Have you got The Krypton Factor?

The Krypton Factor

For almost 20 years, one game show stood head and shoulders above all others in the UK – The Krypton Factor. Starting in 1979 and running through to 1995, this multi-format show pitted 4 contestants against each other in a series of mental and physical challenges and, for my family, was must-watch TV each week.

This 1983 episode was a ‘Great Britons’ special, featuring some of Britains’ finest. I love the number block puzzle in round 3 which really foxes one of the contestants.

Sadly this episode doesn’t include the true star of the show – the flight simulator – introduced in 1986. Watching random people trying to land a variety of aircraft was thrilling, especially when they would accidentally ditch Concorde into the sea. Here’s a little of the simulator from some of the early 90’s episodes.

I would have loved to have taken part in this show… or at least that is what I tell myself…

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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