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What do you remember about the show?

24th Jun, 2016 03:24:37 AM

I don't remember the floating purple orb.

Is it a game show?

3rd Jul, 2016 01:20:42 PM

There was a UK children's gameshow from the early eighties called The Adventure Game which if I remember correctly at the end had contestants moving across a grid and trying not to be on the same square as a ball of light. A possibility?

3rd Jul, 2016 01:59:35 PM

No purple floating orb, but as well as The Adventure Game I can remember two further BBC children's shows which heavily featured puzzles that might fit the bill.

Wizbit hosted by a magician, the late Paul Daniels:

Jigsaw co-presented by the mime artist Adrian Hedley who wore a top hat as part of his costume, so might be mistaken for a magician. It had a red floating jigsaw piece rather than a purple orb though:

Edited by Aspectifer