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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 Rongad / ... 11 episodes, 1984-1986
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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 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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24 May 1980 (UK)  »

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Original producer and series deviser Patrick Dowling provided on-screen introductions for the second season, and would usher the guests into the Earth/Arg shuttle. See more »

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Opening narration: [FIRST 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. Naturally, the inhabitants of Arg get a bit fed up with trippers and tend to discourage them. Often they will even nick the essential crystal off their time machines and hide it. Visitors from planet Earth enquiring after their crystal can nevertheless feel quite at home here, because the Argons are a polite race and careful to adapt ...
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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 »

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Referenced in 8 Out of 10 Cats: Episode #1.6 (2005) See more »

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Norwegian Dance, Opus 35, No. 2
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Composed by Edvard Grieg
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Here be dragons!
14 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

A very clever and funny programme, this was aimed at children but much enjoyed by adults (especially this one). I hated to miss an episode. It was a great brain workout, with that great feeling of satisfaction when you got the answers right! I also always enjoyed the Vortex, when they stepped on the wrong square at the end of the game and were evaporated just before they reached their goal... I especially appreciated the use of anagrams of "dragon" for everything - character names, currency - the lot! Even now, whenever I see a word that looks similar to an anagram of dragon, I'm transported back to The Adventure Game. With its logic problems, so much better than any of the more recent "puzzle" type games seen on TV, and the guests who appeared had intelligence. So sad to see that some of the episodes are lost, but couldn't we have the rest on a DVD, please, BBC?


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