Episode 152

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Episode 152 was broadcast on 3 May 1984, as part of Series 4.

Stuart Schofield played Robert Richland, with Robert Richland winning 75 – 70. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Julia Swannell.

Schofield's 70 points was the joint highest ever losing score in a 9-round game, tied with Steve Williams' in Episode 817. The contestants' combined score of 145 points was also the highest 9-round joint score, as the apparent joint score of 150 in the aforementioned Episode 817 required a tie-break conundrum to be achieved.

This is also the first time on record that both contestants declared a 9 letter word in the first round.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stuart Schofield Score Robert Richland Others Max.
1 STALDILEN INSTALLED 18 – 18 INSTALLED 18
2 HINTEROEY NEITHER 25 – 25 NEITHER HEROINE*, THEREIN, THEREON* 25
3 SITIBSRAT STRAITS 32 – 32 STRAITS SATIRIST* 33
4 75 1 3 10 6 3 → 151 151
(3 − 1) × 75 + 10 − 6 − 3
42 – 42 151
(3 − 1) × 75 + 10 − 6 − 3


43
5 RUVESDBIO BRUISED 49 – 49 DEVOURS OVERBIDS 51
6 CBLAIFULJ LILAC 54 – 49 CALL ABULIC*, FIBULA* 57
7 TNONEGICE NOTICE 60 – 55 NOTICE GENETIC* 64
8 75 1 1 2 5 10 → 735 735
75 × 10 − (2 + 1) × 5
70 – 65 735
(75 − 2) × 10 + 5


74
9 NIGIMSORP 70 – 75 PROMISING
(4 seconds)
84
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