Ray Lockton, captain of the winning team in Series 5 (1991).

Ray Lockton (1991)

By Nicholas Lam

The captain of the Series 5 winners shares a gallery of the team's Knightmare journey, from the audition to the tour of the Anglia set.


This is a fascinating insight into what Knightmare teams went through, from the correspondence sent by Broadsword to downtime in the studio outside of filming.

The audition

Ray Lockton and team leave Exeter station for their Knightmare audition.
The boys leave Exeter station.

Ray Lockton and team arrive at Maidenhead for their Knightmare audition.
Maidenhead. The audition room is above the entrance.

Correspondence

Broadsword confirms that Ray Lockton and team have made the top-ten shortlist for Series 5.
Broadsword says the team has made the top-ten shortlist.

The correspondence to an invited team includes a list of Knightmare crew the team will meet during their filming.
A list of Knightmare crew the team will meet during their filming.

Travel

Ray Lockton and team at London King's Cross on their way to Norwich for filming.
At London King's Cross on arrivals day.

Ray Lockton and team arrive into Norwich station to begin their Knightmare filming experience.
Arrival into Norwich station. Let the fun begin.

Ray Lockton and team move into their Norwich hotel.
The boys move into their Norwich hotel.

The studios

Ray Lockton and team use the Amiga in the green room at Anglia.
The green room at Anglia, equipped with an Amiga.

Dungeoneer Ben is wired up by the stage manager.
The day comes. The team are wired up.

Afterwards

Ray Lockton is congratulated by Clifford Norgate (Hordriss) after the team's win.
Ray is congratulated by Clifford Norgate (Hordriss).

Ray Lockton and team mix with cast and crew after their victory.
The team with cast and crew, including Tim Child's daughters.

Behind the scenes

Ray Lockton and team on the Knightmare bluescreen, with Tim and Sue Child.
The team on the bluescreen, with Tim and Sue Child.

Tim Child shows Ray Lockton and team how Smirkenorff works.
The boys are shown how Smirkenorff works.

The sound room at Anglia Studios.
Backstage. The sound room.

One of the edit suites at Anglia Studios were the graphics for Knightmare were controlled.
Backstage. Graphics control.

Going home

Ray Lockton and team on the train back to Exeter.
The boys travelled back to Exeter with the following team, who perished in Level 1.

Aftermath

Ray Lockton receives a congratulatory note from Broadsword.
Ray gets a congratulatory note from Broadsword with dates for the transmission of their quest.

Ray Lockton and team receive a congratulatory card with details of their quest.
A congratulatory card.

Ray Lockton and team receive a letter from Andrea Barber of the following team (front).
The team receive a letter from Andrea Barber of the following team.

Ray Lockton and team receive a letter from Andrea Barber of the following team (back).

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All photos here, excluding gameplay, are © Ray Lockton (1991).

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