The Crystal Maze

The BEST episodes of The Crystal Maze

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A team of 6 contestants play a series of physical, mental, skill and mystery games across 4 themed zones gaining as many crystals as possible which determine how many seconds they get as they attempt to win a prize inside the Crystal Dome.

Last Updated: 4/10/2022Network: Channel 4
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Dave Coplin, Andrea Addis, Steve Phillips, Lisa O'Hanlou, Harry Gould, Joanne Hopkins
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Dave Coplin, Andrea Addis, Steve Phillips, Lisa O'Hanlou, Harry Gould, Joanne Hopkins

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/1991

Episode three. Watch Richard O Brien destroy more egos with witty quips and put downs..... Contestants: Dave Coplin, Andrea Addis, Steve Phillips, Lisa O'Hanlou, Harry Gould, Joanne Hopkins

Wendy Brown (25), Hilary Carr (26), Dave Murphey (29), Andrew Kinnon (16), Spencer Martin (24), Jane Burt (32)
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9.00
2 votes

#2 - Wendy Brown (25), Hilary Carr (26), Dave Murphey (29), Andrew Kinnon (16), Spencer Martin (24), Jane Burt (32)

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/15/1993

Episode Three. Ahhh more morons in the maze. Lead by Jane Burt who is a "Contracts Administrator" whatever the hell that is. She is the team captain and utterly hopeless at it. I wonder if she enjoyed her swim in the Aztec Zone? Contracts Administrator??? So that makes me a Crystal Maze Guide Writer then? Contestants : Wendy Brown (25), Hilary Carr (26), Dave Murphey (29), Andrew Kinnon (16), Spencer Martin (24), Jane Burt (32)

Wendy Snedden (26), Sarah White (17), Michelle Gilder (28), Andrew Sansome (37), Dave Regan (28), Garry Procter (33)
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8.67
3 votes

#3 - Wendy Snedden (26), Sarah White (17), Michelle Gilder (28), Andrew Sansome (37), Dave Regan (28), Garry Procter (33)

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/22/1993

Episode Four. This week, for once the team is pretty good and win nine crystals...I say pretty good, it would have been ten crystals, but one of the was dropped in game. Oh well... Contestants : Wendy Snedden (26), Sarah White (17), Michelle Gilder (28), Andrew Sansome (37), Dave Regan (28), Garry Procter (33)

Ali Mohammed, John Claro, Louise Lockhart, Adrian Bell, Siobhan Ugram, Julia Horsley
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8.50
2 votes

#4 - Ali Mohammed, John Claro, Louise Lockhart, Adrian Bell, Siobhan Ugram, Julia Horsley

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/18/1991

Episode five. Good old Reckless Rick is back to guide another collection of imbeciles through the maze.... Will they win? Or will they get locked in???? Contestants: Ali Mohammed, John Claro, Louise Lockhart, Adrian Bell, Siobhan Ugram, Julia Horsley

Pat Brown, Gad Delworth, Claire Bethell, Elaine Day, Martin Murphy, Jeremy Taylor
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8.03
31 votes

#5 - Pat Brown, Gad Delworth, Claire Bethell, Elaine Day, Martin Murphy, Jeremy Taylor

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/29/1990

The Seventh Episode. The objective of the show was to amass as many 'time crystals' (golf ball-sized Swarovski glass crystals) as possible by playing the games in each zone. When the team reached the Crystal Dome, they had to collect as many gold "tokens" as possible in order to win a prize. Each crystal that the team won earlier would allow them five seconds of time in the Dome.

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Ian 'Jogger' Jones (20), Howard Fuller (25), Jane Barling (24), Nicola Willis (27), Clare McKennon (24), Vincent O'Sullivan (28)
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8.00
6 votes

#6 - Ian 'Jogger' Jones (20), Howard Fuller (25), Jane Barling (24), Nicola Willis (27), Clare McKennon (24), Vincent O'Sullivan (28)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/15/1990

The Fifth Episode. Originally, Chatsworth Television intended to make a British version of the French show Fort Boyard, but when it became clear that the fort would not be available at the time of the pilot show, Fort Boyard's creator Jacques Antoine was consulted about developing an alternative format that could be shot elsewhere. As a result, the show ended up using a concept similar to Fort Boyard, but was substantially different in presentation and style. It was filmed on a very large set, originally at H Stage in Shepperton Studios, but in later series at an adapted aircraft hangar named Aces High Studios, at North Weald Airfield in Essex. Channel 5 later bought the rights to Fort Boyard and made their own version, using the original set, running from 1998 to 2001.

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Leslie Bibby, Annette Kay, Stuart Evans, Diane Watoilove, Gavin Tagg, Nikki Bedford
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8.00
4 votes

#7 - Leslie Bibby, Annette Kay, Stuart Evans, Diane Watoilove, Gavin Tagg, Nikki Bedford

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/28/1991

Season two episode two. What fun and frolics will befall this weeks contestants. Watch and find out.... Contestants: Leslie Bibby, Annette Kay, Stuart Evans, Diane Watoilove, Gavin Tagg, Nikki Bedford

Kim Bradshaw, Rachael Duncan, Matt Kiessling, Kate Finn, Gary Holderness, James Songster
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8.00
2 votes

#8 - Kim Bradshaw, Rachael Duncan, Matt Kiessling, Kate Finn, Gary Holderness, James Songster

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/1991

Episode four. Can you see the Crystal??? What do I have to do????? How much time have I got left?????? GET OUT.....GET OUUUTTTTT!!!!! Contestants: Kim Bradshaw, Rachael Duncan, Matt Kiessling, Kate Finn, Gary Holderness, James Songster

Caroline McCann (19), Morag Monaghan (26), Tony Philpps (25), Ray Wallace (34), Ian MacGregor (32), Sharon Melarkey (32)
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8.00
1 votes

#9 - Caroline McCann (19), Morag Monaghan (26), Tony Philpps (25), Ray Wallace (34), Ian MacGregor (32), Sharon Melarkey (32)

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/13/1993

Episode Seven. Classic set of idiots this week. They manage to get two of the team locked in games, and only win four crystals. They end up at the dome with only the four of them to play. Probably the worst performance of the whole fourth series is here. Contestants : Caroline McCann (19), Morag Monaghan (26), Tony Philpps (25), Ray Wallace (34), Ian MacGregor (32), Sharon Melarkey (32)

Nick Hall (22), Fraser Renton (22), Louise Fothergill (22), Angela Goddard (37), Yvette Mayo (29), Ken Day (25)
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7.55
64 votes

#10 - Nick Hall (22), Fraser Renton (22), Louise Fothergill (22), Angela Goddard (37), Yvette Mayo (29), Ken Day (25)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/15/1990

This is the FIRST EVER episode of The Crystal Maze. It was a British game show, produced by Chatsworth Television and shown on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 15 February 1990 and 10 August 1995. There was one series per year, with the first four series presented by Richard O'Brien and the final two by Ed Tudor-Pole, who made his debut in the 1993 Christmas special. Each show was one hour long, including adverts.

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Anne Albinson (20), Keith Schrod (34), Andrew Noble (21), Jo Williams (21), Sheila Smith (40), Mark Johnson (25)
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7.50
2 votes

#11 - Anne Albinson (20), Keith Schrod (34), Andrew Noble (21), Jo Williams (21), Sheila Smith (40), Mark Johnson (25)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/5/1992

Its time for episode Seven. And another bunch of under achievers face Richard and the maze...a very average team here... Contestants : Anne Albinson (20), Keith Schrod (34), Andrew Noble (21), Jo Williams (21), Sheila Smith (40), Mark Johnson (25)

Andrew Livsey (32), Andy Harris (26), Sue Whatley (25), Jayne Fleat (16), Marcia Scott (21), Michael Court (36)
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7.29
42 votes

#12 - Andrew Livsey (32), Andy Harris (26), Sue Whatley (25), Jayne Fleat (16), Marcia Scott (21), Michael Court (36)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/22/1990

The Second Episode. The Show was originally intended to be a British remake of the French programme Fort Boyard, devised by Jacques Antoine. However, the unavailability of the French show's set led British producer Malcolm Heyworth to reinvent the show using themed zones as a means to keep the show visually fresh.

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Chris Curtis, Jeff Whiteway, Neil Brown, Helen Bertulsons, Nicola Courtney, Julie Rosworth
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7.25
4 votes

#13 - Chris Curtis, Jeff Whiteway, Neil Brown, Helen Bertulsons, Nicola Courtney, Julie Rosworth

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/2/1991

Episode Seven of Season Two. Richard is at it again with another team of pillocks..... The Contestants : Chris Curtis, Jeff Whiteway, Neil Brown, Helen Bertulsons, Nicola Courtney, Julie Rosworth

Sharon Jackman (30), Sue Macey (24), Glyn Talbot (22), Andrew Williams (23), Charlie Baker (21), Sara Marks (30)
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7.22
37 votes

#14 - Sharon Jackman (30), Sue Macey (24), Glyn Talbot (22), Andrew Williams (23), Charlie Baker (21), Sara Marks (30)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/1/1990

The fourth Episode. The Crystal Maze was one of the most daring and popular programmes produced by Channel 4. The maze cost £250,000 to build and was the size of two football pitches. The show was at the time the most watched on Channel 4, attracting up to 7 million viewers at its height and has been described as "a highly-ambitious, high-risk show that paid off handsomely."

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Keith Rowling (25), Chris Cairns (29), Erica Smith (28), Rosie Gaskin (24), Liz Maxim (16), Roland Hopkins (23)
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7.21
34 votes

#15 - Keith Rowling (25), Chris Cairns (29), Erica Smith (28), Rosie Gaskin (24), Liz Maxim (16), Roland Hopkins (23)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/21/1991

So begins the Second series of the legend that is the Crystal maze. Watch another collection of brain dead idiots with advanced qualifications that cant do the simplest of things, like wire up a plug.... Contestants: Keith Rowling (25), Chris Cairns (29), Erica Smith (28), Rosie Gaskin (24), Liz Maxim (16), Roland Hopkins (23)

Dawn Window (28), Alan Holloway (21), Russell Barrett (21), Paulette Gordon Stewart (32), Martin Robertson (29), Fiona Thompson (29)
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7.14
29 votes

#16 - Dawn Window (28), Alan Holloway (21), Russell Barrett (21), Paulette Gordon Stewart (32), Martin Robertson (29), Fiona Thompson (29)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/12/1990

The Nineth Episode. Before each game in a zone, the team captain (or vice captain should the team captain be locked in) would choose which contestant would play and which type of challenge the game would involve. Games were classed as either: Physical (tests of speed and strength) Mental (tests of brainpower often involving maths or word association) Skill (tests of dexterity and accuracy), Mystery (tests of logic and cunning).

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Celia Poole, Alison Horne, Nigel Ward, Jeffrey Priest, Philip Hawthorne, Elizabeth Reeves
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7.13
30 votes

#17 - Celia Poole, Alison Horne, Nigel Ward, Jeffrey Priest, Philip Hawthorne, Elizabeth Reeves

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/5/1990

The Eighth Episode. In each episode, a team consisting of three men and three women (including a team captain and vice-captain) would enter the 'maze'. The teams were put together by Chatsworth from individual applicants, only meeting each other for the first time on the day before filming their episode. Gameplay was co-operative throughout. Starting from a pre-determined zone, the team played three or four games of various types in each zone, travelling through the four zones in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. At the end of the show after playing all four zones, they entered the Crystal Dome.

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Andy Champion (41), Sarah Brothwell (??), Simon Cummins (27), Sally-Ann Ockwell (24), Trever Grundy (37), Melinda Brecknell (22)
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7.11
36 votes

#18 - Andy Champion (41), Sarah Brothwell (??), Simon Cummins (27), Sally-Ann Ockwell (24), Trever Grundy (37), Melinda Brecknell (22)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/1/1990

The Third Episode. The series is set in "The Crystal Maze", which is set within four different "zones" set in various periods of time and space. A team of six contestants take part in a selection of challenges in order to win "time crystals". Each crystal gives the team five seconds of time inside "The Crystal Dome", the heart of the maze where the contestants take part in their final challenge.

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Lorraine Molloy (20), Jane Pares (29), Paul Alford (26), Jim Collier (34), Pamela Hodgkins (30), Mark Goodman (23)
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7.10
29 votes

#19 - Lorraine Molloy (20), Jane Pares (29), Paul Alford (26), Jim Collier (34), Pamela Hodgkins (30), Mark Goodman (23)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/22/1990

The Sixth Episode. The set was divided into four "zones" set in different periods of time and space. For the first three series, the zones were Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval and Industrial. From series four onwards Industrial was replaced by Ocean (set on the S.S. Atlantis, a sunken ship trapped in an air bubble on the edge of an abyss in the Pacific Ocean). At the centre of the maze was the Crystal Dome, a giant geometric acrylic glass 'crystal' where the teams play their final challenge after playing games in each of the four Zones.

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John Kent, Pamela Murphy, Elizabeth Smart, Helen Egan, Edward Sutton, Jonathan Elliott
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7.07
30 votes

#20 - John Kent, Pamela Murphy, Elizabeth Smart, Helen Egan, Edward Sutton, Jonathan Elliott

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/26/1990

The Eleventh Episode. Each game had a time limit of two, two-and-a-half, or three minutes. If the contestant failed to exit the chamber within this time limit, before the timer hit zero, they would be 'locked in.' Additionally in a minority of games, known as 'automatic lock-in' games, the contestant could also be locked in by committing a foul, for example by touching the floor if this was forbidden for that game, or by setting off an 'alarm' three times. If the contestant breached the penalty rules in an 'automatic lock-in' game, they would be locked in straight away, irrespective of whether or not they had obtained the crystal, and regardless of how much time they had left. Contestants who were 'locked in' were unable to play further, unless the team captain chose to buy a contestant's freedom at the cost of a previously earned crystal, which could be done at any time after the lock-in.

Julian Anthony (20), Alison Hayward (30), Michael Kempster (20), Kate Jackman (23), Christina Prodrumou (19), Philip Marsh (23)
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7.03
30 votes

#21 - Julian Anthony (20), Alison Hayward (30), Michael Kempster (20), Kate Jackman (23), Christina Prodrumou (19), Philip Marsh (23)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/19/1990

The Tenth Episode. The chosen team member would be sent into a chamber to play a game, and their team-mates could advise them from outside (except in specific mental games where the team would be instructed not to confer, although general encouragement could still be shouted in). Successfully solving the puzzle would release a crystal.

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Ivan Cummings, Andy Fawcett, Neal Williams, Claire Nortcliff, Elizabeth Hurdman, Janet McKenzie
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7.00
1 votes

#22 - Ivan Cummings, Andy Fawcett, Neal Williams, Claire Nortcliff, Elizabeth Hurdman, Janet McKenzie

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/9/1991

Episode Eight. Setting - The Crystal Maze... and Richard O Brien in rip roaring form, destroying the hopes of the team, and generally ripping them to pieces with his acidic wit as another collection of berks try to work out how to get a small ball to drop through a small hole.... Contestants : Ivan Cummings, Andy Fawcett, Neal Williams, Claire Nortcliff, Elizabeth Hurdman, Janet McKenzie

Nicola Ford (20), Donna Kelly (25), Richard Colburn (28), Rachael Schilling (24), Tony Pantelli (23), Nicolas Gout (27)
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7.00
1 votes

#23 - Nicola Ford (20), Donna Kelly (25), Richard Colburn (28), Rachael Schilling (24), Tony Pantelli (23), Nicolas Gout (27)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/23/1991

Episode Ten. Another episode of legendary shenanigans from the Maze of Crystals....Watch the hilarity as Richard finally loses patience and attempts to teach a brain dead fool how to count and add up... Contestants : Nicola Ford (20), Donna Kelly (25), Richard Colburn (28), Rachael Schilling (24), Tony Pantelli (23), Nicolas Gout (27)

Sandie Funnell (37), Mark McCarthy (29), Aileen Moran (20), Grant Phipps (35), Louise Gardiner (19), Dominic Gonzalez (26)
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7.00
1 votes

#24 - Sandie Funnell (37), Mark McCarthy (29), Aileen Moran (20), Grant Phipps (35), Louise Gardiner (19), Dominic Gonzalez (26)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/30/1991

Episode Eleven. The Maze Master is here for a collection of cunning games to be played by a collection of clueless gimps. Can the young lady get the handle put together the right way round? Can she turn it fast enough to get the crystal? Or will it be a lock in?? Contestants : Sandie Funnell (37), Mark McCarthy (29), Aileen Moran (20), Grant Phipps (35), Louise Gardiner (19), Dominic Gonzalez (26)

Laura Knight, David Carnall, Jane Morland, David MacPherson, Viveca Selhurst, David Beatie
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7.00
1 votes

#25 - Laura Knight, David Carnall, Jane Morland, David MacPherson, Viveca Selhurst, David Beatie

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/6/1991

Episode 12. Richard is back with another team of 80s throwbacks, who have decided to humiliate themselves on national television. What is going to happen this time????? Will a qualified airline pilot be unable to tell the difference between a red and green light? Or will he get confused by which way UP is supposed to be??? Contestants : Laura Knight, David Carnall, Jane Morland, David MacPherson, Viveca Selhurst, David Beatie