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Harry Venet

From Countdown

Harry Venet was a contestant in the Calendar Countdown Main Series, and a finalist in Series 3. He was an accountant from Leeds.

The year prior to his run, Venet had appeared in the first transmitted episode of Calendar Countdown, Countdown's forerunner. Notably, one of his opponents on Calendar Countdown was Jackie Nathan, who would go on to defeat him in his heats on the national programme.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
CC1 19/04/1982 QF Angela Booth 18 – 29 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Denise McFarland-Cruickshanks Robena Sharp Cathy Hytner Ted Moult 57
CC6 24/05/1982 SF Jackie Nathan 20 – 35 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Denise McFarland-Cruickshanks Robena Sharp Cathy Hytner Ted Moult 67
CC7 31/05/1982–07/06/1982 GF Michael Firth ? – ? Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Denise McFarland-Cruickshanks Robena Sharp Cathy Hytner Ted Moult
81 19/09/1983 P Harry Venet 36 – 26 David Drake-Brockman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 68
82 20/09/1983 P Harry Venet 56 – 40 Len Daniels Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 81
83 21/09/1983 P Madge Newall 12 – 57 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 72
84 22/09/1983 P Isabel Bagley 45 – 47 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 71
85 26/09/1983 P Ron Hendra 40 – 42 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 68
86 27/09/1983 P Trish Scott 23 – 65 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 72
87 28/09/1983 P Jackie Nathan 46 – 45 Harry Venet Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 71
129 12/12/1983 QF Harry Venet 38 – 50 Esther Byers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Julia Swannell 71
M43 22/01/1990–26/01/1990 M Harry Venet 41 – 121 Allan Simmons Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Freda Thornton 133
M81 15/10/1990–19/10/1990 M Harry Venet 75 – 88 Elisabeth Jardine Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Mark Nyman 135