Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire. Image shows from L to R: Aneka (India de Beaufort), Bruce (Marques Ray), Krod Mandoon (Sean Maguire), Zezelryck (Kevin Hart), Loquasto (Steve Speirs). Image credit: Hat Trick Productions.

Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire

A fantasy action comedy series which followed the adventures of Krod Mandoon and his band of ineffectual freedom fighters

Kröd Mändoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire
2009  (BBC Two)
5 (1 series)
Sean Maguire, Matt Lucas, India de Beaufort, Steve Speirs, Kevin Hart, Marques Ray, Alex Macqueen, James Murray, Remie Purtill-Clarke, John Rhys-Davies
Peter Knight, Brad Johnson
Hat Trick Productions
& Comedy Central

Krod Mandoon And The Flaming Sword Of Fire is a live-action comedy series that was billed as a character-driven show set in an ancient fantasy realm. The series follows the adventures of reluctant hero Krod Mandoon, a thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter, who is the last great hope in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor.

To help fight the great fight, Krod has assembled a band of remarkably ineffectual gang: Aneka, the beautiful pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex; Loquasto, the oafish servant with bad aim; Zezelryck, the young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning a line; and Bruce, who's simply fabulous.

Together, they must overcome a myriad of evil obstacles in their quest to save the world, including name-calling, hired assassins and bad hair days.

Our Review: This comedy was met with met with pretty much universally negative reviews. Whilst we can understand those views, we actually didn't think Krod Mandoon was that bad. Matt Lucas and Alex McQueen as the 'baddies' stole pretty much every scene they were in, making those sections of the show a joy to watch. Admittedly the bits based around Krod and his gang didn't gel to quite the same extent, with a number of gags falling flat, which was perhaps not the greatest situation for the title character to be in. And the less said about the bit where they turned into dogs the better!

Nevertheless, despite one of its funders having withdrawn support, a second series is said to be in the planning stages - should it actually be commissioned, the inevitable changes to the show could prove to be Blackadder-esque in its turnaround.