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by Jon Stitcher
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Going on TV:- What is the timeline?
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

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

Applied around March 2002 Audition date November 2002 Found out I'd passed by letter about a week later January 2003 given a recording date for February 2003. Recording date cancelled due to lighting issues. March 2003 Went to Australia March 2004 returned from Australia, contacted team to say I was...
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: MEAKIN THREAD
Replies: 40
Views: 2537

Re: MEAKIN THREAD

After watching yet another historic failure by Ryan Taylor in a box awful quiz show, I wondered who, on this forum, had won the most money on quiz shows ? I may be wrong but I think Karen and James Pearson have won an awful lot across all the shows they've been on. Certainly more than the £12k I wo...
by Jon Stitcher
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22117

Re: The Chase

James Robinson wrote:
Jon Stitcher wrote:Just in case anyone is interested my episode of The Chase airs on Tuesday 20th September at 5pm. I'm in seat one so tune in from the start or it's possible you'll miss me!
That doesn't sound promising.... :P
I wanted to be deliberately ambiguous :)
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 148
Views: 22117

Re: The Chase

Just in case anyone is interested my episode of The Chase airs on Tuesday 20th September at 5pm. I'm in seat one so tune in from the start or it's possible you'll miss me!
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Let's gamble
Replies: 36
Views: 2549

Re: Let's gamble

I withdrew the forty quid and blew it on booze and drugs, leaving 51p for my next bet, which I think will be on the outcome of the EU referendum. As Jen advised in the other thread, I really should post it here so that I can get Steven's professional opinion. I think it's going to be 56%-44% to sta...
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 155
Views: 27031

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Stewart Gordon wrote:Those of you who aren't regulars on the wiki might be interested to know that we have a comprehensive list of such people.
My page needs an update too, probably for the same show that Ian's need an update for. I might have something else recorded but I really can't say any more than that :)
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

Matt Bayfield wrote:Is there where the max was SOCIETY and you said "that's a f***king great word"?
Hah - nothing excited me as much as seeing Menace II Society as an Only Connect clue. That wasn't the first time I swore on TV though, I did say SHIT after getting something wrong in the kube on Krypton Factor
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Re: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary Was it the teaser answer coming up in the very next round ? That's the one. The whole of that 'half' was pretty awesome actually. Us both getting that. me spotting a 9. Jack getting DIOCESAN and then him making 924 from a very to...
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Legalities of posting clips on Youtube
Replies: 12
Views: 1357

Legalities of posting clips on Youtube

I was doing some tidying today and came across the DVD of my four Countdown episodes.

There is one moment from my final game which was pretty extraordinary and I would like to post it on youtube. Can this be done or would I need express permission from the Countdown team/Channel 4 etc?

Thanks all.
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme. Inspired by Romaine's excellent LONGITUDE spot, I was wondering how many winless contestants there are who got a nine that their opponent didn't? I seem to remember one octochamp this series beating somebody despite missing a nine, and a lady getting DESPERADO in round one (but then losi...
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Peter Baldwin
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Peter Baldwin

Peter Baldwin, best known for playing Derek Wilton in Coronation street has passed away. He was a DC guest on 25 occasions including 3 of my shows and seemed a very nice man.
by Jon Stitcher
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 290
Views: 38061

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

It would have been fun if they'd used that question on our show, Ian. Aye - would you have got it on 5? No, 3. When I was watching it at home I saw Whitehall and thought 1 2 1 2 because of Countdown and then did exactly what Richard did and laughed when the second clue came up. It just would have b...
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 290
Views: 38061

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

It would have been fun if they'd used that question on our show, Ian.
by Jon Stitcher
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

One of Zarte's opponents was Ian Talbot, an anagram of the word BATTALION Have any other players had named that are anagrams of 9 letter words? Have any players surnames been anagrams of valid 9 letter words? (Not counting people who's surnames are already valid 9 letter words like WHITEHEAD - altho...
by Jon Stitcher
Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme....

Most crucial conundrums faced by

A series champ
A series finalist
An Octochamp
any contestant

In both 9 and 15 round formats

Love your work.
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: 15 to 1
Replies: 45
Views: 6672

Re: 15 to 1

At least 3 Apterites will be appearing on the new series.

Ian Volante, Sam Hodkin and myself.

Dag Griffiths, countdown legend, is also on my debut show which airs on Friday 24th October.

Enjoy
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)
Replies: 23
Views: 1092

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

That was the exact conundrum shuffle from my last show back in 2004.
by Jon Stitcher
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11374

Re: You Are The Ref

I think in James Martin's 952 he actually says "and then x times y... whatever that is". I think you should have to know, but it's probably not enforced. I don't think you should be allowed the points in the numbers game. James said something along the lines of 'I don't know what that is' But this ...
by Jon Stitcher
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11374

Re: You Are The Ref

What happens in this situation.

Numbers round 75 7 10 1 6 9 - 729

Player 1 declares they have it and says the following....

75+6+81
81x9 = 719
719+10 = 729

Rachel says, no, 81x9 = 729.

Do they get the points?
by Jon Stitcher
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday July 25th 2014 (S71 P18)
Replies: 64
Views: 3754

Re: Spoilers for Friday July 25th 2014 (S71 P18)

I'm afraid I agree with Corby, Can't put my finger on it but I took an instant dislike to her and found her very tough to watch. I don't like it when people clearly look for a longer word when declaring second, I remember when I offered my nine I could see my opponent frantically scanning the select...
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11374

Re: You Are The Ref

6. C1 and C2 are seated with the game about to start. C1 writes the 75 times table, from memory, on one of the provided sheets of paper. C2 spots this and complains to you, saying C1 isn't allowed to use a times table list. Should C1 be allowed to keep the list? This was the first thing I did when ...
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 136
Views: 11374

Re: You Are The Ref

6. C1 and C2 are seated with the game about to start. C1 writes the 75 times table, from memory, on one of the provided sheets of paper. C2 spots this and complains to you, saying C1 isn't allowed to use a times table list. Should C1 be allowed to keep the list? This was the first thing I did when ...
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

Having met Lisa Hermann at the quizzing Grand Prix she mentioned that the person who beat her won her next game with a very low score so I looked the game up http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_2729 COLOR is no longer valid due to countdown rules so the winner should have actually lost this game, how m...
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday July 17th 2014 (S71 P12)
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Spoilers for Thursday July 17th 2014 (S71 P12)

Did anyone have any DC beaters for today? If not it's my first play along max!
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

When Mark beat Bobby last week, Bobby got two nines and still lost.

Obviously we all remember Jack Hurst losing with two nines in the 30th birthday final.

Have any other players lost a game where they scored two nine letter words?
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Misdeclarations
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Misdeclarations

I think it's obvious why you can't score any points for this. Player one has ROPIEST for 7 but misdeclares it as an 8. Player 2 then thinks, crap better try and 8 then. Their 8 is disallowed but played 1 gets his 7 points for the length of his word. My sister was a recent example where she declared ...
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday February 19th 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 996

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday February 19th 2014

You came across very well on TV Brett, a good few shows there. I spoke to Andy's wife at length whilst you were all in make up and he does spend a lot of time practising and is aware of apterous but doesn't really use it. He also seemed to have good knowledge of champions before so is clearly a Coun...
by Jon Stitcher
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 18th 2014 (S70 P32)
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 18th 2014 (S70 P32)

I think Jenny was unlucky, whilst Brett was definitely a better all round player I don't think a 42 point scoreline was a fair reflection. Watching it back today you could see that after the FLOUNCE error she'd admitted defeat, I'd texted her a list of words that come up commonly and ASTROID was one...
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

That one's only 2 maxes for the winner, James. But when I watched this one I had the distinct impression that Gen was trying to score 0.
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown in the news
Replies: 217
Views: 30758

Re: Countdown in the news

I quite like the Daily Mail,

The cryptic crossword is both challenging and acheivable and it's probably the highest quality newspaper I can hold without ruining the pages when I try and turn a page over.
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 174
Views: 32012

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

All starts around 2:13am.

Not really a moment but the whole chat was just a bit mental!

http://www.apterous.org/chat.php?base=1 ... ir=earlier
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

0 max games....

Obviously the games where players scored 0 were zero max games I just wondered how many contestants scored 0 maxes in a game, did any player win whilst scoring 0 maxes, what's the fewest number of maxes a winner has scored, any games where neither player hit a max?
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

How many contestants have found a 9 letter word which their opponent did not find and gone on to lose the game?

I assume in the 9 round era this must have been incredibly rare.

What's the biggest victory in these circumstances? I know I lost by 37 despite finding a 9 my opponent did not.
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 1000th teapot!
Replies: 0
Views: 443

1000th teapot!

I was just browsing the Countdown wiki and thought I'd see how many people had won at least one episode of Countdown. This led me to teapot owners page which is everyone who's had a teapot in their goodybag, introduced in 1998. I was quite amazed to see that the current champion is the 1000th winner...
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Final Preparations
Replies: 15
Views: 1274

Re: Final Preparations

Good luck Brett, if you win 2 games you'll be playing my sister in your third game so I might see you in the green room tomorrow!
by Jon Stitcher
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here
Replies: 383
Views: 45092

Re: Post your audition/filming/transmission dates here

Brett,

My little sister Jenny is filming on the 14th so you might get to play her!
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Helen Grayson
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Helen Grayson

I just noticed on facebook that Helen Grayson has passed away.

You can see from her wiki page that she was a very important figure in the early days of Countdown

http://wiki.apterous.org/Helen_Grayson
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

Up to the end of series 68, 418 people have a perfect record in all the numbers rounds they ever played on the show. Of those, Graham Dugdale played the most numbers rounds, scoring 90 out of 90 on numbers in his three games.[/quote] Ha, I just looked through his 9 numbers games and I am pretty sure...
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

Apologies if this has been asked before, but has a teatime teaser solution ever appeared in subsequent rounds in the same programme? If so did the contestants solve it [assuming there wasn't a 9 letter word in that round to win with]? Or perhaps if this happens, do they just record a new teatime te...
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

But I see the ambiguity in my post. so I thank you for your response.
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

I know Andy,

I'm asking what's the most amount of numbers games played where a player maintained a 100% record throughout their entire run. so losing the 5th game but maxing every numbers for example.

I'm expecting it to be someone who lost their first game but maxed all the numbers.
by Jon Stitcher
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 98123

Re: Ask Graeme?

So no player has maxed every numbers game in an octorun, what's the most amount of numbers games someone has played and maintained a 100% record on the show?
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I think I'm going to start using this forum again
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: I think I'm going to start using this forum again

I remember you.

I'll learn how to do quotes later.
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I think I'm going to start using this forum again
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: I think I'm going to start using this forum again

Ben, it's your fault. Just watched your show today.

I think there is something in the name Jon that makes you into a cunt. Am I allowed to use that word here?
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: I think I'm going to start using this forum again
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

I think I'm going to start using this forum again

Topic says it all, I need a new challenge, I'm gonna get good on apterous and then beg for another go at Countdown, it's been nearly 10 years since I offered lots of fake words and I need a distraction from the monotomy of poker. Apterous could be what I'm looking for. Plus I'm enjoying the 30th ann...
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Texas hold 'em poker
Replies: 95
Views: 2446

Re: Texas hold 'em poker

I'd play, but I have won a european ranking poker tournament and made several thousands at poker over the past few years it might be a bit unfair of me to join in, but I will watch and offer expert advice to anyone who is looking to improve their game.
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wordplay on FIVE
Replies: 26
Views: 1809

Re: Wordplay on FIVE

I'll be applying for this fairly soon, looks pretty simple really, hard to win the jackpot though as the AKA and the common word can be pretty tricky and you only have 90 seconds at the end
by Jon Stitcher
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: COMA Play-ins
Replies: 37
Views: 3809

Re: COMA Play-ins

Hey Richard,

That should be fine, around 11am?
by Jon Stitcher
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown Online Masters 2009
Replies: 135
Views: 8069

Re: Countdown Online Masters 2009

I'll play, why not have a knock out prelim tourney for those wanting the slots?
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A strange coincidence
Replies: 20
Views: 1336

Re: A strange coincidence

wow

This is exciting, I wonder if there's a chance I'd be allowed a second shot, probably not cos didn't lose my first game, but I'll give it a few years and see if I can play Damian's heart strings.

I love Jeff Stelling and would love to meet him!
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Claims to Fame
Replies: 106
Views: 3927

Re: Claims to Fame

Oh, I also have a girlfriend which I believe is quite unique for countdown contestants
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Claims to Fame
Replies: 106
Views: 3927

Re: Claims to Fame

I can beat you Joseph. I passed my audition in November 2002 and didn't appear on the show til May 2004. I was also the best looking player in living memory (as stated on my wiki page) I'm not certain but of all 3 time winners I probably have the worst pts scored - pts allowed record. All 3 shows I ...
by Jon Stitcher
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Krypton Factor
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: The Krypton Factor

The illusion jump is three jumps, one you're jumping upwards, one jumping level and one jumping downwards, all the jumps are the same distance but feel different because of the differing heights of start and finish. Was pretty easy compared to the rest of the course but when you're completely shatte...
by Jon Stitcher
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Krypton Factor
Replies: 46
Views: 1224

Re: The Krypton Factor

Lots of interesting replies, and here's my view. It was always going to be very difficult to revive such a classic show without receiving some criticism but I think a lot of it is unfair. The reason the Lancashire assault course wasn't used is because it is now a three lane course so filming with an...
by Jon Stitcher
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Champion of Champions Prediction Game [spoilers]
Replies: 70
Views: 3166

Re: Championship of Champions: Prediction Game

David O'Donnel l vs James Hurrell Junaid Mubeen vs Tony Warren Richard Brittain vs Jon Corby Richard Priest vs Kai Laddiman Nick Wainwrigh t vs Steve Baines Anita Freeland vs Jonathan Coles Charlie Reams vs Peter Davies Steven Briers vs Debbi Flack Bit late I know but didn't see today's show as was...
by Jon Stitcher
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Arithmetician Search Begins
Replies: 58
Views: 2279

Re: Arithmetician Search Begins

Yeah go on, I'll apply.

Not 100% sure my maths is up to it but I can recite the alphabet as good as anyone and I'm charming and look good on tv! Plus I'm not that good at the letters so I won't be stepping on DC's toes at all!

Vote Stitcher for countdown! the campaigning starts here!!!
by Jon Stitcher
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 107254

Re: Known bugs

Reams, I had neither open at the time of the error, I opened the console after it did that.
by Jon Stitcher
Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Bug reports
Replies: 2157
Views: 107254

Re: Known bugs

Hey mate, was trying the game vs optimus prune today and it asked me to pick another letter once all 9 were up and didnt start the clock, this was in the console Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-1" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid remove at javax.swing.JTextArea.replaceRange(Unknown So...