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by James Laverty
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 65
Views: 13955

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Callum Pickering- various times Jaco Bates- Callum's flatmate who has had an apterous account but hasn't used for ages Dan McColm- visited Callum once or twice Jason Turner- Gave me taxi rides a few times at Uni Jonathan Wynn- visited Callum Matty Artell- met up when I was in Manchester for a non-C...
by James Laverty
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10497

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

He wasn't, I was so shocked that he didn't even get an invite, especially as there's only one from S76. If that's the only basis you have for his case, I'm not surprised he wasn't invited at all. And 2 were invited from that series, just Moose didn't accept. Can we count Annie as a third invite fro...
by James Laverty
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3787

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

Again, I've never hosted a Co-Event, but just from what I've observed over the years... Make sure you aren't doing it entirely by yourself. I've found the best run events have been when there is a mainhost, backed up by the assistant(s) host. Even if it's just people helping you set up before, it wi...
by James Laverty
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 10497

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

Little bit of stats here based on everyones totals on the show Total Zarte Siempre 1331 Paul Erdunast 1273 Johnathan Wynn 1244 Tom Chafer-Cook 1235 Stephen Read 1230 Ann Dibben 1209 Thomas Carey 1141 Bradley Horrocks 1136 Martin Hurst 1128 Matthew Tassier 1119 Andrew MacLeod 1119 Philip Aston 1080 J...
by James Laverty
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Short one last night, not really Countdown based but had a brief connection to it. I'm going out for dinner with a friend, and then sent something to wear in the post on the day. In the package is a note from Zarte, saying he made a turquoise suit for me, I have my doubts but I grudingly have to adm...
by James Laverty
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XV
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Re: CoC XV

Hmm...I speculate maybe that could happen next year? To coincide with the 7000th Episode? Given that CoC XIV happened in 2016 and the 30th Birthday Championship in 2013, so does it mean three years apart? Unless they want to invite the best of Series 78 to 80 then maybe it's in 2020. Leave it that ...
by James Laverty
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 174
Views: 43393

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Think Stephen Briggs has just won £2,250 on Tipping Point. Only about 50% sure it's him though.
by James Laverty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27126

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Should post the rules as well :P 1. 10 names, must have some sort of notability; 2. Once you've posted your list, that's it. No revisions. 3. Each one that dies in 2017 scores (120 - age of death); 4. Bonus of 25 points for any one of them being murdered; 5. Bonus of 25 points if you are the first p...
by James Laverty
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 27126

Deathwatch 2018

Looks like people are keen to do this again. See Marc already did his list in the 2017 thread, when's the deadline for submissions?
by James Laverty
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: COC timeline
Replies: 57
Views: 11456

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 James Laverty
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night my subconscious decided I was a judge on the X Factor. For some reason, there were now only 2 judges, with my co-judge being a hybrid of Simon Cowell and an Apterite (I have a strong feeling it was Zarte). During the auditions, I kept singing along with the contestants on mic in a Mariah...
by James Laverty
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had one last night on a train, with Zarte as the train driver. Needless to say it was entertaining as he gave his views on everywhere!
by James Laverty
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 107)

I must have been switched on that round, I had an obscure 8 in PEASECOD before seeing the 9. Jason declared PISSER in R1 but was asked to retake with a nicer word! Hence the bad cut where Nick told Jason his gamble paid off. Surely they could have just bleeped it, like with GOBSHITE a few weeks ago...
by James Laverty
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 113
Views: 25779

Re: Countdowners in the news

I see Vorders is rehashing an old story again http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/countdown/ ... owed-back/
by James Laverty
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Cleverclogs
Replies: 12
Views: 2543

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 James Laverty
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 217
Views: 50338

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:46 pm
I was thinking of using him for Callum Pickering!
Nah this is Pickering

Image
by James Laverty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Dartsdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

Re: Dartsdown

I very much like this- possible event for Friday night at CoLin?
by James Laverty
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

and Tony Booth as well. Not a good day for ex Corrie actors
by James Laverty
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Jake Lamotta died today. Another one for Deeks....
by James Laverty
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

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

12.40 start tomorrow?! Why can't they have just got rid of the god-awful Cheap Cheap Cheap and stuck Countdown when the F1 finishes?
by James Laverty
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday September 11th
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Spoilers for Monday September 11th

OK, who has Dudley p*ssed off to have that as a teaser clue?
by James Laverty
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Not exactly Countdown related, but I had a dream where my new boss was revealed to be Jen Steadman, and decided everyday at 11 o'clock she was going to throw aubergines at me. I worry for my sanity at times.
by James Laverty
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)

I'm liking Nikki going for a variety of numbers games instead of always going for the same choice every time. We need more contestants who do this.
by James Laverty
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Cormac Murphy-O'Connor died today. One I considered but didn't think he was famous enough
by James Laverty
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 1928

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 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? Tbf it isn't the first time she has taken a shortcut for that sort of thing. Think she assumed since David...
by James Laverty
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best 9 of all time
Replies: 17
Views: 4918

Re: Best 9 of all time

Think MYOGLOBIN has to be it for me, partially for the fact it was in a series final as well. Same as UROKINASE, since Transude has admitted in the past he was fishing for it.
by James Laverty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Anyone have Robert Hardy?
by James Laverty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Good to see there's life after last Thursday ;) Anyone else think Rachel should show the nearest available in the impossible numbers games? It happens sometimes but not usually. I imagine (((1 + 2) x 3 x 9) + 2) x 7 was her way for 581. It's quite inconsistent. She does it occasionally but most of ...
by James Laverty
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)
Replies: 21
Views: 3302

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 186)

I think people overuse the term 'Hansfording' a bit. What Hansford actually did in his series finals (in which he did in fact try it every time) was buzz in immediately , before he or his opponent could even plausibly have read the letters, and thus deprive his opponent of a fair chance to beat him...
by James Laverty
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 174
Views: 43393

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Chris Cummings on the new series of Mastermind right now
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Curious about the CD recording process
Replies: 24
Views: 3771

Re: Curious about the CD recording process

There is clearly a link, but it has to be said it isn't always the case. If they are trying to make it that potential octochamps will end runs at the end of a filming day, why have three series winners including a 900club member, had their runs other three "days", in the Nick Hewer era alone. I'm no...
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

For some reason last nights dream took place at the coMK venue. Don't remember the entire dream but Zarte's appeared as a hologram throughout the dream (is this the plan for next month?) and at one point somebody threatened to kill Gyles Brandreth. I suspect the Brandreth death was also me. Maybe, ...
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 25 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 16)
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 25 July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 16)

Tactic that seems to be coming into play quite a bit recently. I was at a recording last year and a contestant (can't remember who) kept on picking 6s when never getting the target, but was getting nearer opponents
by James Laverty
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

For some reason last nights dream took place at the coMK venue. Don't remember the entire dream but Zarte's appeared as a hologram throughout the dream (is this the plan for next month?) and at one point somebody threatened to kill Gyles Brandreth.
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C Fantasy Football
Replies: 170
Views: 28540

Re: C4C Fantasy Football

Relaunched today. Assuming the league will be renewed
by James Laverty
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

I'm not sure if I agree with there not being much between 2-7, I'd say they are all players with different strengths. I didn't see Lawrie's games so I can't comment on them, so I'll only do 2-6. Jeff and Wes are probably the strongest numbers players in the pool. Jeff showing he was strong on a vari...
by James Laverty
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)
Replies: 16
Views: 2462

Re: Series 76 Finals - predictions (may contain spoilers)

Same as Zarte. Picked who I thought was going to win the poll, but I can assure you it is a good week of games
by James Laverty
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Have DC guests become worse or have I just become more intolerant?

Think most of the current crop are alright, people who know me well will know who are the exceptions, but I feel a lot of the first time guests recently have been pretty poor. But keep the newbies coming, need to find new blood somewhere.
by James Laverty
Mon May 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 10:14 am
Blue Peter legend, John Noakes has died he was 83
My second hit of the year, much sadder about this one though.
by James Laverty
Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Brady's dead....
by James Laverty
Thu May 11, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Bit of a mixed group dream last night. I was playing korfball with a few teammates, familiar opponents and for some reason, a couple of apterites that included Zarte, Tom C, Matty, Jen and someone I didn't recognise who claimed to be Matty's sister. Unfortunately the fun was ruined by the arrival of...
by James Laverty
Tue May 02, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 29
Views: 9134

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

I'm not going to be able to do my local parkrun and get here in time, so I've decided that, as long as the trains are running properly, I might get into London early and do a parkrun nearby. My research leads me to believe that the nearest parkrun to CO:LON is the Highbury Fields one. It seems slig...
by James Laverty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 18
Views: 4282

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

sean d wrote:
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:59 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm
There is no article for the actual person

Without wanting to be indelicate she didn't achieve much of note apart from Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Again on a touchy issue, neither Ian Brady or Myra Hindley have individual pages.
by James Laverty
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Football grounds you've been to
Replies: 43
Views: 7724

Re: Football grounds you've been to

OK, this might take a while FOR GAMES (Leagues correct for 2016-17 season) PREMIER LEAGUE: KC Stadium (Hull), Walkers/King Power Stadium (Leicester), Anfield (Liverpool), Etihad Stadium (Man City), Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough), Brittania Stadium (Stoke), The Hawthorns (West Brom) CHAMPIONSHIP: ...
by James Laverty
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 8609

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

Poo, first year I'll have to miss CoHud since I started coming to events
by James Laverty
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 8488

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

I went for a curry last night and meant to order a paratha purely because of this thread. I forgot when it came to ordering. Bugger. What better reason to go for another curry? Corrected this tonight and had a paratha. It was nice but I think I'll stick to my usual peshwari naan in the future. It h...
by James Laverty
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Another from last night (Monday night/Tuesday morning). I was at a recording (Matty Artell was also present), and we were shocked to find the DC guest for the day (said to be Katie Derham) had suddenly been replaced by Zarte. Z then comes upto us and asks me for the "diary", which I was confused abo...
by James Laverty
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13 February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 25)
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13 February 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 25)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:07 pm
Willie Brazil's second programme, as well as Alexis Conran's last for now. Swamped with schoolwork at the moment, but recap should still be up today, sorry.
Funny, Alexis Conran seems to have morphed into Iwan Thomas......
by James Laverty
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why do you never order a paratha?
Replies: 60
Views: 8488

Re: Why do you never order a paratha?

I went for a curry last night and meant to order a paratha purely because of this thread. I forgot when it came to ordering. Bugger.
by James Laverty
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 65
Views: 13955

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Callum Pickering- various times Jaco Bates- Callum's flatmate who has had an apterous account but hasn't used for ages Dan McColm- visited Callum once or twice Jason Turner- Gave me taxi rides a few times at Uni Jonathan Wynn- visited Callum Matty Artell- met up when I was in Manchester for a non-CD...
by James Laverty
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is there anybody there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1636

Re: Is there anybody there?

Since it's moved to 2.10 again I'm mostly unable to watch nowadays. (I +1'd it when it was at 3.10 before someone tries to make a smart comment)
by James Laverty
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 590
Views: 120689

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So, how to describe this last one, other than I think certain parts of it were inspired by recent events. After a slight prologue consisting of me chatting to two korfball teammates about going on holiday, A whole load of apterites (I'm guessing around 40) get off a plane in Moscow for the first eve...
by James Laverty
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

JimBentley wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:
James Laverty wrote:See the official list is out. Plenty of names already mentioned on it https://deathlist.net//
12/50 for 2016 wasn't a bad yield
Technically my ratio of 4/10 was better. I AM GREAT etc.
Rats, better than my 7/20 as well.
by James Laverty
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

See the official list is out. Plenty of names already mentioned on it https://deathlist.net//
by James Laverty
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Ian Brady
Olivia de Havilland
Bob Dole
George Bush Snr
Bruce Forsyth
John Noakes
Jim Bowen
Jimmy Greaves
Javier Perez de Cuellar
Henry Kissinger
by James Laverty
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 205
Views: 39728

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Just 10? The version I do with a few mates every year involves a list of 20.
by James Laverty
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 519
Views: 64337

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who prefer the Lemon flavoured lemsip over the Blackcurrant (I don't care about the fact it has LEM in the name before someone tries to argue that fact)
by James Laverty
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 324
Views: 54294

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

new year's day is in this year? The year starts on Christmas Day. By the way, why is it then when I question why the AD/BC system should have Christmas Day on 1st January, why do most people not get what I'm talking about? Is everyone fucking stupid? Not only should people get what I'm talking abou...
by James Laverty
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 4881

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

While as I said earlier I like the variety, I'll give the more detailed account Lincoln vs Classroom - Definitely Lincoln. I like getting the chance to host a few games as well as playing. I think the seeding works well at Lincoln; even if it can potenially leave newbies with a baptism of fire, the ...
by James Laverty
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How would you rank the celebratory days of the year?
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: How would you rank the celebratory days of the year?

1. Bonfire Night
2. COLIN
3. Deadline Day
4. Christmas (New Doctor Who Day)
5. St Paddy's Day
6. New Year
7. Easter
8. Pancake Day
9. Ben Osborn Day