The Crystal Maze (Channel 4, 1990-1995)
This is one of the all-time great game shows, and it’s one of the best things that Channel 4 have ever done. It doesn’t need much explanation from me what it was all about, but I’d still like to share my memories because it was a classic.
Every week six people who didn’t know one another beforehand combined to take on the challenges of The Crystal Maze by going through the various timezones and playing a variety of games. In the earliest series these were Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Industrial (which was later replaced by Ocean). They all had their own distinctive look and were very well designed, and entering the maze was a challenge in itself.
The team captain then nominates one of the contestants to play a game which is one of four categories, physical, skill, mental or mystery, where they have to…
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