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Survive the 80s

Survive the 80s

Four teams of millennials are submerged in the cheesy pop-culture and mysterious technology of the 80s. How will they cope with the pre-internet age?

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Thursday 28 May

    PG Lisa Chappell rose to fame in the 1980s, starring in the highly fashionable and fabulous TV series GLOSS. She joins Guy to help him decide which team has the best 80s hairstyle, and also who walks the catwalk with the most 80s flair.

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      • Thursday 23 Jul

      G Season Finale: Remember the rolls of film from 1980? In a surprise twist the photos are back from the chemist, after being developed. Who better to judge the teams' modelling than Lorraine Downes? She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss Universe 1983.

      • Thursday 16 Jul

      PG Beware of the Horseman! The teams were warned, and now they must compete in a HORROR (acting) challenge. Actor and director Chelsie Preston-Crayford joins Guy to watch the teams' performances, and judge who died the best.

      • Thursday 9 Jul

      PG The songs from the 80s are back and award-winning music video directors VISION THING (Dom and Ian) are here to help the teams bring their music video fantasies to life! And judge them for it, of course.

      • Thursday 2 Jul

      PG Musician Tim Stewart from Supergroove and Hopetoun Brown joins the teams to mentor them through the songwriting process. Who can create and perform their own 80s smash hit song?

      • Thursday 25 Jun

      PG The games speak for themselves, as the teams compete in some classic 80s arcade, computer and console games for the most points!

      • Thursday 18 Jun

      PG Dallas Barnett, actor from The Hobbit and AFK, returns to the 80s and brings his passion for Dungeons and Dragons to life as the Dungeon Master. He guides our teams through a game as they defeat riddles, battle soldiers and must face off with the final boss - played by Vanya Essin, also one of the stars of AFK.

      • Thursday 11 Jun

      PG In 1983, the teams put their dancing and fitness abilities to the test. Celebrity trainer Rachael Newsham from Les Mills International leads them in a Jazzergetics warm up, followed by a dance challenge!

      • Thursday 4 Jun

      PG In the 1980s, microwave cooking was all the rage. TV personality and co-owner of The Tasting Shed, Ganesh Raj (Eat Well For Less NZ), joins Guy in the studio to taste the teams' microwave creations.

      • Thursday 28 May

      PG Guy brings the teams to a classic 80s social hangout - the skating rink. The teams must compete to see who is the fastest, who is the most graceful, and finally to find out who can succeed at a roller derby challenge!

      • Thursday 28 May

      PG Lisa Chappell rose to fame in the 1980s, starring in the highly fashionable and fabulous TV series GLOSS. She joins Guy to help him decide which team has the best 80s hairstyle, and also who walks the catwalk with the most 80s flair.