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by James Laverty
Mon May 29, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 117
Views: 7284

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: 117
Views: 7284

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: 465
Views: 55982

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: 5061

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: 1592

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: 34
Views: 1743

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: 3
Views: 1216

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: 3117

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: 465
Views: 55982

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: 734

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: 3117

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: 41
Views: 1186

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: 846

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: 465
Views: 55982

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: 117
Views: 7284

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: 117
Views: 7284

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: 117
Views: 7284

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: 117
Views: 7284

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: 486
Views: 26941

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: 283
Views: 18007

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: 1652

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: 697

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
by James Laverty
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Annie Humphries and Graham Hill

It's certainly interesting that Annie has been allowed to compete in the Series 76 finals. I think it could be partially down to Annie being an octochamp, and in all respect to other withdrawals, probably the first serious contender to have to decline an invitation. Also, according to Countdown Audi...
by James Laverty
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 2678

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

Ugh, think I'm going to have to miss out on the fun :(
by James Laverty
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Strange Celebrity Occurences
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Strange Celebrity Occurences

I've googled him, and I still have no idea who he is.
by James Laverty
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26941

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Gavin Chipper wrote:Horse people generally
Bit harsh on Bojack
by James Laverty
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Your preferred format for CO-events
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Your preferred format for CO-events

I quite like how each event is different. Good variety of formats and allows each event to play to other peoples strengths
by James Laverty
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers
Replies: 20
Views: 1138

Re: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers

It's a real shame Annie couldn't make it but my view is that if you can't make the recording of your series final then it should just be tough bananas because it's not fair on contestants on the next series to accommodate you. It'd be better to invite her back for some kind of special. Maybe agains...
by James Laverty
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers
Replies: 20
Views: 1138

Re: Who Will Win Series 75? -- Caution: Possible Spoilers

It's a real shame Annie couldn't make it but my view is that if you can't make the recording of your series final then it should just be tough bananas because it's not fair on contestants on the next series to accommodate you. It'd be better to invite her back for some kind of special. Maybe agains...
by James Laverty
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55982

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jennifer Steadman wrote:I tried to book an Uber, but there were only 6 Uber drivers in the whole of 'Nottinghamshire' and they were all 50 miles away at least.
That would be an improvement to Uber in Nottinghamshire :P
by James Laverty
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24th November 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24th November 2016

Nick has just announced that there will be no Countdown tomorrow due to Formula 1 racing. Is this a sudden schedule change? There's an episode listed for tomorrow on the wiki guide. Was probably planned, but the schedule was put up months ago and before we were shunted to 2.10, so whoever didit pro...
by James Laverty
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55982

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Clearly inspired by recent events, last night I dreamt I was watching Callum Pickering taking part in a dance off in the middle of a Nottingham nightclub. Maybe I should have put this in C4C nightmares?
by James Laverty
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Historical scheduling
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Historical scheduling

First series on all five days was Series 5. Says so on the wiki page. http://wiki.apterous.org/Series_5
by James Laverty
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Historical scheduling
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Historical scheduling

It's shuffled around quite a bit in the last few years. This is all I can remember Towards the end Series 67, it moved to 2:40 to accomodate "1001 Things You Should Know". It stayed there for the start of 30thBC, but I think it was back at 3:10 around Februaryish (Johnny or James Robinson will proba...
by James Laverty
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55982

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

One last night that I can only describe as myself, Zarte and Callum T doing Carpool karaoke.
by James Laverty
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: The Future Of Recaps
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: The Future Of Recaps

Tbf though, nobody's written any recaps for several weeks. Might be worth having a full review of the situation
by James Laverty
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 28247

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

If we're just comparing Ryan to any ginger bloke who's ever existed, here is my suggestion. I would assume though, that Michelle would never let Ryan go out wearing THAT! http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/04/09/39113F3200000578-3820957-Now_that_s_a_brave_look_Strictly_professional_dancer_Neil_J...
by James Laverty
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 31st October (Series 75, Prelim Whatever)
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Spoilers for 31st October (Series 75, Prelim Whatever)

Since Gev is slacking, I'll start this.


Any reason for all the double letters today?
by James Laverty
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26941

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Charlie Reams wrote:
James Laverty wrote:Idiots who take negative offers on The Chase
Is this a reference to a recent thing? It seems quite sensible to me.
Happened most recently on Wednesday. Guy had got 0 in the cash builder but suddenly got all his questions right after taking an offer of -£2,000
by James Laverty
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 486
Views: 26941

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Idiots who take negative offers on The Chase
by James Laverty
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55982

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

One from a couple of nights ago.... I was in a pub I didn't know, which for some reason also had a KFC. Having ordered a popcorn chicken and pint, I realise that Callum Pickering is also at the bar, challenging people to fights. Andy Platt steps forward and knocks Callum out with a chair, and prompt...
by James Laverty
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2017
Replies: 37
Views: 4144

Re: FOCAL 2017

Events in CAPITALS have been booked, and you can safely book things like travel and accommodation for them. Events otherwise listed are probable but not yet certain, and so you would book these things at your own risk. 1st April - Leeds (Callum) So my clever idea to book a hotel in Leeds for the ba...
by James Laverty
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 98
Views: 14991

Re: Countdowners in the news

And he would have gotten away with it if wasn't for that pesky fact that he wrote about it in his autobiography! It was just freak chance that anyone actually read it. I wondered why he'd only been arrested now, when the autobiography came out a year ago. This is the best explanation yet. It was a ...
by James Laverty
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th September
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Spoilers for Monday 19th September

Well, Countdown was back from break today...
by James Laverty
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55982

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Was he eight foot tall? He was the size he is in real life, so probably. Another bizarre one last night- I was at CoLin, playing against Selasi from GBBO, who is also making an ice cream roll as a prize for the event. As the roll is being made, Ben announces that the winner this year will also reci...
by James Laverty
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: Countdowny people you have most mutual friends with on Facebook

Considering I have 81 people on my c4c/apterous friends list on FB, and 80 mutual friends with Robbo, I'm just going to assume he's top
by James Laverty
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Countdo-Quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Countdo-Quiz

Only two consecutive heat games to have involved different series champions?
by James Laverty
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 465
Views: 55982

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I had a vision of Matty Artell singing the hits of Steps in the ruins of some building in a jungle.
by James Laverty
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown recordings
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Countdown recordings

This is from the email I got yesterday. SEPTEMBER DATES Monday 12th September 2016 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! Dictionary Corner – Brendan Cole 13:00-17:45 18:15-21:00 Tuesday 13th September 2016 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! Dictionary Corner – Joe Lycett 09:15-12:30 12:45-16:00 16:00-19:15 Wednesday 14th ...
by James Laverty
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Wiki problems
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Wiki problems

Not sure who's best to tell, but appears that the apterous wiki page has reverted back to a month ago. Appears only to have info before 5th August....
by James Laverty
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 August 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 August 2016

Rachel got the numbers just before they went back they started filming round 10 but they decided to let it pass (iirc). Just for the record, I got it in time on the day.
by James Laverty
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August

Since when could 100 be a target again????
by James Laverty
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 283
Views: 18007

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

6 seconds off the PB and first Top 20 placing today! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rushcliffe/re ... ystememail
by James Laverty
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see in DC?
Replies: 219
Views: 12220

Re: Who would you like to see in DC?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
James Laverty wrote:Philip Martin Brown - Waterloo Road's Grantly Budgen
I could go and ask him, he lives 5 minutes' walk away from me ;) (Might freak him out a bit though)
haha, doubt that will be necessary :P
by James Laverty
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 191
Views: 8067

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

I think awarding 1 points for a loss by judges decision is a good idea. I mostly liked it but I agree Dara needs to loosen up a bit. He was good but not a patch on Charles.
by James Laverty
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 144
Views: 21880

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Chris Cummins on 15-to-1 right now
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2955

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

I am now free about 3pm onwards on Saturday so will pop in and offer to help in any way I can for the latter stages (Hosting games etc.). Also if anyone is staying in the city centre overnight, there are plenty of pubs (including at least three Wetherspons) in the city so if anyone wants to meet fo...
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Has Countdown ever helped you with your career?
Replies: 8
Views: 905

Re: Has Countdown ever helped you with your career?

Think it helped Damian become producer
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: 20th-26th July shows - SPOILERS

I think formatting it this way is quite good, would be good to have it for the weeks shows at the start if we know of any apterites coming up. Just needs to be carefully worded.
by James Laverty
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2955

Re: Countdown in Nottingham V- Saturday 23rd July 2016

I am now free about 3pm onwards on Saturday so will pop in and offer to help in any way I can for the latter stages (Hosting games etc.). Also if anyone is staying in the city centre overnight, there are plenty of pubs (including at least three Wetherspons) in the city so if anyone wants to meet for...