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Mick Purdie

From Countdown
Mick Purdie in Series 36...
...and 21 years later in Series 78!

Michael "Mick" Purdie was a contestant in Series 8, Series 36 and Series 78. He was from Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

In his original appearance in Series 8 in 1986, he was 35 years of age and working as a radio officer. When he re-appeared on the show in Series 36 in 1997, he was 47 years old, and billed as working as a civil servant.

He returned again in 2018 for a third stint as a contestant, a feat only matched by Jodine Lawrence and Andy Hewitt.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
362 6/02/1986 P Michael Purdie 28 - 70 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 76
2061 31/07/1997 P Philip Logie 38 - 55 Michael Purdie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 70
2062 1/08/1997 P Michael Purdie 38 - 45 Jo Lack Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Hania Porucznik 68
6840 5/06/2018 P Jan Pask 78 - 80 Mick Purdie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 121
6841 6/06/2018 P Mick Purdie 91 - 80 Katrina Corbett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 142
6842 7/06/2018 P Mick Purdie 81 - 75 Chris Porter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 121
6843 8/06/2018 P Mick Purdie 40 - 86 Darren Findlay Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nina Hossain Susie Dent 146