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Episode 4806

From Countdown

Episode 4806 was broadcast on 29 April 2009, as part of Series 60.

Julie Russell played Hamish Williamson, with Hamish Williamson winning 134 – 84. The Dictionary Corner guest was Gyles Brandreth, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

Williamson's 134 points is the highest ever by a challenger against a champion in the original 15-round format. This all-time record across any format stood until Luke Johnson-Davies bettered it with 139 in Series 81 on 5 December 2019.

Rounds

Rnd Selection Julie Russell Score Hamish Williamson Others Max.
1 RETIDKTAN KNITTED 7 – 7 TRAINED NITRATED* 8
2 STEIPGACE ESCAPE 13 – 7 escapes ☓ SPECIATE* 16
3 MANJOISDR RADIOS 13 – 14 ORDAINS ADJOINS, DAIMONS*, DOMAINS, INROADS, MADISON*, MANDIRS*, MANOIRS*, NIMRODS* 23
4 UELSOCRAS CAROUSEL 13 – 32 CAROUSELS SUCRALOSE* 41
5 75 6 5 6 2 4 → 375 375
5 × 75
23 – 42 375
5 × 75


51
TTT MANICHOP Small wonder, it's a top horse. CHAMPION
6 MREUDLEYO REMOULD 23 – 50 DEMURELY 59
7 NELISTETA NETTLES 30 – 57 SALIENT ANISETTE*, ENTITLES, TETANISE* 67
8 FGESUBZIR GUISER 36 – 63 BRUISE FIREBUGS 75
9 XQPHEIMFO HOMIE 41 – 68 FOXIE MOXIE 80
10 100 2 5 1 6 9 → 310 310
(9 − 6) × 100 + 5 × 2
51 – 78 310
(9 − 6) × 100 + 5 × 2


90
TTT HADROMEO Plenty of space for Max under the roof. HEADROOM
11 TANWOTDAI TWAIN 56 – 78 WANT ANATTO*, ATTAIN 96
12 TLEERROSI STOLE 56 – 96 LOITERERS 114
13 GRENMIATC CREMATING 74 – 114 CREMATING CENTIGRAM 132
14 75 8 2 9 6 6 → 750 750
(8 + 2) × 75
84 – 124 750
(8 + 2) × 75


142
15 TIMSCHAIN 84 – 134 MACHINIST
(14.75 seconds)
152


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