The creator of Countdown, Armand Jammot
(April 4, 1922 - April 19, 1998) was a French television producer. He was the creator of Des chiffres et des lettres
which was eventually adapted in 1982 to become Countdown
in the UK. The format was also sold to other countries, including Spain
and the Netherlands
. Apart from Countdown, he also created les Dossiers de l'écran
which was shown on French television for over 24 years.