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Channel 4 hopes nostalgia pays with Crystal Maze return


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

August 31, 2016 | 2 min read

Cult gameshow Crystal Maze is to make a brief return to TV screens as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up to Cancer night (21 October).

Crystal Maze

Crystal Maze

The 90s TV staple is known for its unconventional style, challenges and the hosting by the Rocky Horror Show’s Richard O’Brien (who also created the adventure format).

Rumoured to host was Doctor Who actor David Tennant, joined by a cast of celebrities, according to The Sun. The claim was later in the day dispelled by the Guardian.

A source told the Sun: "Even two decades after it last aired, there are very few shows that have been as magical and action-packed as The Crystal Maze. It is still remembered extremely fondly today.

"Channel 4 are hoping to tap into that nostalgia and believe viewers will jump at the chance to finally take on the show’s adventurous challenges themselves."

It was added that the show could make a full return with a new series if it is well received by audiences.

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