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by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 5 Spoilers For Friday January 8th 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2263

Re: CoC Preliminary 5 Spoilers For Friday January 8th 2016

By the way, George's other 4l was brilliant (I did a mundane 9*25+100 way). I can't even remember what it was now, but I remember not being able to follow exactly what he'd done. Anyone want to explain? ((9 + 2) * 50 + 75 * 100) / 25 = 322 He's doing (75 * 100) / 25 which would be 300, but he's add...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Letters puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 25
Views: 1978

Re: How many Letters puzzles are there in total?

Gavin Chipper wrote:How many possible contestants are there?
The population of the world is 7 billion, so 6,999,999,999 unless you somehow persuade Matt Bayfield to apply.
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Letters puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 25
Views: 1978

Re: How many Letters puzzles are there in total?

Used this to work out how to determine the number of possible consonant combinations: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/56197.html. It turns out the way to choose n consonants is to take the coefficient of x^n in the expansion of (1+x)^6*(1+x+x^2)^5*(1+x+x^2+x^3)*(1+x+x^2+x^3+x^4)^3*(1+x+x^2...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?
Replies: 134
Views: 16377

Re: How many Numbers puzzles are there in total?

I was also wondering how we find out how many of those games are possible or not. Good chart there posted!! I also wonder how RR figures out whether a Numbers game is impossible, or does she just get told that? My understanding is that she gets told whether or not it's possible, in order to save he...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.
Replies: 35
Views: 2344

Re: 9-00pm C5 Celebrity Big Brother.

9. I know who Darren Day, Daniella Westbrook, David Gest and Nancy Dell'Olio are, and I could guess from the name that Angie Bowie is somehow related to David Bowie. No idea on the others. No points for incorrectly conjecturing that John Partridge might be somehow related to Alan Partridge.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: CoC Preliminary 2 Spoilers For Tuesday January 5th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2678

Re: CoC Preliminary 2 Spoilers For Tuesday January 5th 2016

Well played, both of you. What was on the note Heather passed to Giles after the conundrum?
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You Are The Judge
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: You Are The Judge

by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

I think I've solved all the puzzles in part 5 now, but I'm not sure how to translate the solutions to the Algebraic and Manifold Agreement puzzles into keywords consisting of a word or string of letters, as required by the instructions at the top. Anyone else done it? Boom. Got the Algebraic keyword.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

I think I've solved all the puzzles in part 5 now, but I'm not sure how to translate the solutions to the Algebraic and Manifold Agreement puzzles into keywords consisting of a word or string of letters, as required by the instructions at the top. Anyone else done it?
by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Has anyone on apterous played more standard 9 or 15 rounders than there have been in the total history of TV Countdown? How long did it take them if so? Have I? Up to the end of series 72 there have been 3,035 televised 9-rounders, 2,609 old 15 rounders and 495 new 15 rounders. I haven't added seri...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Within each of the 15-round formats (and the 14-round format, too, I suppose), what is the closest all numbers game targets have been? In other words, what is the smallest interval between the smallest and largest targets in a game? I'm not asking about 9-rounders because I know there were a few th...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

If there was a "Group of Death" in the Supreme Championship, which one was it? Which group (A-G) was made up of people with the highest numbers of prior wins and prior points? Note that groups A,B,E,G had 8 people whereas C,D,F had only 7, so I'd appreciate if this could be adjusted for somehow. If...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday December 21st 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2946

Re: Spoilers For Monday December 21st 2015

Great game, both of you. One of the closest and hardest-fought games for a while. Commiserations to Tom in losing in that way, in a game which could easily have gone the other way on another day. A big well done to Matthew for winning that semi-final, and a huge commiserations to Thomas, who lost in...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 120
Views: 32213

Re: Countdowners in the news

"Callum's set the bar pretty high tbf, so who knows" But at least nobody was hurt in the making of the Immoral Octochamp's records. There's misguided, and then there's pure evil. Still, better hadn't say too much given the type of character RB might spend the next few years making friends with.... ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 120
Views: 32213

Re: Countdowners in the news

I get that you want to protect Countdown but ridiculous to be offended or surprised at it being worked into a story. Exactly. It's his main claim to fame. If the Queen punched someone in the face for insulting her dog, they're not going to just call her a dog lady and ignore the fact that she's the...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 120
Views: 32213

Re: Countdowners in the news

Pisses me off that they have to mention he's a countdown champ every few paragraphs, but otherwise I'm glad. The BBC story does better, referring to him as an "author" in the headline, and mentioning Countdown once. However, newspapers have this thing where stories have to have an "angle". You'd th...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle
Replies: 11
Views: 3659

Re: GCHQ Christmas Puzzle

The QR code is only part 1 of 5. When correctly filled in, it leads you to part 2, which is a series of multiple choice questions. Then part 3 is some word problems and part 4 is some number problems. I'm now on part 5. Part 5 is... well. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that it makes Elfes...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New -IZE words, whose -ISE variants come up blank in the search tool and are not specified
Replies: 33
Views: 4000

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

Is there a specific rule that allows ISE when only IZE is specified? If so, then I think ISER should be allowed when only IZER is. If there is no rule, then no. As for whether Susie would actually find it, we don't need a thread for that. It's just speculation either way. It's about whether it shou...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New -IZE words, whose -ISE variants come up blank in the search tool and are not specified
Replies: 33
Views: 4000

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

You can make an argument either way with PAGANISER. In favour of allowing it, every -ize word can also be -ise in British English. There are a small number of exceptions like SIZE, but the presumption must be that -ise is fine. On the other hand, perhaps PAGANIZER is only ever spelt with a Z. Maybe ...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Cooking
Replies: 47
Views: 6511

Re: Cooking

What's this thing with starters? Starters are clearly awesome, has someone said they aren't? Desserts are pretty meh, on the other hand. The only reason starters exist on a menu is to require the table to do even more faffing about with the menu to come to some consensus about whether everyone else...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: 666 numbers game request
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: 666 numbers game request

4 5 3 8 5 3 -> 666
by Graeme Cole
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoliers for Friday 27th November 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: Spoliers for Friday 27th November 2015

When else has the conundrum been a word with 2 anagrams where you have to get the other word? Don't think I've seen that before except from teatime teasers It's happened quite a few times before. From memory, they've used GERANIUMS -> MEASURING, POLYTHENE -> TELEPHONY, HURRICANE -> RAUNCHIER, GANGL...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Innis Carson wrote:Actually, Graham Nash has already done so (as well as a 14-rounder).
Ah yes, well spotted. Just testing you.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

James Laverty wrote:With CoC upcoming, will any of the contestants become the first to have played all three formats on TV?
After the CoC, Paul James will have played a 9 rounder, Old 15 and New 15. I don't think there's anyone else.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 19th 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 19th 2015

In the first numbers game I would have declared 969 not written down (having seen it fairly quickly, then spent the rest of the time failing to find 968). As she declared 968 Nick would have gone to her first. She then gives the same solution to 969 that I have in mind, and of course realises she's...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Andy McGurn wrote:Has anyone ever completed an octorun without getting a conundrum?
No.

Lindsay Denyer, Maria Boyes, Jeffrey Burgin, Ryan Taylor and Ned Pendleton all completed an octorun with one conundrum solve.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme. Inspired by Romaine's excellent LONGITUDE spot, I was wondering how many winless contestants there are who got a nine that their opponent didn't? I seem to remember one octochamp this series beating somebody despite missing a nine, and a lady getting DESPERADO in round one (but then losi...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

A question that might be appropriate for 11 - 11 -2015: Is Round 1 of this game the only time a given letter has come up four times in a row on the board with no intervening letters? It's one of only two. The other was round 4 in this episode . (And how did this round even stay in? I'd expect it to...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 94)
Replies: 17
Views: 1979

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16 November 2015 (Series 73 Prelim 94)

I don't think they could disallow it. It certainly wouldn't be disallowed in a CoC game, not that it should make a difference. What do you mean by that? Why do you think there are different rules for CoC and non-CoC? There aren't but in the past Susie's dismissively said stuff like "I can't think o...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

James Robinson wrote:Is Romaine Boothe from today's show the person who has the longest first name that is a valid word :?: :?:
There have definitely been a few people called Victoria on the show. There might be some nines but I haven't checked yet.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2015

Steven M. McCann wrote:They are a good match these two, one's hopeless at the numbers the others hopeless at the letters!
We're still waiting for your appearance on the show. They're always accepting applications.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 2nd 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 2nd 2015

James Robinson wrote:a new guest in the actress, Michelle Collins, arrives on Thursday. ;) :) :D
Interesting. Normally they just put the guest in a chair.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Related: what's the most used conundrum? DECLARING and PERPETUAL, which have been used six times each. Another 32 conundrum solutions have been used five times. What's the most used conundrum scramble? LOVEFRAUD and TOOQUAINT have both been used four times. Incidentally, TOOQUAINT was also one of t...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Awesome analysis of the raw scores -- it'll help me loads when I'm trying to figure out how good (or miserable) my Mocktorun performances are in comparison to the crowd. I'll reward you for your awesome number-crunching by giving you another question. In the past few weeks, most recently today, I'v...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme, What are the highest numbers of maxes achieved by players who've lost their first game? (totally not trying to find comfort in my loss or anything :P ) Peter Steggle holds the record, being the only player to lose his debut with 11 maxes. Here are all players who lost the first game of a...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 29th 2015 (S73 P82)
Replies: 25
Views: 2545

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 29th 2015 (S73 P82)

How long has it been since the last time a round contained two Ys (assuming this was not actually a typo)? I'm pretty sure what's on the wiki is a mistake, and it was two Ts, not two Ys. However, to answer the question, two Ys haven't appeared in the same round since episode 3142 in 2001, and it ap...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 29th 2015 (S73 P82)
Replies: 25
Views: 2545

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 29th 2015 (S73 P82)

Johnny Canuck wrote:How long has it been since the last time a round contained two Ys (assuming this was not actually a typo)?
I'm pretty sure what's on the wiki is a mistake, and it was two Ts, not two Ys.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 29th 2015 (S73 P82)
Replies: 25
Views: 2545

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 29th 2015 (S73 P82)

Interesting, MILEAGES and MILAGE(S) don't seem to be valid any more.

Does Michael 1-2-1-2 ever smile?
by Graeme Cole
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Thomas Carey wrote:I'm not Graeme, but it isn't. This was. Presumably these are the only two but I may well be wrong. [x3]
Yes, that and the episode Peter mentioned are the only two examples in 15-round games.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

It surprises me to this day that there were (I think) only two proper max games in the nine-round era. What I want to know is after each number of rounds how many people were still on for a max? So, after one round, how many contestants were still on for a max game, how many after two, all the way ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

It surprises me to this day that there were (I think) only two proper max games in the nine-round era. What I want to know is after each number of rounds how many people were still on for a max? So, after one round, how many contestants were still on for a max game, how many after two, all the way ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Which contestant has appeared with the most Dictionary Corner guests? And what's the most games anyone's done with the same guest? That's weird. I already wrote and submitted the answer to this as the answer to James's post, then realised I'd misread his post and answered the wrong question so I de...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Which contestant has appeared with the most Dictionary Corner guests? Tim Morrissey has appeared with ten different DC guests. I initially thought that Conor Travers and Chris Wills tied for this record, but it turned out I was counting "none" as a DC guest; in fact they've both only appeared with ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

What's the closest any selection has ever been to TNETENNBA, both (a) disregarding the positions of the letters, and (b) with the letters needing to be in the correct positions? (a) Round 6 in this game had 8 of the 9 letters of TNETENNBA in it. (b) Five rounds have had five letters in the correct ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

Have you -- or anyone else, as far as you know -- made a list of octochamps in order of raw score yet? If so, would you please be able to compile this? (Just the new 15-round format would be fine.) Apologies if this was already asked somewhere, but I was curious about it after doing my last Mocktor...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1285
Views: 199672

Re: Ask Graeme?

If Liam Moloney qualifies for the finals of this series, it will mean that his first and last heat opponents (Judy Bursford and Stephen Briggs respectively) will also make the finals. Are there any previous examples of this happening? In series 22, Anne Lyng lost to David Webb who lost to Robert Te...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 3701

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

1. You blatantly tried to cheat in your game against Tom. I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary when I saw it at the time, but I've watched the round again on 4od. Lee declared "8, not written down" and when Nick asked for the word, Lee replied. There was a short hesitation while looking at ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 3701

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Willie Wordsmith and Ann Agramfiend were obviously deliberately kept apart because they want the best players to make the finals! Apta Rite and Conan Drumgod were obviously deliberately put on the same filming day because they don't want so many anagram nerds in the finals! I wonder which gets post...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 3701

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Anyone else get the feeling that they intentionally kept Le Tiss away from Thomas?! I do as well and I said all along that he would be on first game after his octorun, so he wouldn't have to face a reigning champion. Wouldn't a more likely explanation be that they deliberately started Matt Le Tissi...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P29 (repeated on Friday 2nd October 2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Spoilers for S22 P29 (repeated on Friday 2nd October 2015)

I didn't think it was particularly smug. At least he knew what the word meant. Jonathan buzzed right at the end of the conundrum to try to blag an extra couple of seconds to work out the answer, but quickly gave up on the idea. Then Richard encouraged him to have a guess. Really was a different time...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 29th 2015 (S73 P61)
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 29th 2015 (S73 P61)

On 11th November 1986, Harvey Freeman won his eighth game and solved his eighth conundrum out of eight . He set the record for the lowest ever total time for solving all conundrums in an octorun, which was 26 seconds. Amazingly, that record was never beaten until today. Tom solved his eight conundru...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P11 (repeated on Monday 21st September 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Spoilers for S22 P11 (repeated on Monday 21st September 2015)

In the split-screen shot during the rounds, with the contestants at the top and the letters at the bottom, there's a coloured stripe across the screen dividing the two pictures. This stripe seems to be a different colour in each episode for some reason.
by Graeme Cole
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday 17th September 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1348

Re: Spoilers For Thursday 17th September 2015

My favourite part of this episode was Tom's introduction...

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Well played, Tom. :-D
by Graeme Cole
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 3106

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

Shows featuring red and white tiles were definitely made and definitely binned, for reasons already stated elsewhere. As to the extent of the rest of the claims, what exactly are they? I suppose the main questions are: How many and which episodes were filmed using the red and white tiles? How many ...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Spoilers for S22 P4 (repeated on Tuesday 15th September 2015)

Mark Deeks wrote:Loved the death stare Una shot when Whiteley introduced the next challenger. Michael Fish ain't ready for that jelly.
You never know. John Shock might pull off a shock victory tomorrow. (Spoiler alert: we do know.)
by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 3106

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

Why would you need the contestants back in the studio anyway? When do the tiles ever appear in the same shot as the contestants, other than during the clock? Even then it's a split-screen thing so they could have splatted a new picture containing the blue tiles over the bottom of the existing pictur...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P2 (repeated on Monday 14th September 2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Spoilers for S22 P2 (repeated on Monday 14th September 2015)

Johnny Canuck wrote:How do you pronounce "Szewc", anyways?
A bit like "chefs" apparently.

The DC guest anecdotes were much shorter in those days.

Also, no passing-the-paper-across when the contestants have the same word. This episode must have been from a more innocent time.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for S22 P1 (repeated on Monday 14th September 2015)
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Spoilers for S22 P1 (repeated on Monday 14th September 2015)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Amazed UNFAZED wasn't in!
It was UNRAZED.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 3106

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

This seems a bit odd. In this alleged event, were the new tiles used from the start of the series? It would seem strange to change to them mid-series. Because the Wiki says: This series saw the change of letter tiles to a new red and white design. After several episodes had been recorded, someone r...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 3106

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

Regarding the lack of any pictorial evidence - before anyone points it out, I know there's this picture, but it doesn't show any letter tiles.