Peter Evans was the Series 5 champion.
From Coventry, he first appeared on 8 November 1984, beating Leslie Olson 67 – 48, the joint highest score of the series. He only won two more games before losing at the hands of Jane Smith. However, this was enough for him to return for the series finals as #4 seed. He 'took revenge' on Jane Smith in the quarter-finals, defeating her 49 – 38, and beat #2 seed Colin Pearce 53 – 43 in a close-run match. In the final, he faced Bob Violett, running out the 87 – 71 winner.
He returned for Championship of Champions II, and made it all the way to the final where he faced Clive Freedman in a nail-biting contest. 10 points ahead going into the conundrum, Evans could only sit and watch as Freedman unscrambled two consecutive crucial conundrums to run out the 91 – 81 winner. Evans also appeared on the special episode to celebrate Countdown's 500th show on 2 February 1987, and competed in the Countdown Masters in 1989 and 1990.
In 1988, he appeared on the first series of Fifteen to One.
|Champion of Champions runner-up
Championship of Champions II
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|203||8/11/1984||P||Peter Evans||67 – 48||Leslie Olson||Nigel Rees||Yvonne Warburton||73|
|204||9/11/1984||P||Peter Evans||38 – 33||Daniel Shine||Ned Sherrin||Yvonne Warburton||71|
|205||12/11/1984||P||Stephen White||41 – 42||Peter Evans||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||74|
|206||13/11/1984||P||Peter Evans||41 – 47||Jane Smith||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||72|
|230||17/12/1984||QF||Peter Evans||49 – 38||Jane Smith||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||65|
|233||20/12/1984||SF||Peter Evans||53 – 43||Colin Pearce||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||70|
|234||21/12/1984||GF||Peter Evans||87 – 71||Robert Violett||Gyles Brandreth||Yvonne Warburton||114|
|398||31/03/1986||CQF||Clive Spate||45 – 47||Peter Evans||Gyles Brandreth||Catherine Clarke||81|
|402||4/04/1986||CSF||Peter Evans||55 – 48||John Wallace||Gyles Brandreth||Catherine Clarke||87|
|404||8/04/1986||CGF||Clive Freedman||91* – 81||Peter Evans||Gyles Brandreth||Catherine Clarke||118|
|M36||4/12/89-8/12/89||Masters 1||Ash Haji||54 – 102||Peter Evans||N/A||Freda Thornton||158|
|M71||6/8/90-10/8/90||Masters 2||David Trace||82 – 92||Peter Evans||N/A||Mark Nyman||129|
|1863||21/10/1996||bQF||Pete Evans||28 – 50||Evan Simpson||Philip Franks||Susie Dent||71|
|Championship of Champions Runners-Up|
I : Joyce Cansfield | II : Peter Evans | III : David Trace | IV : Tony Vick | V : Gino Corr | VI : Chris Waddington | VII : Damian Eadie | VIII : Kenneth Michie | IX : Pete Cashmore | X : Kate Ogilvie | XI : Chris Wills | XII : Mark Tournoff | XIII : Charlie Reams | XIV : Dan McColm | XV : Bradley Horrocks