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Series 5

From Countdown

Series 5 ran from October 1984 to December 1984. It was the first series to broadcast on all five weekdays. Episodes were shown at 4:30 pm, and the series began with Championship of Champions I. The fifth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Peter Evans.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 John Wallace 8 404
2 Colin Pearce 4+1 255
3 Peter Evans 3 147
4 June Madell 3 146
5 Elizabeth Thomson 3 131
6 Jane Smith 2 112
7 Leslie Olson 2 106
8 Robert Violett 2 101
Numbers after "+" signs in the Wins column represent drawn games.
Between Series 3 and Series 20, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and drawing scores, but not losing ones.

Finals progress

John Wallace (1) vs Robert Violett (8) Robert Violett (8) vs June Madell (4) Robert Violett (8)
vs
Peter Evans (3)
Elizabeth Thomson (5) vs June Madell (4)
Peter Evans (3) vs Jane Smith (6) Peter Evans (3) vs Colin Pearce (2)
Leslie Olson (7) vs Colin Pearce (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
15–23 October 1984: Championship of Champions I
192 24/10/1984 P Michael Smith 24 - 49 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 67
193 25/10/1984 P Graham Jones 32 - 36 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 68
194 26/10/1984 P Jan Turner 39 - 37 Phillip Alder Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 74
195 29/10/1984 P Jan Turner 26 - 42 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 73
196 30/10/1984 P Sarah Hadaway 55 - 55 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 73
197 31/10/1984 P Sarah Hadaway 52 - 53 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 73
198 01/11/1984 P Pat Champion 24 - 66 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 72
199 02/11/1984 P Paul Hallan 37 - 39 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 71
200 05/11/1984 P Alan Woollard 29 - 25 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 80
201 06/11/1984 P Alan Woollard 42 - 56 Leslie Olson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 71
202 07/11/1984 P Roland Gardner 46 - 50 Leslie Olson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 72
203 08/11/1984 P Peter Evans 67 - 48 Leslie Olson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Nigel Rees Yvonne Warburton 73
204 09/11/1984 P Peter Evans 38 - 33 Daniel Shine Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 71
205 12/11/1984 P Stephen White 41 - 42 Peter Evans Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 74
206 13/11/1984 P Peter Evans 41 - 47 Jane Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 72
207 14/11/1984 P Haydon Crowe 18 - 65 Jane Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 69
208 15/11/1984 P Pam Fairless 48 - 34 Jane Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 69
209 16/11/1984 P Pam Fairless 51 - 52 Robert Violett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 86
210 19/11/1984 P Ken Yates 23 - 49 Robert Violett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
211 20/11/1984 P Nicholas Thompson 38 - 35 Robert Violett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 68
212 21/11/1984 P Nicholas Thompson 27 - 51 June Madell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 72
213 22/11/1984 P Lewis Jacobs 29 - 43 June Madell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 67
214 23/11/1984 P Keith Cloke 33 - 52 June Madell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 74
215 26/11/1984 P Richard Maddox 41 - 37 June Madell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
216 27/11/1984 P Richard Maddox 52 - 41 Rosalind Orr Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 78
217 28/11/1984 P Richard Maddox 25 - 46 John Wallace Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 71
218 29/11/1984 P John Wallace 58 - 55 Ian Channing Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 74
219 30/11/1984 P John Wallace 32 - 23 Margaret Johnson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 70
220 03/12/1984 P John Wallace 51 - 35 Lewis Murray Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Eve Pollard Yvonne Warburton 81
221 04/12/1984 P Johnathan Burrows 44 - 58 John Wallace Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 72
222 05/12/1984 P Barry Passfield 51 - 54 John Wallace Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 72
223 06/12/1984 P John Wallace 52 - 41 Denis Barber Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 70
224 07/12/1984 P Kath Cheetham 51 - 53 John Wallace Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 72
225 10/12/1984 P Elizabeth Thomson 46 - 42 Tony Shilton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 81
226 11/12/1984 P Adrian Moore 32 - 36 Elizabeth Thomson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 71
227 12/12/1984 P Elizabeth Thomson 49 - 30 David Appleby Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner John Junkin Yvonne Warburton 70
228 13/12/1984 QF John Wallace 49 - 67 Robert Violett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 69
229 14/12/1984 QF Colin Pearce 48 - 40 Leslie Olson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 83
230 17/12/1984 QF Peter Evans 49 - 38 Jane Smith Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 65
231 18/12/1984 QF Elizabeth Thomson 38 - 42 June Madell Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 80
232 19/12/1984 SF June Madell 25 - 47 Robert Violett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 69
233 20/12/1984 SF Peter Evans 53 - 43 Colin Pearce Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
234 21/12/1984 GF Peter Evans 87 - 71 Robert Violett Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 114

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