Michael Goldman

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Goldman in the first ever edition of Countdown.

Michael Goldman was a contestant in Series 1. He was a solicitor from London.

An ABSP Scrabble player (he won the National Scrabble Championship in 1977) he was one of the first two contestants to appear on the show. He ran out the winner 50 – 27 and continued to play in 5 more shows, and was thusly the first Countdown champion, and the first player to win multiple shows. His third show, against Bill Benson, ended in the first ever draw.

In 1988, he appeared on the first series of Fifteen to One.

Michael Goldman died on 4 July 1997, at the age of 63, from cancer.


# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Guest Lex Max
1 2/11/1982 P Jeff Andrews 27 – 50 Michael Goldman Ted Moult Mary 67
2 3/11/1982 P Maureen Barr 28 – 41 Michael Goldman Ted Moult Mary 76
3 4/11/1982 P Bill Benson ? Michael Goldman Ted Moult ??
4 8/11/1982 P Bill Benson ? Michael Goldman Ted Moult ??
5 9/11/1982 P Sheila Arnold ? Michael Goldman Ted Moult ??
6 10/11/1982 P John Simpson ? Michael Goldman Ted Moult ??
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