Episode 546

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Episode 546 was broadcast on 14 April 1987, as part of Series 12.

Stephen Balment played Keith Albans, with Stephen Balment winning 83 – 45. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Catherine Clarke.

This game is notable as Balment's score of 83 is both the highest debut score of anyone under the 9 round format, and the joint-highest 9-round score of all time.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Stephen Balment Score Keith Albans Others Max.
1 RSLOETANI RELATIONS 18 – 18 RELATIONS ORIENTALS, TENSORIAL* 18
2 WLDTOEIBR TWIRLED 25 – 25 BROILED BLOWIER*, DRIBLET*, ORBITED* 25
3 NFNAUACIE NUANCE 31 – 25 FAUNA FINANCE, INFAUNA*, UNIFACE* 32
4 50 6 1 7 1 3 → 141 141
3 × 50 − (7 + 1 + 1)
41 – 35 141
3 × 50 − (7 + 1 + 1)


42
5 ZRLSOIEDS SOLDIERS 49 – 35 SOILED 50
6 GTPAUISEF UPSTAGE 56 – 35 PAGES FATIGUES 58
7 DBLUIEYOR BROILED 63 – 35 redoubly ☓ BOULDER, BUILDER, REBUILD* 65
8 100 7 1 2 4 8 → 147 147
(4 + 1) × 8 + 7 + 100
73 – 45 147
(4 + 1) × 8 + 7 + 100


75
9 CATFAINTS FANTASTIC
(27 seconds)
83 – 45 85


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