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

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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: [FOURTH 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. The Argons, a polite race, nevertheless have a regrettable sense of humor, and enjoy testing the wit and perspicacity of any visitors. This testing of alien intelligences has become rather a popular past-time for the Argons, and it's one of their top-rated television shows. Now, thanks to the miracle of hyperspace laser-relays, we can ...
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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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(second season theme-tune)
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Challenging fun galactic adventure game
3 May 2004 | by kirk-78See 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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