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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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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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.25 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Duo in G, Opus 34
(uncredited)
Composed by Ferdinando Carulli
Performed by Julian Bream and John Williams
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Doog Yrev!
4 June 2005 | by film_andySee all my reviews

BBC 2. The 80's.

The Drogna Game... The Vortex... Chegwin... This is what classic TV is about: Minor celebrities of the era grovelling to a potted plant which just so happens to be royalty. Genius.

Can't really remember what exactly it was all about, or if indeed there was a point to it all - I just have incredibly fond memories of this show, mainly due to how daft and baffling it all was.

I seem to recall Moira Stewert being in there somewhere, Noel Edmonds, Fern Britton, Cheggers... probably Richard Stilgoe or the likes of...

They certainly don't make 'em like THIS anymore...


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