Episode 1504

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Episode 1504 was broadcast on 8 March 1994, as part of Series 27.

Graeme Simister played Richard Campbell, with Richard Campbell winning 75 – 58. The Dictionary Corner guest was Jenny Hanley, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Campbell's 75 points is the joint-highest 9-round score ever achieved without a nine-letter word. This record is shared by Harvey Freeman (Episode 466).

Notably, in round 4, the numbers game could have been solved simply as 100 = 100, but Richard Whiteley encouraged the contestants to find alternative methods. This is the only recorded instance in which it has been possible to solve a numbers game without using any mathematical operators at all.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Graeme Simister Score Richard Campbell Others Max.
1 ROCHEDBAM BROACHED 8 – 8 BROACHED RHABDOME* 8
2 CIGDNETVO DEVOTING 16 – 16 DEVOTING COVETING 16
3 NESGIHFUP PUSHING 23 – 23 PUSHING GUINEPS*, GUNSHIP 23
4 100 3 10 4 8 2 → 100 100
(2 × 3 + 4) × 10
33 – 33 100
(10 + 3) × 8 − 4


33
5 LONJSEWLO WOOLLENS 41 – 41 WOOLLENS 41
6 MEZSARLIN REMAINS 48 – 48 MANLIER MARLINES*, MINERALS 49
7 TAKCROSEW STROKE 48 – 55 RACKETS CASEWORK* 57
8 100 2 5 10 2 3 → 900 900
(10 − 2 ÷ 2) × 100
58 – 65 900
(5 + 2 + 2) × 100


67
9 RAINGRANT 58 – 75 NARRATING
(3.75 seconds)
77
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