After the celebrity editions The Crystal Maze is back proper, with teams chosen from some of the 30,000 applicants from across the nation. Maze Master Richard Ayoade guides the teams of five intrepid adventurers through the epic game show adventure via four fantastical zones: Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic.
In each zone the team will tackle Physical, Skill, Mystery and Mental challenges in a bid to win crystals. These elusive crystals each give the team five seconds in the iconic Crystal Dome where they hope to collect gold tokens to win weird and wonderful prizes. In the first episode, The Watsons – a plucky Scottish family are led by their highly competitive 22-year-old captain Catriona. Mum Fiona is on hand to boost team morale, but how will they cope when one of the team reveals they ‘can’t physically do riddles?’. Will it crack them, or will they crack the Maze?
Executive Producers: Neale Simpson, Peter Usher
Series Producers: Chris Lore, Myles Jenkins
Production Company: Fizz/RDF West
The Crystal Maze Series Return airs on Friday 25 August 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.