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Series 44

From Countdown

Series 44 ran from 26 December 2000 to 29 June 2001. The forty-fourth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley was won by Stuart Wood.

It was the penultimate series to be played under the 9 round format, as well as the longest 9-round series, comprising 131 episodes.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Kevin McMahon 8 498
2 Tim Robinson 7 451
3 Stuart Wood 7 401
4 David Hoskisson 6 390
5 Paul Hawkins 6 339
6 David Roe 5 337
7 Andy Porter 5 318
8 John Rainsden 5 302
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

Kevin McMahon (1) vs John Rainsden (8) John Rainsden (8) vs David Hoskisson (4) John Rainsden (8)
vs
Stuart Wood (3)
Paul Hawkins (5) vs David Hoskisson (4)
Stuart Wood (3) vs David Roe (6) Stuart Wood (3) vs Tim Robinson (2)
Andy Porter (7) vs Tim Robinson (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
2912 26/12/2000 P Robert Roden 35 - 42 Dave Ryan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 72
2913 27/12/2000 P Dave Ryan 45 - 47 Colin Mackay Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 74
2914 28/12/2000 P Colin Mackay 41 - 48 Avril Goodenough Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 83
2915 29/12/2000 P Avril Goodenough 53 - 61 Dom Glennon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 74
2916 1/01/2001 P Dom Glennon 46 - 28 Frank Parsons Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 84
2917 2/01/2001 P Dom Glennon 61 - 40 Josephine Keane Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 76
2918 3/01/2001 P Dom Glennon 57 - 62 Richard Leaper Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Joan Bakewell Damian Eadie 76
2919 4/01/2001 P Richard Leaper 58 - 61 David Hoskisson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Tania Styles 72
2920 5/01/2001 P David Hoskisson 70 - 23 Heather Harvey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Tania Styles 74
2921 8/01/2001 P David Hoskisson 61 - 44 Thomas Bailey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Tania Styles 73
2922 9/01/2001 P David Hoskisson 58* - 48 Charlie Gardiner Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Tania Styles 75
2923 10/01/2001 P David Hoskisson 45 - 30 David Watson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Tania Styles 74
2924 11/01/2001 P David Hoskisson 60 - 24 Darren Melling Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman David Jacobs Tania Styles 74
2925 12/01/2001 P David Hoskisson 45 - 47 Geoff Mundin Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Tania Styles 96
2926 15/01/2001 P Geoff Mundin 47 - 49 Stuart Anderson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Tania Styles 73
2927 16/01/2001 P Stuart Anderson 61 - 44 Ginny Clark Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Tania Styles 75
2928 17/01/2001 P Stuart Anderson 41 - 57 Bill Rennie Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Tania Styles 68
2929 18/01/2001 P Bill Rennie 48 - 40 Maureen Thomas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Tania Styles 70
2930 19/01/2001 P Bill Rennie 49 - 61 Lou Marriott Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Melvyn Hayes Tania Styles 85
2931 22/01/2001 P Lou Marriott 59 - 38 Ray Lucas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 84
2932 23/01/2001 P Lou Marriott 15 - 58 Andy Porter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 85
2933 24/01/2001 P Andy Porter 46 - 28 Doug Barraclough Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 71
2934 25/01/2001 P Andy Porter 55 - 37 Ian Linton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 75
2935 26/01/2001 P Andy Porter 49 - 41 Priscilla Chard Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 73
2936 29/01/2001 P Andy Porter 51 - 31 Mark Jones Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Geoffrey Durham Susie Dent 72
2937 30/01/2001 P Andy Porter 59 - 62 Ian Mullen Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alison Comyn Damian Eadie 74
2938 31/01/2001 P Ian Mullen 45 - 49 Gill Hales Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alison Comyn Damian Eadie 95
2939 1/02/2001 P Gill Hales 24 - 44 Tim Robinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alison Comyn Damian Eadie 78
2940 2/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 64 - 49 Stephen Rosenthal Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alison Comyn Damian Eadie 81
2941 5/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 49 - 35 Lorraine Gordon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alison Comyn Damian Eadie 74
2942 6/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 70 - 39 John Scott Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Janice Long Damian Eadie 83
2943 7/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 64 - 24 Liane Robinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Janice Long Damian Eadie 74
2944 8/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 56 - 40 Donald Mackay Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Janice Long Damian Eadie 70
2945 9/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 60 - 48 Philip Butterworth Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Janice Long Damian Eadie 74
2946 12/02/2001 P Tim Robinson 44 - 60 Ray McNamara Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Janice Long Damian Eadie 74
2947 13/02/2001 P Ray McNamara 48 - 49 Nicola Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Janice Long Damian Eadie 73
2948 14/02/2001 P Nicola Smith 63 - 58 Daryl Brooks Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Robert Powell Susie Dent 94
2949 15/02/2001 P Nicola Smith 34 - 38 Stephen Howe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Robert Powell Susie Dent 74
2950 16/02/2001 P Stephen Howe 42 - 24 Sandra Richards Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Robert Powell Susie Dent 73
2951 19/02/2001 P Stephen Howe 50 - 45 Nick Evans Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Robert Powell Susie Dent 74
2952 20/02/2001 P Stephen Howe 53 - 54 Elspeth Wilkes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Robert Powell Susie Dent 76
2953 21/02/2001 P Elspeth Wilkes 43 - 29 Peter Lovell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Robert Powell Susie Dent 71
2954 22/02/2001 P Elspeth Wilkes 43 - 49 Wilbur Notley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Catherine Clarke 71
2955 23/02/2001 P Wilbur Notley 45 - 31 Janet Egan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Catherine Clarke 83
2956 26/02/2001 P Wilbur Notley 31 - 38 Barrie Marsh Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Catherine Clarke 73
2957 27/02/2001 P Barrie Marsh 39 - 50 Ralph Lubkowski Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Catherine Clarke 75
2958 28/02/2001 P Ralph Lubkowski 43 - 39 Ita Moynihan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Catherine Clarke 73
2959 1/03/2001 P Ralph Lubkowski 69 - 48 Mansoor Undre Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lesley Graham Catherine Clarke 84
2960 2/03/2001 P Ralph Lubkowski 54 - 31 Pippa Field Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Victor Ubogu Richard Samson 76
2961 5/03/2001 P Ralph Lubkowski 43 - 62 Gordon Taylor Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Victor Ubogu Richard Samson 71
2962 6/03/2001 P Gordon Taylor 28 - 39 Heather Jenkins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Victor Ubogu Richard Samson 81
2963 7/03/2001 P Heather Jenkins 44 - 57 Kevin McMahon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Victor Ubogu Richard Samson 74
2964 8/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 56 - 28 Betty Whitear Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Victor Ubogu Richard Samson 74
2965 9/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 52 - 29 Brian Howard Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Victor Ubogu Richard Samson 74
2966 12/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 70* - 60 Gareth Fuller Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Richard Samson 86
2967 13/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 63 - 25 John Frankel Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Richard Samson 75
2968 14/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 68 - 13 Linda Clark Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Richard Samson 73
2969 15/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 74 - 52 Mark Sperinck Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Richard Samson 84
2970 16/03/2001 P Kevin McMahon 68 - 23 Julie Devine Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Richard Samson 73
2971 19/03/2001 P Neil Sparham 62 - 30 Roy Dennison Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Gloria Hunniford Richard Samson 76
2972 20/03/2001 P Neil Sparham 35 - 44 Stuart Wood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Gillian Evans 73
2973 21/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 48 - 44 Debbie Perry Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Gillian Evans 84
2974 22/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 51 - 46 Ellen Bartlett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Gillian Evans 73
2975 23/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 72 - 39 John Davies Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Gillian Evans 85
2976 26/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 49 - 43 David Thornley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Gillian Evans 71
2977 27/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 54 - 48 Terence Connolly Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tom O'Connor Gillian Evans 74
2978 28/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 45 - 34 Jayanti Bailur Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Gillian Evans 72
2979 29/03/2001 P Stuart Wood 38 - 52 John Rainsden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Gillian Evans 72
2980 30/03/2001 P John Rainsden 48 - 30 Carol Forde Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Gillian Evans 84
2981 2/04/2001 P John Rainsden 56 - 29 Dave Spall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Tim Rice Gillian Evans 82
2982 3/04/2001 P John Rainsden 45 - 37 John Place Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lionel Blair Damian Eadie 84
2983 4/04/2001 P John Rainsden 52 - 34 Jacqui Baker Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lionel Blair Damian Eadie 73
2984 5/04/2001 P John Rainsden 49 - 61 Stan Airey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lionel Blair Damian Eadie 72
2985 6/04/2001 P Stan Airey 52 - 32 Marje Ramson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lionel Blair Damian Eadie 74
2986 9/04/2001 P Stan Airey 48 - 52 David Short Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lionel Blair Damian Eadie 72
2987 10/04/2001 P David Short 62 - 44 Ernie Hulme Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Lionel Blair Damian Eadie 74
2988 11/04/2001 P David Short 56 - 54 Stephen Howe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bob Champion Susie Dent 86
2989 12/04/2001 P David Short 41 - 45 Wendy Coy Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bob Champion Susie Dent 92
2990 13/04/2001 P Wendy Coy 69 - 36 Christine Bowyer Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bob Champion Susie Dent 76
2991 16/04/2001 P Wendy Coy 26 - 55 Neil Cycon Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bob Champion Susie Dent 86
2992 17/04/2001 P Neil Cycon 64 - 32 Sue Small Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bob Champion Susie Dent 85
2993 18/04/2001 P Neil Cycon 47 - 42 Pete Buss Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Bob Champion Susie Dent 87
2994 19/04/2001 P Neil Cycon 56* - 46 Karen Kodish Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Damian Eadie Susie Dent 75
2995 20/04/2001 P Neil Cycon 35 - 52 Keith Edghill Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Damian Eadie Susie Dent 74
2996 23/04/2001 P Keith Edghill 44 - 45 Kenneth Bowers Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Damian Eadie Susie Dent 85
2997 24/04/2001 P Kenneth Bowers 22 - 42 Catherine Jones Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Kathryn Apanowicz Susie Dent 84
2998 25/04/2001 P Catherine Jones 42 - 48 Paul Hawkins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Kathryn Apanowicz Susie Dent 74
2999 26/04/2001 P Paul Hawkins 54 - 33 Steve Balderstone Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Kathryn Apanowicz Susie Dent 73
3000 27/04/2001 P Paul Hawkins 51 - 31 Raymond Reece Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 71
3001 30/04/2001 P Paul Hawkins 53 - 45 Dan Rutstein Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 76
3002 1/05/2001 P Paul Hawkins 55 - 30 Simon Dolley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 75
3003 2/05/2001 P Paul Hawkins 49 - 45 Jennifer Hewitt Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 71
3004 3/05/2001 P Paul Hawkins 29 - 69 Adrian D'Enrico Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 72
3005 4/05/2001 P Adrian D'Enrico 56 - 30 Bill Aspinall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Keith Barron Tania Styles 74
3006 7/05/2001 P Adrian D'Enrico 47 - 44 Julie O'Sullivan Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Tania Styles 70
3007 8/05/2001 P Adrian D'Enrico 48 - 53 Matthew Jenkins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Tania Styles 73
3008 9/05/2001 P Matthew Jenkins 42 - 41 James Stewart Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Tania Styles 74
3009 10/05/2001 P Matthew Jenkins 42 - 41 Steve Leonard Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Tania Styles 75
3010 11/05/2001 P Matthew Jenkins 27 - 47 Peter Wild Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Tania Styles 72
3011 14/05/2001 P Peter Wild 53 - 62 Debbie Allen Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Nigel Rees Tania Styles 76
3012 15/05/2001 P Debbie Allen 43 - 59 Steve Foster Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 83
3013 16/05/2001 P Steve Foster 43 - 49 Archie Webster Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 73
3014 22/05/2001 P Archie Webster 43 - 36 Ian Rann Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 80
3015 23/05/2001 P Archie Webster 40 - 50 Steph Hughes Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 75
3016 24/05/2001 P Steph Hughes 28 - 48 David Whiteman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 73
3017 25/05/2001 P David Whiteman 51 - 44 Raymond Cohen Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Richard Stilgoe Susie Dent 72
3018 28/05/2001 P David Whiteman 51 - 37 David Foreman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Susie Dent 74
3019 29/05/2001 P David Whiteman 41 - 54 Alison Moore Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Susie Dent 74
3020 30/05/2001 P Alison Moore 39 - 35 Lynn Barber Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Susie Dent 73
3021 31/05/2001 P Alison Moore 44 - 59 Stuart Moore Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Susie Dent 81
3022 1/06/2001 P Stuart Moore 45 - 49 Stevie Roberts Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Susie Dent 86
3023 4/06/2001 P Stevie Roberts 36 - 59 Andrew Penfold Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Simon Biagi Susie Dent 73
3024 5/06/2001 P Andrew Penfold 40 - 64 John Hedges Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alastair Stewart Catherine Clarke 75
3025 6/06/2001 P John Hedges 35 - 67 David Roe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alastair Stewart Catherine Clarke 89
3026 7/06/2001 P David Roe 51 - 20 Susan Kavanagh Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alastair Stewart Catherine Clarke 73
3027 8/06/2001 P David Roe 67 - 41 Brian Gentle Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alastair Stewart Catherine Clarke 82
3028 11/06/2001 P David Roe 57 - 47 Mike O'Rourke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alastair Stewart Catherine Clarke 74
3029 12/06/2001 P David Roe 54 - 39 Jackie Wilcock Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Alastair Stewart Catherine Clarke 73
3030 13/06/2001 P David Roe 41 - 49 Bruno Murray Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Catherine Clarke 84
3031 14/06/2001 P Bruno Murray 71 - 40 Susan Wade Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Catherine Clarke 73
3032 15/06/2001 P Bruno Murray 40 - 23 Leo Murray Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Catherine Clarke 70
3033 18/06/2001 P Bruno Murray 59 - 19 Pat James Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Catherine Clarke 72
3034 19/06/2001 P Bruno Murray 37 - 40 John Rawnsley Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Magnus Magnusson Catherine Clarke 70
3035 20/06/2001 P John Rawnsley 54 - 10 David Neale Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Damian Eadie 74
3036 21/06/2001 QF Kevin McMahon 45 - 50 John Rainsden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Damian Eadie 72
3037 22/06/2001 QF Andy Porter 51 - 61 Tim Robinson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Damian Eadie 81
3038 25/06/2001 QF Stuart Wood 60 - 36 David Roe Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Damian Eadie 73
3039 26/06/2001 QF David Hoskisson 68* - 58 Paul Hawkins Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Damian Eadie 74
3040 27/06/2001 SF David Hoskisson 27 - 39 John Rainsden Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Martin Jarvis Damian Eadie 73
3041 28/06/2001 SF Tim Robinson 36 - 49 Stuart Wood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Stephen Fry Damian Eadie 82
3042 29/06/2001 GF John Rainsden 48 - 59 Stuart Wood Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Stephen Fry Damian Eadie 127
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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