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Series 11

From Countdown

Series 11 ran from February 1987 to April 1987. The eleventh of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by John Clarke.

Series 11 introduced the first change to the appearance of the letter and number tiles used on the show. Blue tiles with white sans-serif text replaced the grey tiles with yellow serif text that had been used previously.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 John Clarke 5 303
2 Alan Johnson 5 216
3 Marianne Croll 3+1 211
4 Ted Kimmons 4 192
5 James Wilkie 4 187
6 Ken Heaton 3 166
7 David Reid 3 163
8 Maurice Sobell 3 161
Numbers after "+" signs in the Wins column represent drawn games.
Between Series 3 and Series 20, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and drawing scores, but not losing ones.

Finals progress

John Clarke (1) vs Maurice Sobell (8) John Clarke (1) vs James Wilkie (5) John Clarke (1)
vs
David Reid (7)
James Wilkie (5) vs Ted Kimmons (4)
Marianne Croll (3) vs Ken Heaton (6) Ken Heaton (6) vs David Reid (7)
David Reid (7) vs Alan Johnson (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
496 03/02/1987 P David Kendix 40 - 52 Maurice Sobell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Diane Solomon Della Thompson 73
497 04/02/1987 P Derek Picton 34 - 62 Maurice Sobell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Diane Solomon Della Thompson 70
498 05/02/1987 P George Telford 41 - 47 Maurice Sobell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Diane Solomon Della Thompson 75
499 06/02/1987 P Pat Harvey 48 - 30 Maurice Sobell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Diane Solomon Della Thompson 71
500 09/02/1987 P Pat Harvey 45 - 56 Geoff Hinchliffe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Della Thompson 82
501 10/02/1987 P Anne Beuglass 36 - 55 Geoff Hinchliffe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Della Thompson 76
502 11/02/1987 P Alan Johnson 51 - 48 Geoff Hinchliffe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Della Thompson 85
503 12/02/1987 P Alan Johnson 33 - 21 Ted Taylor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Della Thompson 74
504 13/02/1987 P Alan Johnson 39 - 30 Robert Reid Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Della Thompson 71
505 16/02/1987 P Alan Johnson 40 - 39 Jeananne Kidd Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Della Thompson 85
506 17/02/1987 P Alan Johnson 53 - 33 Steve Grimble Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson 93
507 18/02/1987 P Alan Johnson 35 - 50 Ken Heaton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson 76
508 19/02/1987 P Roy Commins 34 - 48 Ken Heaton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson 70
509 20/02/1987 P Daren Putt 23 - 68 Ken Heaton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson 73
510 23/02/1987 P Ken Heaton 45 - 51 Marianne Croll Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 83
511 24/02/1987 P Jack Melville 52 - 57 Marianne Croll Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 86
512 25/02/1987 P Diana Beasley 51 - 51 Marianne Croll Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 73
513 26/02/1987 P Diana Beasley 25 - 52 Marianne Croll Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 72
514 27/02/1987 P Ted Kimmons 64 - 36 Marianne Croll Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 94
515 02/03/1987 P Ted Kimmons 44 - 24 Bob Moore Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Julia Swannell 71
516 03/03/1987 P Ted Kimmons 42 - 41 Roger Squires Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Julia Swannell 84
517 04/03/1987 P Ted Kimmons 42 - 37 Steve Jones Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Julia Swannell 71
518 05/03/1987 P Ted Kimmons 19 - 56 David Reid Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Julia Swannell 74
519 06/03/1987 P Stephen Rooney 50 - 60 David Reid Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Julia Swannell 84
520 09/03/1987 P Peter Dickinson 33 - 47 David Reid Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Julia Swannell 74
521 10/03/1987 P James Wilkie 48 - 44 David Reid Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 82
522 11/03/1987 P James Wilkie 55 - 38 Michael Dalton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 69
523 12/03/1987 P James Wilkie 35 - 31 Andrew Bradstock Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 71
524 13/03/1987 P James Wilkie 49 - 36 Simon Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 85
525 16/03/1987 P James Wilkie 31 - 32 Derek Roddis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 84
526 17/03/1987 P Martyn Horwell 51 - 48 Derek Roddis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 71
527 18/03/1987 P Martyn Horwell 40 - 45 Jim Deeney Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 73
528 19/03/1987 P Sharon Harper 32 - 59 Jim Deeney Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 75
529 20/03/1987 P Steve Macdonald 42 - 52 Jim Deeney Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 86
530 23/03/1987 P Marc Rogers 46 - 21 Jim Deeney Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 70
531 24/03/1987 P Marc Rogers 59 - 49 Alan West Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Julia Swannell 72
532 25/03/1987 P Marc Rogers 43 - 56 Bert MacNeill Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton ??
533 26/03/1987 P John Clarke 45 - 29 Bert MacNeill Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 73
534 27/03/1987 P John Clarke 61 - 53 David Carr Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton ??
535 30/03/1987 P John Clarke 61 - 42 Sue Duncalf Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 74
536 31/03/1987 P John Clarke 67 - 27 Keith Newby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 74
537 01/04/1987 P John Clarke 69 - 31 Alan Benson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 73
538 02/04/1987 QF John Clarke 74 - 56 Maurice Sobell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 106
539 03/04/1987 QF David Reid 46 - 40 Alan Johnson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 84
540 06/04/1987 QF Marianne Croll 32 - 53 Ken Heaton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 70
541 07/04/1987 QF Ted Kimmons 13 - 53 James Wilkie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Russell Harty Freda Thornton 77
542 08/04/1987 SF James Wilkie 19 - 48 John Clarke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 69
543 09/04/1987 SF David Reid 53 - 48 Ken Heaton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 74
544 10/04/1987 GF David Reid 61 - 97 John Clarke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy, Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 131

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