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Greenlit: Knight Club, BBC3

Knight Club w/t (1 x 60′) –  Follows a group of modern-day English knights as they enter the international ‘Battle of the Nations’ tournament in France – the world’s biggest and most brutal full-body contact medieval tournament and a super-tough version of historical re-enactment. As the sun rises above the tranquil French countryside, the medieval turrets of the imposing Aigues-Mortes fortress cast shadows across hundreds of medieval tents and at least 20 port-a-loos. We meet Rob, Dan, Gwilym and Sam – a gallant band of English and Welsh knights, who are part of the fledgling debut British team. Dressed head to toe in clanking armour, and wielding mighty swords, their quest is to defeat knights from countries around the world. With only a few weeks training under their chainmail, their mission is at best ambitious, at worst foolhardy. But the novice knights have that bulldog spirit and, draped in the flag of St George, they have hope in their hearts and a Ford Transit full of axes, maces and broadswords.

Channel: BBC3

Producer: Endemol

TX: Early 2014

Source: BBC press release

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