Laurie Silver

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Laurie Silver was a quarter-finalist from Series 6. He was a London taxi driver, but lived in Leeds.

Laurie won the first seven shows of the series, but was beaten in the eighth by Ian Lowe, and was thusly prevented from becoming an octochamp. Laurie returned for the final rounds as #3 seed, but lost in the quarter-final to Adam Gilinsky. Laurie was invited back for Championship of Champions II, and beat Julian Hough in the first round before losing to eventual winner Clive Freedman in the semi-final.

Richard Stilgoe noted that as a taxi driver, Laurie would not want people to use the trains, and therefore suggested that his name could be anagramised as "Evil rail user".

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
235 7/01/1985 P Ann Goodsell 30 – 45 Laurie Silver John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 71
236 8/01/1985 P John Anderson 22 – 54 Laurie Silver John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 69
237 9/01/1985 P Laurie Silver 61 – 51 Pauline Clarke John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 69
238 10/01/1985 P Laurie Silver 51 – 35 Colin Davis John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 71
239 11/01/1985 P Laurie Silver 38 – 29 Kim Hathaway Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 71
240 14/01/1985 P Laurie Silver 55 – 46 Alan Vogt Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 83
241 15/01/1985 P Laurie Silver 58 – 29 Susan Hobin Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
242 16/01/1985 P Laurie Silver 32 – 38 Ian Lowe Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 72
284 15/03/1985 QF Adam Gilinsky 34 – 30 Laurie Silver Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 93
400 2/04/1986 CQF Julian Hough 54 – 57 Laurie Silver Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 81
403 7/04/1986 CSF Clive Freedman 58 – 51 Laurie Silver Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 70
M41 8/1/90-12/1/90 Masters 1 Laurie Silver 72 – 80 William Bradford N/A Freda Thornton 133
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