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.
|Created by||Charlie Parsons|
|Developed by||Planet 24|
|Theme music composer||Jon Rekdal|
|Country of origin||Sweden|
|No. of seasons||15|
|Running time||60 minutes (1997–2005, 2012, 2018)|
85 minutes (2009–2011)
30 minutes (2018)
|Production company(s)||Strix Television (1997–2005)|
Silverback/ITV Studios & Castaway (2009–2012)
|Original network||SVT (1997–2003)|
TV4 (2009–2012, 2018)
|Original release||13 September 1997 –|
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. The show was a success, and plans for international versions were made. An American version called Survivor started in 2000.
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. Their company Castaway Television Productions retained the rights to the concept when they sold Planet 24 in 1999. In July 2017, Banijay Group acquired Castaway Television Productions.
|Year||Location||Days||Castaways||Original tribes||Winner||Runner(s)-up||Final vote||Prize||Host||Producer(s)|
|1997||Babi Tengah, Malaysia||47||16||Two tribes of eight||Martin Melin||Kent Larsen||500,000 SEK
|Harald Treutiger||Anders Eriksson|
|1998||Pulau Mataking and Pulau Pompom, Malaysia||47||15||Two tribes of seven, and a "joker" entering at tribe merge||Alexandra Zazzi||Birgitta Åberg||7-2||Mikael Hylin|
|1999||Cadlao, Philippines||47||17||Four tribes of four, and a "joker" entering at tribe merge||Jerker Dalman||Klas Granström||5-4||Anders Lundin||Mattias Olsson|
|2000||Pulau Mensirip, Malaysia||47||16||Two tribes of eight and a "joker" entering at tribe merge||Mattias Dalerstedt||Edward Lundberg||7-2||Hasse Aro|
|2001||Pulau Besar, Malaysia||47||17||Two tribes of eight||Jan Emanuel Johansson||Jan Dinkelspiel||7-2||Hasse Aro|
|2002||Pulau Besar, Malaysia||47||17||Two tribes of eight||Antoni Matacz||Mariana "Mirre" Dehlin||5-4||Hasse Aro|
|2003||Babi Tengah and Pulau Besar, Malaysia||47||24||Fourteen returning and ten new contestants||Emma Andersson||Mille Lansburgh||11-5||Hasse Aro|
|2004||66||20||Two tribes of seven, a joker and five wildcard contestants||Jerry Forsberg||Fike Najafi||11-9||1,000,000 SEK
|Robert Aschberg||Hasse Aro|
|2005||47||24||Two tribes of twelve, including one returning contestant||Karolina Conrad||Max Stjernfelt||6-5||Hasse Aro|
Three tribes of five celebrities from Denmark, Norway and Sweden
|Tilde Fröling||Jan Simonsen
|2009||El Nido, Palawan, Philippines||38||18||Two tribes of eight, two contestants eliminated without a tribe||Ellenor Pierre||Jarmo Heinonen||4-3||Linda Isacsson||Cricko Akander|
|2009-2010||Samaná Province, Dominican Republic||43||18||Two tribes of nine||Hans Brettschneider||Jimmy Führ||5-3||Paolo Roberto||Pontus Gårdinger|
|2010||Caramoan Peninsula, Philippines||42||21||Two tribes of nine and three "jokers"||Erik Svedberg||Heléne Ekelund||N/A||Nicklas Nordernström|
|2011||El Nido, Palawan, Philippines||36||20||Two tribes of ten||Ola Ahlgren
|2012||35||14||Fourteen returning contestants||Mariana "Mirre" Hammarling||Robert "Robban" Andersson||3-0||Stefan Stridh|
|2015||Koh Rong, Cambodia||35||27||Love Edition
Twenty-seven single contestants between the ages of 20 and 42 paired together
Dan Spinelli Scala
|8-3||Linda Isacsson||Mia Berg|
|2018||Yasawa Islands, Fiji||51||19||Two tribes of eight and three wildcard contestants||Daniel "DK" Westlund||Henrik Norgren||7-2||500,000 SEK
|Anders Öfvergård||Gustav Carlsson|
|2019||Kadavu Group, Fiji||22||Two tribes of ten and two contestants (one returnee) on a separate beach||Klas Beyer||Fia Grönborg||N/A|
- Svensson, p. 16
- Lindner, Tobias (22 November 2001). "Miljoner tv-tittare har hört musiken". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
- "Reality TV around the globe". BBC News. 24 May 2001. Archived from the original on 7 February 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (10 July 2017). "Banijay Raises $416M To Help Finance Acquisition Of 'Survivor's Castaway Prods".
- Unlike previous seasons, this season didn't feature a jury vote to decide the winner. Instead, there was a final challenge in which Erik won against Heléne.
- Like the previous season, this season didn't have a jury vote to decide the winner. Instead, it was a final challenge where Mats became the winner against runners-up Ola and Hanna.
- Instead of a jury, there was a final challenge to determine the winner.
- Svensson, Niklas (2004). Robinsonboken - Sanningen om Expedition Robinson (in Swedish). Bazar Förlag AB. ISBN 91-7028-017-7.
- Expedition Robinson on IMDb
- Expedition Robinson at Aftonbladet (in Swedish)
- Official Strix site
- Salon article