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by Lisa Hermann
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: Best 9 of all time

Following yesterday's show, would it be mean to start a "most glaring 9 missed ever" category? (I know it's far harder when you're in front of the cameras and the champion got her 9 later and still got an excellent total score.)
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: Best 9 of all time

At that time there were fewer young contestants (though I suspect a higher proportion of women). Down to earth may not be the right word but Maria didn't exactly come across as posh!!!!
by Lisa Hermann
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: Best 9 of all time

Very impressive at the time, especially as it was Maria Boyes' first game and she didn't fit the identikit Countdown champion being young, female and down to earth
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

Re: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?

Applied August 1999
Audition in November
Message on answerphone the next day - got the very last recording slot of 1999 then back for the first 3 games of 2000
Broadcast in early March 2000
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4661

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Please count me in (in both senses!)
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3063

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

The news improves slightly - no Hermanns either! Because Easter is early this year, the 'Easter' holidays are after Easter - so I won't be in Reading as usual! Sadly, the inaugural winner of the Fighting Spirit award, Oliver Hermann, won't be able to defend his title because of 'A' Level revision (a...
by Lisa Hermann
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5543

Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

I will definitely be there!
by Lisa Hermann
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5543

Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

I am hoping to be there - depends on leave
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98132

Re: Ask Graeme?

How many other contestants apart from myself have recorded regular games (not specials) in both the 1900s and 2000s? (I recorded the last series 42 game in 1999 and the first three in 2000.)
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 8931

Re: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014

I can't now make this. Ollie is in the throes of final GCSE revision and wants to stay at home!
by Lisa Hermann
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The road to championship
Replies: 15
Views: 1671

Re: The road to championship

Series 46 was only a 3 month series which is why they had viscounts rather than octochamps
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 8931

Re: COREA Saturday 19th April 2014

Should be there....
by Lisa Hermann
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17816

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

I've just found out I could have made this - but presumably I'm too late ....
by Lisa Hermann
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 17816

Re: COHUD2 - Countdown In Huddersfield 2 - Saturday 6 July 2

COREA was great fun and if I can organise childcare I will be at COHUD2!
by Lisa Hermann
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 7354

Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

My Mum has just told me about the XN magazine article and reminded me. I am sad to say that last year's Fighting Spirit winner, my son Ollie, will not be defending his title, but that leaves the way open for me to inherit it.... I'll be there.
by Lisa Hermann
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA results and recaps
Replies: 19
Views: 3409

Re: COREA results and recaps

Thank you - I'll be back - with or without Ollie - but will get back into practice first!
by Lisa Hermann
Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:REA - Reading - Saturday of Easter Weekend 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Mum is actually very good at Countdown! She will be looking after my 6-year-old daughter though, but I may bring my son who is 14
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:REA - Reading - Saturday of Easter Weekend 2012
Replies: 63
Views: 8786

Re: CO:REA - Reading - Easter Saturday 2012

Tempting - I will be staying with my Mum in Reading over Easter.
by Lisa Hermann
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20789

Re: Coincidence

As I remember it the letter to the Torygraph was about a mathematical query - can't remember what - and the reason I thought Jon's answer was wrong and replied was that there was a misprint in his letter. We broke up about a year later after he left University and went to live in Devon.
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Coincidence
Replies: 212
Views: 20789

Re: Coincidence

Two I liked My next door neighbours got married on the same day in 1989 as me. I have written one letter to the Daily Telegraph in my life, as a 16-year-old. 2 years later when I met my first boyfriend he told me he had written one letter to the Telegraph too - his was published and mine, which wasn...
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Carl Williams
Replies: 50
Views: 3266

Re: Carl Williams

Don't worry Lisa. Now that you've joined apterous no one will give a shit what you do. You've got total immunity now.

Oh dear, I haven't - don't have time .... but apterous wasn't invented when I was on so I was probably OK!!!! Congratulations to all the series 65 finalists!
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Carl Williams
Replies: 50
Views: 3266

Re: Carl Williams

Not sure I really understand what you mean here. You put your opponent off by mistake? Suppose so - my opponent ought by rights to have been able to give me a very good game, if not wipe the floor with me, and didn't. Afterwards watching the show I thought a couple of times in the program my manner ...
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Carl Williams
Replies: 50
Views: 3266

Re: Carl Williams

Can confirm that the 75x table contestant did not get far. What would people's views be of the following though:- 1. writing 2 dodgy words down, choosing which one to declare and then changing your mind as your opponent declares the other one and you are ahead (In fact both words were fine so it did...
by Lisa Hermann
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Carl Williams
Replies: 50
Views: 3266

Re: Carl Williams

I have seen someone in the studio with the 75x table written out on their hand ... now that's cheating!
by Lisa Hermann
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Final)
Replies: 73
Views: 3878

Re: Spoilers For The Stelling Swansong (Series 65 Grand Fina

Reading 1 - rest of the world 0!

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reading rocks!!!!!!!

Lisa (lived in Tilehurst from 1967-1983)
PS - Is ADUKI a proper word? (Thinking of beans)
by Lisa Hermann
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 1617

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 3rd 2011

Definitely a very well done to both players. I was so pleased when I got MATCHUP when watching the recording, but in all the other rounds they were both so impressive. Unfortunately I lost the bet on who bought that night's takeaway, and will have to console myself on being a humble 13th place for ...
by Lisa Hermann
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dispatches
Replies: 24
Views: 1130

Re: Dispatches

The depressing thing is that my son (now in Year 7 at one of the country's few remaining state grammar schools, and who got practically full marks in the year 6 SATS for Maths) included the following startling facts in his maths homework.... 1. 2.3x1.2 =(2x1) + (0.3x0.2) =2.06 2. 1/2 divided by 1/4 ...
by Lisa Hermann
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Manchester vs Leeds
Replies: 46
Views: 1936

Re: Manchester vs Leeds

I was recording Mastermind on 21st May and I think they said they were recording Countdown in another studio. Definitely no free alcohol there ....
I think when I recorded Countdown in 2000 the free bar was only free for the first drink.
by Lisa Hermann
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Asperger Syndrome
Replies: 81
Views: 8024

Re: Asperger Syndrome

There are some who say that everybody's on the autistic spectrum somewhere, even if it's nothing apparent. I think this is very true, and also that as intelligence, and particularly logical/mathematical ability goes up, the trend is for people to be further onto the spectrum....... Personally I woul...
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Claims to Fame
Replies: 106
Views: 3927

Re: Claims to Fame

another one I'm quite proud of is coming up with a maximum-equalling word Damien didn't have listed and appeared not to know in my audition.
by Lisa Hermann
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Claims to Fame
Replies: 106
Views: 3927

Re: Claims to Fame

(Phrasing this to avoid tedious discussions about when the new millennium began) I am the only person to be reigning champion in years beginning 19... and 20.... (I won the last game to be recorded in 1999 and the first in 2000). I was also, as far as I know, the first contestant called Lisa with sh...