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by James Robinson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 18th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 54)
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Monday 18th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 54)

Countdown recap for Monday 18 September 2017. C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (4 wins, 383 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire. C2: Challenger Martin Osborne. A teacher of English as a Foreign Language from North Shields, Tyne & Wear. He has recently taught for agricultural students in Germany. H...
by James Robinson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Friday 15th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 53)

Countdown recap for Friday 15 September 2017. C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (3 wins, 295 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire. C2: Challenger Paul Conchie. A clinical nurse manager from Clitheroe, Lancashire. He gets teased by his dog, Tommy, and has even stopped traffic trying to chase him in j...
by James Robinson
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 176
Views: 28521

Re: What films have you watched lately?

Saw Darkest Hour on Friday. Brilliant display of "British Bulldog" spirit, plus how they got all those prosthetics on to make Gary Oldman look like Churchill was amazing :!: :!: :!:
by James Robinson
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 12867

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

FA Cup 4th Round Draw:

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City.

LINCOLN, HERE I COME!!! ;) :) :D 8-)
by James Robinson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Leak...
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

The Leak...

Just looking online and see this story that seems to be exploding all around...: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5281754/countdown-rules-leak-twitter/amp/ https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/901089/Countdown-Channel-4-Rachel-Riley-Nick-Hewer-Susie-Dent-Rules-Exposed-Contestant-Apply-Lea...
by James Robinson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Thursday 14th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 52)

Countdown recap for Thursday 14 September 2017. C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (2 wins, 219 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire. C2: Challenger Ray Waddington. A retired HGV mechanic from Plymouth, Devon. He's a big Huddersfield Town, having originally come from Huddersfield, and like me, was bu...
by James Robinson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Wednesday 13th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 51)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 13 September 2017. C1: Champion Ben Leyburn (1 win, 105 points.) A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire. C2: Challenger Danielle Beswick. An International Development lecturer from Birmingham. She got married in Knaresborough, and had her reception at the Old Swan Hotel, ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Tuesday 12th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 50)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 12 September 2017. C1: Champion Sarah Holey (3 wins, 308 points.) A marketing manager in the brick trade from Coalville, Leicestershire. C2: Challenger Ben Leyburn. A teacher from Silchester, Hampshire. He's a supporter of Arsenal F.C., and actually coaches two youth foot...
by James Robinson
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 11th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 49)
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Monday 11th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 49)

Countdown recap for Monday 11 September 2017. C1: Champion Sarah Holey (2 wins, 213 points.) A marketing manager in the brick trade from Coalville, Leicestershire. C2: Challenger Tony Enright. A semi-retired taxi driver from Blackheath, London. He has been a cabbie for 40 years. He's a keen crickete...
by James Robinson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Friday 8th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 48)

Countdown recap for Friday 8 September 2017. C1: Champion Sarah Holey (1 win, 94 points.) A marketing manager in the brick trade from Coalville, Leicestershire. C2: Challenger Mandy Walker. A retired teacher from Powys, Wales. She once hired a motorbike in Ibiza and drove it off a cliff!! :shock: :o...
by James Robinson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA18 - Saturday 31st March 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6237

Re: COREA18 - Saturday 31st March 2018

Jayne Wisniewski wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:44 am
Won’t be able to make it this time as I have a wedding to attend 😉
I also have the same reason for not being able to attend. ;)
by James Robinson
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Thursday 7th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 47)

Countdown recap for Thursday 7 September 2017. C1: Champion Steve Anderson (1 win, 78 points.) A chef from Uckfield, East Sussex. C2: Challenger Sarah Holey. A marketing manager in the brick trade from Coalville, Leicestershire. DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words ...
by James Robinson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoNuT - Countdown In Newcastle 2018 - Saturday 24th March 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 5578

Re: CoNuT - Countdown In Newcastle 2018 - Saturday 24th March 2018

UPDATE!!! This is now a fully official FOCAL event. ;) :) :D 8-)

And Eddie McCullagh is our first entrant. 8-) 8-) 8-)
by James Robinson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 46)
Replies: 0
Views: 745

Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 46)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 6 September 2017. C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (4 wins, 317 points.) A barrister from Dublin. C2: Challenger Steve Anderson. A chef from Uckfield, East Sussex. In the winter season, he worked in Val Thorens, France and enjoyed snowboarding. DC: Susie Dent and Gloria H...
by James Robinson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 45)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 5 September 2017. C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (3 wins, 235 points.) A barrister from Dublin. C2: Challenger Mike Barnett. An organisation development specialist from High Offley, Staffordshire. Back in 2001, he met his future wife online, being an "adopter" of the onli...
by James Robinson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Monday 4th September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 44)

Countdown recap for Monday 4 September 2017. C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (2 wins, 149 points.) A barrister from Dublin. C2: Challenger Terry Whittaker. A shop manager from Shenfield, Essex. Up till the age of 10, he lived in Botswana. DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other ...
by James Robinson
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Friday 1st September 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 43)

Countdown recap for Friday 1 September 2017. C1: Champion Nikki Saarsteiner (1 win, 76 points.) A barrister from Dublin. C2: Challenger Andrew Booth. A massage therapist from Ringwood, Hampshire. He has played tennis for 40 years. He's also been learning to play the saxophone for the last 2 years. H...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 31st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Thursday 31st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 42)

Countdown recap for Thursday 31 August 2017. C1: Champion David McGaw (3 wins, 287 points.) A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire. C2: Challenger Nikki Saarsteiner. A barrister from Dublin. She likes singing karaoke and dancing. DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or ...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 30th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Wednesday 30th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 30 August 2017. C1: Champion David McGaw (2 wins, 186 points.) A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire. C2: Challenger Gabriel Odia. A sports coach at a special needs school from London. He previous taught English in Japan for 18 months. DC: Susie Dent and Mark Pougatch, ...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)
Replies: 0
Views: 653

Tuesday 29th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 40)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 29 August 2017. C1: Champion David McGaw (1 win, 100 points.) A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire. C2: Challenger Ravi Shinhmar. An accountancy student from Northampton. He likes motorsports, and lives near to Silverstone. DC: Susie Dent and Martin Lewis. RR: Rachel Ril...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 28th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 39)
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Monday 28th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 39)

Countdown recap for Monday 28 August 2017. C1: Challenger Laurence Jeffrey. A healthcare representative from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. He once danced on stage with Sister Sledge doing their hit "The Greatest Dancer". C2: Challenger David McGaw. A postman from Falkirk, Stirlingshire. He likes to tra...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 24th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)
Replies: 0
Views: 702

Thursday 24th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 38)

Countdown recap for Thursday 24 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (7 wins, 701 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Gary Shacklady. A primary school teacher from Reading, Berkshire. He's a keen collector of coins, and is only missing a few coins from some Pacific island natio...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 23 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (6 wins, 581 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Neil Harvey. A personal injury claims handler from Sittingbourne, Kent. He's a big Everton fan, and is a coach at a young team called Highway Herons Under-6's....
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 37)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 pm
(25*9-7)*4-3 an alt method in R6
100+75-25*8*3/50 an alt method in R9
Happy with this for R6: (((25 x 9) + 3) x 4) + 7 - 50 8-) 8-)
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 36)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 22 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (5 wins, 488 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Ben Parker. A lecturer in statistics from West Drayton, Greater London. He loves amateur dramatics, and likes performing in plays and pantomime, and has even per...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 21st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 35)
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Monday 21st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 35)

Countdown recap for Monday 21 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (4 wins, 388 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Mike Browning. A retired ship stowage planner from Grays, Essex. He used to play football and scored a great goal in a charity match and was congratulated by Engl...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 18th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 34)
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Friday 18th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 34)

Countdown recap for Friday 18 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (3 wins, 279 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Paul Collins. A retired electronics engineer from Badingham, Suffolk. He likes gardening and classics cars. He's also a member of the Sunbeam-Lotus Owners Club. D...
by James Robinson
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 17th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 33)
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Thursday 17th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 33)

Countdown recap for Thursday 17 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (2 wins, 183 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Chris Feetenby. A retiree and voluntary worker from Leeds. She has previously appeared on the show back in Series 26 in 1993, where she reached the semi-finals,...
by James Robinson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 16th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Wednesday 16th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 32)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 16 August 2017. C1: Champion Noel McIlvenny (1 win, 83 points.) A maths teacher from Belfast. C2: Challenger Andrew Smithies. A senior digital insight analyst from Tonbridge, Kent. DC: Susie Dent and Barry McGuigan. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: C...
by James Robinson
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 15th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 31)
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Tuesday 15th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 31)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 15 August 2017. C1: Champion Sarah Capperauld (2 wins, 178 points.) A consultant engineer from Stirling. C2: Challenger Noel McIlvenny. A maths teacher from Belfast. His favourite musicians are Prince and Michael Jackson, and he amazingly had tickets to see Prince on his ...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 14th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)
Replies: 0
Views: 659

Monday 14th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 30)

Countdown recap for Monday 14 August 2017. C1: Champion Sarah Capperauld (1 win, 100 points.) A consultant engineer from Stirling. C2: Challenger Randy D'Cruz. A painter and welder from Leeds. He likes singing part-time, and has watched Countdown since it began in 1982. DC: Susie Dent and Helen Fosp...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 11th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 29)
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Friday 11th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 29)

Countdown recap for Friday 11 August 2017. C1: Champion Patrick Hopkins (1 win, 82 points.) A history student from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, but is currently studying at Manchester University. C2: Challenger Sarah Capperauld. A consultant engineer from Stirling. Since she was small, she has been able t...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 10th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 28)
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Thursday 10th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 28)

Countdown recap for Thursday 10 August 2017. C1: Challenger Patrick Hopkins. A history student from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, but is currently studying at Manchester University. He plays darts for the university, and has checked out 130, and hit two 180's. C2: Challenger Jonathon Bizzell. An economics ...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 9th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Wednesday 9th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 27)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 9 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (7 wins, 705 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger David Whitby. A personal banker from Sheffield. He has represented Sheffield in his local snooker league. He's a big fan of Sheffield United, and his ...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 8th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 26)
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Tuesday 8th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 26)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 8 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (6 wins, 603 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger Brian Kitson. A retired railway worker from Doncaster, South Yorkshire. He worked on steam, diesel and electric for 29 years in the Doncaster Depot. DC:...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 7th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 25)
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Monday 7th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 25)

Countdown recap for Monday 7 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (5 wins, 511 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger Tyron King. An auditor from London. He likes cooking and playing sports, and likes to mix those pleasures on Saturdays with his friends. DC: Susie Dent a...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 4th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Friday 4th August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 24)

Countdown recap for Friday 4 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (4 wins, 412 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger Emma Higginbotham. A freelance journalist from Cambridge. She likes singing in choirs and on stage, but her children have banned her from singing at home...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 3rd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 23)
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Thursday 3rd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 23)

Countdown recap for Thursday 3 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (3 wins, 293 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger Jack Anscomb. A retail assistant in a classical music shop from Balsall Common, West Midlands. He's a tournament Scrabble player, and has played many C...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 22)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 2 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (2 wins, 188 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger Jonny Currie. From Northumberland, but is currently a student at Birmingham University. He won the Scottish Under-20 800m championship in athletics in...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 1st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 21)
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Tuesday 1st August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 21)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 1 August 2017. C1: Champion Michael Pfeffer (1 win, 93 points.) A sports data analyst from Manchester. C2: Challenger Gordon Burgess. A retired decorator from Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute. During his 60 year career in the family decorating business, he once helped decorate ...
by James Robinson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 31st July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 20)
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Monday 31st July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 20)

Countdown recap for Monday 31 July 2017. C1: Challenger Michael Pfeffer. A sports data analyst from Manchester. He's a Manchester United fan, and went to the 2008 UEFA Champions League final in Moscow, made infamous by John Terry's slip... C2: Challenger Paul Ellis. A digital count director from Che...
by James Robinson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 19)
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Friday 28th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 19)

Countdown recap for Friday 28 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (7 wins, 705 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger Vivek Mathews. A gap year student from Middlesbrough. He's about to study Medicine at Birmingham University in the summer. He recently visited Abu ...
by James Robinson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 27th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 18)
Replies: 0
Views: 492

Thursday 27th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 18)

Countdown recap for Thursday 27 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (6 wins, 617 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger Sue Wishart. A retired fraud prevention worker from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. She likes train journeys, and went on a long train journey to Ind...
by James Robinson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 26th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 17)
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Wednesday 26th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 17)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 26 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (5 wins, 513 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger Pete Hall. A self-employed builder from Helston, Cornwall. He's the captain of his local pub pool team. DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair. RR: Rac...
by James Robinson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 16)
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Tuesday 25th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 16)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (4 wins, 410 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger David Marsh. A retired chartered secretary from Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He likes playing badminton and golf. DC: Susie Dent and Jenny Eclair. RR...
by James Robinson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoNuT - Countdown In Newcastle 2018 - Saturday 24th March 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 5578

CoNuT - Countdown In Newcastle 2018 - Saturday 24th March 2018

WYE AYE MAN, WE'RE GOING OOT ON THE TOON!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) Yes, it's me again, and I'm back with yet another CO-event, but this time heading further north. ;) :) :D With the loss of Glasgow last month, we need to regain a northern influence, on the CO-event circuit, and so I've decided to s...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What's happened to dictionary definitions being shown on screen?
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: What's happened to dictionary definitions being shown on screen?

Back in the day, we had the pencam. When the laptop was introduced to replace the paper ODE, the pencam was replaced with superimposing a screenshot of the ODO over the central portion of the screen. However, they then stopped doing this. Does anybody have any idea why? Because it looked rubbish on...
by James Robinson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 24th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Monday 24th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 15)

Countdown recap for Monday 24 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (3 wins, 313 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger Andrew Alden. A retired scientist and engineer from Linthwaite, West Yorkshire. He worked at Emley Moor Transmission Mast when Channel 4 launched i...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 21st July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 14)
Replies: 0
Views: 571

Friday 21st July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 14)

Countdown recap for Friday 21 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (2 wins, 234 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger Raf Seneviratne. A marketing manager originally from Australia, but now living in London. On a trip to the USA, he and 3 friends clambered down and...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 11)
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Tuesday 18th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 11)

Thanks for doing these recaps James, enjoy reading them. Would be nice if it could go back to the times when there were a team of recappers and I would be prone to volunteering every now and then when I have time. :) Not a problem, Tom. It’s good for me, cos I’ve just had little time to watch the s...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 20th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 13)
Replies: 0
Views: 582

Thursday 20th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 13)

Countdown recap for Thursday 20 July 2017. C1: Champion John Cowen (1 win, 128 points.) A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. C2: Challenger Tom Blessington. A chartered accountant from Solihull, West Midlands. He used to be in a band, and collects vinyl records. DC: Susie Dent and Chri...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 19th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 12)
Replies: 0
Views: 574

Wednesday 19th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 12)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 July 2017. C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (4 wins, 311 points.) A business analyst from Watford. C2: Challenger John Cowen. A mathematics graduate from Morecambe, Lancashire. He also plays the piano and harp, and likes to arrange orchestral pieces of music. DC: Susie De...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 11)
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Tuesday 18th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 11)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 July 2017. C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (3 wins, 234 points.) A business analyst from Watford. C2: Challenger Martin Davidson. A tax specialist with Revenue Scotland from Edinburgh. His mum was awarded an MBE by the Queen in Edinburgh in 2012 for services to education. ...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 17th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)
Replies: 0
Views: 584

Monday 17th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 10)

Countdown recap for Monday 17 July 2017. C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (2 wins, 155 points.) A business analyst from Watford. C2: Challenger Roberta Johnstone. Originally from Edinburgh, but is now living in Fishponds, Bristol. She is about to study biomedical sciences at university. DC: Susie Dent an...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 13th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Thursday 13th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 9)

Countdown recap for Thursday 13 July 2017. C1: Champion Shabir Alidina (1 win, 88 points.) A business analyst from Watford. C2: Challenger Adam Pope. A charity fundraiser from Folkestone, Kent. He runs marathons and ultra-marathons. DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other w...
by James Robinson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 12th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)
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Wednesday 12th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 8)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 July 2017. C1: Champion Laura Marsh (1 win, 75 points.) A digital insight analyst from Wroughton, Wiltshire. C2: Challenger Shabir Alidina. A business analyst from Watford. He likes travelling and has been to both polar regions, the Virunga National Park in Rwanda, a...
by James Robinson
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 11th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 7)
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Views: 600

Tuesday 11th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 7)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 11 July 2017. C1: Challenger Luke Parker. A health food store supervisor from Leek, Staffordshire. C2: Challenger Laura Marsh. A digital insight analyst from Wroughton, Wiltshire. DC: Susie Dent and Suzannah Lipscomb. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: S...
by James Robinson
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 10th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 6)
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Views: 553

Monday 10th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 6)

Countdown recap for Monday 10 July 2017. C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (7 wins, 798 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire. C2: Challenger Barry Taylor. A former sales adviser and manufacturing technician from Sunderland. He once came home from his night shift and c...
by James Robinson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 7th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 5)
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Friday 7th July 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 5)

Countdown recap for Friday 7 July 2017. C1: Champion Tom Chafer-Cook (6 wins, 707 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Horsehay, Shropshire. C2: Challenger Martin Smith. A sales adviser from Eastbourne, East Sussex. He's a big motorsport fan and once met Murray Walker at a book signi...