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by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)

Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm
I guess that Susie was really relieved to find SLITTIER was valid, as there was an H there to give an alternative :!: :D :o
Indeed -- THIRTIES as an equaller :P

EDIT: These spoilers are actually for yesterday, but there's no thread for today and I CBA to make one.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Spoilers for Thursday 16 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 97)

ROUILLES as a beater in the SULKIER/KILLERS round.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm
Surely the Wiki should mention the aptness of the teaser?
I put that on Mike's own page.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)

Also, to put this question out: If I saw a word after the 30 seconds, and I was 2nd to declare, would that be acceptable?, as I saw DISALLOW just as Graeme declared an 8. Many thanks. I would say that's fair game, provided you also state that your word is not written down. MUCONATE as a beater and ...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 2nd November (Series 77, Prelim 87)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:26 am
Would have had the lovely 9 PELOBATID (cheers Bra for teaching me!) if a final vowel had been picked r1.
Won the duel on 11 Nov. due to learning this word -- thanks a million!
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th November 2017

LIMONITE as a beater in Round 1.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 7 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Spoilers for Tuesday 7 November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 90)

(75 - 3) * (9 - 1) - 3 = 573 for a closest possible solution in the 1st numbers game. Guess Rachel was never told that that one was impossible.

Also 2nd numbers alt.: (3 + 6) * 100 - 25 - 3 * 5
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th November (Series 77, Prelim 89)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:26 pm
Tricky numbers in R3
Agreed, but fairly simple to get to one away with (100 + 5 + 8) * (10 - 4) = 678.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd November 2017

Dragged the streaming window into itself and lost about half an hour of progress. Joy. Recap will be up by 5pm.

Just FYI, today is the 3rd.

Last numbers alt.: (100 + 25 - 2) * 7 + 50
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7418

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Mildly interesting fact regarding James Kennedy's lack of badged and medalled words: his only 9 and arguably most impressive spot of COUNTABLE would have received both honours, had it not been claimed earlier this series by a certain John Cowen...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)

Does anyone have confirmation (e.g., via subtitles) of James' word in the LOTTERY/TOILETRY round? I heard it pretty clearly as LITTERS but it could have been LOITERS.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 am
I thought I had FACTORIAL in round 4 or 5 but as neither Susie, Rachel nor anyone on here has mentioned it I assume I must have got it wrong?
Sorry, no banana -- the As and Ts didn't match up. I actually did notice it was almost there, though!
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

3rd Numbers Reducing the Number of Numbers Alt.: (50 - 1) * (9 + 3 + 2)
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Spoilers for Monday 23rd October 2017

For now I've left FALSITIES in the recap, but if it's officially culled from Lexplorer I'll take it out.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 76)

Indeed not, but EXURBAN was there.

2nd Numbers Alt.: (3 * 6 + 2) * 50 - 5 * 5
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

When Susie was defining TETRAPODS as four-footed animals, did she say "birds" as an example?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

MELANISED to beat LIMEADES.

CECIL being rather merciful today -- about time, IMO, as it ended the run of low winning scores.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Spoilers for Friday 13 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 73)

There was a Margaret Johnson on TV in Series 5 -- if this is the same person (any ideas if she is?), she's probably one of the show's earliest returnees.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Was OUTEARN removed in the last update? If not, its disallowal could have decided the game -- had it been allowed, the score after the conundrum would have been 49-49 and Lawrie would still have had a shot on the tie-break.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:33 pm
BOUVIERS in R7 I think.
BRUNOISE too. Turns out I did in fact learn something from Bellodown.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Spoilers for Monday 2 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 64)

If Jon was impersonating The Donald in the GOURAMI round, he could have thrown in a line or two about strengthening the Cuban EMBARGO.
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down?
Replies: 460
Views: 78023

Re: Is Apterous down?

Just when I FINALLY cracked Andy's Godforsaken numbers teaser and was about to PM him the answer.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 62)

These incrementing badges of Eoin's are a neat idea.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 59)
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 59)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:51 pm
The conundrum was sickeningly familiar...
And pretty sickeningly tough, as well (it's ranked 10/10 on Apterous). Well done to the chap in the audience who got a mug for that.

2nd Numbers Alt.: (75 - 5) * 6 to much more easily obtain CECIL's highest 8-) target.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7418

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Bradley H and Martin L are still planning to go on in late S77 (around November), and I'd predict both of them will octo if they don't run into each other. If Phil octos too I think 9 octos is still a reasonable possibility, but if he doesn't, that ship has probably sailed. I think I read that Eoin...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)
Replies: 39
Views: 7418

Re: Ongoing series 77 general discussion thread (will contain spoilers!!!)

Bradley H and Martin L are still planning to go on in late S77 (around November), and I'd predict both of them will octo if they don't run into each other. If Phil octos too I think 9 octos is still a reasonable possibility, but if he doesn't, that ship has probably sailed. I guess someone is going ...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Steam codes
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Steam codes

Neon Chrome looks pretty neat. Against my better judgment (uni midterms are coming up next month), could I grab the code for that one, please and thank you?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 55)

I was actually half expecting TUESDAY to come out in full in the last letters round, as I couldn't recall the Y having made an appearance yet. Mildly interesting that that selection happened to fall in a Tuesday programme. Great job to Phil as well as Ben -- highest joint score of the series so far ...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017

Looks like JC forgot to overwrite the solution copy-pasted from the previous episode. This is indeed what happened; thanks are due to Jen for snagging the discrepancy. Not sure what else I can do to guarantee 100% accuracy and immediate availability of recaps upon completion of their broadcast, but...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

Was anyone watching the subtitles today, and if so, do you know if Paul's word in the VILLAGER round was GRAVEL or GROVEL? I've recorded GRAVEL for now but if the subtitles disagreed I will change it. [EDIT: Seems like GROVEL was more likely -- this is in the recap now. Thanks RW.] 2nd Numbers Alt.:...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

Is tomorrow's episode a new preliminary match, a new special, or a repeat? There's no preliminary listed in the Series 77 episode table for tomorrow.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

2nd Numbers Alt., which is what I suspect Ben was originally going for: (100 + 2 * 3) * (4 + 5) + 2
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Songs that make you switch off the radio
Replies: 20
Views: 2197

Re: Songs that make you switch off the radio

Anything by Weezer. Especially Troublemaker. "Keep it on the up" isn't even a real phrase.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Not only has there been a backwards 9, one time there was even an upside-down 9...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Wow! That BARTERING round was pretty wtf. Must be the closest we've come to a real life version of OMETHINGS. I thought of the OMETHINGS round as well. I was actually reminded of the "real" round RNCHEAROS , which is admittedly a less egregious example because the relevant 9 is less common and hard...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 496
Views: 34422

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
People who celebrate "birthdays" of inanimate objects (especially things like movies and video games).
Does that mean, ever since the 30th Birthday Championship, Countdown itself is not to be trusted?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

Peter Mabey wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:20 pm
PURLIEUS to beat USURPER :)
Wrong show :)
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 145
Views: 9972

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:45 pm
You only need a maximum of four colours to make a political map of the world without any adjacent countries having the same colour
Is this still true when considering exclaves and colonies that aren't connected to the countries' main landmasses (e.g., Sint Maarten as part of the Netherlands)?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:16 pm
WOMBED is in but TOMBED isn't. :roll:
Mike could also have stuck an extra letter in his word for MEOWED in that round.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:22 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:32 pm
"You can make 904 with the same ingredients..." That's kind of how the numbers game works, Rachel. Also, did anyone find it kind of strange that she used the 4 without showing the 6 - 2 step?
By the way, can you edit the topic title in this first post to say Wednesday? Thanks!
Done :!:
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:28 pm
A deceptively difficult 2L in R9 - good luck to anyone trying to solve it.
Very difficult indeed -- in fact, while making your way to the target, you may meet the Beast himself.

REPRISAL as a beater in the last letters round.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

"You can make 904 with the same ingredients..." That's kind of how the numbers game works, Rachel. Also, did anyone find it kind of strange that she used the 4 without showing the 6 - 2 step?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Can we just rejoice in the fact that for the first time in my lifetime someone tried to pick 6 vowels?
This is a significant moment in my lifetime, I feel very emotional.
When Ravi tried to pick a 6th vowel, I did think "Now this is Elliott's type of player"...
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 5237

Re: CO-MSO

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:16 pm
That conundrum scramble must have been METALATES, not METALITES as currently recapped, to maintain the theme running through the solutions?
... as well as to have a solution.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

Is PUNNIER valid? DC suggested it in the PUNIER/PINNER round but Lexplorer says no, which leads me to suspect it's specified only in the premium version of the ODO. For now, I've included it in the wiki recap.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wrong Time
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Wrong Time

At a guess, I'd say the site must be programmed to use UTC (aka GMT), which officially does not observe daylight savings. No idea why, though. Are the times wrong both while you're logged in and while you're not? When I'm logged in, the times are correct according to my (Canadian) time zone, but the...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

Great score, Noel -- your average is 100+ and you're once again on track to join the Club!

EALDORMAN as a beater (I believe the only one of the day) in the last letters round.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th August 2017

I did (100 - 3 * (5 + 7)) * 9 for the last numbers.

Anyone know why there was no DC anecdote broadcast today?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: Best 9 of all time

Was just browsing some random games from the 1990s and came across a Series 27 Dictionary Corner spot that is probably among the best ever: SFORZATOS. (I still think that honour has to go to LORAZEPAM, though.)
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letter Distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

Re: Letter Distribution

As a side note, I do find it strange that K has not appeared for FIFTEEN episodes in a row. It's like it was lost for a whole filming week. It will be interesting to see if it appears tomorrow. Such a thing has happened before. Someone else can probably find the reference. The V (of which there was...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 3108

Re: Best 9 of all time

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:14 pm
SLEEPSUIT by Chris Davies
Or Dinos Sfyris.

In Series 76, I was quite impressed by WAGGONERS, especially as it was spotted by both Jeff Clayton and his opponent. Six consonants, and three of them aren't particularly nice. PRESOAKED by Stephen Read was also class.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017

INTERLAYS to beat RELIANT/ENTRAILS.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Spoilers for Monday 7th August 2017

Nowhere near as impressive as that niner, but ONLINESS was there as a beater in Round 1 too.

2nd Numbers Alt.: 75 * 7 + 25 - 6 * 50 / 100
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Set designs and opening sequences over the years
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Set designs and opening sequences over the years

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:00 pm
I'm sure 'Champion of Champions' headers were placed over the clock during CoCs up to and including CoCX.
Yep, this too. Also, during the 25th birthday special in 2007, the number "25" was superimposed on the clock and various other areas of the studio.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Set designs and opening sequences over the years
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Set designs and opening sequences over the years

As far as I know, there have been 8 sets used since the show began: 1. Original purplish set with grid of squares in background (Series 1-17) 2. Short-lived set with wooden panels behind letters/numbers board (Series 18-21, probably Countdown Masters too) 3. Wings set -- reddish-pink background (Ser...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)

Thanks... guess it's off to CrosswordTools then!