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Series 30

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Verity Joubert, the series winner, with her dictionaries.

Series 30 ran from July 1995 to September 1995, and was the first series to feature the "minimum three vowels and minimum four consonants per round" rule. The thirtieth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Verity Joubert. Notably, the grand final between Joubert and Chris Colsmann involved the two overall lowest seeds of the series.

A desktop computer was given away as a supplementary prize to the player who achieved the highest score in a single 9-round game of Series 30. This was ultimately won by No. 2 seed Andrew Bull, who achieved 73 points in Episode 1666.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Graham Cross 6 345
2 Andrew Bull 4 310
3 Sue Renwick 5 309
4 Martin Linden 4 283
5 Catriona Cappleman 4 268
6 Ben Cooke 4 245
7 Verity Joubert 4 240
8 Chris Colsmann 4 230
Between Series 22 and Series 37, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and losing scores.

Finals progress

Graham Cross (1) vs Chris Colsmann (8) Chris Colsmann (8) vs Martin Linden (4) Chris Colsmann (8)
vs
Verity Joubert (7)
Catriona Cappleman (5) vs Martin Linden (4)
Sue Renwick (3) vs Ben Cooke (6) Sue Renwick (3) vs Verity Joubert (7)
Verity Joubert (7) vs Andrew Bull (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
1653 03/07/1995 P Sue Renwick 44 - 40 Donal Moriarty Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Susie Dent 74
1654 04/07/1995 P Sue Renwick 60 - 17 Holly Aalders Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Susie Dent 68
1655 05/07/1995 P Sue Renwick 69 - 51 Colin Grainger Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Susie Dent 83
1656 06/07/1995 P Sue Renwick 26 - 60 Ben Cooke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Susie Dent 73
1657 07/07/1995 P Lynda Jarman 30 - 47 Ben Cooke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Frazer Hines Susie Dent 71
1658 10/07/1995 P Dave Tutte 33 - 44 Ben Cooke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 73
1659 11/07/1995 P Jill Rodgers 25 - 45 Ben Cooke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 73
1660 12/07/1995 P Morris Anderson 55 - 49 Ben Cooke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 73
1661 13/07/1995 P Morris Anderson 56 - 26 Jane Trigg Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 85
1662 14/07/1995 P Morris Anderson 48 - 52 Martin Linden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 72
1663 17/07/1995 P Ian Hunter 59 - 69 Martin Linden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 72
1664 18/07/1995 P Viv Jones 52 - 58 Martin Linden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 72
1665 19/07/1995 P James Garvie 39 - 47 Martin Linden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 72
1666 20/07/1995 P Andrew Bull 73 - 57 Martin Linden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 82
1667 21/07/1995 P Andrew Bull 61 - 34 Isobel Turner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 74
1668 24/07/1995 P Andrew Bull 61 - 36 John Marshman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 93
1669 25/07/1995 P Andrew Bull 69 - 27 Jim McIntyre Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 73
1670 26/07/1995 P Andrew Bull 46 - 50 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Richard Samson 74
1671 27/07/1995 P Warren Read 32 - 43 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Richard Samson 72
1672 28/07/1995 P Paul Horswill 31 - 58 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Richard Samson 72
1673 31/07/1995 P Edna King 30 - 56 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Richard Samson 74
1674 01/08/1995 P Chris Williams 69 - 33 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Richard Samson 73
1675 02/08/1995 P Chris Williams 35 - 39 Gillian Salmon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Richard Samson 82
1676 03/08/1995 P Mike Faulkner 38 - 44 Gillian Salmon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Richard Samson 86
1677 04/08/1995 P Bhu Patel 53 - 51 Gillian Salmon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Susie Dent 73
1678 07/08/1995 P Bhu Patel 44 - 53 Lorraine Gregg Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Susie Dent 72
1679 08/08/1995 P David Coombs 45 - 60 Lorraine Gregg Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Susie Dent 85
1680 09/08/1995 P Aileen Lockey 57 - 50 Lorraine Gregg Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Susie Dent 70
1681 10/08/1995 P Aileen Lockey 56 - 27 Penny Lindsay Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Susie Dent 74
1682 11/08/1995 P Aileen Lockey 50 - 29 Rob Watkiss Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Michael Parkinson Susie Dent 83
1683 14/08/1995 P Aileen Lockey 39 - 61 Catriona Cappleman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Michael Parkinson Susie Dent 72
1684 15/08/1995 P Molly Black 39 - 51 Catriona Cappleman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Michael Parkinson Susie Dent 73
1685 16/08/1995 P Steve Fitton 24 - 72 Catriona Cappleman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Michael Parkinson Susie Dent 73
1686 17/08/1995 P Adrienne Berger 34 - 39 Catriona Cappleman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Michael Parkinson Susie Dent 73
1687 18/08/1995 P Graham Cross 47 - 45 Catriona Cappleman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Michael Parkinson Susie Dent 70
1688 21/08/1995 P Graham Cross 62 - 29 Kathleen Myers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 72
1689 22/08/1995 P Graham Cross 49 - 33 Charles Bethell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 72
1690 23/08/1995 P Graham Cross 52 - 39 Teresa Sales Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 69
1691 24/08/1995 P Graham Cross 59 - 56 Alec Robertson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 74
1692 25/08/1995 P Graham Cross 54 - 52 Sally Dale Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 72
1693 28/08/1995 P Graham Cross 22 - 49 Stephen Sharp Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 73
1694 29/08/1995 P Nicki Sly 12 - 50 Stephen Sharp Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 70
1695 30/08/1995 P John Howard 25 - 57 Stephen Sharp Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 73
1696 31/08/1995 P Martina McColgan 56 - 34 Stephen Sharp Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 71
1697 01/09/1995 P Martina McColgan 31 - 55 Ken Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 74
1698 04/09/1995 P Marjorie Maxwell 48 - 46 Ken Brown Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 76
1699 05/09/1995 P Marjorie Maxwell 35 - 17 Pam Blatchley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 70
1700 06/09/1995 P Marjorie Maxwell 36 - 39 John Molloy Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 71
1701 07/09/1995 P Ed Watson 40 - 52 John Molloy Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Ruth Killick 71
1702 08/09/1995 P Maggie Desogus 49 - 31 John Molloy Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Ruth Killick 68
1703 11/09/1995 P Maggie Desogus 51 - 61* Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Ruth Killick 75
1704 12/09/1995 P Surya Ahamed 44 - 45 Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Ruth Killick 71
1705 13/09/1995 P Maria Over 19 - 51 Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Ruth Killick 74
1706 14/09/1995 P Tony Tonissoo 14 - 48 Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Ruth Killick 68
1707 15/09/1995 P Kate Leckie 36 - 35 Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 70
1708 18/09/1995 P Kate Leckie 27 - 68 Glyn Wigley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 73
1709 19/09/1995 P Alma Alliance 46 - 55 Glyn Wigley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 94
1710 20/09/1995 P Jeremy Noble 29 - 63 Glyn Wigley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 71
1711 21/09/1995 QF Graham Cross 37 - 68 Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Susie Dent 71
1712 22/09/1995 QF Andrew Bull 45 - 52 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Susie Dent 72
1713 25/09/1995 QF Sue Renwick 56 - 24 Ben Cooke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Susie Dent 66
1714 26/09/1995 QF Martin Linden 59 - 48 Catriona Cappleman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Susie Dent 70
1715 27/09/1995 SF Martin Linden 45 - 49 Chris Colsmann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Susie Dent 70
1716 28/09/1995 SF Sue Renwick 31 - 52 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Susie Dent 73
1717 29/09/1995 GF Chris Colsmann 65 - 86 Verity Joubert Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs, Jon Pertwee Susie Dent 127
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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