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by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 207
Views: 69535

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Andy Platt wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Sam, Stephen, and some other dickhead, are on tonight's episode of Only Connect.
Well played Andy Platt, what a storming result.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th August 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 35)

A strangely below par Stephen, as good as David is, I think Stephen could have won that. As it is I think I beat him on the letters rounds. Mention, nurses come to mind this morning!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

No, it was me. I always thought he could do it, and as it turned out his tactical nous won through. Well done Dinos. Ah I see, well congratulations to you! I thought it was Chris because he was the only one openly rooting for Dinos to win in the Daily Chat last Friday when the Grand Final aired! Ye...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 4334

Re: Kryptonite

It makes me cringe every time I hear him say it.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 24
Views: 3685

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Huge congratulations to Dinos, quite a feat to beat Elliott. Restricting him to three vowels must have been the grand plan, well done.
By the way, did I mention that I was the only one to correctly forecast your win in the other thread :)
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So there you have it, Dinos Sfyris is our Series 80 Champion! Congratulations to that one person who rooted for him to win (Which I think it's Chris from the Daily Chat) ;) So, just like Series 79, most of us got it wrong yet again! :( (I hope this trend isn't going to continue into the Series 81 F...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th June 2019 (Series 80, 2nd Semi-Final)

A bit edgy from Dinos today, I've got him down to win the whole thing!!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 105)

I used to groan every time Elliott chose 5 vowels, but at least he made a fair number of 9s out them, this girl seems to get lost half way through her letters selection and ends up with 5 vowels and only 6 letter words!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1925
Views: 199350

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

He's looking strong and settled.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 79)
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Spoilers for Monday 13th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 79)

Carelessness was nearly her undoing today.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 28)

Was Rachel making a point by wearing her Tetragonal dress today?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9407

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Tom S wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm
I'd say today's "loser" deserves a 2nd go.
and the sooner the better!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Carl, we can happily send you a digital file of your show(s) once they have aired.
The power of this forum! How good is that? Well done Countdown Team
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Recording Countdown to keep
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: Recording Countdown to keep

Just an ordinary DVD recorder connected to the television will do it. Make sure it isn't Blu-Ray though.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Spoilers for 11th February 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:20 am
I can totally understand Rachel's frustration and incredulity when someone who is 11-20 behind goes for 1 large in the last numbers.
I agree, but she souldn't be seen to be "coaching" any one competitor.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 11th February 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Spoilers for 11th February 2019

I didn't think it was right for Rachel to encourage 6 small either.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

The Countdown Wiki has been updated and shows me it was her second time round. Thanksto whoever keeps that up to date.

I still don't know why she seems so familiar to me though!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

Each day of Kerry's run I have thought that she looked familiar but nobody on here mentioned she had been on before so I resorted to Google and found that she possibly had an episode in October 2003. Does anyone know if that is the same Kerry? I can't believe I would remember her from that long ago ...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

I thought the odd thing was that he didn't look particularly nervous at all. And his performance really was spectacularly dreadful. A thought that has occurred to me in the past is that a better measure of performance than how many maximums you get is how many words there are better than what you d...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

Coughs and stammered were great, any more to look out for? I can't rightly remember. I think I was flagging a bit by then and I was perhaps a tiny bit disappointed there was so little reaction from NH to both of those (it wasn't just that any reaction was edited out, there just wasn't any) that unl...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 80)

I'm back for the next four weeks, University Exams and Tests have taken a toll on my time here and before long, another round will start again! I must say Martin was on fire today! Tied with Jodine Lawrence for the top score of the series to date! (Jodine appeared in end-June if anyone has forgotte...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 2669

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

Leotard turned up for the second time this week but no mention from DC, is it forbidden as it harks back to the old days of Richard and Carol perhaps?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 2907

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

and was that Rachel "gagging for a hard one again"?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 2580

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Well done to Dave! Wow, three in a row, I think that's the high point thus far of this Series... I only have one thing to say today: Rachel's comment on "kicking youselves" in R9 shouldn't be really applied in this sort of situation (I mean, the average contestant won't think of 18 x 51 immediately...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

What a great challenger, in more ways than one.
Nick showing up his poor maths again!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

Re: Spoilers for Monday 27th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 43)

Gosh, I didn't realise I had been watching that long! Thinking about it, I probably started watching in about 1999ish.
Thanks Tom, I do remember being surprised when Susie disallowed and stating that it was only valid with another word, eg leg or pocket.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Susie coming to town!
Replies: 6
Views: 3184

Susie coming to town!

Quite a surprise over the weekend walking past our local theatre here in Wimborne to see a poster of Susie Dent looking out at me. She's on a tour with her show The Secret Lives of Words. As much as I admire Susie and like the sound of some of the content I'm not sure I could sit and listen to her f...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 3125

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

Did anyone think Rachel was a tad on the rude side when she said that "you clearly don't know your 75 x tables" at the end of r14. Yes, it was a bad miss, but still thought it was a little uncalled for (not that she is a malicious individual). IMO, not really. She had two players to whom it WAS cle...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)
Replies: 12
Views: 3352

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

David Williams wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:56 pm
It was nice to see Nick contribute in one of the rounds today - I wish he'd do this more often.
The difficulty is that, on the evidence of the contributions he does make, he is absolutely hopeless at Countdown.
Ha ha, my thoughts too!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 17948

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Shouldn't you have got less than zero for QF3 as you failed to predict the winner of that game?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Behind-the-scenes on Countdown...
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: Behind-the-scenes on Countdown...

I wondered why Susie sat with her hot water bottle when it was exposed a few weeks ago! I wonder how often she has it refilled/rewarmed!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed May 30, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 29th May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2443

Re: Spoilers for 29th May 2018

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Glad Amy beat me when I had outearn cause while it's in, Susie disallowed it in October. Also, is dotage valid for the current dictionary? Don't know if it changed at the start of the year
Can't think why dotage wouldn't be valid!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)
Replies: 17
Views: 4733

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 Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th March 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th March 2018

You are all bad people.When he said seven, I thought he might have had "tomatos", but I didn't think it was the most probable outcome. I was expecting to lose the round to him. He would have been in very good company looking at the list of names that have done similar on Apterous before https://www...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 51)
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 51)

I note that Len has the tiniest piece of paper in front of him and just reads out Suzie's words.
I wonder if this will change through the week?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)
Replies: 12
Views: 3352

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 50)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:56 pm
It was nice to see Nick contribute in one of the rounds today - I wish he'd do this more often.
What did he do, I don't think I noticed?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)
Replies: 14
Views: 2545

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 42)

I do miss the days when there'd be more general chat though - "I like what X is wearing", "Oh dear, Y's DC spot was fucking awful", "Ha, great teaser clue today" etc. - Yesterday's doodling conversation was hilarious and made the episode for me, both at the time and on TV. But only Gev commented on...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday, 6th March 2018

I agree, I rewound it after and tried to work out what he was getting at, I think he probably didn't explain it very well and possibly misused the word "spreadsheet". We'll never know!!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2184

Re: Spoilers for Monday, February 26, 2018

Yeah, felt sorry for him that he'd guessed wrongly and couldn't reach a century today but it's alright, he still won anyway. By the way, to clarify "Hansfording" since someone else mentioned it as well Philip did not do that since the definition is to buzz in before the letters are revealed...Phili...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

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

Can see why he might have felt cheated, and he was clearly very annoyed by it judging by his actions after. However, in fairness he was taking the mickey a bit and I can see why Nick thought he was playing for time. The correct action would have been to check his paper I think, and see if it corres...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Tom S wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
What were your scores against the contestants?
111-96 (Chris- crucial this time), 111-46 (Ryan).
Very good, keep posting them :)
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)
Replies: 24
Views: 3452

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players whil...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 13th November 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 94)
Replies: 23
Views: 4943

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

As a small afterthought, after someone has thought for a while and gone for the 'safe seven', Susie will sometimes ask them what their 'dodgy eight' was. I'd like to see this more often. When they come up with a word it's interesting to find out if it's valid or not. If they don't have a word to of...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

Re: Kryptonite

It makes me cringe every time Nick says it. I'm sure he could think of something better to say.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

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

Why not?

A fractile is the cut off point for a certain fraction of a sample. If your distribution is known, then the fractile is just the cut-off point where the distribution reaches a certain probability.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26 October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 82)
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

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

I had FRACTILE in round 5, after my cock-up with factorial the other day I am more confident of this one!
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

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! Ah cheers. I thought it must have been wrong. I can see...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Spoilers for the 24th October 2017

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?
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday, 11th October 2017

I was really disappointed when Lexplorer was removed from public use. I haven't got time to play on Apterous but enjoy playing along and watching what goes on on here.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 21st August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: Spoilers for Monday 21st August 2017

Noel Mc wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:35 pm
Can I blame tiredness for the numbers? I had 526 in R9. R14 was just embarrassing.
Yes, and it showed
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 77377

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Repeat of the episode tonight on BBC1 at 10.35
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New set
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

Re: New set

Good to see that the boards are nicely lined up now (since the first Jenny Eclair recording), no extraneous corners nor patches of light blue. A very neat picture is portrayed now. Well done the Countdown team.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New set
Replies: 10
Views: 5723

Re: New set

The whole letters board is misaligned during the round but when DC's words are displayed it is lined up correctly. The lack of symmetry really bugs me.
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Thu May 18, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.
Replies: 5
Views: 1696

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16th May.

Congrats to Stephen on becoming an octochamp, a member of the 900 club and also the all centuries club :D Think TRILOGUES was there in the OUTLIERS round. Shame you had to suffer the most boring dictionary guest I've ever witnessed for the last part of your run. Gives the impression he'd rather be ...
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 14

I thought he said TORTUOUS and was surprised when Nick said TORTUROUS and expected it to be disallowed. Even Alexander Armstrong on Pointless would have picked that up!