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Series 43

From Countdown

Series 43 ran from 26 June to 25 December 2000. The forty-third of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Graham Nash. It also introduced a larger source dictionary for the letters games, the New Oxford Dictionary of English.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 David Williams 8 535
2 Graham Nash 8 465
3 Kate Ritchie 6 385
4 John Harrison 6 381
5 Matthew Turner 5 336
6 Clare Wright 4 300
7 Gordon Cusworth 4 286
8 James Sheppard 4 275
Between Series 38 and Series 59, players were sorted by number of wins, then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums were not counted, and players with the same number of wins and points were sorted by highest score.

Finals progress

David Williams (1) vs James Sheppard (8) David Williams (1) vs Matthew Turner (5) Matthew Turner (5)
vs
Graham Nash (2)
Matthew Turner (5) vs John Harrison (4)
Kate Ritchie (3) vs Clare Wright (6) Clare Wright (6) vs Graham Nash (2)
Gordon Cusworth (7) vs Graham Nash (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
2798 26/06/2000 P Bruce Lambert 58 - 25 Esther Middleton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Penny Silva 75
2799 27/06/2000 P Bruce Lambert 28 - 62 Bob Knape Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Penny Silva 74
2800 28/06/2000 P Bob Knape 46 - 49 Frances Glassberg Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Penny Silva 85
2801 04/07/2000 P Frances Glassberg 42 - 55 Jim Dry Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Penny Silva 74
2802 05/07/2000 P Jim Dry 49 - 64 Jonathan Storey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Penny Silva 72
2803 06/07/2000 P Jonathan Storey 70 - 23 Bob Blackhurst Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 74
2804 07/07/2000 P Jonathan Storey 54 - 63 Kate Ritchie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 80
2805 10/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 66 - 29 John Payne Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 72
2806 11/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 54 - 38 Vi Robertson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 84
2807 12/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 63 - 21 Roger Dentith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 72
2808 13/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 58 - 21 Martin Bates Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Digance Damian Eadie 84
2809 14/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 52 - 29 Tony Ridge Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 71
2810 17/07/2000 P Kate Ritchie 29 - 65 Daniel Burton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 70
2811 18/07/2000 P Daniel Burton 38 - 43 Melanie Beaumont Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 68
2812 19/07/2000 P Melanie Beaumont 42 - 37 Lynette Grzonka Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 72
2813 20/07/2000 P Melanie Beaumont 49 - 60 Graham Nash Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 73
2814 21/07/2000 P Graham Nash 55 - 26 Bill Maskew Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Steel Gillian Evans 83
2815 24/07/2000 P Graham Nash 57 - 49 Tony Long Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Damian Eadie 75
2816 28/07/2000 P Graham Nash 63 - 36 David Duncan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Damian Eadie 73
2817 31/07/2000 P Graham Nash 72 - 36 Roger Robinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Damian Eadie 83
2818 01/08/2000 P Graham Nash 46 - 5 Sarah Newell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Damian Eadie 71
2819 02/08/2000 P Graham Nash 60 - 49 Jason Campbell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Damian Eadie 84
2820 08/08/2000 P Graham Nash 52 - 22 Jo Austin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Damian Eadie 72
2821 09/08/2000 P David Ellis 41 - 53 Michael Sharman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Andrea McLean Damian Eadie 74
2822 10/08/2000 P Michael Sharman 30 - 60 Martin Craven Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Andrea McLean Damian Eadie 73
2823 11/08/2000 P Martin Craven 46 - 55 Roger Perrin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Andrea McLean Damian Eadie 84
2824 15/08/2000 P Roger Perrin 53 - 57 Sheila Reid Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Andrea McLean Damian Eadie 75
2825 16/08/2000 P Sheila Reid 51 - 44 Tony Seaman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Andrea McLean Damian Eadie 84
2826 22/08/2000 P Sheila Reid 60 - 43 Irene Daley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Andrea McLean Damian Eadie 74
2827 23/08/2000 P Sheila Reid 41 - 67 David Williams Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 73
2828 24/08/2000 P David Williams 78 - 29 Tony McGill Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 83
2829 25/08/2000 P David Williams 72 - 41 Alistair Littlewood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 81
2830 29/08/2000 P David Williams 62 - 13 Rose Agnew Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 74
2831 30/08/2000 P David Williams 69 - 42 Marion Alexander Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 71
2832 05/09/2000 P David Williams 63 - 33 Mike Pilkington Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Susie Dent 81
2833 06/09/2000 P David Williams 59 - 36 Paul Coulson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Carol Barnes Susie Dent 75
2834 07/09/2000 P David Williams 65 - 41 Mark Dermody Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Carol Barnes Susie Dent 73
2835 08/09/2000 P Sybil Thomson 53 - 43 Debbie Turnbull Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Carol Barnes Susie Dent 84
2836 11/09/2000 P Sybil Thomson 46 - 30 Anthony Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Carol Barnes Susie Dent 72
2837 12/09/2000 P Sybil Thomson 26 - 59 Michele Backman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Carol Barnes Susie Dent 71
2838 13/09/2000 P Michele Backman 51 - 52 David Healey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Rick Wakeman Damian Eadie 76
2839 14/09/2000 P David Healey 40 - 67 Kris Jones Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Rick Wakeman Damian Eadie 72
2840 15/09/2000 P Kris Jones 41 - 45 Iain Macdonald Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Rick Wakeman Damian Eadie 73
2841 18/09/2000 P Iain Macdonald 39 - 33 Ann Masterson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Rick Wakeman Damian Eadie 71
2842 19/09/2000 P Iain Macdonald 57 - 47 Elaine Beale Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Damian Eadie 95
2843 20/09/2000 P Iain Macdonald 58 - 40 James Kennedy Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Damian Eadie 74
2844 21/09/2000 P Iain Macdonald 36 - 52 Pat Byrne Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Damian Eadie 74
2845 22/09/2000 P Pat Byrne 30 - 61 Bernard Mitchell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Damian Eadie 70
2846 25/09/2000 P Bernard Mitchell 61 - 40 Frank McDonnell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Damian Eadie 83
2847 26/09/2000 P Bernard Mitchell 47 - 60 Sue Line Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Damian Eadie 74
2848 27/09/2000 P Sue Line 27 - 66 Clare Wright Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Catherine Clarke 86
2849 28/09/2000 P Clare Wright 52 - 36 Bill Aitken Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Catherine Clarke 73
2850 29/09/2000 P Clare Wright 72 - 44 Roger Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Catherine Clarke 85
2851 02/10/2000 P Clare Wright 60 - 35 Karen Storey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Catherine Clarke 73
2852 03/10/2000 P Clare Wright 50 - 53 Murray Cooper Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Catherine Clarke 71
2853 04/10/2000 P Murray Cooper 36 - 42 John Thompson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Catherine Clarke 74
2854 05/10/2000 P John Thompson 42 - 45 Ben Ferry Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Angela Rippon Tania Styles 93
2855 06/10/2000 P Ben Ferry 38 - 64 Gordon Cusworth Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Angela Rippon Tania Styles 73
2856 09/10/2000 P Gordon Cusworth 53 - 30 Mary Bolton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Angela Rippon Tania Styles 76
2857 10/10/2000 P Gordon Cusworth 65 - 40 Paul Wood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Angela Rippon Tania Styles 82
2858 11/10/2000 P Gordon Cusworth 61 - 21 Fuad Ahmed Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Angela Rippon Tania Styles 74
2859 12/10/2000 P Gordon Cusworth 43 - 69 Audrey Clark Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Angela Rippon Tania Styles 85
2860 13/10/2000 P Audrey Clark 45 - 52 Bola Adelaja Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Tania Styles 74
2861 16/10/2000 P Bola Adelaja 71 - 38 Irene Rhodes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Tania Styles 77
2862 17/10/2000 P Bola Adelaja 38 - 51 Colin Cameron Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Tania Styles 71
2863 18/10/2000 P Colin Cameron 34 - 16 Kathleen Staines Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Tania Styles 72
2864 19/10/2000 P Colin Cameron 42 - 66 Andrew Ferguson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Tania Styles 83
2865 20/10/2000 P Andrew Ferguson 64 - 38 Terry Brannan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Tania Styles 72
2866 23/10/2000 P Andrew Ferguson 62 - 34 Tony Fodder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Susie Dent 94
2867 24/10/2000 P Andrew Ferguson 46 - 49 Helen Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Susie Dent 71
2868 25/10/2000 P Helen Smith 40 - 39 Sue Row Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Susie Dent 75
2869 26/10/2000 P Helen Smith 25 - 38 James Sheppard Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Susie Dent 72
2870 27/10/2000 P James Sheppard 70 - 60 Linda Dawe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Susie Dent 75
2871 30/10/2000 P James Sheppard 68 - 34 Alf Harris Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Susie Dent 70
2872 31/10/2000 P James Sheppard 64 - 47 Hemant Gujadhur Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 73
2873 01/11/2000 P James Sheppard 35 - 44 Paul Ellis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 73
2875 03/11/2000 P Paul Ellis 29 - 48 Mick Clithero Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 71
2876 06/11/2000 P Mick Clithero 58 - 60 John Harrison Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 75
2877 07/11/2000 P John Harrison 71 - 53 Sandeep Mazumder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Damian Eadie 86
2878 08/11/2000 P John Harrison 59 - 47 Pat Arnold Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Damian Eadie 72
2879 09/11/2000 P John Harrison 51 - 21 Gerry Rae Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Damian Eadie 84
2880 10/11/2000 P John Harrison 50 - 39 Laura Harker Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Damian Eadie 72
2881 13/11/2000 P John Harrison 46 - 36 Jack Griffiths Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Damian Eadie 74
2882 14/11/2000 P John Harrison 44 - 58 Angus Cook Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Damian Eadie 72
2883 15/11/2000 P Angus Cook 52 - 33 Raff Flackett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Damian Eadie 73
2884 16/11/2000 P Angus Cook 56 - 42 Peter Griffin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Damian Eadie 86
2885 17/11/2000 P Angus Cook 50 - 42 Ray Patching Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Damian Eadie 83
2886 20/11/2000 P Angus Cook 35 - 46 Chris Connan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Damian Eadie 72
2887 21/11/2000 P Chris Connan 51 - 49 Alison Padgett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Damian Eadie 72
2888 22/11/2000 P Chris Connan 44 - 42 Peter Brierley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Damian Eadie 76
2889 23/11/2000 P Chris Connan 32 - 34 John Barber Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Catherine Clarke 73
2890 24/11/2000 P John Barber 45 - 36 Jack Sutherland Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Catherine Clarke 85
2891 27/11/2000 P John Barber 43 - 59 Andrew Jackson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Catherine Clarke 71
2892 28/11/2000 P Andrew Jackson 52 - 57 Matthew Turner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Catherine Clarke 73
2893 29/11/2000 P Matthew Turner 59 - 46 Bob Ireland Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Catherine Clarke 72
2894 30/11/2000 P Matthew Turner 59 - 31 Margaret Sherwin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Philip Franks Catherine Clarke 75
2895 01/12/2000 P Matthew Turner 63 - 39 Wayne Allen Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Fern Britton Catherine Clarke 73
2896 04/12/2000 P Matthew Turner 52 - 33 Sarah Keane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Fern Britton Catherine Clarke 72
2897 05/12/2000 P Matthew Turner 46 - 51 Sid Sears Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Fern Britton Catherine Clarke 75
2898 06/12/2000 P Sid Sears 57 - 19 Nicky Petrie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Fern Britton Catherine Clarke 71
2899 07/12/2000 P Sid Sears 41 - 51 Stephen Briggs Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Fern Britton Catherine Clarke 75
2900 08/12/2000 P Stephen Briggs 66 - 36 Elsie Metcalfe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Fern Britton Catherine Clarke 73
2901 11/12/2000 P Stephen Briggs 69 - 45 Donald Lyons Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Anya Sitaram Richard Samson 73
2902 12/12/2000 P Stephen Briggs 45 - 55* James Aukett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Anya Sitaram Richard Samson 73
2903 13/12/2000 P James Aukett 50 - 51 Gill Munro Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Anya Sitaram Richard Samson 87
2904 14/12/2000 P Gill Munro 42 - 55 Robert Roden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Anya Sitaram Richard Samson 72
2905 15/12/2000 QF David Williams 62 - 46 James Sheppard Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Anya Sitaram Richard Samson 73
2906 18/12/2000 QF Graham Nash 60 - 50 Gordon Cusworth Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Anya Sitaram Richard Samson 84
2907 19/12/2000 QF Kate Ritchie 44 - 52 Clare Wright Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Susie Dent 82
2908 20/12/2000 QF John Harrison 45 - 55 Matthew Turner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Susie Dent 68
2909 21/12/2000 SF David Williams 40 - 57 Matthew Turner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Susie Dent 73
2910 22/12/2000 SF Graham Nash 70 - 53 Clare Wright Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Susie Dent 73
2911 25/12/2000 GF Graham Nash 89 - 69 Matthew Turner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Barry Cryer Susie Dent 128
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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