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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Chris Lever ...
 Gandor (22 episodes, 1980-1986)
Charmian Gradwell ...
 Gnoard (16 episodes, 1980-1984)
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 Rongad / ... (12 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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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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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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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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