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Series 14

From Countdown

Series 14 ran from October 1987 to December 1987. The fourteenth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was the first series to feature Karen Loughlin as letters hostess, and was won by Nic Brown. Most likely the strongest series so far up to this point, Series 14 was the first to feature three octochamps.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Nic Brown 8 456
2 Stephen Deakin 8 433
3 John Hadfield 8 429
4 Alan Steel 6 333
5 Eleanor Crosby 5 245
6 Frank Houston 4 222
7 Joel Salkin 3+1 203
8 Derek Rutter 2+1 163
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

Nic Brown (1) vs Derek Rutter (8) Nic Brown (1) vs Alan Steel (4) Nic Brown (1)
vs
Joel Salkin (7)
Eleanor Crosby (5) vs Alan Steel (4)
John Hadfield (3) vs Frank Houston (6) Frank Houston (6) vs Joel Salkin (7)
Joel Salkin (7) vs Stephen Deakin (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
645 05/10/1987 P Warren King 31 - 54 Ray Clements Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 82
646 06/10/1987 P Mildred Peak 10 - 59 Ray Clements Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 71
647 07/10/1987 P Jim Findlay 66 - 49 Ray Clements Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Catherine Clarke 72
648 08/10/1987 P Jim Findlay 45 - 29 Nick Gordon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Catherine Clarke 72
649 09/10/1987 P Jim Findlay 50 - 54 Ian Cook Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Catherine Clarke 82
650 12/10/1987 P Philip Hardingham 35 - 52 Ian Cook Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Catherine Clarke 73
651 13/10/1987 P Margaret Rogers 31 - 53 Ian Cook Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Catherine Clarke 73
652 14/10/1987 P Alan Steel 53 - 47 Ian Cook Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Catherine Clarke 72
653 15/10/1987 P Alan Steel 41 - 40 Peter Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Brian Johnston Catherine Clarke 81
654 16/10/1987 P Alan Steel 58 - 34 Margaret Smythe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Catherine Clarke 73
655 19/10/1987 P Alan Steel 65 - 19 Alistair Todd Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Catherine Clarke 82
656 20/10/1987 P Alan Steel 50 - 23 Howard Clark Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Catherine Clarke 73
657 21/10/1987 P Alan Steel 66 - 29 Joan Bronson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Catherine Clarke 72
658 22/10/1987 P Alan Steel 48 - 58 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Ned Sherrin Catherine Clarke 70
659 23/10/1987 P Kevin Glover 20 - 48 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 81
660 26/10/1987 P John Bellamy 40 - 60 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 73
661 27/10/1987 P Gus Angus 48 - 59 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 85
662 28/10/1987 P Roy Dean 29 - 65 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 75
663 29/10/1987 P Judy Tilley 46 - 61 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 80
664 30/10/1987 P Felicity Amery 32 - 62 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 73
665 02/11/1987 P Martin Baker 39 - 43 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Freda Thornton 69
666 03/11/1987 P Bhala Appadoo 44 - 42 John Bucannan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 74
667 04/11/1987 P Bhala Appadoo 41 - 45 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 70
668 05/11/1987 P Jean Anderson 25 - 51 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 84
669 06/11/1987 P Anju Shah 32 - 47 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 72
670 09/11/1987 P Monica Sutcliffe 32 - 45 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 97
671 10/11/1987 P Betty Powell 6 - 63 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Russell Harty Catherine Clarke 69
672 11/11/1987 P John Brown 25 - 49 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 72
673 12/11/1987 P Jean Clague 42 - 55 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 75
674 13/11/1987 P Richard Farrer 36 - 74 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 95
675 16/11/1987 P Jennifer Cooke 23 - 56 Daniel Tedds Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 71
676 17/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 55 - 31 Daniel Tedds Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 71
677 18/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 42 - 41 Ian Rocket Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Lance Percival Catherine Clarke 75
678 19/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 54 - 38 Bill Hardwick Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 73
679 20/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 52 - 52 Derek Rutter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 72
680 23/11/1987 P Joel Salkin 46 - 56 Derek Rutter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 77
681 24/11/1987 P Derry Dinkin 28 - 55 Derek Rutter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 73
682 25/11/1987 P Frank Houston 53 - 40 Derek Rutter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 72
683 26/11/1987 P Frank Houston 57 - 31 Pat Shreeve Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 84
684 27/11/1987 P Frank Houston 55 - 42 June Jay Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Neil Innes Julia Swannell 70
685 30/11/1987 P Frank Houston 57 - 35 David Hoyle Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Neil Innes Julia Swannell 74
686 01/12/1987 P Frank Houston 44 - 56 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Neil Innes Julia Swannell 73
687 02/12/1987 P Danny McMullan 21 - 59 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Neil Innes Julia Swannell 72
688 03/12/1987 P Anne Bradford 38 - 47 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Della Thompson 84
689 04/12/1987 P Tom Weatherill 31 - 38 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Della Thompson 72
690 05/12/1987 P David Stevens 39 - 42 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Della Thompson 74
691 07/12/1987 P Bud Kenway 54 - 63 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Della Thompson ??
692 08/12/1987 P Jonathan Glasser 48 - 61 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Della Thompson 74
693 09/12/1987 P Simon Nelson 40 - 67 Stephen Deakin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Nigel Rees Della Thompson 72
694 10/12/1987 P Joan Bell 21 - 43 Les Nyman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 71
695 11/12/1987 P Steven Henton 52 - 45 Les Nyman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 70
696 12/12/1987 P Steven Henton 35 - 47 Eleanor Crosby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 76
697 14/12/1987 P John Gardner 47 - 48 Eleanor Crosby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 73
698 15/12/1987 P Tommy Sexton 41 - 48 Eleanor Crosby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 81
699 16/12/1987 P Kenneth Gibson 20 - 40 Eleanor Crosby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 74
700 17/12/1987 P Kathleen Smith 51 - 62 Eleanor Crosby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Eve Pollard Della Thompson 74
701 18/12/1987 QF Derek Rutter 35 - 46 Nic Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 86
702 19/12/1987 QF Stephen Deakin 57 - 71 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 82
703 21/12/1987 QF Frank Houston 56 - 41 John Hadfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 74
704 22/12/1987 QF Eleanor Crosby 37 - 63 Alan Steel Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 85
705 23/12/1987 SF Nic Brown 64 - 48 Alan Steel Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 74
706 24/12/1987 SF Frank Houston 37 - 56 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 71
707 25/12/1987 GF Nic Brown 108 - 36 Joel Salkin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Karen Loughlin Gyles Brandreth, Carol Thatcher Julia Swannell 131

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