Series 6

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Series 6 ran from January 1985 to March 1985, with most episodes broadcast at 4:30 pm. The sixth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Darryl Francis.

During Series 6, Michael Wylie is believed to have begun the tradition of setting conundrum scrambles manually rather than simply rearranging all the letters at random.

Contents

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Score
1 Helen Grayson 7 437
2 Darryl Francis 8 436
3 Laurie Silver 7 362
4 Olivia Lloyd 5 229
5 Robert Healan 3 127
6 Adam Gilinsky 3 112
7 Neil Wilkins 2 104
8 Peter Hillman 2 102
Points totals include winning and drawing scores, but not losing ones. Players ranked by total number of points.

Finals progress

Helen Grayson (1) vs Peter Hillman (8) Helen Grayson (1) vs Olivia Lloyd (4) Olivia Lloyd (4)
vs
Darryl Francis (2)
Robert Healan (5) vs Olivia Lloyd (4)
Laurie Silver (3) vs Adam Gilinsky (6) Adam Gilinsky (6) vs Darryl Francis (2)
Neil Wilkins (7) vs Darryl Francis (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

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
243 17/01/1985 P Ian Lowe 61 – 18 Mary Spencer Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 73
244 18/01/1985 P Ian Lowe 33 – 38 Steven Tew Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 72
245 21/01/1985 P Darryl Francis 47 – 46 Steven Tew Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 68
246 22/01/1985 P Andrew Mason 26 – 60 Darryl Francis Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 72
247 24/01/1985 P Diana Mills 18 – 51 Darryl Francis Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 68
248 25/01/1985 P Darryl Francis 52 – 49 Alan Carvell Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 73
249 27/01/1985 P Irene Pollard 21 – 41 Darryl Francis Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
250 28/01/1985 P Clive Simkin 16 – 57 Darryl Francis Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 71
251 29/01/1985 P Armand Gilinsky 47 – 69 Darryl Francis Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 71
252 30/01/1985 P Tom Roberts 5 – 59 Darryl Francis Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 70
253 31/01/1985 P Ann Francis 40 – 42 Adam Gilinsky Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 82
254 1/02/1985 P David Hudson 24 – 25 Adam Gilinsky Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 68
255 4/02/1985 P Paola Fabrizi 32 – 45 Adam Gilinsky Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 71
256 5/02/1985 P Robert Healan 38 – 30 Adam Gilinsky Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 69
257 6/02/1985 P Robert Healan 42 – 38 Sally Hampson Liz Fraser Yvonne Warburton 71
258 7/02/1985 P Robert Healan 47 – 43 Malcolm Erridge Liz Fraser Yvonne Warburton 70
259 8/02/1985 P David Cornwell 53 – 34 Robert Healan Liz Fraser Yvonne Warburton 70
260 11/02/1985 P David Cornwell 39 – 42 Sheila Alder Liz Fraser Yvonne Warburton 70
261 12/02/1985 P Richard MacFarlane 27 – 29 Sheila Alder Liz Fraser Yvonne Warburton 90
262 13/02/1985 P Olivia Lloyd 52 – 35 Sheila Alder Liz Fraser Yvonne Warburton 70
263 14/02/1985 P Olivia Lloyd 36 – 16 Oksana Last Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 69
264 15/02/1985 P Olivia Lloyd 44 – 35 Paul Cook Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 70
265 18/02/1985 P Olivia Lloyd 57 – 42 Philippa Spencer Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 72
266 19/02/1985 P Olivia Lloyd 40 – 37 Rodney Smith Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 74
267 20/02/1985 P Olivia Lloyd 42 – 62 Helen Grayson Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 69
268 21/02/1985 P Helen Grayson 69 – 28 John Elliott Richard Stilgoe Yvonne Warburton 70
269 22/02/1985 P Helen Grayson 56 – 45 Diana Gritt John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 68
270 25/02/1985 P Helen Grayson 66 – 17 Ian Shepherd John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 69
271 26/02/1985 P Helen Grayson 69 – 39 Malcolm McMaster John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 71
272 27/02/1985 P Helen Grayson 55 – 27 Danis Ullah John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 68
273 28/02/1985 P Helen Grayson 60 – 17 Neil Harris John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 69
274 1/03/1985 P Linda Maddock 44 – 49 Alan Henrickson Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 67
275 4/03/1985 P Stephen Bryant 58 – 31 Alan Henrickson Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 73
276 5/03/1985 P Stephen Bryant 39 – 50 Valerie Johnstone Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 71
277 6/03/1985 P Peter Hillman 50 – 48 Valerie Johnstone Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 72
278 7/03/1985 P Peter Hillman 52 – 45 Muriel Ainslie Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 71
279 8/03/1985 P Peter Hillman 38 – 54 Neil Wilkins Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 72
280 11/03/1985 P Ruth Whitehouse 46 – 50 Neil Wilkins Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 69
281 12/03/1985 P Clive Freedman 64 – 30 Neil Wilkins Nigel Rees Julia Swannell 72
282 13/03/1985 QF Helen Grayson 54 – 18 Peter Hillman Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 68
283 14/03/1985 QF Neil Wilkins 35 – 56 Darryl Francis Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 68
284 15/03/1985 QF Adam Gilinsky 34 – 30 Laurie Silver Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 93
285 18/03/1985 QF Olivia Lloyd 57 – 54 Robert Healan Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 71
286 19/03/1985 SF Olivia Lloyd 59 – 53 Helen Grayson Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 74
287 20/03/1985 SF Adam Gilinsky 34 – 72 Darryl Francis Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 74
288 21/03/1985 GF Olivia Lloyd 37 – 69 Darryl Francis Gyles Brandreth, Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 113

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