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The Crystal Maze

Season 5 2018

  • 2018-07-20T19:00:00Z on Channel 4
  • 45 mins
  • 4 hours, 30 mins (6 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • Game Show

The popular 1990s game show returns - after last October's one-off revival as part of Stand Up to Cancer - for a full series, with comedian and film-maker Richard Ayoade stepping into the shoes of previous hosts Richard O'Brien, Edward Tudor Pole and Stephen Merchant.

6 episodes

5x01 The Gamers

  • Season Premiere

    2018-07-20T19:00:00Z — 45 mins

Richard Ayoade guides everyday adventurers hoping to make it to the Crystal Dome. Will a team comprised of people paid to play computer games for a living be able to nerd their way to victory?

5x02 The London Girls

  • 2018-07-27T19:00:00Z — 45 mins

It takes self-belief, attitude and quick wits to conquer the Maze. Tonight's team, The London Girls, are overflowing with two of the three qualities. Will Maze Master Richard Ayoade ever be able to keep control of this calamitous and kamikaze bunch?

5x03 The Holmes Family

  • 2018-08-03T19:00:00Z — 45 mins

Maze master Richard Ayoade leads the Holmes family around the maze as they attempt to win precious crystals and not have a major falling out.

5x04 Let's Get Medical

  • 2018-08-10T19:00:00Z — 45 mins

Richard Ayoade guides the Let's Get Medical team - a group of medical students - in this week's challenge. They may be used to studying the complexities of the human body, but the pressure of the mighty maze can turn even the brightest minds to mush.

5x05 The Vikings

  • 2018-08-17T19:00:00Z — 45 mins

Today's team are called The Vikings because they spend most of their spare time living like Vikings! As they travel through the Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Industrial zones they'll learn the answer to the question: 'can you ever have too much testosterone in a room'?

5x06 The Science Nerds

  • 2018-08-24T19:00:00Z — 45 mins

This episode's team are The Science Nerds, proving that putting the words 'science' and 'nerds' in the name of your team isn't necessarily a guarantee of competence. Richard Ayoade oversees the antics.