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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 8 Summary

In the spectacular eighth series, expect plenty of projectile vegetation - in the form of an incredible arsenal of tomatoes and pumpkins. Plus, there's a heapload of scrappy contraptions capable of swimming, jumping, fishing, shooting, and even flight.

  • Underwater car on land

    Episode 1 - Underwater Cars

    Scrapheap is off to marvellous Margate where a team of forklifting fixers take on a crew of army helicopter heroes in a battle to build underwater cars that can rip up the ocean bed.

  • Kung Fu car smashing slab

    Episode 2 - Kung Fu Cars

    The two teams have ten hours to construct vehicles that are capable of chopping their way through a range of extremely tough targets.

  • Target

    Episode 3 - Sharp Shooters

    The two teams are tasked with building automatic arrow-firing machines for a daring challenge that tests both speed and accuracy.

  • Dairy van

    Episode 4 - AC/DC Dairy Dash

    The two teams have just 10 hours to build off-road electric cars which will compete in the mother of all milk rounds.

  • Drag boat

    Episode 5 - Drag Boats

    Three racing car engineers take on a female rally champion and her pit crew. They have just 10 hours to build the fastest waterborne machines that the show has ever seen.

  • Mini in a lake

    Episode 6 - Car Fishing

    The teams must build mechanical fishing rods capable of landing the catch of the day: three full-size Minis.

  • Pinballs

    Episode 7 - Polar Pinball

    The Lumbering Jacks go head-to-head against The Powerlifters to build machines capable of racking up points on a giant ice-bound pinball game.

  • Caber tosser

    Episode 8 - Caber Tossers

    The Big Dippers return to take on The Skids in a head-to-head Highland fling, as they build machines capable of launching lumber in caber-tossing fashion.

  • The tallest Scrapheap vehicle ever

    Episode 9 - Steeplechase

    The Beasts of Bodmin take on the Nuzzling Badgers as they battle to build vehicles capable of hurdling their way down the Scrapheap steeplechase course.

  • Large drag racers

    Episode 10 - Monster Drag Racing

    Two teams have just ten hours to build vehicles over five tonnes in weight that can tear down the special Scrapheap racing strip. It's drag racing, monster truck style!

  • Rock crawler

    Episode 11 - Rock Crawler

    The Powerlifters are facing up to the Beasts of Bodmin and must fabricate a boulder-bashing rock-crawler capable of scrambling over a specially designed course.

  • Flying contraption

    Episode 12 - Flying Machines

    The construction of crazy contraptions continues for the grand champions of 2004, with both teams competing to build a craft capable of human-powered flight in just 20 hours.

  • A pumpkin with the American flag behind

    Episode 13 - Punkin' Chunk

    It's a scraptastic list show selecting the best and worst moments from amazing builds on the heap, with its 200 tonnes of rusty refuse.

  • Target

    Episode 14 - Scrapheap Challenge Roadshow

    The first-ever Scrapheap Challenge Roadshow in which 20 teams are challenged to build tomato-flinging machines in their garages.

  • Lisa and Rob

    Episode 15 - Best of Scrapheap Challenge

    Featuring all the highs and lows and trips and tumbles, this special episode shows just what the teams faced, as well as their many crazy contraptions.

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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5 Series, 60 Episodes