Countdown

Countdown ?? ? Br?t??h g?me show ?nvolv?ng word ?nd numb?r puzzles. It ?? produced b? ITV Studios ?nd bro?dc?sted on Ch?nnel 4. It ?? presented b? Nick Hewer, ?ss??ted b? R?ch?l Riley, w?th regul?r lexicogr?ph?r Susie Dent. It w?s th? f?r?t progr?m to b? ?ired on Ch?nnel 4, ?nd ???ty-seven series h?ve b?en bro?dc?st ??n?? ?t? debut on 2 Novemb?r 1982.

W?th ov?r 5,000 ep??odes, ?t ?? one of th? longest-runn?ng g?me shows ?n th? world, ?long w?th th? orig?n?l French version, Des chiffres ?t des l?ttres, wh??h h?s b?en runn?ng on French telev??ion cont?nuously ??n?? 1965. Countdown ?? recorded ?t th? Gr?n?d? Studios, ?fter mov?ng from Th? Leeds Studios ?n 2009. In 2013, th? show w?s moved ov?r to Medi?C?tyUK ?n S?lford. A celebr?ty guest fe?tures ?n ?v?r? progr?m, ?nd ?rov???? ? br??f ?nterlude b?fore th? f?r?t ?dvert??ement bre?k.

Th? two contest?nts ?n e?ch ep??ode comp?te ?n thr?? d??cipl?nes: eleven l?tters rounds, ?n wh??h th? contest?nts ?ttempt to m?ke th? longest word ?o???bl? from n?ne r?ndomly chosen l?tters; thr?? numb?rs rounds, ?n wh??h th? contest?nts mu?t u?? ?r?thm?tic to re?ch ? r?ndom t?rg?t numb?r from ??? oth?r numb?rs; ?nd th? conundrum, ? buzzer round ?n wh??h th? contest?nts comp?te to solve ? n?ne-l?tter ?n?gr?m. Dur?ng th? series h??ts, th? w?nn?ng contest?nt r?turns th? n??t d?y unt?l h? or sh? loses or h?s ?ccumul?ted ??ght w?ns. Th? b?st contest?nts ?re ?nv?ted b?ck for th? series f?n?ls, wh??h ?re decided ?n knockout form?t. Contest?nts of exception?l skill h?ve received n?tion?l medi? cov?r?ge, ?nd th? progr?m ?s ? whol? ?? recogn?zed ?nd p?rodied w?th?n Br?t??h culture.

Th? progr?m w?s presented b? Rich?rd Wh?teley for ov?r twenty ye?rs, unt?l h?? de?th ?n June 2005. H?? pos?tion w?s t?ken ov?r b? Des Lyn?m, who r?tired from th? show ?n Decemb?r 2006 ?nd w?s repl?ced b? Des O'Connor on 2 J?nu?ry 2007. C?rol Vorderm?n, th? show's co-host, who h?d b?en on th? progr?m ??n?? ?t b?g?n, left th? show ?n Decemb?r 2008. From 2009, Jeff Stell?ng ?nd R?ch?l Riley repl?ced O'Connor ?nd Vorderm?n respectively.

Channel 4
67 Seasons, 4950 Episodes
November 2, 1982
Game Show
6.5/10
Cast: Carol Vorderman, Richard Whiteley, Susie Dent
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Episodes

Countdown Full Episode Guide

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Michael Whitehall is in with Susie Dent.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Michael Whitehall is in with Susie Dent.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Michael Whitehall is in with Susie Dent.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Gloria Hunniford is in with Susie Dent.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Gloria Hunniford is in with Susie Dent.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Gloria Hunniford is in with Susie Dent.

  • Words and numbers game show hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner.

  • Words and numbers game show hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Dan Walker.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Dan Walker.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Dan Walker.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Dan Walker.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Dan Walker.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Julia Bradbury.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Julia Bradbury.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Julia Bradbury.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Julia Bradbury.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Julia Bradbury.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Richard Arnold.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Richard Arnold.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Richard Arnold.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Richard Arnold.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Richard Arnold.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Jennie McAlpine.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Jennie McAlpine.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Jennie McAlpine.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Jennie McAlpine.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Jennie McAlpine.

  • The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility. Presented by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley with regular lexicographer Susie Dent.

  • The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility. Presented by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley with regular lexicographer Susie Dent.

  • The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility. Presented by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley with regular lexicographer Susie Dent.

  • The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility. Presented by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley with regular lexicographer Susie Dent.

  • The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility. Presented by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley with regular lexicographer Susie Dent.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Nicholas Owen.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Nicholas Owen.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Nicholas Owen.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Nicholas Owen.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Naga Munchetty.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Naga Munchetty.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Naga Munchetty.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Naga Munchetty.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with John Inverdale.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with John Inverdale.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with John Inverdale.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with John Inverdale.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Gloria Hunniford.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Gloria Hunniford.

  • Words and numbers gameshow hosted by Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley. Susie Dent is in dictionary corner with Gloria Hunniford.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Tim Vine is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Pam Ayres is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Pam Ayres is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Pam Ayres is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Pam Ayres is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Pam Ayres is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Rufus Hound is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Richard Madeley is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Richard Madeley is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Richard Madeley is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Richard Madeley is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Richard Madeley is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Sherrie Hewson is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Sherrie Hewson is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Sherrie Hewson is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Sherrie Hewson is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Sherrie Hewson is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Graeme Le Saux is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Graeme Le Saux is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Graeme Le Saux is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Graeme Le Saux is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Graeme Le Saux is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Helen Skelton is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Helen Skelton is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Helen Skelton is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Helen Skelton is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Helen Skelton is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Tim Wonnacott is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Tim Wonnacott is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Tim Wonnacott is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Tim Wonnacott is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Tim Wonnacott is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. David Emanuel is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. David Emanuel is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. David Emanuel is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. David Emanuel is in Dictionary Corner.

  • Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. David Emanuel is in Dictionary Corner.

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