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Series 22

From Countdown

Series 22 ran from July 1991 to September 1991. The twenty-second of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Chris Waddington.

This was the first series to adopt the method of sudden death conundrums to resolve a tie, as opposed to a replay on the following broadcast.

With the exception of Episode 1180, most of the series was repeated on the game show channel Challenge as part of a "Classic Countdown" slot in the autumn of 2015, broadcast in the evenings. It has since been repeated on Challenge, usually in an early morning slot, at least once since this broadcast.

This series marked the debut of the Wings set, seen above. It was turned purple in 1996, then tangerine in 1999, before finally being replaced in 2003.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Chris Waddington 8 463
2 Anne Lyng 7 423
3 Robert Teuton 5 331
4 David Webb 5 300
5 Una Szewc 5 276
6 Niall Laverty 3 201
7 Jim Saunders 3 193
8 Philip Griffiths 3 189
Between Series 22 and Series 37, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and losing scores.

Finals progress

Chris Waddington (1) vs Philip Griffiths (8) Chris Waddington (1) vs David Webb (4) Chris Waddington (1)
vs
Robert Teuton (3)
Una Szewc (5) vs David Webb (4)
Robert Teuton (3) vs Niall Laverty (6) Robert Teuton (3) vs Jim Saunders (7)
Jim Saunders (7) vs Anne Lyng (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
1133 01/07/1991 P Una Szewc 41 - 25 Miri Purse Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 72
1134 02/07/1991 P Una Szewc 50 - 38 David Radcliffe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 72
1135 03/07/1991 P Una Szewc 55 - 41 Tony Hodgson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 73
1136 04/07/1991 P Una Szewc 54 - 29 Dorothy Barrett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 71
1137 05/07/1991 P Una Szewc 27 - 55 John Shock Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 83
1138 08/07/1991 P Frank Little 67 - 42 John Shock Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 83
1139 09/07/1991 P Frank Little 41 - 45 Bette Amor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 69
1140 10/07/1991 P David Munday 42 - 55 Bette Amor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 85
1141 11/07/1991 P Andy Potter 38 - 31 Bette Amor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Freda Thornton 69
1142 12/07/1991 P Andy Potter 26 - 66 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 72
1143 15/07/1991 P Vikrant Bansal 30 - 36 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 72
1144 16/07/1991 P Craig Simnett 21 - 70 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 73
1145 17/07/1991 P Eileen Taylor 46 - 47 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 83
1146 18/07/1991 P David Hurwich 20 - 52 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 71
1147 19/07/1991 P John Duncan 29 - 61 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 74
1148 22/07/1991 P John Roper 25 - 66 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sylvia Syms Richard Samson 74
1149 23/07/1991 P David Webb 53 - 25 Anne Lyng Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 83
1150 24/07/1991 P David Webb 50 - 21 Hattie Ison Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 73
1151 25/07/1991 P David Webb 61 - 39 Jackie Watson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 74
1152 26/07/1991 P David Webb 52 - 18 Harry Victor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 73
1153 29/07/1991 P David Webb 43 - 40 Andrew Mitchell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Richard Samson 80
1154 30/07/1991 P David Webb 41 - 64 Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 72
1155 31/07/1991 P Barbara Hudson 13 - 69 Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 76
1156 01/08/1991 P Brian Pettit 42 - 52* Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 74
1157 02/08/1991 P Gerry Lynch 37 - 65 Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 71
1158 05/08/1991 P Sibyl Ruth 31 - 51 Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 73
1159 06/08/1991 P Jonathan Gresty 71 - 30 Robert Teuton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Alexandra Clayton 74
1160 07/08/1991 P Jonathan Gresty 59 - 42 Jim Tobin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Williams Alexandra Clayton 71
1161 08/08/1991 P Jonathan Gresty 36 - 41 Jon Owens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Williams Alexandra Clayton 74
1162 09/08/1991 P Dorothy Farahar 42 - 37 Jon Owens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Williams Alexandra Clayton 74
1163 12/08/1991 P Dorothy Farahar 37 - 68 Niall Laverty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Williams Alexandra Clayton 72
1164 13/08/1991 P David Smith 27 - 55 Niall Laverty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Williams Alexandra Clayton 72
1165 14/08/1991 P Bryan Maycock 39 - 51 Niall Laverty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Williams Alexandra Clayton 85
1166 15/08/1991 P Renee Meenehan 36 - 27 Niall Laverty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Dinah Sheridan Catherine Clarke 74
1167 16/08/1991 P Renee Meenehan 44 - 51 Jim Saunders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Dinah Sheridan Catherine Clarke 75
1168 19/08/1991 P Michael Stebbings 38 - 55 Jim Saunders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Dinah Sheridan Catherine Clarke 70
1169 20/08/1991 P Michael Meenehan 34 - 42 Jim Saunders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Dinah Sheridan Catherine Clarke 74
1170 21/08/1991 P Thelma Bell 48 - 45 Jim Saunders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Dinah Sheridan Catherine Clarke 71
1171 22/08/1991 P Thelma Bell 55 - 60 Howard Spencer Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Dinah Sheridan Catherine Clarke 74
1172 23/08/1991 P Tommy Gilligan 59 - 41 Howard Spencer Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 70
1173 26/08/1991 P Tommy Gilligan 48 - 58 Karen Willis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 73
1174 27/08/1991 P Tony Alder 36 - 41 Karen Willis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 71
1175 28/08/1991 P Chris Waddington 56 - 52 Karen Willis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 73
1176 29/08/1991 P Chris Waddington 60 - 40 Margaret Woodford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 72
1177 30/08/1991 P Chris Waddington 60 - 50 Clifford Lee Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bill Tidy Catherine Clarke 74
1178 02/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 58 - 38 Eric Massey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 71
1179 03/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 38 - 37 Angus Douglas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 74
1180 04/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 63 - 48 Jenny Edge Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 85
1181 05/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 55 - 52 John Nixon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 73
1182 06/09/1991 P Chris Waddington 73 - 60 Terry Stapleton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 81
1183 09/09/1991 P Bill Donaldson 39 - 65 Tamsin Rawlins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Judy Pearsall 86
1184 10/09/1991 P Jack Keane 30 - 37 Tamsin Rawlins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Judy Pearsall 70
1185 11/09/1991 P Barbara Kent 53 - 37 Tamsin Rawlins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Judy Pearsall 76
1186 12/09/1991 P Barbara Kent 43 - 31 Carl Meeson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Judy Pearsall 74
1187 13/09/1991 P Barbara Kent 22 - 54 Philip Griffiths Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Judy Pearsall 74
1188 16/09/1991 P David Stevens 44 - 56 Philip Griffiths Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Judy Pearsall 73
1189 17/09/1991 P Alan Titterington 28 - 44 Philip Griffiths Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Judy Pearsall 73
1190 18/09/1991 P Alan Harston 44 - 35 Philip Griffiths Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 84
1191 19/09/1991 QF Chris Waddington 59 - 35 Philip Griffiths Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 82
1192 20/09/1991 QF Anne Lyng 44 - 52 Jim Saunders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 73
1193 23/09/1991 QF Robert Teuton 59 - 48 Niall Laverty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 72
1194 24/09/1991 QF Una Szewc 47 - 65 David Webb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 75
1195 25/09/1991 SF Chris Waddington 60 - 56 David Webb Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 83
1196 26/09/1991 SF Robert Teuton 54 - 43 Jim Saunders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Richard Samson 74
1197 27/09/1991 GF Robert Teuton 90 - 98 Chris Waddington Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres Richard Samson 140
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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