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Episode 7539

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Episode 7539 was broadcast on 28 June 2021, as part of Series 84.

Steve Francom played Shelley Barnes, with Steve Francom winning 81 – 32. The Dictionary Corner guest was Rory Bremner, and the lexicographer was Susie Dent.

This was the first episode presented by Anne Robinson: the episode began with a clip of her first appearance in 1987, with Richard Whiteley introducing Robinson. This was also the first episode without the clock starter button: the clock is now started in the gallery. Hours before the episode aired, a short clip from here, along with more shots from the following episode were featured on BBC Breakfast. [1]

Rounds

Rnd Selection Steve Francom Score Shelley Barnes Others Max.
1 DTOUMBOPE POUTED 6 – 6 BOOMED OUTMODE, POETDOM* 7
2 NRTIAEVYI INVITER 13 – 6 INVITE INERTIA, NAIVETY, VARIETY, VITRINE* 14
3 100 50 9 6 8 4 → 303 303
50 × 6 + 4 − (9 − 8)
23 – 6 303 ☓


24
TTT ONEBALSA Have the sea creatures borrowed your Swedish record collection? ABALONES
4 STBMEOASN BEASTS 23 – 13 STAMENS BOATSMEN, MANBOTES* 32
5 LGCEIUDSN UNSLICED 31 – 13 SLICED SECLUDING 50
6 25 7 5 5 1 4 → 297 31 – 13 294 ☓

RR: 297 = (7 + 5) × 25 − (4​ − 1)

60
7 AEALCRKRL CALLER 37 – 13 CLEAR ARRACK*, CARREL*, CELLAR, KARELA*, RACKER*, RACKLE*, RECALL* 66
8 GTPIIATDM DIGIT 42 – 13 tait ☓ ADMIT, AGIDI*, MITTA*, PITTA, TIMID* 71
9 100 50 1 2 9 9 → 874 873
(100 − 2 − 1) × 9
49 – 20 873
9 × 100 − 9 × (2 + 1)​

RR: 874 = 100 × 9 − 50 ÷ 2 − 1​

81
TTT CENTCORE Deceive the Greek island with something very hard. CONCRETE
10 DRWAEIJLV WAIVER 55 – 20 DRIVE DERAIL*, DRIVEL, EARLID*, JAILED*, JAILER, LAIRED*, LIVERD*, RAILED*, REDIAL*, RELAID*, REWILD*, VAILED*, VARIED*, WAILED*, WAILER*, WAIVED*, WAVIER*, WILDER* 87
11 TESAGWUNS UNSEATS 62 – 27 UNSEATS SUNGAETS*, SUNGATES* 95
12 FSHEALROO FLASHER 69 – 27 fooler ☓ ALEHOOFS* 103
13 CGITPEETO PIECE 74 – 32 PETIT PICOTEE*, PIGCOTE* 110
14 25 7 9 10 8 6 → 654 656
(10 + 9 + 7) × 25 + 6
81 – 32

RR: 654 = ((25 − 8 − 7) × 10 + 9) × 6​

120
15 SINTHESIC 81 – 32 ITCHINESS 130
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