Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24)

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Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24)

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Countdown recap for Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24).

C1: Challenger Jane Guestin.
C2: Champion William Bradford (7 wins, 330 points.)
DC: Yvonne Warburton and Gyles Brandreth.
CV: Carol Vorderman.
OT: Other words or solutions.

Here it is, then – the moment that Countdown’s first ever eight-time winner was announced.

R01: W U S I N E V A R
R02: E G U M I L I D V
R03: P E S E T I D A L
R04: 50, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2. Target: 454.
R05: N I O A C T N G Q
R06: W E D I K O S H B
R07: L E P J U R I G S
R08: 75, 10, 8, 7, 9, 5. Target: 103.
R09: M E T I I S S S P (conundrum)


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Enjoy the show.

Round 1: W U S I N E V A R

C1: WINERS (6)
C2: RAVINES (7)
OT: WAIVERS (7) WIVERNS (7)
Score: 0–7 (max 7)

Round 2: E G U M I L I D V

C1: GUILD (5)
C2: GLIDE (5)
DC: DIVULGE (7)
Score: 5–12 (max 14)

Round 3: P E S E T I D A L

C1: SAILED (6)
C2: PEDESTAL (8)
DC: DEPILATES (18)
Score: 5–20 (max 32)

Round 4: 50, 5, 7, 4, 3, 2. Target: 454.

C1: 454. ? (10)
C2: 454. ? (10)
OT: 454. (50x(7+2))+4 (10)
Score: 15–30 (max 42)

Round 5: N I O A C T N G Q

C1: COATING (7)
C2: COATING (7)
OT: ATONING (7) CANTING (7) CONTAIN (7)
Score: 22–37 (max 49)

Round 6: W E D I K O S H B

C1: WISHED (6)
C2: WISHED (6)
DC: WISHED (6)
OT: WHISKED (7)
Score: 28–43 (max 56)

Round 7: L E P J U R I G S

C1: JURIES (6)
C2: PURGES (6)
DC: SPLURGE (7)
OT: GULPERS (7)
Score: 34–49 (max 63)

Round 8: 75, 10, 8, 7, 9, 5. Target: 103.

C1: 103. Mistake in working.
C2: 103. ? (10)
OT: 103. 75+((9-7)x10)+8 (10)
Score: 34–59 (max 73)

Round 9: M E T I I S S S P

C2 buzzes on 5 seconds to say PESSIMIST which is correct.
Score: 34–69 (max 83)

OCTOCHAMP!!

All words not in the COD7 have been excluded from this recap.

Further summaries are at:
http://www.apterous.org/cdb/series.php?series=3
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Re: Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24)

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C1's name was actually Jane Kestin (not Guestin) - she's my mum!
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Re: Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24)

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I gather there's a discussion on the Apterous wiki about whether I'm a troll (https://wiki.apterous.org/Talk:Jane_Guestin). I'm not, I'm genuinely Jane's daughter! I have a VHS with this episode on, and have extracted an image showing the correct spelling of my mum's name - but I can't figure out how to post it here. I've emailed it to Charlie Reams as instructed on the Apterous page.
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Re: Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24)

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Nicola Price wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 1:00 pm I gather there's a discussion on the Apterous wiki about whether I'm a troll (https://wiki.apterous.org/Talk:Jane_Guestin). I'm not, I'm genuinely Jane's daughter! I have a VHS with this episode on, and have extracted an image showing the correct spelling of my mum's name - but I can't figure out how to post it here. I've emailed it to Charlie Reams as instructed on the Apterous page.
Unfortunately we have had issues in the past with a troll impersonating former contestants and their family members, so apologies for that! Hopefully someone with the knowhow will get your mum renamed correctly!
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Re: Thursday 27 October 1983 (Series 3, Prelim 24)

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That'll teach me for being such a cynic! Apologies!
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Nicola Price wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 1:00 pm I gather there's a discussion on the Apterous wiki about whether I'm a troll (https://wiki.apterous.org/Talk:Jane_Guestin). I'm not, I'm genuinely Jane's daughter! I have a VHS with this episode on, and have extracted an image showing the correct spelling of my mum's name - but I can't figure out how to post it here. I've emailed it to Charlie Reams as instructed on the Apterous page.
Hi Nicola. Are you able to upload the episode to a video-hosting site at all? It would be really good to see an edition from 1983, which are still very few and far between.
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Adam Beach wrote: Mon Oct 16, 2023 12:08 am Hi Nicola. Are you able to upload the episode to a video-hosting site at all? It would be really good to see an edition from 1983, which are still very few and far between.
Hi Adam. I'm not prepared to breach copyright. I contacted Channel 4, who said the rights holder for that episode is ITV - but ITV haven't come back to me. If I get permission to upload it, I will do so and let you know.
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