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by James Robinson
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Classic Episodes
Replies: 33
Views: 5022

Re: Countdown Classic Episodes

Another classic Countdown episode here.

This is from January 2001 in Series 44, and the introduction piece from Richard gave an interesting insight on what was about to happen in the near future... ;) :) :D
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 Grand Final)
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Friday 30th June 2017 (Series 76 Grand Final)

So, here we go!!! It's the SERIES 76 GRAND FINAL ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :!: :!: :!: Countdown recap for Friday 30 June 2017. C1: No.1 Seed Stephen "The Lymm Leviathan" Read (10 wins, 1,122 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. He defeated No.5 Seed Annie Humphries 115-67 in his s...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Thursday 29th June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Semi-Final)

Time for a very special semi-final.... ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) Countdown recap for Thursday 29 June 2017. C1: No.2 Seed Jeff "The Braintree Blunderbuss" Clayton (9 wins, 932 points.) A FOCAL mastermind from Braintree, Essex. He defeated No.7 Seed Lawrie Collingwood 86-68 in his quarter-final last Thu...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Semi-Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 432

Wednesday 28th June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Semi-Final)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 28 June 2017. C1: No.1 Seed Stephen "The Lymm Leviathan" Read (9 wins, 1,007 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. He defeated No.8 Seed James Slater 92-60 in his quarter-final last Wednesday. C2: No.5 Seed Annie "The Basildon Battler" Humphries (9 w...
by James Robinson
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, 4th Quarter-Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, 4th Quarter-Final)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 27 June 2017. C1: No.4 Seed Elliott "The Reigate Renegade" Mack (8 wins, 804 points.) An administrative assistant from Reigate, Surrey. C2: No.5 Seed Annie "The Basildon Battler" Humphries (8 wins, 775 points.) A retired teacher from Basildon, Essex. She had qualified for...
by James Robinson
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, 3rd Quarter-Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Monday 26th June 2017 (Series 76, 3rd Quarter-Final)

Countdown recap for Monday 26 June 2017. C1: No.3 Seed Moose "The Halstead Hacksaw" Rosser (8 wins, 828 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: No.6 Seed Wesley "The Darlington Dangerman" Jardine (8 wins, 753 points.) A freelance sales representative from Darlington, County Durh...
by James Robinson
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Quarter-Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Thursday 22nd June 2017 (Series 76, 2nd Quarter-Final)

Countdown recap for Thursday 22 June 2017. C1: No.2 Seed Jeff "The Braintree Blunderbuss" Clayton (8 wins, 846 points.) A FOCAL mastermind, now relocated to Braintree, Essex. C2: No.7 Seed Lawrie "The Barton-upon-Humber Bamboozler" Collingwood (8 wins, 734 points.) A retired teacher from Barton-upon...
by James Robinson
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Quarter-Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Wednesday 21st June 2017 (Series 76, 1st Quarter-Final)

So, we're now in the Series 76 finals, and for only the second time in Countdown's history, we have EIGHT octochamps in these finals (although, unlike Series 47, we actually had to "borrow" one from Series 75, more on that in the 4th quarter-final). 8-) 8-) 8-) Countdown recap for Wednesday 21 June ...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 20th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 114)
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Tuesday 20th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 114)

Welcome to the last preliminary of Series 76. ;) :) :D Countdown recap for Tuesday 20 June 2017. C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (1 win, 117 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire. C2: Challenger Bobbi Ramsammy. A retired university dean from Leigh, Kent. She was the ...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 19th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 113)
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Monday 19th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 113)

Countdown recap for Monday 19 June 2017. C1: Champion John Trueman (1 win, 68 points.) A retired IT project manager from Minehead, Somerset. C2: Challenger Tom Chafer-Cook. An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire. He's involved in rapper sword dancing, a sort of cross betwee...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 16th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 112)
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Friday 16th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 112)

Countdown recap for Friday 16 June 2017. C1: Champion Len Lowe (1 win, 67 points.) A retired engineer from Cradley Heath, West Midlands. C2: Challenger John Trueman. A retired IT project manager from Minehead, Somerset. He went hiking in America, and was frightened by a buffalo herd in Yellowstone N...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 15th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 111)
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Thursday 15th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 111)

Countdown recap for Thursday 15 June 2017. C1: Champion Ken Coney (1 win, 91 points.) A semi-retired mortgage consultant from Harlow, Greater London. C2: Challenger Len Lowe. A retired engineer from Cradley Heath, West Midlands. He used to play football and cricket, but now likes to do carp fishing....
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 14th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 110)
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Wednesday 14th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 110)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 14 June 2017. C1: Challenger John Kynaston. An accountancy lecturer from Salford, Greater Manchester. He once bumped into Mickey Dolenz (of The Monkees fame) at Universal Studios in Florida. :P :lol: 8-) C2: Challenger Ken Coney. A semi-retired mortgage consultant from ...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 13th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 109)
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Tuesday 13th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 109)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 13 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (7 wins, 588 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Michael George. A retired volunteer lockkeeper from Buckley, Flintshire. DC: Susie Dent and June Sarpong. RR: Rachel Riley. OT:...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 12th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 108)
Replies: 0
Views: 350

Monday 12th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 108)

Countdown recap for Monday 12 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (6 wins, 509 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Daniel Brothers. An energy assessor from Kidderminster, Worcestershire. DC: Susie Dent and June Sarpong. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: O...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 9th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 107)
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Friday 9th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 107)

Countdown recap for Friday 9 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (5 wins, 437 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Ben Elliott. A scriptwriter from Newcastle upon Tyne. He likes travelling, including going to Rome seven times!! His scriptwritin...
by James Robinson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 8th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 106)
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Thursday 8th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 106)

Countdown recap for Thursday 8 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (4 wins, 351 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Uzoma Isichei. A social media business analyst from Catford, South London. He used to be a background artist in film & TV, incl...
by James Robinson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 7th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 105)
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Wednesday 7th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 105)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 7 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (3 wins, 259 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Caroline Cassinelli. From Barnstaple, Devon. She sings in a choir and plays the ukulele. She and a pal of hers went to the USA...
by James Robinson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 6th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 104)
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Tuesday 6th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 104)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 6 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (2 wins, 173 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Pete Grange. A retired IT consultant from Gillingham, Dorset. He once cycled over the Pyrenees. DC: Susie Dent and Jimmy Osmond....
by James Robinson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 5th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 103)
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Monday 5th June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 103)

Countdown recap for Monday 5 June 2017. C1: Champion James Slater (1 win, 95 points.) A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. C2: Challenger Ellen Guy. A sales administrator from New Maldon, Surrey. She has a degree in fine art, and she runs a drawing club within her loca...
by James Robinson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 2nd June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 102)
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Friday 2nd June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 102)

Countdown recap for Friday 2 June 2017. C1: Champion Chloe Hutton (1 win, 83 points.) A physics student at the University of Manchester, originally from West Dunbartonshire. C2: Challenger James Slater. A social politics student at the LSE from Bradford, West Yorkshire. He used to run his own busine...
by James Robinson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 5603

Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

A brilliant day had by all from what I can gather before, during and afterwards. ;) :) :D 8-) Jack Worsley won for the 4th year in a row, and for the second year in a row, he defeated Stephen Read in the final, the score being 107-89. Tom Chafer-Cook won Group B, Mike Brown won Group C, Bradley Horr...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 1st June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 101)
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Thursday 1st June 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 101)

Countdown recap for Thursday 1 June 2017. C1: Challenger Euan Cosh. From St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire. He's working towards an estate agency diploma. He used to be a season ticket holder for Blackpool F.C.. C2: Challenger Chloe Hutton. A physics student at the University of Manchester, original...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 31st May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 100)
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Wednesday 31st May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 100)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 31 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (7 wins, 735 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Michael Metcalf. A retired priest and educationalist from Stafford. He went up Mount Kilimanjaro at the age of 66. DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker. ...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 30th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 99)
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Tuesday 30th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 99)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 30 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (6 wins, 603 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Gareth Davies. From Wem, Shropshire. He loves music, particularly Johnny Cash. He also likes to make electronic music on his laptop. DC: Susie Dent ...
by James Robinson
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 29th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 98)
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Monday 29th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 98)

Countdown recap for Monday 29 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (5 wins, 484 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Sam Green. An HGV driver from Chelmsford, Essex. When he was 9, he tied himself upside down from a tree, so he could try and see he could set himself...
by James Robinson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 26th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 97)
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Friday 26th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 97)

After a day off for the Monaco Grand Prix practice, the show is back for a day, before having the weekend off... :P Countdown recap for Friday 26 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (4 wins, 373 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Peter Sheridan. A writer/director...
by James Robinson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 24th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 96)
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Wednesday 24th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 96)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 24 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (3 wins, 267 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Ellie Foster. A cyber security consultant from Leeds. DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: J U B F ...
by James Robinson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 5603

Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Margaret Marshall (no, not the one who has been to some of the Bristol events), Chris Marshall's mother, has taken us all the way up to THIRTY-SIX!!! ;) :) :D 8-)
by James Robinson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 23rd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 95)
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 95)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 23 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (2 wins, 163 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Bob Saunders. A retired aircraft fitter from Chippenham, Wiltshire. He likes building and flying model aircraft. DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins. R...
by James Robinson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 22nd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 94)
Replies: 0
Views: 445

Monday 22nd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 94)

Countdown recap for Monday 22 May 2017. C1: Champion Moose Rosser (1 win, 83 points.) A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. C2: Challenger Michael Hooker. A retired railway clerk from Brighton. He loves walking and is a member of the Ramblers Association. DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins. ...
by James Robinson
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 19th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 93)
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Friday 19th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 93)

Countdown recap for Friday 19 May 2017. C1: Champion Amber Cotton (2 wins, 162 points.) A marketing analyst from London. C2: Challenger Moose Rosser. A head of risk management from Halstead, Essex. DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins. RR: Rachel Riley, still feeling a bit croaky. OT: Other words or sol...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 18th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 92)
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Thursday 18th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 92)

Countdown recap for Thursday 18 May 2017. C1: Champion Amber Cotton (1 win, 85 points.) A marketing analyst from London. C2: Challenger Florence Forbes. A retired lecturer from Strabane, County Tyrone. She used to go camping in Africa, mainly in northern Namibia. DC: Susie Dent and Chris Hollins. RR...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 17th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 91)
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Wednesday 17th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 91)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 17 May 2017. C1: Challenger Amber Cotton. A marketing analyst from London. She loves karaoke and often goes out to bars and sings with her husband. C2: Challenger Jonathan De Souza. A sports analyst from London. He loves going to Japan, where his brother lives. DC: Susi...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 16th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 90)
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Tuesday 16th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 90)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 16 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (7 wins, 804 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Craig Tampin. A plumber from Wallsend, Tyne & Wear. He's afraid of spider, but he once held a tarantula. DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin. RR: Rachel...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 15th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 89)
Replies: 0
Views: 348

Monday 15th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 89)

Countdown recap for Monday 15 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (6 wins, 689 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Jane Donnelly. A retired school teacher from London. She appeared on Jukebox Jury 50 years ago!! DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin. RR: Rachel Riley. O...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 12th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 88)
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Friday 12th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 88)

Countdown recap for Friday 12 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (5 wins, 575 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Mark Rainey. A local government officer from Lincoln. He's a big Bruce Springsteen fan and has seen him live twice. DC: Susie Dent and Mark Austin. ...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 11th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 87)
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Thursday 11th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 87)

Countdown recap for Thursday 11 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (4 wins, 444 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Alan Jefferson. A retired civil engineering supervisor from Stokesley, North Yorkshire. He has worked in Dubai, Hong Kong, Jamaica, the Sahara Des...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 10th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 86)
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Wednesday 10th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 86)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 10 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (3 wins, 340 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Dan Haggerty. An operations director of a railway company from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He currently works in Northern Ireland, and he has bee...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 9th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 85)
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Tuesday 9th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 85)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 9 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (2 wins, 229 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Tim Clarke. A retired bank manager from Malvern, Worcestershire. He supporters Worcester Warriors rugby union team, and used to play Hereford & Worc...
by James Robinson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 8th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 84)
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Monday 8th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 84)

Countdown recap for Monday 8 May 2017. C1: Champion Stephen Read (1 win, 119 points.) An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. C2: Challenger Jake Denney. A freelance production assistant from Yeovil, Somerset. He once shared a stage with Lesley Garrett, as a page turner, and got a standing ...
by James Robinson
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 5th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 83)
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Friday 5th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 83)

Countdown recap for Friday 5 May 2017. C1: Champion John Robertson (3 wins, 259 points.) A semi-retired IT consultant from Farnham, Surrey. C2: Challenger Stephen Read. An Apterite and maths tutor from Lymm, Cheshire. He has the complete collection of the Guinness Book of Records. DC: Susie Dent and...
by James Robinson
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 4th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 82)
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Thursday 4th May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 82)

Countdown recap for Thursday 4 May 2017. C1: Champion John Robertson (2 wins, 166 points.) A semi-retired IT consultant from Farnham, Surrey. C2: Challenger David Adamson. A crofter from Cunningsburgh, Shetland Islands. DC: Susie Dent and John Inverdale. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solution...
by James Robinson
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 81)
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 81)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 3 May 2017. C1: Champion John Robertson (1 win, 89 points.) A semi-retired IT consultant from Farnham, Surrey. C2: Challenger Lucy Golbourn. A housewife from Winchester, Hampshire. She once had her legs waxed by Warwick Davis on the TV show, Celebrity Scissorhands . DC:...
by James Robinson
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 2nd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 80)
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 80)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 2 May 2017. C1: Champion Chris Ducker (1 win, 78 points.) A lecturer from Gloucester. C2: Challenger John Robertson. A semi-retired IT consultant from Farnham, Surrey. He once stopped Prince Andrew & The Queen from going through his gatehouse while he worked with the RAF ...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 27th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 78)
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Thursday 27th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 78)

Countdown recap for Thursday 27 April 2017. C1: Champion Charlie Neill (2 wins, 171 points.) A retired insurance inspector from Glasgow. C2: Challenger Phil Reavey. A retired clinical biochemist from Tulla, County Clare, but is originally from Scotland. He worked in Kuwait in 1990, when Saddam Husse...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 26th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 77)
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Wednesday 26th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 77)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 26 April 2017. C1: Champion Charlie Neill (1 win, 86 points.) A retired insurance inspector from Glasgow. C2: Challenger Emma Oliver. A project manager with the Ministry of Defence from Bristol. She lived in Thailand for 8 months as part of a timeshare company, and she ...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 76)
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Tuesday 25th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 76)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 April 2017. C1: Champion Nick Smith (3 wins, 255 points.) A publisher and author from Fyfield, Oxfordshire. C2: Challenger Charlie Neill. A retired insurance inspector from Glasgow. He plays golf three days a week, he used to play off a handicap of 6. He also plays the...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 24th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 75)
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Monday 24th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 75)

Countdown recap for Monday 24 April 2017. C1: Champion Nick Smith (2 wins, 157 points.) A publisher and author from Fyfield, Oxfordshire. C2: Challenger Marko Sudar. A retail analyst from Derby. His family are originally from Serbia, hence his love of Serbian folk dancing. DC: Susie Dent and Adam He...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 21st April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 74)
Replies: 0
Views: 236

Friday 21st April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 74)

Countdown recap for Friday 21 April 2017. C1: Champion Nick Smith (1 win, 75 points.) A publisher and author from Fyfield, Oxfordshire. I also happened to play against him on Hive Minds last year, when his Logophiles team took on my Ortographobes team in our 2nd match. 8-) C2: Challenger Carl Gregor...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 14th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 69)
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Friday 14th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 69)

Countdown recap for Friday 14 April 2017. C1: Champion James Qualter (4 wins, 337 points.) A merchandise planning manager from Beckenham, Kent. C2: Challenger Berkan Chelikhan. A computer scientists university student from Bexley, London. His parents came over from Turkish Cyprus in the 1980's, and ...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 13th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 68)
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Thursday 13th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 68)

Countdown recap for Thursday 13 April 2017. C1: Champion James Qualter (3 wins, 242 points.) A merchandise planning manager from Beckenham, Kent. C2: Challenger Owen Johnson. An online video game merchandise operator from Moseley, West Midlands. He plays mini golf and has represented Kent in tournam...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 12th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 67)
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Wednesday 12th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 67)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 April 2017. C1: Champion James Qualter (2 wins, 153 points.) A merchandise planning manager from Beckenham, Kent. C2: Challenger Pete Armstrong. A tech support worker in the mobile phone business from London. He runs a company for "shy" skateboarders, taking them to ...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Facing female opponents
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Facing female opponents

I've played 5 games on screen, and my 3 wins were against female opponents (Lucy Guile in my special and Karyn Cooke and Louise Bambury in Series 60), and my 2 losses were against male opponents (Ian Buckley in Series 49 and Patrick McCurdie in Series 60). I'd just like to have one more go at beatin...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 11th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 66)
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Tuesday 11th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 66)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 11 April 2017. C1: Champion James Qualter (1 win, 74 points.) A merchandise planning manager from Beckenham, Kent. C2: Challenger Marcia Williams. A retired sales assistant from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. She has taken up tap dancing in her retirement. DC: Susie Dent an...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 10th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 65)
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Views: 161

Monday 10th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 65)

Countdown recap for Monday 10 April 2017. C1: Champion John Warren (1 win, 90 points.) From Isleworth, West London. C2: Challenger James Qualter. A merchandise planning manager from Beckenham, Kent. He has a 2-year-old daughter called Cora, who calls their cat "Roy Roy Bibs", even though it's called...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 7th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 64)
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Views: 162

Friday 7th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 64)

Countdown recap for Friday 7 April 2017. C1: Champion Shane Heylin (1 win, 75 points.) A contact lens manufacturer from Waterford, County Waterford. C2: Challenger John Warren. From Isleworth, West London. He plays the electric guitar and his favourite bands include Judas Priest, Motorhead and Iron ...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 6th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 63)
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Views: 158

Thursday 6th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 63)

Countdown recap for Thursday 6 April 2017. C1: Champion Mandy Spencer (2 wins, 189 points.) A care worker from Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. C2: Challenger Shane Heylin. A contact lens manufacturer from Waterford, County Waterford. He once managed to blag his way into Glastonbury, by mingling in with ot...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 5th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 62)
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Wednesday 5th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 62)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 5 April 2017. C1: Champion Mandy Spencer (1 win, 91 points.) A care worker from Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. C2: Challenger Steve Thomson. A retired oil and gas supervisor from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. He was once in the Royal Engineers. DC: Susie Dent and Nicki Chapman...
by James Robinson
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 4th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 61)
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Views: 168

Tuesday 4th April 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 61)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 4 April 2017. C1: Challenger Richard Abrahams. A credit controller from Northampton. He's a big fan of classical and choral music, and is a member of an amateur choir. C2: Challenger Mandy Spencer. A care worker from Pembrey, Carmarthenshire. She used to work as an estate...