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Series 34

From Countdown

Series 34 ran from December 1996 to March 1997. The thirty-fourth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Huw Morgan.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 James Martin 8 462
2 Tony Killilea 5 342
3 Steve Coberman 5 329
4 Peter Sampson 4 237
5 Harshan Lamabadusuriya 3 207
6 Huw Morgan 3 207
7 Paul Peters 3 195
8 Norman Metcalfe 3 194
Between Series 22 and Series 37, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and losing scores.

Finals progress

James Martin (1) vs Norman Metcalfe (8) James Martin (1) vs Harshan Lamabadusuriya (5) Harshan Lamabadusuriya (5)
vs
Huw Morgan (6)
Harshan Lamabadusuriya (5) vs Peter Sampson (4)
Steve Coberman (3) vs Huw Morgan (6) Huw Morgan (6) vs Paul Peters (7)
Paul Peters (7) vs Tony Killilea (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
1908 30/12/1996 P Bob Edwards 44 - 55 Harshan Lamabadusuriya Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Rob Scriven 85
1909 31/12/1996 P Sandra Verhiest 12 - 50 Harshan Lamabadusuriya Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Rob Scriven 70
1910 01/01/1997 P John Verhiest 40 - 66 Harshan Lamabadusuriya Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Rob Scriven 72
1911 02/01/1997 P Paul Wells 54 - 36 Harshan Lamabadusuriya Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Rob Scriven 72
1912 03/01/1997 P Paul Wells 48 - 62 Mike Kindred Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Rob Scriven 73
1913 06/01/1997 P Jeremy Cook 45 - 23 Mike Kindred Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheridan Morley Rob Scriven 71
1914 07/01/1997 P Jeremy Cook 46 - 40 Norma Pearson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Rob Scriven 76
1915 08/01/1997 P Jeremy Cook 51 - 39 Terrie Scothern Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Rob Scriven 73
1916 09/01/1997 P Jeremy Cook 39 - 44 Norman Metcalfe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Joanna Kay 75
1917 10/01/1997 P Duncan Robertson 39 - 56 Norman Metcalfe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Joanna Kay 84
1918 13/01/1997 P Jane Gray 44 - 50 Norman Metcalfe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe David Howson 84
1919 14/01/1997 P Jeff Youell 48 - 44 Norman Metcalfe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Michael Cox 71
1920 15/01/1997 P Jeff Youell 53 - 70 Steve Erskine Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Joanna Kay 84
1921 16/01/1997 P Tony Killilea 41 - 28 Steve Erskine Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Joanna Kay 68
1922 17/01/1997 P Tony Killilea 61 - 30 John Eadie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Joanna Kay 74
1923 20/01/1997 P Tony Killilea 58 - 26 Judith Bossano Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Joanna Kay 81
1924 21/01/1997 P Tony Killilea 59 - 47 Paul Keightley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Joanna Kay 84
1925 22/01/1997 P Tony Killilea 63 - 42 Chris Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Joanna Kay 73
1926 23/01/1997 P Tony Killilea 60 - 70* Peter Sampson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Joanna Kay 73
1927 24/01/1997 P Glyn Chidley 42 - 53 Peter Sampson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Joanna Kay 84
1928 27/01/1997 P Alan Watkinson 38 - 48 Peter Sampson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Joanna Kay 83
1929 28/01/1997 P Bob Shadwick 32 - 40 Peter Sampson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Joanna Kay 74
1930 29/01/1997 P Caroline Jago 39 - 26 Peter Sampson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Joanna Kay 73
1931 30/01/1997 P Caroline Jago 55* - 45 John Parker Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Ken Bruce Joanna Kay 90
1932 31/01/1997 P Caroline Jago 43 - 60 Mick Bouchereau Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Rob Scriven 74
1933 03/02/1997 P Margaret Bird 49 - 45 Mick Bouchereau Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Rob Scriven 74
1934 04/02/1997 P Margaret Bird 41 - 43 Paul Peters Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Rob Scriven 73
1935 05/02/1997 P Richard Baker 36 - 62 Paul Peters Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Rob Scriven 82
1936 06/02/1997 P Mark Wilbraham 45 - 58 Paul Peters Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Rob Scriven 84
1937 07/02/1997 P Paul Nixon 60 - 32 Paul Peters Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Rob Scriven 71
1938 10/02/1997 P Paul Nixon 57 - 28 John Blackburn Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 74
1939 11/02/1997 P Paul Nixon 29 - 31 Roger Hayward Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 71
1940 12/02/1997 P Jackie Manton 26 - 43 Roger Hayward Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 75
1941 13/02/1997 P Stuart Jones 49 - 39 Roger Hayward Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 81
1942 14/02/1997 P Stuart Jones 44 - 46 Huw Morgan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 83
1943 17/02/1997 P David Nixon 45 - 59 Huw Morgan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Jan Harvey Susie Dent 74
1944 18/02/1997 P Christine McAdam 47 - 50 Huw Morgan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 73
1945 19/02/1997 P Steve Coberman 56 - 52 Huw Morgan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 75
1946 20/02/1997 P Steve Coberman 56 - 48 Martin Thomas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 81
1947 21/02/1997 P Steve Coberman 53 - 28 Paul Wright Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 71
1948 24/02/1997 P Steve Coberman 54 - 37 Karen Sharman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 72
1949 25/02/1997 P Steve Coberman 59 - 30 Rory Belfield Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Susie Dent 81
1950 26/02/1997 P Steve Coberman 51 - 67 Andrew Newens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheila Ferguson Susie Dent 73
1951 27/02/1997 P Kay Byth 23 - 52 Andrew Newens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheila Ferguson Susie Dent 73
1952 28/02/1997 P Frank Smith 20 - 44 Andrew Newens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheila Ferguson Susie Dent 73
1953 03/03/1997 P Mary Jones 68 - 28 Andrew Newens Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheila Ferguson Susie Dent 70
1954 04/03/1997 P Mary Jones 36 - 46 Simon Kirkwood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheila Ferguson Susie Dent 74
1955 05/03/1997 P Noel Beever 32 - 58 Simon Kirkwood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Sheila Ferguson Susie Dent 69
1956 06/03/1997 P Helen Wyatt 29 - 32 Simon Kirkwood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Denis Norden Susie Dent 73
1957 07/03/1997 P Paul Morgan 51 - 44 Simon Kirkwood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Denis Norden Susie Dent 71
1958 10/03/1997 P Paul Morgan 16 - 67 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Denis Norden Susie Dent 73
1959 11/03/1997 P Raymond Tate 55 - 59 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Denis Norden Susie Dent 73
1960 12/03/1997 P Avril Goodall 18 - 52 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Denis Norden Susie Dent 69
1961 13/03/1997 P Jon Barlow 41 - 52 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Denis Norden Susie Dent 71
1962 14/03/1997 P Gerald Foster 20 - 68 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Suzi Quatro Susie Dent 71
1963 17/03/1997 P Andrew Gait 39 - 53 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Suzi Quatro Susie Dent 75
1964 18/03/1997 P Bea Rae 6 - 67 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Suzi Quatro Susie Dent 81
1965 19/03/1997 P Mike Stamps 43 - 44 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Suzi Quatro Susie Dent 75
1966 20/03/1997 QF Norman Metcalfe 16 - 54 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Suzi Quatro Susie Dent 71
1967 21/03/1997 QF Paul Peters 57 - 53 Tony Killilea Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Suzi Quatro Susie Dent 69
1968 24/03/1997 QF Huw Morgan 54 - 28 Steve Coberman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Rob Scriven 70
1969 25/03/1997 QF Harshan Lamabadusuriya 72 - 30 Peter Sampson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Rob Scriven 73
1970 26/03/1997 SF Harshan Lamabadusuriya 48 - 31 James Martin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Rob Scriven 71
1971 27/03/1997 SF Huw Morgan 61 - 45 Paul Peters Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Rob Scriven 75
1972 28/03/1997 GF Harshan Lamabadusuriya 65 - 79 Huw Morgan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Rob Scriven 116
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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