Episode 1962

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Episode 1962 was broadcast on 14 March 1997, as part of Series 34.

Gerald Foster played James Martin, with James Martin winning 68 – 20. The Dictionary Corner guest was Suzi Quatro, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent. This episode is notable for including an ingenious solution to the first numbers round from Martin, which caused Vorderman a lot of surprise and amusement.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Gerald Foster Score James Martin Others Max.
1 PMCNVUIAX MANIC 5 – 5 PANIC VICUNA 6
2 SEYFANRIH farines ☓ 5 – 12 FISHERY HERNIAS*, NEARISH* 13
3 RDBSYAIOB braid ☓4 5 – 18 BRAIDS BYROADS* 20
4 25 50 75 100 3 6 → 952 953 5 – 28 952
((100 + 6) × 3 × 75 − 50) ÷ 25


30
5 NMRSEAEGA MANGERS 5 – 36 MANAGERS SANGAREE 38
6 TGRZOESIF FOSTER 5 – 43 GORIEST FORGETS, FORTIES, GOITRES 45
7 OELVPQUSO LOOSE 10 – 48 POOLS LOUPES*, OVULES 51
8 75 4 10 8 2 3 → 107 107
3 × 10 + 2 + 75
20 – 58 107
75 + 8 × 4


61
9 DIGITMATE 20 – 68 MITIGATED
(5 seconds)
71


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