Episode S1

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Episode S1 was the first of a series of special episodes recorded to fill odd days when the main series were interrupted for a week due to Channel 4 showing sporting events.

This episode was broadcast on 26 May 2003.

The contestants were Stuart Barker, a five-time winner in Series 35, and his wife Daphne Barker, who narrowly lost her debut game in Series 42. Stuart emerged the winner 98 – 78. The Dictionary Corner guest was Ann Widdecombe, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

The episode was repeated on 21 December 2004.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stuart Barker Score Daphne Barker Others Max.
1 BRSHAIETA BATHERS 7 – 7 BATHERS HETAIRAS* 8
2 LGTIEQAMS MILAGES 14 – 7 GLEAMS AGILEST*, GAMIEST*, GIMLETS*, LIGATES, SIGMATE* 15
3 RTLNOIEDP POINTED 21 – 14 PROTEIN DIOPTRE*, DIPLONT*, DROPLET*, LENTOID*, PERIDOT*, PILOTED*, POINTED, POINTER*, POLITER*, PORTEND*, PRINTED*, PROLINE*, REPOINT*, RETINOL, TENDRIL*, TRIPLED 22
4 GCWUASROA SCOUR 21 – 21 COUGARS SAGUARO* 29
5 75 100 25 50 10 5 → 885 880
10 × 100 − 75 − 50 + 5
28 – 21

CV: 885 = 5 × (100 + 75) + 10

39
TTT SOCCPLY He'll keep an eye on you. CYCLOPS
6 KDMEOILNE MILKED 34 – 27 KINDLE DOMINEE*, KNEIDEL*, LIKENED* 46
7 TFCPUAOES OUTPACES 42 – 35 OUTFACES POSTFACE* 54
8 GRYDIUENV GUIDER 48 – 41 DURING DINGER*, DRIVEN, DRYING*, DYEING*, ENGIRD, GERUND*, GIRNED*, GUIVER*, GURNED*, GURNEY*, GUYVER*, INURED*, NUDGER*, REDING*, RINGED*, RUEING*, RUINED*, RUNGED*, UNGIRD*, VERDIN*, VINERY* 60
9 TMROIOSLE LOITERS 55 – 48 MOISTER MOTORISE, OESTRIOL*, ROOMIEST*, TOILSOME*, TREMOLOS 68
10 50 2 1 5 10 4 → 631 631
(50 + 4 − 1) × (10 + 2) − 5
65 – 48 638


78
TTT MADNANS The visitor you'll never see. SANDMAN
11 NHDAEICZT CHANTED 72 – 55 CHAINED ECHIDNA 85
12 GFPSEOEID DEPOSE 78 – 61 DEPOSE EPISODE 92
13 RNBLOAEMT NORMAL 78 – 68 NOTABLE ALMONER*, BARONET*, BELTMAN*, BLOATER, BOATMEN*, BROMATE*, LAMBERT, OMENTAL*, RETABLO*, TELAMON*, TEMBLOR* 99
14 75 9 8 1 6 7 → 542 542
75 × 7 + 9 + 8
88 – 78 542
75 × 7 + 9 + 8


109
15 ENFEERCER REFERENCE
(3 seconds)
98 – 78 119
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