Series 24

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Series 24 ran from June 1992 to September 1992. The twenty-fourth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Wayne Summers. This series featured the first appearance of Susie Dent, who would later become the show's permanent lexicographer.

Contents

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Score
1 Norman Christian 8 454
2 Alan Payne 6 314
3 Wayne Summers 5 309
4 Steven Tait 4 280
5 Richard Onions 5 270
6 Ged O'Toole 4 263
7 Adam Smith 3 225
8 Fiona Davies* 4 274
*Fiona Davies qualified for the finals of Series 23 but was unable to attend. She was put into a play-off against Maureen Grabham to determine the #8 seed of the Series, which Fiona won, and Maureen was eliminated.
Points totals include winning, losing and drawing scores. Players ranked by total number of points.

Finals progress

Norman Christian (1) vs Fiona Davies (8) Fiona Davies (8) vs Richard Onions (5) Fiona Davies (8)
vs
Wayne Summers (3)
Richard Onions (5) vs Steven Tait (4)
Wayne Summers (3) vs Ged O'Toole (6) Wayne Summers (3) vs Alan Payne (2)
Adam Smith (7) vs Alan Payne (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1263 29/06/1992 P Bernadette Battman 41 – 73 Wayne Summers Rula Lenska Susie Dent 85
1264 30/06/1992 P Robert Cockrell 36 – 39 Wayne Summers Rula Lenska Susie Dent 73
1265 1/07/1992 P Deborah Rettie 45 – 55* Wayne Summers Rula Lenska Susie Dent 66
1266 2/07/1992 P Clive Dean 19 – 42 Wayne Summers Rula Lenska Susie Dent 77
1267 3/07/1992 P Tracy Moore 33 – 46 Wayne Summers Rula Lenska Susie Dent 73
1268 6/07/1992 P Martin Summers 64 – 54 Wayne Summers Rula Lenska Susie Dent 87
1269 7/07/1992 P Martin Summers 59 – 48 Keith Wright James Whale Susie Dent 86
1270 8/07/1992 P Martin Summers 24 – 56 Mandy Lewis James Whale Susie Dent 86
1271 9/07/1992 P Peter Etherington 47 – 40 Mandy Lewis James Whale Susie Dent 73
1272 10/07/1992 P Peter Etherington 48 – 47 Sue Stoney James Whale Susie Dent 81
1273 13/07/1992 P Peter Etherington 42 – 56 Steven Tait James Whale Susie Dent 76
1274 14/07/1992 P Peter Williams 33 – 63 Steven Tait Jan Harvey Susie Dent 72
1275 15/07/1992 P Anthony Weld 45 – 58 Steven Tait Jan Harvey Susie Dent 83
1276 16/07/1992 P Veronica Reichwald 22 – 62 Steven Tait Jan Harvey Susie Dent 69
1277 17/07/1992 P Felicity Gelder 42 – 41 Steven Tait Jan Harvey Susie Dent 73
1278 20/07/1992 P Felicity Gelder 54 – 64 Terry Doughty Jan Harvey Susie Dent 71
1279 21/07/1992 P David Elliott 45 – 34 Terry Doughty Jan Harvey Susie Dent 83
1280 22/07/1992 P David Elliott 44 – 47 Tony Hodson Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 72
1281 23/07/1992 P James Squires 39 – 44 Tony Hodson Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 75
1282 24/07/1992 P Joan Kaye 17 – 39 Tony Hodson Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 70
1283 27/07/1992 P Robin Stormonth-Darling 55 – 29 Tony Hodson Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 94
1284 28/07/1992 P Robin Stormonth-Darling 46 – 45 Barbara Wylde Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 73
1285 29/07/1992 P Robin Stormonth-Darling 33 – 45 Richard Onions Nigel Rees Richard Samson 75
1286 30/07/1992 P Jack Stokes 41 – 69 Richard Onions Nigel Rees Richard Samson 73
1287 31/07/1992 P Gillian Jones 22 – 49 Richard Onions Nigel Rees Richard Samson 69
1288 3/08/1992 P Mohammed Yusuf 22 – 41 Richard Onions Nigel Rees Richard Samson 72
1289 4/08/1992 P Jimmy Peoples 37 – 39 Richard Onions Nigel Rees Richard Samson 75
1290 5/08/1992 P Mary Jordan 51 – 27 Richard Onions Nigel Rees Richard Samson 71
1291 6/08/1992 P Mary Jordan 37 – 79 Ged O'Toole Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 96
1292 7/08/1992 P John Eden 31 – 52 Ged O'Toole Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 71
1293 10/08/1992 P Carol Smith 40 – 56 Ged O'Toole Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 74
1294 11/08/1992 P Len Gilligan 41 – 47 Ged O'Toole Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 71
1295 12/08/1992 P Norman Christian 55 – 29 Ged O'Toole Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 75
1296 13/08/1992 P Norman Christian 55 – 31 Gweni Sorokin Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 72
1297 14/08/1992 P Norman Christian 53 – 17 Julian Gale Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 73
1298 17/08/1992 P Norman Christian 40 – 27 John Watkin Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 71
1299 18/08/1992 P Norman Christian 74 – 39 Angela Wood Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 83
1300 19/08/1992 P Norman Christian 53 – 32 Ernie Brewer Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 69
1301 20/08/1992 P Norman Christian 58 – 35 Bernard Rogers Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 74
1302 21/08/1992 P Norman Christian 66 – 34 Lorna Foster Philip Franks Judy Pearsall 93
1303 24/08/1992 P Sallyanne Steatham 46 – 55 Peter Wilson Norman Painting Sara Tulloch 69
1304 25/08/1992 P Martin Coxell 41 – 28 Peter Wilson Norman Painting Sara Tulloch 70
1305 26/08/1992 P Martin Coxell 44 – 42 Terry Burns Norman Painting Sara Tulloch 71
1306 27/08/1992 P Martin Coxell 57 – 34 Andy Pike Norman Painting Sara Tulloch 82
1307 28/08/1992 P Martin Coxell 27 – 38 Maureen Grabham Norman Painting Sara Tulloch 68
1308 31/08/1992 P Wally Charlwood 29 – 41 Maureen Grabham Norman Painting Sara Tulloch 73
1309 1/09/1992 P Joan Steinson 44 – 48 Maureen Grabham Bill Tidy Sara Tulloch 81
1310 2/09/1992 P Adam Smith 57 – 47 Maureen Grabham Bill Tidy Sara Tulloch 72
1311 3/09/1992 P Adam Smith 55 – 32 Marian Billings Bill Tidy Sara Tulloch 81
1312 4/09/1992 P Adam Smith 66 – 11 Margaret Kent Bill Tidy Sara Tulloch 84
1313 7/09/1992 P Adam Smith 47 – 54 Edward Martin Bill Tidy Sara Tulloch 76
1314 8/09/1992 P Alan Payne 44 – 33 Edward Martin Bill Tidy Sara Tulloch 82
1315 9/09/1992 P Alan Payne 57 – 39 Tim Dolan Simon Williams Sara Tulloch 72
1316 10/09/1992 P Alan Payne 69 – 38 Sandi Harja Simon Williams Sara Tulloch 76
1317 11/09/1992 P Alan Payne 42 – 30 Tom Martland Simon Williams Sara Tulloch 72
1318 14/09/1992 P Alan Payne 67 – 50 Jim Peet Simon Williams Sara Tulloch 86
1319 15/09/1992 P Alan Payne 35 – 34 Phil Pipe Simon Williams Sara Tulloch 72
1320 16/09/1992 QP Maureen Grabham 27 – 65 Fiona Davies Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 69
1321 17/09/1992 QF Norman Christian 39 – 41 Fiona Davies Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 71
1322 18/09/1992 QF Adam Smith 26 – 28 Alan Payne Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 73
1323 21/09/1992 QF Ged O'Toole 49 – 54 Wayne Summers Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 85
1324 22/09/1992 QF Steven Tait 31 – 46 Richard Onions Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 69
1325 23/09/1992 SF Richard Onions 34 – 64 Fiona Davies Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 73
1326 24/09/1992 SF Wayne Summers 42 – 41 Alan Payne Simon Williams Judy Pearsall 72
1327 25/09/1992 GF Wayne Summers 67 – 47 Fiona Davies Simon Williams, Jenny Hanley Judy Pearsall 107
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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