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Tony Johnston
Time masters logo 1996
Seven Network: 1996–1998

Time Masters was a children's game show hosted by Tony Johnston from 1996 to 1998 on the Seven Network. Following its final episode, Johnston went on to host Wipeout, also a Seven Network show.

In all seasons at the beginning Tony would meet the two teams of two schoolkids.

Season 1[]

Round 1: Brain Strain[]

Each team was asked questions and then had to negotiate an obstacle course of "The Wobbly Planks" then round a corner and go into "The Groove Tube" to get to a board at the top of the course and hit one of the six possible answers. They had 60 seconds to get as many as possible. Then repeated with the other team.

Round 2[]

This round consisted of a Concentration style word puzzle clue which spelled out the answer needed and one player from each team would run from one end of the studio to the other collecting plastic balls with letters printed on them, while the other would arrange them in the correct order.

Round 3[]

Was usually an Arcade Driving Game; the closest placed to first won.

Season 2 & 3[]

In the second season the show was re-jigged somewhat.

Round 1: Slam Dunk[]

Instead of Brain Strain was Slam Dunk. One player would sit out that round. Again with six answers to choose from, the player was now charged with throwing the basketball through the corresponding hoop number to get the question right. A member from the rival school (but not one of the players) would be bought on and sit in the SLAM DUNK chair and if the player managed to get all six answers correct they would be dunked into a vat of water.

Round 2: Scramble[]

A prototype Go Go Stop board. The player who sat out the first game was bought in to play this one. It was five squares across by nine high with the task being get to the top as quick as possible by answering a series of questions each time the player hit a blocking square.

Round 3[]

Again it was usually an Arcade Driving Game; the closest placed to first won.