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Jenny Haldane

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Jenny Haldane

Jenny Haldane was a finalist in Series 16. She was a part-time staff nurse from Edinburgh in Scotland.

Haldane's debut on 5 August 1988, in which she beat John Widdowson 70 – 46, is believed to be the show's first ever max game. She followed this with 6 more victories, all but one of which included scores above 50, before losing her eighth match to Roger Wales. Qualifying for the finals as No. 2 seed, Haldane's series run was ended by eventual series winner Tony Vick.

Haldane also co-founded the Edinburgh Countdown Club, with Nita Marr. In 1990, she beat Marr in a Masters game by a score of 99 – 81. Haldane also appeared on Catchword on BBC 2.

Haldane sadly passed away in July 2016.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
792 5/08/1988 P John Widdowson 46 - 70 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 70
793 8/08/1988 P Margaret Thomas 37 - 45 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 68
794 9/08/1988 P Ian Fairweather 34 - 56 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
795 10/08/1988 P Mary Slade 28 - 55 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 68
796 11/08/1988 P Geoff Atkinson 44 - 51 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 80
797 12/08/1988 P Jackie Sturrock 32 - 58 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
798 15/08/1988 P Catherine Nicholls 18 - 62 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
799 16/08/1988 P Roger Wales 46 - 35 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 71
807 26/08/1988 QF Tony Vick 57 - 45 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Della Thompson 74
M12 19/06/1989-23/06/1989 M Jenny Haldane 98 – 54 Olivia Lloyd-Potts Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Catherine Clarke 145
M68 16/07/1990-20/07/1990 M Nita Marr 81 – 99 Jenny Haldane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Simon Mason 141