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David Franks

From Countdown

David Franks was a contestant in Series 47.

Franks is notable as one of the most successful contestants not to make the quarter-finals. He ran off 7 consecutive wins including a score of 102 and one of 108 before facing future octochamp Lee Hartley. The game wasn't close, Hartley won with a score of 117 and went on to win 7 more heat games. Franks looked a likely candidate to be a series quarter-finalist, but wasn't invited back because there were 8 octochamps in Series 47, one of which was Lee Hartley. In win-point (seeding) order, Coutts was the #9 seeded contestant of Series 47 – the best-ever performance for a contestant who failed to qualify for a series finals until Corrina Attwood’s octochampdom in Series 81.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
3184 7/02/2002 P Maureen Taylor 30 - 90 David Franks Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Richard Samson 131
3185 8/02/2002 P David Franks 102 - 70 Zena Gooding Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Richard Samson 128
3186 11/02/2002 P David Franks 90 - 38 Virginia Fraser Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Roger McGough Richard Samson 150
3187 12/02/2002 P David Franks 95 - 56 Jeremy Kimber Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Roger McGough Richard Samson 120
3188 13/02/2002 P David Franks 108 - 73 Tony McManus Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Roger McGough Richard Samson 118
3189 14/02/2002 P David Franks 99 - 74 Jillian Shorthose Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Roger McGough Richard Samson 120
3190 15/02/2002 P David Franks 91 - 25 Julie Cotton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Roger McGough Richard Samson 119
3191 18/02/2002 P David Franks 69 - 117 Lee Hartley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Kay Celtel 122