Expedition Robinson

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Expedition Robinson
Created by Charlie Parsons[1]
Developed by Planet 24
Theme music composer Jon Rekdal[2]
Country of origin  Sweden
Original language(s) Swedish
No. of seasons 15
Running time 60 minutes (1997–2005, 2012)
85 minutes (2009–2011)
Production company(s) Strix Television (1997–2005)
Silverback/ITV Studios & Castaway (2009–2012)
Original channel SVT (1997–2003)
TV3 (2004–2005)
TV4 (2009–2012)
Picture format 16:9
Original run 13 September 1997 (1997-09-13) – 6 September 2012 (2012-09-06)
Related shows Survivor
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Expedition Robinson is a Swedish reality television program in which contestants are put into survival situations, and a voting process eliminates one person each episode until a winner is determined. The format was developed in 1994 by Charlie Parsons for a United Kingdom TV production company called Planet 24, but the Swedish debut in 1997 was the first production to actually make it to television.[3] An American version called Survivor, started in 2000.


The name alludes to both Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, two stories featuring people marooned by shipwrecks.

Sixteen contestants are put into a survival situation and compete in a variety of physical challenges. Early in each season two teams compete but later on the teams are merged and the competitions become individual. At the end of each show one contestant is eliminated from the show by the others in a secret "island council" ballot.


Planet 24 was owned by Charlie Parsons and Bob Geldof.[1] Their company Castaway Television Productions retained the rights to the concept when they sold Planet 24 in 1999.


The final episode of season four was viewed by 4,045,000 people out of a total population of 8.8 million in Sweden. The series returned from 2009 to 2012, now on TV4, hosted by Linda Isacsson in 2009 and later Paolo Roberto.


Year(s) Host Producer(s) Channel Participants Winner Prize
1997 Harald Treutiger Anders Eriksson SVT 16 Sweden Martin Melin 500,000 SEK ($70,000)
1998 Mikael Hylin 15 Italy Alexandra Zazzi
1999 Anders Lundin Mattias Olsson 17 France Jerker Dalman
2000 Hasse Aro 16 Sweden Mattias Dalerstedt
2001–02 Hasse Aro & Kajsa Glansén 17 Sweden Jan Emanuel Johansson
2002 Hasse Aro & Joakim Jankert Hungary Antoni Matacz
2003–04 Hasse Aro & Anki Lindberg 24 (10 new) Sweden Emma Andersson
2004 Robert Aschberg Hasse Aro & Claes Leinstedt TV3 20 (19 new) Sweden Jerry Forsberg 1,000,000 SEK ($140,000)
2005 Hasse Aro
Frida Åberg
24 (23 new) Sweden Karolina Conrad
2005 (VIP) 15 (VIP) Sweden Tilde Fröling 500,000 SEK ($70,000)
2009 Linda Isacsson Cricko Akander TV4 18 Sweden Ellenor Pierre  ?
2009–10 Paolo Roberto Pontus Gårdinger & Ylva Hultén Sweden Hans Brettschneider  ?
2010 Nicklas Nordernström & Ylva Hultén 21 Sweden Erik Svedberg  ?
2011 Cricko Akander & Ylva Hultén 20 Finland Mats Kemi  ?
2012 Stefan Stridh 14 (0 new) Sweden Mariana "Mirre" Hammarling  ?
2015  ?


  1. ^ a b Svensson, p. 16
  2. ^ Lindner, Tobias (22 November 2001). "Miljoner tv-tittare har hört musiken". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Reality TV around the globe". BBC News. 24 May 2001. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  • Svensson, Niklas (2004). Robinsonboken - Sanningen om Expedition Robinson (in Swedish). Bazar Förlag AB. ISBN 91-7028-017-7. 

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