The Crystal Maze is 30!

By | February 15, 2020

Yes and well done.

However what we really want to know is did you make your own versions as a kid and were they any good?

Needless to say, love this and puts “balancing Swarovski crystals on the back of books and climbing over the bed” to shame. But what did you come up with?

11 thoughts on “The Crystal Maze is 30!

  1. Des Elmes

    Completely off-topic I know… but I’m seeing reports that Caroline Flack has been found dead.

    Nothing on the BBC site yet, but it’s tragic if true – no matter what one made of the charges against her.

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  2. Des Elmes

    Confirmed now. Jesus. 🙁

    What does *this* mean for Love Island’s future?

    Also, Dan Wootton really is a piece of work. No disrespect intended to those who *do* like him, mind.

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    1. Brig Bother Post author

      I don’t think it means anything for Love Island’s future to be honest, her position on it was untenable as it stood back in pre-production, it’s difficult to find the show at fault here.

      Obviously she has been no angel and so is difficult to canonise, but it’s sad all the same. She had hosted several shows that we liked after all.

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      1. Chris B

        I think in the very short term it’s inevitable there will be some affect on Love Island. Still one week to go on the current series, but it probably can’t be understated the impact it will likely have on the crew out there who will have worked with her – and the two public faces of the series Iain and Laura who were close friends with her.

        Tonight’s show was scrapped, albeit an unseen clips show that rates poorly compared to the rest of the week, but I can’t see Aftersun airing again this run (there is also a daily official podcast) maybe even bringing the final forward to get it over and done with? Not sure really.

        I think whilst the sensible opinion is the show really isn’t at fault, I think it will inevitably have its future questioned because people link these things together. If the summer series goes ahead it’s probably a crucial one for the show given all the off screen stuff, but also this winter run is the first series the public have decided it’s gone a bit stale (although ratings have still been very good for ITV2, but not as amazing as past series)

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        1. Brandon

          The Surjury, the Channel 4 show
          she hosted about plastic surgery about plastic surgery, was previously just rescheduled but now has been confirmed as cancelled before a single episode has aired.

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      2. David B

        This is the third death linked to the show, so they’re will need to be some kind of review.

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        1. Brig Bother Post author

          Yep, they’ll be a review, and then nothing will happen because the show isn’t at fault here and it makes loadsamoney.

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  3. Chris M. Dickson

    To get back to the original: not that I recall, but I did once make a paper (pseudo-board game, pseudo-RPG) version of The Adventure Game. I’m sure it was much more rudimentary and rubbish than anything put together by Mr. Wheeler.

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  4. John R

    Just me then that had a lemonade bottle with a small hole in it as a timer in the garden followed by a swift clout from my mother when she found I had ‘borrowed’ the top from her rather expensive decanter set to use as a crystal…

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