Episode 4473

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Carol and Des with the 25th birthday cake

Episode 4473 was broadcast on 2 November 2007, as part of Series 57, and was a special episode commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first televised episode of Countdown. The first ever episode was shown immediately before the game, and notable celebrities were chosen to select the letters and numbers, rather than Wills and Travers selecting them themselves. The episode also included special messages from Julie Andrews and Gordon Brown, a brief montage of outtakes, and a repeat of one of Richard Whiteley's anecdotes.

Chris Wills played Conor Travers, with Conor Travers winning 69 – 58. The game is notable as being the only 12-round game in Countdown history. The episode also didn't feature a Dictionary Corner guest, although Alison Heard was the lexicographer, nor any Teatime Teasers.

The rounds were selected by Susie Dent, who was on maternity leave at the time,Terry Wogan, David Puttnam, Sir Patrick Moore, Noel Edmonds, Richard Attenborough, Sir Alex Ferguson, The Cast of Emmerdale , Kym Marsh, Rory Bremner (in character as Gordon Brown) and Amir Khan.



Rounds

Rnd Selection Chris Wills Score Conor Travers Others Max.
1 RHEITCFEI HERETIC 7 – 7 HERETIC ETHERIC*, FETCHER*, HEFTIER*, ITCHIER*, TECHIER* 7
2 YNDAOTRIO dinatory ☓ 7 – 15 TANDOORI 15
3 IONEURLGA longeur ☓ 7 – 23 GERANIOL NEUROGLIA* 33
4 1 6 2 7 9 5 → 826 826
((6 + 5 + 2) × 9 + 1) × 7
17 – 23 828


43
5 NMQFTPEAU MANQUE 17 – 30 PUTAMEN 50
6 INXESJALH INHALES 24 – 37 INHALES 57
7 SEROADSIR ROADIES 24 – 45 DROSERAS ROSARIES 65
8 5 3 1 10 10 6 → 897 897
(6 × 5 × 10 − 1) × 3
34 – 55 897
10 × 6 × (10 + 5) − 3


75
9 GEWISAROZ GRAZES 40 – 61 GRAZES EARWIGS 82
10 EAUARPDCT CAPTURED 48 – 69 CAPTURED 90
11 3 4 7 2 3 8 → 540 540
(8 × 7 − 2) × (4 + 3 + 3)
58 – 69


100
12 SMILEMORE 58 – 69 SOMMELIER 110


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