The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze was 10 August 1995 and a British game show, produced by Chatsworth Television and shown on Channel 4 February 1990. There is one set each year, with the initial four series presented the final two and by Richard O'Brien from Ed Tudor-Pole. Each show was just one hour long. The series was meant to be considered a British picture of the French programme Fort Boyard, devised by jacques-antoine. Nevertheless, the unavailability of the French show's group led British manufacturer Malcolm Heyworth to reinvent the series, with themed zones being a means to keep the series visually fresh. The show is put in"The Crystal Maze", which features four separate"zones" put in many phases of space and time. A team of six contestants participate in a set of challenges so as to acquire"time crystals". Each crystal gives the team five seconds of time indoors"The Crystal Dome", the centre piece of the compilation at which the contestants participate in their own final challenge. The maze cost #250,000 to develop and was the size of two football pitches. At its height the series was the most watched regularly attracting between 6 and 4 million viewers. In 2006 and in 2010, the series was voted"biggest UK game series of all time" by readers of UKGameshows.com. This site describes the programme as"a highly-ambitious, risky series that repaid handsomely."
Release: 1990-02-15
Genres: N/A
Duration: 60 min
Country: United Kingdom
Production: Chatsworth Television