and stopped. Steg-O-Saw-Us edged into Henry once more, and Henry got going again. Henry then got itself stuck next to the arena wall, and just as it backed away, Steg-O-Saw-Us slammed into the back of it.

"Henry's front spike seems to have embedded it on the arena wall, and again, they do have problems here."
— Jonathan Pearce
Steg flame pit

Steg-O-Saw-Us pushed onto the flame pit

Steg-O-Saw-Us attempted to push Henry into the arena wall again, but Henry turned away, and Steg-O-Saw-Us slammed into the arena wall itself. Henry retreated, but got thrust up by an arena spike in the process. They then went into Sgt. Bash's CPZ but eventually escaped.

"Well it's not hooray Henry, because it wasn't a very good move, let's be honest. I think Sergeant was a little bit kind on letting you out there. I think Sergeant was taken by surprise, to be honest."
— Jonathan Pearce

Henry then reversed away, across the arena floor, but drove into Shunt's CPZ and got its spike impaled on the arena wall. Shunt rammed its axe through Henry's top repeatedly, before dragging it away, out from the CPZ. Henry now wasn't moving, which allowed Steg-O-Saw-Us to slam it into the arena wall.

Steg-O-Saw-Us Henry 1

Steg-O-Saw-Us rams Henry into the arena wall

"And in comes Steg-O-Saw-Us with another crumpling run, look at this - argh dear. Magnificent stuff from the Steg-O-Saw-Us team."
— Jonathan Pearce

Henry couldn't escape, and was being torched by a flame jet, before Sgt. Bash came in and cut Henry's side with his claw. Dead Metal also joined in, slicing into the back of Henry with his saw.

Henry vs Steg-O-Saw-Us

Henry on the receiving end of Dead Metal's blade

"Oh, look at that, Henry, hacked. Henry, holed. Hideous Henry. And Granny's getting a haircut."
— Jonathan Pearce as Dead Metal carves in Henry

Cease was called, with Steg-O-Saw-Us through to the heat final.

Winner: Steg-O-Saw-Us

Robopig vs Napalm

Robopig Napalm 1

Robopig pushes Napalm

The two robots met head on at the start, with Robopig attempting to use it's spike to inflict damage. It missed, and so did two more attempts with the weapon, on-target and ineffectively. Napalm's movement was limited, as it stayed near the arena floor flipper. Robopig attacked the rear end of Napalm, who brought the twin spiked arm into play, but caused no damage to Robopig.

"Well, at the moment, the victory could be in the piggy bank!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Napalm vs robopig

Robopig is flipped over

Robopig turned away in order to line up a side on assault on Napalm, driving it across the arena floor, into Shunt. Napalm escaped after Shunt caused superficial damage. Robopig continued to attack the side of Napalm, attempting to edge Napalm back towards Shunt's CPZ, but Napalm steered aside in time, nosing Robopig into Shunt and got axed itself. Robopig got away, pressed against Napalm's front, but then drove up the wedge of Napalm and got stuck on its hind wheels with its front sticking into the air. It wobbled wearily around a bit trying to drop back down onto its wheels, before falling over onto its back instead.

"Well, I don't know what happens, you turn turtle in the animal world, what happens when a piggy turns upside down?"
— Jonathan Pearce as Robopig gets stuck on its "hind legs"
Sir killalot hot under his collar

Sir Killalot ablaze

The House Robots came in, with Shunt axing the underside of Robopig and lifting it up, before Killalot took over and pushed it onto the flame pit, but he caught fire himself.

"And I think we could have, we do - smokey bacon! And Killalot's on fire too!"
— Jonathan Pearce

Winner: Napalm

Heat Final

Steg-O-Saw-Us vs Napalm

Steg-O-Saw-Us Napalm 1

Steg-O-Saw-Us accelerates Napalm into the side wall

The two robots brushed each other in their first collision. Steg-O-Saw-Us backed away, and reversed into Napalm, but didn't use the lifting tail. Steg-O-Saw-Us backed away once more, before nudging Napalm slightly. Napalm used it's twin spikes, but did so when Steg-O-Saw-Us was nowhere near it. Steg-O-Saw-Us finally decided to attack Napalm with its front, and slammed it into Shunt CPZ and against the arena wall, crumpling the front of Napalm. Napalm landed on top of Steg-O-Saw-Us, which allowed the green machine to ram Napalm back into Shunt's CPZ, and into the arena wall.

"Steg-O-Saw-Us with the shunt now, back into Shunt, in the CPZ. Napalm riding high up on Steg-O-Saw-Us, and crumpled!"
— Jonathan Pearce as Steg-O-Saw-Us relentlessly bashes Napalm
Napalm vs Steg

Steg-O-Saw-Us en route to extinguishing Napalm's hopes of a Semi Final place

Napalm attempted to retreat, but Shunt axed it and Steg-O-Saw-Us continued to give it no respite, causing one of the Napalm logos to fall out the bottom. Napalm finally edged away from Shunt, and got underneath the back of Steg-O-Saw-Us, lifting it up slightly and pinning it against the arena wall. Shunt came in to attempt to separate the two, knocking Steg-O-Saw-Us sideways onto Napalm's front. Napalm continued to pin Steg-O-Saw-Us, before Shunt and Sgt. Bash finally freed it.

"That's good work by Napalm to recover from their dreadful start."
— Jonathan Pearce
Steg-O-Saw-Us Napalm

Napalm presses Steg-O-Saw-Us up against the arena wall

Steg-O-Saw-Us slammed into the side of Napalm, and parts of Napalm started to flap and come loose. Napalm continued to use the twin spikes while Steg-O-Saw-Us wasn't behind it, which allowed it to get underneath the front of Napalm and guide it towards the arena wall once more. Steg-O-Saw-Us backed away, with Napalm still on top of it, before it dropped back down on its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us pushed Napalm side on, and then into the arena wall. It then attacked Napalm again, and shunted it in towards Sir Killalot. The House Robot used its lance and got inside of Napalm, and then crushed it against the arena wall. By this stage, Napalm's front was buckled so much that it kept digging into the arena floor.

Steg-O-Saw-Us Napalm 2

A crumpled Napalm pushes Steg-O-Saw-Us in the closing seconds

"Napalm desperately trying to stay alive. But the writing is not just on the front of Napalm - it's on the wall."
— Jonathan Pearce

Steg-O-Saw-Us continued its assault, and barged Napalm into the arena wall again. The battle ended with Napalm attempting to nudge Steg-O-Saw-Us, and the decision went to the judges, who unanimously gave Steg-O-Saw-Us the win.

Heat Winner: Steg-O-Saw-Us

"The Earth was once ruled, by the great dinosaurs, and we've still got one left, on Robot Wars!"
— Craig Charles signs off

Special Event


Six Pac mounts the ramp

Between Round 1 and Round 2 of each heat, a Special Event or Trial took place. For Heat G, it was the fourth Pinball Warrior run, featuring Six Pac.

Score: 135 points


  • Heat G marked the first of three times that Bulldog Breed and Team KaterKiller would be placed in the same heat.
  • This Heat also notable for the incident during Napalm and Robopig's battle, in which Sir Killalot caught fire.
  • Heat G was one of two Heats in Series 3 to feature two Series 2 Semi-Finalists, the other being Heat M.
  • A controversial decision occurred in this heat when Haardvark became immobile toward the end of its match with Henry. Despite the ticking down clock indicating less than 10 seconds left in the match, Haardvark was judged to have been immobilised for long enough to be eliminated.
  • Steg-O-Saw-Us was the only robot in this Heat not to have a team introduction when it was announced in its first battle. The same occurred with Triterobot later on in the series.
  • Steg-O-Saw-Us was erroneously spelled as Steg-A-Saw-Us on the battle board.
  • This was the only episode of Series 3 where Craig Charles did not say "Let the wars begin".
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