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Series 12

From Countdown

Series 12 ran from April 1987 to June 1987. The twelfth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Stephen Balment.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Jon Marsh 8+1 478
2 Cathy Morgan 7 398
3 Matthew Francis 4 206
4 Stephen Balment 3 189
5 Nigel Aspden 2 111
6 Vivien Crabb 2 108
7 Janet McRae 2 98
8 Stephen Haggerty 2 96
Numbers after "+" signs in the Wins column represent drawn games.

*Mike Stanford, with 2 wins and 101 points, would have been the #6 seed, but was unable to attend the finals, so Stephen Haggerty took his place.

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

Jon Marsh (1) vs Stephen Haggerty (8) Jon Marsh (1) vs Stephen Balment (4) Stephen Balment (4)
vs
Janet McRae (7)
Nigel Aspden (5) vs Stephen Balment (4)
Matthew Francis (3) vs Vivien Crabb (6) Matthew Francis (3) vs Janet McRae (7)
Janet McRae (7) vs Cathy Morgan (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
545 13/04/1987 P Valerie Turner 35 - 60 Keith Albans Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 74
546 14/04/1987 P Stephen Balment 83 - 45 Keith Albans Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 85
547 15/04/1987 P Stephen Balment 53 - 46 Jez Gill Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 68
548 16/04/1987 P Stephen Balment 53 - 45 Helen Pitt Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 75
549 17/04/1987 P Stephen Balment 43 - 59 Mike Tobias Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Anne Robinson Della Thompson 71
550 20/04/1987 P Stephen Haggerty 53 - 42 Mike Tobias Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Anne Robinson Della Thompson 74
551 21/04/1987 P Stephen Haggerty 43 - 33 Alan Berry Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Anne Robinson Della Thompson 76
552 22/04/1987 P Stephen Haggerty 27 - 37 Shirley Morris Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Anne Robinson Della Thompson 74
553 23/04/1987 P Gordon Carrington 41 - 30 Shirley Morris Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Anne Robinson Della Thompson 72
554 24/04/1987 P Gordon Carrington 32 - 43 Martin Loughran Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Anne Robinson Della Thompson 77
555 27/04/1987 P Brian Dollery 30 - 47 Martin Loughran Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Della Thompson 77
556 28/04/1987 P Jon Marsh 42 - 36 Martin Loughran Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Della Thompson 75
557 29/04/1987 P Jon Marsh 58 - 36 Gwen Gerds Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Della Thompson 75
558 30/04/1987 P Jon Marsh 54 - 43 Alan Nash Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Della Thompson 73
559 01/05/1987 P Jon Marsh 65 - 35 Donald Kent Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Della Thompson 74
560 04/05/1987 P Jon Marsh 61 - 49 Tony Cook Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Della Thompson 73
561 05/05/1987 P Jon Marsh 37 - 22 Lewis Whetstone Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Freda Thornton 70
562 06/05/1987 P Jon Marsh 51 - 32 John Bird Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Freda Thornton 74
563 07/05/1987 P Jon Marsh 49 - 49 Phyllis Stevens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Freda Thornton 71
564 08/05/1987 P Jon Marsh 61 - 43 Phyllis Stevens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Freda Thornton 82
565 11/05/1987 P David Lee 45 - 53 Nigel Aspden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Freda Thornton 74
566 12/05/1987 P Linda Chamberlain 43 - 58 Nigel Aspden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 72
567 13/05/1987 P Ed Barral 60 - 38 Nigel Aspden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 85
568 14/05/1987 P Ed Barral 43 - 59 Roger Brusch Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 71
569 15/05/1987 P Dave Boyes 53 - 47 Roger Brusch Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 72
570 18/05/1987 P Dave Boyes 25 - 56 Geoffrey Reynolds Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 74
571 19/05/1987 P Janet McRae 64 - 39 Geoffrey Reynolds Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 83
572 20/05/1987 P Janet McRae 34 - 25 Tony Donovan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Lance Percival Freda Thornton 78
573 21/05/1987 P Janet McRae 51 - 57 Matthew Francis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 74
574 22/05/1987 P Brenda Roberts 35 - 58 Matthew Francis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 71
575 25/05/1987 P Carl Varney 39 - 41 Matthew Francis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 70
576 26/05/1987 P Olive Barton 48 - 50 Matthew Francis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 71
577 27/05/1987 P Mike Stanford 56 - 55 Matthew Francis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 73
578 28/05/1987 P Mike Stanford 45 - 39 Tim Town Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 93
579 29/05/1987 P Mike Stanford 45 - 60 Vivien Crabb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Humphrey Lyttelton Freda Thornton 73
580 01/06/1987 P Geoffrey Harris 34 - 48 Vivien Crabb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 72
581 02/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 57 - 43 Vivien Crabb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 73
582 03/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 54 - 40 Rob Taylor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 86
583 04/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 53 - 19 Christine Negus Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 75
584 05/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 66 - 34 Doug Walters Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 69
585 08/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 60 - 53 Nick Cant Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Freda Thornton 75
586 09/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 55 - 23 Sarah Purlan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 72
587 10/06/1987 P Cathy Morgan 53 - 37 Karl Kurdistan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 73
588 11/06/1987 QF Jon Marsh 65 - 49 Stephen Haggerty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 84
589 12/06/1987 QF Cathy Morgan 57 - 67* Janet McRae Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell ??
590 15/06/1987 QF Matthew Francis 62 - 53 Vivien Crabb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 85
591 16/06/1987 QF Stephen Balment 73* - 63 Nigel Aspden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Julia Swannell 95
592 17/06/1987 SF Stephen Balment 51 - 30 Jon Marsh Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Julia Swannell 70
593 18/06/1987 SF Matthew Francis 47 - 55 Janet McRae Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Patrick Mower Julia Swannell 85
594 19/06/1987 GF Stephen Balment 81 - 66 Janet McRae Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Diane Solomon, Patrick Mower Julia Swannell 128
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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