The Adventure Game (1980– )

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Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole... See full summary »


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1986 | 1984 | 1981 | 1980
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Series cast summary:
Chris Lever ...
 Gandor (22 episodes, 1980-1986)
Charmian Gradwell ...
 Gnoard (16 episodes, 1980-1984)
 Rongad / ... (12 episodes, 1984-1986)


Three people are stranded on a planet on the far side of the galaxy. In order to return to earth they must first locate a crystal to power their spacecraft. But (and this is where the whole thing begins to get tricky) to find the crystal they must navigate their way through a series of practical and mental problems, devised by a fiendish alien intelligence Written by Anonymous

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vortex | contest | aspidistra | puzzle


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24 May 1980 (UK)  »

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The idea of children being able to phone in helpful suggestions was briefly considered, before it was realized that this would mean transmitting the show live. The concept resurfaced in the third season with pre-filmed viewer inserts. See more »


Opening narration: [FOURTH SEASON] Many light years away, on the far side of the galaxy, in a region often visited by time-travelers, lies Arg. A small planet of little consequence. The Argons, a polite race, nevertheless have a regrettable sense of humor, and enjoy testing the wit and perspicacity of any visitors. This testing of alien intelligences has become rather a popular past-time for the Argons, and it's one of their top-rated television shows. Now, thanks to the miracle of hyperspace laser-relays, we can ...
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Also, all the credits are worded to contain the word "Arg" - the credit for Set Design is Argitecture, Art Design is Visions of Arg, on so on. These credit changes were made because the show purports to be a broadcast of a game show from another planet. See more »


Featured in The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows (2001) See more »


Duo in G, Opus 34
Composed by Ferdinando Carulli
Performed by Julian Bream and John Williams
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Challenging fun galactic adventure game
3 May 2004 | by (Blackburn, England) – See all my reviews

The adventure game was one of my favourite programmes as a child. Set somewhere in the galaxy, the contestants had to solve problems to earn credits (known as drogma or something like that). The game had these plants that the contestants interacted with and at the end they had to navigate from one side of the vortex to the other side. I wish they would bring it back but the BBC had a habit of doing away with good programmes and replacing them with crap (eg the chess programme "The master game" and "The adventure game").

I don't know what it is, but TV programs back in the early to mid 80's were so much more interesting and stimulating than what we have today.

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