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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Patrick Dowling
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4   3   2   1  
1986   1984   1981   1980  
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Series cast summary:
Chris Lever Chris Lever ...  Gandor 22 episodes, 1980-1986
Charmian Gradwell Charmian Gradwell ...  Gnoard 16 episodes, 1980-1984
Bill Homewood ...  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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BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 May 1980 (UK) See more »

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The series pilot was never broadcast. Featuring a live audience, it overran in studio - and also contained a game involving the electrical conductivity of salt water, something it was felt was highly inappropriate for a series which children would be watching. 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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Featured in 8 Out of 10 Cats: Episode #1.6 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Norwegian Dance, Opus 35, No. 2
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Composed by Edvard Grieg
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A Brilliant Children's Programme
2 February 2002 | by Jools-10See all my reviews

For years I could never remember the name of the show but I always could remember what happened. This was like a very early Crystal Maze where you had to work problems/puzzles out in order to win the crystals. At the end before you were allowed to leave you had to walk along a space type maze and avoid a white beam of electricity to get home.


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