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Teams compete each week to construct a junk machine, using only what they can scavenge from the scrapheap. Every series builds to a final contest - and the crowning of a champion team.

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Teams compete each week to construct a junk machine, using only what they can scavenge from the scrapheap. Every series builds to a final contest - and the crowning of a champion team.

Series 11 Summary

New presenter Dick Strawbridge challenges scrappers from all over the country to take him and his team on in new-look Scrapheap Challenge.

The shows come from events all over the UK, where teams compete against each other in specially designed challenges to win the chance to go head to head with Dick's Diamonds.

  • Series 1

    Episode 1 - Chariots

    Dick Strawbridge throws down the gauntlet as he challenges three teams to build and race chariots at historic Hever castle.

    Each team has four weeks and £450 towards costs to build their contenders while Dick's Diamonds - Strawbridge, resident engineer Jim Milner and guest expert Nikki Woolmore - get just one week for their bid for glory.

  • Series 1

    Episode 2 - Stuck in the Mud

    If you go down to the woods today, chaos rules as three teams take on Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds in crazy challenges in the squelching mud of Beaulieu.

    From retrieving bombs to speed trials, who's got what it takes to win the day and who ends up stuck in the mud?

  • Series 1

    Episode 3 - Water Power

    Dick Strawbridge challenges the Scrappers to build a machine powered by water.

    What wacky designs will the three home teams come up with in their bids to beat dastardly Dick and his Diamonds at Beaulieu, home of the national motor museum?

    And who comes a cropper when the determination to win gets the better of them?

  • Series 1

    Episode 4 - Blow Football

    Who's got enough puff to beat Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds in a game of blow football?

    There's pandemonium on the pitch as two teams have four weeks to build machines for two rounds of challenges before facing Strawbridge in the final.

  • Series 1

    Episode 5 - Medieval Thrower

    Hever Castle is the scene of medieval merriment and madness as Scrapheap Challengers arrive with monster-sized throwing machines to lob cabbages - and Robin Hood - as far as they can.

    Who's got the engineering edge to take on Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds?

  • Series 1

    Episode 6 - Monster Golf

    Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds are in the heart of Scotland with a challenge to build machines to play monster golf.

    Two home teams have made it to Blair Castle and are ready to tee off. But who's got what it takes to triumph in this crazy game?

  • Series 1

    Episode 7 - Super Surfboards

    Bondi Beach it ain't, but Bristol Docks is witness to surfing like surfing's never been seen before.

    Three teams of scrappers must build giant motorised surfboards that can be steered by weight transfer alone to go as fast as they can, weaving their way around obstacles, and hoping to face Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds in a final challenge.

  • Series 1

    Episode 8 - Mobile Mortars

    Dick Strawbridge challenges the scrappers to build machines capable of travelling over rough terrain and firing missiles at multiple targets from fixed, rotating or adjustable launchers.

    Competition is fierce as the three teams build crazy creations in a bid to take on Dick and his Diamonds. But one team suffers a disaster...

  • Series 1

    Episode 9 - Caber Tossing

    Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds return to Scotland for some Highland games, Scrapheap-style. Three teams must build machines capable of tossing a 70kg, 18-foot caber through 270 degrees and landing it straight as well as hurling a 25kg boulder as far as they can.

    Who's got the brawn and the brains to win the day?

  • Series 1

    Episode 10 - Chariots

    Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds take on three new teams of scrappers for more chaotic chariot racing.

  • Series 1

    Episode 11 - Stuck in the Mud

    This episode boasts bombs to retrieve, speed trials to complete and mud like you've never seen before.

    Who gets stuck in the mud when three new teams take on Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds deep in the woods of Beaulieu?

  • Series 1

    Episode 12 - Water Power

    They lost at the same event last time out, so can Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds turn the tables when they take on three new teams to build machines powered by water alone?

    Not only must the contenders' creations convert water into propulsion, but they've also got to be manoeuvrable, fast and able to tackle some tough Scrapheap challenges.

  • Series 1

    Episode 13 - Blow Football

    Three teams have four weeks to build machines with enough puff to trounce Dick Strawbridge and his Diamonds in a madcap game of blow football.

    In their last outing, the Diamonds caused carnage on the road to a crushing defeat. Have they got enough hot air to beat the new contenders?

Scrapheap Challenge synopsis

Teams compete each week to construct a junk machine, using only what they can scavenge from the scrapheap. Every series builds to a final contest - and the crowning of a champion team.

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