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by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 685
Views: 275106

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Moldova pulled out of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and got replaced by The Mamas (Sweden 2020). However, since they were already bookwd for the Only Connect final they were replaced at OC by a team of Andy Platt, Mark Deeks, and Graeme Cole.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426908

Re: Ask Graeme?

For Graeme or someone else with too much time on their hands. How many numbers games have Carol and Rachel each presided over? Seeing as there are twice as many now as there were for most of Carol's time it could be close. And probably for Graeme alone. Which of them is better (at numbers)?? I susp...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 8715

Re: "Black Takeover Day" - Autumn 2021

Might be a good idea to film this if and when Rachel goes off on maternity leave again.

Let the hunt for a replacement Rachel begin...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 39
Views: 29287

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:24 pm
Who are you stalking?
You. Obviously.

(i'm not really, obviously)
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)
Replies: 39
Views: 29287

Re: the Countdowner's Homes I've Been In game (CHIBIN)

Assuming private gardens count (covid rules and all that), I'm off the mark on this one now. :-)
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 13 April 2020 (Series 83, Preliminary 72)
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Spoilers for Tuesday 13 April 2020 (Series 83, Preliminary 72)

Today's C2 is a University acquaintance. Played in the Rugby 2nd XI.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 69)
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 69)

If MYOPIES is ruled invalid, is there a list of possible 6s for that round?
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Name plates of contestants
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Name plates of contestants

Mine lives with my teapot.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)

Really going for it today. I'm sure back on gevincountdown you wouldn't have tolerated this behaviour! :o :o :o The champion played better in her previous games and has looked like octochamp material but we'll see how it goes. Yeah. I've changed. For the worse. I'm a horrible person. Seriously thou...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)

I think 6 disallowed words out of 10 is a record for new 15s, but not sure.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 68)

I've got a DC beater for once - ALIGOTE.

Once every 3.5 years...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 781
Views: 231894

Re: People you shouldn't trust

The person at Netflix who originally decided to put the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Series 5 getting crowned in the thumbnail of the finale.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Here's how I personally rank them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo1gcYfDMeo
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 67)
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Spoilers for Tuesday 6 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 67)

Green tweed and a tie from the 1960s? Nick's outfit is a fashion crime.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Eurovision Song Contest 2021

HUGELY looking forward to this after no contest in 2020. There are contingencies in place in case participants get you-know-what and/or are not allowed to travel to Rotterdam. I'm delighted to say I have no idea who's going to win...! San Marino (feat. Flo Rida!!), Malta, Switzerland all doing well ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 23rd November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 163)
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Monday 23rd November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 163)

The subtitles at the time 100% said chomps, not chumps. That's why I wrote it as chomps.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 464
Views: 139075

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

OK, no problem.

As you can see, Andy Bruno very kindly gave me his Series 1 episodes back in November which I've done. Clive Freedman (now going by Louis) says he no longer has access to his episodes (sad face).
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!
Replies: 464
Views: 139075

Re: Calling All Wannabe Recappers!!

James, I see that you're doing the text versions yourself now. Now I've graduated I've got a lot of time on my hands and I'm usually able to watch live every day - is this something (for new episodes) you want me to take over, as I'm already doing the wiki versions, or are you happy with the status ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 208
Views: 45978

Re: Music

Surprised I haven't mentioned it in this thread before, but genuinely think that Tron Legacy may have the greatest film soundtrack of all time. It's written by Daft Punk, which I think tells you everything you need to know about it. Of particular note is "Outlands" (which is currently Sky's F1 theme...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 62)

Thought Nick was horribly out of order at the start, basically telling Adam he had no chance before the game even began.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69923

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I am appalled at the idea of "vaccinated people only" into places, in order to encourage the youth to get it? Wrong end of the stick there altogether: we want the vaccine, we're just at the very bottom of the food chain. So if these "vaccinated people only" things come in, we're going to be punished...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)

a player is more likely to be a returnee than a newbie What? Unless I've got the wrong end of the stick, that surely can't be true. Yeah, sorry, I probably wasn't clear enough. People with the same name, that is. So at the moment the "rule" on the wiki is that if in doubt, "Luke Boynton" is more li...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 61)

Same again tomorrow to break octochamp record Is he on for that? I imagine he must be, otherwise you'd not have said it, I guess. I haven't watched for a few years but for some reason happened to see Luke's first show and thought: fucking hell, is this the general standard now (because the guy he b...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 57)
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 57)

It's a bad pun coined by Gevin based on the Verstappens. But I guess that works as well.

https://wiki.apterous.org/Jos
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

Top 5:
1 Gyles Brandreth 333 (+ 2 as contestant)
2 Richard Stilgoe 240
3 Nigel Rees 184
4 Philip Franks 176
5 Richard Digance 173
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 304
Views: 101190

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

I don't think so.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1488
Views: 426908

Re: Ask Graeme?

When will new 15s overtake old 15s?
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3215

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:06 am
And when you look at how close the 2017 election actually was, they could have won that election
Really? They did no better than Gordon Brown.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 34208

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I suppose if we really felt we'd got it badly wrong and the result was affected, we might reinstate an opponent for another attempt, but that hasn't happened yet. This is the precedent for the televised version, albeit referring to mistakes made by Susie or illegal conundrums etc. If the result was...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

The wiki exists, Eoin... you could easily find out what the Masters was.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

Your tone seems very pointed right now. ZoomDown isn't (yet) broadcast on Channel 4 in the Countdown studio and is not an official spin-off of Countdown, which Celebrity Countdown, Countdown Masters, and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown are. So, to my mind, you either count Catsdown, or discount Cel...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 68
Views: 14997

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Just wanted to say the season 4 update for Fall Guys is fantastic. On another note does anyone here play Amomg Us? Would anyone be interested in getting a C4 Countdown group game going? I've not played it as I have a very rigid policy of not playing multiplayer games with strangers, but I'd be up f...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 58)
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Spoilers for Wednesday 24 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 58)

One year after a game was pulled from the schedules for coviddy reasons that we still haven't ever seen (ahem), Lukey Boy-nton is back for his 4th game, threatening to smash all records...

Can today's challenger stand in his way? (I already know the answer.)
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

By the same token, you could say that Jimmy Carr has "hosted more episodes of Countdown" than Des Lynam... which I doubt many CD fans would accept. Jimmy Carr: Catsdown editions: 134 DC guest: 5 TOTAL 139 Des Lynam: Standard episodes: 304 DC guest: 1 Celebrity editions: 1 as contestant TOTAL 306 So...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

There are separate totals for each type presumably specifically so that you can pick and choose what you would count. This is the best way of doing it. Yep, I listed them like that for that reason. I would include absolutely everything, with the possible exception of the Calendar Countdown Pilots a...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 57)
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 57)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:25 pm
I don't think Luke was beaten by anyone on screen during the show, so it looked like it could be a max, but I've just been to the wiki, and it's not a max game.
A lesser-spotted Jos game.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Re: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

Good stats. How far behind is Whiteley? Even more ways to count up Whiteley... Richard Whiteley : Broadcast standard episodes: 3,958 Unreleased standard episodes: 1 Celebrity editions: 8 Calendar Countdown games: 7 (as per the Masters, taking the two-legged final as 1x appearance rather than 2x) Un...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...
Replies: 25
Views: 2110

Susie Dent about to set the record for most appearances ever...

It depends how you count them, but by the wikicount, Susie Dent will overtake Carol Vorderman for the most appearances on Countdown. By my reckoning, she will overtake Carol on 14 April. But, as I say, it depends how you count them: Carol Vorderman : Broadcast standard episodes: 4,692 (approx, due t...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69923

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Telegraph paywall down today so I’d thoroughly recommend this. https://t.co/izZS8Xf7Ag
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 13
Views: 8964

Re: Mastermind

Yeah that's a good choice.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 55)
Replies: 33
Views: 3094

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 55)

I think it's actually really good that a "mystery" player has come along and taken the game by storm. It basically never happens now. All the really best players are on Apterous and known to be so. You're basically going back to Julian Fell for another debut like this. Well, not really, I think you...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 218
Views: 34208

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

The ZoomDown team do not believe that anyone deserves a public shaming. However, if any player feels they have been treated unfairly by the ZoomDown team, they are of course welcome to instigate their own public discussion - but IMO it's not for you to make that decision for them. Literally this. E...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 144
Views: 64330

Re: Countdowners in the news

Not quite the news, but have seen Carol Vorderman doing an ad for Sunlife.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 53)
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Spoilers for Wednesday 17 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 53)

Nick Hewer's back. Disappointed he didn't thank Colin for standing in.

Also, have any contestants worn dungarees before?
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 334
Views: 121707

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

BBC London News is really, really shit.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 52)
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 52)

Colin is the one that got away.

I, for one, will miss him.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3215

Re: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety

The use of the word "nightclubs" there has led to me to remember an incident from a couple of years ago. I was walking back from a nightclub at about 2am if I remember correctly, and I would walk along the main road, being battered by the sea gales off the south coast. There was some girl - totally ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 3215

Re: Politics in General

What is really upsetting me about this whole thing is the inconsistent messaging coming from authorities, and the terrible messaging that's come from particularly Sadiq Khan (London, the city I've been mayor of for 5 years and unlike everywhere else I'm the Police & Crime Commissioner for, isn't saf...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: No More Studio Audience at Countdown Post Covid
Replies: 21
Views: 2182

Re: No More Studio audiece at Countdown post Covid

Apparently Damian Eadie said this in ZoomDown chat, which Philip then disseminated... for what it's worth (admittedly not much, it would seem), I think it's an appalling decision!
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 69923

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Except infection rates are now so low (0.5% positivity rate right now) that the opposite problem is now occurring.
“BBC” wrote:because infection rates are so low, the Royal Statistical Society believes more of the positive results produced this week could be wrong than right.