The original Crystal Maze

I’m in Paris this evening, and have come home after dinner (I have an early train to Barcelona) to a bizarre but rather engaging French game show on France 2 called Fort Boyard. It’s a puzzles-and-physical-challenges show set in a real Napoleonic fort on a sandbank off the Normandy coast. Top that, Countdown!

It was, apparently, the original for the UK show the Crystal Maze, and I have to say it’s quite a bit better – as is perhaps shown by the fact that this is series 17!