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by Countdown Team
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

All done - fantastic effort from everyone involved, sterling work by the team on the production staff, and the guy with no zeal who needs replacing, worked his nuts off to help make some fabulous telly.

Over and out x
by Countdown Team
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: A Word of Thanks

Bless you, Noel.

Thanks for giving up your time to come and be part of the show. As Rachel rightly said, the best 4 large numbers player there has been. I wish you great success with everything you do and take good care of yourself mate. All the best again.

DE
by Countdown Team
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

Well, 2 days out of 3 into the filming and it's been fab so far.

Thanks everyone for your comments. They'll all be taken on board. :D
by Countdown Team
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 3934

Re: Impossible Rachel

We tell her as soon as we know it's impossible. Usually within 15 seconds or so.
by Countdown Team
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Impossible Rachel
Replies: 20
Views: 3934

Re: Impossible Rachel

We tell Rachel if the game is impossible. She'll say 'leave it with me Nick' when it's possible, but when it's impossible we let her know straight away to save draining the batteries of her mind. No point her doing her brains in on a game that can't be solved. We introduced this 'impossible' advice ...
by Countdown Team
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 107655

Re: Best ever contestants

Not having email addresses and mobile numbers for contestants who last appeared in the mid-90s doesn't constitute a lack of effort from the production team. Most of our data was obsolete, but we contacted whoever we were able to get hold of at the time. Believe it or not, people moved house in that ...
by Countdown Team
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 107655

Re: Best ever contestants

I don't think people were invited as such. I think they had to put their names forward. This ended up largely being people from the online Countdown community and the Scrabble community because they were the easiest groups to reach in the short amount of time available. I think it would have been n...
by Countdown Team
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2760

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

So if it doesn't make sense, does that mean that -er and -est is decided on a whim by Susie? It seems so. It's also invalid on Apterous, which surprises me, since you'd expect Apterous to more rigidly follow the rules For the avoidance of doubt in future shows, we've decided from now on that ALL 1-...
by Countdown Team
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2760

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

No idea what the issue was, suffice to say someone noticed it but the target repetitions will continue for a while yet, as we've recorded quite far ahead. It's of little consequence in reality, the 6 numbers picked out vary so much, but yeah, a strange one.
by Countdown Team
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2760

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

No it doesn't make sense, but there are plenty of one-syllable adjectives that don't make sense to stick -ER/-EST onto in this dictionary. Also, however you're generating random numbers needs to be changed, because they aren't random. These are the same numbers from Sam Prouse's game: http://wiki.a...
by Countdown Team
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 2760

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

Most likely a dictionary error. Gilter doesn't make sense does it?
by Countdown Team
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 3135

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Thanks for these.
by Countdown Team
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 3135

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Ray Wilding wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:55 pm
The conundrum setters fail once again, if only Bob had offered RELUCTING...
Once again? Please do submit the other errors and we'll update our database accordingly.
by Countdown Team
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Looks like DC mistakenly allowed devouts while missing OVULATED/OVULATES in R5.
DRAGSTER in R7.
Devouts being allowed was a poor oversight on our part, but DC did declare OVULATED though?
by Countdown Team
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 7595

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Steve Hawdon wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:09 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:28 pm
GOATIER in R5.
Not in the dictionary. Goaty is but you cant add ier or iest
This.
by Countdown Team
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

I don't often post on this forum but here goes.. Thanks Tom S but I am happy with how I did overall on the show and wishing all the COC contestants all the very best! You're a decent sport, Robin. It's never satisfying to have to leave people out, there's only 16 places after all, but thank you for...
by Countdown Team
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

Lots of conjecture over the draw for the C of C. Conspiracy, fixing, agendas etc, when in truth, the only thing that was pre-ordained prior to the draw was keeping people apart from the same series they played in. Granted, there are some series winners who play each other in the first round, but so ...
by Countdown Team
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

Some might say there might be a hidden agenda, given that 5 v 6 QF would have eliminated 3 Series champions before the semifinals..., although I’m sure it was just the unfortunate way that the draw happened, although I hope there was an independent adjudicator watching it. Yes James, Sepp Blatter w...
by Countdown Team
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

How come the moose ain't gonna be there? Either he could not make the dates, was not invited (which seems highly unlikely) or did not want to participate. He didn't want to take part - largely because he was pestered online by people from the 'community'. Edit to add, it was nothing sinister, just ...
by Countdown Team
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

Re: C of C Draw......

James Robinson wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Shocking that FOUR Series champions are against each other in the first round, and that the format has also been altered too... :roll: :roll: :roll:
How has the format altered?
by Countdown Team
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 12967

C of C Draw......

C of C FIXTURES MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST 1. JONATHAN WYNN V PHIL DAVIES 2. ANNE DIBBEN V JOHN COWEN 3. MATTHEW TASSIER V DOUGIE MACKAY 4. THOMAS CAREY V STEPHEN READ 5. PAUL ERDUNAST V ZARTE SIEMPRE TUESDAY OCTOBER 2ND 6. TOM CHAFER-COOK V MARTIN HURST 7. BRADLEY HORROCKS V ANDREW MACLEOD 8. PHILIP ASTON ...
by Countdown Team
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 14185

Re: COC timeline

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:56 pm

Yeah I had a feeling moose mightn't show up for the coc! Dunno why cause I thought he enjoyed it. Anyone else think he was a slightly sore loser?
No.
A sore loser? Hmmm.
Don't think so. Keep on with your conspiracy theories though.
by Countdown Team
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 14185

Re: COC timeline

Should be brilliant. Loads of Countdown Family players coming back, the very best, and deservedly so.
We can't wait for it.
by Countdown Team
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 14185

Re: COC timeline

All being well, CofC will be filmed in October '18, with the plan being that it airs in Jan '19.
16 players, 3 weeks on-screen.
by Countdown Team
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 154248

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there? If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despi...
by Countdown Team
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 2945

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless. :lol: Yeah, in the cold light of day it looks stupid but when you know the explanation it's always obvious. I know of at least two other people who missed it and that's not including Nick who clearly had no ide...
by Countdown Team
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 2945

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
:lol:
by Countdown Team
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)
Replies: 10
Views: 2160

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Unbelievable that Rachel missed 100+75+50-9-6 in the first numbers.
It's called being human, maybe you should try it ;)
Also proves that you don't reedit to rectify human error.
It also gives a lot of viewers pleasure to beat her for once.
Yeah great - that's what it's all about.
by Countdown Team
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)
Replies: 10
Views: 2160

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 15th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 48)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Unbelievable that Rachel missed 100+75+50-9-6 in the first numbers.
It's called being human, maybe you should try it ;)
by Countdown Team
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 62
Views: 17074

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:57 pm
As for the rigging part, to some extent yes...
To no extent actually, other than whatever is in your bizarre imagination.
by Countdown Team
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2081

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd March 2018

Brett Davids wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Anchoveta? Someone really didn’t want Zarte breaking any records...
Dylan T solved just 4 conundrums from Heat 1 through to the final - he also got some toughies. All is fair.
by Countdown Team
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm
The correct action would have been to check his paper I think, and see if it corresponds.
Have a bit of faith. We edited out many seconds of indecision prior to the DQ.
by Countdown Team
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.
Replies: 22
Views: 2878

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th November 2017.

The conundrum round is filmed with both contestants positioned in clear view of the camera, so it's relatively easy to see who's hand pressed first in these instances. We look back on the hard-drive and see that Graeme pressed first. Not ideal, but fair.
by Countdown Team
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 2619

Re: Cleverclogs

I was told that on occasions when both contestants have missed a fairly obvious method, or have started right but made a glaring error, that she goes for a "more difficult" route so the contestants aren't kicking themselves even more, although I can recall her saying "you're going to kick yourself"...
by Countdown Team
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 14185

Re: COC timeline

All depends what the producer and that decide to do. If that is true it's a disappointing state of play. I would argue that the programme and its legacy trumps the whims of any current production set-up, or at least it should. It makes little sense to put blame on Apterous for the trend of C4 hosti...
by Countdown Team
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.
Replies: 22
Views: 3816

Re: Countdown Goody Bags through the ages.

I was watching this old episode of Countdown from 1988 and I noticed footage of the goody bag, which seemed to start this year as there is no mention of a goody bag in an episode I saw from 1987. see link here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOJQsGdzhX0&t=190s At 10:14 in this clip you can see the ...
by Countdown Team
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday August 15th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2484

Re: Spoilers For Monday August 15th 2016

Steven M. McCann wrote:The last letters selection seems to be producing more and more "nines", coincidence or deliberate?

Or just preposterous? :lol:
by Countdown Team
Mon May 09, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dress and make-up when appearing on show
Replies: 25
Views: 2869

Re: Dress and make-up when appearing on show

All we specify is no logos, ie Adidas Nike etc......for obvious advertising reasons.

Aside from that, we have no input into what contestants wear and don't wish to have.
by Countdown Team
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5820

Re: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016

In short, I write idiotic things on Friday afternoons, and rambling things early Saturday mornings. Apologies for both, especially for any offense to the Countdown team, for whom I have great admiration and gratitude for this last year. Oh no offence taken at all. Just trying to set the record stra...
by Countdown Team
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016
Replies: 69
Views: 5820

Re: CoC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2016

Great game by both, Dan's recovery keeping it tense to the very end. Fantastic spot by Dylan on the conundrum to take it. Was a great competition to watch/be part of, with the new words and the suspiciously kind letters arrangements leading to some very interesting scores. Haha - couldn't let this ...
by Countdown Team
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New -IZE words, whose -ISE variants come up blank in the search tool and are not specified
Replies: 33
Views: 3053

Re: New -IZE words, whose -ISE variants come up blank in the search tool and are not specified

Update: I asked Countdown about these and they said they would be disallowed (though each word would be judged on a case by case basis). While all ISE can be IZE, it doesn't work the other way round. There is no blanket rule that covers this. Not all -ISE can be -IZE, and vice versa. We've never st...
by Countdown Team
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 7 Spoilers For Tuesday January 12th 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2318

Re: CoC Preliminary 7 Spoilers For Tuesday January 12th 2016

Matty Artell wrote:Or - here's a crazy thought - this is just what the random draw spat out
Conspiracy theorist killjoy. :roll:
by Countdown Team
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)
Replies: 47
Views: 5083

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 8th 2015 (S73 P68)

In the interests of fairness, it's only right that we make these comments. There was no editing of the conundrum, and at the time, as live, we checked back on the hard-drive (formally known as the tape), and made sure that the 'reveal' of the conundrum was fully exposed before the winner buzzed in. ...
by Countdown Team
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 2464

Re: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?

Ah - the Graeme opening bit that 'until somebody realised' is slightly misleading. Some shows were filmed with white and red tiles and a few were screened. Then, over the days these shows were screened, C4 were bombarded with calls about the difficulty viewing red letters on a white background, so t...
by Countdown Team
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 2464

Re: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?

I suppose the main questions are: How many and which episodes were filmed using the red and white tiles? How many and which of these were actually shown? What did they do about the binned episodes and the contestants that took part in them? Were they invited back? Did they play new games or just to...
by Countdown Team
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 2464

Re: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?

Shows featuring red and white tiles were definitely made and definitely binned, for reasons already stated elsewhere.

As to the extent of the rest of the claims, what exactly are they?
by Countdown Team
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Final is Wed 23 of December.
C of C starts on Jan 4th.
That's from our internal sources. 8-)
by Countdown Team
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

www.oxforddictionaries.com - The live internet version on the day, so whatever is in, is in.
by Countdown Team
Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

MONDAY NOVEMBER 23RD 1. TOM CAPPLEMAN V GLENN WEBB 2. HEATHER STYLES V GILES HUTCHINGS 3. ANDY PLATT V DAVID BARNARD 4. DYLAN TAYLOR V TRACEY MILLS 5. GEORGE FORD V JEN STEADMAN TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 6. CALLUM TODD V SAMIR PILICA 7. DAN MCCOLM V PAUL JAMES 8. ANTOINETTE RYAN V MARK MURRAY 9. Winner ...
by Countdown Team
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

We're finally ready to go with the CofC.

Nov 23 - 25. 16 players.

About to contact those involved and once all participants are confirmed, we'll post the draw.

Apologies for the delay.
by Countdown Team
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Presumably the CoC will only include contestants from series 67-72, and people from S73 will have to wait for the next one. This would be the same as what happened with the 30th Birthday Championship - it followed S67 but didn't feature any contestants from that series. Exactly this. There isn't en...
by Countdown Team
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Hoping to get finality on the C of C within the next week or so. Filming would be Nov 4, 23 and 24 - with the shows being aired from the start of Jan 2016. Have drawn up the list of 16 invitees, plus one reserve to cover for any illness / unforeseen absence, and once everything is ratified, we will ...
by Countdown Team
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 107655

Re: Best ever contestants

Harry Peters, no contest. :o
by Countdown Team
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 5th 2015 (S72 P44)
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 5th 2015 (S72 P44)

9 in a series wouldn't make any difference, it would still be the top 8 qualifying for the finals.
by Countdown Team
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Definitely won't be May June 2015. Hoping to get it sorted for the start of Jan 2016 (transmission), which would mean filming in from Oct 2015. Will post any definite news once everything is cleared up.
by Countdown Team
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 10th 2015 (S72 P27)
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 10th 2015 (S72 P27)

Gavin Chipper wrote:Another pointless teatime teaser...

Delighted you're enjoying them so much.

:mrgreen:
by Countdown Team
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 37103

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

There WILL be another C of C. Logistics yet to be worked out as we're not that far ahead, but likely on-screen in Jan 2015 for 3 weeks, so just 16 players and definitely excluding 30th birthday participants, for no other reason other than to give different people a chance to play again. Filming woul...
by Countdown Team
Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 2nd 2014 (S71 P3)
Replies: 11
Views: 916

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 2nd 2014 (S71 P3)

UTOPIA was always capitalised in the ODE, but it is indeed allowable now. Is that the first ODO-only spot (albeit by DC)? This is certainly worrying and could cost the game. I wonder about other capitalised words like Xeroxed, Kleenex and Izvesta? Is it me or is QWERTY listed as all capitals in the...
by Countdown Team
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 30th 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1459

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 30th 2014

Not sure what happened there with the DIORITE screenshot. It didn't look like that when inserted in post-production. We'll get our technical bods to investigate.
by Countdown Team
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday July 1st 2014 (S71 P2)
Replies: 11
Views: 1173

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 1st 2014 (S71 P2)

Tony Atkins wrote:What's the point of a new dictionary if it doesn't have new words like laggiest in?

43,000 search results on Google, which isn't many at all given the size of the online gaming community, and it's not in Chambers, Collins, Cambridge, Merriam-Webster or MacMillan dictionaries either.